Top Choice Live Music in Downtown

Station Inn

Sit at one of the small cocktail tables, squeezed together on the worn wood floor in this beer-only dive, illuminated with stage lights and neon signs, and behold the lightning fingers of bluegrass savants. We are t…
Live Music in Nashville

Bluebird Cafe

It's in a strip mall in suburban South Nashville, but don't let that fool you: some of the best original singer-songwriters in country music have graced this tiny stage. Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and the Cowboy Ju…
Live Music in Donelson & Music Valley

Grand Ole Opry

Though you'll find a variety of country shows throughout the week, the performance to see is the Grand Ole Opry, a lavish tribute to classic Nashville country music, every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night from Feb…
Concert Venue in Downtown

Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman's excellent acoustics, historic charm and large seating capacity have kept it the premier venue in town, with big names frequently passing through. The Opry returns for winter runs.
Live Music in Downtown

Ascend Amphitheater

Situated smack-dab in the middle of the city in Riverfront Park, Nashville’s newest major music venue certainly does impress. The space-age stage structure and surrounding park was designed by landscape architects H…
Honky-Tonk in Downtown

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

The most venerated of the downtown honky-tonks, with music on three levels at any given moment, Tootsie's is a blessed dive oozing boot-stomping, hillbilly, beer-soaked grace. In the 1960s club owner and den mother …
Theater in Franklin

Franklin Theatre

In the heart of downtown, this restored 1937 theater juggles an impressive line up of music acts, classic movies and live performances. Recent shows include singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, the Coen brothers' movie O B…
Live Music in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

The Country

The Country may be new – it opened in the fall of 2015 – but this songwriter-friendly venue is already pulling in some name acts. During Tin Pan South, Chip Esten of Nashville fame played here. Writers-in-the-Round …
Honky-Tonk in Downtown

Robert's Western World

Buy a pair of boots, a beer or a burger at Robert's, a longtime favorite on the strip. Music starts at opening and goes all night; Brazilbilly, the house band, rocks it after 10pm on weekends. All ages are welcome b…
Classical Music in Downtown

Nashville Symphony

Hosts maestros, the local symphony and major pop stars from Randy Travis to Smokey Robinson in the shiny new, yet beautifully antiquated, Schermerhorn Symphony Hall.