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othing says “Nashville” quite like a night at the Grand Ole Opry – the show that made country music famous. All the Opry fun dates back to 1925, when Nashville radio station WSM announcer George D. Hay introduced fiddle player Uncle Jimmy Thompson as the first performer on a new show called the “WSM Barn Dance” and unwittingly paved the way for the world’s longest-running live radio show. Now in its 86th year, the show Hay started has launched countless country music careers and led the way for Nashville to become known as Music City around the globe. Early Opry performers such as Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, and Bill Monroe became musical foundations for the Opry during its early years. Later, other Opry stars would become entertainment icons in their own right, including Patsy Cline, George Jones, and Bill Anderson. Today, the Opry makes its home at the Grand Ole Opry House, offering performances every Friday and

Saturday night as well as Tuesdays March – December. Each Opry show highlights a mix of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music performing a wide range of styles under the country umbrella. Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Dickens, Vince Gill, Charley Pride, Josh Turner, and Carrie Underwood are among the Opry’s 60+ members today. Thousands of people make pilgrimages every year to see and hear these stars and more, while millions tune in to enjoy the Opry via 650 WSM, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, syndicated radio, TV, opry.com, or the Opry’s mobile app. Fans can also get more up-to-the-minute information and news by following the Grand Ole Opry on Facebook and Twitter. Still, there’s nothing like being in the Opry House for a live Opry performance. Meanwhile, CMA award-winning Opry member Blake Shelton is set to welcome fans to the Opry House daily as the video host of Opry Backstage Pass Tours, a one-of-akind experience that gives guests a look behind the scenes of country’s most famous show..

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events

Grand Ole Opry Birthday........................................................................................................................ 9 Wine on the River................................................................................................................................. 23 Nashville Greek Festival........................................................................................................................ 25 Schermerhorn Symphony..................................................................................................................... 26 Taca Craft Fair...................................................................................................................................... 27 Italian Lights Festival............................................................................................................................ 36 September/October 2012 Events..................................................................................................... 40, 41 Ongoing Events.............................................................................................................................. 50, 51

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Gerst Haus.............................................................................................................................................. 2 Monell’s.................................................................................................................................................. 2 Savannah Tea Room ............................................................................................................................... 4 Dave & Busters..................................................................................................................................... 15 Nashville Nightlife ............................................................................................................................... 17 Opry Backstage Grill............................................................................................................................. 32 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville ............................................................................................................... 33 Maggiano’s............................................................................................................................................ 33 Stock-Yard Restaurant .......................................................................................................................... 35 Jack’s BarBQue ..................................................................................................................................... 37 Melting Pot .......................................................................................................................................... 37 Cock of the Walk.................................................................................................................................. 38 McNamara’s Irish Pub .......................................................................................................................... 38 Past Perfect........................................................................................................................................... 39 Vittle’s .................................................................................................................................................. 39 Cherokee Steak House.......................................................................................................................... 49

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Grand Ole Opry ..................................................................................................................................... 3 Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theater................................................................................................................... 4 Opry Backstage Tours............................................................................................................................. 8 Tequila Cowboy.................................................................................................................................... 12 Ryman Auditorium .............................................................................................................................. 13 Tribute to the King................................................................................................................................ 14 Dave & Busters..................................................................................................................................... 15 Music Valley Attractions........................................................................................................................ 16 Nashville Nightlife ............................................................................................................................... 17 Coyote Ugly ......................................................................................................................................... 18 Nashville Ghost Tours........................................................................................................................... 20 Legends Corner.................................................................................................................................... 21 Wildhorse Saloon ................................................................................................................................ 21 The Stage ............................................................................................................................................. 22 Second Fiddle ...................................................................................................................................... 23 General Jackson Showboat.................................................................................................................... 24 Lane Motor Museum ............................................................................................................................ 50


destinations

The Hermitage ...........................................4 Studio B....................................................10 Country Music Hall of Fame.....................11 Wilson County.........................................21 Belle Meade Plantation..............................24 Lebanon – The Antique Capital of the South ............................48,49 Lane Motor Museum.................................50

antiques

Eighth Avenue Antiques District ...............42 Downtown Antique Mall Estelle’s Consignment Eighth Ave Antique Mall Tennessee Antique Mall Antiques-Collectibles ...............................43 Antique Mall ............................................43 Creative Accents ......................................43 GasLamp Antique & Decorating Mall .......43 Howard Rawlings Antiques ......................43 PJ’s Antique Mall ......................................43 Phoenix Flea Market ................................43 Cuz’s Antiques..........................................49

services

Elm Hill Marina..........................................7 Matchless Limo................................28 & 29 Music City BiPlane Tours..........................41 Maps ..................................................44,45 Affordable Performance.............................54

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Savannah Tea Room & Gift Shop ...............4 Lebanon Premium Outlets....................5, 48 French’s Shoes & Boots ............................19 Legends Gifts............................................22 Opry Mills..........................................30, 31 Where to Shop .........................................46 Providence MarketPlace ...........................46 Belle Meade Premium Cigars ....................47 Opry Originals .........................................47 $10 Boutique............................................51 Jensen’s Shoes ..........................................54

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Grand Ole Opry Set For

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othing says “Nashville” quite like a night at the Grand Ole Opry – the show that made country music famous—, and there’s no better season than autumn to visit the Opry Complex. After all, October is both the Opry’s birthday month and heralded as “country music month” from coast to coast. The Opry is set to celebrate its birthday this year with weeks of special shows and superstar appearances. Among those confirmed to visit the Opry stage this fall are the likes of Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Crystal Gayle, and Ray Stevens. Meanwhile, CMA award-winner Blake Shelton is set to welcome fans to the Opry House daily as the video host of Opry House Backstage Pass Tours, a one-of-a-kind experience that gives guests a look behind the scenes of country’s most famous show. Fans can get a taste of the Opry—literally—at the Opry Backstage Grill across the street from Gaylord Opryland Resort inside the Radisson Hotel at Opryland. The restaurant combines the entertainment of the Opry with traditional Southern favorites including fried chicken, barbecue, and even dumplins made from Loretta Lynn’s personal recipe. The Opry’s birthday isn’t the only milestone being celebrated this fall. October 25th marks the 100th birthday of one of the Opry’s most iconic members ever, country comedienne Minnie Pearl. The Opry Backstage Grill

is celebrating Minnie’s 100th with a special dessert in honor of the Queen of Country Comedy. While 2012 marks Miss Minnie’s 100th birthday, the Opry dates back to 1925, when Nashville radio station WSM announcer George D. Hay introduced fiddle player Uncle Jimmy Thompson as the first performer on a new show called the “WSM Barn Dance”. Now in its 87th year, the show Hay started has launched countless country music careers and led the way for Nashville to become Music City. Early Opry performers such as Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, and Bill Monroe became musical foundations for the Opry during its years in residence at the historic Ryman Auditorium, later welcoming to the stage artists who would become entertainment icons in their own right, including Patsy Cline, George Jones, and Bill Anderson. Today, hundreds of thousands of people make pilgrimages from around the world to see and hear Opry greats including Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Riders In the Sky, Connie Smith, and Keith Urban. Millions of other fans tune in to enjoy the Opry via 650 AM WSM, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, syndicated radio, opry.com, or the Opry’s mobile app. Today’s fans also get more up-to-the-minute information and news by following the Grand Ole Opry on Facebook and Twitter. Not bad for 87! Happy Birthday, Grand Ole Opry! !

