One of Music City’s most beloved independent venues, Exit/In, is celebrating 50 years of music with its new commemorative book, Exit/In: Fifty Years and Counting.
The book chronicles the history of the local, family-owned and operated music venue through never-before-seen photographs from its thousands of shows and a well-researched narrative text.
Starting off with a foreword by the legendary entertainer Jimmy Buffett, who christened the venue’s stage in 1971, readers can find candid shots of ’70s country outlaws such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and John Prine; behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Robert Altman’s Nashville film; and performance shots of national recording artists like The Police, The Ramones, Garbage and Gwar. The book also features interviews with Exit/In legends from John Hiatt to Darius Rucker to Margo Price and more.
There is also a Limited Collector’s Edition of the book which features a special gold foil-stamped slipcase and autographs from Hiatt, Marshall Chapman, Rodney Crowell, Jason Ringenberg, Rucker, Moon Taxi, Price, and All Them Witches.
Exit/In has stood at 2208 Elliston Place since 1971 and has made its mark on Nashville’s music scene. The complete list of performers numbers in the tens of thousands and includes notable acts such as Etta James, Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash, Linda Rondstadt, Talking Heads, Billy Joel, Muddy Waters, Leonard Cohen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, Chuck Berry, Sharon Jones, Kings Of Leon, Lucinda Williams, The Allman Brothers Band, Cage The Elephant, REM, and many more.
Exit/In: Fifty Years and Counting is available online and in select retail locations, including Hurry Back, Gifthorse Nashville, Parnassus, Grimeys, and Nashville with Love. For more information on Exit/In: Fifty Years and Counting or to order the book, click here.
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