Events in Nashville this August

Events in Nashville this August

August is a great time of year to visit Nashville, especially if you like heat and humidity. Known as “Music City”, Nashville is the place to be for all things country. The heat and humidity doesn’t slow down the fans in this town so if you’re coming for any of the great events in Nashville this August you’ll want to dress for the heat.

There are some spectacular events taking place this month – BBQs, Yard Sales, Shakespeare and the Grand Ole Opry – so bring the kids and enjoy all this town has to offer!

Events in Nashville this August

World’s Longest Yard Sale

When: August 1-4th, 2019

Where: Highway 127 Corridor

Jamestown, TN

The headquarters are located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, TN on the beautiful Upper Cumberland Plateau.The Sale always officially starts on the first Thursday in August through the following Sunday. Many sellers in the Clarkrange and Jamestown, TN area start selling the weekend before the official start date. “It is aptly titled, “The Worlds Longest Yard Sale!” Every year individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Hwy 127 corridor stretching over 690 miles from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. They band together as communities, in groups or as individuals and over a four-day weekend they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the North, South East and West. It is a mutual exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sell! As you drive the country roads, you will hear a collection of dialects, be privy to incredible stories related to the individuals and the items they sell and see a plethora of items that only your grandmother could love.

Tennessee Smokies Beer Fest

When: August 3rd, 2019

Where: Smokies Stadium

3540 Line Dr

Kodak, TN

Join us for the second annual Tennessee Smokies BeerFest scheduled for August 3, 2019. The festival will feature over 30 breweries, live music, great food, and more! Thanks to our partners at Young-Williams Animal Center, this year's event is dog-friendly! Grab your pups and come enjoy some brews.

2019 Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival

When: August 3rd, 2019

Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

335 S Hollywood Street

Memphis Tn

Mike Walker, a Fentress County official, had an idea for the sale in 1987 as a way to draw visitors from interstates to the back roads. That year, county officials planned a route in KY and TN and compiled a list of nearby attractions for people to visit. The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce serves as the headquarters for the sale. Since then, the event officially known as the 127 sale after its initial route has grown to cover 690 miles, from Gadsden, Ala. to Hudson, MI. The sale has been featured on HGTV and the Tonight Show, as well as in Southern Living, Country Living, USA Today and Newsweek.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival! The festival will take place on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 on the field of the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, in Memphis, TN from 6PM-10PM. We will have live music entertainment and a portion of ticket sales benefit the Dorothy Day House in Memphis. Tickets are $40+tax include admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, and over 90 different beverage samples. Food will be available to purchase.

Shakespeare in the Park – The Tempest

When: August 15th, 2019

Where: One City

8 City Blvd

Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN – After 30 years of “Shakespeare in the Park” performances at the bandshell in Nashville’s Centennial Park, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is excited to announce that it will relocate its Summer Shakespeare productions to the new multi-use development ONEC1TY starting Summer 2019.

Killer Nashville

When: August 22-25, 2019

Where: Franklin, TN

Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference was founded in 2006 by writer and filmmaker Clay Stafford as a trademarked charitable production of American Blackguard, Inc.

We work year-round on behalf of writers, readers, and forensic experts in our Killer Nashville family. We connect writers with publishers, literary agents, publicists, attorneys, and other writers through our online efforts, our virtual resources, our sponsored book signings, and our author showcases at foreign book festivals. We sponsor the Silver Falchion and Claymore Awards, which have been directly responsible for the publication of new authors’ work with established, legitimate publishers.

Of course, the signature event for Killer Nashville is our annual conference, which will be held at the Embassy Suites hotel in Franklin, TN, this August. Designed as an intimate conference with an emphasis on networking, education, and career planning, maximum attendance is capped at 500.

Nashville Flea Market

When: August 23-25, 2019

Where: The Fairgrounds Nashville

625 Nashville, TN

The Nashville Flea Market at The Fairgrounds Nashville is considered one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Approximately 800 to 1200 dealers and vendors from 30 states offer their wares to the buying public every month. With an average of 2000 booths, The Tennessee Magazine and Busy Bee Trader continue to vote the Nashville Flea Market as the #1 FLEA MARKET in Tennessee.


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