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Things to do in Nashville Before Summer Ends!

Don’t miss out on these Nashville events before Summer ends!

As the temperature rises, so does the excitement, with an array of activities and events that make Nashville a top-notch summer destination. With non-stop live music shows, iconic Nashville restaurants, and a number of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences, Nashville has something for everyone.

Nashville promises to deliver an unforgettable summer experience. So, let’s dive into this vibrant city’s Summer events and discover exciting things to do in Nashville during the sunny months!


Broadway, the heartbeat of Nashville’s entertainment scene, is home to the famous honky-tonks. As the sun sets, Broadway comes alive with the sound of country, rock, and blues music spilling out onto the streets of downtown. Inside, you’ll find talented local musicians and bands showcasing their skills, performing everything from classic tunes to contemporary hits.

Make sure to hop on Gray Line Tennessee’s Nashville Night Time Trolley Tour, to see all downtown has to offer at night.

Food & Drink

Nashville’s culinary scene shines even brighter during the Summer months. From food festivals to unique dining experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a foodie looking to explore new tastes or simply in search of an unforgettable dining experience, Nashville’s food events promise to satisfy your appetite.

Food Truck Fest (July-September): Every Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm located in East Nashville (400 Davidson Street). While you enjoy the food from the many food truck options, there will be live music to listen to while you eat. Admission is free.

Tomato Art Fest (August 11/12): The Tomato Art Fest, held during late summer, is an entertaining art show dedicated to celebrating the beloved tomato. This is located in East Nashville’s Five Points area and it is completely free!

Wine on the River (September 9): Wine on the River is an event where you can sample wine, spritz, and beer from all different regions of the world! Enjoy live jazz music while you sample drinks from around the world. This is located on the river at the Riverfront Park.

Nashville Cocktail Festival (September 9): The Nashville Cocktail Festival is the state’s premier cocktail-making event, showcasing award-winning authors, artisanal spirits, handcrafted mixers, and the cutting-edge bartenders who bring it all together. For those who adore the craft of mixology, this is the perfect event!


Historic & Iconic Sites

Ryman Auditorium:

If there is one must-see site that captures the heart and soul of Nashville’s rich musical legacy, it’s the iconic Ryman Auditorium. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Ryman’s grand architecture and captivating acoustics create an intimate and immersive experience for all visitors. Stepping inside, you can almost feel the echoes of the past, as the stage has hosted some of the greatest country music stars throughout history. From Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton, the Ryman has been the hallowed ground for numerous renowned artists. Whether you’re a devoted music enthusiast or simply seeking a taste of Nashville’s cultural essence, a visit to the Ryman Auditorium promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Music City.


Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame:

The Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame stands as a tribute to the legendary figures who have shaped the genre and left a lasting mark on the world of music. Nestled in the heart of downtown Nashville, this iconic institution is a mecca for country music enthusiasts and history aficionados alike. The Hall of Fame’s extensive exhibits showcase a treasure trove of memorabilia, including stage costumes, instruments, and personal artifacts belonging to the genre’s biggest stars. Interactive displays and multimedia presentations provide a captivating and immersive experience, transporting visitors into the heart of country music’s captivating narrative. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer eager to explore the heritage of this beloved genre, the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame offers an unparalleled opportunity to pay homage to the luminaries who have contributed to the soulful soundtrack of America.


Be sure to check out the Discover Nashville Tour with Gray Line TN for the chance to see Nashville’s most iconic sites and landmarks, as well as admissions to the Ryman Auditorium and Country Hall of Fame!