The Bluebird Cafe
If you’ve watched the TV show “Nashville” you know what the Bluebird is. I didn’t watch the show, but it’s a tiny room with musicians playing in it. Often those musicians are songwriters that have written a hit or two for one of your favorite stars.
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
If you are a fan of rock ’n’ roll and mainstream pop music, this is very cool despite its unassuming location. If you have kids interested in music, there’s a HUGE selection of electronic instrument stations where you can play drums, guitar, keyboards, beat boxes, and even sing.
Just in case you are traveling during football season, this is a group of Husker fans that live in Nashville. Wow.
OZ Nashville | Brave New Art
Some artsy shows are happenin’ here!
Mercy Lounge and the High Watt are concert venues near downtown.
You Ought To Know Nashville: Prince’s and Husk – YouTube
There’s this unique Nashville thing called “Hot Chicken”. It’s usually awesome chicken with really hot spices on it.
The 5 Spot Live
If a visitor is in Nashville on a Tuesday and digs live music, the 5 Spot’s Two Dollar Tuesdays are a solid bet. $2 gets you in. $2 local Yazoo beers all night. The music usually spans multiple genres, but generally rocks. Fun, East Nashville, musician-oriented hang.
—Thus Spake D. Striker
Tour Nashville with Heidi of Under the Guise – YouTube
Nice short video reviewing some cool places to go in Nashville.
Great old movie theater. Shows low-distribution and classic movies generally. THEY DO HAVE A BAR!
Classic destination for live music in Nashville. Used to be home of the Grand Ole Opry.
The Station Inn
Supposed to be a Nashville Bluegrass original. I had the pleasure of seeing Sturgill Simpson and his band perform there in 2014 before he was a big deal.
Go for a walk, ride or run on any of these paths all around Nashville. I frequently go to the one that starts by the Percy Priest dam and goes to the Kohl’s parking lot on Lebanon Rd.
Third Man Records
Are you a Jack White fan? Well, this is his place.
The (Nashville) Parthenon
Like the original, only made of steel-reinforced concrete!
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
If you REALLY like country music, this is bound to be of interest