Nashville is made-up of stars, soon-to-be-stars, and some people who just want their songs to be heard. Whether you’re an aspiring legend, a long-time crooner seeking some fun, or a newcomer to the Nashville music scene, these are the best open mics and songwriters nights in Nashville.
Nashville’s Best Open Mic & Songwriters Nights
Tennessee Brew Works
Mondays | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Open Mic is every Monday night at Tennessee Brew Works from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is free.
How to Play at Open Mic: Sign-ups start at 5:30pm and are first-come, first-served.
How to Schedule a Performance: Email the venue directly at email@example.com.
Mondays | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
With the Nashville television show, the Bluebird Cafe in Green Hills has gained even more popularity, making this one of the hottest open mics in the country and a go-to destination for Nashville visitors. Almost every country star has played at the Bluebird Cafe, so the stage emits positive vibes (even for non-country artists).
How to Play at Open Mic: In order to sign-up, you must call (615) 943-8168 between the hours of 11:00am and noon on Mondays. The Bluebird will take the first 18 songwriters who call to sign-up. Each songwriter is allowed one guest.
How to Schedule a Performance: Learn more about The Bluebird and how to play on a regular night here. It’s no easy process, but neither is sorting through all the submissions.
Commodore Grille at Holiday Inn Vanderbilt
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays| Times Vary by Night
Songwriter rounds are alive and well at the Commodore Grille. Don’t be turned off by the hotel bar and grille—it’s a popular place to play and listen.
How to Play at Open Mic: Sign-ups start at 6:00pm and end once the slots are full. The open mic rounds begin at 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:00pm on Tuesdays. Only original songs are allowed and all songs must be family-friendly.
How to Schedule a Performance: For a Friday or Saturday performance, contact Commodore Grille via e-mail here.
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