SOUTHERN LIVING HOTEL COLLECTION
The Hermitage Hotel has been named a charter member of the new Southern Living Hotel Collection - a carefully selected group of hotels, independent resorts and inns hand-picked by Southern Living editors as epitomizing the gracious hospitality and culture of the South. Read the press release.
MARATHON VILLAGE (ENGINE) BLOCK PARTY
Marathon Music Works has announced the Inaugural Marathon Village (Engine) Block Party for Friday, October 18. The event will feature an outdoor stage with live music, an indoor A/V dance extravaganza, an indoor food truck court, and a neighborhood vendor village. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 9, with an early bird price of just $15. Read the press release.
THE CITY PAPER TO CLOSE
This Friday, August 9, will be the last issue of The City Paper. Read more from The City Paper.
The latest addition to the M Street Entertainment Group (parent of Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Tavern, Kayne Prime, and The Rosewall) is Saint Anejo. Under construction at 1120 McGavock Street next to Virago, Saint Anejo will be a cantina-style restaurant open 7 days a week. Read the press release.
Popular ice cream crafter Jeni's is opening a location in 12South at 2312 12th Avenue South later this summer. Follow facebook.com/jenis12south for updates.
1201 Porter Road will soon be home to 1201 Market and Boone & Sons. 1201 Market will offer prepped foods made with fresh ingredients for people on the go. And next door, Boone & Sons will feature high-end bourbon, wine, and high-alcohol beer. They plan to open by mid-September. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
Mickey's Tavern will be a "neighborhood dive bar where East Nashville's locals can drink." They tout "No DJs. No bands. No karaoke. No trivia nights." Mickey's plans to open late summer at 2907 Gallatin Pike. mickeystavernnashville.com
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL ON TV
COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK
Little Big Town is hosting the 3-hour special on ABC Monday, August 12, at 8pm/ET. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will feature performances, interviews, day-in-the-life segments, and more, filmed during CMA Music Festival in Nashville June 6-9, 2013. Read the press release.
AMERICA'S FAVORITE CITIES
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
MUSIC CITY WALK OF FAME MAP
Some of Music City's greatest stars and ambassadors have stars in the ground at the Music City Walk of Fame. With more than 60 of these stars, visitors could use a little help locating their favorites. A map is now available for viewing, download, and print from http://www.visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame/overview.htm so you can familiarize yourself and our guests with the locations of all our cherished stars.
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.
REBA: ALL THE WOMEN I AM
The new exhibit, Reba: All the Women I Am, opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this Friday, August 9, and will run through June 8, 2014. The exhibit will feature personal possessions, photos, audio, video, and more to explore Reba McEntire's career. On Saturday, August 10, she'll participate in a special interview in the museum's Ford Theater. countrymusichalloffame.org
NASHVILLE PREDATORS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
The Inaugural Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival is this Saturday, August 10, at Bridgestone Arena, 1-6pm. General admission, VIP, and designated driver tickets are still available. predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=90165
LIVE ON THE GREEN
The free outdoor concert series kicks off this Thursday night at Public Square Park with performances from Matt & Kim, ZZ Ward, and Gin Wigmore. The series will continue every Thursday night through September 12. Headliners include Matt Nathanson, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Local Natives, and Moon Taxi. liveonthegreen.net
COUNTRY & GOSPEL JUBILEE
A new Country & Gospel Jubilee features country legends and gospel stars at the Music Valley Event Center Friday nights through December. Bobby G. Rice and Jason Coleman perform this week's concert. nashvillecgjubilee.com
TOMATO ART FEST
This Saturday, August 10, the Tomato Art Fest celebrates their 10th anniversary. East Nashville plays host to the free festival honoring the tomato through art, music, contests, and more. tomatoartfest.com
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. Brett Eldredge plays this Sunday's concert. See pictures and learn about the house at visitmusiccity.com/southernlivingideahouse.
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.
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