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.

Concert Series: Every Saturday & Sunday, July-November
Jazz Music

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.

August 29
Record Store Crawl

Join the music enthusiasts exploring our city's record stores. Each patron receives pizza, beer, live music, a chance to look through fantastic music via some of the best records stores in the country, and so much more. Get on the bus and join the fun.

September 3-6
Live on the Green
Live on the Green

Live on the Green is a free concert series highlighting local and nationally known artists and performers. This year, Live on the Green 2020 will pivot to Live On MY Green FM Music Festival over Labor Day Weekend.

Concert Series: May-June, 2021
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner takes place each Saturday during the summer months. All events are free and open to the public at Centennial Park's South West lawn. Musicians Corner offers a great chance to enjoy local live music in a beautiful outdoor setting, with Kidsville, Dogville, MC Pub, food trucks, vendors, and local artisans. Also, the night before is Acoustic Friday Nights. It's free, too!

June 10-13, 2021
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.

June 17-20, 2021
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 last year's festival. 

July 4, 2021
Let Freedom Sing!
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 an incredible fireworks show and you've got Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. Stay tuned for next year's fun!

August 27-28, 2021
Deep Tropics: Music, Art, and Style

Experience creative artists, musicians, muralists, and tastemakers from around the world at the Deep Tropics: Music, Art, and Style festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

September 21-26, 2021
Americana Music Awards and Festival

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.