So many great things to see and do in Nashville! Here are just a few...
Your visit to this famous National Historic Landmark begins with, “Soul of Nashville,” a new state-of-the-art theater experience that puts you at the center of the Ryman’s fascinating history as more than a century of legendary performances come to life all around you. The dramatic story of the building’s near demolition and rebirth climaxes with a new collaboration featuring Darius Rucker, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill. Once “Soul of Nashville” has provided an introduction to the Ryman story, enjoy five new exhibits where you can peruse genuine artifacts as video hosts Charles Esten, Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts and Trisha Yearwood take you through each chapter of the Ryman’s illustrious history.
Old Town Trolley Tours of Nashville
The “Home of Country Music,” Nashville hosts the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Café. The capital of Tennessee is also famous for The District, a downtown area featuring shopping, dining and entertainment. To view these and other popular attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon and Bicentennial Capitol Mall, hop aboard the most comprehensive tour of Nashville with Old Town Trolley. More than just a sightseeing tour, it is a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little known facts and behind-the-scenes tips. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed & 100+ Points of Interest!
Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery
The Carl Van Vechten Gallery was established in 1949, when the acclaimed American painter Georgia O'Keeffe donated to Fisk the extraordinary group of works that form The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.The collection was given in honor of O'Keeffe's husband, Alfred Stieglitz, the pioneering American photographer and art impresario. The gallery was named in honor of Carl Van Vechten, an American novelist, critic, photographer and philanthropist, who played an important role in securing The Stieglitz Collection for Fisk. The Carl Van Vechten Gallery houses a changing schedule of traveling exhibitions and temporary installations from Fisk University's permanent art collections. Every two years, the gallery features The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern American and European Art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Auguste-Pierre Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and Arthur Dove.
BB King’s Blues Club
With a rich southern heritage of soulful blues, classic soul and rock and roll, BB King’s Blues Club will entertain you and fill you to the brim with lip smackin’ ribs and southern food. Relive that era of music that will get your feet tappin’, your body reelin’, and your soul jivin’ to the music of legends that have gone before as well as those who are with us today. BB King’s is the best restaurant, bar, and live music club in the USA! So Boogie on down! You won’t be sorry you did!
Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is the definitive home of America’s music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments, and more.
Jefferson Street Sound
Jefferson Street Sound, LLC is committed to preserve and pursue the musical legacy that Historical Jefferson Street has fostered, hosted and entertained since the early 1940’s, as the lively hub of Jazz, Blues and R&B in Nashville.
Grand Ole Opry
Nothing says “Nashville” like a night at the Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats – new stars, superstars, and legends. Among the Opry’s current members are Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Known around the world as “the show that made country music famous,” you can count on things happening at the Opry that you just can’t see anywhere else.
Opry Mills Mall
Opry Mills is Tennessee’s largest outlet and value shopping destination featuring more than 200 stores, paired with unique family dining and entertainment options. Its impressive roster of designer outlet stores, many of which can only be found at Opry Mills in the Nashville area, includes: Coach, Coach Men’s, H&M, Michael Kors Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Kate Spade New York Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and Vera Bradley Outlet. Other popular retailers include Bass Pro Shops, Bed Bath & Beyond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, The Disney Store Outlet, LEGO and Under Armour Factory House. Guests will also enjoy dining and entertainment at Aquarium Restaurant, Bavarian Bierhaus and Dave & Buster’s; in addition to Nashville’s newest attraction Madame Tussauds. Plus, in true Music City fashion, live performances are regularly provided on Opry Mills’ Entertainment Stage.
Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway
For those who don’t know, a honky tonk is an establishment that contains at least one rockin’ stage, cold beverages, and a party that lasts all day, every day. And we mean every SINGLE day. Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, is a row of these beautiful things pumping live music into the streets from 10am to 3am. One of the best parts: it doesn’t cost a thing. Meaning no cover charge. Meaning save your money for more important things like the tip jar! Because in Music City we understand music should be shared to all. And you never know who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway clubs. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley and other stars began their careers on this amazing street. MEANING the person you see singing on the stage in Music City might be the next big thing. So travel along with us as we hit each honky tonk on Music City’s Honky Tonk Highway.