free symphony concerts


Last year I went to see the symphony at the ampitheater at the bicentennial mall, where they did a nice selection of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Cole Porter, Tchaikovsky, and maybe some other stuff. A perfect summer evening in the grass listening to awesome music. Who could ask for more? Did I mention it was free? I was shocked by how few people knew about it, and how I had a hard time getting anyone to go. (Also, it’d probably make an awesome date idea – you know, if you’re into that sort of crap.) Well, they are doing it again this year.. Do yourself a favor and go to at least one of these.. From the email I got:

As the days get longer and the weather turns warm, the Nashville Symphony is ready to step out of the concert hall and enjoy the outdoors. We’re offering free admission to all of the events in our summer parks concert series, thanks to the “Regions Free Days” program. Whether you live in the bustling heart of the city or in an outlying community, we’ll be paying you a visit with an inviting program of well-known classics that listeners of all ages are sure to love. So pack a picnic dinner, bring the whole family and celebrate summertime with an evening of great music. A list of upcoming events follows:

June 10 at 7:30 p.m. - Centennial Park Bandshell, Nashville
June 13 at 7 p.m. - Crockett Park, Brentwood
June 14 at 8 p.m. - East Park, Nashville
June 15 at 7 p.m. - Cumberland University, Lebanon
June 22 at 7:30 p.m. - Centennial Park Bandshell, Nashville
June 23 at 7 p.m. - Key Park, Lafayette
June 29 at 7:30 p.m. - Centennial Park Bandshell, Nashville
June 30 at 8 p.m. - Bicentennial Mall, Nashville

Click on the name of the park to view a map of the location. You can also enter your starting location to get driving directions.