The Listening Room Cafe Plans 10-Year Anniversary Weekend

Chris Blair, owner of The Listening Room.

Chris Blair, owner of The Listening Room.

Nashville venue The Listening Room Cafe has booked a number of prominent songwriters for its 10th anniversary celebration, scheduled for Feb. 5-7.

Founded in Franklin, Tenn., in 2006, owner Chris Blair relocated to Nashville’s Cummins Station in 2008, and over time established the space as one of Music City’s notable listening rooms. A few years later Blair found his dream location at 217 Second Avenue (at the corner of Demonbreun) and spent six months completely renovating the nearly century-old building and terrace before opening in February 2013. A partnership with Bose resulted in a state-of-the-art Room Match System, elevating The Listening Room to one of the best-sounding rooms in Nashville.

Additionally, the venue is a sought-after spot for private, corporate, and music industry events, breakfast and lunch meetings, wedding receptions and TV tapings.

“Without question, we would not be celebrating this special 10-year anniversary without an incredible staff, unwavering support from Nashville’s creative community, and the amazing talents of a long list of songwriters and artists,” Blair said. “It is said it all starts with a song and for me, it really did. I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years have in store for The Listening Room.”

To celebrate the 10th anniversary, an entire day of live music is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 6. There’s a $5 cover for the entire day (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and the room will be cleared for that evening’s 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. shows.

Tickets for all performances below are available on the venue’s website.

Friday, Feb. 5:
6–7:30 p.m.: Smithfield, Phil Barton, Bruce Wallace, Adam Wood ($10)
8:30–10 p.m.: Craig Campbell, Keifer Thompson, Kristian Bush, Cole Taylor ($10)

Saturday, Feb. 6:
10 a.m.: doors open ($5 for entire afternoon)
10:30 a.m.: Ambers Drive
12 p.m.: AJ Kross, Mason Douglas, Colby Dee, Tyler Filmore
1:30 p.m.: Chris Blair, JT Harding, Dave Johnson
3 p.m.: Brian White, Karyn Williams, Danny Myrick, Bridgette Tatum
4:30 p.m.: Lonestar (special acoustic performance)

6–7:30 p.m.: Carly Pearce, Lockhart, Josh Matheny, Elise Hayes ($10)
8:30-10:30 p.m.: Laura Veltz, Jimmy Robbins and Special Guests ($10)

Sunday, Feb. 7:
10 a.m.–3 p.m. Special Sunday Brunch Song Suffragettes show


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