FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC
CABLE PREMIERE ON CMT MAY 21 WITH NEW FOOTAGE!
The Nashville documentary, For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, will air on CMT on Wednesday, May 21 at 9pm/c! This premiere features never-before-seen footage with Keith Urban! The 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
MAYOR KARL DEAN: E.W. "BUD" WENDELL AWARD
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was awarded the inaugural E.W. "Bud" Wendell Award at the annual National Travel & Tourism Week Hospitality Industry Luncheon last week. The new award, named after former president and CEO of Gaylord Entertainment, recognizes an individual not directly affiliated with the hospitality industry who has contributed above and beyond to the overall success of tourism and convention business in Nashville. Read the press release.
"FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC" GOLD PENCIL AWARD
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and VML were awarded a Gold Pencil for the documentary, "For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" at the 41st Annual One Show Awards, in the Branded Entertainment discipline, which included 69 finalists from 45 agencies in 15 countries. Read the press release.
MUSIC CITY TAKES OVER GMA
NASHVILLE MUSIC FILLS THE GMA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
ABC's "Good Morning America" does an annual Summer Concert Series. They've released the lineup and 7 of the 15 acts are from Nashville! Lady Antebellum, Paramore, Keith Urban, Kings of Leon, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley represent Music City. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal and see the schedule.
MUSIC CITY FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL
The Music City Food + Wine Festival (formerly Music City Eats) has announced the chef lineup. Celebrity chefs include Jonathan Waxman, Tim Love, Tyler Florence, Masaharu Morimoto, Aaron Sanchez, Michael Symon, Trisha Yearwood, and Andrew Zimmern. Tandy Wilson, Josh Habiger, Sean Brock, Sarah Gavigan, Carey Bringle, Roderick Bailey, Deb Paquette, Arnold Myint, and Matt Farley are among the local star chefs participating. See visitmusiccity.com/musiccityfoodwinefest for a complete list and ticket information.
GOO GOO RETAIL DOWNTOWN
Goo Goo Cluster will open a retail space downtown at 116 Third Ave. S. this fall. Read more from the Nashville Post.
NASHVILLE ZOO CASSOWARY EXHIBIT
The Nashville Zoo will open a new double-wattled cassowary exhibit this Thursday, May 15. Read the press release.
The previously announced Melrose restaurant led by Top Chef alum Dale Levitski now has a name: Sinema. The restaurant will be housed in a former theater and plans to retain as many architectural details from the original as possible. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
FREE DAY AT THE FRIST
In celebration of the Association of Art Museum Directors' annual Art Museum Day, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission on Sunday, May 18. Learn more and see the day's schedule at fristcenter.org.
UBER WEEKDAY DISCOUNT
Uber is offering 15% off uberX rides 10am-3pm Monday-Thursday in Nashville. Offer is good through May 29. Visit blog.uber.com/nashvilledaytimesavings for details.
"NASHVILLE" SEASON FINALE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON ABC
"Nashville" was renewed for a third season! Tune in this Wednesday night at 10/9c on ABC for the second season finale and enjoy the sights and sounds of the real Nashville. 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.
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.
MUSIC CITY CENTER ANNIVERSARY
MUSIC CITY CENTER CELEBRATES ONE YEAR!
The Music City Center celebrates their one year anniversary next Tuesday, May 20. You're invited to join the festivities on the 5th Avenue Terrace 11:30am-1pm. See the invitation.
WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL
The Wild West Comedy Festival starts tomorrow in Music City. Some of the funniest comedians in the world are playing shows in Nashville May 14-18 and tickets are still available for performances. Chelsea Handler, Seth Meyers, Ralphie May, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Bill Burr, Demetri Martin, and the Cast of Impractical Jokers are just some of the comics in the lineup. Go to visitmusiccity.com/wildwestcomedyfestival for details and tickets.
NASHVILLE NATIONALS GOODGUYS CAR SHOW
Hot rods, customs, classics, and muscle cars and trucks will be on display at the Nashville Nationals Goodguys car show this weekend, May 16-18, at LP Field. visitmusiccity.com/goodguys
MIRANDA LAMBERT EXHIBIT
Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this Friday, May 16, and runs through November 9. Features include gowns, costumes, awards, and more. countrymusichalloffame.org
The Nashville Ballet presents Carnival of the Animals this weekend, May 17-18, at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet. Tickets are still available for this engaging children's production. nashvilleballet.com
OPERA@ FAT BOTTOM BREWING
Beers & Baritones combines the Nashville Opera and local brewer Fat Bottom Brewing next Tuesday, May 20. No cover, live opera singing, and $1/beer donated to the Nashville Opera. nashvilleopera.org/Opera_At.html
CONVENTIONS & MEETINGS
IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEK
These organizations are having conventions and meetings in Nashville this week:
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
QS/1 @ Omni Nashville 5/13-17
Natl Cancer Registrars Assn @ Gaylord Opryland 5/13-18
HCA @ Renaissance Nashville 5/14-15
Goodguys Rod & Custom Assn @ Airport Marriott, Courtyard Airport 5/15-18
Fusion Productions @ Omni Nashville 5/16-22
Smithers Information, LLC @ Omni Nashville 5/19-22
Passport Health Communications @ Renaissance Nashville 5/19-21
World Acceptance Corporation @ Gaylord Opryland 5/19-20
Fraternal Order of Retired Border Patrol Officers @ The Inn at Opryland 5/19-22
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc @ Gaylord Opryland 5/19-22
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
"NASHVILLE" TRIVIA AND LOCATIONS
With the announcement of a third season and this week's season finale, visitors may be asking about the show "Nashville" and its connection to the real Nashville. Explore visitmusiccity.com/nashvilleabc for actors' quotes, shooting locations, music, and more. 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.
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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