It should come as no surprise that in a place nicknamed Music City, you’ll find plenty of spots to catch amazing live music. Not only can you sit and enjoy tunes from independent songwriters and musicians in smaller Nashville bars and clubs, you can catch shows from the biggest names in music at one of these concert venues. All of these places will give you a top notch musical experience.
There’s more than just music here. An hour before doors open, the bar and lounge serves food and drinks. Those 21 and over with access to Tito’s Lounge can also enjoy table beverage service and a side stage view from the elevated platform. William Collier’s is also open an hour prior, providing guests with cozy couches and entry to the back patio. This area is available to rent for private events. Both of these spaces are connected to the venue, allowing for an open and welcoming atmosphere.
Built in 1925, you’ll find the multi-purpose auditorium directly in front of the Tennessee State Capitol. It functions as a concert hall, wedding venue, filming location and graduation commencement site. Several live albums have been recorded here on the crescent-shaped stage.
Christian music artist Michael W. Smith founded the venue in 1994 as a faith-based youth outreach facility. There is the live music stage, as well as the Sixth Avenue Skatepark, a coffee and snack bar and after school enrichment programs. These programs take a holistic approach to working with young people, focused on nurturing the mind, body and spirit.
Enjoy outdoor concerts at this venue located right on the Cumberland Riverfront downtown. Various performances by regional and world-renowned artists are held all year. Lawn seating is available with the purchase of general admission tickets and is first come, first served. Reserved seating is on the floor in certain sections and VIP box seating is located between the lawn and reserved seating areas. The venue can also be rented for special and private events.
The same couple that owns Dolan’s Bar & Grill also owns Nashville’s newest outdoor concert venue. In addition to hosting live music on two stages, there will be eight concession stands, four patios and a picnic area for guests to enjoy food and drinks all week. The farm, also known as Arrington Venue, will be available to rent for special events and will feature activities like cornhole, mini-golf and horseshoes.