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222 5th Ave. South • Downtown Nashville • 615-416-2001 countrymusicHallofFame.org The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. Historic RCA Studio B is operated as an educational partnership between the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Belmont University. Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B made possible by the Mike Curb Family Foundation.


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he Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music and the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1973 to 1974, is sacred to the history of country music. Built in 1892, the Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark and a must see for anyone visiting Nashville. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974, the Ryman is the very epicenter of Music City. There are currently three exhibits on display: Grand Ole Opry 1940s & 1950s, Grand Old Opry 1960s & 1970s, and Johnny & June at the Ryman. See genuine artifacts from those early Opry years like the dress Dolly Parton wore the night she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. See rare photos from The Johnny Cash Show of Cash with Bob Dylan and Louis Armstrong. And, have your picture taken on the stage graced by legends from Houdini and Hank Williams to Bob Hope and Bruce Springsteen. Take a guided tour through the dressing rooms dedicated to the stars of the Ryman’s rich musical past, including Minnie Pearl and Hank Williams. Stand in the wings where performers as varied as Katharine Hepburn, Elvis Presley and James Brown stood awaiting their time in the spotlights. Look out on the famous “Ryman Alley” where the stars cross over to the honky tonks and the Everly Brothers were first discovered. For more information, including a full line up of our nighttime concerts please visit ryman.com.

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A Tribute to the King: 1953-1977 Monday and Thursday, Texas Troubadour Theater

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Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater “A Must See in Nashville”

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Conway Twitty to Sara Evans and Toby Keith. There is entertainment for the entire family. The “Best of Country” Dinner and Show, throughout their season, includes guest stars such as “Opry Star” Jeannie Seely, “The Fiddle Man” Tim Watson, Tommy Cash, Diana Murrell, Paula Poe (from the Tammy Wynette Show) and many others. This is a fantastic show you won’t want to miss! The standing ovation at the end of the show is an indication of the great time the audience had. Following the show there is a meet and greet with the performers. I would highly recommend that visitors to Nashville experience Nashville Nightlife where you will see the best of country from old to new. Come see why the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater presents a Dinner and Country Music Show voted the best combination in Nashville. Don’t miss this Nashville tradition. Located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Music Valley Village across the street from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and the Grand Ole Opry. Call 615-885-4747 or 1-800-573-7973 for information and reservations or go to www.nashvillenightlife.com. Tour groups are welcome.

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attractions BELLE MEADE PLANTATION Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. The centerpiece of the property is the Belle Meade mansion built in 1853. This Greek revival house was home to five generations of the Harding-Jackson family, original owners of the Bell Meade Farm. In the late 19th century, the farm encompassed 5,400 acres and was one of the largest private estates in Nashville and was a thoroughbred nursery famous for breeding and training championship race horses. Located at 5025 Harding Rd, Nashville. Call 615356-0501 or visit www.bellemeadeplantation.com. COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM The home of America’s music since 1967, the Museum presents the crown jewels of its vast collection to illustrate country music’s story as told through the turn of two centuries. A treasure trove of historic country video clips and rec ublic spaces. A definite must-see while in Nashville. Located at 222 Fifth Ave. South, downtown Nashville. Call 615-416-2001 or visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

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COYOTE UGLY SALOON Visit themost famous bar in the United States right here in Nashville, where the beautiful bartenders dance on the bar, and they don’t serve water! Guaranteed to be a wild time for everyone. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. til 3 a.m. Happy Hour Mon. thru Fri. 11 a.m. til 7 p.m. Located in The District at 154 Second Ave. North, below Buffalo Billiards. Call 615-254UGLY (8459) or visit www.coyoteuglysaloon.com. DAVE AND BUSTERS Welcome to Dave & Buster’s. Built around excitement, Dave & Buster’s dishes out delicious food and drink with all the fun and games you could ever hope to play. Whether you’re hitting the Midway and winning tickets or catching your favorite team on HDTVs, Dave & Buster’s is the perfect complement to any other fun activities you may have planned. So come and join us and Escape into Play.® Located in Opry Mills at 540 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. We are open SunThurs 11am-Midnight and Fri & Sat, 11am til 1am. Happy Hours M-F 4:30-7pm. Call 615-970-3800.

HISTORIC STUDIO B Historic Studio B is Home of 1,000 hits and one of the world’s most important recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life by the Studio B magic, including more than 1,000 top ten American Hits, and over 150 Elvis Presley recordings (by far more than any other studio). This is Nashville’s ONLY Historic Studio Tour. Tours depart daily between 10:30am and 2:30pm from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and are available only in conjunction with museum admission. Visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org for reservations.


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Visit one of the few museums in America to specialize in European cars. Approximately 150 cars and motorcycles typically not seen in the U.S. Microcars, Amphibious vehicles, Competition cars, Alternative fuel vehicles, Military vehicles, Motorcycles and One-of-a-kind vehicles. Open Thurs-Mon 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $5be made for Lane Motor Museum 6:45. Reservations are required is and can Visit one of the few museums in(55+) America to specallingunder 615-902-956618 or visiting adults, Seniors are by $3, arewww.missfree. cialize in European cars. Approximately 150 cars jeannes.com. Mention Getaway Magazine for a and motorcycles typically not seen in the U.S. Mi$6 discount. Inquire for group rates. Lane Motor Museum is crocars, Amphibious vehicles, Competition cars, Alternative fuel vehicles, Military Murfreesboro vehicles, MotoNASHVILLE GHOST TOURS located at 702 Pike, Nashville. For cycles and One-of-a-kind vehicles. Open Thus.-Mon. Nashville’s original haunted walking tour. Explore 10a.m.-5p.m.information Admission is $7 for adults, Seniors the shadow-filled streets downtown Nashville more call 615-742-7445 orof visit online (65+) are $5, Youth 6-17 are $2, Ages 5 and under are and learn about the historical, haunted heritage at www.lanemotormuseum.org. free. Inquire for group rates. Lane Motor Museum of Music City from professional storytellers and

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Visit one of the few museums in America to specialize in European cars. Approximately 150 cars and motorcycles typically not seen in the U.S. Microcars, Amphibious vehicles, Competition SECOND FIDDLE cars, fueltonk. vehicles, Military vehicles, This isAlternative a true honky The walls pay tribute to Motorcycles One-of-a-kind vehicles. the Grand Oleand Opry with memorabilia onceOpen housed inside the old MusicAdmission Hall of Fame. A guitar Thurs-Mon 10 Country a.m.-5 p.m. is $5 for signed by the Carter Johnny Cashfree. hangs adults, Seniors (55+) Family are $3,and under 18 are on the wall along with of radios all tuned Inquire for group rates.dozens Lane Motor Museum is to 650 WSMathome of the Grand Ole Join allFor your Nashville. located 702 Murfreesboro Pike,Opry. rowdyinformation friends for acall taste of the real Nashville Honky more 615-742-7445 or visit online Tonk experience. Located at 420 Broadway. Visit at www.lanemotormuseum.org.

