Located in the middle of one of America’s richest musical communities, B.B. King’s features music that’s always authentically American and always high-quality, with jazz being only one flavor in the musical stew onstage. Most of its featured performers are local groups performing on regular weeknights throughout the year, though the early evening set on Fridays rotates performers each week.
Opened in 2003, this is one of five restaurants bearing the name of one of America’s most important blues pioneers. The cuisine here is Southern Creole style and the atmosphere ranges (between two distinct live music stages) from dining hall to dance hall. The space also includes a retail store, four full-service bars, and eight separate rooms for dining and listening; some spaces are available for rental for private events as well.
B.B. King’s Nashville Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (steps from bus 37 at 2nd Avenue North/Commerce Street; a 1-minute walk from buses 12, 33, 38, 39, 61, and 96 at Commerce Street/3rd Avenue North; a 2-minute walk from buses 6, 25, 27, 34, 36, 60, 62, and 93 at 2nd Avenue North/Broadway; a 4-minute walk from Music City Star Trains at the Riverfront Station; and a 5-minute walk from buses 4, 14, 20, and 23 at 2nd Avenue North/Union Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 400 performances annually
- Ticket Prices: Most cover charges: $5; late sets on weekends: $10.