Don’t let the summer heat keep your from getting out in the city this year. There are tons of great events to check out in Nashville, Tennessee that’ll make you wish you had your own Nashville apartment, if you don’t already. Trust us: you don’t want to miss these must-see summer events in Nashville, Tennessee.

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CMA Fest

Every country music fan in the South is looking forward to CMA Fest this year. With a line-up including big names like Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Florida-Georgia Line, and Rascal Flats, who wouldn’t want to be there? This three-day event takes place June 6th through the 9th and occupies three stages. You know it’s going to be amazing if one stage isn’t good enough.

Music City Brewer’s Fest

Nothing beats the summer heat like a cold beer, live music, and a thousand other beer appreciators. On July 27th, check out Nashville’s Music City Brewer’s Fest and enjoy beer from not only local vendors, but from all across the nation. Plus, a portion of all ticket sales benefits the Nashville Humane Society.

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Summer NAMM

If you’re an entrepreneur or a musician, then the Summer NAMM event might just be for you. This event hosts booths of small and large companies that work both in and out of the music industry. Also, there’s an option to be a part of the event if you’re on the hiring end of the spectrum. From July 18th-20th, it’s all about getting down to business.

Nashville Pride Festival

June 22nd and 23rd hosts the Nashville Pride Festival. It’s the largest one in the state and offers everything from drag shows to musical performances. Plus, there are events for all ages so everyone can have fun. However, this event is more than just a celebration. It’s also a chance to bring more awareness to the LGBT+ community. So whether you’re an ally or identify, go check it out.

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Nashville Hot Chicken Festival

When the summer heat isn’t hot enough, make your way to Nashville for the annual Hot Chicken Festival on July 4th. This event started as a way to appreciate the city’s signature hot chicken recipes and grew into something larger. Now, there are all kinds of festivities, including beer vendors, cooking competitions, free samples, inflatables, a parade, and more. Plus, there’s plenty of Hot Chicken!