All About the NFL Draft in Nashville

We're expecting 200,000+ football fans to rush into Nashville for the ALL-FREE 2019 NFL Draft festivities Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27. That's in addition to the roughly 30,000 runners who will participate in the St. Jude Rock'n'Roll Marathon on Saturday. Plus, there's a Jimmy Buffett concert Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena where thousands of... Continue Reading →

Looking for Alternatives to Country Music?

Nashville has many alternatives to country--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 offer something a bit distinctive. (Photo credit: Will Trotman Band)... Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Off-Broadway Honky Tonks

If things are crowded on the so-called Honky Tonk Highway, take to the backroads. Unlike the bars on Broadway, you're likely to hit upon lower drink prices and happy hour specials. Let's take a look at the ones in the immediate area, then a few worth the drive. Off Broadway Famous Saloon @110 2nd Ave.... Continue Reading →

2018 CMA Fest Survival Guide

Have a great time at the 2018 CMA Fest (CMA Country Music Festival) but be smart. Last year 782 people visited the medical tents for a variety of reasons including dehydration, sunburn and blisters. Don't add to the number this year. Here are some tips from CMA Fest veterans. Beware the heat. Dress in lightweight,... Continue Reading →

2019 Nashville Marathon: Tips from a Local Trainer

My friend Adam Lee is a respected Nashville fitness trainer. He's also a running coach and a marathon veteran who qualified for the Boston Marathon. I asked him to provide you with a Nashville-specific consult. First Things First Whether you're running your first race or Nashville returnee, it's awesome that you've prepared yourself for this race.... Continue Reading →

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