Monday, May 23

Nashville's Summer Guide for Outdoor Events

There's nothing quite like sitting outside in your lawn chair, hanging with friends, listening to music and enjoying the day. That's probably one of my favorite things to do and thankfully there are plenty of places in Nashville to do just that.

Outdoor events are kicking off this summer season with music, art and movies almost every week until the fall. So mark your calendar and set a date for you and your friends to make some memories in Music City!

Remember to gear up on outdoor essentials so that you’ll be completely comfortable sitting under the trees. I’ve listed some of my favorites below including vintage picnic baskets, lawn chairs and the perfect outfit for outdoor entertainment.

Musician’s Corner
Musicians Corner is a central point, free and open to all, where Music City gathers to perform and enjoy its music. Music in all forms. Music to entertain us, build bridges within our community, welcome our visitors and connect us with the world.

When: Saturday afternoons May 7th – July 2nd & Sept 3rd – Nov 5th 3-6 PM
Where: Centennial Park
Free to the Public

Outdoor Concert Series at Crockett Park in Brentwood
Enjoy live music with your family, Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., in the incredible, state-of-the-art outdoor Eddy Arnold Amphitheatre. With lawn seating that can hold between 2,500-3,500 people, finding a spot won’t be a problem, but mark these days on your calendar because this is one Sunday evening treat you won’t want to miss!

When: Sunday Nights in June and July 7 PM
Where: Crockett Park Eddy Arnold Amphitheater
Free to the public

Full Moon Pickin' Party
Friends of Warner Parks presents the tenth season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2011.  These family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee's finest bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. Pickers form circles under the trees and around the grounds performing and jamming while several headliners are featured on stage.

When: Fridays – June 17, July 15, August 12, September 9, October 14 7-11 PM
Where: Percy Warner Park Equestrian Barn
Ticket information here.

Cheekwood Nights
Cheekwood will be the setting for a series of Friday night events that unfold as the sun drops behind the rolling hills of Nashville.   With musical acts of varying genres spread throughout the Garden, several different art exhibitions on view, and children’s activities in our studios, Cheekwood is the only place to be on the first Friday of every month. Each Cheekwood Night will culminate with a live concert on the lawn by local Nashville bands.

When: 1st Friday of the month June – October
Where: Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 
Ticket information here.

Nashville Scene's Free Movies in the Park
Join the Nashville Scene at our 16th annual Movies in the Park. This event kicks off at sunset every Wednesday night in June at Centennial Park and features fun treats, drinks and snacks from Lotus Energy, The Grilled Cheeserie, Cupcake Collection, Fleur de Lis, Moosehead Kettle Corn, Tin Can Treats, Chili Pop's, Moe's Southwest Grill and Joe's Crabshack.

When: Wednesday nights June 1st - 29th
Where: Centennial Park's Bandshell at Sunset

June 1: 500 Days of Summer
June 8: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
June 15: Sherlock Holmes
June 22: Despicable Me
June 29: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Free to the public

Vintage Wicker Picnic Basket, Western Belt Lawn Chair
Bustled Summer Dress, Quilted Picnic Blanket
Vintage Lawn Chair, Strawberry Shortcake Summer Dress
Vintage Ice Chest, All Natural Picnic Blanket
Leaf Necklace, Vintage Picnic Basket
Feather Moccasins, Vintage Wood Grain Metal Basket
Lawn Chair Stationary, Lawn Chair Necklace

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Rachel @ Rhapsody Attic said...

Thanks for the feature Beth, love your blog!! You've been shared on FB:)

Beth said...

Thanks Rachel!! :)

Mel said...

thank you for the feature. Love the blog.

Anonymous said...

F a b u l o u s! Always enjoy reading your stuff!

Chris S said...

Just ran across your article. Is this an annual event? Thanks.

Beth said...


Yes, all of the events are annual summer time favorites. Enjoy!