Music is Nashville’s number one, most coveted, and most talked about offering. Just as actors flock to L.A., musicians are drawn to the Music City neon lights for their chance to become the next big thing. So the one thing we are not short on here are broken dreams and places to sing about them.
In our latest 5 to follow, we’re laying out some of the best places to sit and drink your sorrows away or stand and sing along with the band. And they are pretty good to follow on social media, too. Get your boots on and grab your dosey-doe pardner, cause here we go.
- To start us off we have one of the most famous places in Nashville and music history. The Grand Ole Opry house got its start broadcasting groundbreaking music to the social stratosphere. Their Facebook page offers fans a glimpse inside the Opry through pictures and performance videos. Their tastes are also on display with a very colorful Pinterest page, and their Twitter feed keeps everyone in the know with constant Opry updates.
- If you’re from Nashville, you know some of the nation’s best artists want to play the Ryman Auditorium for its amazing acoustics and intimate setting. The Ryman hosts every kind of act, from giant artists to the local up-and-comer. The Ryman’s robust Facebook account keeps fans in the loop by posting event dates and information right on their cover photo. If you want updates more frequently or just have a question, you can shoot them a Tweet and get an answer almost instantly.
- Of course all the music isn’t found within the city limits. Nashvillians are always looking for a new venue and The Woods at Fontanel pleasantly surprised us when it opened in 2010. With a great restaurant, museum, beer garden, and now a fantastic music venue, the Woods are not to be missed. Always looking for bigger and bigger artists, Woods keeps fans in the loop through a fantastic Facebook page and Twitter account.
- Our last selection is a two-for-one. If you’re going to see a show in Nashville and it’s not at one of the larger venues, you’ll likely be going to the Mercy Lounge and Cannery Ballroom. This old flour mill and jam cannery – hence the name – hosts some of the biggest names in music. The Black Keys and Muse, as well as some lesser-known locals like Moon Taxi, have graced the stages at these establishments. These are by far two of the best venues in town and worthy of a visit.Adoration-filled rant aside, lets talk social. Their Facebook pages are great at showing off their ambiance in photos, and they even offer a way to book your next show. And if you’re looking for the most up to date info on tickets to upcoming events, check out their Twitter feeds. Connect with them: Facebook Mercy, Facebook Cannery, @mercylounge, @canneryballroom
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This post is the number 16th in a series that highlights excellent Facebook pages, Twitter handles, YouTube videos and Pinterest boards that show Nashvillians contribute much more than honky tonks, hot chicken and country music. Check back to see who you should be following in Parthenon’s Socially Savvy 5 to Follow.