Where: Neon-lit Downtown Nashville
Earn your stamp: At Winner’s Bar & Grill in Midtown, the Monday night Whiskey Jam has become the unofﬁcial industry night with the likes of Chris Young and The Fray taking the stage.
When to go: June 6-9 during the CMA Music Festival for max stargazing potential. Regardless of the time of year, it’s not until 10 p.m. that things really get rolling.
Plan it now: For Winner’s, 615/340-0004. You can also meander along Broadway for more boot-scootin’ joints.