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We're Open!
Sep 12 2020
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We're Open!

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar is back open! Until further notice, we will operate Thursday-Friday, 4-11pm, and Sunday-Saturday, 11am-11pm. To ensure the music continues to play, we will be following the requirements issued by Metro Public Health Department which you can find below. In addition, you may find the policies and procedures we have established to combat the spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to providing our customers with a safe experience in the midst of this pandemic. Requirements Issued by Metro Public Health Department in regards to Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar: Limited-service restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen with social distancing and a limited number of patrons. All restaurants and bars must close at 11pm. In accordance with ORDER 8, all residents and visitors must wear masks or face coverings in public. Live entertainment is permitted. ...

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar's 25th Anniversary Denim Jacket
Aug 21 2020
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Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar's 25th Anniversary Denim Jacket

Reservations for the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar 25th Anniversary Jean Jacket are now closed. This LIMITED TIME ONLY jean jacket must be yours. You know it. We know it. See below for all the details on how to reserve this jean jacket celebrating 25 years of the coolest live music venue in Nashville - Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. A perfect gift for yourself, which you so deserve, or for a loved one. You will have from now until September 30th to reserve a jacket. On October 1st, we will close the pre-sale. The jacket orders will then be placed at our printer within 3 days after closing the sale and will arrive at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar 6-8 weeks after the order (just in time to tuck away for Christmas gifting!). You can pick up our jacket at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar or have us ship it to you for an additional charge. FOR PAYMENT: If you reserve a ...

Mask Requirements in Nashville
Jun 29 2020
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Mask Requirements in Nashville

On June 29, the Metro Public Health Department order mandating masks or face coverings came into effect for the city of Nashville. The order requires a mask or face covering be worn when at any indoor or outdoor public spaces In order to enter Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, you must be wearing a mask or face covering. Masks are not required in the following settings and circumstances: By any child aged 12 years or younger. Any child younger than two years old must not wear a face covering because of risk of suffocation; In outdoor public spaces unless maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible; While engaged in outdoor work or recreation, such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, unless maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household ...

Explore Our Live Music Lineup: Performing In Printer’s Alley
Jun 17 2020
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Explore Our Live Music Lineup: Performing In Printer’s Alley

Live music has always been at the heart of our nightly Mardi Gras in Printer’s Alley! As we celebrate Bourbon Street’s 25th anniversary, we’re both remembering the legendary artists who have graced our stage over the years (including Rufus Thomas, Koko Taylor, and legend has it, James Brown) and highlighting the incredible musicians performing now. Continue reading to learn more about our current lineup. Stacy Mitchhart Band We’re extremely proud that Grammy-nominated Stacy Mitchhart, winner of the Blues Foundation’s ‘Albert King Most Promising Guitarist’ award, calls Bourbon Street home. Born in the suburbs of Cincinnati, he was inspired by greats of different genres like B.B. King, Sam Cooke, Wes Montgomery, and Carlos Santana - helping him evolve his blues, Latin, and jazz-influenced style. When not in residence in Printer’s Alley or touring sold-out venues around the world, Stacy sp ...

We're Opening & Being Safe!
Jun 10 2020
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We're Opening & Being Safe!

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar will reopen on June 14, 2020. To ensure the safety of our staff and customers we have established policies and procedures to combat the spread of COVID-19. Navigating this worldwide pandemic has been challenging, but we are committed to providing our wonderful customers with a safe experience. Employees reporting to work will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Employees reporting to work will be temperature screened daily. Any employee who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to leave the premises immediately and seek medical care. Face masks and gloves are worn by employees during any interaction with people or ready-to-eat food. Restaurant capacity will be reduced according to official guidance. Tables are limited to no more than 6 guests per table. The doors are propped open to avoid any contact with surfaces while entering or exiting ...

$500 Gift Card Giveaway!
Apr 01 2020
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$500 Gift Card Giveaway!

Do some good and win some money! We have a $500 gift card for TWO lucky winners. To enter for a chance to win, donate to one of our GoFundMe accounts we set up for our musicians and staff! If you donate $10, you get ONE (1) entry. If you donate over $25, you get TEN (10) entries. And if you are wondering can you make a donation to both for a chance to win two gift cards, the answer is YES! Donate to the Musicians* Donate to the Servers/Bartenders* Funds raised through the Bourbon Street Blues GoFundMe are for all musicians that perform at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. If you would like to donate directly to the musicians on stage during any LIVE performance, please donate to them via their posted virtual tip jars.

