Visit The Listening Room in Nashville, Tennessee for a uniquely Nashville music experience while hearing original song writers perform their own music.
This post is not sponsored. Tickets, food and any other expenses were purchased by me. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
If you know anything about Nashville, TN, you know that music is a big part of the city. There are many talented singers, songwriters and musicians that call Nashville and the surrounding area home. When my family and I visited Nashville in June 2021, one of the places my sister in law and her husband wanted to take us was to a place called The Listening Room.
What is The Listening Room?
The Listening Room is a live music venue where singers and songwriters share their music with the audience. They rotate through a variety of artists and you can see who is performing and when on their calendar. The live music is the main focus but getting to know the singers and songwriters on a more personal level is part of what makes The Listening Room unique. Additionally, you won’t hear a bunch of cover songs. You get to hear the actual songwriters sing the songs they wrote and often you’ll recognize them. We heard songs written for Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton and others.
Do I need tickets and how do I get them?
Yes, you do have to purchase tickets prior to arriving if you want to guarantee you’ll get into the main room to listen and see the show. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait in line and see if any tickets open up due to no-shows. Also, the tickets act as your dinner reservation. The tickets are not very expensive (only $10 per person when we went), but there is also a $15 food/drink minimum per person. This means that you are required to spend at least $15 per person on food/drink while there at the show.
What do I need to know about parking?
To help with the limited parking in the area, The Listening Room employs a valet service. There is a $3 charge that you can pay when they bring you your car and you get your keys after the show.
Can I bring my kids?
The Listening Room is a family-friendly, non-smoking venue. That being said, I would not recommend bringing any kids who aren’t able to sit down and listen for an extended period of time (1-1.5 hours). We brought our (then) 7 month old and he did great because he wasn’t crawling and was happy being held. If you have kids that are prone to running around/wandering, going to The Listening Room should wait until they are older. Also, keep in mind that you will also need to reach the $15 food/drink per person, even for kids.
Is the food good?
As I’ve mentioned, there is a minimum food/drink purchase required with each ticket. Based on the recommendation from my sister in law and her husband, we made sure to leave room for a meal. My brother in law, husband and I all had the BBQ Bacon Burger with an order of fries, while my sister in law opted for the Cranberry Walnut Salad. Everything was fresh and tasted great. You can see their current menu HERE.
The Listening Room has a great feel to it. The room is large enough to accommodate quite a few people, but not so small that you feel crowded. I really appreciated that it is a non-smoking venue so the air was clean and made the room comfortable to be in for an extended period of time.
Everyone has a seat and seeing the artists on-stage was easy. We loved hearing familiar songs played in different ways by the original writers. While Nashville has a lot of venues to choose from when it comes to listening to music, The Listening Room will always be the place I recommend to anyone who wants a taste of great music in a unique venue.
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