Listen to 'The Next Big Thing' at The Bluebird Cafe The Bluebird Cafe
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Listen to 'The Next Big Thing' at The Bluebird Cafe The Bluebird Cafe
Listen to 'The Next Big Thing' at The Bluebird Cafe
$  .  Today, 5:00p - 11:00p

Listen to 'The Next Big Thing' at The Bluebird Cafe

$  .  Today, 5:00p - 11:00p

Located in an unassuming strip mall The Bluebird is one of the world's premier venues for singer-songwriter performances hosting everyone from up-and-comers to seasoned pros (like Garth Brooks)!

By Kelsey Van
The Bluebird Cafe has been a distinguished venue for country musicians for years, but it gained another level of fame when the TV show Nashville hit ABC. Reservations open one week in advance and fill up fast! Additional seating is available, but only on a first come, first serve basis (and yes, there's always a line). Although it can be tough to get in, the intimate venue (only 90–100 seats) is one of the best places to catch live tunes and relish a true Nashville experience. The Bluebird has been hosting acoustic shows for over two decades and has gained a reputation as the place where acts that are going to be "the next big thing" play before they hit it big. They also attract a lot of behind-the-scenes folks to the stage. The songwriters behind some of country's biggest hits perform and put their own spin on the songs they penned for other artists.

If you can, attend an In the Round show. It's a mesmerizing performing format to take in, with 3-5 artists playing in a circle in the middle of the venue and the audience gathered around. Monday is Open Mic Night, but almost every other day of the week there's a scheduled performance. Get a glimpse of the calendar here. The Bluebird is known for the music, but you can also grab a bite to eat. It's standard bar food, nothing spectacular—except the sweet potato fries!

The Bluebird Cafe
4104 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
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5:00p - 11:00p

Sunday 5:00p - 11:00p
Monday 5:30p - 11:00p
Tuesday 5:00p - 11:00p
Wednesday 5:00p - 11:00p
Thursday 5:00p - 11:00p
Friday 5:30p - 12:00a
Saturday 5:30p - 12:00a
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