Things to Do in Nashville This August

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Nashville Outdoor Concerts and Music Festivals

Nashville Outdoor Concerts and Music Festivals

Although Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Festival in New York has been canceled, there are many outdoor music festivals and concerts still going off in Nashville without a hitch. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Music City loves a good music festival and there are several happening this month and next!

Music on Main in Goodlettsville (8/1)
Friday Night Live on Murfreesboro’s Square (8/2)
Fire on the Water Music Festival at Gallatin’s Lock 4 Park (8/3)
Brown Bag Lunch Special Concert Series at Centennial Park (8/14, 8/28)
Live on the Green (8/15, 8/22, 8/29-9/1)
Music at the Mansion at Rippavilla Plantation (8/16)
Full Moon Pickin’ Party at Warner Park Equestrian Center (8/16)
Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory (8/24)
Spring Hill Pickin’ in the Park at Harvey Park (8/24)
Deep Tropics Music, Art & Style Festival at Bicentennial Park (8/24-8/25)
AmericanaFest Music Festival & Awards (9/10-9/15)
OUTLOUD Music Festival in Midtown/Church Street area (9/14)
Pilgrimage Festival at The Park at Harlinsdale (9/21-9/22)
Dancin’ in the District at Nashville Riverfront (10/10)
September Sundown at Musicians Corner (Thursdays in September)
Music in the Vines at Arrington Vineyards (Fridays and Saturdays through October)
Ascend Amphitheater (check website for dates)

Other August Events in Middle Tennessee

If you haven’t filled your calendar with concerts yet, August is also the month for the Titans’ kickoff party, East Nashville’s beloved Tomato Art Fest, and so much more!

Teacher Appreciation Night at FGL (8/1)
Street Eats on Deaderick Street (8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29)
Live Trivia at Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace (8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29)
Nashville Sounds Home Games at First Tennessee Park (8/1-8/5, 8/15-8/18, 8/30-8/31)
Movie Night: The Craft at Full Moon Cineplex (8/2)
Swing Dance Lessons at Mt. Juliet Community Center (8/2)
2019 Music City Open (Disc Golf) at Ravenwood Country Club (8/2-8/4)
Fest of Nashville at Capitol View (8/3)
Tennessee Titans Inaugural Kickoff Party at Nissan Stadium (8/3)
Sacred Sound in Salt at Third Coast Salt (8/3)
Annual Avant-Garage Sale at The Arts Company Nashville (8/3, 8/10)
Literacy at the Laundromat at Hermitage Coin Laundry (8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31)
Nashville Pink Bridal Show at Music City Center (8/4)
ADVENTURE: Chromatics Gallery Opening Reception at Chromatics Photo Imaging (8/8)
2019 Cross Stitch Club Retreat at Hilton Nashville Airport (8/8)
John Mayer at Bridgestone Arena (8/8)
Midcentury Speed Dating at Fairlane Hotel (8/8)
Movie Night: Jason X at Full Moon Cineplex (8/9)
Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville (8/9-8/10)
Nana’s Naughty Knickers at Lakewood Theatre (8/9-8/11, 8/16-8/18, 8/23-8/25)
Treats & Trivia Night at Split Bean Roasting Co. (8/10)
Tennesse Naturalist Program at Cedars of Lebanon State Park (8/10, 8/24)
Saturday Night Blues Jam at Papa Turney’s BBQ (8/10, 8/17, 8/31)
Movie Under the Stars: 50 First Dates (8/12)
Queen and Adam Lambert at Bridgestone Arena (8/15)
Wilson County Fair at James E. Ward Agricultural Center (8/16-8/24)
Nashville Summer Train Show at First Baptist Church of Donelson (8/17)
Luau Party at Cedar Creek Marina (8/17)
International Food Festival at St. Joseph Church (8/18)
Writer’s Night at Phat Bites (8/21)
Nashville Flea Market at Fairgrounds Nashville (8/23-8/25)
Record Store Crawl in Nashville (8/24)
Parent’s Coffee at Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN (8/24)
Movie Under the Stars: Sleepless in Seattle (8/26)
Backstreet Boys at Bridgestone Arena (8/26)
Cold Brew Class at The Adopted Farmhouse Coffee Co. (8/30)
Cards and Coffee Game Night at Split Bean Roasting Co. (8/31)
Summer Tours at Two Rivers Mansion (each Mon, Thurs & Fri in August)
Live Recording Sessions at Imagine Recordings (every Saturday)

About the Author

My wife and I live in Donelson, where we both were raised and graduated from high school (DCA Classes of 1983 and 1984).  Our current home is on the Cumberland River, very close to my childhood home and the former homes of both my McDonald and Rice grandparents.

Our daughter and son are grown now, and our daughter, Stephanie Miller, is my real estate partner.  She lives in Lebanon with her husband and their two children.  While Stephanie and I specialize in the areas of Downtown Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, we have and do serve clients all over Middle Tennessee.

As a Nashville native, I’ve spent a lifetime watching our city evolve, and I am enthusiastic about showcasing it to others and serving their real estate needs.


1997 — 2000   Fleetwood HOA Board Officer

2013 — 2016   Rhythm at Music Row HOA Board Officer

2017   Greater Nashville Realtors: Housing Opportunities & Affordability Committee

2017 — 2018   St. Martin Square HOA Board Officer

2017 — 2019   Brentwood Photography Group Board

2018 — 2019   Senior Ride Nashville


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