Riverfront Park

Everyone in Nashville who loves music would know that Riverfront Park is the regular venue for open-air concerts.

Located at 100 1st Ave N, Riverfront Park is a place along the banks of the Cumberland River that regularly plays host not only to open-air concerts but also to festivals. It’s a perfect place for family bonding and weekend picnics.

Famous among the festivals that are held at Riverfront Park is the annual Independence Day celebration on the 4th of July. During the event, a mile-long series of lights illuminate the whole area paired with a dramatic fireworks display.

In June, Riverfront Park also hosts another big event, the four-day Country Music Association (CMA) Music Festival, which is highlighted by daily concerts and food bazaars. And every August, the Music City Festival and BBQ Championships is held at the park.

Riverfront Park is created in the early 1980s to commemorate Nashville’s river history.

At the northern side of Riverfront Park is Fort Nashborough, a 1930 replica of the two-acre fort that Nashville’s first settlers built as their home, which is situated along the Cumberland River. Presently, reconstruction of Fort Nashborough is ongoing, which hopes to create a modern interpretation of the frontier settlement.

Riverfront Park is open from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

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