12 Summer Music Events

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.

CMA Fest Riverfront Stage
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.

Friday-Sunday, April 1-November 1
Live Music in the Wine Garden

Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music amidst the beautiful gardens of Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:30-3pm, beginning April 1 and ending November 1. Sip a glass of wine, take a stroll through the arboretum, and relish in the site's history for an unforgettable afternoon.

Various Dates, April-October
Skydeck on Broadway

The Skydeck on Broadway is the premier event venue offering an unparalleled culinary, entertainment, and concert experience. With its stunning views, vibrant atmosphere, and 20+ eatery options at Assembly Food Hall, it's the perfect backdrop for live music. The summer lineup ensures there's always something exciting happening, making each concert a unique adventure in the heart of Music City.

May 18-October 19
Bluebird on the Mountain

Every summer, The Bluebird Cafe travels to one of the tallest hilltops in Nashville to offer a night of live music under the stars. Hit songwriters play their best and your favorite songs at the entrance of the Dyer Observatory. Following the Bluebird on the Mountain Concert Series, the telescope is opened for visitors to get a closer look at the stars in the night sky.

Friday-Sunday, May 24-December 29
Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets Nashville has added a signature touch of Nashville to its shopping experience with live music from 12–4pm on weekends from May through December. Shoppers are invited to take a break and enjoy vibrant weekly busker performances from local musicians in The Green. 

May 31-September 13
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 will go to protect Warner Parks.

June 13-July 25
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman

Each year, the best of bluegrass music plays in the Ryman Auditorium's summertime concert series Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman, presented by Springer Mountain Farms. Don't miss performances from The Del McCoury Band, Daily & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and more. Before the show, everyone is welcome to participate in the FREE Pickin' on the Plaza concert, which will take place in the venue's plaza.

July 2-28
Cirque Du Soleil Songblazers

Step into the mesmerizing world of Cirque du Soleil's newest US touring show, presented in collaboration with Universal Music Group Nashville. This acrobatic and live musical performance combines the captivating artistry of Cirque du Soleil with the soul-stirring melodies of beloved country legends and contemporary stars. Tennessee Performing Arts Center will deliver the perfect harmony of grooves and moves during an unforgettable night of heartfelt stories and toe-tapping rhythms.

August 9-10
Tomato Art Fest
Tomato Art Festival Performance

The Tomato Art Fest is a vibrant celebration that pays homage to tomatoes in late summer. Situated in the bustling Five Points area of East Nashville, this free festival delights attendees with its multiple stages featuring live music, creating a lively atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

August 16-17
Deep Tropics

Deep Tropics is a vibrant festival that brings together creative artists, musicians, muralists, and tastemakers from around the globe, all set against the picturesque backdrop of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. This event celebrates music, art, and style, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of cultural expressions and innovative performances.

September 17-21
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 from established and emerging artists at nine venues.