Songwriter Clubs in Nashville

One of the main differences that set Nashville apart from most other cities is that, in Nashville, it really is all about the music and that includes not only enjoying the final performance or product but also by exploring intricate makings of the music. Songwriter Clubs in Nashville provide a vital part of the music as do the local songwriters.

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Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN

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4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, USA
Phone +1 615-383-1461

If you know anything about songwriting, you know this is the place for it. It's tiny, always packed, and if you talk while someone's playing, you'll get shooshed and probably a few dirty looks too.

Location: 4104 Hillsboro Rd

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Cafe Coco

Cafe Coco, Nashville
Cafe Coco
210 Louise Avenue, Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Phone +1 615-321-2626

Open 24 hours with a variety of foods and beverages, Cafe Coco has singer/songwriters on Monday and Thursdays nights, with an open mic on Thursdays. The club features all types of music with a mostly college-age crowd.

Location: 210 Louise Avenue

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Commodore Grille

Commodore Grille, Nashville
Commodore Grille
2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Phone +1 615-327-4707

The Commodore Grille is located in the Holiday Inn (Nashville-Vanderbilt) but don't let the location fool you because the Commodore Grille is a great Nashville music destination when one wants to listen to local songwriters. The Commodore Grille lounge hosts live entertainment each night Tuesday through Sunday.

Location: 2613 West End Avenue

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Doc's Songwriter's Showcases

Doc Bennett's writer's showcase
Doc Bennett
112 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
Phone +1 615-953-2245

Every week Doc hosts several Writer's Nights in the Franklin/Cool Springs Area. Usually, you will find these showcases and local songwriters at Dan McGuinness Cool Springs Irish Pub (on Tuesdays) and the Bunganut Pig Franklin (on Wednesdays).

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Douglas Corner

Jason Sever and Martina McBride performing at Douglas Corner
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2106 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204-2204, USA
Phone +1 615-298-1688

This club is a mainstay of Nashville's songwriting community, where the up-and-comers sometimes perform with legendary writers. And like the Bluebird, you will get the evil eye from someone if you talk during a performance.

Location: 2106-A 8th Ave South

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Listening Room Cafe

Listening Room Cafe
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618 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
Phone +1 615-259-3600

While the Listening Room Cafe is a restaurant, it also has a great local reputation as being one of the best sounding rooms in town. This local favorite is located in Historic Cummings Station.

Location: 217 Second Avenue South

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Mizz Tee's Honky Tonk

Mizz Tee's Honky Tonk
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1941 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210-3711, USA

A little off the beaten path, Mizz Tee's is a friendly neighborhood bar with songwriters and acoustic jammers on Tuesday nights, or more often when the mood strikes host Scotty Lee, who sometimes performs there with his blues/rock cover band on weekends.

Location: 1941 Elm Hill Pike

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Puckett's Grocery

Kalisa Ewing plays at Puckett's Grocery
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500 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
Phone +1 615-770-2772

Founded by the Puckett family in the 1950s, Puckett's first served as a country store to the Leiper's Fork community and has always been the place to buy some food, grab a good homemade sandwich and catch up on the day's events in the world and at home. But in recent years, Puckett's has branched out now includes plenty of talented writers in and around town at three different locations.

Puckett's Grocery Nashville is located at the corner of 5th & Church Street at St. Cloud Corner and offers live music from Tuesday through Saturday.

Location: 500 Church Street

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Red Rooster

Marlee Scott performing at Red Rooster
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1530 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203-3112, USA

There is music every night of the week at the Red Rooster and the variety ranges from the up and coming musicians and songwriters to the more larger established stars.

Location: 1530 Demonbreun Street

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Ri'chards' Café

Ri'chards' Café
Ri'chards' Cafe'

Ri'chards' Café is a new and upcoming club that offers only premier and original music. It's located just 10 minutes north of downtown Nashville in the quaint little town of Whites Creek.

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