Nashville, Indiana, is home to one of America's most important regional arts colonies, according to Smithsonian magazine, and visitors enjoy many art galleries including one of the oldest in the country, the Brown County Art Gallery. Nashville is also a major center of bluegrass music and hosts the oldest continuously running bluegrass festival in the world, the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival.
Nashville, Indiana, named as one of America’s "Twenty Best Small Towns 2015" by Smithsonian Magazine, hosts the National Maple Syrup Festival every spring. Attractions include the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Brown County State Park and the historic Pioneer Village which includes a two-story 1879 log jail.
Nashville is a popular place for weddings, and features many wedding chapels, outdoor gazebos, suites, cottages and log cabins. It also includes toy shops, family restaurants and the Nashville Express Tour Train, which takes visitors on a 2.5 mile circuit of the town with special stops for ice cream.
Live entertainment is offered at the Brown County Playhouse, the Music & Dance Barn and Melchior Marionette Theatre. The Little Nashville Opry was a fixture in Nashville for 25 years, but as of 2015, it closed after a fire.