Music City is celebrating big anniversaries in 2017. Take a look below at some of the milestones.
The legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to Elvis in Music City where he recorded over 300 songs. This high energy, live musical biography starring John Beardsley transports the audience through six phases of his career. John Beardsley’s world renowned performance with over 30 songs, and 5 costumes has thrilled audiences of all ages from New York to Russia. Be there for the 1,000th show on Monday, April 10, 2017! thenashvilleking.com
We also have a sweet VIP package for the "A Tribute to the King: Through the Years'" 1,000th show that includes tickets to the show, a CD, autographed poster, and more. To book your VIP package, please call 800-657-6910 and a Nashville Visitor Specialist would be happy to assist you!
20th Year at Grassmere!
The Nashville Zoo opened to the public in Cheatham County in 1991. In 1996, the Nashville Zoo agreed to take over management of the Grassmere property after the closing of the Grassmere Wildlife Park. The city of Nashville was bound by the will of the Croft sisters to maintain the site, located in South Nashville, as a nature center. Led by then-Mayor Phil Bredesen, the city offered Nashville Zoo the opportunity to relocate the Zoo from Joelton and develop a “new” zoo for Nashville on the Grassmere property. And we've been loving it ever since. nashvillezoo.org
Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
"The Barn" was established in the early 1960s as a franchise. On March 29, 1967 "the old red barn" went big time, with the special press opening of Nashville's first "Barn Dinner Theatre" with more than 300 people in attendance. Today, Chaffin's Barn is one of only two original "Barns" in the franchise with a fully functioning "magic stage" making the start of all their productions even more exciting. Chaffin's is the second oldest professional dinner theatre in the Nation and celebrates their 50th season this year. dinnertheatre.org
This post-season collegiate football game pits an SEC team against an ACC or Big Ten team in late December in Nashville. After the first Bowl was played at Vanderbilt Stadium (a Virginia Tech win over Alabama) the Bowl moved to Nissan Stadium, formerly known as LP Field, in downtown Nashville in 1999. As one of Nashville’s biggest annual events, the Bowl has had nearly $250 million in direct economic impact on the city in its 16-year history. musiccitybowl.com