Welcome to Music City!

Discover Christmas lighting displays, 20+ special concerts, theatrical performances, and more in the Holiday Happenings post.

When you visit Nashville, you expect great music. Boom! Done! But we also have some surprises. Sure, we’re famous for hot chicken and honky tonks but that just scratches the surface of what we offer…and this website is loaded with recommendations.

Explore more than 20 museums and historical homes. Go kayaking or canoeing. Get a taste of our city’s restaurants. Enjoy the beauty of a four-season city. Discover one-of-a-kind, only-in-Nashville experiences.

I’m constantly on the hunt for hacks that save you time and money, activities that go beyond the obvious, and tips that only a local would know.

Eaglemaniacs performing at 3rd and Lindsley

Nowhere offers more stages for Live Music than Nashville. Yes, it blares from the honky tonks but you’ll find live performances across musical genres in restaurants, clubs, even the airport. Whether you’re drawn to opera or the Grand Ole Opry, we’re playing what you want to hear.

NashTrash Tours, fun times when you visit Nashville

Not sure how to spend your time? Things to Do offers more than 100 suggestions–including tours, museums, outdoor recreation, spectator sports, shopping and 50+ family-friendly ideas.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival, unexpected fun when you visit Nashville

Nashville hums with live music 365 days a year but check out my Nashville Calendar for upcoming special events including major concerts and festivals.

Visit McDougal's Chicken when you visit Nashville

Our restaurant scene has mushroomed over the past decade. Food & Drink covers hot chicken, barbecue, meat-and-three restaurants and foodie favorites as well as growing number of local distilleries and breweries.

Visit Nashville and enjoy Jazz on the Cumberland music series

Now let’s work on logistics. Everything you need to consider is found under My Visit. What accommodations interest you? Hotel, short-term rental, campground? And how are you planning to get around? I’ve got suggestions and tips.