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Few hours in Nashville

We will be in Franklin for a wedding on Saturday, and wanted to head to Nashville for a few hours during the day and visit some bars and check out some other "cool things" Any good bars to hit?

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1. Re: Few hours in Nashville

Hi Shamrock,

Franklin (Cool Springs area) is only 20 minutes from Downtown Nashville. Go I65 north back into Nashville and take Broadway down to 2nd Ave and you will be in the heart of "The District". You will have your choice of club from Honky Tonks to Top 40 plus The Hard Rock and Hooters.

Saturday is also Vanderbilt University's Homecome, traffic will be heavy in the Vandy/West End area (same exit off I65) The Predators are not at home this weekend, but The Titans are on


Have fun!


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You gotta go to Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. It is where some of the country music stars got their start. They have a band downstairs and one upstairs. It is usually very crowded but the music and the atmosphere is great. Also, you may want to try Legends which is just right next door. Not as crowded but good music. Another good place to go is Printer's Alley. They have alot of different bars with a variety of different music from blues to country to salsa. Enjoy!

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You might head to the Bluebird Cafe, a little hole in the wall just outisde of town. A lot of good acoutic music there. Very casual and fun. Go to www.bluebirdcafe.com for directions and a schedule. They used to air shows there on Turner South.