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SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER Legends Corner stands out as one of the best The Schermerhorn Symphony opened honky tonks in Nashville. Located Center at the corner of in September of 2006 and is home toisthe critically 5th & Broadway, the atmosphere one of theacclaimed Nashville Symphony. The Nashville Symgreatest. Country music record covers plaster the phonybut perform than is100 walls, the realmore attraction theclassical, bar’s livepops music:and special concert events each session and will present Some of the city’s finest contemporary acts make recitals, choral concerts, cabaret, jazz and worldmusic their mark onstage. The expanded drink menu events. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at and the cold beer keep regulars coming back. 1 Symphony Place, for complete schedule information This legendary honky is definitely one to call 615-687-6400 or visittonk www.nashvillesymphony.org. experience while in Music City. Located at 428 Broadway. Visit www.legendscorner.com. TEQUILA COWBOY

The party at Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill is a little bit country and a little bit rock n’ roll. We have the best live bands, the hottest dance music and the baddest mechanical bull in town! Our focus is on good food, fun drinks, and great music. Join us for daily drink specials and live music with full-restaurant service during the day and a one-of-a-kind experience after dark. We are located at 305 Broadway in downtown Nashville. Call 615-742-9048 or visit tequilacowboy.com.

THE STAGE The original home of the Roy Acuff Exhibits, The Stage on Broadway is rich in country music traditions and features some of the bestmusicians and singers in Nashville, including special guest artists. It has the largest stage and seating capacity of any club on Broadway and also boasts the biggest dance floor. Live entertainment 7 days a week. Never a cover charge except for special events. Located at 412 Broadway. Visit online at www.thestageonbroadway.com. TRIBUTE TO THE KING 1953-1977

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The Holy Trinity Parish was founded in 1919 and has provided continuous service to the Orthodox faithful since that time. The parish, while under jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, is the religious home for the Orthodox of many ethnic backgrounds and many converts of varied backgrounds. Proceeds from the festival support the building fund and enrich the culture of the community. Admission to the festival is $2.00, children under 12 are free. Free parking is available and handicap parking is available at the top of the hill. For more information about the festival, the public may contact the Church Office at (615) 333-1047. 4905 Franklin Pike at Tyne Blvd (between Harding Place & Old Hickory Blvd)

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oin the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) for two great events honoring all things handmade. Celebrate, preserve, and support our nation’s rich craft heritage at the 34th Annual TACA Fall Craft Fair on September 28th, 29th and 30th. Experience craft first-hand on the lawn of Nashville’s famed Parthenon in Centennial Park. No matter what you are looking for, you’ll be sure to find it among the 200+ artisan booths at this always anticipated, juried fair. The one-of-a-kind, handcrafted treasures are perfect for birthdays, weddings, and just-because gifts for friends, family… and yourself! In addition to the array of high quality craft, visitors enjoy food, family-friendly activities, and live demonstrations. Want more? The Best of Tennessee Craft: The 2012 TACA Biennial is on view through October 21st at the Tennessee State Museum. For more than 40 years, the TACA Biennial has showcased expertly created work, exemplifying the high standards of excellence found in Tennessee fine craft.  TACA is a nonprofit focused on encouraging, developing, and promoting crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee. TACA works to preserve the tradition and heritage of Tennessee craft. Visit www.tennesseecrafts.org for more information and hours. Both events are free and open to the public. september/october 2012

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spotlight : peter nesbitt One Man’s Journey Building

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he town I lived in was a garrison town,” Peter Nesbitt of Matchless Transportation recalls with a thick Cockney accent. “I lived next to the biggest armory factory in the world at the time. They made all sorts of things: tanks, guns, shells. So the Germans would come over every night and try to bomb it. They must have gotten the geography wrong, because they kept missing it. There was a butcher shop across the street from where I lived. One night it got hit and the two houses behind it.” Peter’s family survived World War II, and like their working-class neighbors, they wasted no time rebuilding their lives. They settled back in Plumstead next to a motorcycle factory that had been fenced off to house top-secret, khaki-green WD (war department) motorcycles. Inside that factory, people were building the infamous Matchless Motorcycle. Matchless is one of the oldest brands, or marques, of British motorcycles, which were manufactured in Plumstead en masse starting in 1901. Peter began his career working on automobiles at the age of 17. “Eventually I worked my way up to doing engines and transmissions,” Peter said. “I built my way up. I learned the hard way. After working as a mechanic apprentice for a used car dealer for two years, I got into my own car business.” He travelled to America in 1971 to join his brother on Long Island at his foreign car shop where he became the head mechanic and supervisor, working on Rolls Royce, Bentley and older British cars. “It wasn’t really what I wanted to do so I broke away and opened my own store about four miles down the road doing foreign-auto repair,” Peter said. Peter named his business “Matchless Auto Engines” after his admiration for Matchless Motorcycles. He was an artist when it came to restoring and maintaining foreign classic cars. The name “Matchless” and Peter’s reputation as a high-end mechanic got around in the vintage car world, and his high-profile clientele increased. He began servicing cars for Geraldo Rivera, actor Peter Boyle and Jeff Scott from CBS. Peter also purchased Lamborghinis and Jensens for Foghat drummer Roger Earl and other rock stars. He married his neighbor’s daughter Diane Croteau in 1993. She was an art major, whom he had employed. The couple’s love of great art – moving and non-moving – made

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them the perfect creative pair. “Peter is the epitome of the word “Matchless,” Diane said. “He is the substance upon which a great reputation is built. He’s like a crazy, mad scientist – a back-to-the-future dude – but always in a classy Englishman’s ride.” In 1994, Peter and Diane made a visit to Tennessee to visit family members and fell in love with the state. In 1999, they moved Matchless Machinery to Tennessee. After the events of 9-11 brought the business of plastic molding to a crawl, Peter and Diane decided to re-establish Peter’s mechanical skills with Matchless Limousine. They began building a fleet of restored cars, and traditional limousines, running the business out of Cheatham County. In 2005, they moved the business to Nashville proper. “Diane runs the whole show – the marketing, the booking, the daily running of the business – and she does a fantastic job,” Peter said. “I’m just in the background, restoring cars and keeping the cars running. I have a vision when I first think about restoring a car. If I think it will have the appeal to the clientele that we’re aiming for, then I’ll buy it and restore it. My cars are classic cars.” Matchless has 22 cars in the fleet, including the classics: three MkIX Jaguars (1958, 1960 and 1961); four Rolls Royces, including a black stretch; and a 1962 Bentley. Peter also considers his London Taxi a classic, because it is so different from American cars and people look twice when they see it on the road. “The oldest car we have in the fleet now is a 1958 Jaguar MkIV,” Peter said. “I grew up with that car. There aren’t a lot of people here who can work on them. They’re all original, that’s the thing; they’re all running on their original engines and transmissions. As Peter Nesbitt slides into the driver’s seat of his 1988, cream-colored Rolls, passers-by stop to gawk. You can see a child’s twinkle in his eye – the fondness he holds for a well-built machine. “My wife is an artist, a fantastic artist,” he said. “She’s into the art that hangs on the wall. That’s great, but it doesn’t move. You can’t drive it and take it to your friend’s house and show it off. You’d look a bit stupid carrying a piece of artwork around with you,” Peter laughed. “Whereas we’ve got these cars, we both have admiration for our old cars, the mainstay of our business, really – the classics. Rolling art that works!” To read the full story by Nanette Malher go to www.matchlesstransportation.com and click on One “English” Man’s Journey Building ‘Art That Works’.


