"Nashville" - On Location
"Nashville" has been shooting episodes in Nashville, Tennessee since the very beginning. They don't make the show on one sound stage. They make it in Nashville - at music venues, attractions, restaurants, and parks. Take a look at just some of the shooting locations in and around Music City.
The 5 Spot – Avery performs here a couple times in the first season.
This is the musicians’ live music venue and hangout in East Nashville. Offering live music all throughout the week, The 5 Spot’s Wednesday night ‘Old Time Jam’ provides enthusiasts of traditional, acoustic-based roots music the opportunity to regularly meet, share tunes, dance, swap stories, and bond together in general camaraderie. In 2012, GQ called The 5 Spot’s Keep on Movin’ Dance Party (on Monday nights) ‘The Most Stylish Party in America’.
1006 Forrest Avenue
Backstage at the Opry - Rayna and Juliette met here for the first time in Season 1.
Anyone can take a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House. Hear stories about the Opry and the music legends that have performed there, see the dressing rooms, the green room, and the artist entrance, and step on the stage and famous circle where so many have stood and performed before. A VIP tour puts you on the stage when the curtain goes up!
Bluebird Cafe – Everyone on "Nashville" has performed here! This is where Gunnar encouraged Scarlett to become a singer/songwriter.
Nashville’s legendary hotspot where patrons can enjoy songwriters performing original material in an intimate “in the round setting.” The Bluebird also offers a full dinner and cocktails menu.
4104 Hillsboro Pike
The Bridge Building - Juliette and Avery dine here, with the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge seen through the windows in the background, in Season 2.
The Bridge Building, a historical landmark located on the waterfront in downtown Nashville, offers the premiere rooftop destination for any special occasion. The modern designed building provides many customizable areas for weddings, private dinners, corporate events, holiday parties, or meeting space.
2 Victory Avenue
Bridgestone Arena - Used to film Juliette & Rayna’s arena concerts.
Where the NHL team Nashville Predators play, Bridgestone Arena is also the city’s largest indoor concert venue.
Capitol Grille - Deacon and Coleman had a secret meeting here.
Located in the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, the restaurant's refined ambiance complement the creative southern cuisine which emphasizes certified Tennessee Black Angus Beef and game, market fresh seafood, and the freshest and best available local products.
231 6th Avenue North
Centennial Park – This is where Gunnar popped the question to Scarlett by the pond in the last episode.
Nashville’s 132-acre premier park features the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, sand volleyball courts, dog park, and an exercise trail. Thousands of people visit the park each year to visit the museum, see exhibits, attend festivals, and just enjoy the beauty of the park.
Centennial Park (West End Ave)
222 25th Avenue North
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art - Cheekwood played the part of the Nashville Zoo in Episode 5.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre estate built the Maxwell House Coffee fortune. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year.
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - In Episode 1, Rayna walks through the kitchen to meet her husband at the mayoral candidacy announcement party. While the scene didn’t show the beauty of the museum, it’s more than worth a walk through to brush up on your country music knowledge.
The Museum presents the crown jewels of its vast collection to illustrate country music's story as told through the turns of two centuries. A treasure trove of historic country video clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits and state-of-the-art design, regular menu of live performances and public programs, Museum Store, on-site dining, and fabulous public spaces all contribute to an unforgettable museum experience.
222 Fifth Avenue South
East Nashville – A lot of the characters' homes are in East Nashville (such as Deacon and Scarlett/Gunnar).
This neighborhood's low-key vibe and neighborly personality make this community a great place to escape without leaving town. Over the years, East Nashville has developed an eclectic and creative vibe that has attracted many musicians and visual artists to the neighborhood. Several art galleries have flourished in the area and even one of the local coffeehouses doubles as an art gallery.
Ernest Tubb Record Shop - Rayna talks to Luke on the phone from here about their wedding in Season 3
The Ernest Tubb Record Shop sits on Lower Broadway in the heart of downtown Music City. They specialize in country, bluegrass, gospel, and hard-to-find CDs, DVDs, books, songbooks, and vinyl LPs.
