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
  • Any Old Iron
    A new storefront by Designer Andrew Clancey is open on Music Row.
  • Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
    New tour offerings include Journey to Jubilee, Wine & Food Pairing, Chef-Inspired Food & Wine Pairing, or Chef-Inspired Food & Bourbon Pairing, and more.
  • Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
    Explore new exhibits like American Currents and The Station Inn: Bluegrass Beacon.
  • Fifth + Broadway
    Boasts an impressive roster of local and national restaurants (Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Slim & Husky’s, Edley’s BBQ, Thai Esane, Prince’s Hot Chicken, and more), retailers (Nash Collection, Revv, Ariat, Ray-Ban, and more), office space, and residences.
  • L&L Market
    A new one-stop destination for shopping, eating, and wellness located off Charlotte Pike.
  • National Museum of African American Music
    Educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans played in creating the American soundtrack. The museum’s curated collections cover 50 genres and subgenres and are displayed throughout five galleries.
  • Sylvan Supply
    Vintage buildings have transformed into bright and modern creative office spaces along with a carefully selected mix of retail and dining concepts.
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives
    The Library of Archives which safely stores historic books and manuscripts is now open to the public.
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
  • Assembly Food Hall
    Hang out at the spot that houses Nashville's great restaurants all under one roof. Desano Pizza, Hattie Jane's Creamery, Prince's Hot Chicken, Sixty Vines, Thia Esane, The Pharmacy Burger, and Velvet Taco are just a few of the restaurants to choose from.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop
    Check out the new location just a couple of doors down from its original location.
  • 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.
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
  • Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! Made with LEGO® Bricks
    Features 38 sculptures inspired by the Pop art movement that explores the beauty of nature through highly stylized, colorful displays that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings. This exhibition can be seen at Cheekwood until September 5, 2021.
Upcoming Events
  • Music City Racing Trifecta
    Join us in Nashville this Summer as the Music City Racing Trifecta continues. The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will take place on August 6-8. The Grand Prix is more than a race and will include a three-day festival of food and music. Congratulations to the NASCAR Cup Series and Nashville Superspeedway for a successful Cup Series on Father's Day Weekend, June 18-20, and Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) for an exciting championship race at Nashville Fairgrounds on July 17.
  • Van Gogh
    The original Immersive Van Gogh exhibit debuts in Nashville on November 4, 2021. With projections, the exhibition will showcase a curated selection of images from Van Gogh's 2,000+ lifetime catalog of masterpieces. Paintings will be presented how the artist first saw the scenes, based on an active life and moving landscapes.
Ways to Get Here
New Ways to Travel

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

  • Allegiant Air
    New Albany, NY (started May 14)
    McAllen, TX (started May 27)
    Portsmouth, NH (started May 27)
    Boise, ID (started May 28)
    Key West, FL (started June 2)
    Greensboro, NC (started June 3)
  • American Airlines
    Austin, TX (started May 6)
    Orlando, FL (started June 5)
    Raleigh-Durham, NC (started June 5)
  • Frontier
    Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (started June 10)
  • Southwest
    Sarasota, FL (started February 14)
    Savannah, GA (started March 11)
    Destin, FL (started May 6)
    Myrtle Beach, SC (started May 23)
    Long Island, NY (started June 6)
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.
Anniversaries to Celebrate

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

Spotify Playlist

2021 New Year


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