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What is Nashville Known For? A guide to music city


Country music lovers and food fanatics unite because Nashville is a place you simply cannot miss. As with many American cities, Nashville offers its own unique arts, food staples, and iconic landmarks. 

If you are thinking about heading to Nashville or you simply want to know more about this culturally rich city, then look no further than this article.

It will discuss what Nashville (sometimes referred to as “Nashvegas”) is known for and what you will get to enjoy if you decide to head over there.

Country Music in Nashville

When many people think of Nashville, the capital of country music springs to mind. 

Nashville has been home to many famous country singers, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Kings of Leon, and also holds the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is always worth a trip for any music fan. 

That being said, it is not just country music that Nashville is famous for and you can find Gospel, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, and Rock to add to the list too, which is why it is such an excellent hub for musicians and those who love music. You will be able to find a show to attend extremely easily, as there are plenty of live music venues to choose from. 

Don’t visit Nashville and miss out on the music scene

Downtown Nashville An Upbeat, Modern Scene

Downtown Nashville is a party. While it does relate to music, you will find the streets open seven days a week, filled with vibrant lights, live music, and good beer. Take a stroll down Broadway and pick any number of clubs in which to spend the night dancing away. If you want to find different modern things to do in Nashville, the city has you covered on that front, too, especially if you like whiskey, museums, and stunning scenery.

The Food in Nashville

Tasting menu at Yolan restaurant in Nashville

As with any state, there are classic food staples, and for Nashville, it is hot chicken, biscuits with gravy, a southern barbeque including ribs and brisket, or ‘meat and three,’ which is where you are offered a type of meat and then you choose three traditional sides to go with it. These include potatoes, mac and cheese, corn, or vegetables, to name a few. 

Of course, if you do not fancy trying out the local cuisine or you have already covered it all and want something different, there are a number of high-end restaurants with a variety of culinary infusions and delights, so you can experience around the world flavors in one place.

Shopping in Nashville

If you like shopping, Nashville will not disappoint either with its plethora of fashion boutiques, vintage stores, charming bakeries, unique shops, and, not to forget, some inventive breweries. It has a great artisan scene for those who like something a little different and special and also showcases some wonderful art and murals to enjoy while you enjoy its homemade and small-batch treats.

That being said, the countryside is superbly picturesque, and you can get lost cycling along beautiful bike trails or hiking in stunning nature parks. In short, it has something for everyone. 

Whether you want the hustle and bustle of the city’s fun honky tonks, restaurants and revelry of bachelorette parties or the quiet more serene side of the upscale hotels or exploring, Nashville is sure to charm you!

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!