THE TIME JUMPERS @ 3RD & LINDSLEY
813 3rd Avenue South ~ Nashville, TN 37210
What’s Going On: The Time Jumpers are a collection of A-list musicians such as Vince Gill, Jeff Taylor and more playing incredible Western Swing favorites.
The Details: Doors open at 5:00pm, Show starts at 8:00.
$20 per person
Tips: This show is incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike and fills up quickly so we recommend getting there when doors open. 3rd & Lindsley has a full menu of bar fare including burgers and such, so you'll at least have something to eat while you wait. and we promise the wait is well worth it.
BLUEGRASS JAM @ STATION INN
402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
What’s Going On: A jam session open to all to watch or participate in! If you pick a banjo, guitar, dobro, fiddle, upright bass, etc., bring your axe and join the fun!
The Details: Jam starts at 8:00pm. No Cover Charge.
Tips: get there early for good seats, or go a little bit late around 8:30 after the first wave of folks heads out. Crowds tend to be smaller in the winter. Station Inn only serves "consession" style food - popcorn, microwave pizza, moonpies, beer and soda and similar, so plan on eating dinner before you go.
2700 12th Avenue South ~ Nashville, TN 37204
What’s Going On: Called the "Mother Church" of Country music, this iconic music venue is a must experience.
The Details: Pick a show, any show, and it's bound to be amazing in this setting. You can check out the event calendar on the website for upcoming shows.
Tips: Our favorite seats are the balcony seats, we recommend avoiding the "obscured views" and first floor seats underneath the balcony when possible. Most bands do a custom "Hatch Show Print" for Ryman shows, that make the ultimate Nashville souvenir. These usually run $20-$25 and sometimes are cash-only. They sell out quick, so be sure to get in line at the artist's merchandise table as soon as you arrive to get one!
THE GRAND OLE OPRY
2516 12th Avenue South ~ Nashville, TN 37204
What’s Going On: Since 1925, the Opry has been delighting audiences with its live radio program!
The Details: Each show features several artists in a variety-show style. There is always a great mix of artists you'll recognize and ones you won't...but the level of artistry is always high and legendary.
Tips: Parking can be crazy so we definitely recommend getting there early!
LIVE JAZZ @ SKULLS RAINBOW ROOM
222 Printer's Alley ~ Nashville, TN 37201
What’s Going On: Skulls Rainbow Room has been in Nashville for ages and now has Live Jazz from 7:30pm - 11:00pm Sun-Thurs nights.
The Details: We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you go on Tuesday nights when Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires take the stage with their band. Both these musicians are world-class as are their bassist and drummer.
Tips: Reservations are highly recommended if you plan on dining, but bar-space is first-come-first serve if drinks are your jam. No cover, so head on over.
Other Live Music Recommendations
If you want to go to the Honky Tonks downtown on Broadway and 2nd Avenue, we recommend Robert's Western World and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge as our two favorites. If downtown isn't your scene and you just want some good live music, we recommend The Listening Room Cafe and of course, the Bluebird Cafe. (note that the Bluebird is extremely difficult to get tickets to, you'll want to check their website for ticket info as soon as you book your trip).