Music has an incredible capacity for healing. It can increase empathy and strengthen emotional bonds. This is crucial when you begin reclaiming yourself through sobriety. Make it a point to get out on the town and take advantage of Nashville’s diverse and abundant music scene. Whether you like Blues, Soul, Singer/Songwriter, Country, or Rock, Music City has you covered.
Behind every billboard hit is a songwriter who has poured their heart into the lyrics. The Bluebird Cafe is known throughout the world as a listening room for songwriters – a platform for them to not only perform the songs they’ve written but to tell the story behind the music. The 90-seat venue holds high respect for artists by keeping a strict, minimal talking rule for patrons so plan for a quiet evening with Nashville’s most talented songwriters.
Tootsies Orchid Lounge
The beginning of stardom for so many country chart-toppers started at Nashville’s treasured honky tonk, Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Located in the heart of Music City on Broadway, you’ll find bands that stick to classic country and others trying to get their big break on today’s music scene.
The Station Inn
For more than 40 years, The Station Inn has been the number one place to find Bluegrass, roots and Americana music. If you’re looking for a break from the mainstream-flooded airwaves, you can’t go wrong in this quaint little venue just off downtown.
BB King’s Blues Club
No one sang the blues like BB King and no venue in Nashville offers a better blues experience than BB King’s Blues Club. With live music 7 days a week, you’ll enjoy Motown, Memphis soul, funk and R&B. Check out the calendar and plan your night out.
The Grand Ole Opry
Inarguably the heart and soul of Nashville, country music lovers from around the world have enjoyed a night at the Opry since it opened its doors in 1925. Today’s lineup includes newcomers, current country superstars and legendary artists. There are shows throughout the week and opportunities to tour backstage.
Looking for some of Nashville’s up-and-coming rock/indie-rock bands, you’re hard-pressed to find a bad review of The Basement and The Basement East. These intimate venues offer quality sound and a true depiction of the local music scene. Be sure to check out Tuesday nights for New Faces – there is no cover and several bands to check out.