The summer season is fast approaching and most of us just can’t wait for it to start. The season promises so much fun in different places. In Nashville, it’s all about music. From the old days, Nashville has always been regarded as America’s favorite music city. This is because of the amazing concerts that are hosted in the city every year. Other than music, you should expect to taste some of the best local cuisines and have some great fun moments with your family.
Therefore, if you are looking to take a break this summer, you should attend one of the summer concerts in this historic city. The concert that you choose will help you loosen up as you dance and sing to your favorite tunes. Since there will be dozens of festivals hosted each week in different places during the summer period, it’s important to know which ones are the best. Here are our top picks:
- Free Community Concert (June 25)
There is no better concert to kick start the summer season than the Free Community Concert. Historically, Nashville is known to be a city that encourages the spirit of communitarianism. So, it makes sense for the Nashville Symphony to organize this concert at Key Park. Entry to the concert is free and you are guaranteed amazing music, fine foods, and family fun.
- Sunset Concert (June 30, July 28)
This summer, you have the chance to enjoy a double treat of the Sunset Concert. It’s a music concert that features renowned band groups. On June 30, the concert will feature Johnny Cash and on July 28, it’ll feature Journey Tribute Band. The venue for the concert will be the Carnton Plantation and the fun will begin at 6 pm. Advanced tickets for the concerts will retail at $12 and $5 for adults and kids respectively. In addition to music, there’ll be lots of family-fun activities and foods to enjoy.
- Jerry Lee Lewis (July 1)
Expected to be performing on December 10th, Jerry Lee Lewis will now be performing on July 1st at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Most of his fans in Nashville and the whole of Tennessee have been waiting for this moment. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will perform hits like ‘Breathless’ and ‘High School Confidential’ on July 1st. The concert is expected to attract the masses.
- Rob Thomas (July 9)
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will also see another big name perform there this summer. Rob Thomas will be hosting a mega concert on July 9th to promote his newest album, ‘Chip Tooth Smile’. He’s also expected to perform his old-time hit, ‘Matchbox Twenty’, that saw him rise to fame. The talented vocalist is one of the few solo artists who has taken the music industry by storm.
- Music on Main (July 18)
Simmons Bank will be presenting Music on Main Concert at Main Street Park this summer. The concert will be free and shall start at 6:30 pm till late at night. The key performers will be Entice, a band group that has shared a stage with some of RnB and soul music finest names like Rick James, Cameo, and Ohio Players. Other than lovely music treats by Entice, you’ll be treated to amazing dinners. From seafood and assorted vegetables to waffles and BBQs, the options will be many.
- Jazz on the Cumberland (July 21)
Are you a jazz fan? Would you like to listen to some classics? Then you should attend Jazz on the Cumberland. The festival is marked annually in Nashville and this year it’ll be on July 21st at Cumberland Park from 5:30 pm. It’s generally family-friendly. You can bring your kids together with your jazz buddies and get to experience the finest that jazz music has to offer. Lots of foods will be served on site and there will be amazing activities for the kids.
- Kirk Franklin (July 21)
The undisputed King of Hip-Hop Gospel Kirk Franklin will be performing some of his best hits in Nashville this summer. Some of the tracks to expect include ‘I Smile’, ‘Brighter Day, and ‘Imagine Me’. The concert is scheduled for July 21st at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The multi-Grammy award winner promises an exciting music experience and you’ll have a chance to go home with a copy of his recent hit, ‘Long Live Love’.
- Revival Weekend (August 1-3)
Young people with a passion for gospel music will be coming together in Newsong Nashville this summer for an amazing revival weekend. This is a yearly concert that brings together gospel musicians from different parts of the country. The concert promises to be explosive for all those who are crazy about urban gospel music.
- John Mayer (August 8)
Multi-Grammy award singer and songwriter John Mayer will be performing this August at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. He’s popularly known for hot rock hits like ‘New Light’ and ‘Current Mood’. For those who know John Mayer, he’s an entertaining performer just as much as he’s a gifted vocalist. If you are into the rock music culture, then you’ll like it at the concert. It’s one of those that you just want to continue to the next day and the day after.
- 2019 Sing! (August 19-21)
Every year, gospel singers, pastors, and other members of the Christian fraternity always look forward to the Sing Concert. 1n 2019, the concert is all about singing for Christ and living like Him. So, expect to sing aloud as you get inspired by great speakers like John Piper, Keith Getty, and John MacArthur.
- Backstreet Boys (August 26)
No one could have predicted that this legendary band will be back again on the same stage singing like the old good days. Well, it’s now official – Backstreets Boys will be doing a tour this summer and one of their stops will be Nashville. They’ll perform at the Bridgestone Arena on August 26. The aim of the tour is to promote their newest album, DNA. But still, expect them to perform their old-time hits after 15 years of silence.
Depending on your taste for music, Nashville will be hosting some of the best concerts this summer. So, you should look at the list for the one that you really like and attend it. All of them guarantee a musical experience like no other and so much fun for the whole family. Surely, theirs is no better way to pass a summer break than to have a merry moment at a Nashville concert.