Nashville is full of exciting events, attractions and performances to experience during the 2018 Training and Awards Convention. Check out this list for some highlights, and visit www.VisitMusicCity.com for an extensive list of things to do.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Dust your boots off and visit the world’s largest popular music museum. With ever-changing exhibits, delicious restaurants and two retail stores, the Hall of Fame has something for everyone.
Grand Ole Opry – What began in 1925 as a simple radio broadcast has become a live entertainment phenomenon. The Opry is dedicated to honoring the rich traditions of country music as well as its dynamic present by showcasing a mix of country legends and contemporary chart-toppers. Don’t miss taking in a performance on “country’s most famous stage”
RCA Studio B – The famous recording studio where Elvis Presley recorded more than 200 songs is open daily for tours departing from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See a piece of music history where stars such as Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins and many more recorded their hits.
The Parthenon – In Nashville’s Centennial Park you’ll find the only full-scale reproduction of the Ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Inside you’ll find an art gallery and museum including a statue of Athena that’s the tallest statue in the Western world.
The Ryman Auditorium – The “Mother Church of Country Music” offers backstage tours and even the opportunity to record your own song in the Ryman Studio. The Ryman Auditorium has played host to artists as diverse as Elvis Costello and Patsy Cline, and regularly hosts the Grand Ole Opry.
The Honky Tonk Highway – This collection of Lower Broadway clubs including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, The Second Fiddle, The Stage, Layla’s Bluegrass Inn and Robert’s Western World all serve up cool drinks and some of the hottest country music in town. Situated in the shadow of the Ryman Auditorium, the Honky Tonk Highway is where many of Nashville’s biggest stars got their start.
Nashville Predators Hockey – Head over to the Bridgestone Arena to catch exciting hockey action with the NHL’s defending Western Conference champions, the Nashville Predators. March 6 they’ll be taking on the Dallas Stars, March 8 the Anaheim Ducks and March 10 the New Jersey Devils.
The Nashville Symphony – Music City, USA is more than just country. The Nashville Symphony will be performing the music of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony Number Five and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto in a series of exclusive concert performances March 8, 9 and 10.
Belle Meade Plantation – Take a trip to the 19th century on a tour of Belle Meade Plantation led by a trained and costumed guide. Your ticket includes access to Belle Meade’s historic buildings and plantation grounds as well as a free wine tasting at the winery. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop and their onsite restaurant, Harding House.