OUR HOST VENUE: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Useful Information for You
Nashville is known as the “Music City”
Why? Because Nashville is the city that music calls home. You can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry, RCA Studio B, Walk the Line at the new Johnny Cash Museum, the Ryman Auditorium, and the beat, as they say, goes on. Check out the music, the costumes, the instruments, and more in this musically themed city.
Honky Tonk Highway
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, The Stage, Bluegrass Inn and Robert’s Western World are all experts at serving up cool longnecks and hot country music. You never know who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway clubs in the shadow of the Ryman Auditorium. And don’t forget to grab a taste of the local southern faire and a bite ‘o ‘cue while you’re here.
You can take a self-guided tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium, open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry, it is truly the cultural epicenter of Music City. You'll discover the divine inspiration behind the building's construction. The tour price is $14.
Kick Shopping Up a Notch
While in town, you can grab a pair…of boots that is! Check out Goodbuy Girls, which was named “One of the South’s Top 10 Boot-iques by Southern Living.” Got a hankerin’ for hoardin’? Then stop by Antique Archaeology, created from Mike Wolfe’s American Pickers on the History Channel. There are many unique shops to visit and explore your more eclectic side such as: Fanny’s House of Music, Corsair Artisan Distillery, Two Old Hippies, or grab a pair of artisan jeans at imogene + willie.
March to the Beat of Your Own Drummer
Unwind your mind after CE classes with some interesting sites in and around Nashville. Check out the Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours and discover the history of the music you love while traversing the streets of downtown Nashville. Or check out one of the oldest State Capitals in the US. And don’t forget Fort Negley – the largest and most important of the fortifications built by the Union Army after Nashville fell in 1862. A favorite among sightseers is the Music City Walk of Fame. It’s Nashville’s landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration with connection to the “Music City.”
Hop on the Music City Trolley to get around and see the sights of Nashville. Purchase a 24 hour hop on/hop off ticket for only $20 at the corner of 2nd and Broadway. Sightsee at your own pace.