By: Kate Quigley
This last year has been tough on all of us; we’ve missed family, friends, events, and activities - well, no more! Nashville is back in action and more alive than ever this summer and July is showing no sign of it slowing down. Live music, sporting events, and dining out is back in full swing and Music City is ready to show you a good time! Whether you are a Nashville local or just visiting, we’ve compiled a July Bucket List that you won’t want to miss!
If you are searching for a cold beverage or live entertainment this month, check out these events coming up!
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Where: Bicentennial Park’s Amphitheater
When: Select Thursday & Friday nights through the Fall
Enjoy an evening under the stars with great food, drinks, and a movie. This 21+ event is located at Bicentennial Park‘s amphitheater, boasting classic movies and an atmosphere that will keep you coming back each week. Grab a friend and check out the DJ spinning before the show, then settle down with a bite from one of the many food trucks and a local craft beer or wine and relax!
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Where: Walk of Fame Park
When: July 31st from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Come check out Nashville’s original beer fest featuring locally crafted beers, seltzers, and other spirits. With live music, a DJ, and other entertainment, you’ll leave understanding why this event has been around for 20 years!
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Where: White Avenue Studio
When: Thursdays in July at 8 p.m.
Need a relaxing night away from a busy summer schedule? Secret Sounds has got you covered. Spend a night in this intimate venue tasting wines and listening to a range of musical talents; you will leave with your soul and taste buds feeling refreshed. With greats drinks and superior sounds in a beautiful outdoor setting, you are in for a great night that you won’t want to keep a secret!
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With new restaurants popping up all over Nashville, here a few you need to sink your teeth into this month:
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Located in The Grand Hyatt is The Continental. They boast a nouvelle perspective on American cuisine. Enjoy an energetic atmosphere with spectacular service and delicious food. With tableside service and hospitality reminiscent of another time, guests will have a dining experience they won’t soon forget.
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Hailing from Brooklyn, Emmy Squared has arrived in Germantown bringing with it mouthwatering pizza and burgers. Talk about a double whammy. Featuring Detroit-style pizza, larger-than-life burgers, and other drool-worthy small plates, this restaurant is expanding nationwide, and with one bite, you’ll understand why.
Photos via Flatiron Instagram
The long-awaited Flatiron has officially opened in Midtown. This dynamic new restaurant boasts an exciting atmosphere no matter what dining experience you are looking for. Fans of the “Nashville Hot” flavor will need to try the Nashville hot fried oysters and the other numerous innovative dishes that will leave you wanting more.
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This east Nashville cocktail bar is one of a kind with its craft cocktails, secret rooms, and tapas menu. With live music, DJs, and karaoke that is perfect to dance the night away, you’re going to want a reservation to be sure to get in.
Tennessee offers no shortage of outdoor activities to partake in, so here are a few that are perfect for any adventurer!
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A trip to Cummins Falls is a must in the summer months, and July is the perfect time for a visit. It can be difficult to escape the Nashville heat living in a landlocked state, but the falls provide the perfect reprieve and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Check out our post "Hiking and Waterfalls in Nashville and Beyond" for more fun hiking spots to check out!
Photos via Arrington Vineyards Instagram
Looking to escape the city without driving too far? Arrington Vineyards is the perfect place to take in the beauty of Franklin and a glass of wine, or two.
Photos via Centennial Park Conservancy Instagram
Centennial Park is one of Nashville’s most popular parks because it is host to so many activities for an outdoor lover. Known for the Parthenon replica, this park will leave you forgetting that you are even in Nashville. For those seeking physical activity, the park features a dog park, exercise trail, volleyball courts, and countless other amenities. There is something for everyone to enjoy while soaking in the sunshine here.