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Things for African Americans to do when they visit Nashville, TN

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

You’ve probably searched high and low for answers on what clubs you should go to, what authentic hot chicken shacks to eat at, and how to avoid to Broadway. Well look no further here’s the list you’ve been looking for. We go from favorite clubs/parties, restaurants, art galleries etc..





Food/Restaurants


Knockout Wings (Casual eats include chicken wings, tenders & sandwiches, plus burgers & biscuits, in fast-food digs.) 1300 Jefferson St Nashville, TN 37208


Slim and Husky’s (Counter-serve pizzeria for gourmet pies with local ingredients, plus draft beer, in hip surrounds.) 911 Buchanan St Nashville, TN 37208


Prince‘s Hot Chicken (Known for Nashville's unique deep-fried poultry specialty, spiced from mild to ultrahot levels.) 6539, 5814 Nolensville Pike #110,

Nashville, TN 37211


Silver Sands Cafe (Pick 3, comfort food) 937 Locklayer St, Nashville, TN 37208


Garden Brunch Cafe (Art-filled spot offering weekend brunches only, plus poetry & wine nights.)

924 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208


Southern V (Modern eatery serving plant-based Southern fare such as seitan fried chicken & vegan mac 'n' cheese.) 1200 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208


Swetts (Homestyle Southern fare served cafeteria-style, including collard greens, cornbread & fried chicken.) 2725 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN 37209


Jamaicaway (Relaxed eatery at the Nashville Farmer's Market for traditional Jamaican dishes & veggie options.) 3 Locations


Rocky's Wing Shack (Comfort food.) 1601 9th Ave N. Nashville, TN 37208


Potato Mountain 615 (World's best loaded potato.)


Seafood Sensations (Late-night food · Comfort food · Small plates)


Riddim N Spice

www.riddimnspice.com


Convenience Stores/Markets

The Local Distro (Located in historic Salemtown in Nashville, Tennessee. A neighborhood market offering groceries , dine-in meals, to-go items, local goods and a dog park.) 614 Garfield St, Nashville, TN 37208


Maxwell Brothers Produce (Family owned business with great customer service.) 4606 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211


Antioch Neighborhood Beer and Tobacco ( excellent service great prices.) 1135 Bell Rd Ste 316, Antioch, TN 37013



Mueseums/Art Galleries/Tours

Jefferson Street Sound (Jefferson Street Sound, LLC highlights the musical legacy of Historical Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN entertained since the early 1940's,) 2004 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208


Woodcuts Gallery & Framing (Art gallery that specializes in African-American original art as well as prints. We also provide custom framing services.) 1613 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208


Fisk University Galleries (Fisk University Galleries maintains a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects that span three centuries of art history. Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Henry O. Tanner, Elizabeth Catlett, Diego Rivera, Aaron Douglas, Winold Reiss, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz are just a few of the acclaimed artists represented in the collection.) 1000 17th Ave N Nashville, TN 37208


Fort Negley Park (As the largest inland stone fortification built during the Civil War, Fort Negley stood as the centerpiece of Union occupied Nashville.) 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203


United Street Tours (United Street Tours is a Nashville tour company that showcases the lesser-known stories of African American history and culture.) 150 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219


Hadley Park Community Park ( .which was dedicated more than a century ago on a piece of a former slave owner's plantation. The park, which opened in 1912, is on 28th Avenue in North Nashville, between Fisk and Tennessee State universities, two historically black colleges.) 1037 28th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208



Clothing & Accessories

College Crib ( Long-running store with Greek apparel, hats & accessories, including items for black fraternities.) 2719 Jefferson St, Price Plaza-Suite D, Nashville, TN 37208


Cashvilleetc ( Nashville pop culture apparel) 1135 Bell Rd Ste 316, Antioch, TN 37013


Phatkaps (Phatkaps Boutique is a lifestyle apparel & footwear store based in Nashville, TN. ... People at our Antioch location had the opportunity to shop and chop.) 789 Bell Rd, Antioch, TN 37013


Music City Vintage Buy, Sell & Trade.

https://www.musiccityvtg.com/




Nightlife/Events

Nashville Nights 615 (The nightlife that’s been missing. A new look into Nashville nightlife starting in November.) Follow their Instagram

https://instagram.com/nashvillenights615?igshid=epftcb1i2zw5


2Ls On A Cloud prominent source for indie, hip hop & soul music.

https://instagram.com/2lsonacloud?igshid=uvcxxh5rxj5y


The Vanguard Nashville (Art shows with a twist.) https://www.eventbrite.com/o/paragon-social-club-and-vanguard-nashville-17911305586


Minerva (Karaoke · Happy hour food · Live performances.) 1002 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208


WKND Hang Suite (Copper-tinted club with penny-laden bar tops, offering Southern snacks, hookah pipes & music events.) 1703 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203


Trap Friday ( CKDO‘s throws an event with pop culture inspired installations.)


La Rosa


Sensations

Yearly Events

African Street Festival (Connecting the extensions of Africa to America by way of education, the arts, business, family and community.) http://www.aacanashville.org/st-festival/4527205586


TSU Homecoming (Homecoming at Tennessee State University is unlike any other and this year's celebration is expected to be one of our biggest ever.) http://www.tnstate.edu/alumni/homecoming/


The Nashville Black Market (NBM focuses on empowering black businesses and entrepreneurs.) www.thenashvilleblackmarket.com


Jefferson St Jazz & Blues Festival (Showcasing the rich musical history of Jefferson Street and bringing the community together.) http://www.nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com





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