What might be overlooked by most passers-by is the greatest bluegrass club in Nashville, maybe even the world. Bluegrass musicians all over come to the Station Inn to entertain die-hard bluegrass fans every night. Special guests have included Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch and Randy Travis, and you can always count on the sounds of these singers to take you back in time to an era of pure mountain music. Admission prices vary, depending on the performer.
Ever heard of Garth Brooks? That's right, his first performance was at the Bluebird. And it is this mystique that calls young singers and songwriters looking for their chance at stardom. Monday nights are open-mike, so take your chances with the unknown acts. This is a haven for the struggling artist and the established country star, making it a Nashville tradition for both locals and tourists.
Long ago, when country music superstars were performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge became famous for featuring those stars when the 'big show' was over. Fans still come here to see top-name performers and local artists alike, and the atmosphere hasn't changed a bit. The stage is small, but the sound is still huge. And country music lovers still ring up enormous bar tabs, just like in the old days.
The Stage on Broadway is one of the biggest hits in Downtown Nashville. This authentic country western club rocks all week long, so expect to see a crowd and line every night, but it is worth the wait. The vibe is fun and celebrity sightings are a common occurrence. Celebrity sightings include Miranda Lambert, Ricky Skaggs, Clay Walker and Jo Dee Messina.
Legends Corner has the perfect location and the perfect vibe for a Nashville honky tonk. Covered with posters and country western memorabilia, Legends invites locals and tourists alike to kick back and join the party. With some of the best contemporary musicians on the Nashville scene, this downtown honky tonk provides guests with fabulous music, a great atmosphere, and affordable drinks. At night Legends is open only to a 21 and older crowd. Be ready to spot celebrities from time to time.
Country music is native to Nashville and The Second Fiddle can be safely termed as a place which is reminiscent of humble, musical times gone by. The place is dimly lit and filled with music memorabilia like old radios, musical instruments, etc. The drinks menu is impressive here with variety of beers, cocktails and other spirits. All the bands which play here are excellent at their craft and ensure that they keep the crowd the going. The bartenders and staff here are very friendly, cheerful and always in a good mood. For those looking to shake a leg; the bar has a small dance floor too.