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By Cindy Sanders

When planning a trip to Nashville, you never have to worry about hitting the “off” season, because Music City is always “on” and ready to play. In addition to a full slate of year-round attractions and live entertainment, the city is host to a variety of special events that add to any vacation itinerary. visitmusiccity.com/visitors/discountSdeals

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THIS PAGE/ 1. Flashdance is one of many productions at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2. Nashville features many free, outdoor music festivals throughout the year. Go to visitmusiccity.com for a full listing. OPPOSITE PAGE/ 3. Local art galleries host receptions and art openings during the First Saturday Art Crawl, held on the first Saturday of every month. 4. The Music City Soul Series takes place in February.


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Winter and Ongoing Events

• The beginning of 2013 is filled with special events, including the monthly First Saturday Art Crawls (nashvilledowntown. com/play) through downtown Nashville galleries – from Fifth Avenue of the Arts to Broadway – featuring renowned local and national artists. Show-stopping live theater options abound at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (tpac.org), including Catch Me If You Can Jan. 22-27, Cabaret Feb. 14-March 9, Flashdance March 19-24, Rock of Ages April 19-20, and Disney’s The Lion King May 7-June 2. • As expected, Music City is filled with mega-concerts featuring every genre of music. The Grammy®Awardwinning Nashville Symphony (nashvillesymphony.org) performs a full slate of classical and pops concerts from downtown’s beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Bridgestone Arena (bridgestonearena.com/calendar.php) plays host to blockbuster acts, including teen idols Justin Bieber on Jan. 18 and One Direction on June 19. It is also home ice for the NHL Nashville Predators,

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with games most every week through mid-April. Other concert venues include the Ryman Auditorium (ryman.com), which has recently hosted a variety of artists from The Wiggles to Death Cab for Cutie, LP Field, Municipal Auditorium (nashvilleauditorium.com), the Grand Ole Opry House (opry.com), and a host of smaller venues and concert halls. Download the Live Music App with performance listings at more than 120 venues around town. For information, go to: visitmusiccity.com/ nashvillemusicapppreview. • Coinciding with Black History Month in February, top artists in the fields of jazz, blues and soul perform as part of the Music City Soul Series. More details are available online at visitmusiccity.com/soulseries.

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• There’s a certain madness in the March air when teams descend on Bridgestone Arena for the 2013 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (March 14-17), followed closely by a bevy of designers from


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around the country who fly in for Nashville Fashion Week’s runway shows and events (nashvillefashionweek.com). • Beautiful weather isn’t the only thing amazing about April. The extravaganza of music and marathons, film and family events has led to the month being dubbed Awesome April! It begins with a celebration of songwriters at the 21st Annual Tin Pan South (April 2-6) and races out on the heels of more than 35,000 enthusiasts running to the rhythm

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of 50 bands playing on 28 stages during the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Presented by Nissan (April 27). In between, the city hosts the acclaimed Nashville Film Festival, Southern Women’s Show, Rites of Spring Music Festival at Vanderbilt and a host of top performers in venues around town. • Spring rounds out on a sporting note with the NHL Nashville Predators (predators.nhl.com) shooting for the post-season and Nashville Sounds baseball (nashvillesoundsbaseball.com) in full swing.


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OPPOSITE PAGE/ 1 & 2. Carrie Underwood is one of many Nashville stars who can be seen regularly on stages throughout the city, such as the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and the CMT Music Awards. 3. The Music City Walk of Fame pays tribute to musicians of all genres who have made significant contributions to preserving the city’s musical heritage. More than 60 Walk of Fame stars, including a star for Martina McBride (pictured), can be found in the Walk of Fame Park in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum. THIS PAGE/ 4. St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon draws thousands of runners from all over the world to participate in this unique race. Not only do the runners enjoy the route’s scenic beauty, but they also get to soak up a bit of the “Nashville sound” as live bands are stationed at each mile of the marathon. 5. The Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! event celebrates our nation’s birthday with multiple days of free live music and entertainment. For a complete schedule of events, go to visitmusiccity.com.

