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Things for black people to do when they visit Nashville, TN

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..


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

• EG+MC (Art-filled spot with a nice vibe.)

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

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

Riddim N Spice

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

• Dollar City Nashville (833 Hamilton Crossing, Antioch TN)


Museums/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

• NKA Gallery ( Creative space for all things) Buchanan St

• Ce Gallery ( Multi-media contemporary & performance arts studio) speakeasy inspired

• Flash Me Experience ( Immersive self portrait gallery) Jefferson St

• Trap Museum


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.

• Trenches

• PSV Store

• Live Above Clothing

100 Taylor Street Suite A11A, Nashville, TN 37208

• Sole Socket



• The Nashville Black Market focuses on empowering black businesses and curating family fun events.

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

The Vanguard Nashville (Art shows with a twist.)

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

• Carol Ann's



• Privilege Saturday's


Yearly Events

African Street Festival (Connecting the extensions of Africa to America by way of education, the arts, business, family and community.)

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.)

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

Jefferson St Jazz & Blues Festival (Showcasing the rich musical history of Jefferson Street and bringing the community together.)

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