Music Row
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Nashville’s Music Row is the headquarters of America's country music industry, home to some of the most iconic record labels and recording studios (including Elvis’). Take a guided tour of the area to hear fun anecdotes about its history. The main arteries in Music Row, 16th and 17th Avenues, are not particularly busy at night, but the district does have its fair share of bars and honky-tonks. Hit Lower Broadway on the northern edge of the district to find lively diners and saloons. Plan your visit between April and October when the weather is pleasant and Nashville comes alive with music. – Tripadvisor
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN2,446 contributions
Sep 2021
Just to clarify, Music Row is NOT Broadway where honky-tonks and multistory venues are cranking out live music all day and night. It is a district of Nashville just west of downtown that has been the headquarters of the country music industry and where numerous recording studios are located. It is a rather nondescript area, but this street played a huge role in music history and probably can only be appreciated by participating in a guided tour explaining that history. I visited Historic RCA Studio B which is located here as part of a tour at an additional cost when visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Written January 19, 2022
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,158 contributions
Oct 2022
Whilst we walked round the Lower Broadway District of Nashville because it was lively and entertaining, we only drove round the Music Row District. This district may be as musically important to Nashville, as it housed many of the studios where the "Nashville Sound" was recorded, it is, today, mainly office accommodation and restaurants, nowhere near as interesting as the Lower Broadway District. At one end of Music Row, though, there is an interesting bronze composition called "Musica". Sculpted by Alan LeQuire (who also sculpted the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument in Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and the statue of Jack Daniel in the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg), "Musica" features nine nude, dancing male and female figures. Dominating the traffic island on which it is situate, it is worth visiting Music Row if only to have a look at this sculpture.
Written November 12, 2022
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gibsonConnecticut
Woodbury, CT36 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
If you are interested in music, take the Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour to learn about Music Row. Originally we walked down a small part of the street, but did not know any of the history of the houses that we were passing. It was hot and not fun. We decided to take the tour on another day and were happily surprised by the coverage of music row. Our driver, Nelson pointed out place after place where different artists recorded and provided lots of historical facts and interesting stories. We were not expecting to enjoy the area as much as we did by taking the trolley.
Written June 14, 2021
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MonroeLouisiana
Monroe147 contributions
Aug 2020
This is an area of town where a lot of the recording studios are located. In this respect, the outside of the buildings is about all you can see. I'm not sure if any give tours or whether you would have to schedule that. We came mainly to take photos of the outside area. There is a small park, Owen Bradley Park, with statues of dancers across the street. We made a quick but pleasant walk because rain was beginning to fall. It didn't take more than 30 minutes at most to see every thing outside.
Written September 17, 2020
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,084 contributions
Jul 2020
First of all, music row is NOT lower Broadway. There are no bars and restaurants here, it's mostly record company office buildings with some statues and historical markers. It was fun to see that the streets are named after famous country singers of the "old days" . We visited during covid and on a weekday early afternoon, the streets were almost deserted and it was easy to drive by slowly. Be aware that most streets in the area are one way and there is a traffic circle, so stay alert.
Written July 27, 2020
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
Feb 2020
I think the fame and fortune that Music Row is associated with has majorly over-hyped the actual physical area itself. I believe many people, ourselves admittedly included, expect huge buildings, glamour and glitz, and country music playing loudly, but in reality its just any other street with a few famous buildings (that aren't architecturally impressive) and a couple of signs with information on. Also, as we found with the Hollywood Walk of Fame (see my other reviews) it was almost deserted when we visited, for a world renowned location I expected it to be far busier! (It was a cold day in fairness). Despite the issues I have taken with this attraction, I would still recommend visiting as it is the birthplace of many country music stars and likely the reason country music is as big as it is nowadays; my advice would simply be to lower your expectations so that your aren't underwhelmed as I suspect many reviewers on Trip Advisor find themselves to be. Additionally, perhaps it is worth taking a tour as there isn't much signage and I only knew what I was looking at thanks to an internet site I found that described what all the individual sites on the street were famous for; it may be a more interesting and worthwhile way to explore the area?
Written April 21, 2020
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,855 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a section of downtown Nashville dedicated to the music industry and so, it has music studios like RCA Studio B and Starstruck Enterprises. The Music Hall of Fame is located there also. Great place to stroll through. We did not have time to include a visit to the Music Hall of Fame on this trip (when to Ryman instead), but we enjoyed our stroll through. Of more: The statue of the musician seated at the piano and the hidden heart stone in the wall at Starstruck Enterprises.
Written January 2, 2020
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Sal L
Westchester County, NY443 contributions
Mar 2020 • Business
A good walk around this historic district with studios large and small- some in simple looking houses. The Studio B tour is here but you have to pick up the tour at the Hall of Fame building. Also home to ASCAP and BMI. Lots to see. Don’t expect flashy places. This is the bones of the recording business.
Written March 8, 2020
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szayak
Edwardsburg, MI79 contributions
Dec 2019
I felt like visiting music row was a must while in Nashville. I'm not sure what I was expecting but that's not at all what I got. There's nothing great about this. We drive around twice to make sure we didn't miss anything but no we didn't....just a bunch of buildings. At least put some Christmas decorations up.
Written January 6, 2020
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clellis2
Gilmanton, NH30 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visiting The Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum and Restaurant wete top on my list. But just to see and hear the music all up and down Music Row was a great experience. Would definitely recommend Visiting Music Row .
Written August 17, 2021
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