Nashville was founded towards the end of the 18th century, with the city being center to strategic rail and port routes. The city grew rapidly with manufacturing forming the backbone of the economy of Tennessee’s capital. Foundations of the city were built on music and celebratory mood of the locals. Music, celebrations, and festivals are what defines the culture of the city and can be felt and seen across the streets of Nashville. Nashville festivals are a true reflection of the life of the city with various festivals lined up across the year offering a plethora of options to immerse and indulge when in Nashville. Throughout the year, Nashville Festival scene is celebrating arts and crafts, food and wine, songwriters, music, dance, authors, and holidays. Some of these festivals are much-hyped in the national and international media while attracting large and diverse audiences from across the globe. Globally renowned as the Music City, this city rejoices in bringing synergy between music and enthusiasts. Nashville Music Festival is one of the major festival attractions the city has to offer for music enthusiasts, fans, critics and, global and local artists.
There are close to 200 live music venues in the city buzzing with concerts every day and night. Locals and tourists can earmark several exciting festivals taking place in the Music City across the year. Nashville Film Festivals sees a huge footfall with several celebrities, film critics, movie enthusiasts, cinema buff, and artists gracing several annual and new festivals taking place in the city throughout the year. Apart from that, Nashville Music Festival and Music City Food and Wine Festival are popular among the music lovers, tourists, performers, foodies, and the media with great performers’ line-up and taste-bud exploding eatery options attracting a huge footfall every year respectively. Tennessee Renaissance Festival or Nashville Renaissance Festival as it is popularly known due to the festival's proximity to Nashville is a beautiful annual event where more than 60 artisans from across the country come to display their art and craft work in front of art lovers.
Nashville is a jubilant mode across the year with live music concerts, music festivals, gigs, global star performances scheduled for every other day. Nashville Music Festival, Rights Spring Music Festival, Music City Soul Series, Nashville Jazz Festival, CMA Music Festivals, Americana Music Association Festival & Conference are some lively music festivals in Nashville that takes place across the year in the Music City. There are several popular food and drinks festivals in Nashville such as Taco Festival Nashville, Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Festival, Nashville Tomato Festival, and Nashville Beer Fest that offer sumptuous delicacies and drinks for foodies in the city including the tourists. Apart from food, drinks and music, there are numerous art and film festivals like Nashville International Film Festival, American Artisans Festival, International Black Film Festival, The Nashville National Fine Art Festival, and Nashville Film Festival, are some widely accredited events that you should look up to when you are in Nashville.