NASHVILLE MUSIC VENUES
Music Venues & Dinner Pairings
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.
Nashville 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
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
Bluebird Café – www.bluebirdcafe.com
Tin Roof – www.theoriginaltinroof.com
Neighbors – www.neighborssylvanpark.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
Suggested Dinner Location:
Nashville Palace – www.nashville-palace.com
Legendary. Historic. Home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Check out scheduled events on the website calendar. Located downtown.
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.
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.
THE STATION INN
Located in Nashville’s Gulch area. Bluegrass and roots music. Past performers include Allison Krause, Dolly Parton and Reba McIntyre.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
NASHVILLE RELOCATION INFORMATION
When you are relocating to Nashville, there are many things to consider besides just buying a house. We have provided the information below to help the relocation process, click on the links below to find out more.