Things To Do In Nashville - Summer 2021
Looking for things to do in Nashville this summer? We've got you covered! This list includes some of the newest hot spots and upcoming events Music City has to offer!
Fifth + Broadway
5th St and Broadway, Downtown Nashville
Covering an entire city block between the Ryman and Bridgestone Arena, the newly opened Fifth + Broadway features eats and entertainment for all ages. You can enjoy premier shopping at the Apple Store, Ariat, Free People, the Nash Collection (for all of your Nashville gear) to name a few. And the gigantic Assembly Food Hall is open to showcase local restaurant favorites like Hattie B’s, Shake Shack, Slim & Husky’s, Jeni's Ice Cream and much more... all while taking in the downtown views! This multi-level mecca is a must-see!
12th Ave South, Nashville
Nashville’s most walkable commercial strip is a mile-long stretch of 12th Ave South, where both sides of the street are lined with great restaurants, bars, coffee shops and boutiques. We definitely recommend spending a long afternoon enjoying this Music City hot spot!
Dare we try to name them all but there are a slew of artists coming to Nashville this summer! Ranging from country to R&B, to jam bands and everything in between, there is something for all music lovers to be entertained!
Here’s a short list of who’s coming to town: Old Crowe Medicine Show, Martina McBride, The Black Crowes, Luke Bryant, Alicia Keys, Greta Van Fleet, Phish, John Legend, James Taylor, Bryce Vine, Lil John, and Rod Stewart just to name a few (ha!). Hey, they don't call us Music City for nothing!
Music City has evolved into a “mural city” over the past few years. You can hop around the Gulch or East Nashville to find some of the most popular and Instagrammable murals, but you will spot beautiful painted walls all over the city!
Blended Wine and Arts Fest
If you have been missing the world of festivals, let Nashville introduce you to the Blended Festival this summer. Taking place August 13 - 14 at First Horizon Park, your weekend pass entitles you to live performances by acts like Kaskade and Lil’ Jon, a 100-foot long wine tent for tastings, celebrity chef demos, craft beer and cocktails, art displays, and adult games. “Blended” seems to be very fitting for this unique list of entertainment.
Take a Hike!
Nashville is fortunate to feature some excellent hiking trails close to the city center. Stroll along a flat paved path on Nashville's greenway trails, choose one of the hiking paths around Radnor Lake, or wander around the one-mile loop at Centennial Park to view all angles the scale-modeled Greek Parthenon. If you want to venture out a bit, head to Percy Warner Park or get lost in any of the beautiful state parks!
Nashville Sounds Game
After a year of no ball games, our AAA Nashville Sounds are back on the field! Even if you’re not “into baseball”, the First Horizon Park offers spectators a variety of entertainment other than watching the game. The Band Box bar in right field not only serves delicious food and drinks, but offers games to play like ping pong, corn hole, mini golf, giant Jenga, connect four pop-a-shot and shuffleboard.
Tomato Art Festival
Five Points, East Nashville
Put on your best “tomato attire” and hit the streets of Five Points for East Nashville’s biggest block party the weekend of August 13 - 14. Sure, the festival is based around the love of tomatoes but you will find arts and crafts of all kinds at the street lined vendor booths! And don’t forget to have a bloody mary (or two) while you’re there.