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Explore Downtown Nashville

Stay in Nashville + Find The Honky-Tonk

Places to Stay in Downtown Nashville

The Kimpton Aertson is your luxury hotel near everything Downtown Nashville has to offer. Steeped in history, Downtown Nashville’s iconic buildings are now living their best lives as music bars, must-try BBQ spots, museums and more.

Experience country music’s most renowned stage at Ryman Auditorium. Take in a concert or hockey game at Bridgestone Arena – and make sure to take home some Music City Shop swag. Dig deeper into Nashville history at some of the country’s best music museums, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum. Explore Broadway, the famous “honky-tonk highway,” the rhinestone-studded, neon-lit artery running through downtown’s cultural heart.

Live music bars. Vibrant nightlife. Rich history – and fresh history in the making. It’s all a short jaunt from Kimpton Aertson. Soak up the sounds, then head back to sip a Tennessee whiskey nightcap.

Uncover Downtown Nashville's Charms

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

For more than four decades, TPAC has showcased comedies, musicals and everything in between – and it’s also a bastion of community innovation and education. See what’s in the lineup during your visit.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Did you think Music City started and ended with honky-tonk? Think again – then book your tickets to the symphony. Find classical music, jazz, and even some pop culture tribute nights.

Johnny Cash Museum

In the heart of downtown Nashville, find a heartfelt homage to “The Man in Black.” This place ranks No. 1 on Forbes and National Geographic travel lists for a reason.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Tour the world’s most massive collection of country music artifacts, plus the country’s oldest letterpress shop. Live music, family activities and endless learning – there’s something for everyone.

Music City Center

In town for work? You won’t miss out on the Nashville experience. Music City Center is more than a state-of-the-art convention center – it’s also home to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Glen Campbell Museum & Rhinestone Stage

The downtown Glen Campbell Museum is a don’t-miss for music history buffs and fans of Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell. See artifacts from his childhood and relics from his rise – plus catch some live music on the Rhinestone Stage.

Cheers to Downtown Nashville Bars + Bites

The Station Inn

A famous Nashville hot spot for locals and tourists to enjoy bluegrass music and country's best.

3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill

Looking for the perfect blend of live music, delicious bites, and an unforgettable Nashville experience? Look no further than 3rd Lindsley Bar & Grill, where the soulful sounds of Music City meet the sizzle of Southern flavors.

The Bluebird Cafe

Nestled in the heart of Music City, this intimate venue has been the stage for countless rising stars, songwriting legends, and unforgettable moments.