In a city like Nashville where live music reigns supreme, the question isn’t always what to see, but where to see it. There are plenty of venues with plenty of glitz and glam, but it’s the unassuming Bluebird Café that’s become one of the country music capital’s premiere destinations.
This unassuming listening room in a strip mall just outside downtown isn’t much to look at. But then, music is less about what you can see and more about what you hear. For the last 32 years Bluebird Café has been showcasing some of Nashville’s most significant and recognizable talent—country superstars like Garth Brooks and LeAnn Rimes, as well as the songwriters who made them famous. It’s a venue that’s almost as popular as the stars that play there.
The Bluebird Café is located at 4104 Hillsboro Pike just outside downtown Nashville. It is open Monday through Thursday and also on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday it’s open from 5:30 p.m. until 12 p.m.