Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

A- Overview:
Country music’s home is based in the heart of Nashville. But even if you are not a country lover, there’s still plenty to do. Museums, sporting events, history, it’s all here. So come and pack up your things and take a ride to Music City USA.
First stop, Ryman Auditorium. The history of Nashville starts at the Ryman which began as a church and then later became the music hall for entertainers such as Roy Acuff, Dolly Parton and Hank Williams. Now, the Grand Ole Opry at Opryland has taken over where Ryman left off. The Opry is home to the “world’s longest-running live radio program”, which got its roots at Ryman. And just around the corner is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Nashville’s “Music Row” is home to dozens of recording studios, music company offices and songwriting houses.

Other Nashville attractions include a replica of the ancient Greek Parthenon, inside which are paintings of from the 19th and 20th century and numerous mansions on display. Visitors enjoy Andrew Jackson’s “The Hermitage”, Belle Meade and Belmont Mansion, to name just a few.

Vanderbilt University’s campus is located in the heart of Nashville, and numerous other schools and colleges can be found in the greater Nashville-Davidson County metro area.

If you need a little fresh air, Cheekwood is just outside Nashville. Its 55 acres of land and numerous gardens are a garden lover’s dream come true.

Nashville is home to the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League; the Titans’ renovated Adelphia Field claims to be the “loudest open stadium in the NFL” during the football season.

Whether touring the country music sites or enjoying the laid-back charm of the delightful state capital, visitors to Nashville are in for a “down-home good ole time”.

B- City Information:
Population: 545,524

Elevation: 597 feet above sea level

Land Area: 473.3 square miles

Location: Located in the mid-north section of Tennessee, approximately 50 miles from the Kentucky border

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in Nashville, it’s 1pm in New York City and 10am in Los Angeles). Nashville observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather:

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Average temp. (°F)
36.3
40.8
49.6
58.0
66.6
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78.7
77.4
70.9
59.4
48.9
40.1

High temperature (°F)
45.4
51.1
60.5
69.7
77.4
85.0
88.7
87.8
81.5
71.1
59.0
49.3

Low temperature (°F)
27.2
30.4
38.6
46.3
55.9
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67.1
60.1
47.7
38.8
30.8

Precipitation (in)
4.0
3.8
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3.7
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Climate:

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Days with precipitation
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Wind speed (mph)
9.1
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Morning humidity (%)
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Afternoon humidity (%)
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Sunshine (%)
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42

Days clear of clouds
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Partly cloudy days
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Cloudy days
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Snowfall (in)
3.7
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1.4

Local Seasons:

Known as the “Music City”, there is always something taking place in this Tennessee capital city. Nashville is known for having four distinct, yet moderate seasons, each bringing something special during their time. Fall tends to be quite beautiful with an array of colors as Mother Nature changes her look from green to reds, browns, and oranges. The banks of the Cumberland River are awash in these vibrant colors; and with the midday temperatures in or near the 70’s F, it’s a perfect time to experience many of the outdoor activities the city has to offer. Spring has a similar pattern but with a different color scheme. Summers are quite pleasant ands temperatures during the day allow visitors an opportunity to enjoy the many lakes, parks, and outdoor attractions. Winters tend to be moderate with just a small amount of snow. Whatever the season for a visit, this vibrant city will “sing for its visitors”.

Getting There:

By Air:

Nashville International Airport

One Terminal Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

615 275-1600

Located just a few miles east of the downtown area, the airport is served by many of the nationally known airlines as well as many of the local and regional carriers.

Ground Transportation:

Most of the major car rental companies are located at or near the airport as well as at certain locations throughout the city. In addition, taxis and limousine service is readily available as well.

Br Car

Nashville is easily accessible by car as it sits at the intersection of a number of Interstate Highways: Interstate 24 from the northwest (St. Louis) and southeast (Atlanta), Interstate 40 from the east (Knoxville) and west (Memphis), and Interstate 65 from the north (Louisville) and south (Birmingham).

By Train

Amtrak

200 8th Ave South
Greyhound Station
Nashville, TN 37203

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus:

Greyhound

200 8th Ave. South
Nashville TN 37203

615-255-3556

Greyhound at Metro Nashville Airport

1 Terminal Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Getting Around:

Due to its many sites and attractions, by far the best way to get around the entire Nashville area is by car, either personal or rental.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day– Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. — Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day– 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day– last Mon. in May

Independence Day– July 4

Labor Day– 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day– 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day– Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve– Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Belle Meade
5025 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205-2801
615-356-0501
A wonderful example of the first 100 years of the south, Belle Meade is a showcase of history and architecture. The collection of buildings, ranging from a 1790 Log Cabin to an 1890 Carriage House and Stable, is available for year round tours.

