My daughter & I are attending the CMA Music Festival in June. We are staying north of the airport along Elm Hill Pike. We will not have a car but will take the shuttle or a cab to the downtown area. We'll be spending the majority of our time at the festival site, so I'm not too worried about restaurants around the hotel. I'd like to know what type of food vendors/trucks should be around the downtown area. During the day, we're probably just going to want something quick & easy to eat. I imagine we'll be ready to sit down & relax for dinner. Are there any must have places downtown we should try? We like all type of foods, I'd like to try a meat & 3 place & maybe hot chicken. Chinese, Dim Sum, BBQ, Southern are all good options. I'd like to stick with local eats & not chains if possible. We'll be touring the Ryman & the Country Hall of Fame during the festival. We'd like to see Opry Mills & The Hermitage on the Monday after the festival end & will need food recs in that area also.
I'd love to stop in some of the bars/honky tonks/dance halls & listen to some music, but am not sure if they will allow minors, could anyone tell me if they loosen up the rules during this time?