MARIONETTES AND MARTINIS

Friday, July 5
7 p.m.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (222 5th Ave. S., Nashville)
615-416-2001 | countrymusichalloffame.org
FREE (cash bar available)

This 21+ outing features a performance of the museum's String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry show that details the history of country music in Nashville told with a variety of puppets, scenery and music.

PINOT WITH THE PRESIDENT

July 9 - 10
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Hermitage (4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville)
615-889-2941 | thehermitage.com
$25

Enjoy a unset wagon ride, tour the mansion and enjoy live music on the lawn with wine and cheese.

SUMMER COCKTAIL CRAWL

Thursdays, July 11 & 25
5 - 9 p.m.
Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville)
615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org
$30 members, $50 non-members

Stroll through the summer gardens and Storybook Houses while “crawling” bar to bar to enjoy four signature cocktails.

SPIRITS OF SUMMER (pictured above)

Friday, July 12
6 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Place, Nashville)
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
$75 - $125

Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez hosts this festivity featuring specialty crafted cocktails created by local bartenders — each paired with a select piece of music that members of the orchestra perform while you sip.

RED, WHITE & BREW

Saturday, July 13
2 p.m.
Nashville Urban Winery (715 Main St., Nashville)
cfmt.org/events
$30

Enjoy local beers, music, food, games and more benefiting The Tomorrow Fund.

IMOMSOHARD

Saturday, July 20
7 p.m.
Ryman Auditorium (116 5th Ave. N., Nashville)
615-889-3060 | ryman.com
$39 - $49

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley share a comedic look at their lives with their respective husbands, kids and dogs ... along with their love of wine!

RED, WHITE & ZOO

Friday, July 26
7 - 10 p.m.
Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville)
615-833-1534 | nashvillezoo.org

$65 - $125, $30 DDs (discounts for members)
Wander the zoo trails while enjoying unlimited samples of wines and craft beers. Plus, there’s live music, animal encounters and more.

GOLDEN GIRLS EVENT

Friday, July 26
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Green Door Gourmet (7007 River Road Pike, Nashville)
615-942-7169 | greendoorgourmet.com
$57

Abbey Moore with The Perfect Little Store hosts a night out with Golden Girls-themed DIY stations, a cheesecake bar, karaoke, photo booths, swag bags, drinks and more.

MUSIC CITY BREWER'S FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 27
5 - 9 p.m.
Walk of Fame Park (121 4th Ave. S., Nashville)
615-678-7722 | musiccitybrewersfest.com
$49 General Admission, $75 VIP, $20 DDs

One of the biggest beer festivals in the country lets you sample the goods from more than 50 local, regional, national and import breweries. Plus, food trucks, live music and more. Part of the proceeds benefits the Nashville Humane Association.

40TH ANNUAL L'ETE DU VIN

Saturday, July 27
5:30 p.m.
JW Marriott (201 8th Ave. S., Nashville)
nashvillewineauction.com/lete-du-vin
$350

Nashville Wine Auction hosts this evening to raise money toward the fight against cancer. Enjoy a wine-infused night that includes a reception, silent auction, seated dinner and live auction.