Bellmont Mansion
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212
615-460-5453
The history of Adelicia Hayes lives on in this Italian villa mansion. From 1839 until her death in 1887, she kept this mansion open to the public. Attractions included a zoo, an aquarium, a bowling alley and an art gallery. After her death, the mansion was operated as a junior college for women and is currently part of Belmont University.

Car Collectors Hall Of Fame
1534 Demonbreun Street
Nashville TN 37203
Here’s where to see over 40 classic and famous cars. Surprise the kids and let them discover that the Batmobile is here.

Cars of the Stars
2611 Mcgavock Pike
Nashville TN 37214
615 – 885-7400
Another great place for car lovers with world famous cars of music, film and TV starts.

Cheekwood- Nashville’s Home of Art and Garden
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville TN 37205
615 – 356-8000
The Cheek family donated the 55 acres of Cheekwood to Nashville in 1957. By 1960, the center had opened its doors to the public. Today, visitors can stroll around the gardens, walk around the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail, and enjoy the artwork on display in the mansion.

Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum
4 Music Square East
Nashville TN 37203
800-852-6437
This is Mecca for country music fans! Take a tour of the Hall of Fame and look for your favorite country musician. See the RCA Studio where Elvis use to make his recordings — it’s the oldest recording studio in Nashville.

Cumberland Museum And Science Center
800 Ridley Blvd.
Nashville TN 37203
615 – 259-6099
Back in 1944, thanks to the foresight of Sgt. John Ripley Forbes, a Children’s Museum was established in Nashville. Sgt. Forbes’ was to have a place where a child’s imagination could run free. Today, the Cumberland Museum and Science Center is THE fun destination for kids from across the mid-South!

Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville TN 37214
615 – 889-3060
This is a definite “must see” in Nashville! See the legendary home of country music’s longest-running live radio show. The current list of cast members includes Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and Dolly Parton, among hundreds more. Call before you visit to see who will be playing when you’re in town.

The Hermitage
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
615-889-2941
The plantation home of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President, now covers approximately 650 acres of land. See Jackson’s original furniture, log cabins, garden, kitchen and much more. With so much to look at, your family will appreciate the history lessons that come with the sites.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Road
615-833-1534
The Nashville Zoo is an exceptional zoo that takes the time to educate its visitors about the animals and their environments. Of special interest is the “Unseen World” exhibit, which is home to over 250 insects, reptiles, mammals and birds. Find out how the name came about – it may surprise you!

Music Valley Wax Museum
2611 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615-883-3612
Take a walk down Music Valley Drive, one of the newest attractions in Nashville. Stop by the Wax Museum to see the famous country stars come alive. Rumor has it that Elvis was spotted here.

The Parthenon – Place Of Interest
Centennial Park
25th at West End Ave
Nashville TN 37201
615-862-8431
In 1897, to celebrate the 100th birthday of Tennessee, Nashville built a replica of the original Parthenon in Greece. Today, the Parthenon is Nashville’s premiere art museum and is home to 63 paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219
615-889-3060
The Ryman is one of the most famous venues for musicians in Nashville. Built as a church in 1892, later the birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry, today the Ryman is home to concerts, musical productions and even tours. Visitors to shows today can feel the history come alive!

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Cheekwood- Nashville’s Home of Art and Garden
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville TN 37205
615 – 356-8000
The Cheek family donated the 55 acres of Cheekwood to Nashville in 1957. By 1960, the center had opened its doors to the public. Today, visitors can stroll around the gardens, walk around the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail, and enjoy the artwork on display in the mansion.

Cumberland Museum And Science Center
800 Ridley Blvd.
Nashville TN 37203
615 – 259-6099
Back in 1944, thanks to the foresight of Sgt. John Ripley Forbes, a Children’s Museum was established in Nashville. Sgt. Forbes’ was to have a place where a child’s imagination could run free. Today, the Cumberland Museum and Science Center is THE fun destination for kids from across the mid-South!

Grand Old Golf
2444 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
615-871-4701
Take a break from museums and surprise the kids with a visit to Grand Old Golf. With its three miniature golf courses, bumper boats and a game room, the entire family will enjoy a relaxing diversion.

Nashville Speedway USA
625 Smith Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
615-726-1818
See the weekly races live at this 15,000-seat stadium.

