Don’t Miss Downtown
A Music City Welcome will give tour operators the opportunity to get their guests started on a high note in downtown Nashville. Groups will be greeted at the Visitor Information Center (VIC) by a knowledgeable CVC staffer who can provide groups with valuable information and ideas on how to spend their time downtown. A Music City Welcome includes a personal greeting, discount in Visitor Center, access to attraction discounts, brochures, maps and special event information, photo opportunity, souvenirs, restrooms and free wi-fi access. For reservations on this complimentary service, please call 800-657-6910 or email email@example.com.
Music City Walk of Fame honors the men and women who write, perform, promote and produce the Nashville sound around the world. Located along the Music Mile, which connects downtown to Music Row, this ever-expanding attraction welcomes new inductees in a live presentation, representing every musical genre, twice a year at ceremonies held in April and during Country Music Association Awards Week in November. Recent inductees include Steve Winwood and Peter Frampton. visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the critically-acclaimed Nashville Symphony. In addition to the Grammy winning orchestra’s more than 100 classical, pops, family and special concert events each season, the Schermerhorn hosts a wide range of performances, including jazz, world music, recitals, choral concerts and more. Free building tours are offered throughout the week; groups of 10 or more require a reservation. nashvillesymphony.org
Future exhibitions at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts feature Looking East: Western Art and the Allure of Japan, Jan. 31–May 11, 2014; Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery, Jan. 31- May 11, 2014; Steve Mumford’s War Journals, 2003 - 2013, Feb. 28 - June 8, 2014; Goya: The Disasters of War, Feb. 28 - June 8, 2014; Real/Surreal, June 27 - Oct.12, 2014; Kandinsky: A Retrospective, Sept. 26, 2014 - Jan.14, 2015; Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy, Oct. 31, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015 fristcenter.org
Listen to the music that made Music City! Holler & swaller on Honky Tonk Highway, at our world-famous honky tonks, including Tootsie’s, Legends, Robert’s and many more.
Enjoy great dining at one of the over 50 restaurants in downtown Nashville, including B.B. King’s, Dick’s Last Resort, Hard Rock Café, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Merchants, Old Spaghetti Factory, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Sole Mio, Wildhorse Saloon, and sample some great barbecue at Jack’s Bar B Que and Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar & Grill.
Nashville is home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and NHL’s Nashville Predators and AAA Baseball team, Nashville Sounds! Bridgestone Arena (home of the Nashville Predators) tours are conducted by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. tshf.net
The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is located in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville. The 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol Building, give visitors a taste of Tennessee's history and natural wonders, and to serve as a lasting monument to Tennessee's Bicentennial celebration. tn.gov/environment/parks/Bicentennial
The Nashville Farmers’ Market is home to farmers, artisans, restauranteurs, and local business merchants throughout the year. All year round, you will find ranchers, bakers, prepared foods, soaps, milk, cheese & more. Our Market House consists of 10 restaurants, a coffee cafe, Louisiana Seafood Co. (Friday-Sunday), International Market, Howell's Farm Store & many day-merchants. The Flea Market is open Friday - Sunday and is home to over 50 merchants selling everything from handcrafted pottery & jewelry to home goods, and clothing. nashvillefarmersmarket.org