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Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC.............................................................................................. 27 Nashville Symphony............................................................................................................................. 36 Country Living Fair.............................................................................................................................. 56 March & April Events..................................................................................................................... 58, 59 Ongoing Events.............................................................................................................................. 60, 61

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Gerst Haus.............................................................................................................................................. 2 Monell’s.................................................................................................................................................. 2 Sun Diner....................................................................................................................................... 18, 19 Nashville Nightlife................................................................................................................................ 29 Luigi’s Pizza.......................................................................................................................................... 42 Rodizio Grill......................................................................................................................................... 44 Jack’s BarBQue...................................................................................................................................... 45 Melting Pot........................................................................................................................................... 45 John A’s Restaurant................................................................................................................................ 46 McNamara’s Irish Pub........................................................................................................................... 46 E. Milano’s Restaurant........................................................................................................................ ..47 Vittle’s................................................................................................................................................... 47 Cherokee Steak House.......................................................................................................................... 63


Grand Ole Opry...................................................................................................................................... 3 Ryman Auditorium............................................................................................................................. 8, 9 Nudie’s Honky Tonk....................................................................................................................... 16, 17 B B King’s.............................................................................................................................................. 24 Tequila Cowboy.................................................................................................................................... 25 CrazyTown..................................................................................................................................... 22, 23 Robert’s Western World......................................................................................................................... 28 Nashville Nightlife................................................................................................................................ 29 Tribute To The King.............................................................................................................................. 31 Coyote Ugly.......................................................................................................................................... 32 Legends Corner.................................................................................................................................... 33 The Big Bang........................................................................................................................................ 33 The Stage.............................................................................................................................................. 35 Second Fiddle....................................................................................................................................... 35


The Hermitage............................................4 Lane Motor Museum...................................4 Opry House Backstage Tours.....................10 Country Music Hall of Fame®...............5, 13 Patsy Cline Museum...........................14, 15 Madame Tussauds...............................20, 21 Fontanel...................................................27 Music Valley.............................................28 Willie Nelson Museum..............................30 Nashville Ghost........................................33 Nolensville...............................................40 Belle Meade Plantation..............................41 Cheekwood.........................................50,51 Famous Footsteps Walking Tour...............60 Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre...................61 Escape Game Nashville.............................61 Wilson County...................................62, 63 Johnny Cash Museum.........................66, 67

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Ryman Auditorium:


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stablished in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark and must see for any Nashville visitor. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 — 1974, there is far more to the story of Music City’s most recognizable icon. Take a Self-Guided or Guided Backstage tour and discover what makes the Ryman, the “Soul of Nashville.” At the start of your tour, you will be immersed in the Ryman’s magical history during “Soul of Nashville,” a one-of-a-kind theater experience which puts the spotlight on more than a century of legendary performances and showcases a new collaboration with Darius Rucker, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill. Five new exhibits are now open! “Workin’ on a Building,”“Showplace of the South,” Mother Church of Country Music,”“Ryman Stage to Screen,” and “Ryman Renaissance”. Peruse genuine artifacts and enjoy videos with hosts Charles Esten, Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts and Trisha Yearwood as they take you through each chapter of the fascinating Ryman story. Explore its rich entertainment history and how the Ryman became known as the “Carnegie Hall of South” during the years when Caruso and Sousa performed, Theodore Roosevelt spoke, and Houdini escaped in the 5th Avenue vestibule timeline. Then, take your place center stage, grab a guitar and step up to the microphone while you have your photo taken on the legendary planks.

Visit the Ryman Gift Shop and take a piece of music history home with you! Find exclusive Ryman merchandise including tee-shirts, Hatch Show Prints, and novelty memorabilia along with specialty CDs and DVDs. Open daily from 9 am until 7 pm with extended hours during events.

Take a Guided Backstage Tour* through dressing rooms dedicated to the stars of the Ryman’s rich musical past including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Minnie Pearl, and stand in the wings where performers as varied as Elvis Presley, James Brown and Katharine Hepburn stood awaiting their time in the spotlights. Make a Record at the Ryman! Do you sing? Visit the Ryman’s recording studio and cut your own CD**! Choose from a selection of classic songs or bring an original composition of your own and let our sound engineer record your rendition right in the Ryman Auditorium. Your Ryman Records CD — labeled with your name and song — will make a great souvenir or special gift. The all new Cafe Lula features housemade entrees, sandwiches and salads using fresh, local ingredients. Happy Hour 3pm – 5pm daily features local brews, wine, cocktails and appetizers. Open for Tours Daily from 9 am – 4 pm. Self-guided tour: adults $20.00, children 4-11 $15.  Backstage tour: adults $30.00, children 4-11 $25.00. 615-889-3060  *Prices and availability subject to change without notice. **Recording does not include the price of a Ryman Tour, which must be purchased separately. March/April 2017




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In 1912, in a copper kettle at the Standard Candy Company at Clark & First Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee, the first combination candy bar was invented. A roundish mound of luscious caramel, creamy marshmallow nougat and fresh roasted peanuts all covered in real milk chocolate, the Goo Goo Cluster has been delighting Nashvillians and visitors to Music City ever since. Goo Goo Clusters were originally hand dipped and sold without wrappers under glass at drug store candy counters. With the dawn of hand wrapping, a team of ladies was responsible for swaddling the Goo Goo Clusters in tin foil before they were sold. Eventually, machinery was put in place to automate wrapping the candy. Today, the process is so streamlined that Standard Candy Company in Nashville can produce 20,000 clusters in one hour! In the years since the birth of the Original Goo Goo Cluster, the company has introduced two new flavors to their product line: the Supreme, which replaces peanuts with pecans, and the Peanut Butter, a peanut butter center sprinkled with crunchy peanuts then covered in real milk chocolate. Over the last two years, other exciting additions to the brand’s offerings are the flagship retail store, the Goo Goo Shop, and the Goo Goo Shop Dessert Bar. Located in the SoBro area of downtown Nashville, the retail store and cafe give visitors the opportunity to walk through history as they peruse a 100+ year timeline complete with artifacts from the Goo Goo archives, feast their eyes upon Premium Goo Goos being made by hand in a glassed-encased confectionery kitchen and satisfy their sweet tooth with delicious baked treats, gourmet confections, and ice cream. The Goo Goo Shop is the exclusive retailer of Premium Goo Goos, 4-ounce candies made with a wide variety of inclusions. The Premium menu rotates periodically and new, unique flavors are introduced on a regular basis, with four to six options available on any given day. For more information on Goo Goo Cluster and the Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar, visit

