As summer winds down, the entertainment heats up at Downtown Nashville’s Live on the Green Music Festival, held at Public Square Park. This free, outdoor concert series takes place on Thursday evenings from August 10th through the 31st, and then on Friday, September 1st and Saturday the 2nd. It’s an awesome event put on by Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100. And need we mention again, it’s completely free! It’s in Music City, after all. There aren’t many places you can find such an impressive lineup of musicians all brought to the public for free.

Live on the Green Features music from local musicians, as well as artists from across the nation. Big names on this year’s lineup include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Portugal, The Man, Spoon, Sheryl Crow, and more.   

Live on the Green’s stage is set up on the steps of the Metro Courthouse, and concert attendees enjoy music from the grassy area, which allows them to enjoy the music either sitting or standing. Every evening there are food trucks and drinks available.

The VIP Experience

For those wanting to have a more luxurious Live on the Green experience, VIP tickets are available for purchase. VIP ticket amenities to Live on the Green 2017 include:

  • VIP access to stages
  • Access to a VIP lounge and shaded seating area
  • Complimentary drinks (beer, wine, soda)
  • A catered dinner
  • Private restrooms

Check out all of the perks to a VIP experience and visit to see the full lineup and learn more about the festival.