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Bluebird Cafe

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Neighbourhood: Green Hills
As featured in One Day In Nashville
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Address: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
Phone Number:
+1 615-383-1461
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00

"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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Sunday night show 6 pm - 1 hr, 15 min wait

Just FYI. My fiancé and I arrived at ~3:45 for the 6 pm show (doors open at 5) and were among the last to get in. We drove right up and parked in front (it appears most people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Samantha P
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just FYI. My fiancé and I arrived at ~3:45 for the 6 pm show (doors open at 5) and were among the last to get in. We drove right up and parked in front (it appears most people Ubered or parked in the garage across the street). Most people who got in were already in line but ~7 additional people... More 

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Berkshire, Reading
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm not sure if this was a go-to place before the TV show began recording here, but it certainly is popular now. A very small room that if you don't reserve seats (we didn't) you have to queue outside early - only first 10 get in. Having said that, it was quite fun to queue and chat to the others... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a very limited number of seats to the venue, so you must follow a que system on line on Monday at 8 AM for a Saturday show. Forget it. It's impossible to use the que system and get a seat even if you follow the rules. Apparently there are either people who can fill the que with multiple... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our reservation at the week in advance mark and it worked out great. We were able to waltz past the line to our prime viewing table. Really enjoyed the four songwriter/entertainers. They told stories about their songs, ribbed each other, and sang and played backup for each other. Food and drink are pretty basic but reasonably priced, so... More 

Thank Robert N
rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't know much about country music, but loved our trip to the Bluebird. A great intimate venue and the four guys we heard had great voices as well as wonderful songs and audience interaction. The most intimate venue I've been in. Make sure to be online as soon as tickets become available for your preferred date...very popular! Our date... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying to get tickets on-line for a Saturday show, with no luck, we opted for Tuesday instead - not really caring who we saw but we just really wanted the experience. The directions on the web site are very clear about how to get tickets and it was nice to do this in advance knowing we wouldn't have to... More 

Thank Faith N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early!! We went on Sunday during MLK holiday. We attended the early show at 6. We got there at 3:45 and were about number 20 in line. We got in no trouble and were able to get a table right by the stage. People who got there at 4:15 -4:30 were too late and they didn't get in.... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wow, what an experience. I was at the Bluebird on Saturday Jan 7 for the first time. This was one of the shows they do every January for the Alive Hospice (24 years - God bless them) which I understand is the only time you can reserve tables. I was there with a group of 10, mostly guys in Nashville... More 

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Benson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have never been to an event like this. It was what they call "in the round". Four songwriters take turns playing some of their original music and give a little information about what inspired the song. Simply amazing talent. I would not go if you don't have reservations. Check the information on their web site.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Well we couldnt get in on the Tuesday night as they had a water main break down the street. We went back the following night to the early show-- got there nice and early. Elliott was always so helpful and helped us- two Canadians finally fulfill a checklist on our bucket list...big thanks!!

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