Nashville music with Kids

Dec 14th, 2008, 06:54 PM
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Nashville music with Kids

We will be travleing thru Nashville with our minor child (elementary school) and would love to hear some live music. Are the minors(and which ones) are OK for minors (minors allowed)?
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Dec 14th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Nashville prides itself on being family-friendly, so during the day you may well be able to enter some music bars. But a warning: They crank the volume so incredibly loud in those places, you will have to fear for your and your kids' hearing, I kid you not.

BTW - don't go to the few streets in the areas that's called Music Row - that's where record companies and such have their offices (and studios) (west of highway 65).

Start on Broadway on the Eastern side of 8th Ave.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Agreed that Music Row won't have much for you. I think your best bet, other than wandering Lower Broad as suggested, would be coffee shop type of places. Edgehill Studios often has live music in the evenings (edgehillstudios.com) - that might be a great fit. You might also try Cafe Coco (calendar - myspace.com/cafecoco) - haven't made it there myself yet.

Otherwise, for bars/venues, you might call some places and ask about minors. I'd think places which serve food might be more likely to allow your son/daughter, but even then I'm not sure. You might try to call 3rd & Lindsley and Station Inn to start, but their web sites don't say their age policies.

Shows in Nashville often start lateish (9:00 is pretty typical, and often that's just a suggestion), so bedtime might be a factor for evening shows. (3rd & Lindsley sometimes has earlier shows, around 7 or 8.) Also keep in mind that even if the venue allows children, the environment may not be "kid-friendly."

Basically, I'd call first. And yes, the bars and shows are often loud. I take earplugs with me all the time.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 08:07 AM
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Don't know about kids, but several of the honky tonks on Broadway have live music in the afternoons.

And check out the Country Music Hall of Fame, it's very well done and lots of interactive stuff that would entertain the kid.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 12:13 PM
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Come to think of it, DancingBearMD's suggestion is very excellent - the Hall of Fame will be much more fun than a raucus ear-destroying outfit in a beery joint... it is well done, you'll like it!
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Dec 15th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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Don't know if you'll have time but RCA Studio B, available for tours in conjunction with the Hall of Fame, is also worth a stop:

http://www.countrymusichalloffame.co...t-studiob.aspx
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Dec 15th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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I too, would suggest the Country Music Hall of Fame. Also would try the Station Inn. I know I have been there when there have been children there. Also would try the Opry. Opry performances are on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 05:28 PM
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It is not musical, but they might enjoy the Frist Museum. They have fun stuff for kids to do and have a wonderful gift shop.
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Dec 17th, 2008, 07:36 PM
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Thanks a lot for all your suggestions.
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