Summer and live music is a pairing that goes together like peanut butter and jelly...at least here in Clarksville! From May through October on most weekends music lovers can find an outdoor venue showcasing a genre of tunes. Being only 40 minutes from Nashville certainly doesn't hurt our depth of talent, but Clarksville's local music scene is concert-worthy on its own merit. Make sure to check in with our Concerts Calendar for all the summer performance details.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy free music all summer long at the full-block urban oasis Downtown Commons. Most events feature food trucks, but bring a picnic or enjoy a meal at one of the surrounding downtown restaurants like Hot Pita, Blackhorse, or Yada on Franklin.
Downtown @ Sundown is one of Downtown Clarksville's most popular events. Held the first and third Fridays from May through October, the concert series features a variety of local and regional musicians throughout the summer. Hear Hot Lanta, Barracuda, The Eagles Project , and more! Sundown pre-concert music begins at 6:00 PM with the headline act taking the stage at 7:00 PM.
Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
If the singer-songwriter style is your jam, you'll want to visit Beachaven often this summer. Photo: Beachaven Vineyard & Winery.
Beachaven is bringing back the best of both worlds this year. In addition to keeping the singer/songwriter setting established in 2021, the winery's well-known Jazz on the Lawn is back for three performances this summer. The popular summer music series will feature two artists on each date with live music from 3:00-5:00 PM and 6:30-9:30 PM. Food trucks will be on-site so you can spend the entire day and enjoy food and wine during the shows. Admission is $5 for ages 18 & up. Admission with a valid ID allows you to be on the property ALL DAY and enjoy music by both bands.
Jazz on the Lawn dates are June 18, August 20, and October 22. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs (no outside alcohol or pets please) and enjoy an evening of lively entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. On non-Jazz weekends, enjoy live acoustic music on the lawn every Saturday and Sunday through October. Music will take place on Saturdays from 2-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Wine will be available for sale by the glass or bottle.
Check Beachaven’s Facebook page for their entertainment lineup the week prior to events. Beachaven is located at 1100 Dunlop Lane.
Old Glory Distilling
Old Glory Distilling hosts its Saturday Night Concert Series each first Saturday from June through September. (July's concert will be on the 16th.) Enjoy favorite local and regional bands plus food trucks, craft cocktails, beer, and yard games for only $5. No extra cost for the fabulous sunset! Saturday Night concerts begin at 6:00 P.M.
Movies in the Park
Movies (and music) in the park is fun summer fun for the whole family! Photo: ClarksvilleNow.
Hear live music before Movies in the Park alternating monthly between Heritage Park and Liberty Park. Movies begin at 8:00 PM, so come by 7:00 for music and food trucks.
Evening concerts by the Cumberland make Riverfest a truly unique Clarksville experience. Photo: Daniel Ray Images
Clarksville's 33rd annual Riverfest is September 9-10, 2022. This celebration of music and arts brings more than 30,000 people to the banks of the Cumberland River in an end-of-summer blowout. Music, art, family events, and more will fill McGregor Park for the Friday and Saturday portion of the event. Admission and entertainment are free and open to the public.
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