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The front façade of the Exit/In
Address 2208 Elliston Place
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Owner Owsley Manier and Brugh Reynolds
Opened  1971 (1971-MM)
The partial list of bands outside

Exit/In is a music venue in Nashville, Tennessee. Exit/In is located on Elliston Place near Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University. It opened in 1971 under the management of Owsley Manier and Brugh Reynolds. As a small venue seating 200 or so, it developed its unique reputation in the 1970s because of the unusual things that occurred almost nightly. The club was expanded in the early 1980s to accommodate 500 patrons.

The long list of musicians and entertainers that have performed there include Webb Wilder, Avril Lavigne, Hank 3, Hank Williams Jr., Ramones, The Police, Talking Heads, The Black Crowes, R.E.M., The B-52's, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Steve Martin, Jay Boy Adams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chick Corea, Elvis Costello, Muddy Waters, McCoy Tyner, Linda Ronstadt, The Allman Brothers Band, The Howboy Catts, John Prine, Kings of Leon, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Etta James, Rory Gallagher, The Katies, Robin Trower, Cherrybomb, Ryan Adams, The Amazing Kreskin, Band of Horses, Ben Folds, Lucinda Williams, The Lizard, Silver Jesus, Tomahawk[disambiguation needed], Kenny Chesney, The Bad Dolphins, Will Hoge, Guitar Wolf, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, My Morning Jacket, They Might Be Giants, Cheech and Chong, Adrian Belew, and Waylon Jennings.

Several documentaries have been shot on the inside of Exit/In, and many artists, including Kellie Pickler, have used the space to shoot music videos.

The club is featured in the 1975 Robert Altman film, Nashville.[1] The club was also featured in Steve Martin's Born Standing Up.

On the cover of The Police's Zenyatta Mondatta album, Sting can be seen in one of the small photos wearing an Exit/In t-shirt.

Nashville recording artist The Howboy Catts recorded a live album at the venue in July 2010, which was released in early 2011.


  1. ^ About the Exit/In, by Noel Murray, Nashville Scene, December 5, 2002, retrieved 2007-10-10

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