Ultimate Guide to Summer in Music City

With warmer weather just around the corner, get ready to enjoy the sunshine and all that Nashville has in store this summer! From the catchy tunes at CMA Fest to the delicious bites at Food Truck Feast – we’ve rounded up the hottest events for an unforgettable season. Let the festivities begin!

CMA Fest 

Dive into the heart of country music at CMA Fest! With a stellar lineup of artists across multiple stages in downtown Nashville, this four-day festival is the ultimate celebration of Nashville’s musical legacy. CMA Fest takes place June 6-9 2024. 

CMA Fest tickets can be purchased here. 

Photo taken from @cma on Instagram


Arrington Vineyards Music in the Vines

Immerse yourself in summer vibes with Music in the Vines at Arrington Vineyards. Bring your friends and family to listen to live jazz and bluegrass, enjoy food from local vendors -such as charcuterie boards and flatbreads- and sip on exceptional wines from Arrington vineyards. Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, enjoy live music. And mark your calendar for Food Truck Fridays from May to October – no tickets or reservations are needed! 

Arrington Vineyards is located at 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014. 

Photo taken from @arringtonvineyards on Instagram


Let Freedom Sing! 

Celebrate our country’s independence with FREE live music in the heart of Music City at Let Freedom Sing! The festivities kick off at 10:30 a.m. with the Fire Truck Parade, setting the tone for a day filled with local live music and exciting events. Among them is the highly anticipated Music City Hot Chicken Festival, a must-attend for hot chicken connoisseurs, which runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Then, finish the day off​​ with the most extensive fireworks display Nashville has to offer!

Let Freedom Sing! takes place in downtown Nashville. 

Photo taken from @nashvillebeatmedia on Instagram


Food Truck Feast 

Satisfy your taste buds this summer at the Food Truck Feast, which takes place at the Marketplace in East Nashville every Saturday in July – September from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. At the Food Truck Feast you can indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, enjoy live music, grab a cold one, and explore local vendors—all without paying admission!

The Food Truck Feast can be located at 400 Davidson Street.

Photo take from Visit Music City


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