10 Spots To Get Down with a DJ

10 Spots To Get Down with a DJ

By Nearly Native
Wednesday, Jan 04 2017

It's no secret that Nashville's known for its live music scene and happening honky tonks, but if you're a local who wants to go beyond two-stepping and get down with live DJ sets, I've got the destination for you! Whether it's a monthly themed dance party, throwback session or all-night affair, you'll find it all here. After spending three years exploring Nashville like a native, I'm excited to share my tips and tricks for living like a local on my lifestyle blog, @nearlynative. Follow along with me on my blog: nearlynativenashvillian.com.

Experience Quintessential Nashville at Acme at Acme Feed & Seed
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Rooftop Dance Parties at Acme Feed & Seed

Acme's rooftop is an open air weekly dance party with the best DJs in town. A wall-to-wall mix of locals and tourists, you'll get a mashup of throwback jams and trendy hits. Arrive early to skip lines!

Experience Quintessential Nashville at Acme
$   .  Acme Feed & Seed   .  Nashville
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Relax or Get Rowdy at No 308 at No 308
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Schwing at No. 308

Schwing is a monthly 90s themed experience that draws a major crowd! DJs will be spinning throwback tunes, while classic movies and TV shows play on the walls.

Relax or Get Rowdy at No 308
$$   .  No 308   .  Nashville
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Get Movin' at Motown Mondays at The 5 Spot at The 5 Spot

Get Movin' at Motown Mondays at The 5 Spot

Get out on a school night for this dance party featuring classic Motown tunes and some seriously awesome dancers. It's so worth the struggle on Tuesday!

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Get Movin' at Motown Mondays at The 5 Spot
Free   .  The 5 Spot   .  Nashville
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Rave with a DJ at SOUTH at SOUTH

Rage with a DJ at SOUTH

South is a staple on Demonbreun attracting all types for a good old fashioned dance party. Put hundreds of people in a big open room and you'll get some great people watching.

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Rave with a DJ at SOUTH
Free   .  SOUTH   .  Nashville
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Have a Bar + Arcade Playdate at Two Bits at Two Bits
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Party & Play at Two Bits

You can find DJ AyDamn on the ones and twos all over town, but on Sundays from 3–6p, you'll find him at Two Bits. Spend Sunday Funday playing Cards Against Humanity, sipping Bloodys and getting down on the dance floor.

Have a Bar + Arcade Playdate at Two Bits
$   .  Two Bits   .  Nashville
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Have a Play Date on the Patio at Rebar at Rebar
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Have a Play Date on the Patio at Rebar

During the summer months, Rebar's patio stays tightly packed. Throw in a DJ and their signature disco ball and you've got a recipe for patio success.

Have a Play Date on the Patio at Rebar
$$   .  Rebar   .  Nashville
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Head to a Hip Hop Party at The Boom Bap at The Basement East
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Head to a Hip Hop Party at The Boom Bap

This monthly event features local and guest DJs that'll bring down the house with hip hop and more. Get there early because the line gets crazy!

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Head to a Hip Hop Party at The Boom Bap
$10   .  The Basement East   .  Nashville
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Dance with a Drag Queen at Play at Play Dance Bar
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Dance All Night at Play

The constant rotation of amazing themed parties, drag shows and music video montages will ensure that you dance all night at Play. Go next door to Tribe too!

Dance with a Drag Queen at Play
$$   .  Play Dance Bar   .  Nashville
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Dig the DJ or Listen to Live Music at Tin Roof at Tin Roof
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Dig the DJ or Listen to Live Music at Tin Roof

Doubling as a live music venue and DJ dance party, Tin Roof gives you the option to pick your poison. Head for The Green Room for enough room to get down with the DJ and hang out at the bar.

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Dig the DJ or Listen to Live Music at Tin Roof
Free   .  Tin Roof   .  Nashville
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Past Experiences

Get Low at Friends in Lo Places at The Sutler's 90s Night at The Sutler Saloon
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Get Low at Friends in Lo Places at The Sutler's 90s Night

Enjoy a wide range of 90s music in the cellar of The Sutler every Thursday night or stop in on Friday for their resident DJ series!

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Get Low at Friends in Lo Places at The Sutler's 90s Night
Free   .  The Sutler Saloon   .  Nashville
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