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 →

The Bluebird and Beyond: Where to Hear Great Songwriters

There's no Nashville experience more authentic that hearing songwriters perform in listening rooms. No frills. No drum solos. No pyro. Just pure poetry set to music. They're a draw for both locals and visitors, especially in-the-round performances featuring three or more songwriters swapping songs and stories. I asked artist/songwriter-on-the-rise Lockwood BarrĀ to make a list of... 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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