5 things to do in Middle Tennessee this weekend: June 14th-16th

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 08:29:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Have you started planning out your weekend yet? Here's a few of the events that are going on around Nashville -- whether you want to soak up some arts and culture, go for a spin on a scooter or looking to do a little networking.

American Artisan Festival
Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16

The American Artisan Festival is returning to Centennial Park! The event has been a fixture in Nashville for 40 years and will feature 150 artists from 35 states. Click here for official times.

Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival
Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 15

For the past 19 years, the Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival has celebrated the arts and culture of Jefferson Street, a vital part of the Nashville community. In addition to food, the two-day event will also offer the best in jazz, blues, funk, gospel, soul and R&B.

Tickets range from $5-$55. General admission is $25. Click here for info.

Music City Freedom Festival
Saturday, June 15

The Music City Freedom Festival celebrates Juneteenth -- a date observed on June 19th that commemorates the end of slavery -- from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Hadley Park, located on 28th Avenue North. You’ll be able to check out local food trucks and vendors, in addition to hearing live music. Click here for more.

Nashville’s Black Women’s Expo
Saturday, June 15

This is the second year for the expo. According to the Eventbrite listing, there will be “vendors, local and national entertainment, authors, networking, and more.” The event starts at 1 p.m. Saturday. Click here for ticket information.

25th Annual RC-MoonPie Festival
Saturday, June 15

It doesn't really get any better than an RC Cola and a MoonPie and the town of Bell Buckle is celebrating both with the RC-MoonPie Festival. This is expected to the event's biggest year to date as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Bell Buckle is located in Bedford County, about 53 miles southeast of Nashville. Click here for more info.

BONUS! (We couldn't forget Father's Day this weekend.)

Father’s Day Classic Car Show
Sunday, June 16

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is celebrating Father's Day with a car show featuring vintage models from local collections. You can grab a beer or cocktail for Dad, and stroll from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information.