Special Events at PCMA Nashville
Starting with Opening Night and ending with Closing Night — with incredible live music and uniquely Nashville events happening before, during, and after — 2018 Convening Leaders will keep you busy having the best PCMA meeting ever.
Opening Night @BarNashville
Featuring Charles Esten and Clare Bowen
Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 6:30-9:30pm
Music City Center Exhibit Hall
Nashville’s restaurants and bars are garnering global attention – and we know your schedule won’t allow you to visit them all - so we’ve taken the best elements from the coolest spots in town to create @BarNashville - the World’s Biggest Bar. Enjoy a drink at the 125-foot bar, including cocktail recipes from some of Nashville’s best hot spots. Enjoy food and hang with friends as you get ready to kick-off the week. And of course, it wouldn’t be Music City without some fun and entertainment! We’ll be joined by special guests Clare Bowen and Chip Esten from the hit TV show “Nashville,” who will perform original songs from the show written by Nashville songwriters and as well as some of their own. You’ll have a real Music City experience!
Music City Green Room
Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 12-5pm
Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 9am-5pm
Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 7:30am-5pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 7:30am-5pm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 7:30am-1pm
Music City Center Level 1 Lobby
Ever wonder what it’s like backstage in the artist’s Green Room? It becomes their home away from home when they’re on the road. Well, you’re on the road too, so we’ve recreated that experience just for you! Step into the Music City Green Room and enjoy a drink, a snack, some swag, a hit (or two - of course, there’s going to be music) and even something for your hangover. So, sit back, relax, and hang out with friends - that’s what Green Rooms are for!
PCMA Closing Celebration
Featuring Steve Cropper, Duane Eddy, Billy Cox, Gordon Kennedy, Peter Frampton, and Little Big Town
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 7-10pm
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and GRAMMY Museum Gallery
Closing night will be a true Music City experience! Nashville isn’t just where music artists live – it’s where music is created. Every day in the studios and writing rooms, the next big hit is being crafted by some of the best musicians and songwriters in the world.
Experience that talent up close and personal as the Musicians Hall of Fame and the GRAMMY Museum Gallery come to life. Take in the instruments that played on some of the biggest songs in history. Have questions about the creative process? Nashvillians and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Steve Cropper and Duane Eddy will be on hand to tell stories and answer questions, along with Billy Cox, who played bass for Jimi Hendrix.
After you’ve savored the memorabilia, enjoy a taste of Nashville’s newest hits that have come from the chefs in kitchens throughout the city! Food and drinks will be provided by 20 of Nashville’s best chef-driven restaurants.
And the Music
But the evening won’t end there... after touring, eating and drinking in the museum we’ll head upstairs into Historic Municipal Auditorium where you can grab your seat close to the stage for an “only in Nashville” finale! Kicking off the concert for a very special night of music will be GRAMMY winning Rocker Peter Frampton, joined by special guest GRAMMY winning songwriter and musician Gordon Kennedy. They will be followed by multi-GRAMMY Award winning group Little Big Town. With five #1 hits and a combined 18 GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM awards, they will surely send everyone home in Music City style.
Come Early, Stay Late
There's always something going on in Nashville. Immerse yourself in Music City before the big meeting begins. And we know you'll want to stay after the Closing Night Event. The party doesn't stop on January 10.
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