Must-do activities in Nashville

Are you attending the Agvocacy 2.0 conference next month? Looking for things to do while in the heart of Music City? Well, thanks to @farmwife, Shannon Latham and Pamela Bartholomew, we’ve got some great suggestions!

Hear some great tunes

You are likely to find live music in any bar or honkey tonk around the city. Some famous honkey tonks include Tootsies and Wildhorse Saloon.

Dive into country music history

If you’re a fan of country music, you must visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Pamela recommends the Studio B Tour, where you get to travel down Music Row, see studios where famous country music artists (like Dolly and Elvis) have recorded songs and even get to sit at the same piano as Elvis did!

Be part of the music

As most people are aware, the Grand Ol’ Opry is a Nashville staple and a great place to stop if you have time – you never know who might show up! You can also stop by the Ryman Auditorium while you’re downtown to see the stage where some of country music’s greats have performed.

Don’t forget to chow down!

There is no shortage of southern-style food in Nashville. Recommendations of local fare include Moon Pies and Goo Goo’s (both Pick TN Products) and a visit to Puckett’s for breakfast (or anytime, really!).

Are you a Nashville local? Have a favorite place to visit when you’re in the city? Make sure to share them with us!


  1. Just down the block from Tootsies is an ice cream parlor next to a candy store – for those who have (or are) kids at home!

    Eddie’s Sports Grill is near the hotel – may be a place for some snacks/meal. Reasonable price and has always been good food when I’ve stopped in.

    Anyone coming in Sunday early check out just south of Nashville Arrington Vineyard. (That’s ag related right?!)

  2. Thanks for the info!

  3. Thanks for the tips! The kids will LOVE the ice cream parlor! Coming in “sometime” on Sunday. Checking out KY State Fair & Churchill Downs before we come – runs until Aug 20th. Going to be a busy trip!!

  4. For “honky-tonks,” Robert’s Western World is the most authentic. It’s on lower Broadway, just a few doors down from Tootsie’s and plays the original country music – Hank Williams, etc.

    Hatch Show Print (really neat to watch them make posters BY HAND!)

    Loveless Cafe (YUM! Southern cooking at its best!)