Nashville Symphony Announces Free Community Concerts for Summer 2024

The Nashville Symphony will perform free concerts in local parks throughout Middle Tennessee in June 2024.

Nashville, Tenn. (April 17, 2024) – The Nashville Symphony has announced dates and programs for their popular annual Community Concerts, a beloved summer tradition throughout Middle Tennessee. From June 5 through 9, the Orchestra will perform free concerts in local parks and communities in Davidson, Macon, Montgomery, and Wilson counties.

Nashville Symphony Resident Conductor Nathan Aspinall will conduct a program featuring American classics including John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Boudleaux and Felice Bryant’s “Rocky Top,” Bob Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute, Harold Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow,” and John Stafford Smith’s “The Star-Spangled Banner;” John Williams’s “Adventures on Earth” from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Alan Menkin’s Aladdin Orchestral Suite, and Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission; and contemporary composer Carlos Simon’s “Ring Shout” from Four Black American Dances. The Orchestra will also perform the overture to Franz Von Suppé’s operetta Light Calvary, as well as Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Opus 72, No. 1 in B major and Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5.

“Community concerts are one of our favorite ways to present the excitement of all the Nashville Symphony has to offer beyond the walls of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center,” said Kimberly McLemore, Nashville Symphony Vice President of Education and Community Engagement. “We are excited to bring back this wonderful series as we enjoy our beautiful parks alongside neighbors throughout the Middle Tennessee area.”

Several concert locations will offer pre-concert activities and food options, and concertgoers are encouraged to pack a basket and come early to enjoy beautiful summer evenings in the parks. More information can be found at

Benefits, Inc. sponsors the Nashville Symphony’s Free Community Concerts. Thank you also to Publix Super Market Charities, The Memorial Foundation, Middle Tennessee Electric, and Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County for providing funds to make these free concerts possible.

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