EVENTS

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Wednesday (starting June 12), Friday and Saturday. Since 1925, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. While performances from both legendary entertainers and the latest country music acts are the norm, when you go to the Opry, you’ll also enjoy bluegrass bands, comedy, and more. See the new stars, superstars, and legends of country music on the stage where many of them got their start and some are experiencing the thrill for the very first time. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, and more! For Opry tickets and information visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Tuesdays Through Sundays – TN State Museum Highlights Tours

TN State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. Our free Museum Highlights tour is a great way to see some never-before-seen artifacts and hear some of the great stories of Tennessee history. Meet on the second level lobby area near the stairs every Tuesday through Sunday from 2–2:45 pm (except for holidays). tnmuseum.org

Friday Nights in June – Red Caboose Concert Series

Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue. Enjoy free concerts at the park; 7–9 pm. This is a fun event the whole family will enjoy. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket, and picnic basket. June 7: Sonja Hopkins & Friends (jazz); June 14: Gamble Valley Troubadours (Americana); June 21: San Rafael Band (Latin rock); June 28: Preston James Band (blues). nashville.gov

Saturday Evenings – Big Band Dances

Centennial Park Event Shelter. Spend your summer Saturday nights dancing and listening to live big band music played by a different 18-24 piece band each week. There are two free group dance lessons held 7–7:30 pm and 8:30–8:50 pm. One savory and one sweet food truck will be on-site. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic blanket. No alcohol. nashville.gov

June 1 – Nashville Health & Wellness Fest

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, 2700 Children’s Way. Main stage events and workshops will include a variety of fun wellness topics, such as a Puppy Pilates session by the Nashville Humane Association and a country music performance by Kylie Morgan. nashvillehealthandwellnessfest.com

June 1 – Taste of Music City

Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick Street. All-inclusive, one-price-admission food tasting extravaganza. Enjoy food, wine and beer with a focus on local flavors, plus live music throughout the event. Admission includes all food and beverage samples provided. tasteofmusiccity.com

June 1-2 – Tiny Living Festival

Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way. Tour tiny houses, mini campers, tear drops, skoolies, gypsy wagons, and other types of tiny homes. Enjoy tiny house celebrities, live music, fire performers, workshops, and more. 9 am–6 pm Admission is $35; free for children 12 and under. unitedtinyhouse.com

June 1-2, 12-14, 15-18, 29-30 – Nashville Sounds Home Games

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Take the family out to the ballgame for games June 1-2 vs. New Orleans, June 12-14 vs. Las Vegas, June 15-18 Salt Lake, June 29-30 vs. Oklahoma City. nashvillesounds.com

June 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 – Musicians Corner

Centennial Park, 2600 West End Avenue. Come out for a family-friendly weekly festival and giant lawn party with stellar music, a mix of Nashville’s best food trucks, free Kidsville activities, Dogville, and a local brew Beer Garden. Acoustic Friday nights 5–9 pm; Saturday afternoons noon–6 pm. musicianscornernashville.com

June 1, 22 – Fairgrounds Speedway

Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Avenue. Join us for Music City Outlaw Nationals on June 1, and First Responders Race Night on June 22. Admission: Adults $10; Senior & Military $8; Kids (6–12) $5; free for 5 and under. fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

June 4 – Open House at Dyer Observatory

1000 Oman Drive. Astronomers offer tours of the observatory and the Seyfert telescope at 9 and 10:30 pm. dyer.vanderbilt.edu

June 4, 14, 21 – The Huckabee Show

30 Music Village Boulevard, Hendersonville. Be part of a live studio audience and enjoy news, music, entertainment and fun with former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee and his special guests! Tickets are free. For ages 16+. Seating at 6:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome! Register online or call 833-HUCKABEE for more info. huckabeetix.tv

June 6 – Gulch Night Market

11th Avenue South and Laurel Street. Enjoy Nashville’s Gulch area with local artisans, food and drink vendors, entertainment, and a live DJ. Free admission, and dogs are welcome. Hours: 3–9 pm. gulchnightmarket.com

June 6-9 – CMA Music Festival

Downtown. The ultimate destination for Country Music fans from around the globe, featuring non-stop concerts, autograph signings, celebrity events, and more! Daily concerts on multiple stages, outdoor activities, free stuff, interactive games, surprises and more! Outdoor daytime performances are free and open to the public. cmafest.com

June 6, 13, 20, 27 – Movies in the Park

Elmington Park, 3531 West End Avenue. Come out for pre-movie fun, games, giveaways, food trucks and other vendors. Free movies begin at dusk.

