Festivals, Tournaments, and Tours in Nashville This Weekend!

It’s going to be a great weekend in Nashville as things kick off with the longest running free bluegrass festival in the nation. As you visit your favorite attractions in Music City, don’t forget about some of these tours that give you a different insight into the area. From the Civil War to country legends, there is a wealth of information and culture that’s waiting for you to learn about and experience.

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival

The Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival is going on now through Saturday, August 13th. This is the oldest on-going free bluegrass festival in America and features acts such as Lou Reid, The Boxcars, River City Bluegrass, and so many more. This event isn’t only great for the music, there are also activities going on throughout the weekend such as a Frisbee golf tournament, tennis competition, street vault contest, and more. Become a part of this fun-filled free tradition in Audubon Park this Friday and Saturday.  

 Opry House Backstage Tour

Guided via video by country music star Blake Shelton, this tour will give you a chance to go behind the scenes and learn everything there is to know about the famous Opry House. Participants will see where their favorite singers dressed, rehearsed, and performed. Truly an experience that all will enjoy and country music fans will be amazed by, this is an attraction that you don’t want to miss while in Nashville.

 Civil War Tour: The Battle of Franklin

While Nashvilleis known for its music industry, there is also a lot of history that occurred in this region including The Battle of Franklin which took 9,500 lives in only 5 hours during the Civil War. During this tour, a guide will take you to the Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and the Lotz House as you learn about Tennessee culture in the mid 19th century. This experience is fascinating, emotional, and a tour that you will remember long after its conclusion.

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