Unique Nashville Experiences

Looking for Novel Experiences in Nashville?

The variety of Nashville-specific experiences is astounding. Make a demo in a recording studio, get hands-on with southern cooking, climb aboard a pedal tavern or party bus. A multitude of options await to make your Nashville visit unforgettable.

Music is Centerstage

Studio Mama Supper Club

For a uniquely Nashville evening, Rebecca Wood invites you to enjoy a four-course meal followed by a “living room style” concert with an accomplished songwriter or artist. Rebecca earned the name Studio Mama while preparing meals for musicians working in Zac Brown’s studio. A visual artist, sustainable foods chef and member of the music business community, you’ll find details at the link to her website, HeartsInTheMix.com. $550 per person includes drinks, dinner and the performance.

Nashville Studio Tour

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a working recording studio? Here’s your chance to experience it first-hand–with a VIP experience with “The Voice” contestant Meghan Linsey and producer Tyler Cain. You’ll lay down vocals with her and walk away with an mp3 as a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Fun with Food

Goo-Goo Classes

Release your inner Willy Wonka by making your own candy bar or sample combinations of livations and chocolate at the Goo-Goo store just off Broadway. Learn Nashville’s signature candy’s delicious history and walk away with a souvenir. Candy-makers must be at least 5 years old.

Southern Belle Biscuit Class

There’s an art to making a delicious biscuit–one I have yet to perfect. Perhaps I should sign up for this 2-hr, 15-minute hands-on tutorial in making biscuits and gravy, taught by Mary Ann Byrd, creator of the award-winning documentary The Rise of the Southern Biscuit.

Come solo or schedule a private party for a single session of Hands-On Creativity. Paint. Get craft-y. Customize a guitar. Make your own lipstick. Lots of choices.

Bodies in Motion

Nashville School of Aerial Arts

Near Midtown. In addition to students looking to perfect their acrobatic skills, NSAA offers their space for one-time parties where guests learn the basics of trapeze, aerial silk, aerial hoop and aerial hammock. Near Centennial Park.

Miss Fit Dance and Aerial Boutique

Near SoBro. Line dance, pole dance, hang on an aerial silk. They’re happy to accommodate your group with Insta-ready opportunities.

Stompin’ Grounds

Broadway. Want to learn the basics of line dancing or two-stepping? These folks will show you how. Based out of two honky tonks on Broadway, you can catch on to the fundamentals so you’re ready for the dance floor. Or you can book a private party with a DJ and instructor.

Off-the-Wall Options

Nashville Armored Combat

Picture this: a cage match–but instead of wrestlers in tights, these warriors compete in full armor wielding various implements of destruction. You kinda gotta see the video to fully comprehend this form of mayhem.

Smash City Rage Room

Need to work out your anger over a toxic boss, cheating ex or daddy issues? Pick up a bat or similar implement of destruction and have at it. It’s $35 per person for two 10-minute sessions with groups of 2-4 allowed. They also have an ax-throwing lane–which seems tame by comparison.

Great Big Game Show

Ever want to be a contestant? Here’s your golden opportunity. Bring your own team for bouts involving trivia, props, and games of chance. No auditions. No disqualifications. Everyone has the time of their lives at this Opry Mills attraction.

RevRideNashville

It’s not the Batmobile but it’s pretty close…and you can rent one. Actually they’re called two-seat Polaris Slingshots and, if you want to get noticed on the road, this is your ride. The two-hour Joy Ride is $145 but can rent one for longer periods.

Aeroluxe Aviation

Want an aerial view of the city? Take a spin with this helicopter charter service. Rates start at $95 with a variety of options available include a bird’s eye tour of celebrities’ homes.

One-of-a-Kind

House of Cards

SoBro. Want a completely magical evening? Descend into the mysterious catacombs of this historic building and prepare to be delighted. The food gets ok-to-great reviews but the entertainment always scores high. And that’s really what you’re paying for. Browse the stunning array of rare magic-oriented collectibles. Be captivated by the close-up sleight-of-hand tricks of roving magicians. Then end the evening with jaw-dropping showstoppers from the main stage.

Red Phone Booth

Downtown. Want to feel dialed in on a Nashville secret? Enter the right phone number to unlock the door leading to this Prohibition-inspired speakeasy. It’s a bar and cigar salon that feels intimate and chummy. BTW, most concierges in the downtown area can slip you the magic telephone number. Or you could call them at (615)327-1588 and ask nicely.

Wing Blade Falconry

Joelton. Ever seen the movie “Ladyhawke”? It’s really cool but it may not be as cool as interacting with these birds of prey. Choose from a variety of experiences including their two-hour Falconry 101. Prices start at $95.

Cross-Eyed Critters Watering Hole

Midtown. Karaoke meets Chuck E. Cheese. Odd but true, you can sing with an animatronic animal band at this fun bar inside The Graduate, a hotel on the corner of West End and 20th Avenue, N. Want your chance at the mic? Tip the MC. Ask about upcharges for drinks and service on the front end so you aren’t surprised. FYI, it’s 21+ only.

Photo Ops

Music City Mural Tour

You could hire a guide or jump on a pre-packaged tour but some folks like to blaze their own trails. Here’s your chance with a map noting the location of current murals (although it seems the number is constantly growing).

You’ll find more than 50 experiences ranging from jewelry-making to songwriting at the Nashville AirBnB Experiences website. Another source to investigate: Hoamsy/Nashville.

Bar/Bicycle Combos

They go by a variety of names (Nashville Pedal Tavern, Sprocket Rocket Party Bike, Music City Crawler, Nashville Bar Bike ) but all offer the same basic features. Bike your way around Lower Broadway with loud music providing a soundtrack as you sip or swig. Some tours include bar-hopping stops along the route. Don’t climb aboard if you a) don’t like the party-hearty crowd or b) have a really poor sense of balance. Wildly popular with bachelorette parties. Don’t wanna pedal?

Other Forms of Party Propulsion

Essentially keg parties on wheels. You might be interested in knowing that there’s also:

a party barge, a party porch, a party tractor, the other party tractor, a party fire engine or a military party truck,

Or maybe you’d like a bus: an open-air party bus with a dance floor, another that puts you in the spotlight, a partially enclosed party bus, an ultimate party bus, or a party bus hosted by drag queens.

Enclosed bus? Not a problem. An enclosed party bus, a private charter bus, an another fleet of charter options, a limo bus, a NashVegas bachelorette bus or a l-o-n-g bed party pick-up truck. On the river there’s a pontoon saloon and a pedal pontoon. And some new form of mobile debauchery seems to appear every weekend.

Fun fact: for my son’s 21st birthday, he requested the first-ever alcohol-free pedal tavern. We had a blast…and I bet they still remember us. 🙂

Nashville AA Meetings

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