Here’s why Nashville is the undisputed city of music
If you’re looking for a place rich in music culture, look no further than Nashville, Tennessee.
Nashville certainly earns the title of Music City. It attracts a wide array of the world’s most iconic musicians, singers and songwriters.
From legends such as the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley, to modern-day superstars like Miley Cyrus, who’s set to return to her home state for Bonnaroo this summer. this city literally rocks!
The lowdown on Bonnaroo Festival
One of the biggest music festivals in all of the United States, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is a four-day celebration of arts and culture taking place once a year. Past headliners include huge names such as Cardi B and Childish Gambino, as well as performances by late young Juice Wrld.
The impressively massive festival invites attendees to camp across a large farm just south of Nashville. It accommodates over 100,000 guests spread across the farm the size of an entire town.
Talent from all over the world takes a large variety of Bonnaroo stages to put on these mind-blowing shows. A particular international stand-out for was the Mercury Award nominee Little Simz who absolutely dominated her performance in 2019. The 24-year-old British rapper sent the crowd into a frenzy with back to back bops. It’s safe to say she repped North London and did her home proud!
The headliners of the 2019 festival were undoubtedly some of the best we’ve ever seen.
The multi-talented legend that is Childish Gambino merged his incredible vocals and smooth raps together and the entire crowd were simply in awe.
He opened his set by telling the audience to put their phones away because he was going to “take y’all to church”, and to be honest, our spirit still feels cleansed.
Good old Post Malone killed it as per usual too! He pulled out all the stops, from an acoustic performance of Stay, to a chilling and emotional performance of his hit Sunflower that literally had fans in tears. Congratulations Posty, you killed it!
Most impressively, rap queen Cardi B managed to surprise everyone with her attendance at the festival. Despite already being confirmed to take the stage on the final day of the festival, there was massive speculation that she would not attend due to still recovering from surgery.
She dropped out of several shows on the build-up to Bonnaroo, but 'roo-ers' were incredibly lucky as the Bodak Yellow artist exploded on stage in a cute dressing gown.
In true Cardi fashion that dressing gown did not stay on for long, as stripped down to reveal her mind-boggling figure and later switched into an outfit a little more form-flattering. From that point on it was a pure Cardi invasion, and we speak for the entire crowd when we say, 'I liked it like that!'
This year roo-goers are treated to some equally impressive acts as the festival confirms the likes of Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala and Megan Thee Stallion all to be taking the stage in June! For tickets to what will likely be the best weekend ever head over to www.bonnaroo.com
It get’s super hot in Tennessee, so drink plenty of water, slap on that sunscreen and whip out the swim-suits! Have a happy roo!
Staying in Nashville? Here are our top picks:
Fill your belly at Butcher and Bee
This beautiful restaurant is located in East Nashville and is the perfect place to hit up for some fantastic southern cuisine. The friendly chefs cook up the food in front of you, and literally didn’t offer a single disappointing dish!
All of the staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming - the definition of southern hospitality. We highly recommend the deep-fried cauliflower if you want a nice filling meal.
RCA’s Studio B Tour
Visit the recording home of some of the biggest legends in music.
This studio has been used by Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Chet Atkins to name a few.
Touring around you get an eye-opening view into the history and culture of Nashville’s music scene. It one of the city’s most popular cultural attraction.
If you’re a fan of some live country music then have a look at Station Inn. This cute bar offers delicious drinks and it’s warm and cosy aesthetic will make you want to hang out there all night.
It’s famous for its excellent live music shows, and is often attended by celebrities in the audience including acting legend Bill Murray.
Stay At Downtown Sporting Club
The Downtown Sporting Club was an amazing place to stay. It’s located in the heart of Broadway, perfectly situating you by a sea of bars and clubs.
From the bar staff to the concierge desk, everybody at the Downtown Sporting Club were extremely friendly and welcoming. Whether you’re grabbing yourself a plate of chicken wings and hanging out on the roof, or having a cocktail by the bar, you’re sure to have a great time.
By Tyrell Charles
MTV Travelled with Nashville Music City. For more information please visit www.visitmusiccity.com. MTV also Travelled with Bonnaroo. For more information on how to purchase tickets for the upcoming Bonnaroo 2020 please visit www.bonnaroo.com.