Explore Nashville at our favorite spots for live music, local produce, and more.
Hi, I'm Kim Cross, Travel Editor at Southern Living. You'll never be bored in Nashville when there are so many fun and interesting things to see and do. Our editors recommend five spots you won't wanna miss. The Farmer's Market At this colorful and sprawling local market, you can get fresh food right in downtown Nashville. Truck beds full of home-grown melons, patty-pan squash and peppers arrive early. Farmers are open for business seven days a week. RCA Studio B. After taking in the sites at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a tour of RCA Studio B. Located on downtown's famous Music Row, the recording studio, which is Nashville's oldest, was built in 1957 and reopened as part of the museum in 1977. In between, some of County's biggest star's including Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Willy Nelson and LeAnn Rimes recorded more than 1,000 top ten hits in the studio. The Bluebird Cafe. Located in an unassuming strip mall, The Bluebird Cafe is one of the top venues in America for hearing up and coming and already famous singers and songwriters. The small 100 seat room isn't fancy, but an evening there sure is fun. [MUSIC] The Parthenon. [MUSIC] The center piece of Nashville's Centennial Park, this full scale recreation of the ancient Greek Parthenon serves as Nashville's city art museum and features two galleries exhibiting American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as temporary shows and exhibits. [MUSIC] Station Inn. Located in the Gulch, this unpretentious music venue has all the elements of a great, live bluegrass spot. It's not much to look at, but it's family-friendly and anyone will feel comfortable here. Open seven nights a week, Station Inn has some of the best bluegrass in town. For more ideas on what to see and do when you're on the road, pick up a copy of Southern Living magazine and visit southernliving.com. [MUSIC]