Livestream @ Bourbon Street Blues
Mar 23 2020
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Livestream @ Bourbon Street Blues

The music isn't stopping at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar! We will be going live and streaming the shows online. If you are digging the tunes, we are asking everyone to please donate to our GoFundMe accounts for the musicians and staff. The donation links are below the schedule. Let's keep the party rolling, good people! See you on the other side of this. Donate to the Musicians* Donate to the Servers/Bartenders* Funds raised through the Bourbon Street Blues GoFundMe are for all musicians that perform at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. If you would like to donate directly to the musicians on stage during this LIVE performance, please donate to them via their posted virtual tip jars.

5 Local Libations To Try In Printer’s Alley
Jan 29 2020
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5 Local Libations To Try In Printer’s Alley

As Nashville’s very own taste of New Orleans, we’re proud that many of our craft concoctions include libations from Music City and near the Big Easy. That’s why our happy hours (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) offer these favorites for $1 off every single day! Continue reading to learn more about what goes into our local cocktails and then visit us in Printer’s Alley to try them for yourself.   Bayou Rum Regarded as the #1 craft rum in America, Bayou was born in 2011 after three childhood friends realized that Louisiana sugarcane, one of the state’s most abundant crops, had not been used to distill a premium spirit. They soon changed the game and have won over 100 awards for their copper-stilled and bourbon barrel-aged rums. We feature Bayou Silver along with triple sec, orange juice, and pineapple juice in our legendary Big Easy Hurricane. If citrus is your thing, our Satsuma Hurricane includes t ...

Speak Like A Local: Learn Some Cajun Slang!
Oct 28 2019
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Speak Like A Local: Learn Some Cajun Slang!

We’ve been serving up Music City’s authentic tastes and sounds of the French Quarter for almost 25 years! To get you in the spirit of Nola before joining our nightly celebration in Printer’s Alley, we thought we’d teach you some Cajun slang: Allons: Let’s go! An ahnvee: A hunger Blackened: A method of cooking - traditionally searing seasoned fish or meat in a pan with butter Bon ami: A close friend Boo: Your sweetheart C’est bon!: It’s good! C'est magnifique!: It’s great! Catch For Me: Bring me, get for me Cho! Co!: Wow! Come see: Check it out, come over here Étouffée [ay-two-fay]: A delicious dish with seafood or meat and a tomato, vegetable, and herb sauce  Laissez les bon temps rouler! [lay-zay lay bon tom roo-lay]: Let the good times roll! Nanny: Godmother Parrain [pah-ran]: Godfather Pass a good time: To have a good time Un transport: Can’t sit still Zydeco [zi-de-co]: Cajun music that dra ...

Your Local Haunt in Printer’s Alley
Aug 06 2019
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Your Local Haunt in Printer’s Alley

Nashville’s slice of the French Quarter is celebrating great deals every day! Take a break from your workweek, enjoy killer prices on drinks and food, and get a jumpstart on the weekend with live shows around the clock. Check out the ways we're showing our local love below. 1. Workweek Lunch  Take a $10 vacation for your next lunch break. We’re offering ALL of our sliders at a discount for your midday meal until 2:30 PM, Monday - Friday. Get a taste of Creole magic with our Voodoo Sliders, served on a hand-formed hush puppy bun, or try our fried Catfish Sliders for bite-sized morsels of crispy-yet-tender perfection. Pass on leftovers in Tupperware this week—stroll over to us for a full plate of Louisiana goodness in Printers Alley.  2. Libations Love  Local libations are getting the love they need. We’re knocking $1.00 off at Happy Hour on drinks featuring local ingredients that show o ...

 4 Holiday Drinks to Quench Your Thirst this Summer
Jun 04 2019
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4 Holiday Drinks to Quench Your Thirst this Summer

When people are asked to associate drinks and holidays, most folks think two words. Christmas. Eggnog. Well, we felt this did an injustice to all the other drinks and holidays out there! So we put together a tidy list for you to observe as we dive headfirst into the warm summer months. Continue reading to find out which four drinks we’re recommending. Then venture out of the brutal sun and into Printers Alley and we’ll pour you a couple.   1. The Big Easy Hurricane on Memorial Day Splash into summer the right way with this New Orleans-style favorite that screams let the party begin! Concocted with Bayou Silver rum, triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice, and Myers’s rum floater, this drink will knock your socks off just in time to prop those feet up outside on some patio furniture while you enjoy catching a summer breeze! You don’t have to be in New Orleans to party down Lousiana-style! Order on ...

