Welcome to Nashville…if you haven’t already, take a short walk on Broadway and you’ll soon learn that Nashville’s reputation as the “Music City” doesn’t just speak for itself. It sings! And it’s not all honky-tonks and saloons. Every night, world-class musicians of all genres take the stage at one of the city’s countless live music venues. For the music history buff, Nashville is also home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as a number of different museums that celebrate the lives of some of country’s biggest icons.

But with so many historic bars and venues, barbecue stands and hot chicken joints, it can get overwhelming. That’s why we put together the Insider’s Guide to Nashville to fill you in on where to eat, where to go and what to do. Whether you’re trying to wipe the sweat from your forehead over a plate of hot chicken, sing your heart out on the karaoke stage or see where some of music’s biggest hits were made, this guide can be your roadmap for making the most of your time in this exciting and vibrant city.

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