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W Having been closed for nearly two years after the historic Nashville flood in May of 2010, Opry Mills is back in a big way following a recent star-studded Grand Re-Opening celebration with special appearances by Pam Tillis, Laura Bell Bundy and country superstar Josh Turner. Visitors from around the world can now take advantage of Tennessee’s largest outlet and value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination with more than 200 stores, including several namebrand first-in-market additions.

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hile in or near Nashville, Opry Mills is the place to shop with everything from fashion and jewelry to electronics, sporting equipment, beauty products, home accessories, toys and more. Visitors enjoy a variety of shopping options, which are conveniently grouped into distinct retail sections, distinguished by modern lighting, a palette of neutral hues, architectural elements and comfortable seating. Opry Mills’ Fashion Wing is home to an impressive roster of designer outlet stores, such as Calvin Klein Company Store, Coach Factory Store, Coach Mens Factory, G by GUESS, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Vera Bradley, White House Black Market and more. Other popular value retailers include Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Disney Store Outlet, IT’SUGAR, The LEGO Outlet, RCC Western Wear, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Under Armour Factory House, Yankee Candle, and Zales the Diamond Store Outlet with more to come. Opry Mills’ unique brand of shopping offers a variety of family dining and entertainment options. With eight full service restaurants and a contemporary food court with ten eateries, shoppers enjoy great Asian, Tex-Mex, Italian or American cuisine, as well as special themed dining experiences at Aquarium Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, and the first-in-Tennessee location from Claim Jumper. With strong ties to Music City, entertainment is an important component of Opry Mills’ success. In true Nashville fashion, live performances and musical entertainment are regularly provided on the Entertainment Stage near Entry 5. Shoppers can

also watch feature movies in a state-of-theart environment and enjoy the IMAX experience at Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX. A family destination, Opry Mills also boasts Tennessee Treasures, a brand new, Tennessee-inspired children’s play area. Whimsical musical instruments and animals representing different regions of the state are incorporated into this kid-friendly space, which is located in the Children’s Wing near Crazy 8.

Opry Mills’ unique brand of shopping offers a variety of family dining and entertainment options. There is always something fun at Opry Mills. This fall, visitors will continue to enjoy all the great selection as well as events happening regularly. Opry Mills is located seven miles from downtown Nashville, off Briley Parkway at Exit #11, Opry Mills Drive and is adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry and the 2,800-room Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Regular hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Opry Mills, please call (615) 514-1000 or visit www.oprymills.com. Opry Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OpryMills) and on Twitter @shOpryMills.


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dining CASA FIESTA Authentic Mexican food. The best fajitas in town! Known for our great margaritas and all your Mexican favorites! Luncheon and dinner specials daily. Happy hour 4-6 p.m. Sun. thru Thurs. Located near the Nashville Airport at 2615 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville. Call 615-871-9490. Bienvendas Amigos! www.nashvillecasafiesta.com

FIESTA MEXICANA This great Mexican restaurant is conveniently located in downtown Nashville and offers free parking. Fiesta Mexicana offers all your favorite Mexican dishes and a full bar with wonderful drink selections. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. 416 4th Avenue South, Nashville. Call 615-259-0110.

CHEROKEE STEAK HOUSE Join us for a special dinner tonight at The Cherokee Steak House where we serve the world’s finest beef and our motto is: “You can whip our cream, but you can’t beat our meat!” Our only objective is to provide you with the finest beef possible. Our extensive menu also includes seafood, chops, ribs, salads, and more! Located just 30 minutes from the Nashville Airport. Take I-40 East, Exit 232B and go north for 10.5 miles. Turn right at the sign. We are right next door to Reba McEntire’s house! 450 Cherokee Dock Rd, Lebanon. Call (615) 444-2783 or visit www. cherokeesteakhouseandmarina.com.

GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT Climb aboard the General Jackson Showboat for a unique dining and entertainment experience! This 300 ft paddlewheel riverboat cruises the Cumberland River offering fantastic shows and delicious meals. Your show ticket also includes a delicious dinner served familystyle in bottomless bowls. For tickets and more information call 615-458-3900 or buy online at www.generaljackson.com.

COCK OF THE WALK Our casual, rustic atmosphere, and costumed service personnel will bring you back to the time of the old riverboat days! Our menu boasts our signature item, fried catfish filets, along with fried shrimp, steaks, salads, and broiled chicken and fish. There is something for everyone in your party. Open 7 days a week; Mon-Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 4pm-9pm, and Sunday 11am-9pm. 2624 Music Valley Dr, Nashville. Call 615-889-1930 or fax 615-889-0047. www. cockofthewalkrestaurant.com.

GERST HAUS Since 1955, the Gerst Haus has been a Nashville favorite. We provide the best in German food in an authentic beer hall atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of German and American food. Our signature dishes include our fresh wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, and corned beef and cabbage. Also offering our own gerst Amber beer, as well as 26 drafts and 60 imported beers. Our goal is to provide good food, good drink, and good service. Open 7 days from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 301 Woodland St, Exit 48 off of I24. Call 615-2448886. www.gersthaus.com. JACK’S BAR-B-QUE Proudly serving barbeque from “Pit to Plate”. Offering Tennessee pork shoulder, Texas beef

brisket, smoked turkey, Texas sausage, St. Louis style ribs, smoked chicken and other Southern cuisine served with our award-winning sauces. Two locations to serve you at 416 Broadway, Nashville, call 615-254-5715 and at 334 West Trinity Lane, Nashville, call 615-228-9888 or visit www.jacksbarbque.com. KALAMATAS This wonderful restaurant serves Classic Mediterranean Cuisine and a fresh, healthy menu which includes kebobs-lamb, beef, or chicken, the best hummus around, stuffed grape leaves with rice stuffing, pita sandwiches, delicious baklava and much more. The menu is filled with tasty items created for a health conscious clientele. Receive a free baklava when you show your hotel room key (at our Brentwood location only). Located in Brentwood Place Shopping Center, 330 Franklin Road, (615) 221-4002. Green Hills location, 3764 Hillsboro Road and Belmont location, 1703 Portland Street. Visit www.eatatkalamatas.com. MAGGIANO’S Little Italy Maggiano’s is the perfect place to celebrate together and enjoy authentic Italian food. Offered on the menu are Classic Pastas, Prime Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Chef’s Specials, Signature Salads, and Desserts all made-from-scratch by our chefs. You can also get authentic Italian food with a click and placing your carryout order online. Maggiano’s is located at 3106 West End Avenue, Nashville. For reservations call 615-514-0270 or visit www.Maggianos.com. MARGARITAVILLE Great food, frozen concoctions, cool shopping and live entertainment – all this awaits you at Margaritaville. Visiting a Margaritaville Café is an experience unlike any other… it’s not just a dining destination, it’s an entire change of latitude. Your visit to Margaritaville will be an unforgettable experience! Restaurant opens daily at 11am and Retail opens daily at 10am. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 322 Broadway, call (615) 208-9080 or visit www. margaritavillenashville.com for event information and more! MCNAMARA’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT At McNamara’s they are dedicated to providing their patrons with the hospitality, service, and family-friendly ambience found in small local pubs all over Ireland. Wonderful traditional Irish fare includes fish & chips, corn beef & cabbage, fresh soups & salads, and also offering steaks, seafood, and more. Live Irish music Wednesday thru Sunday evenings. Located 5 minutes from the Nashville Airport at 2740 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville. Call 615-885-7262 or visit www. mcnamarasirishpub.com.

