Welcome to the music city
Nashville harvests American music, Southern hospitality, unbelievable cuisine, and boundless spectrum of nightlife.
For those who don't know, a honky tonk is an establishment that contains at least one rockin' stage, cold beverages, and a party that lasts all day, everyday. Nashville's Hony Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, is a row of those beautiful things pumping live music into the streets from 10:00 am to 3:00 am. A few honky tonk spots to check out:
AJ's Good Time Bar
Honky Tonk Central
Layla's Bluegrass Inn
Nudie's Honky Tonk
Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill
Robert's Western World
The Second Fiddle
The Stage on Broadway
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
Whiskey Bent Saloon
Nashville's Food Scene
From Southern fare to haute cuisine and everything in between, the talent and creativity of its culinary scene has put Nashville on the map. A few notable spots to check out:
Fido, a funky coffeehouse that features breakfast all day long.
Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden, boasts an impressive selection of German wurst and bier as well as old-school soda fountain.
Mas Tacos, been described by many as the best thing since country music.
Edley's Bar-B-Que, a fast casual eatery serving up smoked pork, chicken, turkey, brisket, ribs, wings and so much more.
ACME Feed and Seed, featuring southern classic cuisine.
Loveless Cafe, for over 60 years serving southern cuisine all made from scratch.
Hattie B's, Nashville style hot chicken.
Lockeland Table, former beauty-parlor-turned-photo-gallery and is home to chef-driven cuisine.
The Catbird Seat, 32-seat restaurant that features an ever-changing nine course menu.
Prima, European cuisine infused with South American and Latin flavors.
Rolf and Daughters, named #3 Best Restaurant in America 2013 by Bon Appetit.
City House, delivers a menu of house-cured meats, fresh pasta and other rustic Italian recipes.
The Farm House, farm-to-table Southern cuisine with a modern day twist.
Must see and Do in Nashville
Know as the Mother Church of Country Music, Ryman Auditorium has been host to artists as diverse as Elvis Costello and Patsy Cline. Conference attendees can buy discounted tickets online here.
Grand Ole Opry
With 90 years of history, the Opry is the world's longest running broadcast and shows no sign of slowing down. Conference attendees can buy discounted tickets online here.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The world's largest popular music museum offers ever-changing exhibits featuring the legends of country music past and present.
RCA Studio B
The famous recording studio where Elvis recorded over 200 songs.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Housed in the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, features musicians from Hank Williams, Sr to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Motown to Southern Rock has something for every music lover.
Johnny Cash Museum
Features the most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.
Offers visitors a never-before-seen look into the life and career of the music icon.