The Cowan Live Music

What the Locals Do

Experience the real Nashville and do what the locals do.

12South
Nashville Neighborhoods

What better way to learn what the Nashville locals do than to explore their neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and character. Discover what to do and where to stay, eat, and shop.

Shop Local

Find clothes and accessories when shopping at places in Nashville. Great little vintage shops can be found around almost every corner in Music City.

Ceri Hoover Shopping
Trip Idea
Shop from a Music City Maker

Nashville is home to makers of all trades, known for its collaborative spirit borrowed from the city’s songwriting community. Check out creations that range from leather goods and jewelry to artisan chocolates and craft spirits.

Live Music for Locals

This is Music City, and Nashvillians embrace it. We're at the local clubs every night of the week to catch some amazing live music from the incredible musicians that play here each day - some are our friends and sometimes it's us on that stage!

Live Music at Tin Roof
Guide to Free Live Music
Honor the Song

Nashville is the "Songwriting Capital of the World," and is undoubtedly home to more songwriters than any other city. So it makes sense that the songwriting venues around town are always packed with locals. Check out our guide to free live music around Nashville.

Local Flavor

Nashville is becoming more and more like a foodie destination, and sometimes the best way to find the good spots is to follow the locals.

Acme Burger
Trip Idea
The Foodie Track

Whatever your taste buds desire, Nashville has a trip idea that will help delight the senses of every type of food lover.

Local Parks

On a pretty day in Nashville, every one of the city’s parks will be filled with runners, dog walkers, Frisbee throwers, and sunbathers. Find the perfect spot for a pickup football game, trails for a nice hike, and Greenways that provide miles of bike and pedestrian-friendly lanes.

Spring at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Trip Idea
The Great Outdoors

Nashville is known for having temperate weather that allows you to enjoy outdoor activities almost year-round.

Nashville Sports

Nashville is a sports-crazed town and home to four professional sports teams, several NCAA Division I programs, and Universities.

Nashville's Game Time & Interactive Attractions
Play Time
Game Time Attractions

Nashville's game time attractions will provide good laughs and a great time. Get out there, get in the game, and have a blast in Music City.

The Art Scene

Ever the creative town, Nashvillians have embraced and fostered the emerging art scene. Nashville’s art scene hosts temporary exhibits from around the world and offers countless events that the Nashville community clamors to attend.

First Saturday Downtown Art Crawl
Nashville Art Crawls

Nashville Art Crawls entertain more than 1,000 participants each month and is the perfect time to stroll through the galleries on 5th Avenue, the Arcade, or Wedgewood-Houston. Enjoy a cocktail while taking in a more cosmopolitan side of Music City.

Still Looking for More?

Nashville is a going-out kind of town. We like to listen to live music at clubs, eat and drink at festivals, celebrate different cultures at citywide events, catch a Broadway show downtown, and generally hang out with each other at our favorite events. And there are a lot of them. This town does not slow down.