Music Series

Historic Rock Castle has emerged as one of the most unique music venues in the greater Nashville area.

Offering a wide variety of music-centered, community-focused events each year, the Rock Castle staff invites guests to experience its family-friendly Summer Songwriter Series, intimate private house concerts in the Revolutionary-era home, a newly-designed folk ‘n Bluegrass festival, and the celebrated music of the Nashville Symphony.


Summer Songwriter Nights Series

Are you looking for a relaxing night of outdoor family fun and great music? 
If so, come out to one of the best community events in Sumner County — the Rock Castle Summer Songwriter Series! 

Organized games and inflatables are provided for your kids throughout the evening, so bring a blanket or some camp chairs, sprawl out on the lawn, and enjoy the original music of some of Nashville's most talented rising stars. It's the perfect worry-free evening of fun for everyone!

Rock Castle has been voted "The Best Outdoor Music Venue" and "Best Historic Site" in Sumner County, and we think you'll agree. So come on out, and let's make history together this summer! 

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For more information email:
Sam Gilbert
Director of Operations & Events


Bluegrass & Brews

Join us at Historic Rock Castle for good times and great music performed by Bluegrass Ablaze and Mark Barnett & Friends. There will be cornhole, craft beer from Half-Batch Brewing Co., plenty of fun for the whole family, and of course, LIVE MUSIC. 

Proceeds will help Historic Rock Castle fulfill its mission to preserve the home of one of Tennessee’s founding families while promoting education and engaging the community through creative programming and events.

Tickets to the VIP dinner performance are $50 per person and include a complete BBQ dinner with all the fixin’s, dessert, and 2 drink tickets. While children are welcome at the General Admission event, the VIP portion of Bluegrass & Brews at the Castle is for adults age 21 and older only.

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Winter House Concert Series

The best private listening room experience north of Nashville, Historic Rock Castle invites guests to share in one of the most unique and exclusive events in Music City. 

Concert guests arrive to the oldest home in Middle Tennessee to participate in an evening of song and story -- to be embraced by the legacy of the 1784 Smith family home, and enjoy the lyrical talents of some of Nashville's best musicians and songwriters. Rock Castle Winter House Concerts are a perfect harmony of Tennessee's vibrant history and musical heritage. 

Concerts take place one Saturday each month (November through February) from 6:00-9:30pm. Tickets are $50 and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, craft beer from Half Batch Brewing, and white wine. (We cannot serve red wine in the historic home, in order to preserve the original wood and furnishings). Seating is very limited. Payment must be made at time of reservation and is non-refundable.