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June 25, 2024

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Cheekwood to Host Live Outdoor Music Series

Nashville-based artists, local food, lawn games, wellness classes and evening strolls through the gardens.

Cheekwood is excited to announce its partnership with 91.ONE, WNXP in the upcoming outdoor live music series, Thursday Night Out.

Thursday Night Out will take place every Thursday from May 5 through October 27 from 5 – 9 p.m., featuring live performances by a diverse array of emerging Nashville-based artists, regionally-sourced food and spirits, lawn games, wellness classes, and evening strolls through the gardens.

This Thursday Night Out series aims to fulfill WNXP’s mission of amplifying the voices of Nashville’s independent music scene and curating musical discovery opportunities to enrich every community of Middle Tennessee.

“Thursday Night out at Cheekwood is one of Nashville’s favorite celebrations of local music, food and art,” says Cheekwood’s Music and Public Programs Director Mark Mason. “We are thrilled to partner with WNXP to present the best of the region’s music crop inside the beautiful Cheekwood gardens.”

Thursday Night Out Performances

  • May 5: Josh Gilligan (co-presented by WNXP)
  • May 12: Paul Childers
  • May 19: Cristina Vane
  • May 26: Shaun Murphy
  • June 2: Brassville (Thirsty Third Thursday)
  • June 9: Intersection
  • June 16: The Gripsweats
  • June 23: The Tiger Beats (Thirsty Third Thursday)
  • June 30: Airshow
  • July 7: Haiva Ru (co-presented by WNXP)
  • July 14: Shannon LaBrie
  • July 21: The Stolen Faces (Thirsty Third Thursday)
  • July 28: Jess Nolan
  • August 4: Isaia Huron – co-presented by WNXP
  • August 11: Tim Gartland
  • August 18: The Tiger Beats (Thirsty Third Thursday)
  • August 25: AJ and the Jiggawatts

Admission is free for Cheekwood members and children 2 and younger and $20 for a garden-only experience for non-Cheekwood members. WNXP sustaining members will receive complementary tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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.