Kirk Whalum performing at a Nashville Jazz Festival

Kirk Whalum performing at Nashville Jazz Festival

Nashville Events

Events held in Nashville unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the life of the civil rights leader; Nashville;


Music City Soul Series
All month; B.B. King’s Blues Club;


GMA Gospel Music Week
Over 100 eclectic performances throughout the week from today’s top artists and tomorrow’s hit-makers;

Nashville Film Festival
Regal Green Hill Cinemas;

Main Street Festival
Featuring over 200 artists, children’s area and international food court; Main Street (between 1st and 5th Avenues), Franklin;


Southern Gospel Festival
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center;


Annual festival of African American culture; Nashville;


Independence Day Celebration
Riverfront Park;


Music City J.A.M. Festival
Labor Day Weekend; Featuring jazz, blues, funk, soul and gospel music; Riverfront Park;

Tennessee State Fair
Tennessee State Fairgrounds;

Ted Rhodes Golf Classic
Ted Rhodes was the first African American to play in a PGA event; Hermitage Golf Course;

African Street Festival
Free family-oriented entertainment featuring jazz, poetry, reggae, rap, blues, Gospel, drama, children’s storytelling, art show, fashion show and lectures ensure something for everyone to enjoy; Tennessee State University;


Annual Tribute to African Americans in the Battle of Nashville
Tour the significant battle sites and pay tribute with a wreath laying ceremony at the National Cemetery; Nashville;

Annual celebration of the African American tradition; Nashville;


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