Inside Nashville

Nashville skyline

If you haven’t noticed, Nashville is having a moment... a long, colorful, all-eyes-on-us kind of moment. Travel + Leisure and Afar consistently list it among the year’s “best places to go” - GQ even dubbed it “Nowville.” As locals, we’ve got one goal: make sure you feel less like a tourist and more like an old friend. From world-class entertainment at the symphony or theater to Broadway’s famous honky-tonks to lesser-known local pockets for shopping, live music or cutting-edge art galleries, we promise to create a Nashville playlist that’s personalized, progressive, and seriously fun.

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Nightlife

Bluebird Cafe

4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
(615) 383-1461
One of the world’s preeminent listening rooms, this unassuming 90-seat venue is where “the heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs.

Music City Pub Crawl

2nd Avenue, Downtown Nashville
(615) 345-4458
The city’s original pub crawl tour is a guided glimpse of a half-dozen favorite watering holes.

Robert's Western World  

416B Broadway, Nashville
(615) 244-9552
This Western wear store moonlights as a honky-tonk with live music, cold beer and no cover charge.

Ryman stage with a barnyard backdrop

Music

Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville
(615) 871-6779
Catch music legends and rising stars on “country’s most famous stage.”

The Ryman Auditorium

116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville
(615) 889-3060
Called “the Mother Church of Country Music,” this historic auditorium is the birthplace of bluegrass.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

One Symphony Place, Nashville
(615) 687-6500
Among the world’s premier acoustical venues, the Schermerhorn is home to the Nashville Symphony.

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Food

404 Kitchen

507 12th Ave. S, Nashville
(615) 251-1404
Farm-to-table New American fare paired with the largest (and best) whiskey selection in town.

Husk

37 Rutledge St., Nashville
(615) 256-6565
An offspring of the famous Charleston restaurant, Husk serves award-winning Southern cuisine.

Rolf and Daughters

700 Taylor St., Nashville
(615) 866-9897
Communal tables, craft cocktails and an industrial vibe add to the fun at this Nashville favorite.

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Shopping

The Mall at Green Hills

2126 Abbott Martin Rd., Nashville
(615) 298-5478 
Open daily, Nashville's premier shopping center has more than 100 specialty stores and restaurants.

Third Man Records

623 7th Ave. South, Nashville
(615) 891-4393
Jack White's Nashville digs are equal parts record store, novelties lounge, live venue, and photo and recording studio.

White's Mercantile

2908 12th Ave. South, Nashville
(615) 750-5379 
 Singer-songwriter and store owner Holly Williams curates favorite finds in this “general store for the modern-day tastemaker.”

nashville riverfront park with city along river

Nature

Centennial Park

2500 West End Ave., Nashville
This 132-acre expanse on the site of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition is Nashville’s premier urban park.

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

1900 Davidson Street, Nashville
Located along the Cumberland River, this nature center offers free nature and environmental education programs.

Riverfront Park

100 1st Ave N, Nashville
This park spans five acres along the Cumberland River and features an amphitheater, dog run, and replica of Fort Nashborough.

Nashville's Annual Events

Nashville
Restaurant Week

Jan 15-21, 2018

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Be sure to take advantage of Nashville Restaurant Week, when over 60 restaurants offer special menu items and amazing deals.

The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

Feb 2-4, 2018

antiques furniture

At America’s longest-running and largest show of its kind, over 150 vendors display unique garden spaces, fine antiques, and more.

Music City
Irish Fest

Mar 17-18, 2018

irish man wearing a kilt

Lasting all through March at various venues, this St. Patrick’s Day celebration aims to promote traditional Irish music, arts, and culture.

Rock ‘N Roll
Marathon

Apr 26-29, 2018

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Experience music for miles at the annual St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, featuring over 25 stages with live bands.

Wild West Comedy Festival

Apr 17-23, 2018

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This annual comedy festival presents some of the world’s most popular comedians in various venues throughout Nashville.

Iroquois
Steeplechase

May 12, 2017

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The world’s best horses and riders come together to compete in this time-honored local tradition at Percy Warner Park.

Nashville Film Festival

May 10-19, 2018

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One of the nation’s top film festivals, NashFilm features the very best of world cinema, American indies, documentaries, shorts, and more.

CMA
Music Festival

Jun 7-10, 2018

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This popular four-day music festival is the ultimate destination for any music fan, with nonstop concerts and more.

Bonnaroo
Music & Arts Festival

Jun 7-10, 2017

young adults at a music festival

At this annual four-day music fest, you can expect to experience everything from live comedy to music concerts to silent discos.

Let Freedom Sing
July 4 Celebration

Jul 4, 2018

firework show

Nashville presents one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the nation, featuring music, fun, and incredible firework displays.

Nashville
Shakespeare Festival

Aug - Sept 2018

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This local Shakespeare Festival aims to both educate and entertain guests with live Shakespearean classics at Centennial Park Bandshell.

Music City Food + Wine Festival

Sept 14-16, 2018

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Enjoy artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits at on an all-out excursion of the senses at the Music City Food + Wine Festival.

Americana
Music Festival

Spet 11-16, 2018

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This multi-venue music festival brings together legendary artists and rising stars alike for six days of music and industry education.

Artober
Nashville

Oct 2018

artober dancers performing on stage

Featuring hundreds of arts and cultural events, this month-long celebration of the arts in Music City has something for everyone.

Nashville
Oktoberfest

Oct 2018

four oktoberfest beers

Check out America’s second largest Oktoberfest, where you can enjoy four days of German beer, food, music, and activities.

CMA
Music Awards

Nov 2018

guitar and cowboy hat

Country music’s biggest night returns to its rightful place in Nashville, TN to honor the best names in country.

A Country
Christmas

Dec 2017

Country Christmas lights

Christmas magic lasts all season long at Gaylord Opryland Resort’s holiday celebration, featuring extravagant displays and entertaining shows.

Music City
Bowl

Dec 29, 2017

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Experience one of the nation’s most popular Bowl games, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl—played in Nashville since 1998.

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