POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR DUE TO COVID-19. Let's get your St. Jude Rock'n'Roll Nashville Marathon (sometimes incorrectly called the Music City Marathon) adventure in Nashville off to a strong start. If possible, arrive on Wednesday so you can enjoy some of the most popular attractions before the hordes descend. *Scroll to the end... Continue Reading →
Spring brings typically Nashville to life with festivals, free outdoor concerts, the St. Jude Rock'n'Roll Marathon and the year's biggest musical event--the CMA Music Fest. UPDATED 3-27-20 (I'm trying to stay on top of changes due to COVID-19) Tin Pan South Thursday, March 24-Sunday, March 28. NEW DATES: OCTOBER 20-24 Our first major spring... 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 →
***Be advised that Nashville bars are temporarily closed to lessen the spread of COVID-19. 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... 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.