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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Exit/In

Exit/In has been a Nashville mainstay since it opened its doors in 1971. Exit/In serves the outsiders of Nashville’s music scene by offering a venue for touring acts that don’t fit in with the Country/Western artists the city is known for.

2208 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN, United States
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Mercy Lounge

An eclectic mix of local & touring acts hits the small stage of this funky lounge/bar almost nightly.

1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN, United States
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Queen Avenue Art Collective

Queen Ave is a multi-use creative space in East Nashville that showcases music from all genres. It is also a space for artists to host gallery installations, pop-up shows and shops, and audio/video showcases.

178 Queen Ave, Nashville, TN, United States
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Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue in Nashville, Tennessee and is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974.  Such is its renown that it has been fondly referred to as both the “Mother Church of Country Music” and the “Carnegie Hall of the South.”

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN, United States
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Station Inn

The Station Inn is one of Nashville’s premier bluegrass and roots music listening rooms and has been hosting local and touring performers for over 40 years.

402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN, United States
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The Basement

Cozy live music venue with a spacious patio hosting an array of alternative, rock, and indie artists.

1904 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
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The Cannery Ballroom

The Cannery Ballroom is the big brother to Nashville’s popular Mercy Lounge.  The 1000-capacity standing room is designed to accommodate large touring acts with elaborate stage shows.

1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN, United States
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The East Room

Small,dimly lit venue that hosts indie bands, stand-up comedy, and dance parties.

2412 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN, United States
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The End

Festive, long-running venue featuring live music and a full bar in no-nonsense digs.

2219 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN, United States
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The High Watt

Small music venue loved by locals for its intimate performances and cheap drinks.

1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN, United States
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War Memorial Auditorium

Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium is a 2,000-seat concert venue dedicated in 1925 as tribute to the American soldiers who died in World War I.  Today it hosts a wide variety of popular touring acts like Mumford & Sons and The Dead Weather.

301 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN, United States
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Robert’s Western World

Live country bands, cold beer, and fried bologna sandwiches draw fans to this prototypical honky-tonk.

416 Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
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The Crying Wolf

Hip hangout with modern bar food including house-ground burgers, plus occasional events and live music.

823 Woodland St, Nashville, TN, United States
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The 5 Spot

Snacks and a full bar served in a relaxed hangout that hosts live bands and weekly dance parties.

1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN, United States
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Drkmttr

Drkmttr is a volunteer-run arts collective and hub for Nashville’s underground music and arts scene.

“Drkmttr is keeping the DIY scene in Nashville alive. I’ve seen some pretty amazing bands come through there and everyone that works there are volunteers. That’s what being a musician is about, giving back.” – Oginalii
4003 Indiana Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209, United States
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The High Watt

Jet Black Alley Cat recommends The High Watt if you want to check out a show. The best part about it is it’s right next to Mercy Lounge and the Cannery Ballroom which often hosts other great shows. Sometimes you can even jump place to place throughout the night!

 

1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203, USA