Kick around Nashville and explore the Honky-Tonk highway
Friday, September 16, 2016
Hit the Hall of Fame
Kick off your Nashville experience with a day at the newly expanded 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 today's hottest stars.
Visit Honky Tonk Highway
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, The Stage, Layla's 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. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley and other stars began their careers on Lower Broadway.
Boots on Broadway Country
Explore a variety of shops downtown of locally owned boot stores with top name brands and variety you can only get in Nashville. No need for a map or directions, just head to the honky tonk highway on Broadway!
Visit the Parthenon
In Nashville’s Centennial Park, you’ll find the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The Parthenon houses an art gallery and museum as well as Alan LeQuire’s Athena Parthenos. Standing at almost 42 feet in height, Athena is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. We know it’s weird but we love it!
Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry
Make a date with the Ryman Auditorium, also called the “Mother Church of Country Music,” has had artists as diverse as Jon Bon Jovi and Patsy Cline perform on its legendary stage since 1892. You can take a backstage tour and record your own song in the Ryman recording studio. The stars of the Grand Ole Opry perform every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night with guest appearances by the biggest names in music.
Honor the Song
Nashville is the songwriting capital of the world, and is undoubtedly home to more songwriters than any other city. So it makes sense that the songwriting venues around town are always packed with locals. The Bluebird Café, the Listening Room, and various songwriters’ nights around town are popular places to hear the next hit song or the one that won’t make it past the cutting room floor.
Johnny Cash Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum is dedicated to the life and music career of the late “Man in Black". Exhibits featuring the world’s largest most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia, chronicle Cash’s legacy through stunning graphics, artifacts and interactive technology. Items include stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and handwritten lyrics as well as contributions from family members and notable friends.
George Jones Museum and Food
Just take a walk down to the George Jones Museum and get an up close and personal experience with The Possum like never before. The new museum explores the complete life of the singer, from his childhood to his many accomplishments. On a daily basis you can listen to live music right inside their lobby.