Nashville is awesome in all seasons, but there’s something about summer that makes the city particularly cool. Southern summers are hot enough to make you want to spend a lot of time indoors, but Nashville has enough going on outside that you won’t mind being cooped up when you’re inside. Here are some cool things to do this summer in Nashville, TN!
The CMA Fest, the world’s longest-running country music festival, allows fans to participate in a variety of events honoring and honoring country music’s heritage. Artist meet-and-greets, concerts, tailgating, games, and other activities are available to fans. A percentage of the revenues will benefit the CMA Foundation, which is dedicated to providing high-quality music education to the future generation.
Tickets available at cmafest.com
American Artisan Festival
Centennial Park Bandshell, TN 37203
Handmade art, food trucks, artisan beverages, and live music will be available to attendees. There will also be a musical performance in the spirit of Nashville. Free creative space will be available to children.
Ashland City Summerfest
July 7 – 11
Summerfest is a yearly 4-day festival held at the 20-acre Riverbluff Park along the Cumberland River in Ashland City, TN. Festivities include a family-oriented carnival, nightly music, arts, crafts, food, game booths, and fireworks at the conclusion of the week.
Let Freedom Sing! Nashville’s July 4th celebration
Old Dominion, Gramps Morgan, Cassadee Pope, Levi Hummon, and others will perform at the FREE Let Freedom Sing! concert on July 4, 2022. Downtown Nashville hosts a Music City July 4th celebration. The biggest fireworks extravaganza in Nashville history will be held this Fourth of July, with the pyrotechnics synced to a live performance by the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony.
Music City Hot Chicken Festival
700 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Hot chicken will be available from a variety of local restaurants. A fire engine parade, local merchants, and an amateur cookery competition will also be held. Friends of Shelby Park & Bottoms will get 100% of the funds.
Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival
This event honors and celebrates Jefferson Street’s musical legacy. Attendees may enjoy music and shop businesses from North Nashville in addition to the music. The Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (J.U.M.P.) is a non-profit organization committed to the economic growth and regeneration of North Nashville.
Tickets available at eventbrite.com
Williamson County Fair
Williamson County AgExpo Park.
Franklin has an annual county fair. Guests may enjoy fireworks, a pig birthing display, a cultural arts exhibit, and more during the fair in addition to the rides and attractions.
Tickets available upon entry or at WilliamsonCountyFair.org
First Saturday Art Crawl
The First Saturday Art Crawl is a monthly event held in Downtown Nashville on the first Saturday of each month from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. At most of the destinations, there will be fantastic art galleries, street art, live music, and complimentary beverages. This event is completely free and accessible to the general public. Everyone is welcome, however, you must be 21 years old or older to drink.
Tomato Art Fest
Five Points, East Nashville
A tomato art display, a parade, a home-decorating contest, and more await attendees. People of all ages will be able to enjoy tomato-themed cuisine and live music.
The annual September Sundown is featured at Musicians Corner, an annual outdoor music event in Centennial Park. Local performers, food trucks, Kidsville, Musicians Corner Pub, and merchants will perform at this event series on Friday and Saturday evenings in September. The event is free and accessible to people of all ages.
AmericanaFest: Americana Music Festival & Conference
During AmericanaFest: Americana Music Festival & Conference, Nashville is the place to be for music fans and industry professionals. There’s something for every level of music fan, whether you just want to see some incredible live performances or attend in-depth seminars given by major music business influencers.
Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival
Cumberland Park East Bank Landing
This fun event for the whole family helps the Cumberland River Compact. Dragon boat racing, entertainment, live music, community education programs, and more await visitors. Admission is completely free.
Pilgrimage Festival 2022
Park at Harlinsdale Farm
The Pilgrimage Festival began in 2015. Harlinsdale Farm, only a short walk from downtown Franklin, hosts the event every year. The event is family-friendly and concludes each night at 8:00 p.m. If you enjoy music festivals, put this on your calendar for 2022. Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste, The Avett Brothers, and many others are on the 2022 schedule!
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