Some people are surprised to learn that the Bluebird Cafe - one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and revered songwriter performance spaces - is actually located in a humble strip mall just outside of downtown Nashville. The 90-seat venue has welcomed some of the world’s most impressive and significant songwriters and artists to its stage since 1982. It’s become famous for it’s “shhhh policy,” keeping audience chatter to a minimum to create a captivating environment for music’s creators to tell the stories behind the songs we love.
The Bluebird welcomes up-and-coming songwriters and chart-toppers alike from a wide spectrum of music genres; countless careers have launched from this stage. A Bluebird night consists of three or four songwriters playing from the center of the room in a signature “in the round” style - often taking turns playing their own songs and accompanying each other.
The storied venue became a household name as a vital setting and pivotal plotline for ABC’s hit drama, Nashville, now broadcast weekly on CMT.
At the Bluebird shop, it’s our mission to offer official, high-quality, exclusive branded goods inspired by Nashville’s songwriter culture. When you make a purchase here, you become a part of our story—and our future.