Nashville isn’t known as Music City for nothing. Its long tradition of country music, jazz, and blues is not only legendary but still permeates the air today, drawing thousands of visitors to the city each year. You won’t have trouble finding a music venue, but you might have trouble finding the best. We’ve asked our local insiders to share their favorite Nashville live music spots and events to help you out.
Nashville’s premium concert hall and home to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center hosts classical and jazz concerts throughout the year as well as popular touring acts. You’ll be stunned by the acoustics here – the building was formally opened in 2006 and specifically designed for live music. The venue is also worth a visit for the architecture alone. The grand, eye-catching neoclassical façade takes in influences from the city’s replica Parthenon and gives way to stylish, modern interiors with a touch of 1920s elegance.
Live on the Green is Nashville’s major music festival – and it’s free! If you’re in town when it’s on, experiencing this end-of-summer tradition is an absolute must. The festival features well-known acts – past performers include Cage the Elephant, Band of Horses, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Steve Earle – as well as emerging local artists. Take in some bands, browse the food trucks and the independent trader stalls and say goodbye to summer with great music, a few local beers, and one hell of a party.
Taste local wines and enjoy a delicious dinner while watching live acts at City Winery. It’s as romantic as it sounds – mood lighting, beautifully prepared dishes, and music make for the perfect date night. The venue doesn’t tie itself down to one particular genre so the program is varied and attracts some more recognizable names – KT Tunstall, Jeff Bridges, and Dennis Quaid have all played here – alongside local talent. Keep an eye out for touring acts, or see what hidden treasures you find on the spur of the moment.
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