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ake a walk through the historic, mythical and trailblazing career of Virginia Patterson Hensley, better known to the world as the iconic Patsy Cline. Nashville’s newest museum houses the largest collection of Patsy Cline artifacts in the world. Locked away for over 50 years, personal artifacts, letters, photographs, costumes, clothing, and household furnishings from her Nashville dream house help to pay homage to Cline’s storied personal and professional life. Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley of humble beginnings and began to experience a career that was about to launch her into superstardom until it was ended too early due to the tragic plane crash that took her life in 1963. Patsy landed her first recording contract with Four Star Records in 1955, but saw her biggest success when signing with Decca Records, which released her debut project in 1957. In her five and a half year charting career, she scored hits like Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, She’s Got You, Leavin’ On Your Mind, So Wrong and many others. Patsy Cline became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1960 and broke many ceilings for women. She was the first female to receive headline billing over her male tour-mates and the first female to not only anchor a Las Vegas Casino, but also to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Despite all these accomplishments and the amazing fact that she has impacted generations of fans more than

50 years after her passing, fans had previously never had a museum to visit to honor her legacy. The opening of the Patsy Cline Museum represents this opportunity for fans, in the very town whose sound she was so influential in creating. Another exciting first for fans is the opportunity to purchase licensed apparel and collectables; never before available. Guests will travel back to her humble beginnings in Winchester, VA and see family photos, possessions and even the very booth she waitressed as a teenager at Gaunt’s Drugstore. Never-before-seen costumes that exhibit her transition from western cowgirl to torch singing headliner will also be on display. Many of the costumes exhibited are creations designed and sewn by her mother, Hilda. Guests will have the unique opportunity to step inside Patsy’s famed Rec Room, where many famous entertainers dropped in to jam and party in the dream home Patsy purchased on Nella Drive in Goodlettsville, TN. The room contains original furnishings owned and used by Cline and her husband Charlie Dick. A vintage jukebox broadcasts her mega- hit “Crazy,” highlighting its distinction as the most programmed jukebox song of all time. A bio film documents Patsy’s career and is hosted by noted actress Beverly D’Angelo, who played the role of Patsy Cline in the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” D’Angelo was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in the film. Located at 119 Third Avenue South, the Patsy Cline Museum is located on the second level of the building which houses the world renowned Johnny Cash Museum. Guests are educated and entertained via cutting-edge audio and touch screen technology featuring Cline’s numerous audio and video performances. The museum is open daily from 9 AM – 7 PM CT. For more information, visit: and March/April 2017







he world-famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk is now open on Broadway in Nashville featuring a three-story entertainment complex housing memorabilia, costumes, multiple bars, stages, and Southern style comfort food for patrons. This must-see attraction celebrates the life of Nudie Cohn and the unforgettable mark he made sewing together Hollywood glamour and country culture. “The rhinestone cowboy couture was founded in the hands of Nudie Cohn,” says owner Bill Miller, who also founded Music City’s award-winning Johnny Cash Museum, and is prepping the opening of the Patsy Cline Museum. “This attraction serves not only as a historical record of the epicenter where fashion perfectly fused country and Hollywood cultures, but also provides a museumlike environment for patrons to enjoy great food, drinks and live music.” Ukrainian-born Nuta “Nudie” Kotlyarenko and his wife, Bobbie, started their world-renowned fashion brand from their garage in the 1940’s. Nudie’s Rodeo Tailor fashions were donned by the hottest in film and music including Gene Autry, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Robert Redford, Porter Wagner and John Wayne, and more. One of Nudie’s most recognized, ostentatious contributions on display is Elvis Presley’s $10,000 gold lame’ suit that he wore on the cover of the “50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong” album. Nudie didn’t stop at clothing. He also customized automobiles, installing silver-dollar dashboards, pistol

door handles and gear shifts, extending rear bumpers and trimming vehicles with longhorn steer horns as hood ornaments. Nine “Nudie Mobiles” survive today, with his $400,000 1975 Cadillac El Dorado finding a permanent home on the wall at Nudie’s Honky Tonk. In addition to Nudie’s iconic vintage suits and country music artifacts, Broadway’s newest offering houses three live performance spaces and Nashville’s longest bar at more than 100 feet. This remarkable destination, located at 409 Broadway, is open Monday-Thursday from 11AM to 3AM, and Friday-Sunday from 10AM to 3AM. For more information, visit www.nudieshonkytonk. com, and follow on Facebook at NudiesHonkyTonk/, or Twitter @NudiesHonkyTonk.

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t’s no secret that many of the biggest stars in Nashville’s music history got their start at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis; the original address of Sun Records. Such legendary performers as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and even Conway Twitty passed through the historic studios of Sam Phillips throughout their careers. That legacy is celebrated at the Sun Diner located at 105 Third Ave. S in downtown Nashville. The diner serves as a tribute to the music that came from Phillips’ studio. “The musical histories of Nashville and Memphis are forever intertwined with each other, with so many artists beginning their career at Sun before taking their music to Nashville – and all over the world,” said Adam Hesler, President of TC Restaurant Group, the company which owns the establishment and hopes to continue the tribute to Sun Records in cities across the country. Continuing with the theme of making history, Sun Diner is Nashville’s first 24-hour restaurant to be located in the downtown area of Music City. “We are excited about being Nashville’s first 24-hour diner to open, especially right off of Broadway in the heart

of the Honky Tonk district,” says TC’s Hesler. “Because of the uniqueness of our always being open, we serve a wide variety of dishes – ranging from dinner to breakfast – for those going home after a night on Broadway, or for those about to start their day downtown.” The restaurant is a hot destination for tourists – and locals – who are looking for one last taste of southern hospitality during the early morning hours. The menu at the Sun Diner will most definitely take on a Memphis flavor with such listings as the “Love Me” Tenders – named after the classic Presley hit, as well as the “Cry, Cry, Cry” Hot Wings – with its name taken from the first major hit record from “The Man In Black.” Among the entrees include the “Million Dollar Quartet,” with its moniker taken from the iconic December 1956 session at the label with Presley, Lewis, Cash, and Carl Perkins. Consumers will get to pick their choice of four items among such delicious fare as Crispy Bacon, Sausage Patty, Chef Thomas’ Hash Browns, Cage-free organic eggs any style, Pancake, Waffle, and Granola Parfait. For more information about Sun Diner, log on to March/April 2017




adame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction, is set to open its newest attraction in Music City April 2017. The multi-sensory experience will make guests the star of the show while getting up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest musical talents. Built to honor Nashville and its deep roots in America’s music history, Madame Tussauds will host visitors from around the globe as they enjoy a musical journey through time alongside a colorful cast of figures. The Nashville location will be the first Madame Tussauds worldwide that will center its focus on one theme, music. The beloved brand is excited to be opening an attraction in the U.S. that focuses solely on the lyrical icons that have shaped the musical landscape of America. Kicking off the project with a groundbreaking ceremony in July of 2016, Madame Tussauds Nashville’s construction is making headway with the sounds of hammers steadfastly working toward the April 2017 opening. Crews have been working tirelessly to transform the space, creating vivid and authentic scenery that will become the backdrop to the dynamic cast of wax figures. Several music heavy-hitters have already been announced as permanent residents of the brand’s newest locale. Music royalty hitting the stage at Madame Tussauds Nashville will include Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl and Little Jimmy Dickens. More artists will continue to be added to the bill as the attraction nears completion. Madame Tussauds has been generating excitement within the Nashville community, hosting several surprise figure reveal events prior to the location’s impending opening. The late Minnie Pearl made her figure debut to Nashville residents and the television viewing audiences around the country, alongside her family members in the city’s annual Christmas parade this