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dining MELTING POT Dip into something different at this fondue restaurant offering fine aged cheeses, award winning wines, steaks and seafood, and chocolate fondue. Located in downtown Nashville on Historic Second Avenue. Reservations are recommended by calling 615-742-4970. Visit our website www.meltingpot.com. MONELL’S When in Nashville, do as the locals do – “pass the peas, please!” for a true southern experience. Food is served at communal tables as all items are passed around the table while staff at Monell’s soon replenishes an empty bowl. Each day’s menu includes 2-3 meats, 3-4 salads, 4-5 hot vegetables, drink and dessert. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm, dinner Tues-Sat 5pm-8:30pm. Located in historic Germantown at 1235 N Sixth Ave (between Monroe and Madison Streets), Nashville. 615-248-4747. OPRY BACKSTAGE GRILL The show that made country music famous is about to make its mark on okra fries, Tennessee corn bread salad, skillet fried chicken, pit smoked southern bbq, and much more in this unique new restaurant. Opening mid-July across from Gaylord Opryland Resort in the Radisson Hotel Opryland, you’ll find a one-of-a-kind experience combining world-famous Opry entertainment and the great southern cooking that Opry artists and fans have shared for generations. This brand new restaurant is a must do & must see while visiting Nashville. www.oprybackstagegrill.com.

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PAST PERFECT Past Perfect is a nostalgic celebration of classic food and cocktails, accented with a touch of class, and a modern twist. For lunch, dinner, or late night, Past Perfect is a refreshing alternative to the bright lights and fat fryers of Broadway’s honky-tonk strip. We pride ourselves in offering only the freshest and best quality ingredients available in all of our food and infused spirit menu items, guaranteed! Located in the heart of downtown’s So-Bro district at 123 3rd Avenue South, call 615-736-7727 or visit pastperfectnashville.com.


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SAVANNAH TEA ROOM & GIFT SHOP What a delightful way to spend the afternoon with a friend. Step back in time with us and experience the luxury and joy of sharing a pot of tea. High tea, light tea and lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday thru Thursday. High tea and light tea will be served on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Also visit our gift shop with Nashville’s largest array of specialty teapots and accessories. Located near downtown at 707 Monroe St. For more information call 615-383-1832 or visit www.savannahteacompany.com.

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SHOGUN Fine Japanese cuisine prepared before your eyes. Wide variety of sushi rolls and sashimi to suit your taste. Offering appetizers, soup, Japanese vegetables, fried rice, salad and hot green tea. Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, dinner Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm, Sunday 4pm-10pm. Located across from the Cool Springs Galleria at 1638 Westgate Circle, Brentwood. Call 615-377-7977. THE STOCK-YARD RESTAURANT After more than 20 years, The Stock-Yard Restaurant continues to reap rave reviews from satisfied patrons. The International Restaurant and Hospitality Bureau named it one of the top ten steak houses in America. They serve only the finest cuts of Certified Angus beef with additional delights that include live Maine lobster, chicken and a variety of fresh seafood and pasta dishes. This world-famous, award-winning restaurant offers one of the largest selections of fine wines available in Music City. Open nightly from 5 p.m. Reservations are accepted. 901 Second Ave. North. Call 615-255-6464 or visit www.stock-yardrestaurant.com.

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VITTLE’S RESTAURANT Come and see where the “locals & stars” go for great food at a great price! Down-home cookin’ with fast and friendly service. Offering great family favorites including beef pot roast, southern-style catfish, grilled or fried pork chops,country-fried steak and much more. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week, breakfast Monday-Sunday. 4936 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood. Call 615-371-2525. Visit www.vittlesrestaurant.com.

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events around town September Events September 7 thru 9 The 25th Annual Greek Festival being held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Be Greek for a day and enjoy the best of Greek food, dancing, entertainment and more. 4905 Franklin Road, I-65 Harding Place Exit 78B West. Call 615-3331047 or visit nashvillegreekfestival.com.

September 15 Wine on the River being held on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville. Sample wine, beer and/or spirits specific to 10 different regions and a restaurant featuring a culturally themed menu. Visit wineontheriver.com. Wine on the River

September 11 Nashville Symphony presents Chris Isaak with Beyond the Sun, a tribute to the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org. September 12 Americana Honors and Awards featuring Bonnie Raitt, Booker T, Richard Thompson and more at the Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. September 12 thru 15 The Americana Music Association presents the 13th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union St. For more information visit americanamusic.org. September 13 thru 15 Nashville Symphony presents Boyz II Men who redefined R&B in the 1990s with their “hip-hop doo wop.” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org. September 14 Ryman Auditorium presents Metric with Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-8893060 or visit ryman.com. 40 getaway nashville and middle tennessee

September 27 Ryman Auditorium presents International Bluegrass Music Awards, the centerpiece of “World of Bluegrass” week in Nashville. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. Martina McBride

September 15 Fall Folk Festival & Buchanan Marketplace at the Buchanan Log House, 2910 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville. Call 615-871-4524 or visit buchananloghouse.com. September 7 thru 9 Nashville Symphony presents Mahler’s EighthSymphony of a Thousand, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, Nashville Symphony Chorus, Blair Children’s Chorus and Soloists to be announced. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

Dierks Bentley. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com.

September 17 Nashville Symphony presents Al Green, soul and gospel legend. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org. September 17 Ryman Auditorium presents Ben Folds Five with special guest Kate Miller-Heidke. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. September 18 Ryman Auditorium presents Grizzly Bear, Brooklyn-based indie rock band. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. September 20 thru 22 Nashville Symphony presents A Woman’s Life, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, Olga Kern, piano, Angela Brown, soprano. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, 615-6876400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org. September 21 Ryman Auditorium presents Umphrey’s McGee with Conspirator, known for their uniquely diverse show sets and unexpected theatrical effects that both excite and intrigue audiences around the world. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. September 23 Carrie Underwood with special guest Hunter Hayes in concert at the Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, downtown Nashville. Visit bridgestonearena.com. September 24 Ryman Auditorium presents the 6th Annual ACM Honors hosted by Grand Ole Opry member

September 28 Ryman Auditorium presents Martina McBride in concert. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com.

September 28 thru 30 34th Annual TACA Fall Craft Fair in Centennial Park, 2598 West End Avenue in Nashville. Experience craft first-hand on the lawn of Nashville’s famed Parthenon. A must-see event - You’ll be sure to find one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures from over 200 artisan booths. Parking and admission are free. Visit tennesseecrafts.org.

October Events October 2 Ryman Auditorium presents David Byrne & St. Vincent in concert. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. October 3 Ryman Auditorium presents Gotye in concert whose “Making Mirrors” has already sold nearly two million copies internationally. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com.

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October 4 thru 6 Nashville Symphony presents Beethoven’s Fifth at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

October 5 The Wildhorse Saloon presents Air Supply in concert. 120 Second Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Call 615-902-8200 or visit wildhorsesaloon.com. October 6 Nashville Beer Festival presented by Frugal MacDoogal features over 80 craft beers from over 40 breweries being held at Public Square in downtown Nashville. Visit nashvillebeerfestival.com.


