TN REPERTORY THEATRE 2014-2015 SEASON
The Tennessee Repertory Theatre has announced their 2014-2015 season. Sweeney Todd, The Whipping Man, Death of a Salesman, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and A Christmas Story are scheduled with performances October-April. tennesseerep.org/2014-2015-season.php
FIRST TENNESSEE PARK
First Tennessee Park will be the official name of Nashville's new state-of-the-art baseball ballpark in north Nashville. The Nashville Sounds will open their 2015 season there next April. Read the press release.
H&M TO COOL SPRINGS
H&M will open a second Nashville location at CoolSprings Galleria. The first location is at Opry Mills. An opening date has not been announced. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal.
JEFF RUBY RESTAURANT
Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment, which owns and operates high-end steakhouses in Cincinnati and Louisville, has set its sights on Nashville and plans to open a new restaurant here soon. Read more from Eater Nashville.
F. Scott's will close their Green Hills location after service on Sunday, May 11. A new restaurant will open at 2400 West End Avenue in the future but no date has been announced. fscotts.com
THE 21 BEST DONUT SHOPS
Thrillist has scoured the country for the 21 Best Donut Shops and Nashville staple Fox's Donut Den has made the cut. See the complete list.
NASHVILLE ON TV
Nashville chefs Brandon Frohne, Keith West, and Shane Autry will compete against each other on new show "Chow Masters" tonight at 8:30pm on the Travel Channel. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal.
"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.
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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NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
The Nashville Film Festival continues this week with activities 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
COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON & 1/2 MARATHON
The Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon runs through Music City this Saturday, April 26. A free and public Health & Fitness Expo precede race day, April 24 & 25, at Music City Center. And the Post-Race Concert with Clare Bowen, Chip Esten, and Chase Rice plays Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. visitmusiccity.com/marathon
The Nashville Zoo's popular Friday night family movie series, Zoovies, is back for the summer. The first movie is "The Croods" playing this Friday, April 25. Read the press release for details.
FOOD TRUCKS MARKET TAKEOVER
The Nashville Food Truck Association is taking over the Nashville Farmers' Market this Saturday, April 26. The event is free and open to the public to enjoy a day of live music and more than 15 Nashville food trucks. nashvillefarmersmarket.org
CRAWFISH BOIL & PIG ROAST AT TIN ROOF
Tin Roof and Two Bits present a Crawfish Boil and Pig Roast outside on Demonbreun this Saturday, April 26. tinroofbars.com/home/nashville
CRAWFISH BOIL AT TRAVELLERS REST
Travellers Rest is hosting a Crawfish Boil this Sunday, April 27, offering crawfish, beer, and Cajun music. travellersrestplantation.org
Panafest Nashville is a Pan-African Cultural Festival at the Global Event Center this Saturday, April 26. Art, theater, performance, food, and fashion fill the day's celebrations. africalegaciesfoundation.com/panafest
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 and the Nashville Film Festival are just a couple 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.
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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:
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
Trilogy Health Svcs @ Gaylord Opryland 4/22-24
E.I. Dupont de Nemours @ Gaylord Opryland 4/22-25
Independent Marketing Alliance @ Gaylord Opryland 4/22-24
US Bank @ Gaylord Opryland 4/23-25
MS Road Builders' Assn, Inc. @ Gaylord Opryland 4/23-26
Natl Intramural Recreational Sports Assn @ Gaylord Opryland 4/23-26
FortuneBuilders @ Sheraton Music City 4/24-27
AstraZeneca @ Gaylord Opryland 4/26-5/2
Technology Assurance Group @ Gaylord Opryland 4/26-29
Biscuit & Cracker Mfrs Assn @ Loews Vanderbilt 4/27-30
QCS Purchasing @ Omni Nashville 4/27-30
Soc for Human Resource Management @ Gaylord Opryland 4/27-30
Lifesavers Conference, Inc. @ Gaylord Opryland 4/27-29
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
NASHVILLE TOUR COMPANIES
One of the best ways to learn about a new city is to take a tour. Nashville tour companies offer packaged tours to experience the history, music, food, and fun of Music City. Browse Nashville's tour companies at visitmusiccity.com/tours and share this link with visitors looking for an easy to way to see so much of 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.
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.