Don’t Miss Downtown
A Music City Welcome
A Music City Welcome gives tour operators the opportunity to get their guests started on a high note Downtown with a personal greeting, discount in the Visitor Centers, access to attraction discounts, brochures, maps, special event information, photo opportunity, souvenirs, restrooms, and free WiFi access. For reservations for this complimentary service, please call 800-657- 6910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music City Walk of Fame
Music City Walk of Fame honors the men and women who write, perform, promote, and produce the Nashville sound around the world. Recent inductees include Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks. visitmusiccity.com/ walkoffame
The George Jones
Located on 2nd Avenue, The George Jones offers guests three stories of good times including live music nightly, great food and drink, The George Jones, a beautiful and versatile private event space, and a rooftop bar with the best view in Music City! Come explore the life of one of country music’s most legendary icons! Nashville happens here. georgejones.com
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home to the 11-Time GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony, hosts more than 120 orchestral, family and popular concerts as well as guest appearances by some of the greatest touring musicians. The Schermerhorn offers discount tickets and priority seating for groups of 12+, as well as group tours, receptions and lobby performances. nashvillesymphony.org
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosts traveling exhibitions from around the world featuring everything from contemporary art to well-known masters. The center also features an interactive gallery, café, gift shop, and an array of public programming. Admission for visitors age 18 and under is free and discounts for groups are available. fristcenter.org
Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar
In 1912, the world's first combination candy bar was invented right here in Nashville, Tenn. A roundish mound of luscious caramel, creamy marshmallow nougat, and fresh roasted peanuts all covered in milk chocolate, the Goo Goo Cluster has been delighting visitors to Music City ever since. Taste and experience this heritage Southern brand at the flagship Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar as you tour their historical timeline, shop for treats, or immerse yourself in a hands-on chocolate class. googoo.com
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Honoring musicians from stars to studio players that represent all genres of music, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is housed in Nashville’s Historic Municipal Auditorium. The world's first GRAMMY Museum Gallery is an interactive music space that allows guests the unique opportunity to explore the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, and offers visitors of all ages the experience of performing onstage and interacting with every aspect of the recording process. musicianshalloffame.org
Music City's Honky Tonk Highway
Listen to the music that made Music City! Holler & Swaller on Honky Tonk Highway, at our world-famous honky tonks, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Robert’s Western World, Whiskey Bent, Bootleggers Inn, and many more. visitmusiccity.com/honkytonkhighway
Enjoy Music City with one of our hop on/hop off sightseeing tour options, including Gray Line of Tennessee’s Double Decker Bus, Music City Trolley Hop, and Old Town Trolley. graylinetn.com; trolleytours.com
Proffessional Atheltic Teams
Nashville is home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, NHL’s Nashville Predators, and baseball’s AAA Nashville Sounds! Bridgestone Arena (home of the Nashville Predators) tours are conducted by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. tshf.net
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is located in the shadow of the State Capitol in Downtown. The 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol Building, give visitors a taste of Tennessee’s history and natural wonders, and to serve as a lasting monument to Tennessee’s Bicentennial celebration. tn.gov/environment/parks/Bicentennial
Nashville Farmers' Market
The Nashville Farmers’ Market is home to farmers, artisans, restaurateurs, and local business merchants throughout the year. Groups are welcome to browse through the farm side to see the freshest produce, shop their weekend flea market, and enjoy their Market House restaurants and shops. nashvillefarmersmarket.org
Antique Archaeology, made famous on the hit TV show, American Pickers, showcases your favorite Antique Archaeology gear, including their latest Nashville-exclusive designs and new picks you may have seen on the show. antiquearchaeology.com
Johnny Cash Museum + Patsy Cline Museum
Though she left the world tragically at the age of 30 in 1963, Patsy Cline made an indelible mark on Country Music and remains one of the biggest names in Country Music history. The Patsy Cline Museum celebrates the life of the legendary songstress and features hundreds of never before seen artifacts, personal belongings, interactive touch screens, film & videos, and much more. Located at 119 3rd Ave S (second floor above the Johnny Cash Museum). patsymuseum.com
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, The Johnny Cash Museum is dedicated to the life and music career of the late “Man in Black”. Exhibits featuring the world’s largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia, chronicle Cash’s legacy through stunning graphics, artifacts, and interactive technology. Items include stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork, and handwritten lyrics as well as contributions from family members and notable friends. In addition, there is a coffee shop, café, and onsite event center. johnnycashmuseum.com
The world-famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway houses the longest bar in Nashville at over 100 feet, as well as rare country music memorabilia, two stages featuring live music and Southern style comfort food for guests. Open daily 11 AM – 3 AM, visitors can see iconic costumes by famed designer Nudie Cohn, including Elvis Presley’s gold lame’ suit and Nudie’s Cadillac El Dorado which hangs on the wall. nudieshonkytonk.com
Experience the new group-only Ultimate Patsy Package - available only at The Patsy Cline Museum! Your visit will begin with a tour of the Patsy Cline Museum. After visiting the museum, your group will walk around the corner to Nashville’s newest and most unique honky tonk “Nudie’s,” where your guests will be surrounded by an array of elaborate rhinestone costumes designed by the legendary Nudie Cohn. Your group will enjoy a delicious southern lunch and be entertained by a musical tribute to the life and career of Patsy Cline. Stories and songs will be shared as the group gains insight into both the entertainer and the woman. There will be a meet-and-greet with the singer and band immediately following the performance as well as a Q&A and meet-and-greet with Patsy Cline’s daughter, Julie Fudge (subject to availability).
