Enjoy some some beers and live music at the author's favorite lakeside bar, Shipwreck Cove at Percy Priest Lake.
It has reasonably priced drinks, great bands on the weekends and the city’s best catfish. Nick and I have taken our dogs there to walk around the pond (and to play with so many other people’s dogs), and we’ve also spent afternoons together people-watching from the swings placed throughout the fields.
Another fact: you will go slowly insane eating the same takeout parked in front of the TV night after night until spring arrives. Try these dates STAT and rescue yourself from the frozen hell that is winter.
The beach areas are great for the dogs to stay hydrated but are also wonderful and relatively clean swimming areas.
If you’re after a more conventional date night in the city, you can certainly hit up several bars for delicious drinks and live music. Uber and taxi prices are outrageous compared to our hometown of Dayton, Ohio, and drinks do not come cheap either.
Timothy Moore is a full-time editor and doggy daddy, but he likes to devote time when he can to writing — whether it’s for his own novel or online.
He is new to the Nashville area and is excited to explore the city with his partner.
Nashville Symphony Summer Community Concert series is a perennial favorite, with seven outdoor concerts set for 2017 at various midstate parks in June. Gallatin's Third Thursdays on Main is a series of outdoor concerts held monthly June through September on the Historic Public Square. The 60-member Williamson County Community Band and the Nashville Community Concert Band have a number of free concerts indoors and outdoors. For the Nashville Community Band lineup, call 615-352-7713 or see Members bring telescopes or you can bring your own to explore the night sky. Almost every nonprofit has some activities, but the best source for volunteering is Hands On Nashville, which has a calendar full of good options for all ages and interests. Watch the Titans open practices and get some autographs in late July and early August at Saint Thomas Sports Park, 45 Great Circle Road in Metro Center. Enjoy spring college football games -- Vanderbilt's Black and Gold, TSU's Blue and White and MTSU's Blue and White game, all free.61.
These concerts draw thousands of picnickers and music lovers who enjoy a night out at the concerts. Smyrna Parks and Recreation has monthly summer Cruise-Ins with classic cars, live music, food and inflatables. Society amateur and professional astronomers are on hand to answer questions and help new star gazers. Vanderbilt's Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, has "Open House Days" 9 a.m.-noon the first Tuesday of each month. "Shakespeare Allowed," a partnership between the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and the Nashville Public Library, takes place at noon on the first Saturday of every month for a reading of one play. Vanderbilt also has two annual Dore Jam fan events, one before the football season kicks off and one at the beginning of basketball season, when fans can meet the coaches and players, and enjoy some fun activities. All Belmont Bruin baseball games are free ( 615-460-6420), as are the Trevecca Nazarene Trojan games ( 615-248-1271).Thesymphony also has an "Annual Free Day of Music" in the fall, which is a full day of music from numerous groups including a full Nashville Symphony performance in the beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Make a reservation and get a tour of the observatory and star chamber, and look through the solar telescope. The monthly flea market at the Fairgrounds Nashville is always fun to explore. Two other baseball options: The Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball, (tennesseevintagebaseball.com), which uses 19th century baseball rules with underhand pitching and no gloves, plays at various Midstate locations through the summer; and the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association ( which has a field at Shelby Park.63.The symphony also has four free "On Stage" events that feature an intimate performance and conversation, with the audience sitting either on the stage or in the choir loft in Laura Turner Concert Hall. "String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry" will be performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum June 26-July 8, with daily shows at 10 and a.m., except Sunday. Family-friendly and dog-friendly Musicians Corner lawn parties take place on most Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in May, June, select Saturdays in August and September at Centennial Park, with all genres of music, children's activities, local artisans and food trucks. Jazz on the Cumberland concert series on the waterfront at Cumberland Park, 592 S. If it's hockey you like, a good chance to get a free insider look at the Nashville Predators is by catching a practice. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has a free family day program usually on the first Sunday of the month.You can usually watch or join in a game of frisbee near the Parthenon; we even once saw a group itself is a reason to visit Centennial Park.Built in 1897, the structure is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece, and inside there is a full-scale replica of the famous Athena statue.on a warm day during happy hour and to order a pint (they’re buy one, get one free). Participating galleries span 5th Avenue of the Arts and the Historic Arcade.