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Free Summer Concerts

Nashville is a city known for music. Metro Parks Music is happy to reflect and encourage this prominent attribute by offering free summertime concerts.

There is something for all ages at these events including bubble machines, dancing, side walk chalk, food trucks, and great live music of course.

Because the safety of our patrons and staff is of the highest priority, Metro Parks reserves the right to cancel any performance due to weather conditions.

Event Contact Information

Phone: 615-862-8440

Email: Mike Teaney

These free summer concerts are presented by Metro Parks Music.

Big Band Dances

Big Band Dance at Night

Thanks for the great picture, Richmond Nairon!

Location: Centennial Park Event Shelter

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays June - August (no dance on July 6, 2019)

2019 will be the 36th anniversary of Big Band Dances in Metro Parks. Spend your Saturday nights this summer dancing and listening to live big band music played by some of Nashville's finest musicians. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket.

Come Hungry! One savory and one sweet food truck will be on site. A portion of the food truck proceeds go to supporting this FREE event. Show your support by buying their delicious offerings.

Don't know how to dance? No problem. There are two free group dance lessons sponsored by Nashville Ballroom & Company held from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and again from 8:30 to 8:50 p.m. The dances taught are listed in parenthesis on the schedule below.

Sponsors include: Tennessee Arts Commission,Nashville Ballroom & Company, Nashville MADE, and the Musician's Performance Trust Fund.

Wondering if the Big Band Dance is cancelled due to weather? Check the twitter page: to find out.

Full Schedule Printable PDF

Specialty license plates let the world know what you care about. The GIFT-A-TAG program is a great way to support arts in communities, like the Big Band Dances, which are supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission with funds generated by specialty license plates.

Tennessee Arts CommissionMusician's Performance Trust Fund Gift a TagNashville Ballroom and Company

Red Caboose Concert Series

Red Caboose Concerts

Metro Parks Music Red Caboose Concert Series is cancelled due to construction

The following 2019 Metro Parks Music Red Caboose Concerts have been cancelled: June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28.

Construction continues at Bellevue Park bringing upgrades to the Red Caboose playground, parking and stage. The anticipated completion of the project in Bellevue Park is late June.Until this project is completed, the public will not be able to enter the park and Metro Parks cannot continue the long standing Red Caboose Park Friday Night Concert Series this summer.

Tales at Twilight

Tales At Twilight

Location: Cumberland Park

7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tales At Twilight is a performance series for children held on Friday evenings in July. The kids will be thoroughly entertained while the parents can relax and enjoy one of the best views of downtown Nashville.