What’s Happening in Spring 2020 in Nashville?

Spring brings typically Nashville to life with festivals, free outdoor concerts, the St. Jude Rock'n'Roll Marathon and the year's biggest musical event--the CMA Music Fest. UPDATED 3-27-20 (I'm trying to stay on top of changes due to COVID-19) Tin Pan South Thursday, March 24-Sunday, March 28.   NEW DATES: OCTOBER 20-24 Our first major spring... Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasures of Live Music

With dozens of honky tonks on or near Lower Broadway, you might think these are your only options for live music in Nashville. Not true. Friends helped me curate this list of hidden treasures that won't be found on most "visit Nashville" websites. Mouse over the headers to find links to the websites. Although these... Continue Reading →

Looking for an Alternative to Country Music?

Often asked, "Is there anything in Nashville beside country music?" Absolutely, just pick your alternative: rock, pop, EDM, Americana, metal and more. They just don't get as much publicity. Most venues survive by booking a variety of acts. Organized by location, here are some of the venues that have strong cred, are high profile or... Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Off-Broadway Honky Tonks

(MOST ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 SO CALL AHEAD) If things are crowded on the so-called Honky Tonk Highway, take a few extra steps to some of our Off-Broadway honky tonks where you're likely to find less overcrowding, lower drink prices and happy hour specials. Let's take a look at the ones in the immediate... Continue Reading →

How to Enjoy Songwriter Nights in Listening Rooms

We're blessed with an astonishing variety of songwriters who regularly perform at listening rooms, hotels, restaurants--even hair salons. Many step out of the shadows and perform their hits or try out new material. Most songwriter nights at listening rooms are a combination of old pros and newcomers. All offer the opportunity for a grand night... Continue Reading →

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