If you’re anything like us, you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat to see what LOLO gifts are coming this month! Juice to baked goods to candles, we are celebrating so many amazing local businesses across Middle Tennessee throughout May!
LOLO, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks realtor to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!
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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one that you already own, the market trends and predictions are important in the decision-making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Maury, Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, and Sumner counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.
Visiting an open house should be more than just a casual walk-through of the home – it’s a great time to talk with the listing agent and ask questions. Here’s a list to get you started.
There’s always a show happening in Music City. Any time of the day or night, you can stroll through downtown and enjoy our live music scene. What further sets Nashville apart as a true jewel when compared to other music scenes throughout the country is the dedication our local artists show toward making live music available FOR FREE to locals and guests all year long.
Here are a few of our favorite places where you can hear music for free or cheap here in Middle Tennessee. We hope to see you out at the parks and on the dance floors!
From 12 – 5 pm in May, June, September, and October, Centennial Park hosts this famous family-friendly concert series. This casual event features food trucks, local artisan vendors, the Musicians Corner Pub, and a whole section called Kidsville just for the younger music fans. Bring your picnic blanket and sunscreen and kick back to enjoy this relaxed community event.
For more details, visit: www.musicianscornernashville.com
The Nashville Symphony holds various free community events throughout the year, with a series of free music events taking place in June and early July. A favorite every summer, these events can become full quite quickly, so arrive early to secure prime seating.
For more details, visit: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/communityconcerts or call 615-687-6500.
This year marks the 44th annual art show and music festival! From June 15 – 17, visit the front lawn of Centennial Park to participate in live music and enjoy local cuisine. Wander through 150 of the most talented local artists’ booths, and encourage your children to create their own art with some of the free children’s art activities the American Artist Festival makes available.
For more details visit: americanartisanfestival.com
Although the world-famous CMA Music Festival will always draw the biggest stars in country music to headline the massive stadium nighttime shows, Nashville locals know there are also four full days of music ABSOLUTELY FREE. See hundreds of artists on seven stages throughout downtown Nashville, and wander into local pubs and cafes for even more hidden musical moments.
CMA Fest is happening from June 7 – 10.
Crockett Park Concerts
On Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park in Brentwood is host to a different musical guest every week from May 27 – June 24. There are no concerts scheduled in July, but there is one final concert on the first Sunday in August.
For more details, visit orbrentwood-tn.org or call 615-371-0060.
Formerly called OnStage, this free Chamber Music Series is now able to host much larger audiences. Now when you attend, you’ll be seated on the main floor of the beautiful concert hall. If you attended the OnStage events at the Nashville Symphony in prior seasons, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Chamber Music Series is still an intimate experience. Come meet the orchestra musicians and join the Nashville Symphony for an exploration of the rich history and fine artistry behind the music.
These tickets go quickly. First-come, first-served, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.
For more details, visit nashvillesymphony.org
For more details, visit blair.vanderbilt.edu or call 615-322-7651.
For more details, visit www.belmont.edu/music or call 615-460-6408.
Symphony Free Day of MusicThe annual Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music is happening October 27. Mark your calendars to be at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for a day of full orchestral music in the concert hall followed by all genres of music represented by more than 20 musical guests on four stages. This lively event will feature food trucks, an instrument petting zoo, and much more.
For more details, visit nashvillesymphony.org
This popular mini-festival music series takes place on Thursdays in August and September. As of this writing, the lineup has not been released, but check the website for the full lineup slated for release on June 21. Bring your beach blankets, personal umbrellas, leashed pets, photo ID for any adult beverage purchases, and head out for an amazing free concert experience.
For more details, visithttps://www.liveonthegreen.com.
Bluebird Café’s Early Show
This iconic Nashville venue gets the night started early at 6 or 6:30 p.m., and these early shows are almost always free. Writer nights, Sunday Spotlights, and Open Mic nights are also free, but all other shows have a small $10 food/drink minimum for each patron.
Book online at bluebirdcafe.com. For more details, visit bluebirdcafe.com or call 615-383-1461.
During the summer, the event shelter at the back of Centennial Park transforms into a rollicking big band dance hall. The orchestra strikes up at 7:30, and you can stay and dance until 10 p.m. These family-friendly dance parties take place June through August and include free dance lessons and a completely different 20-piece band weekly.