December. Adoring fans waved and cheered as she cruised down Broadway atop a Gray Line bus. Little Jimmy Dickens’ figure also made a splash on the scene as the Grand Ole Opry legend’s close friend and country superstar, Brad Paisley, introduced Dickens’ look alike on the iconic Opry at the Ryman stage. Paisley paid tribute to his late friend with a performance of his favorite Dickens’ song, to the delight of the crowd. And current Country superstar, Blake Shelton’s figure made its debut on NBC’s Today show on Valentine’s Day with Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford. Attendees of the attraction will not only be allowed, but encouraged to have fun and interact with the figures. Take a selfie with Queen Bey, rock out next to T-Swift or sing a bar with the Man in Black. Early bird tickets are now available for guests to purchase in order to be among the first to experience the one-of-a-kind attraction. These limited-time-only tickets offer visitors $5 off the regular ticket price. These special Early Bird tickets are redeemable through the end of 2017, after the attraction opens the rate will return to the standard rate of $24 for adults and $19 for children ages 3-12. Ages two and under are always free. Viewing the unrivaled craftsmanship of each figure is truly an experience that cannot be missed, each Madame Tussauds figure is a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months of extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds’ legacy. To stay apprised of all Madame Tussauds Nashville happenings, connect with the attraction on social media.

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razy Town is Nashville’s newest Restaurant/Live Music Venue and features 6 Bars, 3 stages, 2 outdoor patios and a panoramic view of Historic Broadway. The interior of the bar is eclectic, fun & funky! It contains walls of 5 reclaimed barns, antique signs, enormous hanging guitars, handmade chandeliers and even a Barber’s Chair used to take shots & pictures! Crazy Town is the best place in Nashville to watch your favorite band. Each level contains a different theme with great live music all day long. Want to relax? Spend the day on their amazing rooftop patio overlooking Broadway. Crazy Town is a great place to grab a bite to eat, watch your favorite band, and relax with one of our handcrafted cocktails or an ice cold beer. Crazy Town has a variety of delectable entrees including Nashville Hot Chicken, Gourmet Melts and the “Crazy Town Burger” – a burger that is like no other. Certified Angus Beef grilled to perfection and topped with Hot Chicken, Crazy Town Sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Pickle. Delish! Each bar offers specialty handcrafted cocktails to quench your thirst! The Nashville Mule, Blood Orange Bourbon Sour & Whiskey Smash are a few of the twisted cocktails featured. Come check out what everyone is talking about. Crazy Town is the most fun around!

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pring in Music City brings the – “I Will Always Love You.” best of Broadway to town, In April, don’t miss the with two award-winning powerful and immersive productions fresh from New Tony Award-winning York and London’s West End stage adaption of Mark making their Nashville debuts at the Haddon’s best-selling Tennessee Performing Arts Center. novel, “The Curious Coming to the HCA/TriStar Health Incident of the Dog in Broadway at TPAC season fresh from its the Night-Time” when it successful West End run, “The Bodycomes to Nashville for guard” is an adaptation of Lawrence a limited engagement Kasdan’s popular 1992 film, playing April 25-30. TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall March “Curious” tells the 21-26, 2017. story of 15-year old Starring Grammy Award-nominated Adam Langdon as Christopher Boone and the touring production of The Curious Christopher Boone, a and multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo by Joan Marcus. young man who has an artist and film/TV actress, Deborah Cox, extraordinary brain and “The Bodyguard” tells the story of former Secret Service agent is exceptionally intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. TV star Judson Mills sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shatterplays the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer in this romantic thriller. ing discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. “The Bodyguard” features irresistible classics including “One For information on TPAC shows and to purchase tickets, visit Moment in Time,”“Run to You,”“I Have Nothing,”“I Wanna Dance, call 615-782-4040, or visit the TPAC Box Office in downwith Somebody,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time town Nashville. March/April 2017


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Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater “A Must See in Nashville”


re you looking for some good ole’ home cooking, exceptional Southern Hospitality and live entertainment that will have you singing along and tapping your feet? Then Nashville Nightlife is definitely the place to go! We recently had the pleasure of a night out at the theater. We were warmly greeted at the door and given our tickets. We browsed the lobby area where we found unique, one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. Before long, the hostess called our name and personally seated our party in the dinner theater. A smiling, friendly waitress took our beverage order and directed us to the buffet table. There we found a lovely salad bar and a first-class buffet with country fried chicken and ribs as their entrees that night, complete with all the fixins’. Everything was homemade right down to the peach cobbler for dessert. I had the warm feeling of being in my grandma’s kitchen. Once the entertainment starts, I guarantee you will be dancing in your seat. We were treated to such a wide variety of music from Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, and Conway Twitty to Sara Evans and Toby Keith. There is

I would highly recommend that visitors to Nashville experience Nashville Nightlife

entertainment for the entire family. The “Best of Country” Dinner and Show, throughout their season, includes guest stars such as “Opry Star” Jeannie Seely, “Hee Haw’s Shotgun Red, “Rising Star” Zach Janson, 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. D on’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 Tour groups are welcome.

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The Willie Nelson & Friends Museum and General Store

A family owned Nashville Tradition for over 35 Years!


ountry music fans from around the world visit year after year to experience the unique country music history that comes alive as you journey through the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum. This is a very personal museum that evolved over the years from friendships established by museum founders, Frank and Jeanie Oakley. The Oakley’s were longtime friends with not only Willie Nelson but many of his legendary country music friends as well. There are lots of personal items to see donated by legends like Webb Pierce and Faron Young who were regulars at the museum prior to their passing. The museum has always been known as a great hangout for many of the stars you’ll see represented in the many exhibits. The museum is true country music history and showcases an “All Star” line-up of some of traditional country music’s greatest stars! Among the many highlights on display include the Martin guitar and paystub from Willie

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Nelson’s Grand Ole Opry debut in 1963. You’ll also see many personal items of the great Patsy Cline. Also featured are several “Nudie of Hollywood” suits worn by the legends Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Webb Pierce and Porter Wagoner. The Willie Nelson and Friends Museum is undeniably one of the best values in Nashville. It’s a family operated and family friendly attraction with plenty of free parking. You are also welcome to take photographs during your journey so don’t forget your camera!