Nashville Toy Museum
2613 McGavock Pike # B
Nashville, Tennessee
615-883-8870
After a tour through the Grand Ole Opry, treat the family to some fun time at the Toy Museum. The main attraction here is the train collection consisting of trains from 19th century Europe, long before America started to produce them! In addition to delighting the train lover, visitors will discover china dolls, doll houses and even classic model ships.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Road
615-833-1534
The Nashville Zoo is an exceptional zoo that takes the time to educate its visitors about the animals and their environments. Of special interest is the “Unseen World” exhibit, which is home to over 250 insects, reptiles, mammals and birds. Find out how the name came about – it may surprise you!

Recreation World
7115 South Springs Drive
Franklin, TN 37067-1616
615-771-7812
Need a day just for fun? Here’s the place! Recreation World offers video games, hitting balls at the batting cages, rollerblading at the RollerDome, driving go-carts and bumper cars, and miniature golf! Everybody will have a great time here.

Red Grooms Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel
Riverfront Park
Nashville, TN 37203
615-259-4700
Red Grooms has magnificently carved the history of Nashville into this brand new carousel. Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson are just two of the figures that are portrayed here.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events

January

Nashville Boat & Sports Show

Held in mid January

Location: Nashville Convention Center
601 Commerce St.
Nashville, TN 37203

314- 567-0020

Nashville Tennessee boats, marine, tackle and most any water minded activity of sport product can be found at the Nashville Boat & Sports Show. The show is held for five days.

Nashville Antique and Garden Show

Normally held the third week of January

Location: Nashville Convention Center
615-352-9064

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Tennessee offers approximately 150 antique, horticultural booths and landscaped gardens. Special lectures are offered by experts in their fields in home and garden style.

February

Annual Bluegrass Music Awards & National Convention

Usually held the first week of February

Location: Sheraton Music City Hotel

660-665-7172

March

Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

Held in late March – early April

Location: Nashville

615-256-3554

Call for exact location

Tin Pan South Songwriters spotlights the songwriters and songs that contribute so much to our lives through music. The weeklong festival is named in honor of New York’s fabled Tin Pan Alley and celebrates the strength of Nashville’s songwriting community.

Old Time Fiddles Championship

Held in late March

Location: Clarksville (approximately 1 hour from Nashville)

931-552-6149
Clarksville is host each year to the Old Time Fiddlers Championship. The event attracts people from around the country to one of the largest championships of its kind.

April

Gospel Music Week

Held the third week in April

Location: Nashville Convention Center

1205 Division Street

Nashville, TN 37203

615-242-0303
Gospel Music Week is normally held in conjunction with the Dove Awards. This is a Gospel Music Industry event that attracts artists, record companies, radio and concert representatives, among others.

Dove Awards

Held the third week in April

Location: Nashville Convention Center

1205 Division Street

Nashville, TN 37203

615-242-0303
The Dove Awards is a night honoring those voted Christian music’s best by the members of the Gospel Music Association.

Mule Days

Held the first weekend in April

Location: Columbia, TN (located 45 miles south of Nashville)

931-381-3833

A week-long celebration of the mule. Thousands of visitors come to Columbia to take part in the numerous activities ranging from working mule and best of breed events, to horse shows, arts and crafts booths, and a flea market.

Franklin Main Street Festival

Held on the fourth weekend of April

Location: Downtown Franklin (about 10 miles south of Nashville)

Franklin Main Street Festival is held annually in Downtown Franklin.

Nashville Film Festival

Usually held in mid April

Location: Regal Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville

615-742-2500

Nashville Tennessee Film Festival, formally known as the Nashville Independent Film Festival is a five day festival celebrating independent films.

May

Iroquois Steeplechase

Held the second Saturday in May

Location: Steeplechase Grounds, Nashville

615-322-4814

The Nashville Tennessee Iroquois Steeplechase is held traditionally the second Saturday in May. Horse people and spectators from all over the world congregate to see the race.

Colonial Fair

Held the first week of May

Location: Moss-Wright Park

615-859-7979

Nashville Tennessee Annual Colonial Fair features nearly 800 meticulous artisan craftsmen and their wares, colorful costumes and characters and period food and entertainment.

Market Fair at Mansker’s Station

Held the first weekend in May

Location: Mansker’s Station

The Market Fair at Mansker’s Station is an opportunity to meet all sorts of people, portraying all sorts of characters, as they would have acted in the 18th Century. Entertainers, Merchants and the like are only a small portion of what might show up at the fair.

Nashville River Stages

Usually held in May

Location: Riverfront Park

615-406-4363

Nashville River Stages is held at Riverfront Park, every May, for three days of great music and great artists all weekend long with over 50 bands performing on five stages.

