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Music Venues

The Listening Room Cafe is one of Nashvilles Top Live Music Venues

The Listening Room Cafe is one of Nashville's Top Live Music Venues

Music City is bursting with venues and rooms to play.  As you already know or will soon figure out, if there is a musician present, it becomes a music venue.  Therefore this list will and should grow.  For that to happen, NMB needs your help to make sure this list is complete… please comment when you know of a venue that needs to be included.  You can also rate them with your comments.  This will be a helpful tool as people navigate the musical corners of the city!

Different places cater to different groups or performers and audiences.  Some venues are better for acoustic songwriters while others are better for a full band.  If you have original music you should book yourself in certain rooms since some places have audiences expecting the party/cover bands.  Next to each venue is the suggested recommendation as to what the audiences are expecting to hear.  Here is the key:

  • S – Songwriter
  • C – Cover band
  • A – Artist Showcase
  • O – Open Mic
  • K – Karaoke

Your opinions and recommendations are welcome.  This page is meant to be a resource and it needs to be as accurate as possible!

3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill S / A

5 Spot

12th and PorterS / A / C

12 South Tap Room

The Basement S / A

BB King’s Blues Club

Beyond the Edge Bar/Restaurant

The Blue Bar

Blue Sky Court

The Bluebird Cafe is one of Nashvilles most honored songwriter venues

The Bluebird Cafe is one of Nashville's most honored songwriter venues

Bluebird Café S / O

Bluesboro Rhythm and Blues Co

Boro Bar and Grill

Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar

Broken Spoke

Buck Wild SaloonK

Bunganut PigC

Cadillac Ranch

Cafe CocoS / A

Cantina Restaurant and Nightclub

The Closing Bell

Commodore Sports Bar & GrillS

The Copper KettleS

CrossroadsC

Curb CafeS / A

D & T PubK

Dan McGuinnessS

Douglas Corner is a respected artist showcase and songwriter venue

Douglas Corner is a respected artist showcase and songwriter venue

Douglas Corner Café – S / A / O

Edgehill Studios CafeS

The End

Exit/InA

F. Scott’s Jazz Restaurant

Family Wash S / A

French Quarter CafeS / C

FuelA

Hotel Preston

Layla’s Bluegrass InnC

Legends Corner – C

Limelight

The Listening Room CafeS / A

The Loveless Barn

Lonnie’s Western RoomK

The Millennium Maxwell HouseS

Mercy Lounge

Mickey Roos is just south of Nashville in Franklin, TN.  Mickeys is the place where everyone knows your name and the food rocks!

Mickey Roos is just south of Nashville in Franklin, TN. Mickey's is the place where everyone knows your name and the food rocks!

Mickey Roos

The Muse

Music Row CafeS / A

Nashville PalaceS / A / C

Pub of Love

Puckett’s Gro. & RestaurantA / S

Red Rooster

Red Carpet Bar & Lounge

Richard’s CafeS / C

Robert’s Western WorldC

The RutledgeA

Second FiddleC

The StageC

The Station is the mecca for Bluegrass lovers and musicians from across the country

The Station Inn is the mecca for Bluegrass lovers and musicians from across the country

The Station Inn – A

Tin RoofA / C

Tin Roof IIA / C / S

Tootsie’s Orchid LoungeC

The WheelC

Wildhorse SaloonC / A

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  1. Great information!! Thanks for your hard work puttin’ it together!!!

  2. Don’t forget about the brand new venue The Red Rooster! 1530 Demonbreun Street and The Sun Beach Club in Gallatin! 109 N. Waters Street. Both places have awesome cover bands, songwriters nights and more!!!

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