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June 21, 2024

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Nashville Symphony Plays Community Concerts

Free symphony concerts at various Middle Tennessee parks this June!

The Nashville Symphony has announced dates and programs for their popular annual Community Concerts, a beloved summer tradition throughout Middle Tennessee. From June 5 through 9, the Orchestra will perform free concerts in local parks and communities in Davidson, Macon, Montgomery and Wilson counties.

Nashville Symphony Resident Conductor Nathan Aspinall will conduct a program featuring American classics, including:

  • John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
  • Boudleaux and Felice Bryant’s “Rocky Top”
  • Bob Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute
  • Harold Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow”
  • John Stafford Smith’s “The Star-Spangled Banner”
  • John Williams’s “Adventures on Earth” from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Alan Menkin’s Aladdin Orchestral Suite
  • Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission
  • contemporary composer Carlos Simon’s “Ring Shout” from Four Black American Dances
  • Franz Von Suppé’s operetta Light Calvary
  • Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Opus 72, No. 1 in B major
  • Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5

“Community concerts are one of our favorite ways to present the excitement of all the Nashville Symphony has to offer beyond the walls of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center,” said Kimberly McLemore, Nashville Symphony Vice President of Education and Community Engagement. “We are excited to bring back this wonderful series as we enjoy our beautiful parks alongside neighbors throughout the Middle Tennessee area.”

Several concert locations will offer pre-concert activities and food options, and concertgoers are encouraged to pack a basket and come early to enjoy beautiful summer evenings in the parks.

More information can be found at

Nashville Symphony

Photo courtesy of Nashville Symphony.

2024 Nashville Symphony Free Community Concert Schedule

The Downtown Commons
Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.
215 Legion Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Musicians Corner Stage, Centennial Park
Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Key Park Pavilion
Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
208 Church Street
Lafayette, TN 37083
Macon County
Presented by Macon County Arts Council
Rain location: Lafayette Elementary School

Cumberland University Memorial Lawn
Saturday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Wilson County
Presented by Cumberland University Fine Arts Council
Rain location: Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena

Smith Springs Community Center
Sunday, June 9, 3 p.m.
2801 Smith Springs Road
Nashville, TN 37217
Davidson County

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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.