For more details, visit nashville.gov/parks or call 615-862-8440.
For more details, visit nashvilledowntown.com.
- Arrington Vineyards, “Music In the Vines”
These concerts are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from April through October.6211 Patton Rd, Arrington Tenn.
- Beachaven Winery, “Jazz on the Lawn” These concerts take place on select Saturdays from May through October.
- “DJ on the Dock,” also at Beachaven, is a happy hour concert series that takes place early evenings on Thursdays in June and July. Beachaven goes all out for this event, so expect dancing, delicious food trucks, and plenty of beach games.1100 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville Tenn.
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A note on tickets for these events: although Let Freedom Sing, Live on the Green, and Musician’s corner are free events, the other festivals require tickets or passes, which can sell out almost immediately. Follow the FAQ links for each festival to learn more and plan your festival experiences.
With a population of a little more than 5,100 and its close proximity to Nashville, Thompsons Station is a wonderful place to call home. With a focus on consistent town improvement and a noticeable sense of community, it’s quickly becoming known as the place to be for residents seeking their own piece of Tennessee’s beautiful countryside.
Thompsons Station residents enjoy living in a pastoral setting in one of America’s most vibrant regions with access to an outstanding school system, entertainment, and outdoor activities, not to mention nationally headquartered companies.
A need in nearly every community, parks and greenways have become an essential part of Thompson’s Station. An ever-expanding greenway has made its way through Thompson’s Station Park alongside pavilions, playground equipment, and green space perfect for a game of frisbee or a picnic. For residents with a green thumb, plots can be reserved at the beautiful community garden, and for those with furry friends, the Nutro Dog Park and Sensory Garden is a must see.
Several businesses have popped up in Thompson’s Station, each making an impact on the culture of the town in their own unique way. Homestead Manor, a Georgian style home that served as a temporary hospital during the civil war, now serves many purposes including a farm to table restaurant, event venue, and as the home to the weekly farmer’s market. H Clark Distillery is becoming a popular attraction for both its tours and tasting room where visitors can sample Tennessee rye whiskey or bourbon.
Thompsons Station is home to a number of equine centers and has a fabulous horse culture with horse farms dotted along the countryside. You’ll find all levels of experience here: from beginners in need of riding lessons to expert jumpers looking for a professional arena to hobbyist just looking for beautiful trails to ride among charming settings.
Located in Downtown Thompson’s Station, this wonderful restaurant is housed by a former general store. This unique dining option pays homage to the history of the area by serving “sophisticated Southern cuisine.”
Local’s love visiting Circa for Friday date night if you’re looking for a spot to try!
This restaurant is unique in that it is also a farm and a historic land site. Over 50-acres complete the property and every inch is covered in history! The restaurant on the property is called Harvest and is to-die-for! They serve Southern-inspired food and each meal is crafted carefully to include gourmet additions. Plus, all their vegetables are curated from the farm or from local farmers!
They are also known for their craft cocktails which they serve in what they call the “Glass Bar.” Enjoy incredible views of the garden while enjoying their expertly made drinks!
THINGS TO DO
Enjoy wandering the gorgeous greenway all the way through Thompson’s Station! The trails are long and follow some of the most stunning scenery in the area!
Along the greenway, Thompson’s Station has an amazing dog park! A local pet care center, Mars Petcare and Outdoor Encounter, partnered with the city to create 4 acres of space for your furry friends! With separate spaces for large and small animals, there is something for everyone!
H Clark Distillery is an incredible addition to the community. They create “hand-crafted Tennessee Bourbon, Gin, New Whiskey and Black & Tan Whiskey one small batch at a time.” They pay specific attention to the history of the alcohol they are creating and aim to respect that history.
You can tour the distillery 7 days a week! Make sure to reserve your spot here!
Williamson County has a wonderful school system and Thompson’s Station residents greatly appreciate that! This city has three elementary schools, and a wonderful middle and high school to send their children to!
- Private Schools
Thompson’s Station is perfectly centered by both Franklin and Brentwood which are the homes to a number of private education options! Spring Hill Christian Academy, Battleground Academy, Brentwood Academy, The Classical Academy, and Franklin Christian Academy are just some of the local options!
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