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• As spring melts into summer, it’s time for the latest class of honorees to be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame, which pays tribute to Nashville’s singers, songwriters and industry legends (visitmusiccity.com/ walkoffame). Also on tap are several large craft festivals, including a major event by the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists at Centennial Park and the popular Movies in the Park series. • June is a music-lover’s dream. The CMA Music Festival (cmaworld. com) fills four days from June 6-9 with unprecedented access to your favorite stars through fan events, an annual celebrity softball game, the CMT Music Awards, daytime block parties and star-studded evening concerts. Just

down the road, the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (bonnaroo.com) features an incredible array of musical acts, and the Nashville Fringe Festival (nashvillefringefestival.org) celebrates all things artistic, including dance, music, crafts, film and performance art. The Nashville Shores waterpark, located on Percy Priest Lake, is a popular place for the whole family to cool down. From the popular Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! event and the annual Hot Chicken Festival to the CMA Awards and Holiday Harmony, there’s even more to experience throughout the year. Go online to visitmusiccity.com and click on the Events section for up-to-theminute calendar listings. The website nashvilleforfree.com also offers great ideas for free, fun events around town.


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Nashville is home to a wealth of colorful neighborhoods that offer a treasure trove of fascinating shops, restaurants, nightlife, history and arts – all worth exploring.

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ast Nashville is one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods and one of its oldest – and yet newest. Home to block after block of gorgeous Victorian homes, this area found the fountain of youth as young urban pioneers restored homes, reclaimed streets and opened a number of cool shops, galleries and restaurants. Head here to enjoy meals at local favorites Eastland Café, Marché Artisan Foods, Margot Cafe & Bar, Rosepepper Cantina, Mad Donna’s, Holland House Bar & Refuge and more. For live music, The Family Wash is a popular spot.


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ust north of downtown lies Germantown, a popular neighborhood with restored historic buildings, hip new apartments and imaginative businesses such as The Cupcake Collection. Several of Nashville’s best restaurants are here, such as City House, presided over by James Beard regional award-winner Tandy Wilson, Germantown Café and The Mad Platter. Swett’s, on the edge of Germantown, is popular for its Southern-style home cooking and smokehouse favorites. Besides produce, the Nashville Farmers' Market boasts a selection of exotic eateries and interesting food-oriented shops. The impressive Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is located at the foot of the hill that is home to the state capitol.

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ooking for sophisticated, upscale shopping at Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom and Burberry? The Mall at Green Hills features more than 100 stores, from well-known names to smaller specialty boutiques, as well as several eateries. You can also enjoy a meal at Table 3 Restaurant & Market and catch live jazz at F. Scott's Restaurant and Jazz Bar. Nearby, Hill Center Green Hills is an outdoor shopping village with a variety of specialty boutiques and dining options. And no visit to Nashville is complete without an evening at The Bluebird Cafe, where big-name stars and up-and-comers have earned the club a worldwide reputation.

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he Gulch is the newest developed neighborhood in town, offering a unique, contemporary experience. This area, just south of downtown, has sprouted chic loft apartments, eateries and office space, and is the first LEEDcertified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) neighborhood in the South. Shop at Two Old Hippies for funky clothing and accessories, Lucchese for high-end boots and fashion, and enjoy live music at Sambuca or the legendary Station Inn. Music City Flats offers creative takes on an assortment of dishes, Cantina Laredo specializes in gourmet Mexican fare, while Watermark is known for upscale dining, and MStreet Entertainment Group operates some of the city’s trendiest restaurants – Virago, Whiskey Kitchen and Kayne Prime.

