Nashville Documentary For The Love Of Music: The Story Of Nashville to Air on ABC Nov. 3rd
For more than 130 years, Nashville has been known as the world's Music City. Now in the documentary For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, the story behind the Nashville music scene is told through the eyes of many of the musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who live and breathe its inspiration. The film will air on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. CST on the ABC Television Network. Please help us spread the word by talking it up on your social networks, using #storyofnashville. For more information about the film including full cast, photos from the shoot and documentary trailer, go to visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville.

Volunteers Needed: Nashville Hosts American Bus Association in January
We would like to extend the opportunity to help us welcome a very important tourism group to Nashville, the American Bus Association (ABA), on January 10-16, 2014. The meeting brings together tour operators, itinerary planners and other buyers of travel and tourism services to generate business. The travel show is a significant sales opportunity for Music City to showcase its value, accessibility and offerings to the key decision makers in the industry. We need your help to welcome and network with this special group. Click here to view a list of volunteer positions and to request your volunteer time and position. Please consider signing up for multiple shifts if you are available. Thank you for your willingness to help welcome this important group to Music City!

Blackberry Smoke, Brett Eldredge to Join Music City's New Year's Eve Lineup
Nashville will ring in the New Year and rock out the old with a full evening of free music, fireworks and countdown to the midnight "Music Note Drop®". Music City's fifth annual New Year's Eve ‘Bash on Broadway' will feature performances by Southern rock group Blackberry Smoke and country up-and-comer Brett Eldredge. The NCVC announced earlier this month that Grammy award-winning country singer/songwriter Hank Williams Jr. will headline the city's signature event. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.

Donations Raised for Colorado Flood Victims
The Boulder, Colorado community recently experienced a devastating flood disaster, much like the one Nashville experienced in 2010. Thanks to all of you who came forward to show your support by donating funds for flood relief. Together we donated $855 to the Colorado area!

Hatch Show Print® to Celebrate Grand Opening at New Location
On November 2 and 3, the iconic letterpress print shop owned and operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will celebrate its Grand Opening in its new location at 224 Fifth Avenue South. Visitors will be able to take a look at the new facility and enjoy a full slate of Hatch-related programs. In addition, the shop will participate for the first time in Nashville's First Saturday Art Crawl. Click here to see a complete list of programs.

American Eagle Airlines Promotes Nashville
Latitudes, the inflight magazine for American Eagle Airlines, the largest regional carrier in North America, will highlight Nashville in 2014. This bimonthly magazine reaches 6 million passengers with each issue who are frequent travelers for both business and pleasure. American Eagle is offering special discounted advertising rates for the following opportunities. Contact Carol Brenner at cpbrenner@gmail.com or 954-224-9297 for more information.

  • March/April - Special Advertising Section - Steeplechase
    This special advertising section will focus on one of Nashville's premier spring events. As an added bonus, all advertisers will be mentioned in the advertorial.
  • May/June - Nashville Restaurants - Editorial Feature
    As we all know, the Nashville food scene has really taken off...between new restaurants opening on a daily basis to great food trucks, the editorial will highlight yet another aspect of what makes Nashville so much fun and one of America's most beloved cities.

Music City Hitmakers
Music City Hitmakers
Steven Whitson of Fontanel Mansion and Melvin Singleton of Sheraton Nashville Downtown as Music City Hitmakers for the months of August and September for their excellent customer service to Nashville visitors. Read their stories here. The Music City Hitmakers program recognizes the extraordinary customer service of Nashville's front-line hospitality employees. Visitors are encouraged to nominate the individual that made their stay unforgettable. Think a member of your staff deserves recognition? Make sure you've got Music City Hitmakers materials so they can be nominated.

Brand Champion
Omni Nashville Hotel
Congratulations to the Omni for being named Brand Champion for the month of October! The Omni Nashville Hotel has been open for less than one month, but already it has delivered on its mission to be an authentic expression of Nashville's vibrant music culture. The new 800-room hotel is located across from the new Music City Center and is fully integrated with the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on four levels. Its design incorporates local artwork, natural materials, exposed steel and regional limestone – all modern expressions of the city's distinct character. In addition, the hotel capitalizes on the city's growing reputation as a foodie's mecca with four dining options unique to Music City: Kitchen Notes, Barlines, Bob's Steak & Chop House and Bongo Java Coffee Shop. Thanks to the Omni Nashville Hotel for embracing Nashville's music brand and offering a one-of-a-kind experience to our visitors.

Industry Indicators

September 2013 hotel data for Davidson County

  • Demand (rooms sold) increased 12.3% over September 2012. This is the best September in the city's history in terms of rooms sold.
  • Occupancy increased 8.4% over the previous year
  • Average Daily Rate (ADR) increased 12.0% over the previous year
  • Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) increased 21.43% over the previous year
  • Hotel Revenue increased 25.8% over the previous year
  • Supply increased 3.7% over the previous year
Among the Top 25 Markets, Nashville had the largest increases in Rooms Sold, Occupancy, RevPAR, and Hotel Revenue for September. Nashville had the third largest increase for Average Daily Rate (behind Oahu Island and San Francisco).


Premier Parking
Premier Parking provides complete parking management solutions through innovation and old-fashioned customer service. Premier Parking is locally owned and operated and quickly becoming a leader in the parking industry. Unparalleled customer service, innovative and forward-thinking solutions and a technology-focused approach have led Premier to operate, manage and support a wide range of industries with over 35,000 spaces under management and facilities in 9 different cities. With an emphasis on excellence, Premier Parking is committed to placing only exceptional people in the organization, as well as an executive team with an unprecedented training background and experience. Services include lot management, garage management, special event venue parking management, healthcare parking management, hotel parking management and valet services. www.premierparking.com


Start DateEnd DateOrganizationAttendanceLocation
10/26/201310/30/2013Natl Commission on Correctional Health Care1200Renaissance Nashville Hotel
10/27/201310/31/2013Homefree - USA150Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
10/27/201310/30/2013Natl Assn for Music Education2000Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
10/28/201310/31/2013H & R Block3500Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, the Inn At Opryland - A Gaylord Hotel
10/29/201311/01/2013Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship3000Renaissance Nashville Hotel

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New Member Orientation
October 30
11:30am
NCVC Office
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New Member Orientation
December 11
11:30am
NCVC Office
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New Members
Bailey's Sports Grille
Batch
Bike the Greenway
Bob's Steak & Chop House
C.F. Martin & Co.
The Clean Plate Club
Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
Gold Medal Products
Joe Lewis Company
The KP Agency
Let's Booth It, LLC
Luigi's City Pizza
Music City Brew Tours
Nashville Live!
OpenTable

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