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Little Nashville is a small picture of “Big Nashville”. You can come and view it from the outside – enjoying a night on the town while engaging with both established and up-and-coming songwriters right here in your backyard. And, just like Nashville, it doubles as the local home for songwriters of all ages and genres right here in Southern Illinois, making it one-of-a-kind venue that allows you to experience entertainment and culture that you will not find anywhere else north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

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Hours & Private Events

Thursday-Sunday | 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.

Little Nashville is the perfect space to host an intimate event with close friends, colleagues or family. We can accommodate up to 100 people complete with all of the food and beverage options that you may require.

Our venue is great, on or off hours, for private parties, weddings, corporate events, presentations, meetings, and other events that require an atmosphere rich in character and charm. If you have and act or performance for your event, let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate your performer.

Little Nashville is one of those places where you really feel at home, a place that you never want to leave. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want to keep coming back for more and more.

Stanley CarrollRose Records

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Food & Drink

Spending your time with us at Little Nashville is more than just listening to some great live music, it’s also about the food, beverages and conversations along the way. We make sure that you’re provided with as many high-quality locally sourced ingredients as possible, paired with first-rate drinks to keep you happy and immersed in the moment. Our meticulous nature for music also finds its way past the stage and onto your plate, from traditional servings to genre bending culinary creations, some say the food alone is enough to keep coming back for more.


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Aaron R. Smith

After 10 years in-an-out of Nashville, I planted my roots back home in Southern Illinois and started a business. But my passion for music and songwriting didn’t stay in Tennessee. Having preformed¬† at iconic venues like The Bluebird and The Listening Room, I understood the importance of songwriter venues for the development of the music we all love. It was that understanding that made me want to create a place in Southern Illinois that showcased and promoted songwriting.

Kickoff WeekendSeptember 3-4N/A
Little TexasSeptember 16Get Tickets
Andy GullahornNovember 13Get Tickets

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Calling all singers, song writers, open-micers, early birds and night owls. From the uninitiated to seasoned road warriors, we are always seeking out talent to perform at our charming and intimate venue. If you would like be a part of our family and expand your repertoire in a constructive environment surrounded by the best local and national talent, then look no further than Little Nashville. Contact booking@littlenashville.com to get the conversation started.

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