Come For The Show, Stay For The Food

Live on the Green has been the talk of the town as anticipation builds for six free nights of celebration in honor of Nashville’s musical roots. The annual music festival will feature local favorites like Smooth Hound Smith and Elliot Root, as well as headliners like Passion Pit, Lord Huron, Ben Folds, Cold War Kids and more yet to be announced!

Beginning August 20, Public Square Park will host the free event each Thursday night leading up to the main event on the weekend of September 10-12, in which attendees enjoy three days of nonstop music.

Although it might be tempting to ignore your stomach’s grumbles and growls while jamming out to Passion Pit or singing along with your favorite Ben Folds ballad, we highly recommend heeding your tummy’s tune at one of these nearby Nashville Originals favorites!

The Listening Room Cafe will start your night on a high note with classic Southern cuisine and live music said to nourish the soul. The music starts at 6 p.m. but the pulled pork and pecan pie can be enjoyed all day long.

Puckett’s 5th & Church is another Nashville Original moonlighting as a live music hot spot serving Southern favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most shows start at 8 p.m. but be sure to check their website here for official show times.

Sole Mio is serving authentic Northern Italian food just a short walk away from Public Square Park. If you’re hoping to fuel a night of dancing, there could not be a better option than Sole Mio’s hearty dishes and fine wines.

Noshville Midtown features the diner food from our first concert memories. All-day omelettes and deli sandwiches are a delight only improved by the classic setting of one of Nashville’s most beloved diner.

Midtown Café has a menu worth writing home about! It would be impossible to sing enough praises for the extensive salad selection and unique entrees such as veal “3” ways. Midtown Café is an original known for its romantic atmosphere for those with moonlit serenades on the mind.

Salsa is the best place for those breaking out their dancing shoes. Salsa features an overwhelming array of authentic Puerto Rican and Latin American dishes, as well as salsa dancing classes each Tuesday night.

Fleet Street Pub is a well-known late-night spot for those unwilling to miss a second of the shows! Unrivaled bar food reminiscent of the English pub fare found on the other side of the pond is served until 3 a.m. on the weekends and 1 a.m. on Thursday nights.

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum is another great late-night option for those buzzing with post-show energy. Hearty noodles and sushi are served up until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays!