“While Nashville may be famous for it’s wide array of music, what I love about being a business owner in Middle Tennessee is the welcoming attitude and hometown spirit that the city embodies. As owner of The Listening Room Cafe, a music venue and restaurant located in the heart of downtown Nashville, I have gotten to experience first hand the love, support and cohesiveness that fuels our wonderful city.
A singer/songwriter myself, I moved to Nashville from St. Louis almost nine years ago. After experiencing the heart and soul of the city, I knew that I just had to do something to contribute to all that makes Nashville great. So in 2008, I took the dream that had long been developing within me, and opened The Listening Room Cafe. As a venue focused on supporting and showcasing the homegrown talent and amazing artistry produced right here in Middle Tennessee, The Listening Room Cafe strives to be a place that reflects the truly amazing nature of our city.
In recent times, the phrase “We Are Nashville” has been the rallying cry that has galvanized our city. And I couldn’t be more proud that The Listening Room Cafe has the honor of being a voice in that refrain.”
Chris Blair, Owner – The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville, TN