Events and fun things happening around town.

Middle Tennessee is famous for its live music, and our bar and restaurant scenes are a delectable extension of our thriving music culture. From the most casual and cozy spots to elegant dining rooms, you can find excellent live music in a diverse array of locations throughout the region. To help you find your new favorites, we’ve written this guide to our Top Ten Live Music Spots in Middle Tennesse--more specifically, restaurants and bars.

Bon Appetit, and happy listening!

Live Oak
1530 Demonbreun St. | Nashville

Live Oak on Music Row in Nashville is a vibrant spot where live music, cold beer, and whiskey come together. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, it offers a diverse menu featuring burgers, chicken, and bar eats, perfect for kicking off…

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In Middle Tennessee, our pubs offer a delightful blend of fun and flavorful food, creating vibrant social hubs for locals and visitors alike. These establishments often feature live music, trivia nights, and other events, fostering a lively atmosphere where guests can unwind and connect.

The food scene is equally enticing, with many pubs serving up delicious Southern-inspired dishes alongside classic pub fare. From hearty burgers and crispy fried chicken to savory BBQ and comforting mac 'n' cheese, there's something to satisfy every craving. Pair these delectable dishes with a craft beer from a local brewery or a signature cocktail, and you have the perfect recipe for a relaxed lunch or a memorable night out.

The following ten pubs are our picks…

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Nashville boasts a rich tapestry of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars, the latter of which has commanded our spotlight today. Specifically, we are pleased to announce the Top Ten Hotel Bars that wowed us consistently throughout 2023. While we recommend taking the time to visit each of these this year if you’re a local, visitors to our beautiful city should feel free to choose whichever location is most convenient. After all, each of these gems is sure to please with stand-out cocktails, delicious bites, and friendly staff that will help you feel welcome while you’re here.

The Pool Club
1 Music Square W | Nashville

The Pool Club’s unique rooftop getaway is focused on providing guests with a restorative, comfortable, delicious atmosphere quietly…

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Middle Tennessee offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, and our museums are no exception; in fact, they are among the best museums in the nation. Whether you are interested in history, art, sports, music, natural history, classic cars, or even architecture, you will find an outstanding destination to cater to your curiosities!

This guide will introduce you to the Best Museums in Middle TN, especially those that are emblematic of the unique and beautiful culture of which we locals are so immensely proud.

The Parthenon
2500 West End Ave | Nashville

Nashville’s Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original Greek marvel of architecture. During your visit, be sure to enjoy visiting the full-scale statue of the goddess Athena before…

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Indulge your senses while supporting the heart of our region by patronizing the best bakeries in Middle TN. These independent gems not only fill the air with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked treats but also contribute to the uniquely beautiful tapestry of our community. From flaky, buttery pastries to a wide array of artisanal breads, these bakeries offer a delectable parade of delights that are anything but ordinary. 

By choosing local, you're not just savoring exceptional flavors; you're investing in the passion and dedication of your own neighbors. Let your taste buds embark on a journey through the rich, diverse offerings of Middle Tennessee's bakeries, and relish in the knowledge that your choice fosters a flourishing local economy and…

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Embrace the enchantment of Middle Tennessee's holiday festivities, where the spirit of giving and togetherness flourishes. From festive light displays that paint the night sky to charming local markets brimming with handmade treasures, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Gather your loved ones and explore the joyous events that adorn our beautiful region, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you're strolling through dazzling Dickensian downtown displays, attending the year’s most star-studded concert, or savoring the flavors of seasonal treats at community gatherings, you’re sure to find that our region’s holiday magic is alive and well. Join your neighbors in spreading cheer, attending local performances, and…

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Pumpkins, apples, warm spices, the changing of the leaves, and sweet, cool air are all just around the corner! Throughout Middle Tennessee, preparations for our famous fall festivals have long been underway, and it’s time to purchase tickets, plan our getaway weekends, and celebrate with our friends, family members, and neighbors! The following eleven festivals are our top destinations this October and November, and we’re positive you’ll enjoy them all.

Please note that many of our selections require advance tickets.

Nashville Pumpkin Festival
When: Th - Sun, September 18 - October 30

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms | Eagleville
Purchase Tickets Here

Lucky Ladd Farms throws a bash voted Middle Tennessee’s Best Fall Festival and the #1 Pumpkin Patch in…

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Calling all golf enthusiasts, from total beginners to true experts: today’s guide has been created for you! Middle Tennessee’s picturesque landscapes are a golfer’s paradise, with rolling hills, plush fairways, and expertly designed courses that cater to every skill level.

Whether you are passing through our stunning region, have recently relocated to Middle Tennessee, or are searching for a new course to enhance your existing local golfing experience, we are confident that you will enjoy an unforgettable experience on our vast, emerald, and earthen greenways.

Immerse yourself in the artistry of the game as you traverse fairways that meander through the enchanting landscapes, enjoying a perfectly harmonious blend of challenge and relaxation. Do…

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When one thinks of Champagne, France, one instantly conjures up the memory of their proprietary sparkling white wine. Similarly, Napa Valley is renowned for crafting the best wine in the United States. And in Tennessee? We have our world-famous whiskey distilleries, of course!

Are you searching for a delightfully engaging and undeniably boozy way to enjoy these precious remaining weeks of summer? Then we highly recommend picking up a Tennessee Whiskey Trail Passport and visiting the following Ten Best Distilleries in Middle Tennessee. Be sure to have your passport stamped at each distillery, and you’ll have a great souvenir of your adventures.

Reader, if you’re more of a bourbon or vodka connoisseur, don’t worry—we have included several…

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Calling all coffee lovers in Middle Tennessee! If you’re new in town, here for a visit, or are a long-time resident searching for an independent coffee shop to prepare your next perfect cup of joe, today’s article is for you. Our picks for Best Coffee Shops in Middle Tennessee are true local gems brewing up more than just coffee; they are creating a space where we can all experience the warmth of our communities together as we inhale the sweet aroma of freshly ground espresso beans.

Our picks range from bright, open spaces peppered with verdant plants to snug, cozy, quiet oases perfect for studying, working, or diving into your beckoning book. Each shop is unique, but they all share a passion for coffee that can’t usually be found at national…

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