Memphis (June 24-Aug. 26) – Whet Thursday at the Metal Museum features live music, a food truck, metalsmithing demonstrations and gallery talk. The free event is 6-8 p.m. the last Thursday each month.
Clarksville (June 25) – Grab a blanket for a Date Night Picnic, 5-7 p.m. at Beachaven Winery, hosted by Tutti Frutti Charcuterie with food ,wine and a picnic basket you get to keep.
Southside (June 25) – Taste locally made wines, beer and mead while strolling through a pioneer settlement featuring authentically restored log houses during Wine, Walk and Beer Browse at Historic Collinsville.
Franklin (June 27) – Rubiks Groove takes the stage at the Sunset Concert Series 4-8 p.m. at Carnton. Guests can bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Food trucks will be on hand.
July 25/NASHVILLE – Batter Up! Tennessee Vintage Base Ball is back at The Hermitage. Games are free to watch, but tickets to The Hermitage are needed to tour the grounds, building and mansion. Game begins at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of dates, times,and locations, see >MORE
Gatlinburg (June 28-July 31) – Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales features daily performances 6-11 p.m. by costumed musical performers, dancers, and storytellers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s.
Nashville (June-Oct.) –Thursday Night Out, 5-9 p.m. at Cheekwood Botanical Garden includes live music, art and nature programs and outdoor wellness classes. Grab a drink from the bar station and food from Café 29 for a sunset picnic after a long day.
Granville (July 3) – Granville Salutes the Red, White & Blue 8 p.m. in historic Granville features fireworks, food booths, entertainment, and a pyrotechnic program at sundown.
Nashville (July 4) – Celebrate Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th with Brad Paisley, Lilly Hiatt, Regi Wooten and Priscilla Block during downtown with the largest fireworks show in the city’s history.
Kingsport (July 16-25) – Kingsport Fun Fest celebrates 40 years of fun with its sunset concert series with performances by Old Crow Medicine Show, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Darius Rucker.
Union City (Aug. 6-7) – See antique tractors from the early 1900s on display and hear the stories behind the tractors during the Antique Tractor Show on the grounds of Discovery Park of America.
Hendersonville (Aug. 7) – Bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch hot air balloons take off, take a tethered hot air balloon ride, play in the kid zone, and listen to live music during Sumner Fest, 4-9 p.m. at Sanders Ferry Park.
Memphis (Aug. 11-17) – Elvis Week at Graceland celebrates the legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, including a 50th anniversary concert celebrating Elvis’ Nashville recording sessions, Blue Hawaii Luau, concerts and cocktail parties.