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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Your Foodie Guide to the 2019 CMA Fest

Updated: May 23, 2019

The Mockingbird - Punchin' Bag SEASONAL FRUIT PUNCH, SERVED IN A BAG

Can you believe CMA fest 2019 will takeover Nashville in little over a week? Neither can we! It will be an action packed week in music city full of fun, food, and of course music. CMA festival is one of the world's largest country music festivals for fans from around the globe to gather and meet their favorite country stars.

With all of that running from stage to stage you will need fuel for day. We have put together a list of our favorite spots to drink a cold one, cool off and re-energize, and charge up those phones! And don't forget about all the Food Trucks!!

Sun Diner - Donut Breakfast Sandwich


105 3rd Ave S Nashville, TN 37201

Open 24 Hours

204 3rd Ave S Nashville, TN 37201

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday at 11:00am

Rooftop is open on the weekends. Thursday and Friday: 4pm-10pm Saturday: 12pm-10pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm

City Tap House

150 3rd Ave S (Pinnacle at Symphony Place) Nashville, TN 37201

Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:30-11:00am

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00-3:00pm

250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Brunch: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Marsh House - Chambong - A Bong of Bubbles

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Brunch Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm | Sat-Sun, 8am-3pm

Dinner Daily, 5pm-10pm

Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3-6pm

Bar opens daily at 10am


317 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201

Open Mon - Sun 11am - 3pm

Deacon's New South has a great selection of Shareables and Sides

401 Church St Nashville, TN 37219

Brunch: Sat & Sun 10-3

Lunch: Mon-Fri 11-3

Dinner: Sun-Thu 4-10 Fri & Sat 4-11

201 3rd Ave S (Encore) Nashville, TN 37201

Mon-Thurs 11am - 12pm, Fri-Sat 11am - 2am, Sun 11am - 10pm

200 3rd Ave S Nashville, TN 37203

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Serving alcohol 23 hours a day.

M. L. Rose CAROLINA SWEETS - sweet potato waffle fries topped with pulled pork, carolina mustard bbq, green onions

431 11th Ave N Nashville, TN 37203

Mon–Fri 10:30am - 11pm Sat & Sun 10am - 11pm

101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

Mon - Fri: 11am - Close Satur - Sun: 10am - Close

The first floor serves eclectic southern fare and fast-casual service. There’s 28 beers on tap, communal tables and live music featuring local Nashville musicians every evening and during weekend brunch. Order your food from the cashier or bartender and receive a number. Wait for the food runner to bring your food and decide where to sit. The second floor offers craft cocktails, lounge seating, vintage games, a photo booth and multiple televisions broadcasting sports and special events. The second floor menu features shareable dishes and upscale gastropub fare, as well as a sushi bar with a variety fresh sushi rolls, Asian-inspired appetizers, and a bento box.

The rooftop is the best scenic view in the city.  Enjoy cocktails and bring your food from the first floor to the roof for a beautiful scenic lunch or dinner.

322 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201

Sun - Thurs 11:00 am - midnight Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville - FISH TACOS Crisply fried in LandShark batter wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla and layered with grilled habanero cream sauce, fresh guacamole, shredded lettuce and mango pico de gallo. Served with black beans and rice


Barlines - Deviled Eggs three for 5 - five for 8 Butcher’s Ham Spread Moonshine Raisins / Pork Cracklins Barrel Aged Hot Sauce

250 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. *21 and up after 8:30 p.m.

121A 12th Ave N Nashville, TN 37203

Happy Hour: Mon - Fri 2:30pm -6:00pm

Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:00am - 2:30pm

Brunch: Satur - Sun 10:30am - 2:30pm

Late Night: Fri - Satur 11:00pm - 1:00am

Gray & Dudley

221 2nd Ave N (21c Museum Hotel Nashville) Nashville, TN 37203

Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7am-11am

Brunch: Satur - Sun 7am-3pm

Lunch: Mon - Fri11:30am-3pm

Dinner: Sun - Thurs 5:30pm-10pm Fri - Satur 5:30pm-11pm

Bar and Lounge: Sun - Thurs 4pm-12amFri - Satur 4pm-1am Bar food menu served until Midnight.

230 4th Ave N Nashville, TN 37219

The Rooftop Lounge at Bobby Hotel

Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 12am Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 1am Sunday: 11am - 11pm

Tavern at Bobby

Breakfast: 6:30 am - 11 am

Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm Friday - Saturday: 5 pm - 11 pm

Bar Menu Available from 2 pm - 5 pm

Brunch: Available until 2 pm on Saturday & Sunday

TAVERN Bar Hours Sunday - Thursday: 10 am - 12 am Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 1 am

401 11th Ave S Nashville, TN

An indoor/outdoor rooftop bar & restaurant located on the top floor of the Thompson Nashville. Sun 11a-12a Mon-Thurs  3p–12a Fri-Sat 11a-2a

Del Frisco's Grille - HEIRLOOM TOMATO & BURRATA SALAD Balsamic Vinegar, Basil Pesto, Hand-Torn Basil


1201 Demonbreun St Nashville, TN 37203

Dinner Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Brunch Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Happy Hour Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Woolworth on 5th

221 5th Ave N Nashville, TN 37203

Mon - Thurs 11am - 9pm Fri - 11am-10pm

Saturday 9:30am-10pm Sunday 9:30am - 9pm

110 2nd Ave N Nashville, TN 37201

Open Every day from 11am to 3am Brunch Offered Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm

410 4th Ave S Nashville, TN 37201

Dining Room: 11am -10pm Everyday

Backyard Beer Garden: 11am -10pm Sun - Thurs 11am - Midnight Fri - Satur

218 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Mon - Thurs 4:30pm - Midnight Fri - Satur 4:30pm - 1am

Closed on Sundays

Happy Hours: Mon - Fri 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Black Rabbit

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About CMA Fest The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now in its 48th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries. In 2018, CMA Fest featured 11 official stages with hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for a primetime ABC Television Network special, with 2019 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.

About the CMA Foundation Established in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining high-quality music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music education. Through strategic partnerships, professional development and grant distribution, the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has invested more than $25 million across the national public school system, after school programs, summer camps and community outreach organizations. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, proceeds from CMA Fest, the four-day long music festival held annually in Nashville, are used to power the CMA Foundation’s social impact and unique model of giving.


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