Local's Guide To Middle Tennessee

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Middle Tennessee is nationally famous as an outstanding southern destination for creative, lively parties. With our region’s rich history in music, cuisine, and culture, it’s a given that tourists will flock here to join local residents to ring in the new year. However, a party is only as epic as the venue and the entertainment, which is why we’re sharing our curated 2022 – 2023 list of the top places to celebrate the New Year in Middle TN!

Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
600 James Robertson Pkwy | Nashville

The biggest party in Nashville is the Big Bash. Taking place in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, this CBS-hosted event will feature hours of live music before the 15-foot Music Note Drop and fireworks at

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Middle Tennessee is famous for our year-round festivals and celebrations, and the holiday season is certainly our crowning achievement in this regard. We have created a list of our top ten activity-packed experiences, including light displays, shows, family-friendly festivals, and concerts. Happy Holidays are here once again!

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Drive | Nashville

Gaylord Opryland creates a fully immersive winter wonderland experience each holiday season, including a massive 3 million light display that is free to the public. The resort’s activities and entertainment could keep your family enthralled for at least a week, and include the following: 

  • ICE carved wonderland, created from two million pounds of vibrantly
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The 2022 holiday shopping season has begun, so today we’re bringing you all the details about the top ten best holiday markets in Middle TN! Throughout November and early December, independent artisans and farmers will bring their premium holiday goods, produce, and handmade delicious eats to indoor and outdoor shopping extravaganzas near you.

Christmas Village
500 Wedgewood Avenue | Nashville
November 11-13

Christmas Village is one of Nashville’s longest-running charitable events, having generated a total of $13.5 million since its opening in 1961. This year, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club will bring together over 260 vendors to serve 30,000 shoppers across four full days of holiday shopping and fun.

Visit this nationally famous consumer show

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Autumn is finally here, and that means it’s time to head out into the crisp, cool air and enjoy the many fall activities available to us here in Middle Tennessee! And if you haven’t picked a trick-or-treat destination yet, take a look at our recommendations for the best places to trick-or-treat in your neck of the woods.

Cheekwood Harvest
1200 Forrest Park Drive | Nashville
Open Now!
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Cheekwood Harvest is one of Nashville’s most treasured autumn celebrations. The oaks, maples, dogwoods, and many other species among their thousands of trees have begun to change their colors, and activities for the whole family are being set up alongside the art exhibits, statues, and gardens surrounding Cheekwood Estate.

Families with young

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Nashville and the surrounding area boast an art scene that grows continually. Our artists are diverse, innovative, and committed to creating works for the community to enjoy and interact with. Throughout the year, Middle Tennessee’s art galleries are open, with new works and exhibits shown often.

Additionally, our region hosts various festivals and art crawls, all of which are vibrant celebrations of the talented artists who make their homes here. In fact, with so much art to choose from, you may have trouble deciding which art crawls and exhibits in Middle TN are best! If so, today’s Top Ten list is for you.

100 Taylor Arts Market
100 Taylor St | Nashville

1oo Taylor Arts Market is located in the Germantown neighborhood within a massive

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Nashville is experiencing a vibrant resurgence of restaurant openings, which we more than welcome after two of the most challenging years endured by the service industry. It has been exciting for our team to visit new spots, though they've been opening so quickly that it has definitely been a challenge to keep up!

Today, we're sharing our picks for the ten best new restaurants in Nashville—so far. Each restaurant listed has opened in 2022, garnered enthusiastic reception, and will therefore be best enjoyed with reservations—especially on weekends.

Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges
231 6th Ave N, Nashville

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a world-famous Michelin-starred chef whose impeccable farm-to-table modern American cuisine showcases fresh,

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Although they’ve always been the audiophile’s standard, vinyl records have made a triumphant return to the mainstream. Despite having been declared dead when CDs emerged in the 1980s, vinyl records now account for one-quarter of all physical albums sold, with sales totaling in the tens of millions each year. While sales of other physical formats are dwindling, it seems that LPs are here to stay.

Here in Middle Tennessee, we have an impressive number of top-notch record shops, each with its own unique charm. It wasn’t easy to choose, but we put our heads together and voted on Parks Realty’s picks for the best record shops in the region! If your summer plans include browsing milk crates for gems, these shops should be at the top of your agenda.

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Nashville is world-famous for its music and cuisine, but our murals are undeniably among the most beautiful in the nation. Unlike graffiti-driven, disruptive street art that has formed the foundation of the movements in cities like New York, Chicago, Bristol, and Berlin, Nashville’s street art began as a way to celebrate the solidarity, warmth, and positivity that sets Tennessee apart. Murals here are marked by vibrant colors, sweeping lines, cultural celebration, and mind-bending geometric patterns.

As each new, innovative mural goes viral on Instagram, tourists and locals alike gather to indulge in the visual feast and take their own shots for the ‘Gram. Because our street art scene has continued to soar, artists from around the world have leapt at

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Nashville and the surrounding areas are home to many of the most renowned bars and restaurants anywhere in the South, but if you take a closer look, you’ll find some hidden gems sprinkled throughout the region. Today, we’re sharing the locations and access tips for the best speakeasies in Middle TN, each of which will make your night one to remember—but keep everything just between us.

Prohibition arrived in Tennessee more than a decade before it became national law in 1920. Beginning in 1909, moonshine and liquor headed underground to avoid being prosecuted under the state’s no-sell rule. While prohibition was eventually repealed, moonshine wasn’t made legal until 2010.

With a history like this, it’s little wonder the speakeasy scene is still

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Summer has arrived in Tennessee, and it’s already a scorcher. Don’t let the heat keep you indoors, though, because there are plenty of riverfront and lakeside dining options where you can catch a delightfully cool breeze off the glittering water.

To get you started, take a look at our list of the top 10 waterfront restaurants in Middle TN. Choose from seafood, burgers and brews, low and slow BBQ, classic Southern cuisine, and a sports bar—a few of which are also live music venues. It’s time to slather on your sunscreen, put on your favorite summer hat, and kick back at the waterside under summer’s cerulean skies.

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille
525 Basswood Drive | Nashville

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille is a Music City staple. Back in 2010, it

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