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Summer in the City


Posted by Jay Watson on Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer in Nashville is hot. In fact, the only thing hotter than summer in Nashville right now is . . . Nashville itself. Lately it seems like every single hot list includes Music City. Travel + Leisure recently named Nashville one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2014” and Condé Nast lists Nashville as one of their 2014 “destinations you don’t want to miss out on.” A great story in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month outlined “A pitch-perfect long weekend in Nashville” covering everything from hot honky-tonks to haute cuisine.

It’s true, Nashville is a great place to visit – but it’s an even better place to live.  When you live here, you don’t have to try to squeeze in all of Nashville’s fabulous offerings into one long weekend. You can explore great neighborhoods like 12th South or East Nashville, or see where you can go on the Nashville bus system. Students have the added advantage that many of Nashville’s offerings – like the bus system – are free or discounted to students.

Summer + Music City = Awesome

Whether you’re coming to Nashville for a campus visit, getting here early for first-year move in on August 16, staying on campus for summer research, or you’re in the city for some other reason, here is a list of summer happenings that are helping to keep Nashville hot.

Event – Movies at Elmington Park: Frozen
June 26
Elmington Park

Exhibit – Watch Me Move: The Animation Show
June 6 – September 1
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Concert – Katy Perry
June 27, 7:30 pm
Bridgestone Arena

Theatre – Passing Strange
June 13 – June 30
Street Theatre Company

Concert – Vince Gill
June 26, 7:30 pm
Ryman Auditorium

Sports – Nashville Sounds Baseball
Through August 27
Greer Stadium

Concert – Yonder Mountain String Band
July 3
Ryman Auditorium

Event – Music City Hot Chicken Festival
July 4
East Park

Concert – 2014 Music City July 4th Celebration, featuring Billy Currington, Ashley Monroe, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
July 4
Downtown Nashville

Event – Full Moon Pickin’ Party at Percy Warner Park
July 11, August, 8, September 5
Percy Warner Park

Concert – Beck
July 14 & 15
Ryman Auditorium

Exhibit – Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access
May 16 – November 9
Country Music Hall of Fame

Event – Ice Day
July 26
Nashville Zoo

Theatre – Grease
June 12 – July 20
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre

Concert – Ray LaMontagne
July 25
The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel

Event – Franklin Art Crawl
First Friday of each month
Downtown Franklin

Concert – Miley Cyrus
August 7
Bridgestone Arena

Theatre – As You Like It
August 14 – September 14
Shakespeare in the Park, by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Sports – NFL Preseason Football: Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans
August 9
LP Field


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