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Nashville, TN

Entertainment

World-Class Southern Entertainment in Nashville

When most folks think of Nashville entertainment, music is no doubt the first thing that springs to mind. And who can blame them when Nashville is home to some of the most legendary music emporiums known to mankind?

But while music may be the food of love, a person needs to eat real food, too, and we’re happy to say that there’s lots of that in this town. Of course, our own Mason’s is enough to keep you “home” at night. But if you want a little variety, just ask our Concierge staff for suggestions. 

If sports are your thing, Nashville can also cater to your passion. Take in a Tennessee Titans game at Nissan Field, one of the NFL’s loudest stadiums. Or head to Bridgestone Arena to see our NHL team—the Nashville Predators—in action. And since you’re in the South, why not enjoy some NASCAR racing at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, where speed and excitement are in full play from April through August.

Legendary Live Music

The Bluebird Cafe 
4101 Hillsboro Pike
615-383-1461
With a worldwide reputation for presenting the best original country and acoustic music, The Bluebird Cafe showcases up-and-coming songwriters. See the place where legendary musicians such as Kathy Mattea and Garth Brooks first started their careers. They serve wine, beer, appetizers and sandwiches. 
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Tootsies Orchid Lounge 
422 Broadway
615-726-0463
No trip to Music City is complete without a stop at the world’s most famous honky-tonk. Bought by Tootsie Bess in 1960, this hot spot once catered to the likes of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline and more. 
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Exit/In 
2208 Elliston Place
615-321-3340
A legendary venue that hosts big-name touring acts and local favorites in an intimate setting. A Music City landmark, Exit/In has welcomed artists including Emmylou Harris and The Donnas. 
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The Cannery Ballroom & Mercy Lounge 
1 Cannery Row
615-251-3020
These sister clubs inhabit the first two floors of Nashville’s Historic Cannery building. Built in 1883, the former flour mill and food-processing center is now home to two of Nashville’s premier music venues. 
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Wildhorse Saloon 
120 2nd Avenue North
615-902-8200

Located on 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Wildhorse offers three floors of action-packed fun, including five bars, award-winning Southern dining and live entertainment seven nights a week. Learn more

Nashville Sports & Events

Tennessee Titans (NFL) Take in an NFL game at Nissan Field, one of the country’s loudest stadiums. More info

Nashville Predators (NHL) Head to Bridgestone Arena to see Nashville’s NHL team in action. More info

Nashville Sounds (Minor League Baseball) Nashville’s AAA Minor League Baseball team plays at First Tenneessee Park. More info

Music City Bowl Get into the action with this Nashville holiday tradition. Watch college teams battle it out on the field to become champions. See our concierge for schedules. More info

St. Jude Rock N Roll Nashville Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Each April, the marathon kicks off in Centennial Park and takes runners on a tour of Nashville’s sights. More than 50 music stages and hundreds of cheerleaders entertain runners, walkers and spectators alike. More info

College Sports As home to 21 accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions, the Music City is also home to several collegiate sports teams, including:

  • Vanderbilt University Commodores
  • Belmont University Bruins
  • Tennessee State University Tigers
  • Lipscomb University Bisons
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