In Tune With Music City

VOTE NASHVILLE!

BEST CONVENTION CITY
Nashville is in the running for Best Convention City in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice survey! Vote for Nashville today and every day through March 10 at noon. 10best.com/awards/travel/best-convention-city

BEST PRESIDENTIAL ATTRACTION
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, has been nominated for Best Presidential Attraction in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice survey! Vote for The Hermitage today and every day through March 3 at noon. 10best.com/awards/travel/best-presidential-attraction

ANNOUNCED

CMA FEST NIGHTLY CONCERTS SOLD OUT
The Country Music Association has announced that tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are now sold out - a record 15 weeks in advance of 2014 CMA Fest. Read the press release.
Tickets may be sold out but the NCVC has CMA Fest Ticket & Room Packages still available for multiple ticket levels! Go to visitmusiccity.com/cmafest for details.

COMING SOON

WHOLLY CHOW
Wholly Chow plans to open at 2948 Sidco Drive on February 24, serving breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and brunch on Saturday. whollychow.com

FIVE BELOW
Five Below, a discount superstore for teens and preteens, has plans to open 3 locations in the Nashville area this spring. Read more from The Tennessean.

SPARK
Spark of Life makes plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, raw foods, currently serving out of their Charlotte Pike location. SPARK is their new cafe that plans to open in East Nashville in early spring. sparkoflifecafe.com

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THE WELL COFFEEHOUSE
The Well Coffeehouse, currently located on Richard Jones Road in Green Hills, is moving. They're set to open a new location at the corner of Old Hickory Blvd. and Edmondson Pike in April and they're raising money now in hopes of landing a location on Granny White in the old Pizza Perfect spot across from Lipscomb University. Read more from The Tennessean.

MUSIC CITY PLAYLIST

NEW YEAR/NEW NASHVILLE PLAYLIST
Here in Music City we like to play, whether it's playing music or just getting out and playing around town. So, we've merged the two into a brand new playlist of Nashville artists to listen to while putting together a play list of what to do on a visit to Music City. The inaugural New Year/New Nashville Playlist combines a fun compilation of Nashville artists' songs that set an upbeat tone for this new year with a 3-day play list of things do on a New Year/New Nashville getaway. Please share with guests, co-workers, friends, and family. visitmusiccity.com/visitors/playlist

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC

WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY
The new Nashville documentary, For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, is now available for viewing on visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville! This documentary tells the story behind the music of Music City through the eyes of the musicians, songwriters, producers, and artists who live and breathe its inspiration. Please share this exciting news with friends, family, customers, and visitors. For more information and to watch the the documentary, go to visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville.

GET THE FREE "FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC" iPHONE APP!
A free iPhone app
has been created to sync with the film while you're watching. Get untold stories while you watch the documentary. Then walk the streets of Nashville as it shares with you the hippest spots n your vicinity! Get the app: visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville/#/the-app

BE A HITMAKER

MUSIC CITY HITMAKERS
The Music City Hitmakers program recognizes Nashville's front line. Visitors are encouraged to nominate the individual that made their stay unforgettable. Details and nomination form can be found at visitmusiccity.com/hitmakers.

EVENTS

CONCERTS SPANNING GENRES
There are a lot of major concerts from so many genres in Nashville this next week. Chris Thile, Scotty McCreery, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Tony Bennett, Snoop Lion, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, The Black Angels, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brad Paisley, and Imagine Dragons are just some of the acts playing Music City this week. See more upcoming concerts.

WINTER WONDERLAND
During the Nashville Predators Olympic break, the Bridgestone Arena Rehearsal Hall has transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Open skate, ice curling, air hockey, Olympics viewing, and more are offered this weekend. predators.nhl.com

COCKTAILS WITH THE CAST OF RED
This Thursday, Feb. 20, Producing Artistic Director René D. Copeland and the cast of Red will gather at The Rymer Gallery for cocktails, coffee, and dessert immediately following the performance of Red at TPAC that evening. Tickets to both can be purchased at tennesseerep.org/red-cast-cocktails.php.