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Queen of Country Music, who toured he longest running musiwith Elvis. “This show is fabulous! John is cal is back by popular so talented and so very respectful of demand, the legend lives Elvis, you just have to see!” raved Joanne on in Nashville’s first and Cash Yates, sister of Johnny Cash. only continuously runAudiences continue to give standing ning show paying tribute to him in ovations at every show, and they walk Music City, where he recorded over A Must See Show away excited and entertained. All guests 300 songs. are greeted by friendly smiles and the This high-energy, live musical meet-and-greet after the show is special biography starring John Beardsley for everyone. transports the audience through six eras A must-see show while in Nashville; come see why! John of The King’s career and is unique in showcasing all of his Beardsley has been officially recognized as the Nashville King most memorable and distinct styles of music. John Beardsley’s world-renowned performance with over 30 songs by the city of Nashville. and five costume changes has thrilled audiences of all ages Mondays and Thursdays only – Texas Troubadour from New York to Russia. Many music industry giants who Theatre , 2416 Music Valley Drive (past Cracker Barrel, left worked with and were friends of Elvis give impressive reviews into Music Valley Village, free parking). To order tickets, to Beardsley’s Tribute: “John, you are a great showman; this is please call us directly at 615-758-0098. To pick up tickets one of the best shows I’ve ever seen!” declared Kitty Wells, box office opens at 10am day of show only.

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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 HardingJackson 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 615-3560501 or visit THE BIG BANG DUELING PIANO BAR Sing Along. Laugh along. Drink Along. Every night the show comes to life at The Big Bang

where our entertainers take a seat on stage behind two grand pianos and combine music, comedy and audience participation to create a fast-paced, high-energy show that’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Open Tuesday-Saturday at 411 Broadway, upstairs. 615-747-5851, visit Like us on facebook @ Big Bang Dueling Pianos Nashville. 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 world class galleries. A definite must-see while in Nashville. Located

at 222 Fifth Ave. South, downtown Nashville. Call 615-416-2001 or visit www COYOTE UGLY SALOON Visit the most 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 615-254-UGLY (8459) or visit CHEEKWOOD Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else. To learn more about Cheekwood and its year-round festivals and programs, please visit ESCAPE GAME NASHVILLE The Escape Game is a fun new entertainment concept in Nashville. It is a real life adventure game designed for small groups of 2-8 people. Your goal is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room.  While the goal is simple, the game is challenging.  Getting through the locked door will require finding clues, solving puzzles, and working together as a team or else you may never escape.  Book today and see if you can keep cool under pressure and escape from the locked room in under 60 minutes. The Escape Game is the first of its kind in the South. 510 East Iris Dr, Unit D, 615-878-3135, JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM The Johnny Cash Museum features the largest collection of Johnny Cash memorabilia in the world. Exhibits chronicle Johnny’s life and provide a very personal and unique glimpse into his world. Our exhibits include Johnny’s stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and handwritten songs as well as artifacts from family members and notable friends. Our Museum Store features the largest selection of Cash souvenirs, apparel and rare collectibles available anywhere in the world. Enjoy coffee, coffee drinks, and gourmet café foods in their new Bongo Java Café. Museum and Store hours are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM seven days a week. For more information call 615-256-1777. Lane Motor Museum 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 Thus. - Mon. 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 65+), $3 for youth (ages 6-17 and free for kids ages 5 and under. Inquire for group rates. Lane Motor Museum is located at 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. For more information call 615-742-7445 or visit online at NASHVILLE GHOST TOURS Nashville’s original haunted walking tour. Explore the shadow-filled streets of downtown Nashville and learn about the historical, haunted heritage of Music City from professional storytellers and tour guides. Begins at 8pm Wed thru Mon at The Hermitage Hotel and ends at the Ryman Auditorium

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ack by popular demand this year on the General Jackson Showboat® are the two country shows that received wide acclaim by winning over audiences in 2009. The General Jackson, one of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s beloved entertainment attractions pays tribute to the very music that made Nashville famous through Country Music USA and T im Watson’s Fiddlin’ Around. Country Music USA, inspired by the celebrated show at the former Opryland Themepark, features some of Music City’s most energetic and talented per formers showcasing songs made popular by country legends and the biggest stars from today. This three-hour evening cruise includes a prime rib of beef dinner served with seasonal vegetables and chef’s selection of potatoes.


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NASHVILLE NIGHTLIFE A “Must See” in Music City! If you love country music and country cookin’, you’ve got to experience the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, located across from Opryland Hotel on Music Valley Dr. The Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater presents a dining experience and variety show voted the best combination in Nashville & Nashville’s #2 attraction by the Nashville Business Journal. Located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Music Valley Village across from Gaylord Opryland Resort and the Grand Ole Opry. Call 800-308-5779 or 615-885-4747 or visit ROBERT’S WESTERN WORLD Home of the Traditional Country Music and Brazilbilly! Live music 7 days a week! The most authentic Honky Tonk experience in town! Voted Best Honky Tonk by Nashville Scene readers! Live music beginning at 11am Mon thru Saturday and noon on Sunday. Great food from our grill! 416-B Broadway, downtown Nashville.



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SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER The Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened in September of 2006 and is home to the critically acclaimed Nashville Symphony. The Nashville Symphony perform more than 100 classical, pops and special concert events each session and will present recitals, choral concerts, cabaret, jazz and worldmusic events. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 1 Symphony Place, for complete schedule information call 615-687-6400 or visit 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 TRIBUTE TO THE KING The longest running musical and back by popular demand, the legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to him in Music City where he recorded over 300 songs. Only Mondays and Thursdays (some Thursday’s are not available) at the Texas Troubadour Theater, 2416 Music Valley Drive in Music Valley Village next to Cracker Barrel. To order tickets call us directly at 615-758-0098 or visit



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Nashville’s renowned Johnny Cash Museum has only been opened less than two years but has expanded three times during that period. The latest expansion includes tripling the size of the museum store and adding a Bongo Java Café featuring Nashville’s finest coffee and coffee drinks as well as gourmet café fare. The original Bongo Java has the distinction of being Nashville’s oldest and most honored coffee house, having opened its first location in 1993. Bongo is known for it’s use of local ingredients and coffee beans are organic and fare trade. The café offers a delicious assortment of pastries and baked goods as well as sandwiches, salads and other items made fresh daily in the facility’s new kitchen. Signature items include Johnny Cash’s Iron Pot Chili made from a recipe created by The Man In Black himself. Other favorites include a Fried Bologna and Pimento Cheese sandwich and The Elvis, which features The King’s favorite peanut butter, honey, bananas and bacon served on honey wheat bread. With the current expansion, the museum has expanded its daily operating hours from 9:00AM to 7:00PM, seven days a week. The Bongo Java café opens daily at 9:00am.


