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December 08, 2021

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Our Favorite Live Concerts in August!

We’re Music City for a reason, y'all. Pack up the kids or book that babysitter for a fun night of live tunes.

Concerts are listed below by date. Click on the artist name for a link to ticket information.

Greta Van Fleet w/Shovels & Rope and Cedric Burnside -  NowPlayingNashville.com

Greta Van Fleet w/ Shovels & Rope

Aug. 5 – 6 @ 6:30 p.m.
FirstBank Amphitheater
4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin
One of the first shows held at FirstBank Amphitheater features young rock quartet Greta Van Fleet with support from Shovels & Rope and Cedric Burnside. Tickets start at $39.

Rock icon Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to perform at The Buddy Holly Hall  in August

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Aug. 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue North, Nashville
As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts — with whom Jett is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee — Joan Jett’s had multiple platinum albums and Top 40 singles, including the classic “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Tickets start at $49.50.

Not Our First Goat Rodeo: YO-YO MA, STUART DUNCAN, EDGAR MEYER, CHRIS THILE  with guest AOIFE O'DONOVAN Vail Events

Not Our First Goat Rodeo ft. Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and More

Aug. 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
Ascend Amphitheater
301 1st Avenue South, Nashville
A group of virtuosos – Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass and Chris Thile on mandolin — reunite for the first time in a decade. Tickets start at $40.

Concert Update: Counting Crows and Watchhouse headed to town | Port City  Daily

Counting Crows

Aug. 12 @ 7 p.m.
FirstBank Amphitheater
4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin
Come out to FirstBank Amphitheater to see Counting Crows perform their “Butter Miracle Tour” live starting at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20.50.

Kings of Leon w/ Cold War Kids in Austin at Germania Insurance

Kings of Leon w/ Cold War Kids

Aug. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Ascend Amphitheater
301 1st Avenue South, Nashville
Kings of Leon take to the stage at Ascend Ampitheater for two nights, performing new material alongside fan-favorite tracks in their highly anticipated return to live shows. Special guests Cold War Kids will join them as support. Tickets start at $45.

Amy Grant in The Caverns Tickets, Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite

Amy Grant

Aug. 15 @ 8 p.m.
The Caverns
555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham
She put Contemporary Christian Music on the map. Amy Grant performs live outdoors at The Caverns. Grant has been strumming her way through a 30-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host, and speaker. Tickets start at $49.50.

RESCHEDULED: James Taylor | Bridgestone Arena

James Taylor

Aug. 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway, Nashville
James Taylor and His All-Star Band, with special guest Jackson Browne, has been rescheduled for this August. Tickets start at $65.75.

Foreigner Tickets Aug 18, 2021 Nashville, TN | Ticketmaster

Foreigner

Aug. 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue North, Nashville
Come out to Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to see multi-platinum rock band Foreigner perform live. Tickets start at $49.50.

2021 Volunteer Jam | Bridgestone Arena

2021 Volunteer Jam

Aug. 18 @ 7 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway, Nashville
This tribute to Country Music legend Charlie Daniels will feature ALABAMA, Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and many more. Daniels’ longtime band, The Charlie Daniels Band, will also perform to honor their legendary frontman. Tickets start at $20.55.

Lady A Tickets! FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin | Nashville.com

Lady A

Aug. 27 @ 7 p.m.
FirstBank Amphitheater
4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin
Come out to the new FirstBank Amphitheater to see multi-platinum band Lady A perform live with Carly Pearce, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts starting at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $48.

Harry Connick Jr. At FirstBank Amphitheater On Aug. 29 | WPLN News -  Nashville Public Radio

Harry Connick, Jr.

Aug. 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
FirstBank Amphitheater
4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin
Come out to FirstBank Amphitheater to see Harry Connick, Jr. and Time To Play perform live at 7:30 p.m. To date, Connick has released 30 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. Tickets start at $27.

The Mavericks in The Caverns with Sweet Lizzy Project Tickets, Sun, Aug 29,  2021 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite

The Mavericks

Aug. 29 @ 8 p.m.
The Caverns
555 Charlie Roberts Rd, Pelham
The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, is performing live at The Caverns. Joining them will be the Sweet Lizzy Project. Tickets start at $59.

Our Favorite Live Concerts in August!
FirstBank Amphitheater, a 7,500-capacity venue south of Nashville, opens soon in Williamson County.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.