TUNE IN TONIGHT!
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Never before in college basketball have two undefeated teams squared off for a national championship. Notre Dame faces UConn tonight for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship! Tune in to watch the big game on ESPN tonight at 7:30pm. visitmusiccity.com/finalfour2014
NASHVILLE DANCIN' LINEUP
Nashville Dancin' is back for 8 weeks of free live music at Riverfront Park, beginning June 12. Houndmouth, Xavier Rudd, and Will Hoge have been announced for the first three weeks. Full lineup to be announced at a later date. nashvilledancin.com
WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL
Chelsea Handler and Seth Meyers have been added to the star-studded lineup for the Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville. The two comics join the likes of Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin, Ralphie May, Dennis Miller, Aisha Tyler, Vince Vaughn, and others as they perform at various venues in Nashville May 15-18. wildwestcomedyfestival.com
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY POPS & JAZZ SERIES
The Nashville Symphony has announced their 2014/15 Pops Series and Jazz Series concerts. The Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, Styx, Kenny G, Bernadette Peters, Wynton Marsalis, and Manhattan Transfer are among those performances. Read the press release.
VANDY/OLE MISS GAME AT LP FIELD
Vanderbilt's SEC football home opener against Ole Miss will be played at LP Field on Saturday, September 6. Read the press release.
JACK WHITE WORLD RECORD
At Third Man Records on Record Store Day, April 19, Jack White will attempt to set a world record for recording the fastest studio to store single in history. Get the details.
CHEEKWOOD: #6 PUBLIC GARDEN
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art has been named the #6 Best Public Garden in North America in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards. Read the press release.
CORSAIR: DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR
Corsair Distillery has won the highest honor in the world of craft distilling: the "Bubble Cap" award from ADI, the American Distilling Institute. Read the press release.
FRANKLIN: GREATEST SOUTHERN TOWN
Our friendly neighbors to the south, Franklin, have been voted Garden & Gun's Greatest Southern Town, having beat out Savannah, Charleston, Hot Springs, and others. gardenandgun.com/article/southern-towns-bracket
LUSH AT THE MALL AT GREEN HILLS
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is now open at The Mall at Green Hills. This is the only Tennessee location. Read the press release.
Bella Bakery is now open at 1010 Fatherland Street in East Nashville. Bella is the bakery arm of Bella Nashville, with a pizzeria at the Nashville Farmers' Market. facebook.com/bellanashbakery
THE LOCAL TACO EAST NASHVILLE
The Local Taco is opening a new location in East Nashville at 1100 Fatherland this summer. Read more from The Tennessean.
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.
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC
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.
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will officially reveal the final phase of its state-of-the-art expansion on Tuesday, April 15, at 1:15pm with the opening of an additional 10,000 square feet of dynamic new exhibit space. Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Ann Womack, Buddy Miller, and more will perform on an outdoor stage to celebrate the grand opening. Read the press release.
RITES OF SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL
2 Chainz, Steve Aoki, and Delta Rae are among the performers set to play the Rites of Spring Music Festival at Vanderbilt Alumni Lawn this weekend, April 11 & 12. vanderbilt.edu/ros
TN BREW WORKS SPRING PATIO OPENING
Tennessee Brew Works is having a Spring Patio Opening party this Saturday, April 12, with live music, craft brews, and a whole hog from Martin's BBQ. Get the details.
NASHVILLE OPERA PRESENTS OTELLO
Nashville Opera presents Otello April 11, 13, and 15 at TPAC's Polk Theater. nashvilleopera.org/OTELLO.html
NASHVILLE SOUNDS HOME OPENER
The Nashville Sounds play their home opener against Omaha at Greer Stadium April 11 with games April 12-14 as well. nashvillesounds.com
MARATHON MUSIC WORKS SPRING BLOCK PARTY
Marathon Music Works and Lightning 100 are having a Spring Block Party this Saturday, April 12 with music from The Wild Feathers, Sol Cat, Roots of a Rebellion, and more. marathonmusicworks.com
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival takes place this Saturday, April 12, at Public Square in downtown Nashville. nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org
RAGIN' CAJUN CRAWFISH BOIL
More than 3,000 pounds of crawfish will highlight the annual Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil at Cumberland Park this Saturday, April 12. ragincajunboil.org
JOHNNY CASH FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION
The Johnny Cash Museum will present a screening and panel discussion April 13 on "Murder in Coweta County," a film starring Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith. 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. 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.
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.
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:
Natl Collegiate Athletic Assn @ Music City Center 4/5-9
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine @ Gaylord Opryland 4/6-10
United Cerebral Palsy @ Omni Nashville 4/9-12
B. C. Ziegler & Co. @ Hilton Downtown 4/9-10
BNI Enterprise @ Omni Nashville 4/9-12
Natl Student Nurses Assn @ Gaylord Opryland 4/9-13
Bioventus, LLC @ Sheraton Music City 4/10-11
Church of Christ @ Renaissance Nashville 4/10-13
Natl Safe Boating Council @ Renaissance Nashville 4/10-20
Varsity Brands/One Up Championships @ Omni Nashville 4/11-13
Tennessee Tech University @ Airport Marriott 4/11-12
Building Excellent Schools @ Airport Marriott 4/11-12
Sonshine Academy @ Gaylord Opryland 4/11-14
Thomas Built Buses, Inc. @ Gaylord Opryland 4/13-15
Social Enterprise Alliance @ Renaissance Nashville 4/13-16
The Kroger Co. @ Gaylord Opryland 4/14-17
Mustang Club of America @ Holiday Inn Airport, Embassy Suites Airport 4/14-15
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
MUSIC VENUES BY AREA OF TOWN
Nashville is known as Music City for a good reason. With more than 120 music venues playing live music day and night throughout the year, there's no better place on the planet to catch some great live music. Venues are spread out across Music City. If a visitor's looking for a great place to listen in a particular area of town, please point them to visitmusiccity.com/Music/livemusic/musicvenues to browse venues all over Nashville.
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.