Ole Miss Football Roadtrip: Visiting Nashville


A lot of you have Nashville figured out already, it’s not too far from Mississippi, a lot of you have business in the city and have found your favorite spots.  So, feel free to comment and add your own must see spots for this SEC roadtrip to Nashville as Ole Miss takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores.

First things first, the game is slated for 3:30pm on Saturday at LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans.  The game will be televised on ESPN.

Some important news for fans is the NFL bag policy will be in place for the Vanderbilt-Ole Miss game.  All NFL venues enforce the policy to reduce security concerns.  In short, don’t take a bag, purse or backpack unless it is medically required.  More information is available at VUCommodores.com

Parking passes are available or you may be able to pay cash on the day of the game.  There are many parking garages downtown and just a short walk across the bridge to the stadium.  It’s a nice view as well walking across the Cumberland River.

As far as enjoying the city, i’ve never been to the Bluebird café but you should try it out for me.  Free cover at 6pm.

You have to do the obligatory stroll down Broadway.  Check out the bars and karaoke.  Fight your way through the crowd and get at least one beer at Tootsie’s because that’s what everyone else does.

I always stroll up 2nd Avenue for dinner.  Lots of options here with the Hard Rock Café, Demo’s, Dick’s last resort, Rodizio Brazilian Grill.  For a nicer diner option, try Sambuca in the “Gulch,” a redevelopment area west of downtown.

There is a Dragon Boat festival on the Cumberland River downtown on Saturday and after the game at the Centennial park (Close to the Parthenon) is a concert with Robert Earl Keen, Emily West and Roots of a Rebellion.

Late night, check out Printers Alley if you want a taste of Bourbon Street.

But mainly get in that stadium!

There should be plenty of seats.  Vanderbilt fans have already moved on to other scholarly pursuits since Vandy football has returned to the Vandy of old.

But hey Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said they will be a “well oiled machine” on Saturday, so we got that to look forward to.

Let’s go get ’em Rebels! #DropTheAnchors – #BurnTheShips and all that jazz.