The Best Music Venues in Nashville

It’s rare to visit Nashville and not see or hear some form of live entertainment! There’s a long list of music venues in Nashville to catch anything from country and blues to soul and pop, including big stars and undiscovered, talented newcomers. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional sit-down concert experience or a wild, dance-the-night-away show, you’ll find it at the music venues in Nashville. 

Perhaps the most iconic venue in Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, has hosted some of the biggest names in country music over its nearly 100-year history. It’s a must-visit for any fan of the genre and offers a classic experience in Music City. For those looking to let their hair down, you’ll want to hit Broadway Street, also known as the Honky Tonk Highway, home to a fun collection of bars and music venues in Nashville. 

Before you start booking your shows, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and our Nashville Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for a getaway. Our elegant guest accommodations, delicious morning breakfast service, and welcoming Southern hospitality are all spot-on for a restful and relaxing stay. Head over to our availability calendar and book your room today! 

Music Venues in Nashville, photo of the Honky Tonk Highway near our Nashville Bed and Breakfast

Check out These Music Venues in Nashville

Country, bluegrass, folk, and blues fans flock to Nashville for live shows year-round. There’s always a concert to catch every night of the week, and the music venues in Nashville offer a fantastic place to enjoy the newest talent or well-known performers. The venues in the area vary in size and atmosphere, some with a more classic vibe and others a cozy, intimate space to truly connect with the music. 

Here are eight music venues in Nashville to catch a show:

  1. The Grand Ole Opry: As one of the most legendary music venues in Nashville, the Opry has earned its place in the annals of American music history. Since its inception in 1925, it has remained a cultural cornerstone, showcasing the best of country, bluegrass, and folk music. 
  2. Ryman Auditorium: Known as one of the iconic stages in Nashville, the Ryman Auditorium resides in the previous space occupied by the Grand Ole Opry. This venue has hosted many big stars from the past and present, including huge names like Elvis and B.B. King, to modern-day pop stars like Lizzo and Harry Styles. 
  3. Schermerhorn Symphony Center: The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is situated in downtown Nashville, right beside the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, and Ascend Amphitheater. It was officially opened in 2006 and houses the Nashville Symphony in its 30,000-square-foot Laura Turner Concert Hall.
  4. Ascend Amphitheater: This is one of the best open-air music venues in Nashville, located on the riverfront downtown. You’ll love catching live shows in the evenings and can watch the sunset on the horizon. 
  5. Broadway Street: This iconic street is often also referred to as the Honky Tonk Highway, as the most extensive collection of these party palaces is on this block. Take your time to walk up and down this block, with different music (some on multiple levels) blaring from all hours of the day and late into the night. 
  6. City Winery: For one of the most intimate music venues in Nashville, this restaurant and stage space is an unforgettable location for date night. Be sure to plan ahead and make a reservation, and get your tickets. 
  7. The Station Inn: An intimate space for enjoying music in The Gulch area of Nashville, you’ll find the world’s best bluegrass, classic country, Americana, and roots music seven nights a week.
  8. Bluebird Cafe: You can’t talk about music venues in Nashville without mentioning the historic Bluebird Cafe, where so many country stars first cut their teeth performing. It’s known as a songwriter’s venue, and you’re bound to hear something new and noteworthy on a visit here. 
Music Venues in Nashville are fun to visit especially with our Nashville Bed and Breakfast as your homebase, Hideaway Bedroom Pictured here

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Our Nashville Bed and Breakfast is a unique destination, differentiating itself from big chain hotels in so many ways! We provide personalized service and hospitality that you won’t find anywhere else. The Belle Air Mansion has a rich history that we’ve taken great care to restore and maintain. Our shared spaces and private guest rooms are adorned with opulent decor, and we’ve provided comfortable appointments throughout the mansion. Walking through our doors, you’ll immediately notice the love and care we’ve put into our renovations.

While there are ten guest rooms in the mansion, you’ll also find five rooms in our retreat house—ideal to book for groups traveling together. The 1790 Hideaway (pictured above) is a first-floor room that sleeps two in a comfy king bed and will take you back 230 years to historical Nashville. The spacious en-suite bath has a stone sink and a large stone shower.

Another perk we offer at our Nashville Bed and Breakfast is a menu of hyper-local experiences to add to your stay. Whether you’re interested in visiting a distillery and learning more about making mead to elegant, private sit-down dinners or casual picnics, we have an option for you! These curated activities are the perfect addition to any getaway! Start planning your visit to the best music venues in Nashville, and get your lodging on the books today!  

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