Creative Rhythms, From Backstage to Backroads

Nashville & Surrounding Areas

Nashville is Music City. The ever-present creative vibe and entrepreneurial spirit here have deep roots that influence our art and culture. And that spirit extends to the food, football and unforgettable historical attractions.

Dance to your own beat here. Beyond the neon of Lower Broadway, Nashville is a foodie destination, rich with tried-and-true and trendy hotspots. Stylish, innovative and homegrown influences permeate museums, nightlife, galleries and the main streets of the surrounding towns. Cheer for the Tennessee Titans or tap your toes to the lineup at the Grand Ole Opry.

Artistic energy flows, bearing witness to the powerful influence of lyric and melody. Get into the essence of it at one of 120-plus venues including The Basement, Marathon Music Works and The Bluebird Café. Catch the vibe of The District. The wealth of Nashville’s downtown nightlife begins with Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Ernest Tubb Record Shop. While you’re downtown, gather inspiration from the Frist Center for Visual Arts. Stellar local food fare is always worth a stop at places such as Whiskey Kitchen, Husk, Rolf & Daughters, Loveless Cafe, Eastland Cafe, Silo, Burger Up and The Catbird Seat.

Visit legendary music destinations such as The Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Historic RCA Studio B, and The Johnny Cash Museum. Among the best outdoor spots are Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, area state parks and beautiful lakes. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art celebrates every colorful season. Bicentennial Mall State Park commemorates 200 years of statehood and captures the essence of Tennessee history. Adelicia Acklen’s Belmont Mansion and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will fill you with awe.

The small towns around Nashville possess a unique charm and pace all their own. See new and time-honored talent at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester. In Lynchburg, learn about the famous Jack Daniel and friends. Plan a trip to Kix Brooks Arrington Vineyards for award-winning wines, jazz and vineyard views. Visit historic Leipers Fork for art, scenery and laidback music venues.

Once a national postal road, Natchez Trace, one of Americas 10 best biking roads, is a greenway through the Southern Appalachian foothills. Nearby Franklins restored downtown and theater blend great food, shopping and music with the Civil WarBattle of Franklin. The stories of Shys Hill and Fort Donelson National Battlefield illustrate the wars immense reach. 

 

Experience Nashville & Surrounding Areas

Music is just the beginning. Family fun, professional sports, fine art, trend-setting shopping, renowned eateries and Southern favorites await you in Music City and beyond.


Nashville & Surrounding Areas Aug 30 15th Annual Grape Stomp Portland, TN Make plans to attend Sumner Crest Winery's biggest event of the year. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and be ready to have a lot of fun. Grape Stomping contest is from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. Contest registration begins at 2:00PM. Clowns on site from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. Inflatables for the kids. Concert begins at 6:30PM. Food vendor on site or bring your own picnic. You may enjoy a bottle of our wine but no other alcohol is allowed. Free admission (small charge for inflatables) . Call 615-325-4086 for more information learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Aug 30 Loretta Lynn's Concert Hurricane Mills, TN Loretta Lynn in Concert at 8pm learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Aug 30 Clarksville Sunrise Century Bike Tour Clarksville, TN Professionally run 100 mile, 62 mile and 32 mile bike race set in the beauty of quiet country roads. learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Aug 30 33rd Annual Bowen Campbell Auto Expo Goodlettsville, TN Vintage car show. learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Aug 30 Sweet Corn Festival Eagleville, TN Late summer brings super sweet fun for all that will have you grinning ear to ear! Test your skills and win prizes in the Corn Eating, Corn Shucking, Corny Hat and Sweet Corn Selfie Competitions. Plus we will bring the Splash Zone back for all to beat the heat and cool off in our splash pad, bubble blast pool and inflatable water slides. We'll be serving up everybody's seasonal favorite - fresh and super sweet corn on the cob, dripping with warm butter and covered in your favorite flavored seasoning for only $3 per ear. learn more

Nashville & Surrounding Areas City Guide

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