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SIGHTSEEING TOURS Experience Nashville with local experts and see why we are Music City!

Visit Nashville’s iconic sights by coach, trolley, DOUBLE DECKERS or walking tour. See the homes of the stars, the filming locations of ABC’s hit TV show, Nashville, visit backstage at the Grand Ole Opry or explore on your own riding our Music City Hop On/Hop Off Trolley and DOUBLE DECKERS...a tour of Nashville above the rest! Gray Line’s wide variety of sightseeing tours has something for everyone.

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ince 1972 Gray Line of Tennessee has been the premier sightseeing company in Nashville creating memories with a wide variety of tours and package options. Visitors to Nashville have many options with over 20 different themed sightseeing itineraries ranging from 1 hour to full day excursions. Gray Line of Tennessee added open-air DOUBLE DECKERS to the touring fleet in May 2016 so guests may experience Nashville with a “Tour ABOVE the Rest” and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Music City! Homes of the Stars tour takes a 3.5 hour drive to some of Nashville’s most prominent neighborhoods adorned with beautiful celebrity homes. Gray Line’s Discover Nashville Tour shows off Nashville’s downtown iconic sites and includes admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Ryman Auditorium, known as The Mother Church of Country Music and the most famous home of the Grand Ole Opry. Gray Line also goes behind the scenes on our ABC’s Nashville tour and visits the filming locations of the ABC hit drama, Nashville, including a stop at the famous Bluebird Café or the location of Two Old Hippies in Nashville’s hip new Gulch area. This tour also features the TV homes of Rayna, Juliette, Deacon and Scarlett. Experience a night to remember in Music City on our Nights and Lights Tour and get a taste of real Tennessee barbeque at Jack’s and enjoy the Honky Tonks of Honky Tonk Highway where music plays from 10 am until 3 am daily, including the world famous, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, where greats like Willie Nelson, Keith Urban and Kid Rock jump started their musical careers. Visit a historical southern mansion and

enjoy a wine tasting at Belle Meade Plantation and tour The Hermitage, Home of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States. Step back in time and learn about Tennessee’s rich civil war history on our Civil War Tour and travel to Franklin to visit the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin. Or if you have a day to travel, take a road trip with us to Memphis and enjoy a VIP experience of Elvis’ Graceland, Sun Records and see the Peabody Ducks and their daily famous march to the fountain in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel. Our unique Music City Hop offers various ways to explore Nashville. Our Hop On/Hop Off Trolley and open-air Double Decker ride features a one and a half-hour narrated tour of the city with 15 stops at Nashville attractions and locales where you can explore on your own and at your own pace. Gray Line of Tennessee also offers a fabulous evening open-air Double Decker tour that encompasses the beautiful Nashville skyline and city lights with plenty of breathtaking photo opportunities. If food is your thing, take a stroll with us on our Taste of Nashville Food Tour featuring the most iconic downtown Nashville eateries and sweeteries. Gray Line’s wide variety of sightseeing tours has something for everyone! At Gray Line of Tennessee, we strive to provide a safe, hard-working, friendly, family-oriented environment, with a focus on giving our customers and our community a high quality experience every time they board one of Gray Line’s coaches, trolleys and Double Deckers. Experience Nashville with local experts and see why we are Music City! March/April 2017


Welcome to

Nolensville The best kept secret in Williamson County Tennessee!

Just 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, you’ll find a treasure in the small town charm and southern hospitality of Nolensville, TN. Spend the day antiquing at their many lovely antique and specialty shops where you will find 10 stores within walking distance and 12 stores within a mile. Meet the wonderful people of Nolensville and have lunch at Nana’s Diner with their great southern home cooking. You’ll be sure to have a great day and make great memories when you visit historic Nolensville, TN. NANA’S DINER MEAT AND THREE Nolensville’s place for good southern homestyle cooking! Stop in at this locally-owned, familyfriendly diner offering great food and friendly service. Everything here is homemade and features local produce and ingredients. Nana’s is known for dishes such as catfish, homemade pies, salmon patties, chicken livers, country fried steak and chicken, broccoli salad, and a seasonal favorite of watermelon and cucumber salad. Daily specials are posted on Facebook and a full menu of delicious items is served every day. Kids’ night is Tuesday night where every child accompanied by an adult receives their meal free. Open Tues-Sat 10:30am-8pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. 7301 Nolensville Rd, 615-776-1795. Like us on Facebook @ Nana’s Diner Meat and Three. THREE FRENCH HENS You will love this shop! Three French Hens is a unique antique, decorating, and gift store with a strong emphasis on shabby chic – a different kind of antique store. Some of the things you will find here are wonderful candles you will not be able to resist, lovely jewelry displays, furniture galore, knickknacks and accessories, one-of-a-kind treasures and gifts and fabulous customer service. You will so enjoy yourself in this store! Open Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. 7305 Nolensville Road, call 615776-1279. Like us on Facebook @ Three French Hens.

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The Nolensville Toy Shop

The Nolensville Toy Shop The Nolensville Toy Shop offers toys for all ages! Whether you are looking for a whimsical small treat or special gift, you will find something here! Browse through quality toys, dolls and accessories, wooden play food, Calico Critters, Thomas the Train, plush, science kits, arts and crafts, Legos, games and puzzles for the whole family, even fun things to interest the tweens and teens! Tues 10-8, Wed 10-5, Thurs-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-6. 9895 Old Clovercroft Rd. 615-819-2949. The vILLAGE ANTIQUES & GIFTS With a variety of antiques & gifts, you’ll be happy you stopped by to visit. We are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. Some of the beautiful things you will find here include Antique Glass, Carnival Glass, Fenton Glass, Clear and Colored Cut Glass, Hand-Painted China, Nippon, Limoges, Porcelain Figurines, Retro and much more. We are open Tues-Fri. 10-5, Sat 10-6, and Sun 1-5. 7289 Nolensville Rd, call 615-776-1200 or visit www. Like us on Facebook @ TheVillage Antiques & Gifts. THE TANNER HOUSE Come visit The Tanner House-where vintage finds mingle with both local and market gifts and decor. We boast a finely cured, diverse collection of goods and furniture-ranging from industrial to antique, traditional to repurposed. You’ll love it here! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well. Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 and Sundays 1-5. 7307 Nolensville Road, 615-776-7307 40 getaway nashville and middle tennessee


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Nashville’s First Winery • Traditional Southern wines • Dry reds and whites • Many wine related items • Handmade chocolates

