Fun & Cheap Summer Event Series in Nashville

July 8, 2021 | Advertising Disclosure | Our Partners may be mentioned in this article.

Summer is jam-packed with fun this year in Nashville, including these affordable event series. Some of these series last a month, while others span all the way to the fall. If you’re looking for something to do each week, look no further than this handy guide to fun and cheap 2021 summer event series in Nashville. 


Thursday Night Out

Grab a drink, listen to live music, and walk the grounds at Cheekwood during this relaxing Thursday evening option.

  • Day of the Week: Thursdays
  • Recurrence: Weekly
  • From: May to October
  • Price: $13-$20
  • Location: Cheekwood


Jazz on the Cumberland

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Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy some of the best local, regional, and national jazz artists.

  • Day of the Week: Sunday
  • Recurrence: Monthly
  • From: May to October
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Cumberland Park

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27 Live

Make your way up to the 27th floor of The Westin Nashville for 27 Live, a free live music series each month through October.

  • Day of the Week: Thursday
  • Recurrence: Monthly
  • From: May to September
  • Price: Free admission
  • Location: L27 Rooftop Lounge

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Yoga Buzz on the Rooftop

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Practice yoga on Acme’s rooftop during this popular summer series. All levels welcome!

  • Day of the Week: Sunday
  • Recurrence: Bi-weekly (first and third Sunday every month)
  • From: May to October
  • Price: $10
  • Location: The Rooftop at Acme Feed & Seed

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Night Market

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Shop with artisans and farmers late into the night and catch local acts on the main stage.

  • Day of the Week: Friday
  • Recurrence: Monthly (third Friday of every month)
  • From: May to November
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Nashville Farmers’ Market

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Full Moon Pickin’ Parties

Full Moon Pickin Parties - NashvillePhoto Credit: Friends of Warner Parks

Watch or perform at this monthly bluegrass event! Participate in jam circles and listen to main acts at Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center.

  • Day of the Week: Friday and/or Saturday
  • Occurrence: Monthly
  • From: May 21 to September 17
  • Price: Free to $25
  • Location: Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center

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Musicians Corner

Enjoy acoustic, outdoor performances on select weekends in June and September at Centennial Park.

  • Day of the Week: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (varies by week)
  • Recurrence: Weekly / Select Weekends
  • From: June to October
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Centennial Park

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Big Band on The Cumberland

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Dance and listen to live big band music at Cumberland Park. Get there early for free dance lessons!

  • Day of the Week: Friday
  • Occurrence: Weekly
  • From: July 9 to July 30
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Cumberland Park

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NightLight 615

NightLight 615 is Nashville’s 21+ outdoor movie series. If you need a retreat from all the kid-friendly events, give this a try.

  • Day of the Week: Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • Recurrence: Weekly / Monthly (varies)
  • From: August 5, 2021, to October 28, 2021 (10 dates)
  • Price: $10-$70
  • Location: Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park


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