June 21st is almost here which means the first day of summer is four days away! Get ready for new adventures, refreshing drinks, family outings, and most importantly, sunny days! After our horrendous ice storm this past winter, it is time to enjoy the pleasant weather of the outdoors. Continue to read for more information about summer events to attend in Nashville that will not leave your pockets empty!
First and foremost, most people enjoy music. What better place to listen to great music than Nashville? Nashville happens to have Musicians Corner. Musicians Corner is a free concert series that is held in Centennial Park each Saturday during the months of May, June, September and October. This concert series feature musical performances from some of Nashville’s finest artists. This event also includes family friendly activities for the little ones! From noon to evening, natives and tourists may taste some of Nashville’s award winning food trucks on the lawn. To top it off, this event is FREE! Find out the date of the next Musicians Corner by clicking Musicians Corner. Keep in mind that there are free concert series for practically every genre of music to attend if this one doesn’t catch your interest.
Now that we have partially covered the music scene, let’s proceed to the artistic scene of Nashville. The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm-9pm, Nashville hosts an Art Crawl. On this night, art galleries in the downtown Nashville area provides the public with free admission. During Nashville’s Art Crawl, the public may view the artwork of local visual artists featured in the Nashville Arts magazine. There are shuttle buses to transport people from gallery to gallery during the Art Crawl. It is a great way to support local artists as many of them are having their artwork featured in a gallery for the first time! Mark your calendar for next month’s Art Crawl!
Summer leisure activities don’t have to include extravagant vacations or even leaving the house for that matter. Like me, you may try to squeeze in some late night subject reviews or read books off of your personal “summer reading list.” Either way, education plays an important part in the enjoyment of your summer. Trust me, retaining information from school makes for a smoother fall semester! Anyhow, there are plenty of educational activities to do in Nashville for all ages. Libraries are a great place to start in your search for educational activities.
The Nashville Public Library hosts summer readings with great rewards for children, teens, and adults. To make reading fun, Nashville Public Library has it where your child and teen can get passes to an attraction of their choice (Wave Country, Nashville Shores, Centennial Sportsplex and others) by simply reading! They may also submit an entry to win an iPad mini. Lastly, the Nashville Public Library throws all of the summer readers a massive party at the downtown Nashville location. The adults may get in on the summer reading experience, too! Also, local libraries have many public readings from authors, musical/theatrical performances, and movie events during the summer. Visit your closest library or Nashville Public Library for more details. Most of the libraries activities and events are open to the public.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be a summer without a splash of water at some point during the blazing hot months of June and July! Find yourself a community pool to dip your toe in or visit a friend with a pool. Rent jet skis and boats from Nashville Shores or play capture the flag in a local park. Catch some waves at Wave Country or host a water balloon fight in your backyard. Whatever you do, make sure you have a blast doing it! Some will spend their summer studying abroad while others catch a movie in the park. Whichever way you choose to spend your summer, be sure to make it memorable!
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