An extended stay for work doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the fun that Nashville has to offer. In fact, because many of our accommodations are located in or near downtown, you’ll actually be close to all the action. If your work will bring you to Music City in the near future, go ahead and start marking your calendar so you and your family can attend some of these Nashville events and make the most of your stay.
Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival – June 16 & 17
You may be a little too late to get tickets to Nashville’s biggest music festivals, CMA Fest and Bonnaroo, but there’s still time to add the jazz festival to your calendar. The festival will celebrate the diversity found in the Jefferson Street community, as well as all of North Nashville.
Taste of Music City – June 17
In Public Square Park, you can enjoy a huge food and drink festival that showcases some of the best chefs, restaurants, and beverage crafters in Middle Tennessee. With one ticket, you’ll receive unlimited samplings, so come hungry and make arrangements to get back to your accommodations safely!
Let Freedom Sing! – July 4
If you happen to be staying in town during Independence Day, then the Let Freedom Sing! celebration is where you need to be. Enjoy live music by some of Nashville’s biggest stars before watching one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. It’s fun for the whole family.
Tomato Art Festival – August 11 & 12
What started as a small gathering hosted by the Art and Invention Gallery has grown into one of the city’s biggest cultural events. Located in East Nashville, the Tomato Arts Festival includes food, fun, and music—and it’s all free. You’ll never experience another festival like it.
Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party – August 12
If you’re looking for Nashville events with wide open spaces, lush vineyards, and hot air balloon rides as an alternative to downtown celebrations, the harvest party is where it’s at. Bring the whole family and make new friends, as you enjoy live music, food, and wine at beautiful Arrington Vineyards.
Bluebird on the Mountain – Various Dates
The world-famous songwriter mecca, the Bluebird Café, takes its show to the mountains once a month throughout the summer and early fall. Take a carload up to Dyer Observatory between 8 and 10 pm on June 17, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 7 to hear your favorite hits sung by the writers themselves.
Believe it or not, this doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the fun that will take place in Nashville this summer, but it’s a good starting place! If you’d like to explore more options for Nashville events, this calendar will cover every single base.
As always, if we can be of any assistance during your stay with us, let us know. We’re happy to give directions and tips for any of these events and more.