BONNAROO SINGLE-DAY TICKET + SHUTTLE PACKAGES
We are just over a month away from Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Single-day Ticket + Shuttle Packages are now on sale! So, guests can go for the whole festival with the Weekend Ticket + Shuttle Package or choose a day with the Single-Day Ticket + Shuttle Package - with tickets to Bonnaroo and roundtrip shuttle service from Nashville. Nashville STAY/Bonnaroo PLAY Packages are also available for fans that want to stay in a Nashville hotel and shuttle to the festival each day. visitmusiccity.com/bonnaroo
CMA FEST RIVERFRONT LINEUP
CMA Music Festival has announced the 2014 Chevrolet Riverfront Stage lineup. Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Clay Walker, Frankie Ballard, Terri Clark, Colt Ford, and more are scheduled to play the free daily concerts at Riverfront Park June 5-8. visitmusiccity.com/cmafest
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY COMMUNITY CONCERTS
The Nashville Symphony announced its 2014 Community Concerts Series. The symphony will play free outdoor concerts in June and July. Read the press release for dates and locations.
BLUEGRASS NIGHTS AT THE RYMAN LINEUP
Vince Gill, Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more will play the Ryman Auditorium's summertime concert series. The Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman concerts play Thursday nights June 26-July 31. Free Pickin' on the Plaza shows play in the Ryman parking lot preceding each Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman concert. Read the press release.
NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE 83RD SEASON
The Nashville Children's Theatre will present The Outsiders, James and the Giant Peach, The Cat in the Hat, and more September-May for its 83rd season. Read the press release for full season details.
HOT NIGHTS AT THE HALL LINEUP
Hot Nights at the Hall returns to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum June 3 with The Henningsens, July 10 with Josh Thompson, and August 1 with Holly Williams. Read the press release.
FROTHY MONKEY DOWNTOWN
Frothy Monkey is now open at 235 5th Avenue North in downtown Nashville. They are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with coffee, tea, wine, craft beer, and cocktails in between. frothymonkey.com/dwtn-nashville-opening
NASHVILLE STREET TACOS
Nashville Street Tacos is now open at 129 2nd Avenue North in downtown Nashville. The Baja-inspired food is made fresh and in-house. They're open Tuesday-Sunday. nashvillestreettacos.com
OTAKU SOUTH AT POP
Otaku South is now serving dinner at POP Tuesday-Friday evenings in East Nashville. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
Subway will open a new location tomorrow, May 7, at 508 5th Avenue South in downtown's SoBro. The new spot will offer a buy one, get one free deal all day May 7th.
Popular downtown sushi bar Sam's Sushi has closed its doors. Read more from The Tennessean.
THE BIG PAYBACK - TODAY'S THE DAY
The Big Payback is a community-wide online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. It began this morning at 6am and goes through 6am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7. People are encouraged to donate to participating nonprofits in the Middle Tennessee area. On this day, donations may be amplified by incentives, bonuses, and additional prizes. thebigpayback.org
NASHVILLE ON TV
"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 - along with First Lady Michelle Obama! 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, will soon air on CMT and Palladia! Dates TBA. 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 documentary trailer, 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.nbsp;Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to actively support this venture as well.
WE'RE ALL 4 THE HALL
Keith Urban, Vince Gill, and some very special friends will play the All 4 the Hall concert tonight at Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Lee Ann Womack, Reba, and more are some of those friends playing to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. visitmusiccity.com/allforthehall
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Million Dollar Quartet opens at TPAC tonight and runs through May 11. The Tony award-winning Broadway musical is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. tpac.org
INGRAM NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
The Ingram New Works Festival will be held May 7-17 at Tennessee Repertory Theatre and will feature staged readings of new plays from four emerging playwrights as well as Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright. tennesseerep.org/ingram-new-works-festival.php
CONCERT CRUISE-IN AT FONTANEL
This Thursday is the second Fontanel Concert Cruise-In of the season and the first featured Car Club Night. It's Music City Camaro Club night sponsored by Nitroplate. All are welcome to come out and enjoy the cars, the music, and the cookout. Find out more.
FREE DAY AT CHEEKWOOD
Cheekwood is celebrating National Public Gardens Day this Friday, May 9, by offering visitors a full day of free admission, live music, and special tours. Read the press release for details on the admission coupon.
NASHVILLE/NYC CONCERT & COMPETITION EVENT
In November of last year, 12 cabaret artists competed to bring their acts to a Nashville showcase. The 4 winners will share the stage at The Hermitage Hotel this Friday, May 9. Following that performance, Nashville country artists will compete for a chance to perform at the Metropolitan Room this fall in New York City. The event is open to the public and reservations are being accepted now. Read the press release.
This Saturday, May 10, is the 73rd Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase. The premier spring race meet in American steeplechasing expects to welcome more than 25,000 spectators for a day at Percy Warner Park to benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. visitmusiccity.com/steeplechase
MARTY STUART EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE FRIST
American Ballads: The Photography of Marty Stuart opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts this Friday, May 9, and runs through November 2. fristcenter.org
LOOKING EAST ENDS AT THE FRIST
Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan closes this weekend, Sunday, May 11, at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. fristcenter.org
Two Old Hippies and Tinney Contemporary host an evening and conversation with famed rock & roll photographer Lynn Goldsmith at Two Old Hippies this Saturday, May 10. twooldhippies.com
NASHVILLE SHORES OPENING WEEKEND
Nashville Shores opens this weekend! In honor of Opening Weekend, Nashville Shores is offering a $15 discount on regular admission this weekend only, May 10-11. nashvilleshores.com
NASHVILLE STREET FOOD MONTH
May is Nashville Street Food Month. Nashville food trucks will celebrate with special menu items or promotions throughout the month at various locations. Read the press release 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:
Soc of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates @ Music City Center 5/2-7
Training Within Industry @ Hilton Downtown 5/3-10
DAIKIN North Amer LLC @ Gaylord Opryland 5/5-8
U.S. Bank National Association @ Gaylord Opryland 5/5-10
TN Dental Assn @ Renaissance Nashville 5/5-7
NEC Corporation of Amer @ Gaylord Opryland 5/5-9
Verizon Communications @ Renaissance Nashville 5/6-8
Raymond Corp @ Gaylord Opryland 5/6-8
Emerald Expositions @ Downtown Nashville 5/8-10
Volvo North America Corp @ Gaylord Opryland 5/12-14
PIC International Group @ Hilton Downtown 5/12-15
Dish Network @ Music City Center 5/12-15
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
BONNAROO TICKET + SHUTTLE PACKAGES
Not everyone wants to camp out at Bonnaroo. That's why they have Weekend Ticket + Shuttle Packages! And not everyone can go to the music festival all weekend. That's why they have Single-Day Ticket + Shuttle Packages! And a lot of people would rather stay in a Nashville hotel and enjoy Music City's fun in addition to enjoying Bonnaroo's music. That's why we have Nashville STAY/Bonnaroo PLAY Hotel + Merch Packages! For everything you and our visitors need to know about shuttle packages and hotel packages, visit visitmusiccity.com/bonnaroo.
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.
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