Downtown Nashville is the hub of the entertainment that defines Music City. Within mere city blocks, visitors can experience world-class art at the Frist Center for Visual Arts, enjoy Nashville’s Grammy award-winning symphony at the beautifully designed Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and see world-class concerts and events at the Bridgestone Arena. And the history! The legendary Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Johnny Cash Museum are within walking distance of one another!
Wash it all down while enjoying some of the world’s greatest live music – offered free 24/7/365 – at one of the city’s many honky-tonks that line famous Broadway, including Tootsie's, Silver Dollar Saloon, Robert’s Western World, The Stage, and Layla’s Bluegrass Inn.
If you’re looking for authentic Southern comfort food while taking it all in, check out Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, which offers a side of great live music in the evenings, or Jack’s BBQ for the best-tasting barbeque this side of the Mississippi. Check out Nashville’s newest hot spot, The Southern Steak & Oyster, which offers a menu “South of Somewhere,” the city’s oldest hot spot, Merchants, or the city’s more elegant hot spot, The Capitol Grille inside Nashville’s five-star Hermitage Hotel. Finally, don’t miss The Stock-Yard, which has the oldest known bottle of wine in the United States.
Visit Music City
Visit Nashville’s Convention and Visitors Bureau website for more information about downtown Nashville and for information on what you can do within a short drive of Nashville.
Fourth of July
Nashville is home to the largest Fourth of July celebration in the South. Make your conference experience a vacation and stay a few extra days to take part in the festivities. The 2013 celebration website will give you a sample of what to expect in 2014.