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Nashville’s Top Festivals

Nashville’s Top Festivals

Whether your interest is music festivals or beer festivals, Nashville.com has you covered. Ranked from the #10-#1 (best), here are Nashville’s Top 10 Festivals. Have a favorite of your own? Tell us about it!

10 – Nashville Shakespeare Festival – Midtown/Music Row
2600 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 255-2273

The shows are typically free, but they are always open to donations. This month, they are running a school June 6-30, in case you’re interesting in learning a thing or two!

9 – CMA Music Festival – Downtown
Riverfront Park
Nashville, TN 37246
(800) 262-3378

“This is the Super Bowl of country music. If you’re a fan of this genre, the CMA Fest is one those things you must add to the bucket list,” Adam D/yelp. There are more country stars who perform at CMA fest than I could list. The 2016 Festival is scheduled from June 9-12.

8 – Wine on the River
Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
Nashville, TN 37206

The 14 th Annual Wine on the River is scheduled for September 10, 2016. General admission tickets will run you about $60 and VIP are about $85. Don’t stress men, there are breweries and distilleries who get in on the action too, such a Yazoo, Hap and Harry’s, Southern Pride Distillery Moonshine and more. Also, there is food from several different restaurants available.

Wine on the River Nashville

7 – Nashville Film Festival – Green Hills
3815 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 742-2500
When: Annually, April

“If you like movies, this is the place for you. You can get all of your tickets ahead of time online or at the box office located by the first floor of the parking garage,” Kristen Marie/Yelp.

That’s a wrap on #NaFF16 , folks. It’s been a blast.

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6 – Musicians Corner – Midtown
2500 W End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(812) 371-3939
When: Spring and Fall

“One word: Awesome. Love this wonderful showcase of local artists. Dogs and kids run around while their loving parents sway to the music sipping on a beer or enjoying a snow cone. This is what I think paradise looks like.” Pamela D/Yelp.

What a gorgeous day for @muscornernash!!! ☀️❤️ The lovely @carolineglaser_

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5 – Tomato Arts Festival – Five Points
Five Points
Nashville, TN 37206

“The tomato art festival is full of fun people, food venders, and artisans.  We ate fried green tomatoes, BBQ brisket, Bloody Marys, Carmel corn, tomato cheese bread and tomato ice cream!” Melissa H/Yelp

Nashville Tomato Arts Festival

4 – Music City Brewer’s Festival – Downtown
Hilton Park
Nashville, TN 37246
When: August 6, 2016.

Tickets range from $39-$143. It’s a common suggestion that you grab them beforehand. Regardless, the wait and the money is well worth it. “I was like a kid in a candy shop as I saw all my favorite breweries from around the nation in one place,” Maegan P/Yelp

It’s hot as hell but the beer is ice cold! #musiccitybrewfest #Nashville #beer

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3 – East Nashville Beer Festival – Edgefield
700 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
When: Annually, April 8, 2017.

Pizza and beer and grilled cheese and BEER. Ranking at number 3, The East Nasty Beer Fest is something you should mark your 2017 calendar for. You definitely want to get your tickets as early as possible, because they are known to sell out within hours.


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2 – Live on the Green Music Festival – Downtown
1 Public Square
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 242-5600
When: Annually, summer

The 2016 lineup is released June 23, 2016. Warning: VIP tickets are non-refundable and they will play through the rain. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to attend the event for free at your discretion. There is craft beer, food truck and more around the event.

Here’s to all the early birds who stake their claim on the green before the sun sets. #lotg2015 #liveonthegreen

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1 – 12 South Winter Warmer – 12 South
3000 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204

Nashville.com’s #1 is the 12 South Winter warmer. This is another event that reportedly sells out in minutes. “Featuring 35 hand-selected local, regional, and national craft breweries. As always we focus on stouts, porters, barley wines, winter seasonals, and anything out of a barrel (sours too).”

Always a good day when #craftbeer is involved. #winterwarmer2015 #12southwinterwarmer

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