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July 18, 2024

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Cheekwood’s Under the Stars Concerts Return

Lounge and listen to top performers in Cheekwood’s lush gardens during this five-night summertime concert series.

The Under the Stars concert series returns this summer, offering the opportunity to enjoy the sounds of in-demand musicians from across the nation under the night sky at Cheekwood Estate & Botanical Gardens.

Five evenings of music fill the air at Cheekwood while food trucks prepare yummu bites and vendors offer wines, brews and more. The music lineup is as diverse as it is rich: Jazz, Bluegrass, and Songwriters.

“Under the Stars is one of the quintessential outdoor summer concert series in Music City,” says Cheekwood’s Director of Music and Public Programs Mark Mason. “We are so thrilled about this year’s lineup of stellar performers coming to Cheekwood to perform in a gorgeous garden setting.”

Cheekwood Under the Stars 2024:

Jazz Under the Stars | July 19

The genre-defying New Orleans icons, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, headline this extraordinary night. Their sound, self-described as a “musical gumbo,” is renowned globally, promising an unforgettable sonic journey. Known for high-energy performances, this group is synonymous with exhilarating shows where they combine a dynamic fusion of upbeat brass arrangements with bebop jazz, funk, and R&B. This freewheeling celebration kicks off with a stellar performance by the 18-piece Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets: $55 Members | $65 Not Yet Members 

Songwriters Under the Stars | August 23, 24, 25

Top Nashville hitmakers and musicians perform in a one-of-a-kind setting. Nestled on gorgeous Swan Lawn, the concert features chart-toppers Wendell MobleyKelly Archer, and Lee Thomas Miller, sharing songs and stories, accompanied by the renowned Music City Symphony.

Tickets: $65 | Not-yet members: $75

Premium Packages: A Premium Package ticket offering will be available for Songwriters Under the Stars. Each Premium Package ticket includes one concert ticket with exclusive, front-of-stage viewing in an Eno Lounger SL chair, two drink tickets, and access to premium parking with a golf cart shuttle to the concert location.

Premium Package Tickets: Members: $150 | Not-yet members: $175

Bluegrass Under the Stars | September 6

Iconic bluegrass legend Sam Bush performs against the picturesque backdrop of Cheekwood’s gardens. The multifaceted Bush is a national champion fiddler, an award-winning mandolin player, and a trailblazing vocalist and musician whose influence resonates across generations. The bluegrass titan is decorated with accolades including Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Awards. This will be an unforgettable night of mastery and timeless tunes by one of the greats under the starlit sky. Opening the show is the all-female bluegrass supergroup Davidson County String Band, featuring Cristina Vane, Brenna MacMillan, Libby Weitnauer and Vicki Vaughn.

Tickets: $55 Members | $65 Not Yet Members

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About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.