Nashville is one of my favourite cities in America! I could most definitely go back again and again and again, and I sure hope I will, as my Nashville wish list always seems to be growing, rather than shrinking. Two of the times I’ve been, I have joined in the fun and festivities of the CMA Fest, and I highly, highly recommend that – you may never want to see another concert ever again afterwards, because you really get the chance to see so much talent all in one go! That being said, going at a time when you aren’t surrounded my festival mania, will allow you to see much more of Nashville, so you really can’t go wrong either way. I hope you love country music, because you will be seeing it on every corner, and in every bar/restaurant (along with other genres, of course), but it really is something! I hope you fall in love with Nash!


  • The CMA Fest – I’ve had the pleasure of attending this festival twice, and if you go for that reason, you’re set! From stadium concerts every night with multiple headliner names, to outdoor shows all day everyday at various venues throughout downtown Nashville, you’ll never be without a tune in your head
  • Ryman Auditorium – head there for a show, or just to tour it
  • Broadway – just walk down the strip, pop into a bar and hear some live tunes! Some suggested bars: Tootsies (this one is on Broadway), Losers, The Red Door Saloon, FGL House
  • Pedal Tavern – if you have a group, this is the most fun, but you can also book per person; includes so many of my favourite things – “working out,” music, drinking, being outdoors, and a whole lot of fun! Great for a bachelorette or any group event of that sort!
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame – now this is my kind of museum
  • If you’re up for a travel day, head to Memphis, Tennessee and see Graceland where Elvis lived. While you’re there, eat at BB Kings Blues Bar. We stayed in Memphis for multiple days, and probably didn’t need that long, in my personal opinion

Other activities that I didn’t get a chance to do, but were recommended and/or researched:

Now to the Food…


Other Restaurants that I didn’t get a chance to try, but were recommended and/or researched:

Thank you to my Nashville friends for many of these suggestions – Brett & Cecilia Kissel and Mandy McMillan!

Have the best time!! And…take me with you!!