MUSIC CITY CENTER LEED GOLD
The Music City Center has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Read the press release.
#5 BEST GIRLS' TRIP
Nashville was ranked the #5 Best Girls' Trip in the USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. See the complete list.
SOUTHERN STATES SWEETEST HOSPITALITY
Tennessee has won the Southern States Sweetest Hospitality Sweet 16 playoff, a Facebook bracket from ConventionSouth Magazine. Read more.
Tom Morales has announced a targeted late August date to open The Southernaire, a gourmet deli/market at the Pinnacle building in SoBro. Read more from the Nashville Post.
POP DINING AND EVENT SPACE
POP, a new dining and event space, plans to open at 604 Gallatin Avenue #201 in East Nashville this May. POP will be a full-service restaurant that will host pop-up dinners and other special events. facebook.com/POPNashville
CLAWSON'S PUB & DELI
Clawson's Pub & Deli plans to open at 507-A Hagan Street near Greer Stadium this summer. clawsonspub.com
Tango Grill will soon open at 4930 Linbar Drive. The restaurant will serve Uruguayan and Argentinian cuisine from Alexia Humphrey, former owner of Nola's on West End. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
Whitfield's in Belle Meade will serve its last meal this Saturday before closing for business. Read more from Eater Nashville.
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.
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
The Nashville Film Festival opens this Thursday, April 17, and runs through April 26. More than 254 films from 55 countries will be shown, along with panels, workshops, parties, and more. New this year is the Nissan Multicultural Festival Village downtown at Walk of Fame Park, offering free fun for all. visitmusiccity.com/nashvillefilmfestival
FULL MOON TATTOO AND HORROR FESTIVAL
Filmmakers, actors, tattoo artists, and fans will fill the Nashville Convention Center April 18-20. You can meet your favorite stars and get a new tattoo - all in the same place. fullmooninc.net/nashville-full-moon-festival
STELLA PARTON'S RED TENT WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Stella Parton's Red Tent Women's Conference takes place at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown Nashville April 18-20. redtentconference.com
The Nashville Zoo celebrates Easter with their annual Eggstravaganzoo event this Saturday, April 19. Egg hunts, bunny games, animal egg hunts, and more make this a huge day of fun at the Nashville Zoo. nashvillezoo.org/events/eggstravaganzoo
Wicked closes out their Nashville run on April 20. Some tickets are still available and the $25 ticket lottery will be held before each performance. patron.tpac.org//events/detail/wicked-2014-tpac
RECORD STORE DAY
April 19 is Record Store Day - a day to celebrate the record store. The Great Escape, Third Man Records, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Grimey's, and other Nashville record stores are celebrating with special events and music releases. recordstoreday.com
DINING OUT FOR LIFE
Many Nashville restaurants will donate a portion (30%-100%) of their proceeds to benefit Nashville CARES on Tuesday, April 22. This is a popular night to dine out. Reservations are recommended. Visit diningoutforlife.com/nashville for a complete list of participating restaurants.
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 Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival 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.
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 Safe Boating Council @ Renaissance Nashville 4/10-20
Social Enterprise Alliance @ Renaissance Nashville 4/13-16
The Kroger Co. @ Gaylord Opryland 4/14-17
Associated Wholesale Grocers @ Holiday Inn Express Downtown 4/16
Natl Wood Flooring Assn @ Omni Nashville 4/17-20
Lads To Leaderes/Leaderettes @ Gaylord Opryland 4/17-20
Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Festival @ Renaissance Nashville 4/18-22
Wells Fargo @ Gaylord Opryland 4/21-27
Travel Health Insurance Assn of Canada @ Omni Nashville 4/21-24
Horton, Inc @ Holiday Inn Express Downtown 4/21-25
Natl Distribution & Contracting, Inc. @ Music City Center 4/21-24
SiteSearch, LLC @ Loews Vanderbilt 4/21-23
Marsh Berry & Company Inc. @ Hilton Downtown 4/21-25
Natl Beta Club @ Gaylord Opryland 4/21-22
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
NASHVILLE EVENTS CALENDAR
Music City visitors are always looking for fun, and Nashville has no shortage of that! To find out what's happening where and when, browse our online Events Calendar at visitmusiccity.com/visitors/events/eventscalendar.
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.