The Farmer’s Market is a fantastic place to head on a Saturday. There are rows of veggies and fruits as far as the eye can see and it also has a little flea market attached.
Of course, we had to take a picture with the enormous pumpkin. I mean that is what you do when confronted with a pumpkin of this size!
They also have an adorable garden center attached to the market. I loved this windchime. Perfect for fall!
Once we finished our shopping there, we headed down to 2nd Avenue and Broadway. This is considered the “heart” of where the action is in Nashville. You can take a horse drawn carriage ride if you choose.
We wandered up Broadway and hit up some of the local shops. And of course, we had to pop into Hatch Show Print.
Hatch Show is a Nashville institution and specializes in vintage letterpress posters. Here were a few that we saw and loved. Perfect for a kitchen.
We then kept heading down Broadway past several Honky Tonk bars looking for a good place to sit for a bit and listing to some live music. Any time in Nashville is a great time to hit up one of these little hole in the wall dives to hear some great music and get a few laughs.
We kept going until we got to Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge, one of the most famous bars on Broadway. A shot of Tootsie hangs behind the bar. Tootsie was originally a radio performer and recorded "My Little Red Wagon." The bar was also used as a set in the movie "A Coal Miner's Daughter". Willie Nelson actually got his first songwriting job after performing here.
The walls in Tootsie's are papered with pictures of past and present country stars that have performed there. These framed shots are all behind big sheets of Plexiglas.
We got to enjoy some great music while we were there. These guys (Jake Maurer and Kari Nelson) were talented and hysterical. They played all kinds of great hits and were truly entertaining. We got to hear "Sweet Home Alabama", "Devil Went Down to Georgia", and my personal favorite "Country Roads"