6 Local Taps You Can Try Right Now
Feb 28 2019
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6 Local Taps You Can Try Right Now

  Our music might be from the bayou, but our beer is made right here in Nashville, Tennessee! In any given month, we always have a unique selection of brews hooked up to our taps, so when you stop by our bar and restaurant you can enjoy a bit of homegrown flavor with your blues and boogie music. Continue reading to find out which six we’re featuring. Come sample a pint the next time you find yourself strolling down historic Printer’s Alley in search of a good time.   Honky Tonk West Coast IPA   If there’s one thing Nashville’s known for it’s its honky tonks. That’s why the brewers at Honky Tonk Brewing Company began their operation in earnest—to pay homage to the memories and soul of Music City by promoting shows at the venues and bars that serve their beer. One of their beers that consistently garners the best reviews is their West Coast IPA. Surprising many who try it for the first ti ...

Add These Four Amazing Artists to Your Calendar!
Dec 06 2018
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Add These Four Amazing Artists to Your Calendar!

While many the household name (James Brown and B.B. King to name a few) has rocked our creaky establishment with their unique brand of boogie and blues throughout the years, rising stars and touring musicians are always eager to make a lasting impression on the patrons of our bar! And, man, do they show out. This season, we’re highlighting four for you to put on your calendars if you’re looking to catch some soulful tunes in downtown Nashville. Continue reading to see who’s stopping by! Emily Chambers Originally from Vancouver, Emily Chambers sings a little bit of everything. Covering artists like Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse, Chambers’s unique and soulful voice will conjure the ghosts of Motown past while paying homage to the contemporary hip-hop artists of America. Her 2016 EP Magnolia was hailed by the Montreal Gazette as “[having] the warmth, intimacy ...

4 Legendary Blues Musicians You Didn’t Know Performed at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
Sep 13 2018
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4 Legendary Blues Musicians You Didn’t Know Performed at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar

Music has always been our forte at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar. Since our establishment’s inception in 1995, numerous household names have taken the stage to rock the house, including B.B. King and James Brown (rumor has it that Sir Waldo Weathers brought Brown up on stage during his own set to play a number). Read on to learn a little bit about the other famous acts who have played our hallowed venue. Eddie Cotton, Jr.   Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1970, Eddie Cotton’s unique blend of blues, gospel, and soul has always held audiences rapt. Raised by a minister in nearby Clinton, Cotton’s music has consistently harnessed the power of worship and religion, and in 2015 he received top honors at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee for his inspiring performance. Cotton has always made it a priority to play intimate gigs for aficionados of blues music in par ...

4 Ways to Make Your Nashlorette Party Boogie
Aug 21 2018
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4 Ways to Make Your Nashlorette Party Boogie

4 Ways to Make Your Nashlorette Party Boogie Look around. It’s no surprise that Nashville has become the number two destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties (behind Vegas). And we’ve seen our fair share of locals and visitors alike throw their last fling before the ring. If you’re looking to add some boogie to your evening, here are four suggestions we have that’ll help please everybody in the group!   DRINKS, DRINKS, DRINKS (and more drinks) Might we suggest a little liquid courage to start off your night? As Jimmy Buffett put it, “pour me something tall and strong, make it a hurricane.” Whether you’re a soon-to-be bride worrying about your upcoming nuptials or an overworked bridesmaid/groomsman who just needs a drink, we’ll have some signature Hurricanes waiting before (or during!) your whirlwind evening. Make Reservations   Nothing can ruin a night quicker than having to wa ...

