Family Friendly Summer Concerts Near Nashville

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Outdoor concerts area perfect for warm summer nights with friends and letting the kids run loose. Music city has several free (or almost free) concerts planned for the season. Most have food trucks available as well so you can got ahead and check dinner off the to-do list too.

Family Friendly Summer Concerts Near NashvilleFamily Friendly Summer Concerts Near Nashville

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

    • This unique bluegrass music series is one of Nashville’s most popular outdoor events, attracting families, friends, and dog lovers from all over to hear local musicians play together under the full moon in one of Nashville’s more picturesque settings: Percy Warner Park. With events running May-September, you can enjoy traditional bluegrass music, fare from local food trucks, craft beer, and more, all summer long.

      Do you play a bluegrass instrument? We encourage you to bring your own instrument and join in on one of the many pickin’ circles throughout the night!

      B.Y.O. blanket or chair, a dog if you’d like (on a leash no longer than 6 ft), and snacks if you wish (no alcoholic beverages permitted).

    • Cost: $25
    • Location: Steeplechase Infield at Percy Warner Park
    • Dates: 6/17, 7/15, 8/12, 9/16, 9/17

Musicians Corner

    • Since 2010, Musicians Corner has provided free public access to live music in the heart of Music City. Located in beautiful Centennial Park, the series generally takes place in May / June and September each year.

      Over 1,500 artists have been showcased on the Musicians Corner stage, including legendary artists Emmylou Harris, Chris Stapleton, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Vince Gill, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

      Musicians Corner is a program of Centennial Park Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to preserve, enhance, and share the Parthenon and Centennial Park.

    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Centennial Park
    • Date: Saturdays in May & June and Thursdays in September

Nashville Symphony Free Community Concerts

    • Enjoy an evening of music under the stars when the Nashville Symphony comes to your local park! Fun for the whole family, this FREE community concert will include classical and popular favorites, along with prize giveaways and more. Pack a picnic and come celebrate the summer with us!
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Various (Antioch Southeast Greenspace, Key Park, Centennial Park, Cumberland University or Crockett Park)
    • Dates: 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/11, 6/12

Music in the Vines

    • Music in the Vines is the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon. Listen to free live jazz and bluegrass bands while enjoying delicious food from Simply Living Life. You won’t find a better place to relax and enjoy some music than Music in the Vines. There are no reservations required – just come out to have fun! With beautiful vineyard views and tasty food, you’ll be glad you came. And parking is always free.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Arrington Vineyards
    • Dates: Every Saturday & Sunday

Brentwood Summer Concert Series

    • Summers in Brentwood have always included Sunday night concerts at Crockett Park! We are excited to kick off the 2022 season on June 5 with a new band to Crockett Park, but with Brentwood connections, Monsters of Yacht. Next up, June 12 includes a return of the Nashville Symphony at 7pm. Opening for the Nashville Symphony will be the Brentwood Academy Singers at 6pm. Unfortunately, the music world lost Tim Akers to illness in 2021, but his band, “The Smoking Section” will be back for a July 4th performance for Brentwood’s Red, White, and Boom Celebration. The second annual BrentFest will round out the summer featuring a beer garden and a kids zone, and headliner Rubiks Groove on July 23.The 2022 Summer Concert Series will mark the 33rd year for the annual concert series. We want to thank our sponsors, bands, the local business community, residents, and City staff who make the summer concerts a success year after year.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Crockett Park
    • Date: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 7/4, 7/23

Carnton Sunset Concert Series

    • The Sunset Concert Series is back! Kicking off on June 26th, we have WANTED: The Bon Jovi Tribute Band. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks, and come enjoy the show! There will also be food trucks parked on the grounds for the duration of the performance. Alcohol is permitted and we will have a drink tent set up if you would like to purchase a drink. Pets are not allowed. Gates will open at 4pm. The concert will start at 6pm. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. In the event of rain, we will make every effort to reschedule.
    • Cost: $15.50/Adult & $5.50/Child
    • Location: Carnton Plantation
    • Dates: 6/26, 7/31

Pickin’ in the Park – Thompsons Station/Spring Hill

    • Pickin’ In The Park is a free community music event for all ages of the Thompson’s Station/Spring Hill. All events start at 5:30. Food trucks available.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Sarah Benson Park or Harvey Park
    • Dates: 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/18, 7/9, 7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10
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