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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 37215-2701
Phone Number:
+1 615-383-1461
17:00 - 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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Got lucky and got in - THE highlight of our trip

I never thought we would get in on a Sunday night when reservations aren't accepted, and there is no way I will wait hours for anything. We arrived about 15-20 minutes before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never thought we would get in on a Sunday night when reservations aren't accepted, and there is no way I will wait hours for anything. We arrived about 15-20 minutes before they started seating for the show. (First Sunday show at 6pm with seating starting at 5pm). There was a line, however we decided to wait and take our... More 

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Martin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By Stopped into to eat following a day spent exploring Leaper's Fork. Was pleasantly surprise by both the food and the atmosphere. The history of the place was also interesting. The biscuits were great!

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to make a reservation for the only night we could go. Was online right when tickets opened up, picked two seats at a table and the website never loaded just a blank screen. Their "queue" system left me frozen while all other seats sold out! To wait in line for 3hours for the first come seats on show days... More 

Thank Lisa H
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Nashville just for Sunday and Monday night, the nights you can't buy the tickets ahead of time. Still had bluebird in out bucket list being music lovers and visiting Nashville for the first time from Puerto Rico, so we decided to head there for the late evening Sunday night show. We had read about the wait and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so glad to visit this iconic, Nashville location. It's definitely a tourist attraction (the singer asked if anyone was from Nashville and only one person raised his hand). This did make me wonder -- where do the locals go? However, we saw a great show, up close and enjoyed every minute. We visited on a Sunday when they... More 

Thank Brooke B
Hayden, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved that we were able to enjoy an evening at the Blue Bird Cafe. We went on a Sunday night which means no reservations. The secret is to show up early and enjoy the wait. Our weather was perfect and we made new friends. The singers were great and good was good too. Just remember to show up early... More 

Thank mgreen8811
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank Samantha P
Berkshire, Reading
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 

Thank MyraUK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

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 3 February 2017

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 

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