SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Nashville has been selected as a potential city to receive Google Fiber. To learn more about Google Fiber and what it offers, visit http://fiber.google.com. The ultra high-speed internet and TV service would greatly benefit Nashville's residents, schools, tourism, and industry. Show your support for Google Fiber and write your councilperson, expressing your interest and concern in acquiring this service. Find your councilperson. Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to actively support this venture as well.
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
CHOOSE YOUR FEST
The lineup for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was announced last week. Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, The Avett Brothers, Ice Cube, and so many more will play the festival in Manchester, TN June 12-15. Ticket + Shuttle Packages combined with the Hotel + Merch Packages allow you to stay in Nashville and play at Bonnaroo - the best of both worlds. visitmusiccity.com/bonnaroo
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
CMA Fest 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.
A new restaurant is set to open in an adaptively reused building at Taylor Street and 6th Avenue in Germantown. The restaurant has yet to be named but plans to open May 1. Read more from the Nashville Post.
OPRY MILLS STORES
Icing, a subsidiary of Claire's, will open at Opry Mills in late spring. Buckle will open in late summer. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal.
THE POST EAST
The Post East, a coffee bar/juice bar/smoothie bar will open this spring at 1701 Fatherland Street in East Nashville. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
NASHVILLE STREET TACOS
Nashville Street Tacos plans to open at 129 2nd Avenue North in downtown Nashville early this spring, serving the cuisine of the Baja region of Mexico. facebook.com/nashvillestreettacos
Popular Brentwood shop, Juice Bar, is opening a second location mid-April at 522 Heather Place in Berry Hill. facebook.com/ilovejuicebar
BELK RENOVATION & EXPANSION
Belk at CoolSprings Galleria has announced renovation of its current 2-level main store to be completed October 2015 and a new 50,000-square-foot men's and kids' store on the first level of the former Sears store at the mall to be finished March 2015. Read the press release.
JAMES BEARD SEMIFINALISTS
The 404 Kitchen and Pinewood Social are both semifinalists for Best New Restaurant. Tandy Wilson of City House is a semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast. These are great honors to be recognized by the esteemed James Beard Foundation! Final nominations will be announced March 18 and winners will be announced in May. See the complete list at jamesbeard.org.
GQ'S 25 BEST RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA, 2014
GQ has compiled a list of the 25 Best Restaurants in America and Nashville's Husk comes in at #6! See the full list.
24 PLACES TO VISIT FOR FANTASY FOOD TRAVEL
Food Republic editors came up with a list of "places they'd travel to for the food and drink alone" and Nashville is on it, being called "the country's newest culinary mecca." Read the full article.
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
GHOST AT TPAC
Ghost the Musical opens at TPAC tonight and runs through Mar. 2. Tickets are still available. tpac.org
GOYA: THE DISASTERS OF WAR
A new exhibit, Goya: The Disasters of War, opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts this Friday, Feb. 28, and runs through June 8. fristcenter.org
JOHNNY CASH BIRTHDAY BASH
The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash kicks off this Friday, Feb. 28 at the Johnny Cash Museum. Special guests and performances fill the weekend festivities through Mar. 2. johnnycashbirthday.com
A RED CARPET EVENING AT THE BELCOURT
Watch the Academy Awards at the Belcourt Theatre this Sunday, Mar. 2. The event includes a red carpet, food, drink, a silent auction, the Oscars on the big screen, and more. belcourt.org/a>
THE LISTENING ROOM BIRTHDAY BASH
The Listening Room Cafe is celebrating one year in their downtown location with a Birthday Bash this Saturday, Mar. 1. The party starts at noon and goes until at least midnight. facebook.com/ListeningRoomCafe
FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
Art galleries throughout downtown and Nashville keep their doors open late for the First Saturday Art Crawl this Saturday, Mar. 1. nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl
MARDI GRAS Y'ALL
The inaugural Mardi Gras Y'all is this Saturday, Mar. 1 at Riverfront Park. The free event offers live music, Mardi Gras traditions, special performers, food trucks, and so much more. mardigrasyall.net
MUSIC ROW 101
Songwriters, aspiring artists, music lovers, and anyone wanting to learn more about the music business are invited to Music Row 101 this Thursday, Feb. 27 at Bridgestone Arena. visitmusiccity.com/MusicRow101
BROOKLYN BREWERY MASH
The Brooklyn Brewery Mash is a traveling food and arts festival touring 12 American and European cities. The Nashville event is Mar. 1-8 and includes beer dinners, tastings, tours, and more. brooklynbrewerymash.com/nashville
ON SALE SOON
EAST NASHVILLE BEER FESTIVAL
The very popular East Nashville Beer Festival is on April 5 this year. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 28 at 9am and they will go fast! eastnashvillebeerfest.com
CONVENTIONS & MEETINGS
IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEK
These organizations are having conventions and meetings in Nashville this week:
Q1 Productions @ Gaylord Opryland 3/2-4
Tractor Supply Company @ Music City Center 3/3-5
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
NASHVILLE'S FOOD IN THE NEWS
Nashville's food scene is being written about all over the world as restaurants, chefs, and the city itself continue to top culinary lists. We've created a list of our own, highlighting some of the most recent rankings and article quotes praising the Nashville food scene. Check them out at visitmusiccity.com/foodinthenews and share the news with guests.
"NASHVILLE" IS BACK
TUNE IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON ABC
"Nashville" is back after a brief break during the Olympics. Tune in this Wednesday night at 10/9c on ABC to enjoy the sights and sounds of the real Nashville. We'll be live tweeting during the show. Please follow @visitmusiccity and join the conversation! Learn more about the show and its connection to the real Music City at visitmusiccity.com/nashvilleabc.
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
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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.
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.