August 2018 Guide to Family Events in Nashville!


August is here! Just because school is about to be in session doesn’t mean that the fun stops! There are plenty of awesome things to do as Summer comes to a close. As always, if we missed your favorite, add it in the comments! 


The Nashville Sounds 

The Nashville Soccer Club

The Tennessee Titans 

Arrington Vineyards

Arrington has dates all month long for their Jazz in the Courtyard and Bluegrass in the Barn concert series! 

Ascend Amphitheater 

August 12th: LSD Tour ft. Lucinda Williams, Steve Earl and Yoakam

August 19th: Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen

August 21st: Cake and Ben Folds 

August 24th: 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul

August 25th: NeedToBreathe

August 28th: Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld

August 29th: Leon Bridges 

August 31st: Widespread Panic

Adventure Science Center 

August 1st and 2nd: GSK Science in the Summer 

August 4th: Super Science Saturday: Blast Off

August 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th: Early Explorers

August 7th & 11th: Print It: Build-a-Bot Workshop 

August 9th: Print It: Become an Action Figure

August 11th: Second Saturday

August 12th & 16th: Design It: Suminagashi Paper-Marbling 

August 14th & 18th: Spirograph Keychain 

August 18th: Sensory-friendly Planetarium Show

August 18th: Family Day at OZ

August 19th: Make It: Custom LED Patches

August 21st & 25th: Make It: Glowing Crystal 

August 25th: Member Morning

August 25th: Yoga Under The Stars

August 25th: Family Fun Labs: Blast Off

August 30th: Teacher’s Night Out 

Bridgestone Arena 

August 1st: Rod Stewart

August 2nd: Sugarland

August 17th: Professional Bull Riders: Music City Knockout

August 24th: Keith Urban

August 25th: Def Leppard and Journey

August 30th: Michael W. Smith


Through August 30th: Thursday Night Out (Dogs welcome in August!)

Through September 2nd: Cracking Art

August 15th: Homeschool Day

August 16th: Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl

August 24th: Songwriters and Symphony Under The Stars

Country Music Hall Of Fame 

The Country Music Hall Of Fame is a busy place! In addition to the events listed here, make sure to check out the dates for their exhibits, Creative Zones, and concerts

August 3rd: Family Program: Beginning Banjo

August 4th: Family Program: Beginning Ukelele

August 4th: Hatch Show Print Block Party

August 5th: Family Program: Make Letterpress Art

August 10th: Family Program: Singing In Harmony for Beginners

August 11th: Community Pop-Up: Musical Petting Zoo at the Tomato Art Fest

August 11th: Family Program: Songwriting 101

August 17th: Family Program: Country Costumes

August 17th: Community Pop-Up: Musical Petting Zoo at Watkins Park Community CEnter

August 18th: Preschool Program: Song and Story Time 

August 18th: Family Program: Sew Bold Bookmarks

August 24th: Family Program: Beginning Guitar: Taylor Swift Style

August 25th: Family Program: Line Dancing Workshop

August 25th: Family Program: Making Waves at Historic RCA Studio B

August 31st: Family Program: Beginning Guitar Waylon Jennings Style

Festivals, Block Parties, Concerts, and Special Events 

Multiple Dates: Summer Movie Series at Tailgate Brewery

Multiple Dates: Yoga + Coffee

Multiple Dates: Free Yoga at Elmington Park!

August 9th: Live On The Green

August 9th – 12th: Shakespeare In The Park

August 10th – 11th: Tomato Art Fest

August 16th – 19th: Shakespeare In The Park

August 18th: Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party 

August 19th: Jazz on the Cumberland 

August 23rd – 26th: Shakespeare In The Park

August 24th: Full Moon Pickin’ Party 

August 25th: The Nations Annual Chili Cookoff

August 28th: Kamayan Feast

August 3oth: Live On The Green

August 30th – September 2nd: Shakespeare In The Park

Frist Art Museum 

In addition to these events, check out the list of exhibits

August 2nd: Music at The Frist: Sam Frazee and Hiptet

August 3rd: Music at The Frist: Sonja Porter Hopkins

August 9th: Music at The Frist: Mandolin Master Mike Compton

August 11th: Scout Us Out! Scouts Day

August 16th: Workshop: Drop-in Drawing

August 16th: Music at The Frist: The Contrarian Ensemble

August 17th: Music at The Frist: Vocalist Luna Morena

August 18th: Art Deco Affair

August 20th: Senior Mondays

August 23rd: Music at The Frist Tramaine Arte’Mis

August 23rd: PechaKucha Night, vol 29

August 24th: Music at The First: Singer-songwriter Rae Hering 

August 30th: Music at The Frist: Jazz Guitarist Geary Moore

August 31st: Music at The Frist: PT Gazell, harmonica virtuoso

Grand Ole Opry

Remember to check out the lineup at this historic venue, y’all! 

The Nashville Ballet

August 4th: Academy Audition

August 11th: School of Nashville Ballet Open House 

August 20th: Children’s Division Free Trial Week

Nashville Flea Market

August 24th – 26th at the Nashville Fairgrounds 

Nashville Symphony 

The Nashville Symphony is taking a well-deserved break for the month of August! Check back in September to see what shows are kicking off the Fall lineup! 

Nashville Zoo

August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th &31st: Kroger Safari Fridays

August 17th: August Member Night 

August 18th: Meet Me At The Zoo: Princesses

August 31st: Zoovie Night

Ryman Auditorium 

August 3rd: Dave Barnes

August 5th: Alejandro Escovedo and Hayes Carll

August 6th: Gordon Lightfoot

August 9th – 11th: Joe Bonamassa

August 12th: Amanda Shires

August 14th: Heather Land

August 15th: Happy Together Tour

August 17th: Toto

August 19th: Justin Townes Earle

August 22nd: ACM Honors

August 25th: Whitey Morgan

August 26th: Hasan Minhaj

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When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!


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