Music City Backstage
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp contacts:
Laurel Bennett, CTIS, Vice President of Tourism Sales
615-259-4790 / Laurel@visitmusiccity.com
Amy Spear, CTIS, Associate Director of Tourism Sales
615-259-4716 / Amy@visitmusiccity.com
LouAnna Smith, Tourism Sales Manager
615-259-4758 / LouAnna@visitmusiccity.com
Mary Rowe, Sales Coordinator
615-259-4780 / Mary@visitmusiccity.com
Many movies have been made about Nashville. Enough books about Music City have been written to fill a bookcase. And, of course, scores of songs are dedicated to the city of music. But, while music is the lifeblood of Nashville, visitors will also find here a city of culture and history, of haute cuisine, of pro sports, outstanding academics, natural beauty, and pure Southern charm. Nashville is a place where the past and the future peacefully coexist and build, on each other, to create a destination that appeals to the interests of every visitor. This city is alive. You can feel its pulse when you walk down its sidewalks. Come experience Nashville… Music City where music lives!
Listen to the music that made Music City! Holler & Swaller on Honky Tonk Highway, feel the rhythm at B.B. King’s Restaurant & Blues Club, or rock out at The Big Bang, Nashville's only all-request dueling piano bar! Enjoy dinner on your own and experience the entertainment! (Gray Line entertainment passport could be included as part of the package)
Your group begins with a personally guided tour of Historic RCA Studio B, Home of 1,000 Hits, where music legends recorded timeless songs. They’ll be inspired during their own recording session directed by a sound engineer right where Elvis himself stood to record over 200 songs.
Then it’s off to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, where they can hear rare recordings of country’s legendary performers, see behind-the-scenes films by today’s stars, along with costumes, instruments, and personal treasures from country music’s past and present. While at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, experience Stories Behind the Songs: a 45-minute backstage look at the craft of songwriting.
After the excitement of touring and performing, your group will enjoy a home-style barbeque buffet and line-dancing lessons at the famous Wildhorse Saloon. We delight them one more time by playing their “latest hit” over the Wildhorse's sound system.
After lunch, your group will head backstage at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium!
Step inside The Johnny Cash Museum. A tribute to the man in black, this museum houses the largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.
Experience Nashville's newest music museum the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. This is the one and only museum in the world that honors the talented musicians who actually played on the greatest recordings of all time.
Step aboard the General Jackson Showboat, the world’s grandest showboat, and experience world-class country music entertainment and delicious meals prepared by award-winning chefs!
Be a Star for a Day! The star treatment is what Nashville does best, and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum brings it all together in this very unique package offering.
This morning you’ll group will head to Lynchburg, TN, famous for the Jack Daniel Distillery! The Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the U.S., and where the magic of brewing this world-famous Tennessee Whiskey all happens. It’s where Mr. Jack first crafted the recipe for Old No. 7. It’s where the pure, iron-free cave spring water flows. Most importantly, it’s where every drop of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Sippin’ Whiskey is still made today.
Experience one last scrumptious Southern meal at Miss Mary Bobo's. Dinner is served at 11am and 1pm Monday through Saturday. Today, the proprietress at Miss Mary's is Jack Daniel's great-grandniece, Lynne Trolley. She is also an official taster at her Uncle Jack's Distillery.
Experience the Grand Ole Opry – Nashville’s must-see attraction and the world’s longest running live radio show. As the home of country music, the Opry offers an incredible mix of talent to create an American experience like no other! Opry Backstage Tours are a must see for everyone visiting Music City! Daytime and post-show tours are available.