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n the edge of Vanderbilt University sits Hillsboro Village. The area is dotted with charming shops and lively dining spots that draw big crowds on weekend nights, while a multitude of neighborhood events keeps the Village hopping all the time. The Belcourt Theatre, a restored historic gem, offers new and vintage films and live concerts. Looking for food? Check out Fido (one of Taylor Swift’s favorite spots), Provence Breads & Cafe, Jackson’s Bar & Bistro, Sunset Grill and Cabana. Pancake Pantry, with its huge menu of breakfast and lunch goodies, is a Nashville institution. Eclectic shopping is the norm in the Village, from Fire Finch, A Thousand Faces and many other members of the Hillsboro Village Merchants Association.

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opular with locals and visitors, Midtown offers everything from art and delicatessens to chic bars such as The Patterson House, delivering the vibe of an upscale speakeasy, all in the shadow of Music Row. For dinner, try Midtown Café, Valentino’s, Tavern, the nationally known Catbird Seat and 1808 Grill. In the West End Avenue area, you'll find historic Jimmy Kelly’s and Maggiano's Little Italy, among many other dining spots. The Bound’ry, Giovanni’s Ristorante and South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar line 20th Avenue South.

A visitor carries her dog while looking at the tomato-themed artwork at Art & Invention Gallery during the Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville, Tennessee, Saturday, August 11, 2012. The Tomato Art Fest has been an annual event in East Nashville since 2004.

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owntown Nashville is the hub of the entertainment that defines Music City. Visitors can experience worldclass art at the Frist Center for Visual Arts, music history at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and the Johnny Cash Museum, enjoy Nashville’s Grammy® Award-winning symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, catch today’s hottest bands at 3rd & Lindsley, and see world-class concerts and events at Bridgestone Arena. Enjoy some of the world’s greatest live music – offered free 24/7/365 – at the city’s many honky-tonks, including Tootsies, Whiskey Bent Saloon, Robert’s Western World, The Stage and Layla’s Bluegrass Inn. For authentic Southern comfort food, check out Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, which offers a side of great live music in the evenings, or Jack’s BBQ for the best-tasting barbecue this side of the Mississippi. Check out Nashville’s newest hotspot, The Southern Steak & Oyster, which offers a menu “South of Somewhere;” one of the city’s oldest hotspots, Merchants; or the elegant Capitol Grille, inside Nashville’s five-star Hermitage Hotel. Finally, don’t miss The Stock-Yard, which has the oldest known bottle of wine in the United States.

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he Music Valley area is known for outstanding entertainment, fun activities and great shopping. Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center has a wealth of attractions, from an indoor river to a dancing waters light show, and numerous dining options. The General Jackson Showboat is a favorite for its country music shows on the river. Along Music Valley Drive, the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, Nashville Palace and Texas Troubador Theatre hum with live music daily, and Grand Old Golf & Go Karts’ miniature golf courses are a hit with the whole family. Stop off for refueling at Scoreboard Bar & Grill, Santa Fe Cattle Co. or Cock of the Walk, then head to Opry Mills mall where you can shop – and eat – your heart out at dozens of places.

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he 12South neighborhood has drawn young families and singles with its great old houses, hip businesses and walkability. Shop for fashionable clothes, jewelry and accessories at Katy K’s Ranch Dressing, Serendipity Emporium and imogene + willie. Stop for lunch at 12South Taproom or Burger Up, which emphasizes locally produced meat and produce, and the Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse. For dinner, try Urban Grub for Southern traditions with a twist, Mafiaoza’s for Italian fare and Edley’s Bar-B-Que for a taste of a true Southern meat-and-three. And pick up a one-of-a-kind frozen treat at Las Paletas to enjoy while you stroll through the lush greenery of Sevier Park.


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Turn on the television, open the newspaper, flip through the pages of your favorite magazine. You don’t have to look too far to see everyone is talking about Nashville. It has even popped up as a trending topic on Twitter.

1. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is known for its wall of gold records. 2. Singer/songwriter Chris Harris performs at The Bluebird Cafe. 3. Visitors stroll up and down Broadway, listening to music at Nashville’s famous honky-tonks.


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Why all the buzz?

