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Bluebird Cafe

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Neighborhood: Green Hills
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Address: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2701
Phone Number:
+1 615-383-1461
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5:00 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
Description:

"The Bluebird Cafe is one of the world's preeminent listening rooms...

"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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Scored a rare ticket to an 'in-the-round concert". LOVED all of the musicians and their songwriting talents. Really appreciated that the audience listens and not talks throughout... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 21, 2016
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Red Deer, Canada
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Red Deer, Canada
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Scored a rare ticket to an 'in-the-round concert". LOVED all of the musicians and their songwriting talents. Really appreciated that the audience listens and not talks throughout the performances. Love my genuine Bluebird Cafe T-shirt too!

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Novato CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Reservations aren't available until about a week from the date you want to go. Be sure and go online and understand how their reservation system works. We were there when musicians were performing that had written songs for the International Song Writing Competition. Great time, great food, great music.

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Centerville, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We made a reservation at the Bluebird Café while on our trip to Nashville because my parents love the show Nashville and had seen it on there. I personally have never seen the show so I didn't know what to expect. It honestly blew my mind (liked it better than the Grand Ole Opry!!). There were 4 singer/songwriters who sat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Every Sunday, the Bluebird cafe hosts songwriters to play their songs in hopes of getting a record deal. Most of the time, the Bluebird will take 90 people, but on Sundays, because they can invite friends and family, only 75 can come in. GET THERE EARLY! It was one of the best things I did in Nashville - hearing songs... More 

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South Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Although it was tricky to get tickets to this venue, one computer savvy member of our group was on 2 computers at 8:50 am Nashville time one week prior to the show night we wanted and when she was able to choose tickets, she clicked on any seats available while they were being taken so fast, she did amazing, and... More 

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Lenoir NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Thiswas our second visit and we had mistakenly failed to mske reservations the week before. We decidecd to take a chance. When we got there at 4:20 there was already quite a line but we waited...fortunately we were the last 2 people admitted, although seated seperately. The songwriters in the round were very talented, the drins were cold and the... More 

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flowery branch, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

I travel to Nashvillle every other month and try to get in most trips. Great intimate venue, some surprising guests on occasion. Don't expect fancy, very much like a dive bar,but the artists never disappoint.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

This was the best part of our trip to Nashville. The tickets are very hard to get. You have to get them exactly one week in advance and from my experience, they sold out in about 30 seconds! I am so happy I kept trying until I got them. We went to the bluebird on our last night in Nashville.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I've known the Bluebird from the TV show Nashville so when I was in the city I wanted to see it, initially just for a picture. But after reading up about the cafe me and my partner found out all its rich country music history and decided to try and go for a show. The tickets are always in hot... More 

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West Coxsackie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was hoping to get a chance to sit down at the Bluebird and enjoy some amazing music but they were sold out by the time I tried to get a reservation. I was able to go inside and purchase a few items at the register though and took a quick peek at the inside. It was very quaint and... More 

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