Niki Taylor's Nashville
This year marks major anniversaries for nine of Nashville’s most iconic music establishments. It is also a milestone year for supermodel Niki Taylor, as she celebrates her 15th year of calling Nashville home. To commemorate the landmark events, Ms. Taylor partnered with each institution to celebrate the anniversaries through art.
A photography exhibit, including the below photos and more, is now on display in the C Concourse of the Nashville International Airport and at the Nashville Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena. Do not miss it on your way into (and out of) town!
Staying true to its name, Music City celebrates the genesis of some of music’s most popular and historic music venues, landmarks, museums, and festivals.
Ryman Auditorium - 125th Anniversary
"Our very first shot was at the Ryman which turns 125 this year. That was a truly memorable shoot since I attended many shows there and then I got to be on stage, looking out at all of the pews. Wow..I could not stop smiling."
Learn more about the Ryman Auditorium.
Pictured: Ryman Auditorium @theryman
Dress: Leanne Marshall @leannemarshallofficial / Shoes: Nina @ninashoes / Jewelry: Nicole Romano @nicoleromanonyc
Thanks to the Storytellers Museum and Hideaway Farm @storytellersmuseum for lending legendary Johnny Cash Guild guitar.
Nashville Symphony - 70th Anniversary
Pictured: Schermerhorn Symphony Center Stage with Nashville Symphony musicians: Kirsten Mitchell, violin; Joshua Hickman, principal timpani; Richard Graber, assistant principal percussion; Lynn Peithman, cello @nashvillesymphony
Dress: Ritual @ritual_official / Shoes: Nina @ninashoes / Earrings: Nicole Romano @nicoleromanonyc / Rings: Vintage
Schermerhorn Symphony Center - 10th Anniversary
"I love classical music but don’t know any people who actually play it, so being able to do the shoot with symphony musicians and talk to them about their craft at the Schermerhorn was special. They were so humble and sharing the stage, their stage, with them was an honor. I was so excited to hear that they offered the Pied Piper Series for children. I can't wait to attend with my family. New fans coming up!"
Learn more about the Nashville Symphony and Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Pictured: Schermerhorn Symphony Lobby @nashvillesymphony
Dress: Leanne Marshall @leannemarshallofficial / Earrings: Vintage / Shoes: Talbots @talbotsofficial
Historic RCA Studio B - 60th Anniversary
"RCA Studio B was an amazing shoot. I loved being able to stand where so many legends stood and created some of the best music in history. The staff knew every bit of history and it was like visiting a time capsule, the vintage microphones, piano, and even the cabinet that Elvis kicked and broke is preserved as is. Did I mention the Piano? Yeah THE piano…."
Learn more about Historic RCA Studio B.
Pictured: Historic RCA Studio B @rcastudiob
Dress: Adam Selman @adamselman / Blazer: Vintage Norma Kamali @normakamali courtesy of James Veloria @jamesveloria / Shoes: Irregular Choice @irregularchoice / Rings & Earrings: Vintage / Necklace: Shashi @shashinyc
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - 50th Anniversary
"I loved shooting at the Country Music Hall of Fame, because it is such an amazing exhibit of history. We take friends and family there when they come to town, and I’m impressed at how many new exhibits there are every time I go. I love the balance they achieve between the past and present country music. And I love the rotunda where we shot, there's no other place like it in Nashville."
Learn more about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Pictured: The Rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum @officialcmhof
Dress: Leanne Marshall @leannemarshallofficial / Necklace & Shoes: Nina @ninashoes / Rings: Shashi @shashinyc
Nashville Songwriters Association International - 50th Anniversary
Pictured: NSAI Headquarters with songwriter Steve Bogard @nsaiofficial
Top: American Eagle @americaneagle / Jacket: Topshop @topshop / Belt: James Veloria @jamesveloria / Shoes: Toga Pulla @togaarchives courtesy of James Veloria @jamesveloria / Pants: Niki's own
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival - 25th Anniversary
"As a fan of music I know what joy these places and their performers have brought into my life so to be able to draw attention and celebrate them is such an honor for me."
Learn more about NSAI and Tin Pan South.
Pictured: The Country music venue @thecountrynash with songwriter Baylor Wilson @baylorwilson & songwriter/artist Matt Wertz @mattwertz
Shirt, Pants, & Shoes: Niki's own
The Bluebird Cafe - 35th Anniversary
"The Bluebird Cafe is an icon of Nashville. We did an indoor shot and an exterior and I got to meet a singer who performs there Damien Horne and from his stories understood how lucky we are to have live music venues in Nashville, something that is rapidly disappearing everywhere else it seems."
Learn more about The Bluebird Cafe.
Pictured: The Bluebird Cafe @bluebirdcafetn with songwriter/artist Damien Horne @damienhorne
Top: Gap @gap / Pants: Niki's own / Shoes: Irregular Choice @irregularchoice
Music City Walk of Fame - 10th Anniversary
"The Walk of Fame is another place I bring friends who visit, it is so nice that we are honoring the greats in this manner, Hollywood has theirs and we got ours!"
Learn more about the Music City Walk of Fame.
Pictured: Music City Walk of Fame
Dress: James Veloria @jamesveloria / Shoes: Nina @ninashoes / Earrings: Nicole Romano @nicoleromanonyc
Celebrate Nashville's music history: visitmusiccity.com/anniversaries.