7 Summer Outdoor Concert Series to Attend

Summer is full of local outdoor concerts for you and your family to enjoy. Here is a list of outdoor concerts taking place all summer long in Williamson County.

1. Music in the Vines

6211 Patton Rd, Arrington

Bring a blanket and some picnic food and a special someone. Arrington Vineyards offers live music on Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 4pm-8pm and Sundays 2pm-6pm. Plus, once a month, they host cigar night with live music.

See the complete schedule here.

Arrington offers two live music locations on the property. They host live jazz groups in the pavilion by the main tasting lodge and live bluegrass bands by the Grand Barn. Both music events are free! Come out and enjoy the vineyard grounds with family and friends while listening to great music and enjoying award-winning wines.

Arrington Vineyards has a deck, patio, barn loft (seasonal) and pavilion with seating plus the grounds have many picnic tables.

2. Music in the Meadow, Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

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545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood

The Cam Pierce Band is performing Friday, June 28. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnics, hikes and meeting the owls; Music starts at 7:00 pm.

Early Bird Tickets: $15 / person ($20 at the door); $100 / carload (up to 6/vehicle)
Add-On: $25 / reserved picnic table (seats 6)

Cam was born in a place a lot of folks only see in magazines or on postcards the majestic Pacific Northwest. He’ll tell you it’s every bit as beautiful and inspiring in real life as on paper. His connection to nature is what makes the opportunity to play in the meadow at Owl’s Hill even more special.

3. Carnton Summer Series

1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin

The Battle of Franklin Trust has announced the dates and lineup for its annual Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly, summer tradition providing outdoor concerts on the east lawn of Carnton. This year’s schedule includes fan-favorite musical acts:

  • Sunday, June 30: Johnny Cash Now
  • Sunday, July 28: Resurrection: A Journey Tribute

Event gates open at 4 p.m., and concerts take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests may bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Food and beverage, including alcohol, is permitted. Food trucks and a drink tent with beer, wine and cocktails will also be onsite. Pets, tents and grills are not allowed. Parking is free and available on site.

On June 30, tickets are $5 for children ages 6-15, $10 for adults in advance and $12 at the gate. On July 28, tickets are $5 for children, $12 for adults in advance and $15 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at Carnton or Carter House, as well as online at www.boft.org. In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to reschedule the concert. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Food trucks and vendors available: Grilled Cheeserie, The Sweet Bean, Ugly Burger, Edelweiss Boutique, Puckett’s Trolley, Pandy Cotton Candy, TN Cobbler Co., Tchoupitaulas Street Cones, South Street Coffee and Cousins Main Lobster.

4. Crockett Park Series

Crockett Park, Eddy Arnold Amphitheater
1500 Volunteer Blvd, Brentwood

The free concert series begins at 7 p at Crockett Park on Sunday evenings. Don’t worry about feeding the family, you can find various food trucks at each concert.

On the Fourth of July concert, the event will be held on the 4th of July no matter what day of the week it falls.

  • June 9 – Rubiks Groove
  • June 23 – Sixwire
  • July 4 – Red, White and Boom in Brentwood featuring The Kadillacs
  • July 14 – South Street Players

5. Spring Hill Pickin in the Park


4001 Miles Johnson Parkway, Spring Hill

The annual Spring Hill Pickin’ in the Park live music series will enter its seventh season this year, and now is the time for local musicians to get their names on the performance schedule.

Pickin’ in the Park is an outdoor, family-friendly event sponsored by the Spring Hill Parks & Recreation Department, featuring local musicians and songwriters of all kinds in and around the Spring Hill area. Most shows are held at Harvey Park, 4001 Miles Johnson Parkway, in Spring Hill, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each month, May – September.

The 2019 Pickin’ in the Park dates are:

June 22
July 27
August 24
September 28

6. English Rain at Mellow Mushroom

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317 Main Street, Franklin

The English Rain, a Beatles cover band will host its series of free outdoor concerts outside at Mellow Mushroom on the second Saturday of the month.  Grab a chair, order a pizza and enjoy the free concert on Main Street. It’s a Franklin tradition you can’t miss. Music starts at 6:45 and ends at 9 p.

Summer dates:

  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14

7. Bluebird on the Mountain

Vanderbilt Dyer Conservatory
1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood

On one of the tallest hilltops in Nashville, the concerts are scheduled around glorious sunsets on the portico of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, food, and drink and relax on the Observatory’s front lawn to enjoy a fabulous evening of sunset, music, and stars. After the performance, when the stars begin to shine, the telescope is opened for visitors to cap their night with views of celestial wonders. Buy tickets here. 

Dates and artists for our 2019 series are:

  • June 22 Thom Schuyler, Fred Knobloch, Tony Arata, Jelly Roll Johnson
  • July 27 Steve Seskin, Sinclair & friend
  • August 24 Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird
  • September 21 Beth Nielsen Chapman, Ashley Cleveland & friend
  • October 5 Bill Montana, Randy Montana & friend

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