Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Full Moon Pickin’ Parties – Celebrating 17 years of mighty fine bluegrass!

These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee’s finest bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to enjoy this beloved Nashville tradition in one of its most beautiful settings: Warner Parks. Bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds, while three headlining acts perform on the main stage. All funds raised by the Pickin’ Parties go directly toward protecting the Warner Parks as well as funding educational programs and special projects that benefit park-goers of all ages! Many thanks to our 2017 Top Fiddle sponsors Bridgestone Americas and Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund.

Along with great Bluegrass music all night long, don’t miss supporting a variety of delicious local Food Trucks that will be onsite, the Moonpie giveaway for the first 100 guests, an opportunity to bid on a guitar giveaway from Guitar Center Lessons of Nashville, star-gazing with space extraordinaire Chuck Schlemm, a conversation with our Metro Parks Mounted Patrol and their horses in the barn, your very own Full Moon Pickin’ Party t-shirt at our Merch tent, and a fun group photo at the Southern Style Photo Booth!


Warner Park Equestrian Center at 2500 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37221


7-11 p.m., Fridays closest to the full moon.

  • May 19, 2017 – Headliners: Lonnie Jones & Hard Drive, Back 80 Bluegrass & Brother & The Hayes
  • June 9, 2017 – Headliners: BlueHart, Wolfpack Bluegrass Band & Ally Brown Music
  • July 7, 2017 – Headliners: Gene Duggan & Familiar Faces, HanaLena & Union County Line
  • August 4, 2017 – Headliners: Cumberland Bend, LaTresa & The Signal, Accidental Trio
  • September 8, 2017 – Headliners: The GrasStains, GrassTime & Hands of Time
  • October 13, 2017 -Headliners: Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon, Off the Wagon, & TBD


Gate Sales (cash or check ONLY):

Admission may be purchased by at the gate starting at 6:45pm on the evening of the event. We can and do sell out! Friends of Warner Parks reserves the right to cap admission based on sales and/or crowd size. This is for the safety and comfort of our guests, volunteers, and performers. Adults of legal drinking age must provide a government issued ID if they wish to get a wristband for beer.

  • $25 – Adults 18 and up
  • $10 – Youth 7-17
  • Free – Children 6 and under

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Friends of Warner Parks, please consider an additional donation at the gate to help protect and preserve historic Warner Parks for the next 30 years.

Advance Sales:

We strongly recommend purchasing your admission in advance! Save time, money, and beat the sellout crowd. 

Buy in person from Warner Park Headquarters (cash or check only) OR buy online from NowPlayingNashville.com (credit card only).

  • $20 – Adults 18 and up
  • $7 – Youth 7-17
  • Free – Children 6 and under
  • $90 – Season Passes (throwback to $90 in honor of Warner Parks 90th Anniversary!!)
  • All advance purchases, online or in person, must be made by 5 p.m. the Thursday before the event.
  • Guests who purchase advance admission must check in at WILL CALL on the night of the event. You will be turned away if you proceed to the main ticketing tent without checking in at will call!

Buy Tickets

Picker Price:FMPP (3)

Playing in a jam circle? Thank you! Pickers pay only *$5-$10 with the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo
  • Fiddle or Bass Fiddle
  • Lap Steel
  • Dobro
  • Dulcimer
  • Autoharp
  • Accordion
  • Harmonica Set (minimum 5 piece)

Please note: Only instruments listed above qualify guests for the Picker Price. Amplified instruments are not permitted. This event is a fundraiser to benefit Warner Parks. Please plan to play your instrument if you plan to attend at the Picker Price.

*$10 rate for pickers who wish to receive a 21+ wristband for complimentary beer. $5 rate applies to pickers who do not want one.


  • Only those who participate in the jam circles are eligible for the discounted picker rate
  • No amplified instruments permitted in pickin’ area
  • Gates open at 6:45 p.m.
  • Admission purchase is with cash or check only
  • Water, soft drinks and up to four beers are included with admission as a thank-you for your support of the Parks. Quantities are not guaranteed.
  • Food is available for purchase or you may bring your own
  • Glass, large coolers (over 16 quarts), and outside alcohol are not allowed. All bags and instrument cases are subject to search.
  • Limited seating is available – bring blankets or camping chairs
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leashes no longer than six feet in length at all times
  • These are rain or shine events, but cancellations may occur in the event of severe weather. We will do our best to post timely updates on our website, and social media accounts if we cancel for any reason.

For questions or ADA accommodations, call 615.370.8053.

See you out at the barn!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for 2018 are currently available! We are inviting Corporate and Community partners to sponsor our 2018 Full Moon Pickin’ Parties, with proceeds benefiting Friends of Warner Parks. As a Top Fiddle Sponsor, Prime Picker, Supporting Strummer, Harmonizer, Band Sponsor or In-Kind Partner, you will have opportunities to receive company promotion and recognition, event display space, complimentary Full-Moon Pickin’ Party passes and to become part of the Full Moon Pickin’ Party & Friends of Warner Parks family.  Contact our Marketing Director at brenda.mikec@nashville.gov for more information!

Be a Sponsor