EVENTS

 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in June, plus Wednesdays throughout the summer, beginning June 13. 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 Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Luke Combs, the Charlie Daniels Band, Craig Morgan, Chris Janson, and more! For Opry tickets and information visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Friday Nights & Saturday Afternoons – Musicians Corner

Centennial Park, 2600 West End Avenue. It’s Music City’s 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 Beer Garden serving Nashville’s local brews. Acoustic Friday nights 5–9 pm; Saturday afternoons 12 noon–6 pm. musicianscornernashville.com

June 1, 8, 15 and 19 – The Huckabee Show

30 Music Village Blvd., 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 2 – National Trails Day Statehood Hike

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Parkway. Learn how Tennessee became the 16th state admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. This will be about a mile hike on pavement, starting at 9 am. Bring water, and wear good walking shoes. Meet under the train trestle at the Visitors Center, 15 minutes before hike start time. tnstateparks.com

June 2, 16, 26, 30 – Nashville Soccer Club

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Cheer on Nashville SC in their home matches June 2 vs. Penn FC; June 16 vs. North Carolina FC; June 26 vs. Indy Eleven; June 30 vs. Atlanta United 2. All games at 7:30 pm. nashvillesc.com

June 2, 23 – Fairgrounds Speedway

Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Avenue. Come out and join us for our fourth and fifth race nights of the season! fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

June 3 – 33rd Annual Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’

First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Road. Sample all the homemade ice cream you can eat, and support the mission of the Martha O’Bryan Center to empower children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. Kid’s activities, live music, rain or shine 3–5 pm. marthaobryan.org

June 5-11, 21-24 – Nashville Sounds Home Games

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Take the family out to the ballgame for games June 5-7 vs. Reno; June 8-11 vs. Tacoma; June 21-24 vs. Round Rock. nashvillesounds.com

June 7-10 – 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. The Chevy Riverfront Stage returns with a packed lineup to keep attendees rocking from 10 am–5:15 pm each day. The Chevy Breakout Stage, in Walk of Fame Park, will entertain crowds from 10:30 am–4:55 pm. Some of the biggest names in Country Music from recent decades will perform at the Budweiser Forever Country Stage from 11 am–4:45 pm. The Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe will entertain fans daily from 10:45 am–4:30 pm. Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage, inside the Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena, will take place daily from 11 am–4:40 pm. Free nightly concerts at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater will start at 7 pm each evening through Saturday. cmafest.com

June 7, 12, 26 – Nashville Symphony Community Concerts

The Nashville Symphony will present free community concerts at area parks as part of their mission to bring music to everyone in Middle Tennesse. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and immerse yourself in an evening of popular classic favorites. Centennial Park (2600 West End Avenue) on June 7 at 7:30 pm; Southeast Park Greenspace (adjacent to Ford Ice Center) on June 12 at 7:30 pm; Two Rivers Mansion (3130 McGavock Pike on June 26 at 7:30 pm. nashvillesymphony.org

June 9 – City of Hope Celebrity Softball

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Some of Country Music’s biggest and hottest celebrities help City of Hope’s mission to cure and prevent cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. This year’s lineup includes Lauren Alaina, Naomi Judd, Trent Harmon, Tegan Marie, and HGTV’s “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott. cityofhope.org

June 9 – Second Saturday Planetarium Laser Shows

Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. Escape the heat and settle into the summer laze as you enjoy watching a wide array of music brought to life with incredible full dome digital imagery, brilliant lasers and millions of stars! See a single show or make it a full evening and buy tickets for all three shows! Laser Beatles at 8:30 pm; Queen at 9:30 pm; Dark Side of the Moon at 10:30 pm. sudekumplanetarium.com

June 15 – 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

June 15, 16 – 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 4–7 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 2–10 pm musical event features multiple stages set throughout the Bicentennial Mall filled with vendors, food trucks, a customized Children’s Pavilion (12 noon–3 pm), and much more. nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com

June 16 – Taste of Music City

Public Square Park, 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 17 – Vintage Base Ball

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. For this special day full of throwback fun, admission to the Game Field will be free to the public for two games, at 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some old-fashioned ball games on our newly expanded playing field. Vendors will be on site with ballpark fare for purchase as well as an organ grinder performing at the games! Admission to the games does not include general admission to The Hermitage. thehermitage.com

June 22-24 – 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

June 23-24 – Nashville PRIDE Concert and Festival

Public Square Park, Third & Union Streets. 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 24 – 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 FAB, a Beatles Tribute. 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

June 29 – 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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in July, plus Wednesdays throughout the summer, beginning June 13. 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 Craig Morgan, Chris Janson, the Oak Ridge Boys, Dustin Lynch, Steven Curtis Chapman, 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 this summer 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. Pack a picnic, bring your friends, lawn chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy free music. Wines available for purchase. arringtonvineyards.com

July 3 – Fireworks at Nashville Shores

4001 Bell Road. You’ll be seeing two shows in one with the beautiful reflections of color on Percy Priest Lake. Fireworks at dusk are included with a season pass or that day’s waterpark admission. nashvilleshores.com

July 3 – Thirth of July

North 12th Street between Ordway Place and Calvin Avenue. Come join us for an annual huge block party featuring friends and neighbors, four bands, food trucks and Yazoo beer. Discover what makes East Nashville the best neighborhood around. thethirth.com

July 4 – Music City Hot Chicken Festival

East Park, 700 Woodland Street. Celebrate the uniquely-Nashville dish, Hot Chicken, beginning at 10:30 am with a parade of fire trucks and free Hot Chicken samples to the first 500 people in line. Live music from local bands all day long while visitors can look on as six teams cook up their version of Hot Chicken in the Amateur Cooking Contest. Other edible options will also be available. The event ends at 3 pm when visitors make their way downtown for the annual fireworks display. hot-chicken.com

July 4 – Let Freedom Sing!