Grand Ole Opry – Scarlett’s first appearance at the Opry was missed by Gunnar. In Season 2, Rayna invited Juliette to join the Opry on stage at the Grand Ole Opry House.
The Grand Ole Opry brings sounds of the world’s longest running radio show (over 85 years!) and an incredible mix of talent to a live audience.
2802 Opryland Drive
Green Door Gourmet - The Grand Barn at this farm was the site of the Barn Party where ZAG (Zoey, Avery, & Gunnar) perform in Season 3.
Green Door Gourmet is a 350-acre farm that offers an event space, an on-farm market, one of the area's largest CSAs, and provides vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers to Nashville restaurants and florists.
7011 River Road Pike
The Gulch - Scarlett & Zoey stroll through The Gulch after shopping at Two Old Hippies for the Edgehill stockholders showcase.
The Gulch is an urban mixed-use neighborhood in Nashville that is home to shopping, dining, office, living, and entertainment venues.
The Hermitage Cafe - Gunnar talks with his first love, Kiley, here in Season 3
The Hermitage Cafe sits up the hill from downtown Nashville, on Hermitage Avenue. Open 10pm-1:30pm, they serve breakfast all day, meat & 3 during the week, and are an excellent late night spot for eating after the clubs shut down.
71 Hermitage Avenue
Hillsboro Village - Teddy and Peggy run into each other on the street in this Nashville neighborhood in Season 1.
Conveniently located near Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, Hillsboro Village is a collection of specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants perfect for a day's stroll.
Layla's Bluegrass Inn - Hailey takes Scarlett to the bar to get over Avery. Scarlett gets on stage and sings Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire."
Layla's sits in the heart of Lower Broad and plays live music seven days a week. Layla's is home to country, hillbilly, rockabilly, western, Americana, bluegrass, newgrass and many different styles appealing to music fans from all over the world.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel - All the hotel and bar scenes in Episode 7 of Season 2 were shot here.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond designation for 28 consecutive years. The hotel sits in the heart of West End with gorgeous views of downtown Music City.
2100 West End Avenue
Lower Broadway/Honky Tonks – The entire street has been seen in clips of the show, but Tootsie’s, Rippy’s (where Will performed on stage), and Tequila Cowboy, have been spotlighted.
Located on Lower Broadway are some of Nashville’s world famous honky tonks including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Robert’s Western World, and Legends Corner where many country music legends got their start.
Mercy Lounge - Gunnar, Zoey, and Avery perform a show here in Season 2.
Nashville's premier live-music club highlights everything from local songwriters to national rock bands.
One Cannery Row
Music City Center - All of the scenes that are portrayed as Edgehill Records in Season 2 are actually at the Music City Center.
The 1.2-million-square-foot convention center sits just south of Broadway in downtown Nashville.
201 5th Avenue South
Music Row – Shots of Music Row are shown throughout Season 1. The Musica Sculpture (the roundabout leading into 16th and 17th Ave.) is where Juliette filmed one of her music videos. Scarlett and Gunnar also have written songs together in some of the Music Row studios.
Music Row is comprised of two streets, 16th and 17th Avenues, that is the center of the music business in Nashville. Record labels, publishing companies, and studios line the streets.
16th and 17th Avenues South
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum – Gunnar's No. 1 Party was held here in Season 2.
The Musicians Hall Of Fame and Museum showcases the very instruments that some of history’s greatest musicians used to record many of music's classic hits. The museum is divided into cities that have a rich history of recorded music such as Detroit, Nashville, Muscle Shoals, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Atlanta who all had musicians who were talented enough to play any music, regardless of style. These musicians had nicknames like The A-Team, The Memphis Boys, The Swampers, The Funk Brothers, and The Wrecking Crew and some actually became hit bands themselves like TOTO and Booker T & The M.G’s.
At the Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 4th Avenue North
The Parthenon - Juliette performs a concert at The Parthenon in the first episode of Season 2.
