2022 Nashville Events and Attractions

Ready to relax, listen to some music, soak up some Tennessee sunshine and take in some Nashville events this year? Well, c’mon! The welcome mat is out.

For Nashville Soccer Club and Nashville Sounds home schedules, scroll to the end of the post.

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Credit: Ryman.com

An annual tradition with its biggest season ever brings some of the most respected names in bluegrass to this hallowed hall for a night of lightning-fast picking.
June 30–Dan Tyminski
July 7–The Earls of Leicester
July 14–Dailey & Vincent
July 21–The Steeldrivers with Troubadour Blue
July 28–Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Bluegrass Under the Stars
July 1 & 2–Cheekwood

The July 1 features Rhonda Vincent with O’Connor Lee; the following night brings together the Grascals and Arrowood. Tickets are $65 for non-members.

First Saturday Art Crawl
July 2

Downtown Crawl. Based on the Avenue of the Arts (that’s 5th Avenue N. between Church Street and Union Street, more than 20 galleries participate in this monthly event. You can expect free snacks and live music as you roam about.

Wedgewood-Houston Crawl. Although it’s a bit smaller (approximately 12 galleries) and more decentralized, nice weather makes for a fun walkabout. Expect to be welcomed with refreshments as you tour the collections. Diskin Cider and Jackalope Brewery are right in the neighborhood.

Music City 4th: Let Freedom Sing

New Years Eve fireworks in Nashville
Photo credit: Melinda Gales

Actually the music and family activities start on July 3 downtown. Then…touted as the largest fireworks displayed in the U.S., Nashville also begins the evening with a bang. This year’s concert line-up features the Nashville Symphony, Old Dominion, Cassadee Pope, Levi Hummon and Gramps Morgan. It’s truly a night Nashville shines and the festivities are FREE.

Lifest
July 28-30

Christian music festival held in Bon Aqua, TN with acts including Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Skillet, Sidewalk Prophets, Mac Powell, Cain and others.

Music City Grand Prix
August 5-7–Downtown

Grand Prix car
Photo: Music City Grand Prix FB page

Grand Prix racing roars back into Nashville with one of the most unique courses on the circuit including passes over the Cumberland River. Tim McGraw kicks off the event with a headlining concert.

AmericanaFest
September 13-17

Diverse musical talents come together for this annual event with this year’s roster boasting Asleep at the Wheel, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Jerry Douglas Band, James McMurtry, Miko Marks and Rissi Palmer, among others.

Nashville Sounds

Nashville Sounds baseball park
Photo: FirstHorizonPrk/Twitter

Even if you don’t like baseball, a trip to First Horizon Park in Germantown can be a blast. They keep things lively, there’s a good selection of food from local restaurants and the people-watching is free. Visit the website for game times and to discover special promotions in play.

June 28, 29, 30 July 1, 2, 3 vs. Indiana
July 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 vs. Memphis
July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 vs. Charlotte
August 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Gwinnett
August 30, 31 September 1, 2, 3, 4 vs. Memphis
September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 vs. Jacksonville
September 26, 27, 28 vs. Memphis

Nashville SC

Photo: Nashville SC

Celebrating its first season at the marvelous GEODIS Park, fans loooove them some soccer.

July 3, 7:30pm vs. Portland Timbers
July 13, 7:30pm vs. Seattle Sounders FC
July 17, 7:30pm vs. Los Angeles Football Club
July 30, 7pm vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
August 6, 7pm vs. Toronto FC
August 14, 7pm vs. Minnesota FC
August 21, 7:30 pm vs. FC Dallas

And while you’re here:

♦Where to Go to Hear Songwriters Performing
♦Complete Guide to Lower Broadway’s Honky Tonks
♦Fun Activities for the Whole Family

 

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