12 Summer Music Events

Nashville is known for music. We are Music City, after all. Music plays here 24/7/365 so we can't list every concert, or music event, but here are a few of the major music events occurring this season in Nashville. And if you need more, check out our upcoming concerts.

soundBox: the convergence of science and sound

This immersive exhibit at the Adventure Science Center explores sound and music in 15 hands-on and social experiences. Conduct the Nashville Symphony, visualize sound waves, test your vocal skills, jam out in augmented reality, and more! Build tones with your friends and adjust the volume with your height. See a pattern of your voice on a digital wall and convert your fingerprint into a unique song that you can share with your friends.

Nashville Sunday Night

Every Sunday, Lightning 100 showcases critically acclaimed national, regional, and local artists at the legendary 3rd and Lindsley during Nashville Sunday Night.

Saturday & Sunday, April-October
Music in the Vines
Arrington Vineyard

Enjoy live jazz music in the vineyard courtyard at Arrington Vineyards. It's a beautiful setting for a summer night or afternoon. Listen to some jazz, take part in a complimentary wine tasting, have a picnic, and enjoy the scenery.

Thursday & Friday, September
September Sundown

Musicians Corner is offering a free concert each Thursday and Friday in September at Centennial Park, with a special three-day weekend taking place September 23-25 in conjunction with AmericanaFest. Plus, there will be food trucks, local artisans, and Kidsville activities on-site to enjoy.

Tuesday, September 7-October 12
Courtyard Concerts

Every Tuesday, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free concert from 11:45am-1pm. The concerts will take place right in their courtyard. So grab some lunch and enjoy the weather while listening to some great live music.

September 17
Full Moon Pickin' Party

Under the light of the full moon, headlining acts play the main stage while bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds of the Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center. This family-friendly Full Moon Pickin' Party invites anyone to join in the music and all funds raised go to protect Warner Parks.

September 18-19
Nashville Pride Festival & Parade

The Nashville Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, September 18-19 in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. From face painting and carnival games to art projects and prizes, the Kids & Family Zone will provide fun for the entire family. This year's headliners include Salt N Pepa, Andreas Moss, Mike Maimone, Candi Stratton, and more.

September 21-26
Americana Music Festival and Conference

Each year the Americana Music Association gathers thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville. The festival will feature approximately 150 live music performances at 9 music venues from both established and emerging artists.

June 2022
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Join the 80,000 fans who flock to Manchester, TN, just down the road from Nashville, for Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. It's four days of festivities that will blow your mind. Over 150 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops, and more. It's pretty much an adult wonderland of music and art. Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and more played in past year's festivals.

June 9-12, 2022
CMA Fest
CMA Festival Luke Bryan

Every summer, thousands of country music fans from all over the world come to Nashville to experience CMA Festival - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more. Multiple stages throughout Downtown Nashville will host FREE live music during the festival.

July 4, 2022
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th
July 4, 2019 Fireworks over Broadway

What better way to celebrate our country's independence than with FREE live music in the heart of the city built on music? Add a full day of family fun and the largest fireworks show in Nashville history and you've got Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th.

September 2-5, 2022
Live on the Green
Live on the Green

Live On The Green is a free outdoor concert series, presented by Lightning 100, at Public Square Park in downtown Music City. The stage is always set up on the steps of the Plaza and the crowd gathers in the grassy area of Public Square Park to watch performances from local, regional, and national artists.