EVENTS

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in August, plus Wednesdays through August 8. 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 Rascal Flatts, Chris Janson, Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels Band, Trace Adkins, and more! For Opry tickets and information visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Saturday Evenings – Big Band Dances

Centennial Park Event Shelter. Spend your Saturday nights dancing and listening to live big band music played by some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Each week features a different 18-24 piece band playing big band, jazz and swing music. There are two free group dance lessons held 7–7:30 pm and again 8:30–9 pm. One savory and one sweet food truck will be on-site. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. No alcohol. nashville.gov

Saturdays and Sundays – Arrington Vineyards

6211 Patton Road, Arrington. Music in the Vines features live jazz in the courtyard by the main tasting lodge, and bluegrass bands by the Grand Barn. Saturdays 4–8 pm, Sundays 2–6 pm. arringtonvineyards.com

Tuesdays at 6 pm – Yoga in the Park

Elmington Park, 3531 West End Avenue. Grab your yoga mat and head to the park on a Tuesday evening to enjoy a free, one-hour yoga class (weather permitting). All levels. King of Pops will be selling pops after each yoga class and $1 per pop sold will be donated to Thistle Farms! kingofpops.com

August 3-11 – Williamson County Fair

Williamson County Agricultural Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. You’ll find plenty of attractions for the entire family – from farm animals carefully groomed and blue ribbons proudly on display to the Midway’s exciting rides. Enjoy entertainment every day on the main stage and bluegrass stage, plus special events including agriculture demonstrations, fireworks, challenges and various contests and competitions. Mouth-watering fair foods include the world’s largest turkey legs, jerk chicken, catfish plates, fried macaroni and cheese, red velvet funnel cake, chocolate dipped bananas, and much more! williamsoncountyfair.org

August 4 – Fairgrounds Speedway

Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Avenue. Come out and join us for our “5 Dollar Back to School Family Night.” fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

August 4-8, 16-22 – Nashville Sounds Home Games

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Take the family out to the ballgame August 1-3 vs. Fresno; August 4-7 vs. Sacramento; August 13-16 vs. Round Rock ; August 17-19 vs. New Orleans; August 31 vs. Memphis. nashvillesounds.com

August 4, 5, 25, 26 – Events at The Hermitage

4580 Rachel’s Lane, Home of President Andrew Jackson. August 4-5: Women of The Hermitage: Sit under the shade with Rachel Donelson Jackson and hear tales of her adventurous life and marriage to Andrew Jackson. Learn about the enslaved women like Hannah, Betty, and Gracie who struggled to maintain a life and family despite their hardships. August 12: Native Americans & Jackson: Explore the dark and complex history of Native Americans during the Jacksonian period. Speak with expert historians about native alliances, experiences, and eventual Indian Removal. August 18: The War of 1812: Militia soldiers tell stories of serving with General Jackson and the pivotal Battle of New Orleans, musicians play songs and ballads of the era, and children can play period games on the lawn. August 25-26: The Business of Horse Racing: Explore the stories of horse trainers and jockeys who managed President Jackson’s racing stables and helped build the plantation you see today. All free with admission. thehermitage.com

August 4, 18 – Beachaven Winery

1100 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville. Jazz on the Lawn will feature Rhythm Kings on August 4, and Tina Brown on August 18. 6:30–9:30 pm. beachavenwinery.com

August 3, 10 – 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

August 9, 16, 23, 30, 31 – Live On The Green

Public Square Park, downtown Nashville. The historic Metropolitan Courthouse serves as a fantastic backdrop for these free concerts, showcasing Nashville’s emerging musical talent and well-known national acts. Headliners August 9: Dispatch; August 16: Cold War Kids; August 23: Trampled By Turtles; August 30: Dr. Dog; August 31: X Ambassadors. liveonthegreen.net

August 10, 11 – Tomato Art Fest

Historic 5 Points, East Nashville. Celebrate the beloved fruit/vegetable at this costume-friendly, family event! Put on your most stunning (or outlandish) tomato ensemble and join the fun, imagination, play, music, food trucks, live art, games and contests galore. Friday evening 6–11 pm, and Saturday 9 am–9 pm. tomatoartfest.com

August 10, 25, 28 – Nashville Soccer Club

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Cheer on Nashville SC at their home matches August 10 vs. Ottawa Fury; August 25 vs. Bethlehem Steel; August 28 vs. Richmond Kickers. All games at 7:30 pm. nashvillesc.com

August 11 – Nashville Rollergirls

Nashville Expo Center, Sports Arena, 625 Smith Avenue. Admission: $15 ages 13+; $7 seniors 62+; military and children 7-12; free for children 6 and under; $5 parking. nashvillerollergirls.com

August 11, 12, 26 – Vintage Baseball

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Parkway. The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball promotes living history by bringing 19th century base ball to life using the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. Games will also be played August 12 at Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. Free for spectators. tennesseevintagebaseball.com

August 14-18 – Cheatham County Fair

Cheatham County Fair Grounds, Ashland City. Features fun for the entire family including children’s activities, entertainment, music, pageants, rides, agricultural exhibits, chickens, goats, pets, and a wide variety of food and attractions. Head to the Arena for go-kart races, demolition derby, ATV races, “mini super” sanctioned tractor pull, mud racing, and pony mud bog.

August 17-25 – Wilson County Fair

James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon. The largest county fair in Tennessee will light the sky with fireworks at 10 pm every night. Each year brings new exhibits and activities, and there’s absolutely something for everyone including racing pigs, a train museum, Fiddlers Grove events, the Mighty Midway, competitions, animal shows, creative and cultural arts, rose show, farm crops, food contests, kids events, antique car show, demolition derby, talent contests, rooster crowing contest and special events. Ronnie Milsap will perform on August 20, and Confederate Railroad on August 21. wilsoncountyfair.net

August 17 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with various 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. 5–9 pm. Free admission. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

August 18, 30 – Titans Pre-season Football

Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way. Come cheer on the Tennessee Titans August 18 vs. Buccaneers at 7 pm; August 27 vs. Vikings at 7 pm. titansonline.com

August 19 – Jazz on the Cumberland Concert Series

Cumberland Park Amphitheater, 592 South First Street. Enjoy great live music, the Nashville sunset, and watch the downtown skyline light up overlooking the Cumberland River. You’ll hear some of the area’s best local, regional, and national jazz artists. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Fun for the entire family, with a kid’s play zone, including a climbing wall, playground, and water slides. This is a free evening event (5:30–8 pm) with plenty of free parking in Lot R, under the pedestrian street bridge.

August 20-25 – Robertson County Fair

Robertson County Fair Grounds, Springfield. The 151st annual fair begins with an old fashion parade featuring local celebrities, local bands, community floats and classic cars. The week is filled with events, competitions and talent shows, a rodeo, sanctioned tractor pulls and a world class demolition derby. Dine on southern barbeque, Polish sausage, turkey legs, bucket-o-fries and many other fair delicacies. robertsoncountyfair.com

August 24 – 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

August 24-26 – Nashville Flea Market

Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 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. Dealers and vendors from 30 states. Free admission; parking $5. nashvilleexpocenter.org

August 25 – Sumner Crest Winery

5306 Old Highway 52, Portland. Celebrate Southern Summer Nights with live music, and view the collection of antique and classic cars on permanent display. 6:30–9:30 pm. sumnercrestwinery.com