Downtown at Ascend Amphitheater, The Green at Riverfront Park. What better way to celebrate our country’s independence than with free live music in the heart of the city built on music? Enjoy a full day of family fun and an incredible fireworks show that has become one of the best July 4th events in the country! Climbing walls, water slides, samples, games, and so much more will keep every member of your family having a great time. An all-star lineup of Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, Lucie Silvas, Shannon Sanders, and the Nashville Symphony will perform, leading up to the incredible fireworks display accompanied to music from our Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony. musiccityjuly4th.com

July 4 – Red, White & Boom!

Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. Celebrate Independence Day with Science! Bring your family for an exciting day of live science demonstrations, hands-on science activities, live music, games, and food trucks. The nighttime event offers an unobstructed view of Nashville’s downtown fireworks, including a live feed of the Nashville Symphony’s accompaniment to the fireworks. adventuresci.com

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

First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Take the family out to the ballgame for games July 4-8 vs. Iowa; July 16-19 vs. Omaha; July 20-22 vs. Oklahoma City. nashvillesounds.com

July 7 – Red, White and Brew

Paradise Park Trailer Resort, 411 Broadway. Celebrate America and freedom 3–6 pm at this mid-summer fest. Admission includes live music, all you can eat burgers and tots, games, and a great rooftop space! Come dressed as your favorite American icon to showoff your red, white and blue spirit! Proceeds help The Tomorrow Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee award grants to local nonprofits serving children. cfmt.org

July 7 – Nashville Rollergirls

Nashville Expo Center, Sports Arena, 625 Smith Avenue. Doors open at 4:30 pm; Bouts begin at 5:30 pm and 7:15 pm. Admission: $15 ages 13+; $7 seniors 62+; military and children 7-12; free for children 6 and under; $5 cash only parking. nashvillerollergirls.com

July 7, 28 – Beachaven Winery

1100 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville. Jazz on the Lawn will feature The Consoulers on July 7, and Richard Waters featuring Stacy Mitchart Band on July 28. 6:30–9:30 pm. Pack a picnic, bring your friends, lawn chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy free music. Wines available for purchase. beachavenwinery.com

July 7, 25 – Nashville Soccer Club

Cheer on Nashville SC in their home matches July 7 vs. FC Cincinnati at Nissan Stadium; July 25 vs. Atlanta United 2 at First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Both games at 7:30 pm. nashvillesc.com

July 10 – Pinot with the President

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. Join us for a sunset wagon ride and exclusive after-hours access to the home of our 7th president! Guests can enjoy a quiet evening stroll through the gardens, walk through the first floor of the Mansion, visit the historic structures, and take a horse-drawn wagon tour of the grounds. Wine and cheese will be served outside on the lawn. Guests can arrive anytime during the event; the last wagon tour will leave at 8 pm. Admission does not include general admission to The Hermitage. thehermitage.com

July 13, 17, 27 – 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

July 14 – Super Cool Fun Fest

Cumberland Park, 592 South First Street. Celebrate everything 90’s with My So Called Band, and play favorite games including MTV Spring Break Dance Party, Skip It, Giant Jenga, 4 square, and Space Jam Knockout. Food trucks, beer, 21+ event.

July 14 – Fairgrounds Speedway

Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Avenue. Come out and join us for our “First Responders Race Night!” All First Responders will get in free with proper I.D. fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

July 14, 21 – Farm Fun Days

Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Road. Special activities will include goats for milking and feeding, homemade goat milk soap, fresh corn meal at the grist mill, leatherworking, basket making, spinning and fibers on July 14; Sheep shearing, beekeeping, weaving and textiles at the log cabins, Belgian horse team, and birds of prey on July 21. No pets please. tnagmuseum.org

July 14, 28 – 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. Pack a picnic, bring your friends, lawn chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy free music. Wines available for purchase. sumnercrestwinery.com

July 15 – 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.

July 20 – 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

July 27 – 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

July 27-29 – 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

July 28 – Music City Brewer’s Festival

Music City Walk of Fame Park, Fourth Avenue South. Sample some of the most respected brews from over 40 local, regional, national, and imported breweries! You can try beer here that is not normally available in Nashville. Live music entertainment all day, and a proceed of ticket sales goes to the Nashville Humane Association. Hours 5–9 pm and a 1-hour advanced VIP entrance from 4–5 pm.

July 29 – Vintage Baseball

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Parkway. The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through base ball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. Game times at 12 noon, 2:30 and 4 pm. tennesseevintagebaseball.com