The magic of Nashville is in the music. As the center of the music industry, no matter what time of day, you’ll find amazing live performances all over town. In addition to promoting Nashville’s musical heritage, the city is working hard to make Nashville the “greenest city in the Southeast.”
If you arrive in town early or plan an extra day, be sure to visit the new CumberlandPark, a 6.5 acre family friendly recreational space downtown on the Cumberland River. The park, which opened last week, has water features, play structures, an outdoor amphitheater, and many environmentally friendly features including the use of geo-thermal energy, energy efficient lighting and water reuse for irrigation. Use the new free shuttle service, the MusicCityCircuit, to explore downtown and see a great view of the construction on the new MusicCityConventionCenter. You can also take the Music City Circuit to visit the shopping and restaurants in TheGulch, the first LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) Silver Certified project in Southeast.
After the conference schedule ends on Monday and Tuesday night, there will be free shuttle buses available to transport you into Nashville (about a 10 minute drive). You won’t want to leave Nashville without experiencing historic HonkyTonkRow on Broadway, and maybe picking up a pair of shiny new cowboy boots to take home. Legends, The Stage, Robert’s Western World, and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge have fantastic live country music long into the wee hours of the night and there is no cover charge to worry about.
If you’re looking for something a bit slower paced, but equally “Nashville,” consider getting tickets to a show. Tuesday night, the GrandOleOpry, a weekly country music show celebrating the history and legends of country music, will hosts Ricky Skaggs, Dailey & Vincent, and Edens Edge starting at 7pm. If bluegrass and roots music is your cup of tea, the StationInn has shows at 8pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Welcome to Nashville and enjoy all that Music City has to offer!