MUSICIANS CORNER LINEUP
The lineup for the spring season of Musicians Corner has been announced. Jars of Clay, Holly Williams, 18 South, Jason Eskridge, Kansas Bible Company, Regi Wooten, The Steel Drivers, and Gabe Dixon are among the performers for the free weekly concert series on Saturdays at Centennial Park May-June. musicianscornernashville.com
THE CUPCAKE COLLECTION DONELSON
The Cupcake Collection is opening a second location in the next 4-6 weeks at 2543 Lebanon Pike in Donelson. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
THE LOCAL TACO EAST NASHVILLE
Popular taco joint The Local Taco is opening a third Nashville location this summer. The new restaurant will be located at 1100 Fatherland in East Nashville. Read more from The Tennessean.
CZANN'S TAP ROOM
Czann's Brewing Co. plans to open a tap room later this month at their brewhouse at 505 Lea Avenue in SoBro. Read more from the Nashville Post.
Men's fashion retailer specializing in American-made clothes and shoes, Allen Edmonds, is opening this fall at Hill Center Green Hills. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal.
TOP CHEF ALUM DALE LEVITSKI
Chef Dale Levitski, Top Chef alum and James Beard nominee, is coming to Nashville to lead the kitchen at a new restaurant planned for the Melrose Theater on Franklin Pike. Read more from Eater Nashville.
Party Fowl is an upcoming chicken restaurant with hand-crafted cocktails, local brews, and live music at the corner of 8th Avenue and Division Street. facebook.com/partyfowlnashville
Lynne Lorraine's is a new juice bar opening at 1100 Fatherland Street in East Nashville later this month. lynnelorraines.com
FIVE GUYS GREEN HILLS
Five Guys Burgers and Fries has closed its Hill Center Green Hills location. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
Perl Market and Cafe in Bellevue has closed but plans to continue the catering business. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
SHARE YOUR #MUSICCITYMUSE
The new hashtag #MusicCityMuse is used to share inspirations found in Music City. Follow @visitmusiccity on Instagram to see some of our #MusicCityMuse posts and follow the hashtag to see others'. Post a picture of video of your own to Instagram using the #MusicCityMuse hashtag and please encourage others to do so as well. A grand prize winner will receive a weekend in Nashville. See visitmusiccity.com/musiccitymuse for details.
"NASHVILLE" ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON ABC
Tune in this Wednesday night at 10/9c on ABC to enjoy the sights and sounds of the real Nashville. The show does great things for the local community as well as drawing visitors into the city - so we want to bring it back for a 3rd season. Please watch the show with us and drive up the ratings! We'll be live tweeting during the show. Follow @visitmusiccity and join the conversation! Learn more about the show and its connection to the real Music City at visitmusiccity.com/nashvilleabc.
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC 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
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.
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GET THE FREE LIVE MUSIC 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.
Today marks the first day of Awesome April! The entire month of April is packed with amazing concerts, art exhibits and events, standup comedy, sports, family fun, and so much more. Fashion Week, Country Music Marathon, Nashville Film Festival, and Rites of Spring are just some of the major happenings during Awesome April. Visit visitmusiccity.com/awesomeapril for more.
NCAA WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR
The NCAA Women's Final Four plays at Bridgestone Arena April 6 & 8. Tickets are going fast for the championship games, but some are still available. Supporting events include Tourney Town, 4Kay Run, and the Broadway Bounce. visitmusiccity.com/finalfour2014
NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK
Nashville Fashion Week starts today and runs through April 5. Fashion shows, boutique events, seminars, and parties fill the days' events and activities as the community rallies around Nashville's burgeoning fashion scene. nashvillefashionweek.com
JAMMIN' TO BEAT THE BLUES: VINCE GILL & FRIENDS
The annual Jammin' to Beat the Blues concert happens tonight at the Ryman Auditorium. Vince Gill and some very special friends will play a concert to benefit Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. ryman.com/events/Jammin14
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is a live show based on the best-selling book by John Gray. The show will be at TPAC this Thursday, April 3. tpac.org
CELEBRATION OF FASHION AND ART
Nashville Fashion Week and 5th Avenue of the Arts have joined to present an evening for Celebration of Fashion and Art this Friday, April 4. The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, and Tinney Contemporary will each feature artistic works inspired by fashion. Runway shows will then take place on 5th Avenue. Find out more.
EAST NASHVILLE BEER FEST
The ever-popular East Nashville Beer Festival will take over East Park this Saturday, April 5. Most tickets are sold out but there are a limited amount of tickets available for cash purchase at the Filling Station in East Nashville. eastnashvillebeerfest.com
SPRING IN MUSIC CITY
It is officially Spring and Nashville is celebrating with a ton of events from live music and art shows to standup comedy and outdoor fun. Visit visitmusiccity.com/nashvillespring for a great compilation of Spring happenings that will be continuously updated throughout the season.
CHOOSE YOUR FEST
Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, The Avett Brothers, Ice Cube, and so many more will play Bonnaroo 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! Guests are encouraged to call 800-657-6910 to book a package while they last. Go to visitmusiccity.com/cmafest for details.
AMERICA'S FAVORITE FOOD CITIES
Food & Wine is taking a survey of America's Favorite Food Cities and Nashville is one of the top cities to be voted on for 25 different culinary characteristics. Take the survey and vote Nashville.
BEST GIRLS' TRIP
Nashville is in the running for Best Girls' Trip in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice survey! Vote for Nashville today and every day through April 7 at noon. 10best.com/awards/travel/best-girls-trip
MUSIC CITY PLAYLIST
SPRING BREAK 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 Spring Break Playlist of Nashville artists to listen to while putting together a play list of what to do on a visit to Music City. Please share with guests, co-workers, friends, and family. visitmusiccity.com/visitors/playlist
CONVENTIONS & MEETINGS
IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEK
These organizations are having conventions and meetings in Nashville this week:
Frito Lay @ Residence Inn Brentwood 3/31-4/4
Amer Assn of Diabetes Educators @ Sheraton Music City 3/31-4/2
Alignment Nashville @ Holiday Inn Express Downtown 3/31-4/2
Sunrise Senior Living @ Gaylord Opryland 3/31-4/3
ACS Technologies @ Omni Nashville 4/1-3
Hotel Interactive @ Gaylord Opryland 4/1-6
Assn of Independent Corrugated Converters @ Gaylord Opryland 4/1-5
TruckPro @ Gaylord Opryland 4/2-5
Amer Board of Vocational Experts @ DoubleTree Downtown 4/2-6
TN Family Child Care Alliance @ Airport Marriott 4/3-6
Church of the Nazarene Headquarters @ Sheraton Music City 4/3-6
Building Excellent Schools @ Embassy Suites Airport 4/4-6
Natl Collegiate Athletic Assn @ Music City Center 4/5-9
FIRE Light Group @ Gaylord Opryland 4/6-8
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine @ Gaylord Opryland 4/6-10
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
MUSIC CITY WALK OF FAME INDUCTEES
The Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville is a landmark tribute to those that have contributed to preserving the musical heritage of this town. There are more than 60 stars in the Walk of Fame, from Reba McEntire and the Fisk Jubilee Singers to Les Paul and Manuel. It's a free attraction so please encourage guests to enjoy it. For reference, you can see all the inductees through the years here: visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame/inductees.htm.
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.
Congratulations to Justin Dearman, Calvin Palm, Katie Histed, and David Weinstock of Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Michelle Prather of the TownePlace Suites Nashville Airport as Music City Hitmakers for the months of October and November for their excellent customer service to Nashville visitors. Read their stories.