Discover Music City, Where Music Lives!
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp contacts:
Laurel Bennett, CTIS, Vice President of Tourism Sales
615-259-4790 / Laurel@visitmusiccity.com
LouAnna Henton, CSTP, Senior Tourism Sales Manager
615-259-4758 / LouAnna@visitmusiccity.com
Staci Flores, Tourism Sales Manager
615-259-4751 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Rowe, Sales Coordinator
615-259-4780 / Mary@visitmusiccity.com
Nashville was named among the Top Five Emerging Destinations for Student Travel in 2017 by SYTA (Student & Youth Travel Association)! (January 2017)
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre
Chaffin’s Barn and Dinner Theatre is Nashville’s most unique dining and theatre in the round experience. The extensive buffet can be tailored to fit your group. Student opportunities include post-show Q&As, student performances, and visual learning experiences.
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s recent expansion has opened a whole new experience to students visiting Nashville. Inside the newly expanded galleries, Discover Your Country offers an interactive journey through country music. Students learn which country music legends inspired today’s hottest artists, discover which job in the music industry their personality may best be suited and even step inside a replica Taylor Swift tour bus to record and master their own version of one of today’s chart topping hits. Linked to Common Core Standards, our tours and programs are fun and educational, with engaging lessons in melody and rhythm, musicianship and performance, and even discussions of expression and free speech in story and song.
The George Jones
Located in the heart of Nashville on 2nd Avenue, The George Jones offers fun for guests of all ages! Featuring a newly renovated 1st floor restaurant, the world-famous George Jones, a beautiful private event space, and a rooftop patio with showstopping views of the city, guests will be entertained by daily live music, get their fill of delicious house-made cuisine, and immerse themselves in the incredible story of country music icon, George Jones.
Historic RCA Studio B
Once the recording home to music legends like Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, and more recently Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and Dierks Bently, Historic RCA Studio B is one of Nashville’s most popular student attractions. Students learn the history of Nashville’s recording industry and hear the stories behind some of country music’s most famous recordings. Student groups enjoy the unique opportunity to work with a music row engineer to make their own recording in the same room where Elvis recorded.
Hatch Show Print
The tour of this legendary letterpress icon begins in Hatch Show Print’s production shop. They’ll listen to the crank while learning 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 handle some of the tools of the trade and smell the ink as they print their own Nashville keepsake.
The Johnny Cash Museum
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 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.
General Jackson Showboat
The world’s grandest showboat cruises year-round on Nashville’s scenic Cumberland River. The midday cruise offers a delicious lunch featuring live music and an uproarious comedy show along with the scenic beauty of the river. The evening cruise includes a three-course dinner, country music production show, Hot Country Nights, and the ambiance of the Cumberland at night.
Grand Ole Opry
Experience the thrill of performing in front of the world famous Grand Ole Opry with our exclusive Grand Ole Opry Performance Package! Your performance group will entertain in the Opry Plaza as guests are arriving to enjoy the historic Grand Ole Opry show. The package includes: tier 2 seating at the Grand Ole Opry or Opry Country Classics at the Ryman, daytime tour of the Grand Ole Opry House, personalized commemorative performance poster, meal at an Opryland area restaurant, and a press release for the group to distribute to their hometown media. WSM Radio, the radio station that broadcasts the Grand Ole Opry, is now offering group tours of their broadcasting facility (located inside Gaylord Opryland Resort). Your group will learn the history of WSM, including the milestones that have been a part of its legacy. The tour concludes with your guests stepping up to the studio mic and recording their own WSM one-liner.
Madame Tussauds Nashville
Madame Tussauds, the world‐famous wax attraction, has a new location in Nashville at Opry Mills across from the Grand Ole Opry. Madame Tussauds Nashville provides an interactive experience, where your groups step into immersive iconic scenes and musical performances that allow them to step into the music. Celebrate the most iconic musical talents from Nashville and beyond as you journey through the brilliantly themed interactive settings where you’ll meet some of your favorite country, pop, rock, jazz, and blues artists. Performance options available.
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
The Nashville Municipal Auditorium is home to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, which honors musicians from stars to studio players, representing all genres of music- from Hank Williams Sr. to The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Motown to Southern Rock. The Musicians Hall of Fame GRAMMY Gallery showcases interactive stations, teaching students the art of songwriting, production, engineering and recording, as well as coaching them on how to sing backup, rap and record.
Nashville Repertory Theatre
Join Nashville Repertory Theatre for the 2017/18 season to watch the magic unfold with the literary classic Sense & Sensibility, based on the novel by Jane Austen, running September 9-23, 2017. Not your cup of tea? Grab your tickets to explore the infamous Scopes Monkey trial as the Rep presents the courtroom thriller Inherit the Wind, running March 24 – April 21, 2018. Both shows are appropriate for middle school audiences and above.
Built in 1892, the Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark, the Pollstar Theatre Venue of the Year and acoustically second only to the Mormon Tabernacle. It is most famous for being the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. See genuine artifacts from those early Opry years and have your picture taken on the stage graced by legends from Houdini and Hank Williams to Keith Urban and Kings of Leon. Backstage tours are available. The newly expanded Ryman Auditorium includes a new café, new event space and a multimedia history tour, The Soul of Nashville.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the eleven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony. We provide affordable concert tickets for traveling student groups for our 100+ classical, pop, jazz, rock and country concerts each season – many of which feature world-famous featured performers. Student Groups are able to enjoy special pricing, flexible reservations, free tours, lectures, experiences and more!
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
TPAC offers diverse and affordable theatre experiences. Upcoming Broadway shows include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Wicked, Waitress, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, Cabaret, and The Illusionists – Live From Broadway. Group tickets also are available for great productions such as Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Inherit the Wind and concerts at the historic War Memorial Auditorium. Student group benefits include educational materials, post-show Q&As, workshops, and free bus parking.
Don’t miss the following exciting musical productions:
A Tribute to the King: 1953-1977, thenashvilleking.com
Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theatre, missjeannes.com
Nashville Children’s Theatre, nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, nashvillenightlife.com