October 7 Ryman Auditorium presents The Shins, an American indie-rock band that was created as a side project for lead vocalist, James Mercer. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. October 12 Nashville Symphony presents Charlie Haden & Quartet West. Time magazine called him “one of the most restless, gifted, and intrepid players in all of jazz.” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org. October 12, 13 Ryman Auditorium presents Grace Potter & The Nocturnals in concert. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. October 13 Oktoberfest: Nashville’s Original German Festival being held in Historic Germantown with German food and beverages, specialty food items, polka dancing, street performers, arts and crafts and much more! For more information visit nashvilleoktoberfest.com. October 18 thru 28 Nashville Zoo presents Ghouls at Grassmere

celebrating another year of “spooktacular” family fun open 3 weekends in October (not open Halloween night) with fun activities for children 12 and under. 3777 Nolensville Rd, Nashville. Call 615-833-1534 or visit nashvillezoo.org. October 19 Rascal Flatts with special guests Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, and Edens Edge in concert at the Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway in downtown Nashville. Visit bridgestonearena.com. October 19 Ryman Auditorium presents Rufus Wainwright in concert. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com.

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October 20 Ryman Auditorium presents Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam with legendary DJ Spinderella accompanied by some of the biggest names in comedy. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-8893060 or visit ryman.com. October 20 Nashville Municipal Auditorium presents John Michael Montgomery with special guest Bucky

Covington. 417 4th Avenue North, Nashville. Call 615-862-6390 or visit nashvilleauditorium.com. October 25 thru 27 Nashville Symphony presents Michael W. Smith for an inspiring night of music at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org. October 27 Ryman Auditorium presents moe in concert. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. October 28 Ryman Auditorium presents Bonnie Raitt in concert. 116 Fifth Avenue North, call 615-889-3060 or visit ryman.com. October 29 Nashville Symphony presents Halloween Movie Night featuring Nosferatu with organist Tom Trenney at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

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Antiques Eighth Avenue Antique District DOWNTOWN ANTIQUE MALL One of Nashville’s oldest destinations for antique and collectible shopping is found in this 13,000 square foot historic warehouse. It is filled to the brim with merchandise that would surprise and delight anyone. As well as having the largest variety of antique and vintage furniture, we’re famous for the best deals in town. Don’t miss the opportunity to stop by for a visit, sit on our loading dock and see the trains go by, or enjoy the spectacular view of the Nashville skyline. Open daily from 10-6, Sun 1-6. 612 8th Avenue South, Nashville. Call 615-256-6616. EIGHTH AVENUE ANTIQUE MALL At this great Antique Mall you’ll find it all – American, English, and French furniture, glassware, bronze, books, art, rugs, and more. Over 50 dealers in this great mall. Estate Sales. Spacious parking. Open Tues-Sat 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5. 2015 8th Avenue South, Nashville. Contact us at 8thavenueantiquemall@gmail.com or call 615-279-9922. ESTELLE’S CONSIGNMENT FURNITURE “Where Chic is Cheap” “Famous for the Best Prices in town.” Located at the start of the 8th Avenue Antique District and within walking distance from downtown, Estelle’s offers 3100 square feet of antiques, award-winning furniture

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and accessories from some of Nashville’s finest homes. Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-6. 601 8th Avenue South (across from the Downtown Antique Mall). Call 615-259-2630.

GASLAMP ANTIQUE & DECORATING MALL Nashville’s largest and newest Antique Mall. Voted best Antique Store for 2006 by the readers of Nashville Scene. One half acre of shopping bliss under one roof! French, English, and American antiques. Jewelry, art deco, toys, books, magazines, quilts, linens, garden & architectural, vintage jewelry & clothing, collectibles and much more. Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun noon-6. 100 Powell Place (across from 100 Oaks Mall above Staple’s). Exit 79 from I65 N or S. Call 615-297-2224 or visit www.GasLampAntiques.com.

TENNESSEE ANTIQUE MALL A clean, bright mall conveniently located near the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Collectibles, glass, furniture, silver coins, and much more! There is something for everyone… every day! Over 60 dealers antiques and collectible to browse. Jimmy & Martha Walker, Owners. Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 1-5:30. 654 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville. Call 615-259-4077.

Eighth Avenue Antiques EIGHTH AVENUE ANTIQUE MALL At this great Antique Mall you’ll find it all – American, English, and French furniture, glassware, bronze, books, art, rugs, and more. Over 50 dealers in this great mall. Estate Sales. Spacious parking. Open Tues-Sat 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5. 2015 8th Avenue South, Nashville. Contact us at 8thavenueantiquemall@gmail.com or call 615-279-9922.


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Hermitage • Mt. Juliet Old Hickory Antiques THE ANTIQUE MALL Hermitage’s largest antique mall with over 17,000 square feet. Vintage collectibles, unique furniture and much, much more! You’ve got to visit. Located behind The Hermitage Inn at 4144B Lebanon Pike in Hermitage. Open Tues-Fri 10-4:30, Sat 10-5, Sun 1:30-4:30, closed on Mondays. Call 615-391-8978. CREATIVE ACCENTS & TEA ROOM The Busy Bee Trader 2006 Readers Choice Winner for Best Tea Room. For a taste of true southern hospitality, come by and visit our gift shop. We feature unique and vintage items as well as Gone With The Wind collectibles and more! We also have tea and tea accessories. PLUS enjoy a delicious lunch or tea time in our Scarlett’s Garden Tea Room-Plantation Style!!! You’ll think you stepped back in time! Open Tues-Sat 10:30-2:30 and located just minutes from The Hermitage at 12192 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet. Call 615-773-5513. HOWARD RAWLINGS ANTIQUES A Green Business! We were green when green wasn’t cool. Winner of Busy Bee Trader’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Antique Wholesale Distributor/Most Helpful Staff (2005) and Best Open House/Best Place to Find Bargains (2004). A dealer mall with three floors of treasures in a 1925 farm house. English and French furniture, as well as china and glassware. Imports. Always wholesale to dealers. Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30. 13693 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet, Mention GETAWAY of Nashville Magazine for a 10% discount. Call 615-754-7457 or visit www.rawlingantiques.com.

also find glassware, kitchen collectibles, oak, mahogany, and walnut furniture, books, lamps, art, accessories, large variety of decorating items, garden items and much more. Open Mon, Thur, Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Closed Tues and Wed. Located at 11520 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet. Call 615-754-6232. PHOENIX FLEA MARKET A few antiques (US mostly), lots of collectibles, a fair amount of good used furniture and a whole lot of fun. Our building is over 22,000 square feet with well over 100 booths filled completely full of everything that you can imagine. There’s old glass, new glass, lots of conversation pieces, and something for everyone. Plan on spending a few hours with us when you come. We’ll have fun, I guarantee it! Open 7 days a week from 10-5. Located at 1409 Robinson Rd (that’s Old Hickory Blvd). From I40 take Exit 221 towards The Hermitage. Stay on Old Hickory Blvd (S.R. 45) for approximately 7.4 miles. The Flea Market is on the rights. Call us if you need directions at 615-847-1044. See you there!

