Nashville loves visitors so COVID-19 has hit us hard. But we're back on our feet and rolling out the welcome mat. Read on for current information on what's open for business and what restrictions apply. As of July 2, 2020, local government is mandating the wearing of face masks in public due to the dramatic rise... Continue Reading →
While many Spring 2020 events in Nashville were cancelled, some have been rescheduled for later in the year. You'll find those new dates below. For a look at how Nashville is rebounding from COVID-19, find answers here. Chihuly at Cheekwood Cheekwood's gardens and outdoor installations have reopened. Ten years ago, Nashville went nuts over Dan Chihuly's... Continue Reading →
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 →
I visited all the honky tonks and live music venues on Broadway to provide you profiles, tips and recommendations. For starters, there's no cover charge at honky tonks but the musicians survive on tips and most take requests. Most honky tonks are open to all ages until 6pm. Staying current is tough but I try to keep... Continue Reading →
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 →
Instead of bland, generic meals, the Nashville airport offers a dozen places offering a true taste of Nashville including hot chicken and barbecue.
Want to fit in as a newcomer or incognito tourist? Allow me to slip you some tips that'll help you along. Be friendly. Native Nashvillians tend to be nice folks but as the city grows, we may be slipping a notch or two. Still, visitors and newcomers often marvel at what a gracious, welcoming city we... Continue Reading →
Want a true Nashville experience? Go downhome at these 25 meat-and-three restaurants. Plus, learn how to dine without embarrassing yourself.