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Bluebird Cafe

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Address: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
Phone Number: 615-383-1461
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Activities: Dining
Description: "The Bluebird Cafe is one of the world's preeminent listening rooms and...
"The Bluebird Cafe is one of the world's preeminent listening rooms and has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter's performance space where the "heroes behind the hits" perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. Located in a small strip mall outside of downtown Nashville, the tiny 85 seat venue is unassuming in appearance but some of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed on this stage.
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Great spot for great music!

We made the trip to the Bluebird, and were rewarded with a great experience=friendly staff and great music. It's a small venue (100 seats), so do your online homework. The Scooter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Seville, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We made the trip to the Bluebird, and were rewarded with a great experience=friendly staff and great music. It's a small venue (100 seats), so do your online homework. The Scooter Brown Band performed during our visit, and "rocked" the house! Fun, intimate and worth the effort!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a must see if you watch the television show, 'Nashville' and you want to see a live show of some great country artists (upcoming as well as seasoned). I suggest you go online at www.bluebirdcafe.com one week in advance to reserve your seats as they go fast and the place only sits 100 people. I got online... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We found this place before many British tourists had possibly heard of it. We were treated to 4 great singer songwriters entertaining a small but cosy group of people keen to hear the best of the profession in Nashville. We managed to get seats at the front. I took some great pictures. Remember to book in advance. It's a taxi... More 

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited via a tour of ABC NASHVILLE the show. Was such a cool experience to see such a legendary place. If you want to actually see a show, make reservations!!

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arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I were recently in Nashville for a convention and I really wanted to get a trip into the bluebird. I read all the reviews and made sure to follow the #1 rule, go on line and order tickets ahead of time!!!! I cannot stress that to you enough. I got up extra early a week before my... More 

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Orange County, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My cab driver had to ask me for the address, so I thought he got it wrong when he pulled into a strip mall parking lot. Even before the hype from the Nashville TV show, this was the focal point of a movie from the 90's with a very young Sandra Bullock, Dermot Mulroney, and K.T. Oslin (whatever happened to... More 

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erika w, General Manager at Bluebird Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and your comments. I take your comments seriously and am speaking with the staff who was on site that evening - our regular Sunday night staff - to see what they can tell me about how the line was handled and the way our customers treated. The Bluebird does have around 90 seats and as such,... More 

ny
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

ok, so the reservation process is a bit vexing. it was our first time and even tho we watched the instructional video, when our time came it was chaos! a list of tables popped up but we didn't know which to pick. the seating chart was there but it was so small we could barely see it. precious time was... More 

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New Jersery
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I could not have scripted this night any better. Rarely do you have experiences that exceed expectations. My family (wife and two grown children, 24/27) had the time of our lives. A small and humbling venue that is a uniquely American experience. The trip to Nashville would not have been the same w/o the Bluebird. Thank you!

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Toronto
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The online system is basically impossible and - at least sometimes - malfunctioning. Bluebird has defended their booking system here on Trip Advisor, but they acknowledged to me that in my case it did not work as it is supposed to. I queued up for an hour, got in (yay!) and selected my tickets (yay!). The site said “you have... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Bluebird café is a Nashville icon. Yes, it is hard to get into but that is to be expected. If you follow the website instructions the ticket process is easy. You might not get tickets still but try it first. If you don't get tickets then you can get there early and wait in line. They do let in... More 

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