Bar/Tavern - Historic Building/Landmark - Music Venue - Nightclub - Restaurant/Cafe
402 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Opened in 1974 and owned and run by bluegrass musician J.T. Gray since 1981, the Station Inn remains the preeminent nightclub featuring bluegrass and acoustic music in the country. From the acknowledged originator of the genre Bill Monroe to kickstarting the careers of modern-day acts such as Old Crow Medicine Show and The Steeldrivers. Station Inn is a revered by locals and tourists alike as downtown’s trendy The Gulch has developed around its unassuming cinderblock construction. Things to remember: ALL SHOWS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. There’s food available — bar snacks such as pizza, hot dogs, nachos, pimento cheese, popcorn and the like — as well as cold beer from the bar.
Age 21 and over admitted, unless with parent/guardian. Shows usually begin at 9 nightly, with doors open at 7.
Our Response to COVID-19 :
April 1, 2020
For more than 46 years, the mission of The Station Inn has remained the same: bring the best bluegrass music in the world to as many fans as possible. This is why we kept live shows open in February and March for as long as we could, for anyone who was willing to come listen. And on March 14, when the Mayor of Nashville passed the Safer at Home Order, we worked with the city and with medical professionals to keep our guest performers and staff as safe as possible.
Yesterday, the White House released projections that with the current rate of spread of the COVID-19 virus, the US will conservatively see fatalities rise to levels that simply sink the heart. To quote the president, “We are in for a very difficult couple of weeks.”
With this new information, and the reality of what we are going through, we can not put any musicians or staff in any sort of exposure that could threaten their health. We are “turning the lock” on Station Inn fundraiser broadcasts, effective immediately, through April 30. We will then look at our environment and reevaluate what we can do.
Our mission, though, has not changed. The management team is speaking often via phone to creatively think of any possible ways to continue the music. For the next thirty days, we are going to “restream” shows daily. These are shows which were played at The Station Inn recently, and broadcasted live for you the fans. Please watch the event calendar (www.stationinn.com/events) for information and show schedules. This means that tonight’s restream of the Becky Buller Band for Station Inn TV subscribers at 6pm will continue, and McKay & Leigh donation fundraiser will be replaced with the Junior Sisk Band restream at 8pm, free and available to the public.