Nashville, Music City

Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

Music City

Nashville, Tennessee is called Music City, and for good reason. Visitors will find music drifting around every corner in this easy-to-meander walking town. You may think only country music would be available – not so – every style and flavor has rooted here and it’s all growing together nicely.

 

The Ryman

Tour the Ryman Auditorium early in your visit. Once home to The Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, called the “Mother Church of Country Music” is now a National Historic Landmark. The acoustics are fantastic. Grab a seat and feel history surround you. Since they have performances in the evening, a second visit to see this classic in full swing will add to the experience of the tour.

The Grand Ole Opry

As far as evening attractions, go to the new Grand Ole Opry site and see a show. The Opry is still broadcast live on radio and television; it is really a treat to see and hear the commercials read live on stage.

Angela Hacker of the Nashville Star

Angela Hacker of the Nashville Star

The lineup on the night I was there was wonderful: Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Terri Clark, Connie Smith and Porter Wagoner. Also performing was Angela Hacker from the hit television show, Nashville Star.

With a variety of musical styles, live commercials, and dancing, you will find yourself tapping your toes and humming along to every tune rolling off the stage. Cameras are allowed. Feel free to run up to the stage and snap a few photos.

More Music Awaits

For more musical entertainment, enjoy an evening with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Alternatively, go to one of the many songwriters’ bars, such as The Cannery Ballroom, The Bluebird Café or The Rutledge.

The band Jypsi in the Bluegrass Inn

The band Jypsi in the Bluegrass Inn

First time and returning visitors enjoy the Honky Tonk bars on Broadway. There are too many to mention, just pop your head in to any one of them, if you like the music stay for drink. Then move on to another one. If you really like the music you hear, most bands will have a tip jar on stage; let them know you enjoyed it by tossing in a few bucks.

A Musical Destination

Nashville is a surprising destination with lots of music choices. Sure, country music is big part of the city, visit The County Music Hall of Fame and Museum for everything you need to know about that. However, Music City radiates rhythmic tunes everywhere – let your ears lead the way and let your dancing shoes keep you going all night.

If You Go

Nashville “Music City” Tennessee www.visitmusiccity.com

Gaylord Opryland Resort
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
615-889-1000
 
Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
800-SEE-OPRY
 
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 5th Ave, South Nashville, TN 37203
615-416-2001
 
Michael Dwyer is a freelance writer and travel columnist. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at [email protected]

 

 

 

About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at [email protected].

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