Music City Championship

Held the last week of May

Location: Springhouse Golf Club

The Champions Tour has raised millions of dollars for dozens of local charities including the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Boy & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Tennessee Lions Charities, and Family & Children’s Services.

U.S. 11 Antique Alley

Held the third weekend in May

Location: 502 miles along U.S. 11

877-871-1386

A 502-mile festive roadside sale is held on U.S. Highway 11 from Meridian, Mississippi through Birmingham, Alabama, and towns in Dade County, Georgia, then Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Knoxville, Tennessee, and on to Bristol, Virginia.

Tennessee Crafts Fair

Held the first weekend in May

Location: Centennial Park, Nashville

615-385-1904

The Tennessee Crafts Fair has been held in Nashville’s Centennial Park the first weekend in May every year since 1972. A showcase for the work of craft artists living and working in Tennessee, the event also heralds the outdoor summer season and attracts over 50,000 people each spring.

June

Fan Fair
Usually held in June

Location: Downtown Nashville

This festival allows Country fans to meet More than 200 artists of their favorite artists for autographs and photos and enjoy more than 40 hours of live performances.

American Artisan Festival

Held in mid June

Location: Centennial Park
American Artisan Festival held in Centennial Park in mid June. Some 160 artists from around the country have been carefully selected to represent their areas of expertise which include blown, stained, and etched glass; furniture, instruments, and clocks; wall hangings, weavings, and baskets; jewelry; decorative clay pieces, and quilts. Music and a variety of foods are available in the park.

Loretta Lynn’s Songwriter’s Festival

Held the third week of June

Location: Downtown Nashville
Loretta Lynn’s Songwriter’s Festival is held the third week of June and offers 3 days of Live Original Performances on Multiple Stages, Publicity, Music Trade Show, Valuable Workshops, Exhibits, Food, Fun, Networking, Beverages, Canoeing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Bicycling, Panel Forum, and Camping, with some very special Original Band Performances.

Cumberland Feast and Auction

Held in late June

Locations: Rock Harbor Yacht Club

Traditionally the Cumberland Feast signals the start of a week-long schedule of shows and activities that make up the city of Nashville’s 4th of July Celebration.

July

Independence Day at Riverfront Park

Held on the fourth of July

Location: Riverfront Park

Nashville celebrates Independence Day along the banks of the Cumberland River.

Celebration of Cultures

Held the second Saturday of July

Location: Scarritt-Bennett Center

Scarritt-Bennett Center is host to the Celebration of Cultures. This event is an entertaining and educational international family festival, which showcases the growing cultural diversity of Middle Tennessee. The event includes music, dancing, arts and crafts, an international market, food, storytellers, and much more for the entire family.

Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival

Held after the fourth of July

Location: Nashville
Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, beginning the Thursday after July 4th, was established to honor the memory of Uncle Dave Macon, who lived near Murfreesboro and is considered one of the first Grand Ole Opry superstars. There are numerous highly charged acoustic, instrumental and dance competitions.

August

Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin

Held the first Sunday in August

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Nashville

You can always count on the first Sunday in August to be hot, and for many years, Nashville families have counted on Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin to help them beat the heat. Held on the lawn of First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, the Crankin’ invites families from all over to sample delectable frozen delights, fresh from a homemade ice cream maker.

World’s Longest Yard Sale

Held in early August

Location: A variety of locations throughout Tennessee

Labeled as the World’s Longest Yard Sale, this yard sale runs down Highway 27 Corridor into Three States- Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee. The length of this sale is said to be close to 500 miles long.

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

Held the later part of August

Location: Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds, Shelbyville – about 30 miles from Nashville

The historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville, TN is home to The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, which takes place each year in late summer for the 11 days ending on the Saturday night before Labor Day.

September

African Street Festival

Held the third week of September

Location: Tennessee State University Campus
Sponsored by the African American Cultural Alliance (AACA), this phenomenal festival has grown now attracts more than 100,000 people interested in African and African American culture.

Nashville Folk Festival

Held the second weekend of September

Location: Old Jordon Farm in Wilson County – a few miles east of Nashville

The Old Jordon Farm once belonged to Spencer Jordon who was Uncle Dave Macon’s driver and road manager. The festival is dedicated to Uncle Dave and features both traditional and contemporary acoustic folk music.

Tennessee State Fair

Held the early part of September

Location: Nashville Fairgrounds
Tennessee State Fair has been entertaining local folk for decades.

