ROLF & DAUGHTERS
Last week, Bon Appetit released their 50 Best New Restaurant Nominees for 2013. Nashville's Rolf & Daughters made the list! And this week, Bon Appetit announced The Hot Ten, The 10 Best New Restaurants in America 2013, and Nashville's Rolf & Daughters comes in at #3! Congratulations to local restaurant and NCVC Member, Rolf & Daughters. See the Top 50. See the Top 10.
JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM
The Johnny Cash Museum has received the GEM rating from AAA. The tourism editor of AAA recommends that an attraction be designated a AAA GEM when requirements are greatly exceeded and the attraction is of exceptional interest. Congratulations, Johnny Cash Museum! Read the press release.
5 BEST DIVE BARS IN NASHVILLE
Esquire has ranked The 5 Best Dive Bars in Nashville. Dino's, Melrose Billiards, Santa's Pub, The Springwater, and Fran's made the list. Read more at esquire.com.
MUSIC CITY ZIPS
The Zip Lines are open at Fontanel! There are eight different zip lines up to 85 feet high and ranging 200-700 feet in length. Professional guides assist your ride for up to two hours at speeds up to 35mph. Music City Zips is open year-round at Fontanel. Contact the Gift Shop for individual rates or firstname.lastname@example.org for group rates. fontanelmansion.com/tours/zipline-tours
THE CRYING WOLF
The Crying Wolf is East Nashville's newest bar, located at 823 Woodland Street. They're open 5pm-3am Monday-Sunday. Visit their Facebook page for details.
JUDGE BEAN'S BERRY HILL
Judge Bean is opening another restaurant, this time in Berry Hill. Judge Bean's Original Smokehouse plans to open at 600 W. Iris on the corner of Bransford and West Iris on Monday, August 19. Read more from the Nashville Scene.
TWO TEN JACK
Nashville's first izakaya, or Japanese pub, is planned to open mid-November at East Nashville's Walden development. Two Ten Jack will be a "community-oriented gathering spot, serving Japanese comfort food by way of the South." Read more from nashville.eater.com.
AMERICA'S FAVORITE CITIES
LAST CHANCE - VOTE NASHVILLE!
Voting in Travel + Leisure's annual America's Favorite Cities Survey ends this week on August 15! 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
Nashville visitors always want to know the best way to get around town. We've compiled some of that information onto one useful webpage at visitmusiccity.com/transportationinfo. Learn about downtown parking, Metro bus service, taxis, train, shuttles, car rentals, and the airport.
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.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream for this year's Shakespeare in the Park. Shows are at the Centennial Park Bandshell Thursdays-Sundays and Labor Day Monday, August 15-September 15. nashvilleshakes.org
HARVEST PARTY W/KIX BROOKS
Arrington Vineyards is hosting a day of wine, music, hot air balloons, and more this Saturday, August 17. Kix Brooks will be performing on the vineyard hillside at 6pm. This is a free event with proceeds from purchases benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. arringtonvineyards.com
The Nashville Rollergirls will meet the Cincinnati Rollergirls at Municipal Auditorium this Saturday, August 17. Tickets are still available. nashvillerollergirls.com
NASHVILLE SCENE CRAFT BEER CRAWL
The Nashville Scene Tap That Craft Beer Crawl is this Sunday, August 18. Participants can start at any of the five breweries and hop the shuttle to be driven to the next stop until they make their way through all five. Blackstone, Hops + Crafts, Jackalope, Rock Bottom, and Yazoo are stops on the crawl. Get tickets online.
JAKE OWEN SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Jake Owen is throwing a free summer block party at the BMI Back Lot on Monday, August 19. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. facebook.com/jakeowen
NASHVILLE ORIGINALS RESTAURANT WEEK
Nashville Originals Restaurant Week is August 19-25. More than 30 local Nashville restaurants are participating by offering special menus at great prices during the week. This is a popular week to dine out in Nashville so reservations are recommended. visitmusiccity.com/restaurantweek
The Tennessee Titans are one game into the Preseason. Football has begun! We have Titans Gameday Packages available for all home games. Each package includes tickets in the Upper or Loge level and a hotel of the guest's choice from those available. Please help spread the word to anyone that wants to experience a football weekend in Music City. visitmusiccity.com/titans
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. Sarah Darling 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.
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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