Music City


I get to Nashville a couple of times a year, and for at least one evening during each trip, I take time to walk around a bit and explore the historical row of honkey-tonks there.

Situated right next to the Ryman Auditorium (the original Grand Ol Opry), these bars have live music every night of the week, and it’s usually quite good, if you’re into that sort of music.

I go for the people-watching more than anything, and wonder if I’m listening to the next big thing and don’t even know it.


Tips are thrown at the stage at legendary Tootsie’s, where they gather along with the set list and at least one empty beer bottle.

NashdowntownOld and new culture collide in downtown Nashville.