October

Rollercoaster Fair

Held the first weekend in October

Location: Throughout the Nashville Area

This Four day grassroots extravaganza offers miles and miles of yard sales, crafts, antiques, handcrafted quilts, produce, southern foods, BBQ, entertainment, flea markets and more. It spans from Mammoth Cave, KY to Byrdstown TN.

Southern Festival of Books

Held the second weekend in October

Location: Downtown Nashville
This is a three-day celebration of books. The Festival is free with no tickets or reservations required and plenty of authors on hand to sign their books.

Heart of Country Antique Show

Held the third week of October

Location: Opryland Convention Center
Heart of Country Antique Show features over 150 antique dealers from across the country.

Music & Molasses Festival

Held the third weekend of October

Location: Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville
The annual Music & Molasses Festival offers molasses making, Bluegrass music, story-tellers, country cloggers, a grist mill, traditional crafts for sale, food including homemade cakes and pies, free buggy rides, log cabin activities for children with a trail hike, pony rides, animals to touch and much more.

Goodlettsville Fall Music Festival

Held the second weekend in October

Location: Moss- Wright Park, Goodlettsville – just north of Nashville
Goodlettsville’s Fall Music Festival and State BBQ Championship Cook-Off offers live music, crafts, great food, children’s attractions, and a state BBQ cook-off!

Living History Fall Encampment

Held in mid October

Location: Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville – just north of Nashville

A 1780 encampment with re-enactors in period dress camping, cooking and working with authentic food and gear. Held at Mansker’s Station, one of Tennessee’s first settlements. The reproduction fort is considered to be one of the most authentic in the nation.

A Season of Celebration

Held Thanksgiving – New Years
Location: Cheekwood Botanical Garden, Nashville

A Season of Celebration at Cheekwood Botanical Garden is an annual event that focuses on the Cheek home during the holidays.

December

Yule Fest and Living History Camp

Held the first week in December

Location: Goodlettsville
Re-enactors celebrate the customs of a Colonial Christmas. The reconstruction fort’s cabins are dressed for Christmas with fresh evergreens, ribbons, fruit and candles. Go from cabin to cabin, or throughout the encampment, for refreshments, stories and demonstrations.

Arts & Entertainment

Nashville Symphony

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick St.

Nashville, TN 37243

615-782-4000

Call for schedule of performances

Admission Charged
The Nashville Symphony features a full schedule of classical, pops, children’s and special events concerts.

Nashville Opera Association

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick St.

Nashville, TN 37243

615-832-5242
Nashville Opera is recognized by OPERA America as a Level III company, ranking it as one of the leading regional opera companies in North America.

Nashville Children’s Theatre

724 Second Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
615-254-9103
Call for performance schedule
Nashville Children’s Theatre is a non-profit, professional Equity theatre that brings magical productions to 80,000 people each year.

Nashville Chamber Orchestra

2002 Blair Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
615-256-6546

Call for performance schedule
The Nashville Chamber Orchestra is crossing the line of traditional expectations and presenting programs that entertain audiences while challenging them to stretch their concept of what a chamber orchestra can be.

Nashville Ballet

Tennessee Performing Arts Center
505 Deaderick St.

Nashville, TN 37243

615-297-2966

Call for performance schedule

Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN 37214
615-871-OPRY

Call for performance information

Admission Charged

Never knowing which artist might make a surprise appearance; it’s where country rocks, bluegrass rules and Western swings.

Ryman Auditorium
116 Fifth Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37219
615-458-8700
The Ryman Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark and former home of the Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974), continues its more-than-100-year music tradition by offering the best in entertainment. By day, the Ryman offers tours that showcase the legendary stars that have graced her stage, from country’s biggest names to Mae West, Rudolf Valentino, and W.C. Fields. Then in the evening, visitors can return to the premier performance hall for one of many shows and concerts scheduled year-round.

Sports

Nashville Sounds Baseball Club

534 Chestnut Street
Home Field: Greer Stadium, Nashville
615-242-4171
A professional baseball team operating since 1978, the Nashville Sounds are the AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and member of the 16-team Pacific Coast League. More than 200 former Sounds have gone on to appear in the major leagues. Season includes 72 games played from early April – early September.

NFL Tennessee Titans

Games played at the Coliseum in Nashville
615-565-4000
Tennessee’s franchise team is a member of the prestigious National Football League (NFL). In 1999, the team moved into its 68,800-seat Coliseum located on the east bank of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville.

Regular season games run September – December.

Music City Raceway

Track: Music City Raceway in Goodlettsville
615-264-0375
Serving Nashville with NHRA championship drag racing, Music City Raceway is Nashville’s playground of power.

Regular season runs March – November on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights.