It seems like people sometimes forget Tennessee and just drive on past it, but located right in the heart of the state is Nashville which has been given the nickname “Music City.” Well-known musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, have come out of Nashville, not to mention the talent that can be found performing at the Oprey. With its prominent music scene and its assortment of local restaurants, there’s a lot for a twenty-something music junkie and foodie to do in this city.
Restaurants/Bars to Check Out:
For all you meat lovers out there, you can’t leave this city without trying some of their barbeque. Edley’s is a fun and casual spot that serves smoked pork, chicken, turkey, brisket and wings. Take your pick.
If you like eating breakfast food during any time of the day, then you’ll love this place. A funky and hip coffee house located in Hillsboro Village, Fido serves breakfast all day. Their items include everything from omelettes to bagel sandwiches and be sure to try one of their signature drinks while you’re there too. Here’s a teaser for you: The Habicano (iced coffee with . or the Sproda (Bordeaux cherry, Coca-Cola, espresso and ice).
While this place serves sandwiches, quesadillas and drinks, it’s mostly known for it’s live music every night. If you’re a singer or songwriter, try your hand out at a songwriters-in-the-round-show. Kick back, relax and catch a show while sipping on a Jack Daniels.
Spots to Visit:
Grand Ole Opry
One of the most famous venues for country stars, the Grand Ole Opry has been around since the 1920s. Even if you’re not here to check out a show or concert, it’s still an amazing venue to see in person.
RCA Studio B
It’s known as the studio where hundreds of musicians recorded. Isn’t it crazy to think that you could be in the recording room where Elvis Presley once set foot and produced over 200 hits?
After checking out as many of the music spots you can, take a stroll around Centennial Park. Make sure to visit the Parthenon. You can’t miss it. It’s the structure standing 42-feet high in the middle of the park.
Music, music and more music. If you’re an aspiring singer and songwriter (especially in country, folk or good old rock and roll), then Nashville is the place to be to get your name out there. With all the well-known musicians who’ve left their mark in Nashville, it’s about time you did too.