Live Acoustic Music Near Franklin, Tennessee

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Local libraries host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Franklin area. Local restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

May 21
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
May 21
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
May 21
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
May 23
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
May 25
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
May 26
Analog at Hutton Hotel (Bar/Nightclub)
Nashville, TN
May 26
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
May 27
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
May 27
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
May 29
Musicians Corner at Centennial Park (Festivals)
Nashville, TN
June 1
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 1
Lyrically driven Americana/Folk music. Unique, mid-western storytelling drenched in sibling-like harmony. You might laugh, you might cry & you are certain to hav a good time.
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 2
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 3
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
June 3
Franklin Theatre (Small Theater)
Franklin, TN
June 4
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
June 7
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 8
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 12
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 14
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 15
Stephen Simmons & Molly Jewell Live at The 5 Spot, early show 6-8pm
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 17
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
June 18
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 18
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Musicians Corner at Centennial Park (Festivals)
Nashville, TN
June 18
Winner of seven International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 19
Springwater Supper Club and Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 19
Meet Claire Kelly- the singer/songwriter/optimist based in Nashville, crafting stories & songs with layers of hope and rays of sun.
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 21
12th and Porter (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 21
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 23
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 23
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
June 24
Franklin Theatre (Small Theater)
Franklin, TN
June 25
Franklin Theatre (Small Theater)
Franklin, TN
June 25
AHI
AHI is the stage name of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose album In Our Time was named as a Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
June 28
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 30
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
June 30
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
July 3
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
July 3
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
July 7
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
July 7
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
July 9
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
July 9
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
July 14
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
July 21
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
July 24
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
July 24
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
July 28
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
July 28
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
July 28
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Franklin, Tennessee

Listening Rooms

12th and Porter (Nashville)
City Winery Nashville (Nashville)
Hidden Creek Music (Nashville)
Kimbro's Pickin Parlor (Franklin)
The Basement (Nashville)
The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville)
The Listening Room Cafe (Nashville)
The Local (Nashville)
The Station Inn (Nashville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

3rd and Lindsley (Nashville)
Belcourt Taps (Nashville)
Cafe Coco (Nashville)
Commodore Grill (Nashville)
GRAY'S on Main (Franklin)
Pucket's Grocery (Franklin)
Sheyegirl Coffee (Ashland City)
Springwater Supper Club and Lounge (Nashville)
The 5 Spot (Nashville)
The High Watt (Nashville)

Libraries

Courtyard Concerts at Nashville Public Library (Nashville)

Small Theaters

Franklin Theatre (Franklin)
The Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge (Nashville)

Bars & Nightclubs

Analog at Hutton Hotel (Nashville)
Lipstick Lounge (Nashville)