Nashville is known for its eclectic music scene, live entertainment and commitment to country. No place is this more evident than at the world-famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. The Nashville institution for nightlife and honky tonk has been a part of this dynamic city since the 1960s.
Its namesake is drawn from the lilac colored exterior, but Tootsie’s is more than just a Nashville lounge. Home to three stages that play host to live music and performers almost every night, visitors are as likely to catch an up-and-coming local strumming the steel guitar as they are a big name musician like Taylor Swift. Tootsie’s long-standing tradition of drawing country music super stars dates back to the days of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Even the contemporary country singer Terri Clark got her big start on the stages at Tootsie’s.
Visitors can opt to spend an entire evening at this downtown Nashville staple, or make a stop as part of a Nashville Bar Pass or Nashville Evening tour that highlights the best of honky tonk in this country music capital.
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is located at 422 Broadway behind the Raymond Auditorium.