Things to do in Nashville in the Spring of 2020
Nashville is dubbed the nation's "Music City" for good reason. This happening southern metropolis boasts world-class acts year-round, but the stars especially come out to shine in the spring. Whether it’s an alfresco concert or an intimate show, Nashville’s spring lineup is sure to wow music lovers of all genres. In addition to live music, Nashville boasts a bevy of spring events, from comedy to nature to horse races to craft beer and award-winning food. There’s something for everyone this spring in Nashville while staying in your furnished apartment.
- Tin Pan South – Spring kicks off with a bang with Tin Pan South, the world’s largest songwriter festival. Hundreds of acts perform at 10 different Music City venues. From March 24 to March 28, fans can get up close and personal with both celebrated musicians and exciting up and comers at the Tin Pan South Festival. Want to satisfy your hunger for more than just great music? Food festivals galore bookend this exciting week.
- Nashville Fashion Week – The 10th anniversary of the not-for-profit celebration of fashion’s hottest new names begins March 31st. Enjoy four nights of exclusive runway shows showcasing styles from today and tomorrow.
- The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival – Free to the public, this spring event features the iconic Cherry Blossom tree at the height of its bloom while also celebrating Japanese culture. It all takes place at the Nashville Public Square on April 4th.
- East Nashville Beer Festival – Hops lovers rejoice! Grab your souvenir glass to sample microbrews from across the region while soaking in the sunshine at East Park on April 18th. Over 60 breweries will highlight 150 unique pours alongside award-winning food trucks and crowd-pleasing bands.
- Nashville Comedy Festival – Why laugh a little when you can laugh a lot? Choose from a lineup of heavy-hitting up and comers as the Nashville Comedy Festival takes over the city from April 13th-19th. With dozens of comedians vying for your laughs, the Nashville Comedy Festival will take place across town at several top-notch venues.
- Rites of Spring – Vanderbilt throws its hat into the music festival ring with its annual Rites of Spring concert series on April 17th and 18th on the Alumni Lawn. Over its ilustrious, decades-long tenure, this rockin’ festival has witnessed the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crosby and Nash, Dave Matthews Band, Chance the Rapper and many more.
- Nashville Cocktail Festival – Premier mixologists shake things up at this delicious event highlighting boutique spirits, home-grown small batches, award-winning authors and the trend-setting bartenders that wow our palettes.
- St Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon – Join more than 30,000 attendees as they walk, run and dance their way through Music City. To encourage their best time yet, around 30 live music stages amp up the energy along the race.
- Iroquois Steeplechase – Come for the historic horse race. Stay for the best lawn party south of the Mason Dixon line. Experience southern grandeur and thundering hooves while you tailgate the day away with 35,000 of your equestrian-minded friends May 9th at Percy Warner Park.
- Musicians Corner – Catch live local talent al fresco on Fridays and Saturdays in May and June at the Musicians Corner in Centennial Park. In addition to a variety of great musical acts, patrons can enjoy award-winning food truck grub and unique artisan markets.
- Tennessee Craft Fair – The 49th annual Tennessee Craft Fair takes place May 1st through 3rd at Centennial Park. Finely crafted artwork from award-winning, juried artisans draw young and old to this fun event.
- CMA Fest – Spring in Nashville wouldn’t be complete without this nationally celebrated ode to the city’s country music roots. Experience your favorites and all the legends at this boot-scooting’ event June 4th through 7th.
- Taste of Music City – Take a culinary tour of Nashville’s hottest restaurants all at one venue: The 18th annual Taste of Music City on June 18th at Public Square Park. Local chefs provide cooking demonstrations while local bands provide a fun backdrop of great music.