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The Basement

The Basement



The Basement proudly lives up to its tagline “a cellar full of noise,” with a well-established New Faces Night on Tuesdays and a combination of emergent and established music talent both local and touring. (Metallica even played here one year in a secret show.) Owned and operated by Mike “Grimey” Grimes and Dave Brown, the longtime basement nightclub boasts an intimate stage and a spacious patio, as well as a back parking lot that occasionally hosts free concerts.

The Basement usually opens one hour prior to show time and is also available for private parties and special events that can include showcase and private functions. The Basement is a nonsmoking venue but smoking is available on the patio.



The Basement

1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203


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Parking is available in front of The Basement (behind Grimey’s) and in the gravel strip next to dumpsters off of Alloway St. Legal street parking is also available on the surrounding streets. Please do not park in the fenced in gravel lot behind Grimey’s Too as it will be locked at 8pm.


Our Response to COVID-19:

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice, all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours. We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed.

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