Ah, summertime in Nashville! The city’s vibrant energy comes alive with various festivals, concerts, and cultural events. Here are some of the best Nashville summer events you should mark on your 2023 calendar.
CMA Music Festival
Kick off your summer with the country music event of the year, the CMA Music Festival, held in early June every year. This four-day extravaganza features performances from top country music artists and up-and-coming talents. It’s an incredible experience for music lovers with concerts, autograph signings, and artist interactions.
Nashville Pride Festival
Join Nashville’s LGBTQ+ community in late June for the Nashville Pride Festival & Parade, a colorful celebration of love and diversity. The festival includes live music performances, a parade, and a marketplace. It’s a vibrant event showcasing the inclusivity and diversity of our wonderful city.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Just an hour outside of Nashville, in Manchester, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival draws upwards of 80,000 visitors from across the country each year. This massive four-day festival in June features diverse musical performances, comedy acts, and art installations. It’s not just a concert; it’s a communal camping experience!
Fourth of July Fireworks
Nashville’s Fourth of July celebration is one of the biggest in the country. The day is filled with live music performances culminating in a spectacular firework display in the evening. Set against the backdrop of the Nashville skyline, it’s an unforgettable visual experience.
Tomato Art Fest
The quirky and fun Tomato Art Fest takes over East Nashville in August. This community event celebrates the beloved fruit (or vegetable, depending on who you ask) with a costume contest, parade, art installations, live music, and of course, delicious tomato-themed food.
Nashville’s summer 2023 events offer something for everyone, blending music, art, culture, and community spirit. So, get ready to soak in the Nashville summer vibe! Which event are you heading to this year?