What’s New in Nashville for 2021?

Let's catch you up with what's new in Nashville for 2021 AND 2020 since many frequent visitors haven't been here recently. To keep things simple, I've categorized things as Entertainment, Attractions, Dining and devoted the end of this post to 5th and Broadway. This massive new complex includes 20+ dining options as well as shopping,... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events in Nashville 2021

Following a quiet 2020, Nashville is roaring back with a fine slate of upcoming events in 2021. Scroll toward the end if you're interested Nashville soccer or baseball schedules. More events will be added as announcements are made. National Museum of African American Music Now open. Okay, it's not a special event (actually the events... Continue Reading →

Visiting Nashville Amid COVID-19 Recovery

(UPDATED 5/15/21) Nashville has lifted its mask restrictions for those who have received the COVID vaccine. It is recommended those who have not been vaccinated continue to wear masks indoors unless eating or drinking. Some businesses may elect to continue various health safety restrictions. Masks are no longer required in outdoor public settings.  Bars and... 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 →

Your Guide to Off-Broadway Honky Tonks

NOTE:  COVID restrictions have been removed for those who have been vaccinated. It is recommended (but not required) that people who have not received the vaccine continue to wear masks indoors unless eating or drinking. However, some places may have curtails the days or hours they are open. Call ahead!  If things are crowded on... 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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