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Music City Wine Garden Opens In Downtown Nashville

City Winery Nashville’s new Music City Wine Garden will launch on August 29, 2020, hosting live music several nights a week with a lineup featuring musicians like ​Keb' Mo'​, ​Lucinda Williams​, ​Anderson East​ and ​Rayland Baxter​.

City Winery has announced a dramatic expansion of their outdoor footprint in the form of a unique new addition to downtown Nashville’s cultural scene — the ​Music City Wine Garden​.

Beginning Saturday, August 29, guests will be able to enjoy City Winery’s signature food and locally-produced wine seven nights a week in a stylish and comfortable outdoor atmosphere — under an open-air tent that protects from sun and rain while allowing guests to enjoy cool summer breezes. The ​8,000 sq. foot​ outdoor space will feature live music several nights a week with a lineup that includes talented musicians like ​Keb' Mo'​​Lucinda Williams​, ​Anderson East​, and ​Rayland Baxter​.

“We want to provide a space for the Nashville community to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air with their friends and a glass of locally-made wine," says City Winery Founder and CEO Michael Dorf. "Guests will be able to relax and enjoy world-class wine, delicious food, and musical performances in a safe, seated outdoor environment, thanks to our enhanced safety measures, table spacing, and face mask requirements.”

This new tented space also increases City Winery Nashville’s outdoor private event hosting capabilities. Music City Wine Garden offers everything that event planners need to safely make a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event, or elopement ceremony an unforgettable experience.

Music City Wine Garden will open at 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, serving a full dinner menu until 10 p.m. (8 p.m. on Sunday). Brunch will be offered from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner menu highlights include City Winery favorites ​Shrimp & Grits​ and ​Mushroom & Goat Cheese Risotto Balls​, while the brunch menu features a new ​"Bottomless Brunch​" option, where guests can enjoy two hours of unlimited mimosas, bloody marys or rosé for just $25 with the purchase of an entrée. The Wine Garden will also offer an extensive beverage menu that includes new ​large-format cocktails​ like a refreshing “Whiskey Mint Smash.” The socially-distanced, stylish dining areas feature tables spaced six feet apart, as well as VIP lounges and classic winery-inspired decor with vineyard ivy and authentic oak wine barrels.

Opening night of Music City Wine Garden will feature socially-distanced live music with charismatic guitarist & singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’. As a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician, h​e's earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music. Keb’ Mo’ will take over the Music City Wine Garden stage for two shows per night on Saturday 8/29/20 and Sunday 8/30/20. Shows are selling out quickly. For more information, ​click here​.

Music City Wine Garden’s outdoor shows will continue to provide City Winery’s effective safety protocols. City Winery currently offers in-depth precautionary information on its website, including a ​detailed safety video​ about what guests can expect when dining, visiting, or enjoying live music in the downtown venue. 

Music City Wine Garden’s Socially-Distanced Shows – On Sale Now!

  • 8/29 – 8/30 – Keb’ Mo’ – Solo Acoustic – Early & Late Shows
  • 9/11 – Jeffrey Steele – Early & Late Shows – SOLD OUT!
  • 9/12 – Griffin House

City Winery Nashville’s Upcoming Show Calendar

City Winery is also partnering with Mandolin to provide exclusive ​City Winery CWTV​ livestream concerts for guests to enjoy from the comfort of their couch. Mandolin, a new livestream platform designed to meet the specialized needs of the music industry today, has announced an exclusive two-year partnership with the iconic City Winery network of concert venues and metropolitan wineries, bringing live music to fans both in-person and at home.

Hybrid in-person / livestream events will take place at City Winery’s Music City Wine Garden. The first livestream concert from the new outdoor tented venue will be Keb’ Mo’ on Friday, August 29, 2020. For more information, visit ​citywinery.com/nashville/cwtvlivestream.

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.