As someone who has DJed and promoted numerous parties in Nashville, I can tell you first hand that racism is alive and well in the bar and club industry. Scoob and I were once forced to change venues at a certain legendary Thursday night party because the owner of the building and his head of security were inherently racist. (In fairness, the owner of the club was amazing and a great person, the owner of the actual building was the problem.)
Having said that, I was not surprised at all when I saw a former security guard at certain establishments speak up about racism within the Nashville bar industry via Facebook. Check out his status below and feel free to share any racism you've experienced in the Nashville club industry on our Facebook or Instagram posts.
I would like to mention that while the author shares the names of the establishments he worked at, he does not directly accuse any of them as racist, he simply named the bars to establish his legitimacy and mentions in the comments that not all three of the bars he named had racist policies.