In this post, you’ll find all the best events and things to see and do in April. We have a Top 10 list of things to do that is updated for 2020.
You’ll never run out of choices for activities and things to see in Music City. That’s why we’ve listed our Top 10 Things to Do in April for Nashville, Tennessee.
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If you’re looking to hit up a concert in Nashville, April is the perfect time to go.
The Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry House, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and Bridgestone Arena all have fantastic events scheduled with big-name artists and local acts alike.
You can see more of the Ryman Auditorium with a backstage tour.
April is a great time to catch a game in Nashville. The NHL is starting the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Nashville Sounds open their minor league baseball season.
Nashville’s annual Comedy Festival with well-known comedians dominating the stage is happening April 13-19, 2020.
The week-long lineup is constantly growing, as the festival is spread out over the Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee PAC, The Opry House, and other venues.
Ticket prices vary depending on the comic and the venue.
You’ll be able to find a few, fun productions onstage during April.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood comes from a Mr. Rogers character, and now delights a new generation of kids. This puppet comes to life on stage with interactive dialogue, song, and dance.
Modern Masters is an extraordinary partnership between modern bands and musical artists and the Nashville Ballet, featuring the Nashville Symphony. See these acts perform live while the Ballet performs choreography uniquely suited to modern music.
See more of Nashville in April with a city pass that includes entry to all the most popular attractions.
The passes are a great way way to get a bulk discount on museums, venues, and historic estates.
Depending on the pass you purchase, you could get entry to:
Find all the information about the Nashville city passes here.
Record Store Day is a nation-wide celebration of independent record shops on April 18, 2020. Why not celebrate it in Music City?
The celebrations will include live music, special record releases, and limited-edition promo products from participating stores.
Record Stores to Check Out:
Looking for a convenient way to taste test Music City’s beer options? The East Nashville Beer Festival is one of the few springtime beer events in Nashville.
Go to East Park on Saturday, April 18, 2020, to taste samples of beer from local and regional breweries. Food trucks and a full lineup of live music will be included.
General admission is $60 and includes a 5-ounce tasting glass and beer samples. The festival will be open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You must be 21+ to attend.
Tip: If you aren’t a fan of beer but want to join your friends, $25 designated driver tickets are available that come with a $10 food truck voucher.
Come to Nashville in April to find free festivals happening every weekend. If you love nature, crafts, or live music, there is something here for you to attend.
The first festival of the month will be the Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy free music, a parade, food trucks, and street performers.
Take a look at our free things to do post for more free activities.
Experience Nashville’s largest young professionals party on Saturday, April 13.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce puts on the Ragin Cajun Crawfish Boil at Cumberland Park. This annual event has been going for 20 years and is always packed.
The Cajun crawfish boil offers 4,000 pounds of crawfish and a stage with live, local music. General Admission is between $50 and $60, depending on whether you can catch the early bird ticket sales.
If you want to enjoy some Nashville staples but aren’t in town during these events, try this downtown Nashville walking food tour.
Take a tour of Nashville’s famous Old Town Trolley Tours.
The hop-on-hop-off tours have bus stops at all the best landmarks in the city center. Your driver is also equipped with a headset so you can learn about Music City’s history.
Take a half-day to learn about Nashville’s Southern food scene and how it is intertwined with Civil Rights and music history on this all-inclusive food tour.