Download These Must-Have Nashville Apps To Stay Savvy

If you need current information on a wide range of subjects, consult these apps. All are free and simple to use. FYI, I didn’t include the crap apps that are only marginally helpful or glitchy.

Free Live Music Finder

Developed by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, this app will give you just the facts–but a lot of them–on who’s playing where. A similar web-based resource is nowplayingnashville.com.

Download from iTunes OR Google Play.

Things to Do Nashville

Chalk art Nashville
Chalk art by Dragon Park

Created by the Tennessean, our daily newspaper, it harnesses all the information about upcoming events and puts it right in the palm of your hand.

Download from iTunes OR Google Play.

Nashville Visitors Guide

Centennial Park, Parthenon, Nashville
Parthenon at Centennial Park

This app for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation doesn’t get great reviews but if you’ve gone mobile, it may give you some good tips. The smoother website www.visitmusiccity.com has a ton of information. At any rate, here you go with links:

Download from iTunes or Google Play.

Music City Center Wayfinding

Music City Center convention hall Nashville
Music City Center. Photo credit: Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.

Wondering if it’s hard to find your way around our enormous convention center? Fear not. This will guide you from this meeting to that session.

Download on iTunes OR Google Play.

Nashville CitySaver

Don’t want to lug around a coupon book? Carry all their bargains around in your phone. The app is free but you have to buy the book to gain access.

Navigate to Nashville from these links on iTunes OR Google Play.

Entertainment Book

I’ve read wildly varying reviews including some complaining about the functionality of the app. I’ll include it here in case you turn out to be one of the lucky ones who will rate it a 5 on a 1-5 scale.

iTunes version OR Google Play version

ESPECIALLY FOR LOCAL FOLKS

Metro Transit Authority 

(Also known by its new name WeGo.) Locate routes, get real-time updates on bus arrivals and more with this handy improvement over repeatedly asking “Did I miss the bus? Is another one coming soon?”

Download on iTunes or Google Play.
(mobile version here)

Nashville Originals

Nashville Originals locally owned restaurantsGotta love the local restaurants. Many of them have joined forces to fend off the onslaught of out-of-town enterprises seeking a beachhead in Nashville. An added bonus: they run sales so I bought $150 in food and drink for $100. The app (and website) will tell you who is offering special savings.

Download on iTunes or Google Play.

HubNashville

A terrific resource for local folk to communicate with Metro government–whether there’s a malfunctioning traffic light or someone dumped a couch in your yard. Help is on the way.

Download on iTunes or Google Play.

Riding-sharing

Both Uber and Lyft operate in Nashville including drop-offs and pick-ups at the Nashville airport.

Other good-to-know info:

Tips on driving or flying into Nashville

♦ A quick overview of your downtown transportation options

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