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dining CAFÉ LULA at the RYMAN Café Lula is named in honor of Lula C. Naff, longtime manager of the Ryman. Café Lula is a casual chef-driven Nashville eatery and bar. Serving fresh and flavorful foods featuring chicken, turkey, pork and ribeye from the rotisserie and carved for a sandwich or served as an entrée. The chef’s rotisserie interpretation of Nashville Hot Chicken is a menu standout and Chipotle Seared Salmon is another favorite. Also serving flavorful side dishes and desserts baked fresh daily. Open from 9am to 8pm daily with a Happy Hour from 3-5pm featuring drink and appetizer specials. Café Lula is located outside the front doors of Ryman Auditorium at 116 5th Ave North in downtown Nashville. 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. E. MILANO’S RESTAURANT Conveniently located near Airport and Opryland hotels E. Milano’s has Delivery, Dine-In, and Carry-Out . We also deliver to downtown

hotels. Our menu is always fresh and we offer everything from Appetizers to Desserts. Gourmet Pizza, Calzones & Stromboli, Salads, Soups, Hot Oven Baked Subs, Homemade Off The Grill Sandwiches, Platters and Steaks, Dinners and Pasta, and gluten-free options. See our complete menu and place your order online at or give us a call at 615-883-6161. We are located at 150 Donelson Pike, Nashville.

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

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

JOHN A’S RESTAURANT Come see where the stars come out at night to enjoy good food and great entertainment! Here you will find a laid back atmosphere that resonates with the “Nashville Sound” and serving the “Best Catfish in Nashville”. The menu also includes our unique Club Sandwich, Homemade Lasagna, and Fried Chicken Livers. Beef selections include Prime Rib, Hand-cut Ribeye, New York Strip and Filet Mignon. You’ll not be disappointed when you visit John A’s for great food and great entertainment! 2421 Music Valley Drive. Call 615-885-1540 or visit

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.

LUIGI’S CITY PIZZA Luigi’s City Pizza is Authentic Italian Cuisine and has the Best Pizza this side of Italy. Our menu is made fresh every day and offers appetizers, fresh salads, hot and cold heros, authentic Italian entrees, gourmet pizza, calzone and Stromboli. Experience our lunch buffet from 11am to 2pm daily. And Yes! We deliver. Call 615-742-9099 to place your order. We are located right next to the Johnny Cash Museum at 105 Third Avenue South in downtown Nashville. 615-742-9099. 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!

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or “The Best Bar-B-Que in Nashville, Tennessee”, you’ve got to visit Jack’s Bar-B-Que where they proudly serve 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 with their awardwinning sauces, there is something to please every palate. Their cooking method and awardwinning sauces make Jack’s the best. After applying their dry rub (spices and herbs) meat is smoked for 18 hours at 250 degrees. From “Pit to Plate”, it is sliced and chopped before serving and you will notice a pink smoke ring. That’s the real signature of hickory smoked barbeque. Jack recommends pouring sauces right before eating. Award-winning sauces include Kansas City Style (mild, sweet and smoky), Tennessee Original (tangy vinegar base), Texas Sweet Hot (tomato base), XXX-911 (cross between TN & TX with a kick), Carolina Style (mustard base), and Music City White Sauce (mayo, horseradish base). Purchase any four of Jack’s Bar-B-Que Famous Sauces and get a FREE Hand Rub! When you dine at Jack’s, you will see for yourself why Jack’s Bar-B-Que has been named “The Best Bar-B-Que in Nashville, Tennessee” by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Southern Living, and USA Today. 3 Locations to serve you (T.C.B) Trinity, Charlotte and Broadway. All 3 historic locations, 334 West Trinity Lane at Historic Talbot Corner, 1601 Charlotte Avenue on the Historic Prison Grounds at the foot of Capital Hill and 416 Broadway at the heart of the Honky Tonks on Lower Broadway. “Taking Care of Business since 1976”. For more information including hours and complete menu, visit

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dining 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 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 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.

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NANA’S DINER MEAT & THREE Nolensville’s place for good southern homestyle cooking! Stop in at this locally-owned, familyfriendly diner offering great food and friendly service. Everything here is homemade and features local produce and ingredients. Nana’s is known for dishes such as catfish, homemade pies, salmon patties, chicken livers, country fried steak and chicken, broccoli salad, and a seasonal favorite of watermelon and cucumber salad. Daily specials are posted on Facebook and a full menu of delicious items is served every day. Kids’ night is Tuesday night where every child accompanied by an adult receives their meal free. Open Tues-Sat 10:30am-8pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. 7301 Nolensville Rd, 615-776-1795. Like us on Facebook @ Nana’s Diner Meat and Three.


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615-371-2525 4936 Thoroughbred Ln. OPRY BACKSTAGE GRILL The show that made country music famous is making its mark on Southern cuisine with a dining experience as uniquely entertaining as the Grand Ole Opry itself. Open for lunch and dinner, this 200-seat Nashville restaurant features servers performing country favorites on stage and frequent songwriters’ nights. Located minutes from the Grand Ole Opry house at 2401 Music Valley Drive. Call 615-231-8854 or visit RODIZIO GRILL Rodizio Grill is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse offering over a dozen rotisserie grilled meats, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Authentic Brazilian appetizers, salads, delectable homemade desserts, Brazilian cocktails and fresh juice specialties. At Rodizio Grill you will have an unforgettable dining experience! Located on historic Second Avenue North in downtown Nashville (next to The Melting Pot). 615-730-8358 or visit Like us on facebook @ Rodizio Grill Nashville. 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, 615-371-2525 and 2278 Lebanon Pike, Donelson, 871-0011. Visit

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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.

GasLamp Antiques/GasLamp Too With nearly an acre of climate-controlled shopping, GasLamp Antiques and GasLamp Too is Tennessee’s largest, and Nashville’s Best Antique Mall. Visit and you’ll discover more than 300 dealers offering a variety of antiques, mid-century modern, vintage and industrial furniture, artwork, garden & architectural pieces, vintage jewelry, clothing and much, much more! Both locations are open daily—Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6 @ 100 Powell Place and 128 Powell Place, 37204. We look forward to welcoming you! Exit 79 from I65N or S. 615-297-2224/615292-2250.

8th AVENUE ANTIQUE MALL With over 50 booths, in 8,000 sq ft, and a spacious parking lot, we offer a wide variety of items from traditional antiques to vintage, retro/mid-century, industrial, shabby chic/ cottage, linens, original art, as well as a large selection of vinyl records, vintage clothing, collectibles and eclectic items. Something for everyone. Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5. 2015 8th Avenue South, Nashville. Contact us at or 615-279-9922.

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.

