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 →

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. (Top photo: The George Jones 1st floor... Continue Reading →

30+ Outstanding Activities for Families with Kids

With so many outstanding outings for families, I've grouped your options into categories such as Water Fun, Museums, History, Games and Challenges, and Theatre. I've noted if they're FREE in purple. Some are geared toward teenagers while others cater to younger kids. The list includes everything from water parks and hiking trails to museums and puppet... Continue Reading →

Traveling to Nashville Whether Driving or Flying

If you're traveling to Nashville, you have two choices:  roadway or runway. Roadways Although our airport stays busy, for most people traveling to Nashville means driving. Three major interstates (we don't call them freeways) --I-24, I-65, I-40--intersect here. Don't know if it's still true but the city used to claim that 75% of the population... 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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