It seems the media has discovered what many people have known all along – Music City is one of the hottest, hippest places in the country. While it’s been the primary home for country music superstars for decades, Nashville also appeals to musicians from other genres, athletes and some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office names. They are drawn to the city’s creative spirit, incredible live music venues, beautiful setting, delicious dining options and easygoing attitude – the same reasons why more than 11 million visitors a year make their way to Music City.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Just listen to what the others have to say:

Rolling Stone said Nashville has the Best Music Scene. Bon Appétit called Nashville the “coolest, tastiest city in the South.” Forbes dubbed Music City one of America’s Next Big Boom Towns in 2012. Bing.com ranked Nashville one of the top 15 cities in the world “where it’s always New Year’s Eve.” TripAdvisor named Nashville the No. 1 Destination on the Rise for 2012. U.S. News & World Report named

Music City No. 4 on its list of Best Affordable U.S. Destinations. GQ, which called Nashville the “most electric spot in the South,” recently dubbed the Keep On Movin’ Dance Party – held every Monday night at East Nashville’s popular live music venue, The 5 Spot – as the Most Stylish Party in America. GQ also named The Catbird Seat one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America. Nashville recently made the top 10 on Travel + Leisure’s annual America’s Favorite Cities list for Live Music, Friendliness, Affordability, Barbecue and being Proud of the City. In 2012, Kiplinger’s called Nashville a Best Value City. Also in 2012, Nashville was declared one of the World’s Best Cities for Music Lovers by MSN. It’s not just rankings, though. Recent feature articles about all the fun things to see and do in Music City have popped up in a diverse array of publications ranging from Southern Living, Ladies’ Home Journal and Men’s Fitness to Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times. So how does one city appeal to so many different audiences? The same way a hit song is made – by mixing all the individual parts to create a finished product that’s on everyone’s lips. Just like Nashville.


Day 1 – A True Music City

Begin your visit in Nashville by taking in the historic, music-filled downtown scene on the Music City Trolley Hop. Hop off at your leisure at historic spots such as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. This state-of-the-art facility features more than 40,000 square feet of country music artifacts, including the museum’s newest exhibit, Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You.


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For lunch, walk to down-home Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant’s downtown location on Church Street. With mismatched tables and chairs and an eclectic clientele, Puckett’s serves Southern-style food that is some of the best in town. Next, walk a few blocks to the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium, and see where hundreds of famous artists, from James Brown and Patsy Cline to Bruce Springsteen and Mumford & Sons, have performed. Finish your afternoon by exploring Marathon Village, a.k.a. Nashville’s Creative Neighborhood. From Marathon Music Works, Nashville’s newest concert and event space, to Antique Archaeology, created from Mike Wolfe’s American Pickers on the History Channel, enjoy the unique complex created for artist, photographer and designer studios. A short distance from the city, enjoy

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Arrington Vineyards, The Loveless Cafe and Jack Daniel Distillery. For family attraction options, check out the Nashville Zoo, where you can come face-to-face with a wide variety of animals, or experience the Adventure Science Center and interactively explore the Adventure Tower, BlueMax or the Sudekum Planetarium, where astronomers teach you how to identify the seasonal constellations, bright stars and planets. Visit Fontanel Mansion, the 27,000-square-foot log home on 136 acres formerly owned by Barbara Mandrell, and catch a show at the property’s outdoor music venue, The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel. Enjoy dinner at Merchants, a classic, modern-day restaurant reinvented from the historic 1892 Merchant’s Hotel. End the night by hitting Nashville’s world famous honky-tonks on lower Broadway, including Tootsies Orchid Lounge, The Wheel and Legends Corner.

OPPOSITE/ A crowd gathers on the lawn outside the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to listen to The Band of Heathens perform during Frist Fridays. THIS PAGE/ 1. Antique Archaeology at Marathon Village offers an unusual array of items, from old signs to bikes. 2. Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum pays tribute to the well-known artist. 3. Merchants restaurant offers two floors of terrific dining, with options ranging from Sweet Tea Pork Loin to fish tacos.


