Live music venues in & around Tennessee

Live music in & around Bristol, TN

Carter Family Fold

Carter Family FoldCarter Family Fold – live music in Tri-cities area
3449 A.P. Carter Highway, Hiltons, VA 24258

The Carter Family Fold is a music performance and concert venue located near Hiltons, Virginia about 20 minutes north of Kingsport, TN. It is dedicated to the performance and preservation of old-time country and bluegrass music. Named in honor of the original Carter Family, the Fold was founded in 1979 by Janette Carter, daughter of A.P. and Sara Carter. Their first records on RCA Victor were released in way back in 1927.

The Carter Family Fold usually has one concert, music event, or performance each week. Remaining true to the acoustic music traditions it endeavors to preserve, electric instruments are not allowed (although it seems this rule did not always apply to performances by singer Johnny Cash, who was related to the Carters by marriage). The Fold is a family-friendly, alcohol/ drug-free music venue.

The Down Home Eclectic Music Room

Down Home
300 W Main St., Johnson City, TN 37604

Founded in 1976, the Down Home has become a mecca for music lovers in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The primary emphasis is on quality music, and the performance atmosphere promotes listening rather than socializing. There is plenty of time for friendly conversation before the show and between sets. With an excellent sound system hung from the ceiling, the club is a favorite of performers as well as fans.

Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)

Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
212 Tusculum Blvd., Greenville, TN 37745
The mission of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center is to perpetuate a commitment to the performing arts for Greeneville, Greene County, neighboring counties, and the region including East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Southwestern Virginia. We believe that a flourishing arts and cultural community enhances our quality of life, produces community pride, encourages cultural development & understanding and broadens the education of our children.

In March of 1999, plans for the renovation of Greeneville High School were in the final stages. The budget for that renovation included a new $2.5 million dollar auditorium.

A visionary group of local businessmen suggested that by adding private funds to the public money, a performing arts center could be built that would be an asset for the Greeneville City School system and the region.

With a donation from Scott Niswonger, a local businessman and philanthropist, plans for the 800 seat auditorium soon became a $7 million dollar venue with 39,000 square feet and a seating capacity of nearly 1,150 guests. “This facility would be an obvious recruiting tool for economic development, while also offering enrichment in the performing arts for the region,” said Niswonger.

Paramount Center for the Arts – Bristol

Paramount Center for the Arts
518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620

The Paramount is live entertainment at its best. Evoking the best of both performer and audience, this is a true gem of Appalachia. Our committed and experienced staff is here to ensure your visit is a memory to cherish. Classic, but modernized and fully restored, this venue has created countless memories of smiles, cheers, and amazement. Built during the height of the Art Deco movement, her beauty is eternal and evocative.

The mission of the Paramount Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality of life for the people of the region by providing a variety of arts and services which educate, entertain, and inspire, regardless of ethnic background, age, or income level.

Todd General Store

Todd General Store
3866 Railroad Grade Rd., Todd, NC 28684

Visit the Todd General Store and recapture a time when life was simple and genuine. Meet the mountain folks and listen to talks of the railroad days when Todd was the largest town in both Watauga and Ashe Counties in the North Carolina mountains.

The Todd General Store features a deli, crafts, home-made jellies, ice cream, antiques, collectibles, music, and tapes, rustic furnishings, and local author books. Seasonal outside dining on the front or back porches are great locations for the homemade dinners on Tuesday and Friday nights.

Weekly events at the Todd General Store

  • Storytelling on Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Bluegrass music Fridays from 6:30 to 9:15pm
  • Book Signings Saturdays from 11am to 4pm

Live music in Chattanooga

Kamama Gallery
5951 Alabama Highway 117, Mentone AL 35984

Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga TN 37404

A superb venue… Barking Legs Theater is a superb, intimate concert hall and performance venue that has established a reputation as a great place for musicians and listeners alike. We are known throughout the Southeast as a venue with great acoustics and remarkable intimacy. Barking Legs is a listener’s dream, where each note and word rings clearly, promoting the sort of rapt attention impossible in the typical club or barroom setting. Performers love it! Our 80 fixed seats all have great sight lines and we can accommodate overflow crowds up to 175. Our in-house events offer a concession area and you are invited to take your beverages with you into the theater. And if you’re curious about the name, its origin stems from the “bark leggins” that were worn by scouts and woodsmen of the Appalachian region in the last century.

Rhythm and Brews
2311 Front St., Meridian MS 39301

Track 29
1400 Market St., Chattanooga TN 37402

 

Live music in Knoxville

Bijou Theater
803 South Gay St., Knoxville TN 37902

The Bowery
125 E. Jackson Ave., Knoxville TN 37915

Knoxville Civic Auditorium
500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave., Knoxville TN 37915

Tennessee Theater
604 South Gay St., Knoxville TN 37902

Thompson-Boling
1600 Phil Fulmer Ave. #202, Knoxville TN 37996

The Well
4620 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919

 

Live music in Memphis

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 N. Main St., Memphis TN 38103

FedEx Forum
191 Beale St., Memphis TN 38103

Horseshoe Casino
1021 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts MS 38664

Landers Center
4560 Venture Dr., Southhaven MS 38671

Minglewood Hall
1555 Madison Ave., Memphis TN 38104

Orpheum
203 S. Main St., Memphis TN 38103

 

Live music in Nashville

3rd and Lindsley
818 3rd Ave S., Nashville TN 37210

12th & Porter
114 12th Ave N., Nashville TN 37203

Belcourt Theater
2101 Belcourt Ave., Nashville TN 37212

Bluebird Cafe in NashvilleBluebird Cafe
4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville TN 37215

Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203

CMA Theatre, Ford Theatre
Country Music Hall of Fame
222 Fifth Ave, Nashville TN 37203

Douglas Corner
2106 8th Ave S., Nashville TN 37204

Fontanel Mansion
4155 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville TN 37189

Franklin Theater
419 Main St., Franklin, TN 37064

Fiddle and Pick
456 Hwy 70, Pegram, TN 37143

Hard Rock Cafe
100 Broadway, Nashville TN 37201

Loveless Cafe (Barn)
8400 Hwy 100, Nashville TN 37221

Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton St., Nashville TN 37203

Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row, Nashville TN 37203

Puckett’s Grocery (Nashville)
500 Church St., Nashville TN 37219

Puckett’s Grocery (Franklin)
120 4th Ave South, Franklin TN 37064

Puckett’s Grocery (Leiper’s Fork)
4142 Old Hillsboro Rd., Franklin, TN 37064

Puckett’s Grocery (Columbia)
15 Public Square Columbia, TN 38401

River Cafe
4 Front St., Normandy TN 37360

The Rutlege
410 4th Ave. South, Nashville TN 37201

Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Ave N., Nashville TN 37219

Schermerhorn Symphony Hall
1 Symphony Place, Nashville TN 37201

Station Inn
402 12th Ave. South, Nashville TN.37203

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
505 Deaderick St., Nashville TN 37219

War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave N., Nashville, TN 37243