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8th Avenue Antiques 8th AVENUE ANTIQUE MALL With over 50 booths, in 8,000 sq ft, and a spacious parking lot, we offer a wide variety of items from traditional antiques to vintage, retro/ mid-century, industrial, shabby chic/cottage, linens, original art, as well as a large selection of vinyl records, vintage clothing, collectibles and eclectic items. Something for everyone. Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5. 2015 8th Avenue South, Nashville. Contact us at 8thavenueantiquemall@ or 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.

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!

A Unique Shopping Experience Vintage Collectables & Unique Furniture Tues-Fri 10am – 4:30pm Sat 10am – 5pm Sun 1:30pm – 4:30pm Closed Mondays

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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

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or six weekends every spring, Cheekwood becomes a rich canvas for some of the brightest, boldest colors found in nature. A unique mosaic of 100,000 tulips and 50,000 daffodils, hyacinths, and other bulbs planted last fall paint the grounds during the annual Cheekwood in Bloom festival, held this year from March 18 through April 23. “Spring is the most colorful time of the year to visit Cheekwood,” remarked Patrick Larkin, senior vice president of gardens. “There is also a lot going on at Cheekwood with our flowering trees, including dogwoods, cherries, magnolias, and others.” In addition to the spectacular show provided by nature, every weekend brings something the entire family can enjoy, including crafts, live music, a beer garden, bunnies, tours and more. Cheekwood’s bulbs are planted in September and October of the previous year to make certain the grounds come alive with the best spring has to offer. However, it is a yearround planning process. “As soon as we’re done planting, we start to think about what we’re going to be doing next year. The planning is almost ongoing,” Larkin said. The Cheek family home, a 30,000-square-foot, 1930s era Georgian style mansion, is the inspiration this year for many of the plants. “We have a number of varieties we’re using that would have been available in the 1920s and 1930s, at the time the Cheeks were living here. They’re old historic cultivars that have stayed in the trade.” Larkin added, “I’m excited to have those and be able to talk about them with the visiting public, because I’m not sure everyone understands that almost every plant we have out here has a story associated with it.” The Cheek mansion is currently undergoing a restoration and refurnishing with antiques, textiles, fine art and other décor from the 1930s. Although the idyllic grounds remain open, the estate will reopen on June 17 and include a room never before seen by the public. Crowd favorite bulbs will return during Cheekwood in Bloom, but several notable new species are joining the 107 different tulip cultivars in the gardens. “One of the plants I’m excited we’re using this year that

will be different for us is the Persian fritillary. It’s not something I’ve seen anybody use,” Larkin said. “It gets about three or four feet tall, has bell shaped flowers, a maroon color, so they’re something completely different than everything else you’ll be seeing.” The Persian fritillary (Fritillaria persica) are located in the Burr Terrace Garden, one of 12 distinct gardens on the 55-acre property. “We’ve also planted Camassia this year. They’re a powder blue. Blue is one of the more difficult colors to find in nature. You don’t see many true blue flowers, so it’ll be a whole different color addition.” Unusual varieties of flowers, along with the classics, ensure Cheekwood provides a unique experience for guests every time they visit. “I like the new, I like the different, I like the peculiar, because it causes people to ask questions,” Larkin explained. “It allows for there to be a conversation about plants. If it’s something they’ve never heard of, they want to know more. That’s why I like the unusual because it allows for that teaching moment.” To learn more about Cheekwood and its year-round festivals and programs, please visit

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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. 54 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 for tours during the day and for concerts by artists of all genres at night.

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. March/April 2017


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

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BOOT BARN® Nothing goes better together than country music and cowboy boots. And at Boot Barn you’ll find thousands of cowboy boots from top brands like Ariat, Justin, Corral, Lucchese and Shyanne along with a team of friendly Fit Experts ready to help you find just the right size and style. Four locations serving Nashville in Opry Mills, Goodlettsville, Brentwood, and Lebanon. Visit and facebook. com/bootbarn. 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-akind retail stores, theater, culinary center and more. Located at 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin TN. For more information call 615-791-1777 or visit FRENCH’S SHOES & BOOTS French’s Shoes and Boots is your one-stop shop for Western boots, hats, clothing, shoes and more. French’s is located next to the Wildhorse Saloon on historic 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville. Family-owned and locally operated since 1972, French’s has great everyday low prices with no tourist markup. Shop online at www. or visit one of our 14 locations across Tennessee. 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 615-356-9699.







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NASHVILLE BOOT CO. Nashville Boot Co. is a locally owned boot store with great selections by Dan Post, Lucchese, Tony Lama, Laredo, Corral, Ariat, Frye, Boutlet and more. We also have belts, boot socks, boot cleaner, unique gift items, Stetson hats, Case pocket knives and contemporary jewelry. Located just 6 miles west from downtown Nashville, 1 block past the Belle Meade Plantation in the Belle Meade Galleria strip center with plenty of Free parking. Open Mon thru Sat 9am to 5pm, closed on Sunday. 5133 Harding Pike B-3, Nashville, TN 37205. Visit www.nashvilleboot. com or call 615-353-9838.

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 Find us on Facebook at TWO OLD HIPPIES Two Old Hippies opened its “flagship” lifestyle store in Music City, Nashville Tennessee on September 19, 2011. Located at 12th and Pine in The Gulch area, our 8,000 square foot store offers guests “an experience”. Featuring women’s and men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, along with unique jewelry and gifts. The store also hosts home decor and books. If shopping isn’t your thing, we host live music 5 nights a week on our stage, featuring a Hammond B3 Organ, Roland keyboard, Ludwig drum set, and our own Bedell, Breedlove and Weber instruments. Or you can visit “The Vault” which is home for our premium selection of guitars and provides sanctuary for those that wish to play in a quiet space. Our walls are lined with an incredible collection of rock n roll memorabilia all available for sale. And most guests don’t leave without a photo of the Magic Bus! Two Old Hippies is located at 401 12th Ave South, Nashville. Call 615-254-7999 and visit


events around town March Events March 2 thru 5 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show at The Fairgrounds Nashville. This four-day indoor show will celebrate Gardens of the Future with garden displays, lectures, vendors, floral designs, and some special features for children. 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville. Visit March 3 Ronnie Milsap with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400. Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

March 9 thru 11 The Chieftains | A St. Patrick’s Pops presented by the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit www. or call 615-687-6400. March 10 Beth Hart in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060. March 12 Gordon Lightfoot in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060.

Carol Burnett

March 14 thru 17 Carol Burnett | An Evening of Laughter and Reflection at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060. March 16 thru 18 Ravel’s Bolero | Edgar Meyer World Premiere with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400.

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March 20 Drumline Live presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony

Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400. March 20 Regina Spektor in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060. March 24 Ballet at the Schermerhorn with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400. March 26 Peter Frampton Raw|An Acoustic Tour presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit www. or call 615-687-6400. March 29 The Rides with special guest Los Lobos in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060. March 30 thru April 2 2017 Southern Women’s Show! This four-day events features shopping, health & beauty, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, food sampling, pampering, and more! Event being held at the Music City Center, Demonbreun St & 5th Avenue South, downtown Nashville. Visit March 31 & April 1 Bernstein’s Serenade with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400.