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Day 2 – Neighborhood Hot Spots

Start off the day discovering some of Nashville’s unique neighborhoods, such as East Nashville, an eclectic and creative neighborhood that has attracted many musicians and visual artists to the area. Find great shopping options, including Fanny’s House of Music, Goodbuy Girls – named One of South’s Top 10 Bootiques by Southern Living, and the Art & Invention Gallery. Enjoy popular local eateries Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden for lunch. Take a quick trip over the river and spend the afternoon hitting some of Nashville’s famed record stores, including Third Man Records, a record label office, photo studio and live venue founded by Jack White, and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, a legendary independent record store that features limited-edition releases. Next, explore the 12South area, the up-and-coming place to live and socialize. Grab a coffee at the Frothy Monkey, get fitted for a pair of artisan denim jeans at Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite imogene + willie and enjoy

gourmet popsicles varying from Mexican caramel to strawberry chocolate chip at Las Paletas. Travel over to The Gulch and see how it has perfectly combined its industrial background with a contemporary style to create an area of upscale restaurants and vibrant nightlife. After shopping at Two Old Hippies, a store lined with collections of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia, get a home-brewed drink at Yazoo Brewing Co. Have dinner at one of a number of hip restaurants in The Gulch, such as Watermark, an elegant, world dining and wine restaurant, Whiskey Kitchen, a favorite see-and-be-seen tavern, or Kayne Prime, an upscale steakhouse that features American fare and artisanal cocktails. Finish off the day with a night of authentic bluegrass at the famous Station Inn, a staple here since 1974 that offers live acoustic music nightly. If bluegrass isn’t your scene, check out the cozy Mercy Lounge on Cannery Row, where buzz-bands and renowned national talents hit the stage on any given night.

1. Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass perform at The Station Inn. 2. Go behind the scenes to see how beer is made at Yazoo Brewing Co. 3. Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden in East Nashville draws large crowds for its terrific burgers.


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Day 3 – Get Your Art & history On

Enjoy breakfast at Taylor Swift’s favorite spot, Fido, a funky coffeehouse in Hillsboro Village. Conveniently located near Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, Hillsboro Village is a collection of shops, boutiques and restaurants perfect for a day’s stroll. Not in the mood for shopping? Learn about Nashville’s thriving arts scene. Discover one of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ many temporary exhibits, pop in to any of the downtown art galleries, most of which are on the “Fifth Avenue of the Arts,” or visit The Parthenon in Centennial Park, the world’s only full-size replica of the Greek Parthenon and home to Athena, the tallest indoor structure in the Western world. Not sure where to start? Consider the First Saturday Art Crawl throughout downtown Nashville on the first Saturday evening of every month, during which visitors can check out a plethora of galleries in downtown Nashville, including The Arts Company, Rymer Gallery and Tinney Contemporary. Spend the afternoon at Belle Meade Plantation, one of Nashville’s largest and

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wealthiest private estates that was once a renowned thoroughbred horse farm, or visit The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson and see the mansion, tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson, and Rachel’s beloved garden. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is also a must-see, with a rotating exhibition schedule, events and breathtaking gardens to explore. Visit The Carter House and Carnton Plantation for some Civil War history, and tour Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, Nashville’s oldest historic home open to the public. Finish up your day with dinner at Bound’ry, an upscale Midtown restaurant featuring global cuisine and an ambiance complete with eclectic artwork, or take in a show at the legendary Bluebird Cafe, where patrons can enjoy songwriters performing in an intimate “in-the-round setting” – a true Nashville experience. If you want to enjoy a more classical show, take in a performance by the Grammy ®Award-winning Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the heart of the downtown entertainment district.

4. Tours give visitors an inside look at Belle Meade Plantation. 5. Tour guides in period dress welcome guests to The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson. 6. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art offers rotating art exhibits and an array of both art and garden events.


