New This Year in Nashville

While you’ve been away, Music City hasn’t missed a beat. It's 2021 and with a new year comes new things to enjoy in Nashville!

Anniversaries to Celebrate | Events to Attend | Food to Eat | Things to Do | Places to Stay | Ways to Get Here

We've been busy creating more music, food, and fashion. We have more hotels, restaurants, and attractions too! Simply put, we're better than we were before. And we're ready. So come on back when you're ready.

Things to Do
New Experiences
Upcoming Experiences
  • Centennial Park Revitalization
    The Park is open to the public but is in the midst of a revitalization project that includes the Great Lawn in front of the Parthenon, the West End entrance road, more walking paths, lighting and landscape improvements near the Parthenon, and other areas of the park. The 166-year-old park has recently unveiled the first statue of Women’s Rights Pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton gathered around a table drafting a document. Sculpted by Meredith Bergmann.
Food to Eat
New to the Food Scene
  • Cupcake Collection
    Get a taste of the same great flavors in the form of a cake.
  • Pancake Pantry
    Enjoy your favorite breakfast items for dinner with daily specials that are offered Thursday-Sunday.
  • Patterson House
    Experience the new Sunday brunch service on Sundays from 11am-3pm.
Coming to the Food Scene
  • Audrey
    James Beard award-winning chef Sean Brock plans to open his highly anticipated Appalachian-food-focused restaurant Audrey, located in East Nashville.
  • Capitol Grille & Oak Bar
    The Capitol Grille and Oak Bar inside the Hermitage Hotel are slated for renovations that will be complete by Fall 2021. In addition, there will be a new cafe to enjoy breakfast. To make it even sweeter, Michelin star chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten will oversee the culinary operations.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop
    Plans to open a new location just a couple of doors down from its original location in late Spring.
Places to Stay
New Hotels

In 2020, 2,539 hotel rooms opened including:

  • TownePlace Suites Downtown / Capitol District
    Opened in October 2020 | Downtown | 204 rooms | Extended-stay hotel that offers quintessential Southern hospitality with a location near the buzz of Music City.
  • Grand Hyatt Nashville
    Opened in October 2020 | Downtown | 591 rooms | Full-service hotel.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites West End
    Opened in September 2020 | West End | Brand new Marriott property conveniently located close to Vanderbilt University, Centennial Park, and minutes from Downtown Nashville.
  • The Joseph Luxury Collection
    Opened in August 2020 | SoBro | 297 rooms | 21 story hotel | First Nashville location.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Capitol View
    Opened in July 2020 | Capitol View | 169 rooms | Within walking distance to restaurants, grocery, boutiques, Marathon Music Works, and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
  • Virgin Hotel Nashville
    Opened in July 2020 | Music Row | 262 rooms | 14 story hotel | Offers a hybrid bar/lounge, a laid-back study, a restaurant designed to have the feel of a membership club without the fees, an entertainment venue, and a veranda with views of the city.
Hotels Opening Soon

2021 is expected to bring 2,584 rooms including:

  • W Hotel
    The Gulch | 346 rooms | 60 suites | 9,700-foot WET Deck pool and bar, two restaurants, rooftop bar, coffee shop, and 21,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
  • Hyatt Centric
    Downtown | 252 rooms | Restaurant, bar, amenity deck with a rooftop pool, 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, and 4,000 square feet of leasable retail space.
  • Embassy Suites/1 Hotel
    Downtown | 721 rooms | Over 23,000 square feet of meeting space.
Events to Attend
Current Events
  • Picasso. Figures
    Featuring approximately 75 paintings, works on paper, and sculptures, this exhibition from the collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris will make its sole US appearance at Nashville's Frist Art Museum February 5-May 9.
Upcoming Events
  • Music City Racing Trifecta
    NASCAR takes over Nashville Superspeedway for a tripleheader over Father's Day Weekend, June 18-20. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race is June 18, NASCAR Xfinity Series Race is June 19, and the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race closes out the big weekend on June 20. The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) championship race will be held at the prestigious Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) on July 17. IndyCar is coming to Nashville for the Music City Grand Prix August 6-8, a three-day festival featuring live music from top artists, local food trucks and food court, and, of course, the race.
  • Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th
    We'll be back and better than ever in 2021 with a spectacular 4th of July filled with so much family fun, amazing live music, and incredible fireworks. To make it even more exciting, Brad Paisley is the headline performer.
Ways to Get Here
New Ways to Travel

The Nashville Airport (BNA) has announced new nonstop flights:

  • Southwest
    Sarasota, FL (started February 14)
    Savannah, GA (started March 11)
Upcoming Ways to Travel
  • The Nashville Airport (BNA)
    Currently undergoing major renovations that include plans for three six-story terminal garages, an on-site hotel, spacious terminal lobby, expanded ticketing and baggage areas, additional security screening lanes, a new concourse, retail and dining, additional airline gates, state-of-the-art International arrivals facility, and a future multi-modal transit connector. Renovations will be complete by 2023.

The Nashville Airport has announced new nonstop flights:

  • American Airlines
    Austin, TX (starting May 6)
    Orlando, FL (starting June 5)
    Raleigh-Durham, NC (starting June 5)
  • Allegiant Air
    New Albany, NY (starting May 14)
    McAllen, TX (starting May 27)
    Portsmouth, NH (starting May 27)
    Boise, ID (starting May 28)
    Key West, FL (starting June 2)
    Greensboro, NC (starting June 3)
  • Frontier
    Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (starting June 10)
  • Southwest
    Destin, FL (starting May 6)
    Myrtle Beach, SC (starting May 23)
    Long Island, NY (starting June 6)
Anniversaries to Celebrate

While we're excited to welcome new things, we're also honored to celebrate several major anniversaries in 2021, including:

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2021 New Year


Check out our profile nashvilletn on Spotify to listen to our 2021 New Year Playlist!

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