Explore Nashville with the people who play in it every day. Our city-wise volunteers, aka Music City Greeters, will lead you through downtown Nashville for a one-hour walk giving you tips on how to enjoy the city to its fullest. From architecture facts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to where to get Nashville’s staple cuisine, hot chicken. Don’t think of it as a tour, but more of an introduction to the city. Beware, you may just have to extend your stay to enjoy all the recommendations!
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If I had to choose one thing to recommend to anyone visiting Nashville, it would be the Music City Greeter Tour."
Music City Greeter is first come, first served. Greeters can take a maximum of six people. We will do our best to accommodate all our guests. Visitor Specialists are also available each day at our Nashville Visitor Center located at 501 Broadway.
The program is only available at 10:00am/c Wednesday through Saturday. Advance reservations are required.
To allow our volunteers time with loved ones, we will not offer greeter walks on major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Email address is only used for confirmation purposes. Please give 3 business days to receive confirmation.
- Walks are FREE.
- Music City Greeter walks leave at 10:00am CT Wednesday through Saturday from the Nashville Visitor Center inside Bridgestone Arena.
- It's a great way to figure out what Nashville has to offer during your stay.
- These one-hour guided walks are a fun and informative way to hear a Nashvillian's point of view of the city.
- Reservations are required. Click “Sign up for a free Greeter walk” above to save your spot.
"This was the most informative and helpful tour we had in Nashville....The BEST thing to do as soon as you arrive in Nashville!!"
Music City Greeter walks are free with a no-tipping policy. It's the Nashville way to make sure you have the best time while here.
If you would like to make a contribution to the program, please donate here.
To take a Music City Greeter walk, visit the Nashville Visitor Center inside Bridgestone Arena at 501 Broadway. All you have to do is tell a Visitor Center staff member that you would like to sign up for a walk. It’s that simple!
Music City Greeter walks leave at 10:00am Wednesday through Saturday.
Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before departure time. Groups will be limited to six people and are on a first come, first served basis.
We will not offer Greets on the following days:
St. Jude Run Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon (Usually Last Saturday in April)
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
4th of July
Are you a knowledgeable Nashvillian looking to showcase our hospitality to the world? Sign up to volunteer! Do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Greeters and Greeter Destinations Share the Same Core Values:
- Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination.
- Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people.
- Meeting a Greeter is free of charge.
- All visitors and volunteers are welcome without any kind of discrimination.
- Greeter programs support sustainable tourism. Programs respect natural and man-made environments, bringing both cultural and economic enrichment to local communities. Programs aim for a lasting positive image of each destination.
- Greeter programs create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange; create links between people in creating a better world.
Music City Greeter walks are offered free of charge, with a no-tipping policy. If you'd like to make a contribution to the program, online donations are accepted and benefit the growth and maintenance of this program and Greeter network.
Greeter walks depart from the Nashville Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday through Saturday. Get there early to pick up some brochures, advice, and gifts to take home.