5 Differences Between Cajun & Creole Cuisine
Jun 19 2018
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5 Differences Between Cajun & Creole Cuisine

While Cajun & Creole are both staples of Louisiana cuisine, they often get unfairly lumped together. Sure, you’ll find us serving up both, but there are some key differences when it comes to this Southern fare. Check out these 5 differences you should know between Cajun & Creole cuisine!  1. City vs. Country     Sometimes, it’s about where you came from. In this case, Cajun food is associated with country Louisiana cooking, and Creole food is associated with city cuisine. When you think Creole, think New Orleans. Cajun, on the other hand, is more often associated with the Southwestern rural areas of Louisiana.   2. What They Mean     The term “Creole” was used to describe people who were born to French settlers in Louisiana, especially in the New Orleans area. As time went on, the term grew to encompass more and more individuals living in the area, not just descendants of the settle ...

5 Tips for Throwing a Mardi Gras Themed Party At Home
Feb 01 2018
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5 Tips for Throwing a Mardi Gras Themed Party At Home

Mardi Gras is approaching and no one knows how to throw a party like we do! Don’t fret if you can’t make it down to the Big Easy, we’ve got some killer tips to help you throw a small-scale Fat Tuesday party at home. So get your favorite merrymakers together and get ready for a New Orleans-authentic celebration that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year! Beads Colorful bead necklaces are the quintessential carnival souvenir, but don’t worry about making anyone show their maracas to get one. Put them in a basket by the door and let each guest grab a handful as they walk in. Make sure to get plenty of beads in the signature Mardi Gras colors – purple, gold, and green. The purple symbolizes justice; the green represents faith; and the gold signifies power. Let everyone know that the beads are believed to bring you good luck in the year to come!     Food Mardi Gras is Fren ...

5​ ​Reasons​ ​to​ ​Boogie​ ​All​ ​Night​ ​Long
Sep 12 2017
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5​ ​Reasons​ ​to​ ​Boogie​ ​All​ ​Night​ ​Long

    Nashville might be the Country Music Capital of the world, but they don’t call us Music City fornothing! It’s true, it’s a country lovers dream, but what happens if you’re in Nashville and you’relooking for something with a little more soul? Luckily there’s a little slice of the Blues, and achunk of Boogie, nestled right here in vibrant Printer’s Alley - Bourbon Street Blues and BoogieBar. Our motto is simple: “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler”, or put more simply, “Let The GoodTimes Roll”. So, if you’re looking for a taste of the Crescent City, with a Mardi Gras atmosphereand soulful sounds, we’ve got just the thing for you! We honestly believe there’s always areason to come dance the night away, but we’ve come up with a few excuses why you shoulddefinitely come boogie all night long with us. 1.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​It’s​ ​Been​ ​a​ ​Long​ ​Day Listen, we’ve all had one of those day ...

4​ ​Secrets​ ​to​ ​Great​ ​Cajun​ ​Cooking
Sep 12 2017
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4​ ​Secrets​ ​to​ ​Great​ ​Cajun​ ​Cooking

Honestly, who doesn’t love Cajun food? Just take a stroll around any city in the US and you’rebound to stumble across at least one restaurant serving this mouthwatering fare. Whether it’s anauthentic jambalaya, hearty gumbo, or a succulent etouffee, it’s one of America’s most lovedflavors. However, it’s also one America’s most misunderstood foods.It is, without a doubt, the most distinct cuisine coming out of Louisiana and the South, and isinfluenced by a culture as complex as its dishes. True Cajun flavor is the result of Frenchsettlers adapting their European cooking methods and recipes to this new home, using a varietyof local natural resources now at their disposal. Because we consider ourselves an expert in thefield, we’d like to clear some things up, and give all y’all four incredible, not-so-top secrets togreat Cajun cooking. 1.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​The​ ​Holy​ ​Trinity       ...

5 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras All Year Long
Aug 16 2017
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5 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras All Year Long

By the 1730’s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly throughout New Orleans. It took severaldecades to grow into what it has become the Mardi Gras we all know and love; and in NewOrleans where... Well, you know what happens there.... Let’s just call it a celebration. From thedrinks to the beads, to the wild, crowded streets, the whole affair creates memories that will lasta lifetime. But, oh wait! What if you could experience the madness any time of the day, any dayof the week? Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar located in Nashville is the perfect place toget the same New Orleans vibe and experience. We have come up with a list of reasons whyMardi Gras should be celebrated all year long and why Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar isthe place to celebrate it.        1) HURRICANES, HURRICANES, HURRICANESIf you have ever had one of these drinks you know just how delicious (and strong) a hurrica ...

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