There are so many Summer Event Series going on in Nashville this year! Some are veterans, some are new, some last a month and some last thru fall! It is hard to keep track of everything going on so here is a list to check out!
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Each year, the Nashville Scene hosts Movies in the Park, which takes place each Thursday in June at Elmington Park. It is a free event that starts at 5pm and the movie begins at dark. You will find food trucks, vendors and games… all you need to bring is your blanket!
Nashville Dancin’, formerly known as Dancin’ in the District, is back this year at Riverfront Park. It is free of charge and runs every Thursday from June 12th through July 31st. Doors open at 5, music starts at 6 and you can expect to find great live music, food trucks, beer and good times!
LIVE ON THE GREEN
If you are a local, you know about Live on the Green! Lightening 100’s amazing and free concert series returns for another season! This year will be a little bit different than years past with four Thursdays in a row filled with music from 5p-11p with the first one on Aug 14th. The grand finale will be an all weekend music festival September 4-6.
The Frist Center hosts an annual summer event series called “Frist Fridays” each summer. Here you can enjoy live music, snacks, drinks, and check out the exhibits going on that month. Frist Fridays take place the last Friday of June, July, and August.
FULL MOON PICKIN PARTIES
This summer event series will kickoff May 16th, 2014 and will be held monthly through October. The Full Moon Pickin’ Parties feature bluegrass music including jam circles and main acts on stage!
Musicians Corner takes place each week during the months of May, June, September and October at Centennial Park. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly! It starts at noon with the main event from 1:30-5. Pre-show activities usually consist of food trucks, beer and wine garden, and “Kidsville” activities.
EAST SIDE HOOTENANNY
This event takes place in East Park and runs for 6 weeks starting Saturday May 24th. The Hootenanny is free and goes from 4pm to 10pm. You will find local bands, food trucks, craft beer and vendors.
BIG BAND DANCES
Dance your way through June, July and August at Centennial Park! Big Band Dances will host live music each Saturday from 7:30p to 10p. The event is fun and free so put your dancing shoes on!
SECOND SATURDAY OUTDOOR CINEMA
Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village will show a classic film the second Saturday of each month this Summer, June through September. The outdoor cinema will be in the parking lot of Belcourt and is free. Movies begin at sundown!
GRASSY KNOLL MOVIE NIGHTS
The Grassy Knoll Movie Nights are back! The kickoff event is on Sunday, May 11th. The event runs once a month on a Sunday, May through October from 7pm to 11pm. Movie starts at sundown!