Top 5 Music Venues in East Nashville

Whether you’re looking to discover the next big thing, or simply want to savor the soulful sounds of Nashville’s music scene, East Nashville is the place to be. With its rich history, abundance of friendly locals, and ever-evolving lineup of live acts, East Nashville celebrates the magic of live music and ensures that the spirit of Nashville continues on the east side. But don’t just take our word for it, come see for yourself during your stay at The Gallatin


The 5 Spot

Known for its eclectic mix of live music, The 5 Spot truly has something for everyone. From rock to indie to country, the lineups at this iconic venue are endless. Step inside and you’ll find an intimate space where music takes center stage. The venue’s cozy and well-worn stage has witnessed countless memorable performances, making the setting a rite of passage for musicians seeking to connect with a local audience. 

The Basement East

Situated in the heart of East Nashville, The Basement East serves as a dynamic hub for music and community. With its natural charm and dedication to fostering local musical talent, The Basement East has become a cultural cornerstone of Nashville. Arguably the most popular of venues on this list, it is not uncommon to see nationally touring acts every night of the week. The Basement East has a reputation for must-see shows in Nashville making it a necessity for your next trip. 

The Underdog

Located just 3 minutes down the road from the Gallatin, The Underdog encapsulates the definition of a hidden gem. This intimate and unassuming venue is a haven for underground and emerging artists, offering a platform for originality and creativity to thrive. The Underdog permeates authenticity, demonstrated by the locale’s commitment to intimacy and experimental sound. If you want to see local and underground talent at its finest, The Underdog is the place to be. 

Eastside Bowl

A vibrant entertainment destination located just down the road from The Gallatin, Eastside Bowl offers an exciting blend of live music, bowling, and cocktails, making it a go-to spot for locals and visitors alike. The venue’s stage regularly hosts an extensive mix of musical acts, from big indie bands to local favorites, there is always a rhythm to match your vibe. With its unique fusion of entertainment options, Eastside Bowl offers a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in Nashville. 

The East Room

A cozy dive bar offering live music weekly, The East Room features rock, indie, and experimental genres for the individual that likes to live life off the beaten path. Outside of music, this down-to-earth performance space also offers live comedy and theater making it one of Nashville’s most well-rounded entertainment spaces. Located just a 4-minute walk from the Gallatin, The East Room is a must-go during your stay with us. 

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