BEST URBAN GREEN SPACES IN NORTH AMERICA
USA Today compiled a list of the "Best urban green spaces in North America" and Nashville made the list. Citing hikes, public green spaces, parks, and even a sustainable restaurant, USA Today included Music City along the likes of Boston, Portland, Boulder, and Vancouver among others. Read the article.
AMERICA'S 55 BEST BOURBON BARS
The Bourbon Review has created a list of the 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America and 4 of the 10 Southern Region bars are in Nashville! Holland House, Whiskey Kitchen, The Patterson House, and Capitol Grille are on the list. Read the article.
MUSIC CITY TIPPLER IS NOW OPEN
The New York concept has officially opened in Nashville. Music City Tippler is open Monday-Saturday 5pm-close. musiccitytippler.com
The Scooter Squad is a new transportation option for drivers to arrive home safely with their car. scootersquadnashville.com
SWEET MAGNOLIA TOURS DOWNTOWN
In the first week of September, Sweet Magnolia Tours will open a downtown location at 330 Commerce Street on the ground floor of the CMT building. Sweet Magnolia is a full-service receptive operator for Group and FIT clients that will also offer discount tickets to attractions, shows, and day trips. sweetmagnoliatours.com
CRATE & BARREL POP-UP
Crate & Barrel will open a holiday-themed pop-up store inside The Mall at Green Hills in late October. Read more from The Tennessean.
City Winery, with locations already in Chicago and New York, hopes to open the Nashville City Winery near The Gulch and Downtown in late 2014. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal.
MUSICIANS CORNER LINEUP
Musicians Corner has announced their Fall 2013 lineup. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes are among those scheduled to perform at this free concert series at Centennial Park. Musicians Corner fall season begins September 7. They've partnered with Southwest Airlines for "Take the Stage," giving away a trip to Nashville to perform at the Musicians Corner Fall 2013 Season Kick Off Celebration! Read the full press release.
BONNAROO 2014 DATES
Dates for Bonnaroo 2014 have been announced. The 4-day music festival will take place June 12-15, 2014 - the weekend after the popular CMA Music Festival in Nashville. bonnaroo.com
TIP OF THE WEEK
NASHVILLE CVC MEMBER DIRECTORY
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is a membership organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Nashville as a destination for tourists, convention delegates, meeting planners, and the list goes on. The CVC has members of all types - attractions, hotels, restaurants, event space, convention suppliers, sports & recreation, tour companies, travel services, music and entertainment companies, and more. Browse the Nashville CVC's online member directory for Nashville tourism and meeting needs.
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.
MUSIC CITY FESTIVAL & BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP
The Music City Festival & BBQ Championship is this weekend, August 23-24. A BBQ Competition, Cool Cars and Hot Bikes Show, Kids' Zone, and live music fill the weekend's downtown festivities. visitmusiccity.com/visitors/events/bbqfestival
RED, WHITE AND BREW
Red and white wine, local brews, food, music, and carnival games make up Red, White and Brew at East-Centric Pavilion this Saturday, August 24. The event benefits local children's organizations. Get the details.
NASHVILLE ORIGINALS RESTAURANT WEEK
This week, through August 25, is Nashville Originals Restaurant Week. More than 35 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 play the Atlanta Falcons this Saturday at LP Field. And 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 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. This Sunday is the last edition of the Southern Living Biscuits & Jam Concert Series. Enjoy live music from DUGAS in the Courtyard of the Idea House. 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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