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Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville TN
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Outdoor Music Venues in Tennessee

Head to these outdoor venues for incredible music Made in Tennessee.

Get outside and enjoy the warm breezes and great music that is performed at one of the many amphitheaters in Tennessee. Here, you will find every kind of music genre, large crowds ready to party until the sun goes down, and an appreciation for the state that prides itself in being the Soundtrack of America. Head to these outdoor venues for incredible music Made in Tennessee: 

The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint – Maryville

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The 16,000 sq. ft. mega-watt outdoor venue hosts music groups of all kinds. From Americana to Southern rock and country, music guests have included Blackberry Smoke, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Sturgill Simpson, Shooter Jennings, and Jason Isbell.

The Loudon Tate & Lyle Performing Arts Center – Loudon

The new amphitheater was recently built to accommodate 7,500 people. Check back for upcoming concerts and plays that will be hosted at the amphitheater.

Ross's Landing – Chattanooga

The amphitheater that gives its guests a beautiful view of the Tennessee River hosts a plethora of events throughout the year like 3 Sisters Blue Grass Festival Sept. 30 and a variety of outdoor sport events as well.

The Tennessee Amphitheater – Knoxville

Knoxville rocks with its amphitheater open for concerts, special events and theatrical performances. It was constructed for the 1982 World's Fair and then was renovated in 2007. You can experience it for yourself during Act 3 of Puccini's Tosca performed April 30 in other various locations by the Knoxville Opera.

Music in the Vines – Arrington

Jazzy tunes rise into the air at Arrington Vineyards. This Middle Tennessee vineyard, started by Kix Brooks of the country duo Brooks & Dunn, hosts the music series every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April through November. Guests can enjoy the vineyard grounds, award-winning wines, and music from local, rising stars.

Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville

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Already hailed as the Best New Major Concert Venue by Pollstar, the amphitheater is hosting big name acts for Music City guests and residents ranging from Grammy Award-winning Alabama Shakes, Jimmy Buffett, Twenty One Pilots and Weezer.

Sparta Amphitheater –  Sparta 

Beginning late spring to October, guests and hear the sound of bluegrass every third Friday of each month. The concerts are free and get folks outside, under the stars to enjoy traditional styles of music.

Levitt Shell – Memphis

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Beginning in March, the venue hosts more than 50 concerts, providing free music to their diverse audiences. From jazz to rock, soul and blues, the concerts emulate the Soundtrack of America, Made in Tennessee. Located in the heart of Midtown Memphis, visitors are invited to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the open-air facility. 

Amphitheater at the Market (AMP) – Jackson

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In the heart of Jackson, the outdoor facility hosts a range of music events. Bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs for nights filled with music.

Mud Island Amphitheatre – Memphis

Let the Mississippi be your backdrop as you take in a concert at this downtown Memphis location. Third Day perform their many hit songs April 16 and Alabama Shakes bring their high-energy show to Memphis July 15.