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shopping BELLE MEADE PREMIUM CIGARS Experience Nashville’s finest cigar store where you will find all the best in premium cigars, a luxury lounge, walk-in humidor, and flat screen TV’s. Our featured products include Davidoff Cigar Cutters, lighters and cigar knives. Please visit our website listing all our fine cigars and cigar accessories. Open Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday Noon-6 p.m. Located at 4518 Harding Pike, Nashville. Call 615-297-7963 or visit www.bellemeadecigars.com. THE FACTORY AT FRANKLIN Shop, dine and unwind at this unique boutique mall just minutes from Cool Springs. The Factory at Franklin is a depression-era factory that has been renovated into one of Tennessee’s most marvelous shopping, dining and entertainment venues! Restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, one-of-a-kind retail stores, theater, culinary center and more. Located at 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin TN. For more information call 615-7911777 or visit www.factoryatfranklin.com. FRENCH’S SHOES & BOOTS Large selection of boots, shoes, sandals, handbags, and more at this great store located on historic 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville right next to the Wildhorse Saloon. Buy one pair of boots and get the second pair FREE! (excludes Justin Bent Rail). You’ll be glad you visited! 615-736-2934.

JENSEN’S SHOES Jensen’s Shoes carries a broad range of orthopedic footwear. We are able to address the needs of most type of foot problems with our expertise in matching custom orthotics, shoes and the individual’s foot. These problems include bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis. Care of diabetic and arthritic feet is an area of our expertise. Open Mon.- Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Thur. til 7 p.m. Located at 73 White Bridge Rd., Suite 123, Nashville. Call 615-3569699. www.jensenshoes.com. THE MALL AT GREEN HILLS Come find one-of-a-kind specialty shops and two major department stores. Hours are Mon.Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m. Located at 2126 Abbott Martin Rd., Nashville. For more information call 615-298-5478, ext. 20. LEGENDS GIFTS Legends Gifts is a great place to shop for all your Nashville gifts and souvenirs. Their friendly, helpful staff is there to help you with any questions or needs that you have. Shop at your leisure and enjoy all the fun merchandise. You may even have your fortune told by Elvis and Willie Nelson. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville on honky-tonk row between next to Legends Corners at 424 Broadway. Open every day from 9am to midnight. Call 615-891-7913.

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LEBANON PREMIUM OUTLETS Located less than 30 miles from Nashville, Lebanon Premium Outlets is central Tennessee’s premier outlet shopping destination. Showcased here are 60 outlet stores offering savings of up to 65% on brand names, including Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap Outlet, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Take I-40 to Exit 238 in Lebanon, TN. Call 615-444-0433 or visit www. premiumoutlets.com/lebanon. OPRY MILLS Tennessee’s largest outlet, value-retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination is back in a big way! Mills Means More and you’ll find something for everyone with more stores, more savings, more brands and more fun! Visit Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Vera Bradley Outlet Store, J.Crew Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, Michael Kors, Tommy Bahama, The LEGO Outlet, RCC Western Store, Chico’s, Talbots Outlet, and many more popular retailers all under one roof! Enjoy dining and entertainment venues such as; Aquarium Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Claim Jumper, Chuy’s Mexican Food, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Regal IMAX and Dave & Buster’s. Opry Mills is located at 433 Opry Mills Drive, adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry and Gaylord Opryland Resort. Call 615-514-1000 for more information or visit OpryMills.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook. com/OpryMills. PROVIDENCE MARKETPLACE This beautiful outdoor marketplace offers a diverse mix of stores, including anchors such as Target, Belk, JC Penney, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Staples and many more specialized retailers, specialty shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Conveniently located 10 miles east of Nashville International Airport and easily accessible from I40, Exit 226C. For more information visit www.shopprovidencemarketplace.com. SAVANNAH TEA ROOM & GIFT SHOP Our gift shop offers one of the largest selections of tea pots (over 500), tea accessories, and of course, our Tea Emporium is stocked with over 100 varieties of teas and tisanes from around the world. Visit us for unique, one-of-a-kind specialty items. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Located at 707 Monroe St., Nashville. Call 615-383-1832. www.savannahteacompany.com. $10 BOUTIQUE At this new to “The District” Boutique in downtown Nashville you will find more than 1,000 unique name brand, top quality products at Factory direct prices and values up to 60% below retail. We have something for everyone. Watches for men & women, bracelets, rings, scarves, earrings, necklace & earrings sets, sunglasses for men & women, hats for men & women, tons of accessories and gadgets and much more. Open daily and located at 176 Second Avenue North. Call 615-251-0004 for store hours. www.tendollarboutique.com.


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General Jackson Showboat BELLE MEADE PLANTATION The Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. The centerpiece of the property is the Belle Meade mansion built in 1853. The mansion is open for tours daily. The Winery at Belle Meade Plantation is Tennessee’s newest winery and Nashville’s only winery to date! The restaurant at Belle Meade serves lunch daily and they have a fantastic gift shop loaded with merchandise. Located at 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville. Call 615-356-0501 or visit www.bellemeadeplantation.com. COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM® has been home of America’s music since 1967. In keeping with the cultural significance of the music and the heroic achievements of those who form its membership, the Museum opened in a $37 million landmark, new building in May 2001. The Museum presents the crown jewels of its vast collection to illustrate country music’s story as told through the turns of two centuries. A treasure trove of historic country video clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits, regular menu of live performances and public programs, a Museum store, on-site dining, and much more. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 222 Fifth Avenue South. Call 615-416-2001 or visit www. countrymusichalloffame.org.

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GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT Take a cruise down the Cumberland River on this 300 foot paddlewheel riverboat that boasts four massive decks with a beautiful two-story Victorian Theater that is located in the center of the boat where live music shows are performed. The General Jackson Showboat is one of the largest showboats in the country. Both midday and evening cruises offer a variety of entertainment options throughout the year. Call 615-458-3900 or visit www.generaljackson.com. GRAND OLE OPRY The Grand Ole Opry is an American icon and Nashville’s #1 attraction. The Opry is worldfamous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make pilgrimages across town or around the world to see the Grand Ole Opry live. The Grand Ole Opry House is located at 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville. For complete and up-to-date schedule information call 615-871-OPRY or visit www.opry.com. THE HERMITAGE: HOME OF PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON Andrew Jackson always welcomed visitors to his home. Since The Hermitage opened as a museum in 1889, over 15 million people have crossed its threshold. Ongoing events at The Hermitage include: The HermitageFrontier Farm to American Landmark, Stories


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concerts; special events; children’s concerts and community outreach programs. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 1 Symphony Place. Call 615-687-6400 or visit www.nasvhillesymphony.org.

NASHVILLE NIGHTLIFE DINNER THEATER Voted Music Valley’s #1 Dinner & Show where you can dine with the stars. Enjoy a great southern buffet dinner and the best live entertainment you can imagine. Some guest stars include “Opry Star” Jeannie Seely, Tommy Cash, Diana Murrel, Brenda Best, Paula Poe (from the Tammy Wynette Show), and many others. Southern Buffet at 5:30pm, Showtime at 6:30pm. Located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Music Valley Village across the street from Gaylord Opryland Resort and the Grand Ole Opry. Call 615-885-4747 or visit www.nashvillenightlife.com.

THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM This Nashville landmark is known as “The Mother Church of Country Music” and a must see for anyone visiting Nashville. There are great concerts performed here and a number of exhibits including Johnny & June At The Ryman, Grand Ole Opry 1940s & 1950s, and Grand Ole Opry 1960s & 1970s. Located in the heart of downtown at 116 Fifth Avenue North, for complete schedule information call 615-889-3060 or visit www.ryman.com.

