The Ultimate Nashville Bucket List
- Live on the Green music festival – weekly free concerts on Thursdays at the end of each summer that culminates in a weekend long festival in front of the Nashville courthouse
- Arrington Vineyards – 20 minutes outside of downtown is the most romantic vineyard perfect for dates or weekend family outings. Bring your own food and purchase a bottle or flight of wine and lounge with one of the best sights in Nashville.
- Franklin, TN – only a 30 minute drive from downtown is the historic town of Franklin. Stroll Main Street or participate in one of the town’s many festivals throughout the year. You will feel like you have gone back in time, and you’ll love every second.
- Musician’s Corner – every Saturday in the summer in Centennial Park enjoy free music from up and coming musicians
- Shakespeare in the Park – various schedule each summer. Enjoy some of your favorite plays under twinkling lights and the stars on a breezy summer night.
- Art crawl – the first Friday of every month brings the downtown art crawl. Enjoy free drinks and a myriad of masterpieces all while enjoying the nightlife downtown
- Farmers market – spend a weekend trying artisanal snacks and goods while enjoying the fresh air
- Predators hockey game – we were Stanley Cup finalists in 2017 so a hockey game is sure to excite
- Many coffee shops – looking for a caffeine high or to get some work done? Nashville has the hippest, coziest coffee shops in the country
- Tennessee Titans football game
- Cummins Falls – just a few hours from downtown, enjoy a day full of hiking, sunbathing, and swimming at this beautiful waterfall
- Jack Daniels distillery – tour the historic distillery and revel in those free samples
- Yazoo Brewery – my favorite brewery in Nashville. The tour guides are hilarious and you can see that the company is growing faster than expected.
- Spot a celebrity
- Cheer on the Nashville Sounds at one of their baseball games
- Learn how to line dance at Wildhorse Saloon
- Sing your heart out for karaoke at Wannabees or Lonnie’s
- Visit the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on a first Friday when admission is free and includes concerts
- Spend a warm summer evening listening to your favorite bands at Ascend Amphitheater
- Ryman Auditorium – the “Mother Church” of music. Enjoy one of your bands in the most acoustically pleasing venue in the world while sitting in historical pew.
- Brave the honky tonks on Broadway
- Bluebird Cafe – one of the most famous music venues in Nashville. Get in line early for a surprise lineup of singers and songwriters. You never know what celebrities just might crash the session
- Grand Ole Opry – be a part of music history and jam to some good ol country music featuring surprise guests
- Exit/In – see up and coming acts in this small venue
- Marathon Village – learn about the history of Nashville’s automobile industry
- Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – go during the winter holidays for an amazing display of lights
- Oktoberfest – yearly festival in Germantown with food, rides, music, and plenty of beer
- Attend the Country Music Awards
- Visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage – if your lucky and go on a Saturday you can witness vintage baseball
- Belle Meade Plantation
- Pedal Tavern – grab nine other friends and hop on a pedal tavern to traverse the city while drinking and listening to music
- See a show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- Listen to masterful pieces of music at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- Experience a live Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Belcourt Theater on Halloween
- Adventure Science Center – go during adult nights to enjoy the science like a kid but drink like an adult
- See an Inebriated Shakespeare show in Centennial Park – yes, the actors are inebriated, and you should be too!