TicketsNashville’s Summer Entertainment Guide

    Almost two weeks into the official start of summer and the “dog days” are almost upon the greater Nashville area as days are long, nights are short, and temperatures continue to skyrocket.

    In anticipation of Thursday’s Fourth of July celebration, cool off with a TicketsNashville four-part survival guide that’ll help Nashvillians and visitors alike escape the heat and stay entertained this summer!

    July 4th WeGo Star Excursion Train

    Event Type: Transportation

    Where: WeGo Star Excursion Train

    When: July 4

    Looking for a convenient way to head downtown and enjoy the July 4th Celebration at Riverfront Park without having to deal with the traffic? We have the answer. Just hop on the WeGo Star Excursion Train at six different locations (Lebanon, Hamilton Springs, Martha Station, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and Donelson) and you and your family can easily be transported to and from the downtown Fourth of July festivities!


    Event Type: Theatrical Performance

    Where: Chaffin’s Barn

    When: July 11- August 3

    Take a break from the heat and head down Highway 100 to catch dinner and a show as the talented crew at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre is set to deliver Annie, a play based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray.

    With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.


    Event Type: Theatrical Performance

    Where: The Theater Bug

    When: July 25 – August 4

    The talented young actors over at The Theater Bug are set to end July with an original production of a quirky tale of the backstage life of a theater kid. Showmance, tells the story of Charlotte and Henry, two bullied teens who meet Betsy, a witty and energetic “theater geek” who, along with a cast of whimsical theater students, give them a place to belong.

    Wilson County Fair

    Event Type: Festival

    Where: Lebanon, Tennessee

    When: August 16-24

    End the summer in true Tennessee fashion at the nationally recognized Wilson County Fair, held annually at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Tennessee. Gather your family and friends and head out to the eight-day festival and enjoy carnival rides, games, animals, and the signature tractor pull event. 2019 marks the ‘Year of Wool’ celebration!