In this tradition, musicians still work for tips on honky tonk row.
Honky Tonk Row didn't always look the way it does now. In the 80's, they built the Wildhorse Saloon, still the biggest dance floor in Dixie! There were many clubs around town but on Broadway, there was only Tootsies and a lot of adult book stores and strip joints. Not exactly the World's Biggest Honky Tonk Tourist Trap it is today. When Nashville wanted to bring the Titans here, they kicked out the sin dens and renovated the old buildings on Broadway for bar business. Over time, many clubs have opened, The Stage, The Wheel, Legends, Full Moon Saloon, Crossroads, Rippy's (rockin' awesome ribs, man), Second Fiddle, Layla's Bluegrass Inn, Roberts Western Wear (yes, they sell cloths and have great hamburgers in there) Paradise Park (overe 200 kinds of beer, just sayin...more great hamburgers and cheese fries!). East on the next block up is Margaritaville, Cadillac Ranch, The Brewhouse, and the next block has The Hard Rock Cafe and Big River Grill and more are opening all the time, giving many musicians an opportunity to work, albeit for tips. Most musicians in town work in studios or tour with artists but when they are off they work extra nights on Honky Tonk Row keeping their Chops Up! Broadway is a a very social environment and a great way to stay in touch with other musicians when they are in town. It's a tourist's paradise strolling down 3 city blocks of honky tonks on both sides of the street poring music out into the night time air. If you need to hire musicians you need look no further than Downtown Nashville, Tn. Send us an email. We will hook You up. There is NEVER A COVER CHARGE to get into any of the Honky Tonks on Music Row in Music City USA so Thanks for Tipping The Bands, Ya'll.
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