Nightlife and Entertainment in Nashville

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Nashville nightlife is just as spectacular as you'd think for such a hot seat of music and entertainment. Whether you're traveling alone, with a loved one or with kids along, you're sure to find at least one of these places entertaining for your nighttime adventure:

The Stage on Broadway

If you're looking for the place to go for the nightlife scene in Nashville, you'll probably want to head to Honky Tonk Row. The Stage on Broadway (412 Broadway) is one of the biggest places in Honky Tonk Row, with rows and rows of seats surrounding a large stage. Featuring both amateur and professional country music and a large dance floor, The Stage offers quintessential Nashville in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. There are plenty of drinks available, particularly whiskey and beer, and there's no cover charge. Expect drinks to start at about $4.

Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show

You simply can't say you've had an inclusive Nashville trip if you haven't spent an evening at the Grand Ole Opry Country Music show (116 Fifth Avenue North). Seeing a performance at the Grand Ole Opry makes for an unforgettable evening for families as well as adults. Expect to hear rocking country and blue grass music. Past and current Grand Ole Opry performers include Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and Reba McEntire.

Tickets for adults cost between $52 and $85, while tickets for kids ages four to eleven are $30 to $42. Kids three and under are free (but don't get their own seat, unless you're willing to pay for one). Bring a camera along, as you'll probably be able to "rush the stage" at the end if you're close enough in order to get a close-up of the performers.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Another staple of the Honky Tonk Row is Tootsie's Orchid Lounge (422 Broadway). As you'll be visiting a 50-year-old lounge with history, you'll see photographic evidence of the likes of Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson having played at Tootsie's before they made it big. Called a "dive," Tootsie's is a little on the classy side, although you won't have to show up in a suit and tie or dress if you don't want to. Featuring live country music until 2:30 in the morning, Tootsie's serves a full bar, with an emphasis on the array of beers and liquors. Prices are reasonable and there's no cover charge. Smoking is allowed in the lounge.

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