New This Year in Nashville

While you’ve been away, Music City hasn’t missed a beat. It's almost 2022 and with a new year comes new things to enjoy in Nashville!

Anniversaries to Celebrate | Events to Attend | Food to EatThings 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.
  • Audrey
    James Beard award-winning chef Sean Brock opened his highly anticipated Appalachian-food-focused restaurant Audrey, located in East Nashville.
  • The Continential
    The Continential, Sean Brock's flagship restaurant located inside Grand Hyatt Nashville, has now opened for dine-in service on May 28.
  • Cupcake Collection
    Get a taste of the same great flavors in the form of a cake.
  • The Dutch
    Chef Andrew Carmellini's American neighborhood restaurant is serving the 12South neighborhood.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop
    Check out the new location just a couple of doors down from its original location.
  • Lola
    A new Spanish restaurant, Lola, is open in Sylvan Park at 4401 Murphy Road.
  • 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.
  • Sadie's
    An American cuisine restaurant which is open at 1200 Villa Place in Edgehill Village.
  • Twelve Thirty Club
    Sam Fox, the 12-time James Beard Award Nominee and founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, along with Justin Timberlake and friends took the best elements in hospitality, music, design and entertainment and brought it to Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee. The result is the iconic Twelve Thirty Club.
Coming to the Food Scene
  • Bringle's Smoking Oasis
    Legendary pitmaster Carey Bringle plans to open Bringle's Smoking Oasis in The Nations in fall 2021.
  • 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.
  • Punk Wok
    Punk Wok, an American izakaya restaurant will open in Sylvan Park at 4101 Charlotte Ave in mid-October.


  • Edley's Bar-B-Que
    This local hotspot is bringing their Nashville-Hot Style bites to the Donelson neighborhood with the opening of their eighth and largest location.
  • Halls Chophouse
    This Charleston-based restaurant is expanding to a second location at Broadway/West End inside the Conrad Nashville opening in Spring of 2022.
  • Pancake Pantry
    Pancake Panty will open another location in Downtown Nashville.
  • The Rutledge
    A modern American grill with a sophisticated, upbeat vibe is bringing a modern approach to classic favorites at the Four Seasons opening in the Spring of 2022.
  • Snooze, an A.M Eatery
    Denver-based breakfast restaurant chain Snooze A.M. Eatery is slating Hunters Station in East Nashville for its first location in Tennessee.
  • Tailor Nashville
    Relocating a few streets down from its previous shared space to a standalone restaurant.
  • The Wash
    Five “micro restaurants” and one “micro bar" including The Poki, Soy Cubano, Tootsie Lou’s Tacos, Two Peruvian Chefs, and Bay 6 Bar is slated to open at 1101 McKennie Avenue in East Nashville.
Places to Stay
New Hotels

In 2021 so far, 8 hotels with 1,207 rooms have opened including:

  • W Hotel
    Opened October 2021 | 300 12th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203
    Marriott's new hotel located in the heart of The Gulch with 346 rooms with two restaurants and a rooftop bar.
  • Staybridge Suites Nashville Midtown 
    Opened in May 2021 | 350 22nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
    An IHG Hotel located in Midtown offers 164 rooms
  • The Gallatin Hotel
    Opened May 2021 | 2510 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
    A vibrant, boutique hotel tucked into East Nashville that offers 25 rooms.
  • TownePlace Suites Nashville Midtown
    Opened in April 2021 | 1500 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
    This extended Stay Hotel Near Nashville Midtown offers 192 rooms.
  • Best Western Plus Executive Residency Antioch Inn 
    Opened in March 2021 | 510 Collins Park Dr, Antioch, TN 37013
    Located in Antioch, Best Western Plus Executive Residency Antioch Inn has a bar, shared lounge, BBQ facilities, and 82 rooms to choose from.
  • Avid Hotel Nashville Airport
    Opened in February 2021 | 40 Rachel Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
    An IHG Hotel that offers 95 rooms near the Nashville International Airport.
  • Hyatt House Nashville Airport
    Opened in February 2021 | 14 Century Blvd, Nashville, TN 37214
    This convenient hotel near Nashville International Airport offers 128 rooms.
  • Element Nashville West - OneC1ty 
    Opened in February 2021 | 8 City Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s Element brand at oneC1TY offers 175 rooms.


Hotels Opening Soon

In 2021-2022, hotels opening include:

  • 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.
  • 1 Hotel
    710 Demonbreun St | 215 rooms | The 1 Hotel will be an 18-story luxury hotel. Expected to open in the fall of 2021.
  • Four Seasons
    151 1st Avenue South | 236 rooms| A full-service, high-end hotel plans to open in April 2022.
  • Conrad Hotel
    1600 West End Ave | 234 rooms | A 12,000 square foot, full-service hotel in Midtown. Planning to open in August 2022.
Events to Attend
Current Events
  • Goblins & Giggles
    Families and friends are invited to gather for ghoulish Fall fun at Gaylord Opryland. Find creepy cocktails at the Spookeasy, discover the Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape Room, take a Jack-o'-lantern Walk, and more from September 10-October 31.
  • Cheekwood Harvest
    Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood. Don’t just pick pumpkins, step into the Pumpkin Houses and experience them, gather with friends to celebrate the arrival of fall at the Cheekwood Beer Garden, enjoy tasty fare from local food trucks on weekends, and more at Cheekwood Harvest happening September 18-October 31.
  • Boo at the Zoo
    Walk amongst magical lit scenes and picture-perfect pumpkin patches at the Nashville Zoo during Boo at the Zoo. There is also trick-or-treating for kids, special animal shows, Scary-Go-Round carousel, and more October 15-17, 19-24, and 26-30.
Upcoming Events
  • 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.
  • Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
    This unique exhibition is coming to Nashville on November 12 and invites you to step into the universe of the greatest masterpieces of Michelangelo, yet seen from a totally new perspective.


  • Bonnaroo
    Coming back to Manchester, TN in June 2022.
  • CMA Fest
    Coming back to Nashville on June 9-12, 2022.
  • Music City Grand Prix
    Taking over the streets of Downtown Nashville again August 5-7 after a successful inaugural race in 2021.
  • Nashville SC
    Music City’s up-and-coming Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood will also welcome the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States next year as home base for Nashville’s MLS team.
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) has announced a new nonstop flight:

  • Contour Airlines
    Greenville, SC (starting November 17)
  • 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

Spotify Playlist

2021 New Year


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