OUR KIDS SOUP SUNDAY
This Sunday, Feb. 23, fifty Nashville restaurants will serve their best soups to hungry tasters and judges at LP Field. The event benefits Our Kids. Read the press release.

SHEN YUN
Shen Yun presents classical Chinese dance, a live orchestra, beautiful costumes, and animated backdrops for a stunning production at TPAC this weekend, Feb. 22-23. shenyun.com/nashville

CONVENTIONS & MEETINGS

IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEK
These organizations are having conventions and meetings in Nashville this week:
Southern Baptist Convention @ Holiday Inn Express Downtown Feb. 17-19
Ascension Health @ Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Feb. 18-20
Caterpillar Inc. @ Gaylord Opryland Feb. 18-21
Allegra Marketing - Print - Mail @ Gaylord Opryland Feb. 18-22
Country Radio Broadcasters @ Renaissance Nashville Feb. 18-22
Assn of Academic Physiatrists @ Renaissance Nashville Feb. 18-22
Massman Construction @ Gaylord Opryland Feb. 19-21
Amer Miniature Horse Assn @ The Inn at Opryland Feb. 19-23
Pollstar USA @ Omni Nashville Feb. 19-21
BNK Invest Inc. @ Loews Vanderbilt Feb. 20-23
TN Assn of Conservation Districts @ Nashville Airport Marriott Feb. 22-26
Natl Religious Broadcasters @ Gaylord Opryland Feb. 23-26
Healthpoint LTD @ Gaylord Opryland Feb. 24-27
Intl Assn of Chiefs of Police @ Holiday Inn Express Downtown Feb. 24-25
View the 1-month convention calendar.

TIP OF THE WEEK

NASHVILLE'S ARTS & CULTURE SCENE
Nashville's arts & culture scene has something for every artistic sensibility. From paintings to performances, with music, film, and sculpture in between, Music City galleries, art houses, and theaters offer a canvas of creatively rich experiences. Explore visitmusiccity.com/ArtandCulture to learn more about Nashville's arts & culture scene and to see what's coming up in the way of exhibits, events, and productions. visitmusiccity.com/ArtandCulture

GET CONNECTED!

BE UPDATED
For frequent updates on things going on this week in Music City, Like us on Facebook, facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity, Follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/visitmusiccity, Pinterest,
pinterest.com/visitnashville, and Instagram, instagram.com/visitmusiccity, subscribe to the Harmony e-newsletter and be in the know! 

GET THE APP

AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE AND ANDROID
Arm yourself with Nashville's live music scene in the convenience of your smartphone with Nashville's free Live Music Guide app. It gives you access to all the live music in town with concert and club listings, maps, and directions. Download the app today and encourage guests to do so as well to have instant access to Nashville's live music scene. Get the details.

IN THE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
(located at 5th & Broadway in the tower of the Bridgestone Arena)
Please remember to use the Nashville Visitor Information Center as a resource for what's going on or to assist your guests. Visitor Assistants are also available seven days a week via phone at 615-259-4747 for help with events, news, and any and all exciting Nashville information. visitmusiccity.com/visitors/visitorcenter
SHOPPING
The Music City Marketplace has a shop full of unique music-themed gifts and Nashville souvenirs all in one place. Guitar string jewelry, home goods, and Nashville t-shirts are perfect for guests looking for that ideal Nashville gift to take home. Shop in the store at the Bridgestone Arena or shop online at shop.visitmusiccity.com.
LIVE MUSIC:
David Andersen - Wednesday, February 19 - 10:30-11:30am
LIVE TAPING:
CMT is taping their new show "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" at the Nashville Visitor Center & Marketplace. Fan participation is a big part of the show and guests can be a part of the audience for free! Go to visitmusiccity.com/visitors/events/cmthot20 for show schedule and more information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
visitmusiccity.com  •  twitter.com/visitmusiccity
  •  facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity  •  Downtown Parking  •  Events Calendar
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