June 13, 27 – Summer Cocktail Crawl

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. This fun walking tour takes you through our summer gardens and featured outdoor art exhibition Storybook Houses as you “crawl” from bar to bar, tasting signature craft cocktails along the way. There will also be food trucks, DJs, and lawn games. cheekwood.org

June 14, 15 – Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

This year’s event kicks off Friday with a “Bridging the Gap” Mixer and SoBro Block Party (5th Avenue South & Demonbreun) from 4–11 pm. The music-filled festival takes place at Bicentennial Capitol Mall Amphitheater on Saturday. Festival-goers can enjoy jazz, blues and R&B from local artists and national headliners. The 3–11 pm musical event features multiple stages set throughout the Bicentennial Mall filled with vendors, food trucks, a customized Children’s Pavilion, and much more. nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com

June 14-16 – American Artisan Festival

Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue. This art fair will showcase 150 artists from 35 states including fine art, painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, garden art, demonstrations and more. Visitors will also enjoy a line-up of live music from Nashville’s best singer-songwriters, free children’s art booths, and artisanal food and drink booths. americanartisanfestival.com

June 15 – Family Fun Day

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. This Father’s Day weekend there will be games and sports, including old-fashioned lawn games, from rolling hoops to a classic 3-legged race! Get a chance to play real 19th-century Vintage Base Ball with our home team, the Cumberlanders, as they scrimmage in the Orchard Field. Make your own custom kite and see whose can fly the highest. You will also be able to get a balloon creation from Anthony the Balloon Kid. This event is included in the admission to The Hermitage. thehermitage.com

June 21 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with local artisans, restaurants and shops, locally raised meats, freshly baked desserts, seasonal cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and more! All are welcome for live music and family-friendly activities. Free admission, 5–9 pm. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

June 21 – Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2520 Old Hickory Boulevard. Bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds, while three headlining acts perform on the main stage. No glass, large coolers, or alcohol. Bring blankets or camping chairs. Family-friendly. Dogs on a leash welcome. 7–11 pm, Tickets: $7–$25, include water, soft drinks and beer (adults 21+). Food available. warnerparks.org

June 21-22 – Nashville Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

Fontanel Nashville, 4125 Whites Creek Pike. In addition to balloons, Saturday will include live music, private bars, a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition, polo matches and a kids play area! Weather permitting, Friday night and Saturday morning and night will include riding in a tethered balloon. fontanel.com

June 21-23 – Nashville Flea Market

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue. Indoors and outdoors! You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month, at one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Free admission; parking $5. nashvilleexpocenter.org

June 22 – Water Lantern Festival

The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue. Experience the magic of thousands of lanterns reflected upon the water. Admission: $25-40. Hours: 6–10 pm. waterlanternfestival.com

June 22 – Monster Jam

Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way. This adrenaline-charged family entertainment event provides jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that always entertain fans. monsterjam.com

June 22-23 – Nashville PRIDE Festival

Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick Street. Tennessee’s largest LGBT Pride Festival features multiple stages, great food, VIP area, Youth area, Kids Zone, and over 200 vendors. Various ticket packages are available. nashvillepride.org

June 22, 26 – Nashville Soccer Club

First Tennessee Park. Cheer on soccer as they take on the Ottawa Fury on June 22, and New York Red Bulls on June 26. Tickets $15-25. nashvillesc.com

June 28-29 – Porter Flea Summer Preview & Market

Nashville Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue. Get an exclusive first look at all the best handmade goods from around the country. Market guests will also enjoy a few complimentary surprises from local shops and vendors. Admission: Friday night Preview Market $25, free parking; Saturday Main Market free admission, $5 parking. porterflea.com

June 29 – Fisk Food & Music Festival

1000 17th Avenue North. WFSK radio, Nashville’s home for smooth and contemporary jazz, presents a day of live jazz, local vendors and food trucks. Free, 2-9 pm. wfskfm.org

June 30 – Carnton Sunset Concert Series

Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. These historic grounds serve as a unique venue for friends and families to relax and listen to some of the area’s most talented musicians. The summer season opens with Johnny Cash Now. Gates open at 4 pm, music from 6-8 pm. Tickets may be purchased either in advance or at the door. Food and drinks are available for purchase or bring your own (including alcohol). boft.org