Cool Things to do in Nashville this Summer


It is no contention that summer is the best season of the year and Nashville has no shortage of fun activities, all perfect for this season. Whether you prefer live music shows, hanging at the beach, or taking a stroll at the local parks, Nashville has it all. To get you ready for an unforgettable summer, the specialists at our limo service in Nashville have compiled a list of some of the coolest activities you can partake in this summer in the Music City.

We would also like to recommend employing the services of our car service in Nashville for all your summer trips this year and all subsequent years. Let a professional chauffeur take the wheel as you enjoy the deluxe amenities of our vehicles, revel in the company of your family/friends, and look forward to arriving at any one of these amazing locations. Now, let’s have a look at some of the coolest activities you can take part in this summer in Nashville.

Musicians Corner

This Live Music Venue is located along West End Avenue and here you get to enjoy live music every Friday all summer long at the Centennial Park. The purpose of this event/venue is to support local, upcoming artists by giving them a platform to showcase their talent. The event began back in 2010 and since then, over 1,000 up-and-coming artists have gotten the chance to showcase their material at the venue. Some of the most notable names include Drew Holcomb, Chris Stapleton, and Emmylou Harris. Drag the kids along and let them enjoy the designated Kidsville section in the Nashville Parthenon where they will get to participate in arts & crafts and musical activities.

Nashville Shores

It’s a hot season, and you probably want to cool off by making a splash. We recommend making your way to the Percy Priest Lake where you will get to enjoy an expansive waterpark that’s perfect for the entire family. You can expect to find a water slides, a large wave pool, a lazy river, and a water treehouse. The Aqua Park element was introduced in 2018 and features over 40 interconnected water components including action towers, monkey bars, and wiggle bridges. The Nashville Shores typically open from early May to Mid-September, so you have plenty of time to visit.

Hatch Show Print

Hatch Printers has been in business since 1879 and was the go-to printer for all Grand Ole Opry performers for decades. In 2014 the establishment was finally moved to the Country Music Hall of Fame from Broadway. The establishment offers paid tours to interested visitors who would like to witness old-school printing processes in action. However, it is absolutely free to walk through and look at all the old printers. On the first Sunday of each month, the business offers a family program where participants get to make their own print. Passes are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis and anyone above the age of 5 is welcome to participate.

Live on the Green

This is an annual outdoor event in Nashville that takes place at the Nashville Public Square Park; this year the event has been scheduled to take place between the 15th of August and the 1st of September. This musical event is hosted by WRLT Lightning FM, a local radio station. The event first came to light in 2009 and has since hosted more than 150 nationally-known and emerging artist. If you purchase a VIP ticket you get free accommodations at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Downtown for the duration of the festival.

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare at the Park is an annual Nashville tradition that takes place between summer and early fall. The show takes place at Centennial Park and is free for all, although attendees are encouraged to make a donation of their choice. This year the event will take place in two phases; the first between the 15th of August and the 22nd of September and the second between the 26th and 29th September. Performances you can expect to witness here include The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth, both with a modern twist to them.

Country Music Hall of Fame

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. If you bring several accompanying adults, your entry fees are cut down by 25 percent, so gather all your closest buddies. This cool museum exhibits memorabilia from notable country music artists including the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash, the Gentle Giant of Country Music, Don Williams, and much more. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame is a must whether you are a country music fan or not.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

You will find the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Downtown along James Robertson Parkway. This is a must-visit if you enjoy self-guided tours through nature. Virtually tour the state of Tennessee using the 200-foot map at the park; the 200-foot map commonly known as the History Wall takes you through the history of the state. You can also visit the World War II Memorial while you’re here and pay your respects to the brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice. Rangers at the park also offer free tours if you don’t feel like discovering the park alone.

Stones River National Battlefield

Head over to Murfreesboro and find the Stones River National Battlefield along the Stones River National Battlefield. This is a 680-acre battlefield dedicated to the Civil War. Grab a map at the visitor center and enjoy a guided tour. During the summer there are about two programs on a daily basis: ranger talks and walks between 11 am and 1 pm, followed by the caravan tour from 2 pm where you all get to follow a ranger in your vehicles. In October there are bike tours where participants bring their own bikes and ride through the battlefields every day from 9 am. Participants per day are limited to 35 per day and the spots fill up pretty first, so be early.

Posted on Jun 25th 2019

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