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The George Jones
The George Jones

The George Jones

128 2nd Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee, 37201

The Basics

Visit the George Jones to see live country music in a music-lover's city. Plan to spend a couple of hours at this famous venue to enjoy some Nashville barbecue, stop by the museum, and see live music. You can easily pair a visit to the venue with a guided Nashville walking tour, since most cover the riverfront area, or visit after a football game—the venue is across the river from Nissan Stadium.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Country music enthusiasts shouldn't miss a self-guided tour of the George Jones Museum.

  • Budding music stars can try the Country Music Fantasy Camp, which typically includes a stop at the George Jones.

  • Head up to the rooftop bar for great views of the Cumberland River.

  • The venue offers rooftop concerts on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • To dine on a busy weekend evening, make a reservation online before you arrive.

  • Travelers report that there's a special ramp providing stroller access.

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How to Get There

You can find the George Jones in Downtown Nashville, just off of Broadway on First Avenue North. The most convenient option is to drive and pay for parking in one of the nearby garages. To avoid pricey parking, take public transit. The venue is about a block from the nearby Music City Star Riverfront Station, which is served by trains and busses.

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When to Get There

The main floor the George Jones and its rooftop bar are open daily, with later hours on Friday and Saturday. To see the museum, arrive before it closes at 8pm. Expect the venue to be busiest before concerts and on game day during football season.

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A Must-See Museum for Country Music Fans

The George Jones Museum celebrates the life and career of the eponymous country music legend (known to many as "Possum"). The museum is less crowded than the nearby Johnny Cash Museum, allowing you to enjoy a dose of music history without the crowds. The museum is packed with George Jones relics, from gold records to costumes, and includes the famous big rocking chair that's perfect for selfies.

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