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 for this complimentary service, please call 800-657-6910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 during Gospel Music Week in April and 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
A world-class art center dedicated to presenting exciting and inspiring visual art, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosts traveling exhibitions from the U.S. and abroad, as well as develops its own exhibitions on a diverse range of themes. The Center also features an exciting interactive gallery, Cafe, Gift Shop, and an array of public programming. Admission for visitors age 18 and under is free and discounts for groups are available. 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.
Headed to the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman while you are in town? Join us for an intimate honky tonk dinner experience before the show! Whiskey Bent Saloon and the Silver Dollar Saloon are located just three blocks from the Ryman Auditorium and feature live music and fantastic views of the Cumberland River. Several different buffet dinner and live music packages are available to suit your group’s needs. whiskeybentsaloon.com; silverdollarsoallon.com
Enjoy great dining at one of over 50 restaurants in downtown Nashville, including B.B. King’s, Dick’s Last Resort, Hard Rock Cafe, 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, NHL’s Nashville Predators and AAA Baseball’s 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, restaurateurs, and local business merchants throughout the year. All year round, you will find ranchers, bakers, prepared foods, soaps, milk, cheese, and more. Our Market House consists of 10 restaurants, a coffee cafe, Louisiana Seafood Co. (Friday-Sunday), International Market, Howell's Farm Store, and many day-merchants. The Flea Market is open Friday-Sunday and is home to over 50 merchants selling everything from handcrafted pottery and jewelry to home goods and clothing. nashvillefarmersmarket.org