Top 6 Music Venues in Nashville

April 18, 2022

Music is the heart and history of Nashville, also known as “Music City.” The capital city of Tennessee is a big destination for music lovers and upcoming musicians. Nashville has a variety of venues for tourists and locals to enjoy concerts–from lively honky tonks on Broadway to classic concert halls like The Ryman. Based on our consumer foot traffic data from 2021, we curated a list of some of the most popular music venues in Nashville.  

Top 6 Music Venues in Nashville

Located in Nashville’s Rock Block, EXIT/IN, a family owned and operated music venue, has hosted many famous musicians since its opening in 1971.

5. Springwater Supper Club & Lounge

Established in 1896, Springwater is the oldest bar in Nashville, Tennessee. This “ultimate dive bar” is also known for its live music.

4. Bootleggers Inn

Bootleggers Inn, which sits at the center of the Honky Tonk District along Broadway, is Nashville’s only moonshine bar. Not only is the moonshine flowing at Bootleggers, but the live music is as well.

3.  Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium is known as the “Carnegie Hall of the South” and the birthplace of bluegrass music.  Big name country musicians have graced Ryman’s stage, including, but not limited to: Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Anita Baker, and Hank Williams.

2. Legends Corner

Like Bootleggers, Legends is a honky tonk bar on Broadway in Nashville. This venue has live music from opening to close.

1. Grand Ole Opry House

The Grand Ole Opry House opened on March 16, 1974. Visitors can go on a tour or catch a show featuring country music newcomers and legends.

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