About Douglas Corner

Douglas Corner Cafe began in 1987 when Recording Engineer, Mervin Louque, partnered with businessman, Rick Martin, to create a music venue aimed at showcasing new singers and songwriters in Nashville. It soon grew to become a well known ‘Home Away From Home’ for Nashville’s top songwriters and future music stars. It is a place for writers and performers to come together in an intimate environment with the common goal of hearing and creating great music. At Douglas Corner, you will often be entertained by future hit songs long before they are even heard by the artists who will eventually record them. It is also where one might often witness an impromptu jam session with legendary artists, players and writers.

Trisha Yearwood

Douglas Corner is for songwriters and aspiring artists, what the world famous ‘Improv’ is for comedians. It has been a showcase venue for such artists as Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Collie, The Kentucky Headhunters, Billy Dean, John Berry, Blake Shelton and many others.

Garth Brooks played Douglas Corner as a songwriter and held his very first fan club party at the venue performing with his band to a jam packed crowd. He presented Mervin with the printing plate that was used to make the Fan Fair posters for the event. That plate still hangs in Douglas Corner today.

Garth BrooksDouglas Corner Cafe began in 1987 when Recording Engineer, Mervin Louque, partnered with businessman, Rick Martin, to create a music venue aimed at showcasing new singers and songwriters in Nashville. It soon grew to become a well known ‘Home Away From Home’ for Nashville’s top songwriters and future music stars. It is a place for writers and performers to come together in an intimate environment with the common goal of hearing and creating great music. At Douglas Corner, you will often be entertained by future hit songs long before they are even heard by the artists who will eventually record them. It is also where one might often witness an impromptu jam session with legendary artists, players and writers.

Douglas Corner is for songwriters and aspiring artists, what the world famous ‘Improv’ is for comedians. It has been a showcase venue for such artists as Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Collie, The Kentucky Headhunters, Billy Dean, John Berry, Blake Shelton and many others.

Garth Brooks played Douglas Corner as a songwriter and held his very first fan club party at the venue performing with his band to a jam packed crowd. He presented Mervin with the printing plate that was used to make the Fan Fair posters for the event. That plate still hangs in Douglas Corner today.

Virtual Tour

Douglas Corner has moved to a new location 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville to its new home at 30 Hillenglade Drive Nashville, TN 37207. We offer hosting for private parties, celebrations, audio and video recording. Take our panoramic 360° virtual tour by simply clicking on the video above. For more info, contact us using the form below.

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Artists who have performed at Douglas Corner

Townes Van Zant
Guy Clark
John Prine
Garth Brooks
Trisha Yearwood
Blake Shelton
Terri Clark

Alan Jackson
Jon Bon Jovi
Jamey Johnson
Eric Church
Bill Anderson
Jack Clement

Hank Cochran
Kevin Costner
Mac Davis
James Otto
Neil Diamond
Larry Gatlin
Cheap Trick