April Events April 2 Brahms v. Radiohead | A Symphonic MashUp Experience with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville.

Visit or call 615-687-6400. April 5 Gladys Knight presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400. April 7 The Mavericks with JD McPherson in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060. April 8 Passenger in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060.

April 16 Explosions In The Sky in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060. April 19 Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Tour presented by Live Nation at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, downtown Nashville. Visit April 21 thru 23 Country Living Fair 2017 being held at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. See the pages of Country Living Magazine come to life with more than 200 vendors from 20+ states selling antiques, vintage, and artisan-made goods. 945 E. Baddour Pkwy in Lebanon, TN. Visit

April 6 thru 8 Matthew Morrison Sings Broadway & Standards presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400.

April 23 All-Mozart Matinee with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400.

April 12 The Decemberists in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060.

April 24 & 25 The Story Tour|An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlisle at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060.

April 15 Eggstravaganzoo at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. This annual spring celebration is back with egg hunts and Easter treats for children of all ages. 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. Visit or call 615-833-1534.

April 26 Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400.

April 14 & 15 Beethoven’s Second Symphony|Soloists Play New American Classics with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400.

April 27 thru 29 Mozart & Rachmaninoff with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-687-6400.

April 14 & 15 Loretta Lynn in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060.

Southern Womens Show

Loretta Lynn

April 28 & 29 Dawes in concert at Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown Nashville. Visit or call 615-885-3060. Neil Diamond

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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 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

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 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 from the Hermitage Slave Community, and the new orientation film Andrew Jackson. Located 15 minutes from downtown Nashville at 4580 Rachel’s Lane, call 615-889-2941 or visit JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM The Johnny Cash Museum features the largest collection of Johnny Cash memorabilia in the world. Exhibits chronicle Johnny’s life and provide a very personal and unique glimpse into his world. Our exhibits include Johnny’s

stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and handwritten songs as well as artifacts from family members and notable friends. Our Museum Store features the largest selection of Cash souvenirs, apparel and rare collectibles available anywhere in the world. Enjoy coffee, coffee drinks, and gourmet café foods in their new Bongo Java Café. Museum and Store hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM seven days a week. For more information call 615-256-1777. MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM The Musicians Hall of Fame is a premiere Nashville attraction and the one and only museum in the world that honors the talented musicians who actually played on the greatest recordings of all time. Some like Jimi Hendrix are well known, while others like L.A. session drummer Hal Blaine are not as well known, but have played on hundreds of hit records from Elvis, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, The Byrds, The Mamas and The Papas and The Beach Boys, just to name a few. On exhibit are the very instruments that these musicians used to record many classic hits. Located in the Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium at 401 Gay St, Nashville. 615-244-3263, 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- 47 or visit 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 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 RYMAN AUDITORIUM A must-see for anyone visiting Nashville, this landmark is the very epicenter of Music City. Tour the Ryman and experience “The Soul of Nashville” during the day with exhibits such as “Workin’ on a Building,” and “Ryman Renaissance.” Then come back to see one of the Ryman’s many nighttime concerts. Located in the heart of downtown at 116 Fifth Avenue North. For complete schedule information call 615-889-3060 or visit

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onveniently located off Interstate 40, the center features 60 outlet stores with something for everyone. Shoppers will find impressive savings at Ann Taylor, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap Outlet, Guess, Jones New York, Loft Outlet, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Samsonite, Skechers, and more. Kids and teens are also easy to shop for with stores such as Aeropostale, Carter’s, The Children’s Place, Gymboree Outlet and PacSun. Enjoy additional savings during select holiday weekends. Savvy shoppers can save even more by joining the online VIP Shopper Club at Center hours are: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm & Sun 10am-7pm. Lebanon Premium Outlets is located off of Interstate 40, Exit 238. Complete information is available online at or call (615) 444-0433.

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Lebanon Wilson County Antique City of the South Step back in time as you stroll through

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A must see in Nashville

he Johnny Cash Museum features the largest collection of Johnny Cash memorabilia in the world. From The Man in Black’s earliest childhood artifacts to the very last song he wrote, you’ll find it here. Exhibits chronicle Johnny’s life and provide a very personal and unique glimpse into his world. Depicted in stunning graphics, artifacts and interactive technology, visitors are provided a three dimensional walk through the life and legend of this international icon. Our exhibits include Johnny’s stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and handwritten songs as well as artifacts from family members and notable friends. More than 25 costumes are on exhibit including the gown worn by First lady Patricia Nixon when Cash played the White House in 1971. Another highlight is the custom Gibson J200 guitar Johnny had made in 1958 which was on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for seven years before moving to its present home here in Nashville. The instrument is valued at $250,000. Our newest exhibit, Legends of Sun Records, features artifacts, films and musical recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Among the artifacts featured are some of the earliest Presley pieces ever discovered, a pair of Roy Orbison’s signature eyeglasses, handwritten lyrics to the Rock and Roll anthem Blue Suede Shoes and much more. Cash, who sold more than 100 million records, is one of the world’s best known and loved entertainers. His concerts tours took him around the world and he is known in every corner of the globe. He has received virtually every award the entertainment world has to offer and is the only entertainer in history to be inducted into the Rock and Roll, Country Music, Songwriter’s and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. His Facebook page has over

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10 million followers; more than most living entertainers. He posted over 130 hits on the Billboard Country singles chart. Cash placed at least two singles on the Country charts for 38 consecutive years, including an amazing 25 hits between 1958 and 1960. Johnny Cash is the only artist to have songs on the Billboard charts for six consecutive decades. He received two of the Nation’s greatest honors; The National Medal of Arts, presented by President George W. Bush and the Kennedy Center Honors, presented by President Bill Clinton. He amassed 17 Grammy awards during the span of his career; among the most awarded to any entertainer in history. Personalities ranging from Snoop Dog, the members of U2, Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake, Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Springsteen and several U.S. Presidents, among many others are self-professed Cash fans, demonstrating his broad popularity which spans age and culture. Among the many highlights are the handwritten lyrics to his classic hits I Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues. You’ll also see a stone wall from Johnny and June’s storied home on the lake in Hendersonville including their precious antique furnishings and personal belongings. Our Museum Store features the largest selection of Cash souvenirs, apparel and rare collectibles available anywhere in the world. Come and visit the Johnny Cash Museum. Our staff members include Cash family members and friends who love to visit and share stories with our guests. No trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum. We’ll see you there! Museum and Museum Store hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM seven days per week. Closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving. For more information call 615-256-1777.


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