On the Road Again: Nashville Bound October 11, 2016 12:09
We are on the road again taking a trip to Nashville to see some sights and get our live music fix! Read on to hear more about what to see, what to do, where to stay, what to eat, and of course, what to wear! You won't want to miss this country music inspired look!
What to See:
It's hard to do a city trip without seeing the biggest landmarks! And Nashville, being known as the country music capital, has a whole lot of historic music spots you must stop by to check out.
Image Source: Country Music Hall of Fame
First on the list is the Country Music Hall of Fame. Their current exhibit, "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats," shows how greats like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash came to record in Nashville and what happened to the music scene after their arrival. The exhibit also features listening booths from various legendary artists. Check out their calendar for upcoming events, performances, and film screenings!
Image Source: Bluebird Cafe
This little 90 person cafe venue is famous for having singers and songwriters perform their greatest hits in a small acoustic setting. Stop by for an open mic night or to see local songwriters perform. You can check their calendar beforehand to see who will be performing!
Image Souce: The Ryman
This legendary auditorium built in the 1880s was the original home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of bluegrass. Does anyone else love a good bango? Many legendary performers have played at the Ryman and still count it as a favorite venue with amazing acoustics. From big name indie bands to some of country's most famous, you can see a wide range of performances or take a tour of the historic builing! See the upcoming lineups on their site.
What to Do:
Image Source: Grand Ole Opry
The so called "Home of American Music" is a must see on a trip to Nashville. The Opry, starting out as a radio broadcast in 1925, has grown into an entertainment legend. Their yearly Opry showcases feature eight artists a show from country legends to today's top entertainers. See what amazing shows they have coming up and if you can't make it in person tune into their radio broadcast.
Image Source: Hatch Show Print
If your a big fan of great print work and especially letterpress you must stop by Hatch Show Print! This historic print shop has been in business and keeping up with the times since 1879. From workshops to their rotating gallery there is always something to do! They are also featured in Nashville's Saturday Art Crawls. Not to mention, it's the nation's oldest working letterpress poster shop.
Where to Stay:
These cute Nashville Airbnbs will make you feel like a local! What better way to get a real feel for the city and its charm than staying in a one-of-a-kind Nashville apartment?
This adorable little urban loft is a cozy place for one or two walking distance from many fun spots close to downtown. And it sure has a lot of Nashville charm! It's the perfect spot to stay in and cook a Nashville inspired recipe or have a night out on the town.
What to Eat:
Image Source: Husk
Nashville isn't just notorious for its music scene, but also its food! These two spots are definitely on our radar. First on our list is Husk. This popular spot serves delicious farm to table southern comfort food from shrimp and grits to house cornbread.
Image Source: Americano
The Americano is small plate dining at its finest. This midtown Nashville Spanish and Mediterranean inspired tapas restaurant is the perfect place to try and share new dishes with friends!
What to Wear:
For this trip to Nashville we decided to style our dresses with a little southern charm and country flare, because do we really need an excuse? You can never go wrong with a fun cowboy inspired boot.
A heeled bootie with cut-outs? yes please! This western twist on the classic heeled bootie is a must have to wear with dresses or even your favorite skinny jeans. They are made just for some late Nashville nights.
When in doubt, add a hat. This vintage inspired wide brimmed fedora with vintage 50's ribbon ads a little sparkle while giving your face some shade on the Nashville city streets. Wear it back farther on your head for more nighttime look.
Last but not least we like to switch out our usual tote for a chic backpack, this makes exploring and taking pics a whole lot easier! Share your Nashville adventures with us by tagging #BaileyBlue. And comment below with your favorite Nashville spots!