The Parthenon sits as the centerpiece of Centennial Park and is the only full-scale replica of the original Greek temple. Athena, at 42 feet tall making her the largest indoor strucutre in the Western world, stands inside the Parthenon. The Parthenon also serves as the city's art museum, holding a permanent collection by 19th & 20th century American artists as well as space for rotating exhibits.
2500 West End Avenue at Centennial Park
Percy Warner Park – Deacon and Rayna had a heart-to-heart on the stone steps of the park in Season 1.
Located in the Belle Meade neighborhood, Percy Warner is a beautiful park to walk/run through the trails.
7311 Highway 100
Printers Alley is literally an alley in downtown Nashville so named for the concentration of publishing and printing companies there, it soon developed into a popular spot for nightlife and has retained that identity since the mid-1900s.
Between 3rd & 4th Avenues North and Church and Union Streets
Public Square Park – Deacon tackled Teddy after finding out he has a daughter.
The downtown park sits in front of the Metro Courthouse and is the site of a free concert series, festivals, and other special events.
10 Public Square
Rippy's Bar & Grill - Will plays this bar on Lower Broadway in Episode 18 of Season 1.
Rippy's is in the heart of downtown Nashville, across from honky tonks like Tootsie's and Layla's, serving good music and food seven days a week.
Ryman Auditorium – Rayna & Juliette performed on the Ryman stage together.
Regarded as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman is a National Historic Landmark renown for its exceptional acoustics that has hosted musicians from Chris Isaak and James Brown to Patsy Cline and John Legend, as well as current and rising stars of all musical genres.
116 Fifth Avenue North
Schermerhorn Symphony Center – Teddy’s press conferences have all been held here. Juliette auditions for a Patsy Cline movie here in Season 3.
Enjoy classical performances by the Grammy® winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra or enjoy one of the many jazz series or pop series performances.
1 Symphony Place
Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge – Showed Deacon and Rayna strolling across the bridge in one of first episodes. The bridge is also seen in many of the flyover shots of downtwon.
The Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge is a truss bridge that spans the Cumberland River in Nashville. It offers an excellent view of the skyline and an easy walk to LP Field or Broadway.
Sky Blue Café - Juliette and the musically inclined quarterback dined here in Season 1.
Sky Blue Café is located in the historic Edgefield neighborhood of East Nashville and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Proudly serving local brands: all coffee comes from Drew’s Brews, while the bagels are made right down the street at Bagel Face Bakery.
700 Fatherland Street
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge - Gunnar and Will took the stage during Open Mic Night in Episode 18 of Season 1. Gunnar performs his brother's song.
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is a legendary honky tonk in the center of Lower Broadway. Willie Nelson got his first songwriting job after singing here. Mel Tillis, Patsy Cline and Kris Kristofferson were among early patrons. Today, guests enjoy the same spirit while listening to talented singers and songwriters.
Two Old Hippies - The site of Juliette's concert in Episode 15 of Season 1 where Rayna's daughter Maddie snuck out to attend and ended up getting hurt in the melee.
This store at 8,000 square feet boasts a stage complete with a Hammond B3Organ and Leslie, Roland keyboard, Ludwig drum set, Bedell and Breedlove acoustic guitars, truss stage lighting and a mixing board. The rest of the store is an experience of unique apparel collections, accessories, fun novelty and gift items, and a vintage 1962 VW Bus. The walls are lined with an incredible collection of rock n roll memorabilia all available for sale.
401 12th Avenue South
Watermark - Scarlett and Gunnar had dinner with their publisher boss at Watermark in The Gulch.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant offers a luxurious dining experience with a beautiful, chic setting and a wonderful view of downtown Nashville. Watermark offers American food with Southern-style ingredients that give this modern restaurant a local flavor.
507 12th Avenue South
Wildhorse Saloon - The site of the Edgehill stockholders showcase concert in Season 2 - where Layla Grant, Will, and Scarlett perform.
The Wildhorse is simultaneously a restaurant, bar, concert site, dance venue and TV studio. Home to exhilarating live entertainment and free line dancing, the Wildhorse Saloon is rooted deep in music traditions from local acts to national artists.
120 2nd Avenue North