Things to do in Nashville in May

Things to do in Nashville in May

If you’re anything like us, the annual thawing of winter and blooming of spring comes with an itch to get out and do a bit of traveling. Looking for a place to shake off the Polar Vortex and take in some world-class culture this year? The average temp in Nashville in May is a user-friendly high 70’s and the city is known for its excellent entertainment, making it a great spot to leave behind those winter blues.

If you find yourself in “Music City” this spring, looking for things to do — the ‘Ville is a cultural hub renowned the world over for its musical heritage and unique night life. To help you plan your trip we’ve put together this guide to the best events the city has to offer.


Live Music & Concerts in Nashville in May

Nashville isn’t called “Music City” for nothin’. As the home of country music and the site of legendary venues like the Ryman Auditorium, the city has an extremely vibrant music culture. There’s no better way to enjoy the city and its culture than checking out a couple shows while in town. Here are a few of our top picks for May concerts.

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Sports events in Nashville in May

Nashville is home to several professional sports teams including the NHL’s Predators and the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Nashville is also home to the annual NCAA college football Music City Bowl game. If you want to experience some of the local athletic talent during your visit, check out these sports events in May. Get out to a game, you might even catch a young up-and-comer before they blow up.

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Arts and Theater events in Nashville in May

Nashville is best known for its music scene, but its theater scene is also world-class. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the home for the arts in Nashville, playing host to the Nashville Opera, the Nashville Ballet, and the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps. If you’re an Arts and Theater enthusiast hoping to catch a show, check out these things to do while in town.

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More about Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is situated on the Cumberland River and is a crossroads of American culture due to its central geographical location, rich cultural history, and vibrant economy. Nashville boasts a world-class music, arts and nightlife scene. Head down to the Music Row area for a glimpse of the action and see why Nashville is often called “Music City”.

Nashville hosts several major yearly festivals as well. For country music fans, the CMA Music Festival is a four-day event in June that attracts some of the biggest names in the genre. Film buffs can get their fix at the Nashville Film Festival, a weeklong festival in April featuring hundreds of independent films — one of the largest film festivals in the Southern United States. In addition to its reputation as a music hub, Nashville boasts a bevy of divine regional cuisine options. Mix and match your nights as you wish, Nashville never fails to intoxicate with its mix of cosmopolitan cultural offerings and warm Southern hospitality.