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Music City

Tennessee’s beloved Music City, Nashville, is unique to the planet. Music literally lives here. It is said that music is “written on the hearts of every Nashvillian.” Take a walk through this city, and you will quickly find that no words were ever truer.

The tradition of music and songwriting runs so deep here, you can actually feel this towns soul. This city sings! Like a beating heart, there is a rhythm to this place. A mystique born from countless dreamers, poets, lovers, outlaws and cowboys. Nashville has a kind of coolness that you just can’t put your finger on. It can’t be manufactured or faked…it just is.

Nashville draws people from all over the globe, a city full of world class singers and songwriters. Bare witness, and simply walk down any of Nashville’s lively streets, past the bars, restaurants and music venues. The melodies drift out, and you’re instantly spellbound by stories of heart break, long lost love, missing home or one where your momma warned you about that boy. A window into someone’s life. It just grabs you, and pulls you into that shared human experience. Life, told through music. This is hallowed ground.

Music Venues

BELCOURT / HILLSBORO VILLAGE

Belcourt Taps – www.belcourt.org
Belcourt Theatre – www.belcourt.org
Bongo Java After Hours Theatre – www.bongoafterhourstheatre.com
Curb Event Center – www.belmont.edu/event-services/facilities/curb-event-center-spaces.html

 

DOWNTOWN

Ryman Auditorium – www.ryman.com
Bridgestone Arena – www.bridgestonearena.com
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – www.countrymusichalloffame.org
LP Field – www.titansonline.com/index.html
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar – www.bourbonstreetbluesandboogiebar.com
Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar – www.fiddleandsteel.com
Mercy Lounge – www.mercylounge.com
Schermerhorn Symphony Center – www.nashvillesymphony.org
Swingin’ Doors Saloon – www.swingindoorssaloon.com
The Cannery Ballroom – www.mercylounge.com

 

EAST NASHVILLE

The 5 Spot – www.the5spot.club
The Family Wash – www.familywash.com
The Lipstick Lounge – www.thelipsticklounge.com

 

ELLISTON PLACE

Café Coco – www.cafecoco.com
Exit/In – www.exitin.com
The End – www.endnashville.com

 

GREEN HILLS

Bluebird Café – www.bluebirdcafe.com

 

MUSIC ROW

Tin Roof – www.theoriginaltinroof.com

 

SYLVAN PARK

Neighbors – www.neighborssylvanpark.com

 

THE GULCH

12th & Porter – www.12andporter.com
Sambuca – www.nashville.sambucarestaurant.com
The Station Inn – www.stationinn.com
Two Old Hippies – www.twooldhippies.com

 

WEST END / MIDTOWN

Centennial Park – www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/Centennial-Park.aspx
The Country – www.thecountrynashville.com
Losers Bar & Grill – www.losersbarnashville.com
Soulshine Pizza Factory – www.soulshinepizza.com
The Row – www.therownashville.com

 

Dinner and A Show

The following list has been compiled for your convenience! The Paula Hinegardner Group has paired together some of Nashville’s most popular music venues and best restaurants, all based on location, to plan for a great evening in Music City.

The Grand Ole Opry

Located in Music Valley. For a really cool experience, try to get tickets for when the show is being broadcast. The Grand Ole Opry also host non-country music artist such as Lorde and Sam Smith

www.opry.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

Nashville Palace – www.nashville-palace.com

 

Ryman Auditorium

Legendary. Historic. Home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Check out scheduled events on the website calendar. Located downtown.

www.ryman.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

Merchants Restaurant – www.merchantsrestaurant.com

Roberts West World – www.robertswesternworld.com

 

Mercy Lounge

Nationally celebrated, Mercy Lounge is located in downtown Nashville. As well as emerging stars, Mercy Lounge past performers include Adele, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Keith Urban and The White Stripes.

www.mercylounge.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

Flyte World Dining & Wine – www.flytenashville.com

Jackalope Brewing – www.jackalopebrew.com

 

The Basement

Showcase for up and coming bands. The Basement is Nashville’s rock venue. Past big acts have included Metallica and Mumford & Sons. Located at 8th Avenue.

www.thebasementnashville.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

The Smiling Elephant – www.thesmilingelephant.com

ML Rose Craft Beers & Burgers – www.mlrose.com

 

The Station Inn

Located in Nashville’s Gulch area. Bluegrass and roots music. Past performers include Allison Krause, Dolly Parton and Reba McIntyre.

www.stationinn.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

The 404 Kitchen – www.the404nashville.com/kitchen

Adele’s – www.adelesnashville.com

 

Bluebird Café

Iconic. For the country music connoisseur. This unassuming Café is a hit maker. Unknown and country music’s biggest stars vie to play in this intimate space. Located in the Green Hill area.

www.bluebirdcafe.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

Firefly Grille – www.fireflygrillenashville.com

Greenhouse Bar – www.thefoodcompanynashville.com

 

3rd & Lindsley

Newly renovated, this music space features neighborhood favorites, as well as famous faces. Past features included Train, Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran and Lady Antebellum. Located in Rutledge Hill.

www.3rdandlindsley.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

Husk – www.husknashville.com

Pinewood Social – www.pinewoodsocial.com

 

Marathon Music Works

Acts ranging from Garth Brooks to Chance the Rapper. Check out Marathon Village while you’re there. Home of American Pickers ‘Antique Archelogy’ store front and Garage Coffee Company.

www.marathonmusicworks.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

Slim & Husky Pizza Beeria – www.slimandhuskys.com

William Colliers – www.william-colliers.com

 

Exit/In

A great mixture of local and big acts, and a diverse music scene…from Johnny Cash to REM. Located in Elliston Place. From Exit/In website… “It was where Jimmy Buffet got his start; where a young Red Hot Chili Peppers enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal; where everyone from the likes of Avril Lavigne to The Ramones to Death Cab for Cutie to Etta James to Talking Heads performed.”

www.exitin.com

Suggested Dinner Location:

Café Coco – www.cafecoco.com

The Gold Rushwww.goldrushnashville.com