New and Noteworthy
Don’t miss the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair June 8-11, 2017 and June 7-10, 2018. The world’s largest country music festival delivers a full range of concert experiences including non-stop music and autograph opportunities from your favorite hit-makers in Downtown. cmafest.com
Let Freedom Sing! July 4th in Music City offers free live music, family fun, and incredible fireworks Downtown. visitmusiccity.com/july4th
Ring in the new year and rock out the old at the Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville celebration. Put on your party hat, countdown to midnight fireworks, and make some noise. visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve
Explore the life and legend of country music's top female entertainer of all time at the brand-new Patsy Cline Museum, opening in fall 2016. Rare, never before seen artifacts are presented in an interactive, state-of-the-art setting located in downtown Nashville.
Brand-new exhibits are coming to Nashville Zoo in 2016 and 2017, including white rhinoceros, spider monkeys, Sumatran tigers, and Andean bears. And be sure to take flight on Nashville Zoo’s new Soaring Eagle zip line. It’s the newest design featuring a two-person cart that lifts to over 100 feet in the air before an exhilarating glide back to Earth. nashvillezoo.org
Honoring musicians from stars to studio players that represent all genres of music, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is housed in the Nashville Historic Municipal Auditorium. The world's first GRAMMY Museum Gallery is an interactive music space that allows guests the unique opportunity to explore the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, and offers visitors of all ages the experience of performing onstage and interacting with every aspect of the recording process. musicianshalloffame.org
Experience Nashville's exploding culinary and craft brew scene with one of our behind-the-scenes tours: Local Tastes of Nashville, Music City Brew Tours, Nashville Brew Bus, Nashville Food Adventures, and Walk Eat Nashville! visitmusiccity.com/visitors/groups/sightseeingtours
Enjoy Music City with one of our hop on/hop off sightseeing tour options, including Gray Line of Tennessee’s Double Decker bus, Music City Trolley Hop, and Old Town Trolley. graylinetn.com; trolleytours.com
Sweet Magnolia Tours offers Singing Step-On Guides. See the city through the eyes of a Nashville singer/songwriter trying to make it in this town and experience what it’s all about while enjoying a Nashville driving tour.
NEW in 2017: Nashville Express Tours and Sweet Magnolia Tours are offering Music Row Studio Tours. For the first time in history, Nashville’s most legendary studios are allowing groups to step inside the magic. From Patsy Cline to Taylor Swift, get a glimpse into the sound rooms that continue to create some of the most successful recordings in the world, past and present. sweetmagnoliatours.com; tnexpresstours.com
Opening in Spring 2017, Madame Tussauds Nashville will provide groups with an interactive experience, where they will be able to touch, see, feel and photograph figures of their favorite musicians. The attraction will celebrate the city’s and country’s iconic figures and music through a historical walk through America’s musical past and present. Educational workshops will be available. MadameTussauds.com/Nashville