Music is in my veins – my mom is a music teacher, I was in choir in high school, and I have an auditory memory, which in addition to making me very good at my job, also makes me associate songs with specific people and memories. When I moved back to Tennessee, my friend W- told me about his philosophy when it comes to music – being “concert broke”. After all, we’re young, we’re single, and we live in one of the biggest music cities in the U.S. Why not enjoy it?
Although I don’t want to go for completely broke, I still like W-‘s idea. I’ve been to some really great concerts since I moved back, some of which I wouldn’t have otherwise seen to do cost or the fact I didn’t have anyone to go with, and overall I’ve really enjoyed myself in a variety of venues.
Some of my favorite concerts/venues so far:
- Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Great music with a New Orleans-like flair in a place with fantastic acoustics. Not only did I love the music so much I made a stop at the merch table, Laurie’s comedic sense had the whole house rolling, as well.
- Love and Theft at 3rd and Lindsley. I’m not normally a bar kind of girl, but the atmosphere here was very cool, and the layout is such that everyone has a good view of the stage. Plus Love and Theft are amazing! I sang along so much that I just about lost my voice by the end of the night.
- Old Crow Medicine Show at The Woods at Fontanel. I have a love-hate relationship with “Wagon Wheel” = it’s super catchy, but my old neighbors while I was in grad school used to play it every single drunken weekend about 19 times in a row. Regardless, this was a good concert in a great outdoor venue, and a very successful date night.
- Live music downtown. I’m not gonna lie, everyone in Nashville has their own favorite live music venue. My mom like The Stage. W- prefers Paradise Park. My friends from undergrad always went to BB Kings when in town for good live music. Like I said, I’m not much of a bar girl, but if there’s good music, I’m game 🙂