When the weather warms in Nashville, everyone goes outside. The city abounds with rocky trails for runners and water-side retreats for relaxation. New restaurants are flourishing, many with outdoor patio seating, perfect for a breezy day. And best of all, Music City doesn’t disappoint when it comes to outdoor concert series, either. Even if you missed the Bonnaroo music festival, the rest of the summer has plenty of reasons to hop on a plane to Nashville.
Stop By New Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater If you’ve been to Nashville anytime in the last year, you may have noticed a construction zone obstructing downtown near the Cumberland River’s south bank. Good news: Riverfront Park is finally complete and one of its main attractions, the new Ascend Amphitheater, is more than ready for your visit. The venue recently announced a summer lineup that makes anyone born prior to 1990 extremely happy. Eric Church (July 30-31), Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire (August 1), The Counting Crows (August 7) and Smashing Pumpkins (August 9) make up some of the first acts to take the stage this summer. Combine all of that musical excitement with more than 10 acres of riverfront park, one mile of multi-use greenway, trails, ornamental gardens and Nashville’s first downtown dog park. Oh, and did we mention all of the Facebook fun you can have thanks to the free Wi-Fi access? – See more at: http://www.ascendamphitheater.com/news?n_id=184#sthash.KYGu5XRt.dpuf