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if you’re headed to bonnaroo and have the time, try and set aside a day or two (preferably pre-festival so you’re not completely worn out) to explore the city of nashville.  the self proclaimed “music city” and birthplace of country music is home to the ryman auditorium (the “mother church of country music”) and a lively bar scene where you can listen to live music any day of the week.  broadway and printer’s alley are lined with honky tonks (what they call the bars that also serve as music venues) and just walking down the street the sound of guitar and country music twang will entice you to step inside. at bars like robert’s western world and legends corner you can feel the ghost’s of past musicians in the creaky wooden floors and beat up cowboy boots that line the walls.  it is easy to lose an entire day wandering from bar to bar and listening to music – plus a lot of the bands will take requests! i had a fun time trying to get one band to play some stones and the only song they knew was “honky tonk women”.  shocking :)

stay tuned for a post on the awesome vintage shopping scene in nashville!

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Amy -June 4, 2010, 1:01PM

Aw! You just did all the touristy stuff!! Not the most authentic or coolest part of Nashville.

For those thinking of traveling to Nashville….

Travel outside of the downtown to find awesome local restaurants and shops. The 5 Corners neighborhood in East Nashville is a cool place to start! Plus it’s next to the residential Historic East Nasvhville. The Yazoo Brewery is awesome (and amazing beer). Search YELP or local blogs to find the authentic stuff. It’s an awesome city.

Amy
http://www.onthefreshcoast.blogspot.com

Samantha -June 6, 2010, 4:45PM

MY HOME TOWN!!! i love your blog, huge fan…. you should totally check out hipper scenes in East Nashville… there is a wine bar called “Rumours East” totally rad, art for sale, amazing food!!!, endless wine, cutest quaint restaurant! also hillsboro village has some vintage shopping, Green Hills area is nice-good shopping. other good eats: Urban Flats, Cabanas (fun place), Whikey Kitchen. Bars: GO TO Demonbreun Street!! its the only place i go, if im going out to the bars.

Trust me, east nashville is your best shot to experience the more hipster stuff!!

funniest movies ever -June 7, 2010, 5:22PM

I love the tourist stuff in nashville! Great post!

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