In Tune With Music City

ANNOUNCED

CMA AWARDS
The 47th Annual CMA Awards will air live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 6, at 8pm/EST. Read the press release.

NASHVILLE DANCIN' & BUD LIGHT MUSIC FIRST 50-50-1
The last installment of the free Riverfront concert series, Nashville Dancin', is this Thursday, August 1 at Riverfront Park. For this week's show, Nashville Dancin' is partnering with the Bud Light Music First 50-50-1, a special live music event that connects music fans everywhere with one concert in every state on one single day. Colt Ford, A Thousand Horses, Scarletta, and Quaker City Night Hawks will perform the 21+ concert Thursday night. Doors open at 5pm. Read the press release.

CHEEKWOOD'S LIGHT ADDS DATES
The Light: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood exhibition is currently open for viewing Wednesday-Friday evenings. Cheekwood has added additional nighttime opportunities to experience the exhibit before it closes November 10. Guests can enjoy the exhibition on September 21 for the Fall Equinox. Tuesday nights will be added to the Light schedule in September and select Tuesdays in October. Read the press release for full details.

COMING SOON

TIN ROOF LOWER BROADWAY
Hatch Show Print will soon move to the expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And the owners of Tin Roof have the current Hatch location at 316 Broadway under contract. They plan to open a restaurant/music club there by Spring. Read more from The Tennessean.

GALERIE RAVIN
Galerie Ravin is scheduled to open next month at 300 12th Avenue South in The Gulch. The luxury contemporary gallery has works from Andy Warhol, Kelley Ryan, and Alex Katz. http://galerieravin.com

NEW TO NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE RUNNING TOURS
Nashville Running Tours is now open and offering music, history, and hipster tours of Music City at a quicker pace. All tours are about the distance of a 5K and can accommodate runners of every skill level. http://www.nashvillerunningtours.com

AMERICA'S FAVORITE CITIES

VOTE NASHVILLE!
Travel + Leisure's annual America's Favorite Cities Survey is back. Last year, Nashville ranked high in the following categories: Friendly, Wireless Coverage, Music Scene, Safety, Affordability, and Girlfriend Getaways. We all know that Nashville ranks high on all aspects! Please go and vote Nashville in America's Favorite Cities Survey and let's see Nashville top the lists. You can vote as many times as you like, so vote often! Share the voting with friends, family, and co-workers. And when sharing on your social networks, use #TLCities to keep up the hype! travelandleisure.com

TIP OF THE WEEK
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SHOPPING SPOTS
People make road trips and flights to Nashville to do some shopping. And many will be doing that this weekend to take advantage of Tax-Free Weekend. Brush up on some of Music City's great shopping centers, malls, boutiques, shopping districts, and other unique retail options at visitmusiccity.com/shopping.

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC

THE STORY OF NASHVILLE DOCUMENTARY
"For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville" is a new documentary to share the true and authentic story of how Nashville became Music City. A trailer is currently available to view at thestoryofnashville.com. Visit the site, watch the trailer, and share with the world your #storyofnashville.

EVENTS

SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE
The 2013 Southern Living Idea House is now open for tours at Nashville's very own Fontanel. The Idea House is composed of a series of buildings inspired by a Middle Tennessee farmhouse. Every Sunday night through August 25, the Southern Living Biscuits & Jam Concert Series offers a night out with live music in the courtyard of the Idea House. Holly Williams plays this Sunday's concert. See pictures and learn about the house at visitmusiccity.com/southernlivingideahouse.

NASHVILLE DANCIN' CONCERT SERIES
The free family-friendly summer concert series comes to a close this Thursday evening, August 1, at Riverfront Park. Free parking is available at LP Field. Fans can walk across the Pedestrian Bridge to the Park or take the free shuttle. Colt Ford, A Thousand Horses, Scarletta, and Quaker City Night Hawks play this week's show. The finale concert is 21+. 
visitmusiccity.com/nashvilledancin 

I AM FESTIVAL
I AM Festival is A Community Celebration of Self-Propelled Health & Happiness. Guests can enjoy a Criterium Bike Race, Family Fun Run/Walk, and healthy living expo - all for free! Live music plays all day with MODOC, Chancellor Warhol, Space Capone, MNDR, Nappy Roots, Flobots, The Whigs, and MUTEMATH. Concert tickets are $35. visitmusiccity.com/iamfestival

TAX-FREE WEEKEND
Tennessee's Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. Shoppers can pick up school supplies, clothing, and computers tax-free beginning at 12:01am on Friday, August 2 and ending at 11:59pm on Sunday, August 4. Many stores and shopping centers are also offering extended hours and sales during the weekend. visitmusiccity.com/shopping

FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
The First Saturday Art Crawl celebrates its 7th anniversary this Saturday, August 3. Nashville art galleries will be open to visitors, 4-9pm. Saturday evening. View participating galleries and shuttle map.

AVANT-GARAGE SALE
The 17th Annual Avant-Garage Sale at The Arts Company kicks off this weekend, August 3, and runs through August 23. Original artwork, furniture and decor, props, books, photographs, and more will be available for purchase. visitmusiccity.com/pr_AvantGarageSale

HOT TIME, SUMMER IN THE CITY
Summer is here and Nashville is celebrating. Music City offers an endless array of music, food, arts, family, and outdoor activities throughout the summer months. Check out visitmusiccity.com/summerinthecity for things to do, events, restaurants, summer deals, and more.

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.
Congratulations to Abdulkadir Jama of Nashville Cab and Jeffrey Lloyd of Fontanel Mansion as Music City Hitmakers for April and May! Read their stories.

GET THE 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, available for iPhone and Android. It gives you access to all the live music in town with concert and club listings, maps, directions and even a music store. 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.

GET CONNECTED!

FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST - AND NOW INSTAGRAM!
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 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, August 7 - 10:30-11:30am
LIVE TAPING:
CMT is now taping their new 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.

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  •  facebook.com/nashvillemusiccity
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