36 Hours in Nashville

Hatch Show Print Shope, photo by Noah Kalina

6) Hatch Show Print Shop

This woodblock-letterpress shop opened in 1879 (that’s Deadwood-era shit). They still use largely the same technology to create gig posters for working musicians and artists. The shop is crammed full of mountains of paper, wood-type blocks, ancient-looking flat files, intricate steel printing presses, bespectacled art-school interns, and stray animals.

7) Listen to the Schermerhorn Symphony

Okay, there is nothing rock and roll about the symphony. But, Nashville’s Symphony has one of the most acoustically perfect buildings ever built—bubbled in three feet of soundproofing glass and decked out with flawless technology, it has amazing sound. You can eat dinner there as well, and if you let ‘em know beforehand what a hot shot you are, they’ll prepare something vegetarian for you. It’s worth it.

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