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
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.
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, 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 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
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.
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.
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 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
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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.