For a quintessential Nashville experience, there’s nothing more strange yet spectacular than this 90-seat club in a strip mall out in Green Hills. No matter what changes come to Nashville, the Bluebird remains one of the premier venues for up-and-coming songwriters, who perform their music acoustically, typically in the round (where the artists are in the center of the room), or for veterans taking victory laps at their old stomping ground. (Fame levels range from Lori McKenna—who penned Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” among others—to Taylor Swift, who also had a few hits here and there.). There are usually two shows a night: one at 6:30pm for the budding acts and another at 9pm, when the established acts take the stage. Because the club is so small, try to purchase tickets online in advance. Most shows go on sale 1 week before showtime, and the maximum number of tickets you can purchase at a table is six. Shows often sell out, but even when they do, the club typically keeps about 10-12 seats open for first-come, first-served seating or no-shows. Open mic nights also take place regularly, including every Monday, and those are first-come, first-served as well.