Fun & Cheap Summer Event Series in Nashville

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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 2019 summer event series in Nashville. 

FUN & CHEAP SUMMER EVENT SERIES IN NASHVILLE


Dragon Music Sundays

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Listen to live music at Dragon Park every Sunday at this family-friendly event.

  • Day of the Week: Sunday
  • Occurrence: Weekly
  • From: May 19 to June 9
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Fannie Mae Dees Park (aka Dragon Park)

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Movies in the Park

photo credit: Nashville Scene

Watch favorite throw-back movies at Elmington Park for four Thursdays this summer.

  • Day of the Week: Thursday
  • Occurrence: Weekly (two showings)
  • From: June 6 to June 13
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Elmington Park

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Musicians Corner

Enjoy an acoustic performances each Friday and daytime fun for the whole family each Saturday.

  • Day of the Week: Friday and Saturday
  • Occurrence: Weekly
  • From: May 10 to June 29
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Centennial Park

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Free Community Concerts

The Nashville Symphony performs for free during these select dates in June at various locations.

  • Day of the Week: Various
  • Occurrence: Random
  • From: June 6 to June 26
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Various

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NightLight 615

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

  • Day of the Week: Thursday and Friday
  • Occurrence: Weekly / Monthly (varies)
  • From: May 16 to August 9
  • Price: $9-$15
  • Location: Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

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Movies Under the Stars with Cinema by JW

Start your week off with movies under the stars at Cinema by JW, an outdoor movie series on The Green at JW Marriott Nashville.

  • Day of the Week: Monday
  • Occurrence: Bi-Weekly
  • From: May 27 to August 26
  • Price: Free (must register in advance)
  • Location: The Green at JW Marriott Nashville

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Big Band Dance

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

  • Day of the Week: Saturday
  • Occurrence: Weekly
  • From: June 1 to August 31
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Centennial Park

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Summer Movie Series

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Flicks, brews, and pizza are all you need on the lawn during TailGate Brewery’s summer movie series.

  • Day of the Week: Friday
  • Occurrence: Weekly
  • From: May 3 to August 31
  • Price: Free
  • Location: TailGate Brewery (Charlotte Pike)

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Live on the Green

See some of the top music artists at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville at this well-attended music festival.

  • Day of the Week: Thursday plus Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Labor Day weekend
  • Occurrence: Weekly
  • From: August 15 to September 1
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Public Square Park

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Dive-In Movie Series

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Attendees 21 and over can slurp specialty frozen cocktails and devour popcorn at Pinewood’s monthly movie series by their outdoor dipping pools.

  • Day of the Week: Wednesday
  • Occurrence: Monthly
  • From: May 29 to September 18
  • Price: Free admission and popcorn
  • Location: Pinewood Social

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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
  • Occurrence: Monthly
  • From: May 12 to September 22
  • 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
  • Occurrence: Monthly
  • From: May 2 to October 3
  • Price: Free admission
  • Location: L27 Rooftop Lounge

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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
  • Occurrence: Monthly
  • From: May 17 to October 11
  • Price: $5 to $25
  • Location: Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center

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Yoga Buzz on the Rooftop

Yoga Buzz - rooftop yoga at acmePhoto Credit: Sanctuary Yoga

Practice free yoga on Acme’s rooftop with an experienced teacher from Sanctuary for Yoga.

  • Day of the Week: Saturday
  • Occurrence: Bi-weekly
  • From: May 4 to October 19
  • Price: $10
  • Location: The Rooftop at Acme Feed & Seed

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Night Market

Photo Credit: Nashville Farmers Market

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

  • Day of the Week: Friday
  • Occurrence: Monthly
  • From: June 21 to November 15
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Nashville Farmers’ Market

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Is a fun and cheap summer event series missing? Let us know in the comments!

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