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and President and CEO Alan D. Valentine, the Nashville Symphony has a growing international reputation for its recordings and innovative programming. With more than 140 performances annually, the 83-member Nashville Symphony is an arts leader in Nashville and beyond, offering a broad range of classical, pops and jazz

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DidYouKNOW? DID YOU KNOW… The amount on the price tag on Minnie Pearl’s hat was $1.98. The Centerville native and Grand Ole Opry star would eventually buy a home next door to the Governor’s Mansion on Curtiswood Lane in Nashville. DID YOU KNOW… That President Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase “good to the last drop”, words that became a national slogan, after sipping coffee at Maxwell House Hotel. The coffee was a local product of the Cheek family. Their family home is now Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art. DID YOU KNOW… Nashville’s Athena Parthenos is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. She stands an impressive 42 feet high in the temple of the Parthenon. DID YOU KNOW… Elvis recorded more than 200 of his songs at RCA’s Historic Studio B on Music Row. The red, blue and green lights found in the studio are a remnant from one of Elvis’s Christmas albums. Unable to get in the holiday spirit while recording in July, he was having trouble finishing the album. The crew solved the problem by installing holiday-colored lights, putting up an artificial Christmas tree in the corner and cranking the air conditioner up as high as it would go to create the festive atmosphere. DID YOU KNOW… Country singer Randy Travis was a cook and dishwasher at the Nashville Palace before he made it big. 52 getaway nashville and middle tennessee

DID YOU KNOW… Belle Meade Plantation was famous for breeding thoroughbred horses. Iroquois, bred at the Belle Meade Farm, was the first American horse to win the English Derby. In addition to Iroquois, there were two other famous horses that can trace their lineage back to Belle Meade: Seabiscuit and War Admiral, both made popular again by the 2011 best-selling novel. For generations removed, the 1930’s horses were descendents of the sires of Bonnie Scotland, Belle Meade’s prize horse, making the family rivalry at the Plantation run deep. DID YOU KNOW… In 1941, Nashville was granted the first FM license in the United States. Music City then became the first to enjoy static-free radio. DID YOU KNOW… The Frist Center for Visual Arts is located in what was formerly Nashville’s main post office, a city landmark, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The Center went to great lengths to preserve the historical integrity of the building, as the building itself is a work of art. DID YOU KNOW… African-American artist and native Nashvillan Will Edmonson was the first black to be honored with a one-man exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Edmonson, the son of former slaves, created primitive limestone carvings of animals, angels, Biblical characters, and even celebrities. A photo spread of his work in Harper’s Bazaar led to the historic 1937 exhibit in New York City. Today, his works are on display at Cheekwood.


DID YOU KNOW… Nashville was founded on Christmas Eve 1779 along the banks of the Cumberland River. Two teams of pioneers set forth from the Carolinas to found the new city. Upon arrival, they immediately began building Fort Nashborough. Among the pioneers was Rachel Donelson, who would later become the wife of Andrew Jackson. DID YOU KNOW… The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, boasts a driveway in the shape of a guitar. Legend says that the driveway was so shaped to please his daughter-in-law Emily. Nashvillians like to think it was a good sign of things to come. DID YOU KNOW… Standard Candy Company, founded in 1901, created the GooGoo, a true Nashville delight marrying peanuts, caramel, marshmallow and milk chocolate together for a tasty cluster of candy. Today Standard Candy Company uses more than 3 million pounds of chocolate a year. Legend has it that GOO stands for Grand Ole Opry. DID YOU KNOW… After a May 1885 sermon given by the Reverend Sam Jones at a tent revival, Captain Tom Ryman became an instant convert and immediately began raising funds to build a church. Upon his death in 1904, the church he built as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, was renamed in his honor - Ryman Auditorium. The iconic venue would later host such performers as Enrico Caruso, Katharine Hepburn, and Bob Hope, as well as the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. Not surprisingly, in 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2011, the Ryman was named Theatre of the Year by Pollstar Magazine. Today, the Ryman is open by day as a museum and at night plays hosts to artists of all genres.

DID YOU KNOW… Oprah Winfrey was raised in Nashville by her father Vernon Winfrey. While a sophomore at Tennessee State University (TSU), she was hired as a news anchor at WTVF-TV/News Channel 5, making her the first female and first African American in Nashville to hold such a job. DID YOU KNOW… That the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is an architectural wonder in itself? One side of the building is a RKO-style radio tower while the main building, with windows resembling a piano keyboard, ends in a Cadillac tailfin-style flourish. DID YOU KNOW… President Richard Nixon was onstage when the Grand Ole Opry broadcast its first show in the new Opry House in 1974. The former President played “God Bless America” on the piano and Roy Acuff showed him how to yo-yo. DID YOU KNOW… Nashville is known the world over as “Music City” because WSM radio announcer David Cobb referred to Nashville with that nickname in 1950 on Red Foley’s NBC radio broadcast. DID YOU KNOW… The Hermitage Hotel which has hosted several political and entertainment figures including John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Al Capone since it opened its doors in 1910 is the only Five-Star, Five Diamond property in the state of Tennessee. DID YOU KNOW… The Union Station Hotel, a National Historic Landmark since 1977, was originally built in 1900 as the city’s railroad station. september/october 2012

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columned venue offers an unparalleled acoustical experience. Nashville has a pristine collection of antebellum estate mansions: Belle Meade, where a string of winning thoroughbreds was raised; The Hermitage, presidential home of Andrew Jackson; and Belmont Mansion, drenched in Victorian grandeur. Tour the beautifully-restored hilltop State Capitol building, then walk down to the Tennessee State Museum for an educational tour of the state’s history and culture. Dubbed the Athens of the South for its elegance, style and many academic institutions, Nashville claims a full-size replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park, complete with the 42-ft high statue Athena, the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, an exquisitely converted Art Deco post office, hosts roving exhibitions changing every couple of months. The mansion at Cheekwood houses an extensive art gallery surrounded by 55 acres of divine gardens. What truly sets the city apart is the music. Music is the very heart of Nashville. Long recognized as the world’s capital of country music, Music City also boasts sounds of pop, rock, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues and soul. Supported by rhythm tracks of culture and history, Nashville is uniquely and authentically “Music City.” In Nashville you can hear great music 24/7, 365 days a year. A great place to begin a tour is on Lower Broadway where honky tonks line the street. Here you’ll find evocative names like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Robert’s Western World, and you never know who you might see (or hear), a current star or the next big thing.

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You’ll catch star-dusted pickers and songwriters all over town, in places like bluegrass venue Station Inn, the rockin’ Exit/In, the honky tonkin’ bars on Broadway, the song-centered Bluebird Café or the legendary Ryman Auditorium. Of course, the ultimate country venue is the Grand Ole Opry House, where legends and current stars perform on the nation’s longest-running live radio program. Eating and drinking are high on the list of priorities. Nashville’s palate offers everything from Southen fare to haute cuisine with quite literally everything in between. Here, a perfect barbecue is as celebrated as the most spectacular creation from any of the city’s award-winning chefs. Whether it’s a family-friendly meal, dinner and a show or a romantic repast, the city’s restaurants serve every dish with a side of Southern hospitality. With its charming mix of musical, historical and cultural flavors, Nashville is truly a city for all seasons and styles. So whether it’s listening to live music, soaking in the art scene, exploring history or simply relaxing, you’ll find many ways to enjoy Music City and discover why music calls us home. september/october 2012

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