Nashville isn't called the Music City by accident. The city is filled with incredible music attractions from great venues for a concert to amazing museums. Whether you want to discover a new musical act or you want to enjoy a blast from the past, you'll find the right place in Nashville.
When it comes to music attractions in Nashville, there are a few that you simply must enjoy. Whether you just relocated to Nashville or you've been living here for years, these are the top music attractions we consider "must-visit" choices.
Grand Ole Opry
Of course, the Grand Ole Opry should be at the very top of the list. It's quintessential Nashville and a must-visit music attraction for sure. The Grand Ole Opry started as a simple little radio broadcast in 1925. Today, it has become the place for new country music stars, legends and the best of today.
The members' list is rather impressive with names, such as Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Dierks Bently and Vince Gill. If you want to enjoy the best country music has to offer in Nashville, put the Grand Ole Opry at the top of your bucket list.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Are you interested in the stories behind the stars? The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will tell the story of many of the greats in country music. It's filled with more than 2.5 million artifacts including stage costumes, instruments, photographs, recordings and so much more. If you love country music, a trip to this Nashville music attraction is a must!
The Johnny Cash Museum
Not only is The Johnny Cash Museum an amazing music attraction, but it's also located in a great part of downtown. You can enjoy the museum and easily find plenty of other great things to do, places to dine and other attractions nearby.
The Johnny Cash Museum will take you through the life of Johnny Cash with plenty of memorabilia, artifacts and much more to enjoy. Browse the collection of instruments, personal letters, stage costumes, handwritten lyrics, artwork and so much more.
The museum was actually recognized by Parent magazine as one of the most child-friendly attractions of its' kind. Along with the museum, you can enjoy The Museum Store and the cafe.
The Musicians Hall of Fame: Grammy Museum Gallery
While there's plenty to see at The Musicians Hall of Fame, the Grammy Museum Gallery is one of the best choices when it comes to Nashville music attractions. It's filled with 9,000 square feet of incredible things to see and do. This interactive exhibit will take you through the music industry including songwriting, instrument playing, singing, producing and even engineering.
The George Jones
Offering four incredible floors of fun, The George Jones is a great spot for a live music show. The first floor is a smokehouse restaurant with the Jones Coffee Joint and a few bars. The second floor offers the George Jones Museum, which is an incredible attraction to visit. The third floor is filled with space for private events.
When you go to the fourth floor, you will find the fun and the incredible views. It's a rooftop bar with views of Nissan Stadium, the Cumberland River and more. The rooftop bar offers daily live music and it's one of the best spots in the city for live music.
Found at Opry Mills, Madame Tussauds Nashville offers an immersive experience with iconic scenes and performances from the music industry. It's a rather unique attraction allowing you to get face to face with musicians from rock, country, pop and more. It's the first all music themed Madame Tussauds in the country, as well.
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
Honoring some of the best to ever be a part of the music industry, The Musicians Hall of Fame offers plenty to enjoy. You can take in the many iconic recordings, enjoy the museum exhibits and check out several artifacts from the music industry. The museum offers one of the finest looks at the superstars of the music industry in the world.
The Patsy Cline Museum
If you're a Patsy Cline fan, you can't miss The Patsy Cline Museum. It's filled with all types of great items from her life and celebrates all here amazing accomplishments.
General Jackson Showboat
A great attraction for a live music show, The General Jackson Showboat is 300 feet long. It's one of the largest showboats in the United States and offers a two-story Victorian Theater. Live music shows are held on every cruise, offering a unique way to enjoy music in Nashville.
The Storytellers Museum & Hideaway Farm
A historic building with plenty to offer music lovers, The Storytellers Museum offers the "little stage" where Johnny Cash used to perform. Enjoy a never-before-shown video of Johnny Cash here and a 20-minute life concert.
The farm also belonged to Johnny Cash and he lives on the farm for more than three decades. You can tour the house and enjoy the property during your visit.
If you love music, Nashville is the city for you. These are just a few of the many music attractions in Nashville. Enjoy all of our favorites above and find your new favorite music attraction.
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