Nashville has good music (and water is wet)

How many concerts can you squeeze into a 5-day vacation to Nashville?


Tommy Wiggins & Friends at Alley Taps.



I *think* I liked the song “Cold Rain Coming Down”

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert’s Western World. By far our favorite downtown bar and band.




Slark Moan, Mark Fredson, and another guy at The Five Spot in East Nashville. Very hip, very good.


Our favorite Slark Moan song: Animal Minds.




LCD SOUNDSYSTEM at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. We heard from some locals they were coming to town and found relatively inexpensive tickets. It was a damn great concert.


Saturday & Sunday were dedicated to a wedding. So, 3 days/6 acts isn’t bad!

Nashville by Bicycle

I love riding a bicycle, especially in new places. One of the deciding factors in our AirBnB choice was the proximity to downtown and a bicycle rental option.

Nashville B-Cycle is an inexpensive, convenient way to get around the city. For $5, you’ll have a bicycle for 24-hours. Hourly check-ins are encouraged, and if you end up cruising longer than that it’s a low $1.50/per hour.

Renting a bicycle is one thing, riding it is another. Shoutout to Nashville for having super clear, navigable and protected bike infrastructure (at least from Vanderbilt area to downtown). We rode ~ 4 miles on bike lanes/roadways, and besides one narrow construction zone – never felt unsafe. (Shoutout to their volunteer group, Walk Bike Nashville).



Downtown Nashville

After getting a few ‘father knows best’ comments about helmets, I’ve also thought it might be worth packing your own if you know in advance that you’ll be riding. I’ll consider it for our next trip!


Yee-haw, Nashville – Here I Come!

I’m heading to Nashville soon for our friends’ wedding (get this – I’m MC’ing!). It’s my first time to the city and I’m psyched to spend a long, fall weekend in the south. A quick “blanch” will be greatly appreciated before the temperatures drop too low in Alaska.

In hindsight, we should have booked our trip directly around visiting DollyWood and the Great Smoky Mountains. But we didn’t! So, on the docket for our visit to Music City:

  • Haunted Tavern Tour with Nashville Ghost Tours, Walking tour and ghost stories? Yes, please.
  • think Tennesse is synonymous with bourbon and whiskey. When in Rome, right? Specific locations TBD, but we’ll gladly be visiting one of Nashville’s distilleries.
  • For our cultural benefit: the Grand Ole Opry and Johnny Cash Museum

Important, but not bullet-point important: barbeque, anytime and anyplace I can get it.

Broadway on Nashville at night

See you soon, Broadway!