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Summer Nights: The Best Free & Cheap Concerts in Nashville

Summer in Nashville means warm nights filled with the sounds of live music drifting through the air. Whether you're a local or just visiting, there's nothing quite like enjoying free & cheap outdoor concerts in Music City. We've compiled a list of can't-miss events!

1. Musicians Corner

When: Every Friday and Saturday in June and September

Where: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: Free

Details: Musicians Corner is a beloved Nashville tradition featuring a variety of local artists. It's a family-friendly event with food trucks, local vendors, and activities for kids.

2. Jazz on the Cumberland

When: Third Sunday of each month, May through October

Where: Cumberland Park, 592 S 1st St, Nashville, TN 37213

Cost: Free

Details: Enjoy smooth jazz with the stunning backdrop of the Nashville skyline. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening by the river.

3. Live on the Green

When: Thursdays in August and September

Where: Public Square Park, 1 Public Sq, Nashville, TN 37201

Cost: Free

Details: This popular series features big-name acts and local favorites. It's one of the biggest free concert series in the city, drawing music lovers from all over.

4. Full Moon Pickin' Party

When: One Friday each month, May through October

Where: Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37221

Cost: Free for kids under 12, $25 for adults

Details: While not entirely free for adults, kids get in for free. Enjoy bluegrass music under the full moon while supporting local parks.

5. Music in the Vines

When: Every weekend, May through October

Where: Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014

Cost: Free

Details: Just a short drive from Nashville, enjoy live music in a beautiful vineyard setting. Pack a picnic or purchase snacks and wine on-site.

6. Music at the Mansion

When: Select Saturdays, June through August

Where: Two Rivers Mansion, 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Cost: $5/Person or $20/car

Details: Enjoy a variety of musical performances at this historic mansion. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a fun and music filled night on the back lawn of the Two Rivers Mansion.

7. Lightning 100's Nashville Sunday Night

When: Sundays throughout the summer

Where: 3rd and Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

Cost: Free (select shows)

Details: While typically a ticketed event, Lightning 100 offers free entry to some of their live broadcasts. Check their website for specific dates and free shows.


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