As an optional upgrade to your regular museum group tour, The Johnny Cash Museum presents the Ultimate Cash Experience. Your group will be treated to an exclusive, intimate performance by a Cash family member- Johnny and June’s son, John Carter Cash, or Johnny’s brother, Tommy Cash. The show features classic hits and personal stories of the Man in Black from those who knew him best. Guests will also enjoy a meet and greet and photo opportunity. The program also includes admission to the Johnny Cash Museum and lunch provided by Bongo Java Café.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Inside the expanded galleries of the world’s largest popular music museum, Discover Your Country offers an interactive journey through country music. Learn which country music legends inspired today’s hottest artists, discover your best-suited job in the music industry, and step inside a recording booth to record and master your own version of one of today’s chart-topping hits. countrymusichalloffame.org
Outlaws and Armadillos - Opens May 25, 2018
The Outlaw phenomenon greatly enlarged country music’s audience in the 1970’s. Led by pacesetters such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Bobby Bare, artists in Nashville and Austin demanded the creative freedom to make their own country music, different from the pop-oriented sound that prevailed at the time. This major exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum , Outlaws and Armadillos, examines the 1970’s cultures of corporate-leaning Nashville and fiercely independent Austin, and the complicated, surprising relationship between the two.
American Currents: The Music of 2017 - Opens March 9, 2018
Little Big Town - Opens June 29, 2018
Ralph Stanley - Opens July 13, 2018
The Judds - Opens August 2, 2018
Emmylou Harris - Opens October 5, 2018
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Historic RCA Studio B, located on renowned Music Row, is one of Nashville’s oldest remaining studios. With a repertoire of over 35,000 songs recorded by artists such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, and Carrie Underwood, Studio B presents an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.
The star treatment is what Nashville does best, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum brings it all together in Star for a Day: The Ultimate Nashville Tour. Your group’s experience begins with a personally-guided tour of Historic RCA Studio B, “Home of 1,000 Hits.” Groups participate in an actual recording session standing right where Elvis stood to record over 200 songs. Then it’s off to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see costumes, instruments, and personal treasures from country music stars. Next, your group heads to the Wildhorse Saloon to enjoy a home-style barbecue buffet and line-dancing lesson. Everyone will be delighted one more time by listening to their “latest hit” over the restaurant’s incredible sound system.
During Sharing the Art of Songwriting, your group joins one of Music City’s most accomplished writers for an hour-long session on the craft of songwriting. By offering personal insight and direction, the writer guides your group in creating an original song, which your group will record at the end of the session.
Stories Behind the Songs: A Private Look, a 45-minute backstage look at the craft of songwriting, gives your group the undivided attention of one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters.
Legends, Lunch & Lyrics invites groups to enjoy a classic Southern “meat n’ three” lunch as they are entertained by the songs, stories, and writing insight from one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters.
Cash on Cash is a live musical biography revealing intimate details about one of the most legendary and influential bloodlines in country music. The only son of Johnny and June, John Carter Cash, delivers his family’s story in a poignant, respectful, and entertaining manner.
On the Hatch Show Print tour, your group will learn about the history of Hatch and see the colorful, centuries-old posters that put the shop on the map, as well as recent works of their favorite entertainers! The tour concludes in the Hatch Show Print Space for Design where groups can print their own keepsake piece.