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 Nov 29 Annual Tree Lighting Event Hendersonville, TN City of Hendersonville . FREE and Open to the Public Live Carriages, Live Entertainment, Food Vendors 3pm to 8pm – Free. This highly-anticipated event draws people of all ages to the heart of Hendersonville at Memorial Park to celebrate the Start of the Holiday season and the Mayor does the countdown.. learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Nov 29 Rhythm and Vine feat. Kailey Miller and Dan Monaco & Friends Nashville, TN Free concert series will showcase some regular performing artists as well as new and upcoming Nashville Talent. learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Dec 1 A Milky Way Farm Christmas Open House at Tennessee's Chocolate Estate Pulaski, TN A Milky Way Farm Christmas with tours of the historic estate of candy legend Frank Mars and fudge dessert with coffee at the grand table. Schedule your visit at 931-808-2281. learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Dec 1 - 22 Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours Pulaski, TN Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours learn more Nashville & Surrounding Areas Dec 1 Christmas Tree Elegance Hendersonville, TN Christmas Tree Elegance annually invites four (4) Designers to pick a theme and create a beautifully designed tree. The 7ft. pre-lit trees (retailed at $500) have been donated by Vickerman Company, an importer and wholesaler of quality seasonal decorations with showrooms across the country. learn more

Nashville & Surrounding Areas City Guide