In Tune With Music City

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 this 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

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. Nashville artists Lady Antebellum kick off the series this Friday, May 23 during "Good Morning America" on ABC 6-8am/c. Tune in and watch Music City take New York City!  #LadyAOnGMA  #NashvilleOnGMA

BEST CULTURE STOP

8 GREAT SUMMER VACATION DEALS - CNN MONEY
CNN Money recently published an article, "8 great summer vacation deals" and Nashville made the list for Best Culture Stop! "Love music? Then you probably don't need a hard sell on Nashville."..."And Nashville's not just a music town: You'll also find a unique take on Southern food, a crop of edgy arts spaces, and a ton of free summer events." Read the article.

COMING SOON

CORSAIR DISTILLERY EXPANSIONb>
Due to celebrated demand, Corsair is expanding into the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood in South Nashville. Plans are to keep the Marathon Village facility focus on brewing beer and the Wedgewood-Houston facility for distillation and barreling. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal.

ISLAND PURVEYOR AND CHEESECAKE FACTORY
Island Purveyor featuring Tommy Bahama will open at CoolSprings Galleria later this summer across from The Apple Store. Cheesecake Factory will open later this year near Belk in the same mall. Read the press release.

SLOCO AT THE FARMERS' MARKET
12South's local, organic sandwich shop Sloco will soon open a second location at the Farmers Market in the space formerly occupied by AM@FM. They plan to open in June. Read more from The Tennessean.

GOOGLE FIBER

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. 

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.

EVENTS

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, along with the unofficial start of summer. Nashville is inviting guests from all over to enjoy Music City during this long weekend with a full slate of concerts, family fun, arts, and more. Visit visitmusiccity.com/memorialday for a list of happenings this week and weekend.

LAST OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS OF THE SEASON
This Thursday is the last Opry Country Classics of the season. This week's performance includes appearances by Craig Morgan, Amber Digby, Jimmy Fortune, and Wade Hayes. The show returns to the Ryman Auditorium October 2. opry.com

BIG BUGS AT CHEEKWOOD
David Rogers' Big Bugs opens at Cheekwood this Friday, May 23. Ten enormous insects sculpted from fallen or found wood, cut saplings, twigs, branches, and other natural materials offer interactive fun for kids of all ages. The exhibit runs through August 31. visitmusiccity.com/bigbugsdavidrogers

NASHVILLE SHORES OPENS DAILY
Beginning this Friday, May 23, Nashville Shores will be open everyday through August 17 when they move back to weekend operations. nashvilleshores.com

SUMMER IN THE CITY
Summer is almost here and Nashville is ready to welcome friends and families to enjoy all that Music City has to offer during the warmer months. Explore the Music, Food, Art, Family, and Outdoors that make up a Hot Time, Summer in the City. visitmusiccity.com/summerinthecity

MUSIC CITY PLAYLIST

NEW SUMMER 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 Summertime 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:
Fusion Productions (300) @ Omni Nashville 5/16-22
Smithers Information, LLC (175) @ Omni Nashville 5/19-22
Passport Health Communications (200) @ Renaissance Nashville 5/19-21
Fraternal Order of Retired Border Patrol Officers (250) @ The Inn at Opryland 5/19-22
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc (1500) @ Gaylord Opryland 5/19-22
Boy Scouts of America (2000) @ Gaylord Opryland 5/21-23
Bank of America (200) @ Gaylord Opryland 5/26-30
US Dept of Housing & Urban Development (2000) @ Omni Nashville 5/26-28
View the 1-month convention calendar.

TIP OF THE WEEK

"THE STORY OF NASHVILLE"
"For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" is making its cable premiere this Wednesday, May 21, at 10/9c, on CMT. We hope you'll be watching with us! To learn more about the award-winning documentary, the cast, and to watch the trailer, go to visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville. Please help us pass the word to tune in Wednesday night! 

#MUSICCITYMUSE

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.

GET CONNECTED!

BE UPDATED
For frequent updates on things going on this week in Music City, Like us on Facebook, facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity, Follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/visitmusiccity, Pinterest,
pinterest.com/visitnashville, and Instagram, instagram.com/visitmusiccity, subscribe to the Harmony e-newsletter and be in the know! 

IN THE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
(located at 5th & Broadway in the tower of the Bridgestone Arena)
Please remember to use the Nashville Visitor Information Center as a resource for what's going on or to assist your guests. Visitor Assistants are also available seven days a week via phone at 615-259-4747 or 866-830-4440 for help with events, news, and any and all exciting Nashville information. visitmusiccity.com/visitors/visitorcenter
SHOPPING
The Music City Marketplace has a shop full of unique music-themed gifts and Nashville souvenirs all in one place. Guitar string jewelry, home goods, and Nashville t-shirts are perfect for guests looking for that ideal Nashville gift to take home. Shop in the store at the Bridgestone Arena or shop online at shop.visitmusiccity.com.
LIVE MUSIC:
David Andersen - Wednesday, May 21 - 10:30-11:30am
LIVE TAPING:
CMT is taping their show "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" at the Nashville Visitor Center & Marketplace. Fan participation is a big part of the show and guests can be a part of the audience for free! Go to visitmusiccity.com/visitors/events/cmthot20 for show schedule and more information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
visitmusiccity.com  •  twitter.com/visitmusiccity
  •  facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity  •  Downtown Parking  •  Events Calendar
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