Monday, 27 June 2016
Four Free Kids Activities in the Nashville Area

Whether you're new to Middle Tennessee or you've been here for years and haven't gotten out much, it's time to get out and explore some of the FREE options for kids in your area. Of course there are way more than just the four you see here, but this will get you started and get your wheels turning as you look for more adventure this summer.

Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Road, Brentwood
Open Mon-Thurs. 9-8; Fri. 9-6; Sat. 10-6; Sun. 1-6

Recently rated as the 5th most incredible children's library in the world-yes, the world-the Brentwood Library has free fun for all ages, but the children's area is especially appealing. Besides the magical-looking area that is set aside for finding books and hearing stories, the calendar is full of events to enjoy all year round. Check it out here!


Port Royal Park
4285 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill
Open 10-7

Sure, the water hose is a great, free way to cool off in the summer, but why not take it up a notch and head out to a park that's dedicated to streams of water for running around? You can also enjoy an adjacent playground, covered pavilions, and a ½ mile trail. See pics and more info here!


Cumberland Park
592 S 1st St., Nashville
Open Mon.-Sat. 9-7; Sun. 12-6

Another great, free option for splashing around is right beside Nissan Stadium in Nashville. You'll also find a play area, climbing wall, and snack bar at this great location. See more here!


Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Hwy 100, Nashville
Open Tues.-Sat. 9-4

Sitting in 2,684 acres of the Warner Parks, this nature center has a lot to offer. Free programs for kids 6-12 take place every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Friday Nights include fun activities for families in the great outdoors. Stop by at any time to walk through the nature center for hands-on learning. There's even a great creek and dirt playground for play time just outside the building. Click here and then scroll to the bottom for summer schedules!


I love living in the Nashville area and I hope you do too! If you are ready to find the perfect home for you and your family, please let me know. I'd love to help.




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Posted on 06/27/2016 5:21 PM by Jarod
Friday, 3 June 2016
Weekend Music and Arts Events in Nashville

Welcome to the weekend! Music City is hopping with plenty of opportunities to experience music and arts, so grab some friends and start making plans now. As a bonus, several of these options are FREE!

Beauty and the Beast
Now Sunday


FRIDAY, June 3

Music at the Frist: Stone Soup
6-8 p.m.,  FREE
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Music City Marketplace Grand Opening
8 a.m. 6 p.m.,  FREE
150 4th Ave. N
Tour the new visitors center in Downtown Nashville! Enjoy free refreshments as you shop for Nashville-unique gifts and grab brochures that will help you explore more of this fabulous city.

Nashville Sounds Baseball and Fireworks
7:05 p.m.
First Tennessee Park
Sounds vs. Round Rock Express

Nashville Symphony Community Concert
8 p.m., FREE
Bicentennial Mall-600 James Robertson Parkway



The Music of John Williams with the Nashville Symphony
8 p.m.
Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater-310 1st Ave. S

West Side Story
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Architecture Tour of the Frist
4:30 p.m., FREE
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

First Saturday Art Crawl
6-9 p.m., FREE
Downtown Nashville
Several art galleries open their doors and serve free refreshments as you stroll downtown and enjoy local art! Look for the Gray Line Trolley to get you around town.


SUNDAY, June 5

Acoustic Brunch
8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Café-100 Broadway
Enjoy a specialty menu and free live music!


MONDAY, June 6

Interview and Performance with Blake Shelton
3:00-4:15 p.m.
Country Music Hall of Fame



CMA Music Festival












Posted on 06/03/2016 11:53 AM by Jarod