Revisit E. B. White's classic tale of Charlotte's Web, where Wilbur the runt piglet is saved from becoming his farmer's dinner by a lovable spider named Charlotte. With help from the other barn animals, Wilbur becomes a pig savant instead of a pig savory in this poignant children's story. Charlotte's Web is playing on June 5 at 2 p.m., June 11 at 6:30 p.m., June 19 at 2 p.m., and June 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Boasting delicious eats, great acoustics, and live shows, The Listening Room is the perfect place to take in an undiscovered musical gem amid sips and sups. The eclectic menu features standard bar fare, Southwestern-style sustenance, and down-home comfort food in a lively array of apps, sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas, desserts, and more. The Cajun Turkey Sub packs heat with bayou-inspired seasoning, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo ($6.95), whereas the massive baked-potato list allows tuber-junkies to dress 2-pound spuds in elegant or silly food clothes, such as a dapper hot-dog-and-sauerkraut ensemble ($6.95), a chicken-parmesan pantsuit ($7.95), or a beautifully nude just potato ($3.95). Through The Listening Room's partnership with Nashville Muse, $0.25 of taco-chili purchases help support local songwriting or music-related charities, so chomp charitably on the Nashville Muse Taco Chili on its own ($4.95), or on a 6-ounce burger ($8.45).
One of Nashville's most venerable and storied music venues, Exit/In has been presenting live music since 1971. Concertgoers can fill empty ear canals with John Doe and Jill Sobule's wafting harmonies during their debut duet performance or listen to the Californian alternative hip-hop artist Lyrics Born's verbal dexterity and wicked wordplay, the hard-earned fruit of a diet of pulped thesauruses. The Grammy Award-winning, Austin-based Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma will appear with fiddling sensation Warren Hood, who exhibits devil-humbling command over his stringed instrument. The American blues and rock band Old Union will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the city where they got their start with a commemorative concert of classics for old fans and new listeners alike. A standing-room venue, Exit/In eschews seating for upright toe-tapping and ample space to practice leg lifts in between encores.
• For $18, you get one club-level seat in sections 201–206 or 219–224 (a $27 value before fees, or up to a $35.19 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $36, you get one lower-level seat in sections 101–103 or 118–120 or one club-level seat in sections 214–218 or 207–211 (a $57 value before fees, or up to a $71.14 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $53, you get one floor-level seat in sections 6–8 or one lower-level seat in sections 104–107 or 114–117 (an $87 value before fees, or up to a $105.68 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
For a great night of entertainment in Nashville, look no further than the Station Inn on Twelfth Avenue. Featuring live music acts virtually every day of the week, the Station Inn offers lively fun to all who walk through its doors. The facility may also be rented to host private events, so if you have a party you need to throw in style, look to Station Inn first. Known for its bluegrass roots, Station Inn hosts a variety of country, roots, and bluegrass acts and has a bar area serving up hot food and cold beer. When you want to snap your fingers to the tunes that Nashville was built on, come on down to the Station Inn.
Since 1982, the Bluebird Cafe has had a song in its heart. With two shows every night of the week, come check out the best Nashville has to offer in independent musical acts. Here you can get up-close and personal with singer/songwriters to find out what drives their muse. With a full line of bar items like appetizers, sandwiches and drinks for the 21+ crowd, you can make it a night of great food and great music. Plus, for those on gluten-free diets, there are even menu items for you. So whether it's an Open Mic night or a scheduled performance, you'll always find something to enjoy at the Bluebird Cafe.