THINGS TO DO IN NASHVILLE
There's so much to do in Music City! Take a look at some of the places you can visit before, during and after the conference.
When you walk through the doors of historic Ryman Auditorium, one thing becomes clear right away: this isn’t just another nightly music venue, and it’s so much more than a daytime tourist stop. This place is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born—where Johnny Cash met June Carter, where souls were saved and a slice of history was nearly lost. It was right here that country music found an audience beyond its own back porch, and countless careers took off as deals were signed on napkins and paper scraps backstage.
Nothing says “Nashville" like a night at the Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats-- new stars, superstars, and legends. Among the Opry's current members are Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Known around the world as "the show that made country music famous," you can count on things happening at the Opry that you just can't see anywhere else.
Have you seen us in "Nashville?" Don't miss us in person! The 37-year-old Bluebird Cafe is Nashville's best loved live music venue, featuring up-and-coming as well as hit songwriters in an intimate setting. We are a listening room where the songs and the stories are the most important thing.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the definitive home of American music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments, and more.
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