Pack a picnic dinner, bring some chairs and pitch a blanket for music under the stars. The Cam Pierce Band performs its eclectic sounds with a core of country and folk at Owl's Hill natural amphitheater. Visit OwlsHill.org/events for ticket information.
Nashville hosts the CONCACAF Gold Cup once again. This time, it's a semifinal match! The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the premier regional soccer championship that crowns the best national team in North, Central America and the Caribbean, featuring some of the hemisphere’s best players and teams. It takes place every two years and draws millions of TV viewers.
Hey, Brentwood! It's Crockett till you rock it time again. This year's party features the Kadillacs, superb male and female vocalists backed by a dynamic rhythm section and some sizzling horns. Get those dancing shoes ready as there will be something for everybody, from big-band jazz to disco to funk to classic rock.
Who says the show is over? The third annual Con of Thrones brings you face to face with the actors and creators who brought Game of Thrones to life on screen. It's an entire weekend of cosplay and characters, but all dragons must be on a leash. ConOfThrones.net
Sssssh! Keep it quiet, but the Schermerhorn transforms into a 1920s speakeasy for an evening of specialty crafted cocktails created by local bartenders, each paired with a piece performed by a live orchestra featuring members of the Nashville Symphony. Ticket proceeds will support the Nashville Symphony's artistic, educational and community programming. Costumes encouraged! A champion bartender will be crowned! NashvilleSymphony.org
What better way to spend a summer Sunday evening than with friends and family in the park, grooving to the tuneful South Street Players? No tickets are necessary, and the soft, green grass is perfect for blankets and chairs. Food trucks will be available starting at 5 p.m.
Who says there's no good used bookstore in Brentwood? Well, that's just telling stories. For three days in July anyway, the Friends of Brentwood Library gainsay those naysayers with loads of literature bound in books that are in want of their forever homes. The event begins on Friday and continues through Sunday.
Do you say tomato or tomater? However you pronounce it, let's don't call this whole thing off. It's summertime, and we're feeling "vine." Come celebrate summer’s favorite fruit—or is it a vegetable?—with heirloom tomato tastings plus lots of fun games for the kids. FranklinFarmersMarket.com/event/tomato-festival
Yah, mon! Come on down to Nissan Stadium Lot A for the Jamaican Jerk cook-off with numerous Caribbean chefs competing for top vendor bragging rights. Fruit smoothies, alcoholic beverages and live entertainment will be on hand. The family-friendly fun goes until 10 p.m.
Begun in 1991, this annual festival for all things fiddling is always held the fourth weekend of July. With the historic Franklin town square as the perfect backdrop, the festival is two days of bluegrass at its best. BluegrassAlongTheHarpeth.com
Cold craft beer, hot summer evening, chill Franklin park, cool local people—beginning to see a pattern here? It only lacks you and a close friend in it. Live music; great games; and samples from more than 40 local, regional, national and imported breweries. You know what to do. MusicCityBrewersFest.com