New and Noteworthy
Don’t miss the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair June 11-14, 2015 and June 9-12, 2016. The world’s largest country music festival delivers a full range of concert experiences with equal parts nighttime fireworks and daytime sizzle. Your group will enjoy non-stop music and autograph opportunities from their favorite hit-makers in downtown Nashville. cmafest.com
Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing Celebration! If there's one thing Nashville knows how to do, it's throw a party. We're offering free live music, family fun and incredible fireworks. All events are free. All are in downtown Nashville. And all are where you want to be. So, come early. Stay late. Celebrate in Music City musiccityjuly4th.com
Your group can be a part of country music’s biggest night during the CMA Awards in November, broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena. cmaawards.com
Ring in the new year and rock out the old at Music City’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway celebration. Party with thousands of your closest friends in downtown Nashville. Put on your party hat, count down to midnight fireworks and make some noise. visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve
The “Mother Church of Country Music” and Pollstar Theatre Venue of the Year, the Ryman Auditorium is expanding! The expansion will add a café, new event space, a multi-media history tour, in addition to renovations of the box office, restrooms and the concessions and merchandising area. The new daytime tour will be a state-of-the-art, highly interactive multi-media experience. ryman.com
Don’t miss the Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, June 5-September 7, 2015, which chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post- World War II recovery years to present day. Based on new archival research, this elegant and comprehensive exhibition explores the development of both women’s and menswear and highlights key designers and the outstanding techniques, materials and expertise for which Italy has become renowned. fristcenter.org
The Johnny Cash Museum opened in 2013 in the heart of downtown Nashville! The museum features interactive iPad devices, two theaters and authentic instruments from every decade of Johnny's music. Come take a walk through the Man in Black's life and experience the legend. johnnycashmuseum.com
Antique Archaeology, made famous on the hit TV show ”American Pickers,” has opened in Music City just a few blocks away from downtown Nashville. Here you will find your favorite Antique Archaeology gear, including their latest Nashville exclusive designs, plus new picks that you may have seen on the show. Tune up your guitar and stay a while! antiquearchaeology.com
New at the Nashville Zoo is Kangaroo Kickabout! This is an interactive experience allowing Zoo guests to enter the home of dozens of kangaroos. While guests follow a winding walkway, the Australian marsupials are free to hop the pathways, lounge on grassy patches or graze anywhere in the habitat. nashvillezoo.org
The Nashville Municipal Auditorium is home to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, which honors musicians from stars to studio players that represent all genres of music, with emphasis on 1960s and 1970s popular music. The exhibit space is divided into cities that have a history of recorded music (such as Detroit, Memphis, Nashville etc.); each exhibit includes the very instruments these musicians used to record many of their great hits, from Hank Williams Sr. to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motown to Southern Rock. musicianshalloffame.org
NASHVILLE: The Legends Continue - New in 2015, The Legends Continue package gives you some of the best attractions in Nashville including the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, The Johnny Cash Museum, Songwriter Session at the Hall of Fame with an ABC television show NASHVILLE songwriter, and an evening meal at a notable Nashville restaurant.
The Grand Ole Opry’s 90th Birthday Bash! - The Opry turns 90 on October 3, 2015, but we will be celebrating this legendary radio show all month long! Come see the show that made country music famous at the Grand Ole Opry House and celebrate the day with autographs, music and festivities. The Opry Plaza will be buzzing with birthday events on October 3, 2015, so you will want to reserve your group today.
Learn firsthand the process of true Tennessee whiskey making at SPEAKeasy Spirits Artisan Distillery. Each tour lasts one hour and includes a tasting of Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream. tennesseesippingcream.com