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(800) 657-6910 The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) operates two downtown Visitor Information Centers (VIC), offering discounted attraction tickets, special hotel rates, a variety of brochures and coupons, and concierge assistance. 501 Broadway 259-4747 The Visitor Center in the glass tower of the Bridgestone Arena, located at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Broadway, has a gift shop and wireless café with a large selection of Nashville souvenirs. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 150 Fourth Ave. N. 259-4730

The VIC in the U.S. Bank Building, at the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Commerce Street, features music-themed giftware, art and accessories, as well as free maps. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Nashville City Maps

City maps are available at the VIC, the Nashville International Airport, the Nashville Convention Center, the Metropolitan Courthouse and in most hotel lobbies.

International Services Foreign Currency Exchange

Regions Bank Downtown and most branches: 748-2941 Nashville International Airport

Wright Travel Business Center: 275-2660 Translation Services

Tennessee Foreign Language Institute 227 French Landing Drive, Ste. 100 741-7579

Connecting to the Music

A free Nashville Live Music app, (visitmusiccity.com/music) available for both iPhone and Android devices, locates live music venues throughout the city and tells you who’s on stage. Users can search by area of town or venue name, and a handy map function will show your location and the live music venue options nearby. No app? No problem. The CVB also has set up a series of guitar pick signs that indicate a music venue. If a particular venue features four or more live shows a week, a pick is placed outside so visitors know where to go for music. For more information, go to visitmusiccity.com/music.

Finding Your Way Disability Services

Disability Information Office

Howard Office Building, information and referral office: 862-6492 MTA Access Ride

Wheelchair-equipped van service: 880-3970. Call in advance for reservations. $2.50 flat rate. All area codes are (615) unless otherwise noted

Also transforming the way people connect to music in Nashville is the Wayfinding Guidance System. The program integrates pedestrian maps and signage with local street and traffic guidance signs. Located in some of the city’s most traveled tourist areas, the signs detail the major attractions around the area and help visitors find the sites closest to them.


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The Parthenon in Centennial Park For more information about group travel, go to visitmusiccity.com/visitors/groups or call the tourism department at (615) 259-4729.

Art Galleries The Arts Company, 215 Fifth Ave. N., 254-2040, (877) 694-2040. A prime downtown art destination. New exhibits monthly, opening during First Art Saturday receptions. Curatorial and project service. 10 am-5 pm Tue.-Sat. theartscompany.com Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Dr., 353-6982. This 55-acre botanical garden and art museum, located on the historic Cheek estate, boasts nationally recognized collections of American and contemporary painting and sculpture, a botanical garden named in the top 10 by Southern Living magazine and year-round, familyfriendly activities. 9:30 am-4:30 pm Tue.-Sat., 11 am-4:30 pm Sun., closed Mon. cheekwood.org LeQuire Gallery & Studio, 4304 Charlotte Ave., 298-4611. The gallery features contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture with an emphasis on figurative work. Exhibits change quarterly with work from Alan LeQuire – the nationally recognized sculptor of Musica and Athena Parthenos – always on view. 10 am-3 pm Tue.-Sat., closed Sun.-Mon. lequiregallery.com

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The Rymer Gallery, 233 Fifth Ave. N., 752-6030. Nashville’s largest contemporary gallery, featuring works by more than 40 artists from all over the world. Located on Fifth Avenue of the Arts, in the epicenter of Nashville’s central business district. 11 am-6 pm Tue.-Sat., closed Sun.-Mon. therymergallery.com Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Main Lobby, Sarratt Student Center, 322-2471. Featuring 10 exhibits a year of contemporary art by regional and national artists. 9 am-9 pm Mon.-Fri., 10 am-10 pm Sat.-Sun. vanderbilt.edu/sarrattgallery Tinney Contemporary, 237 Fifth Ave. N., 255-7816. Nashville’s premier modern art gallery, specializing in museum-quality art for private and corporate collections. We welcome visitors to view our rotating exhibitions of art by local and international artists. 11 am-5 pm Tue.-Sat. tinneycontemporary.com

Attractions Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., 862-5160. It’s an amazing, original, scientific adventure! Complete your astronaut training and tour the solar system in the new Space Chase exhibit wing. Make your way Down the Hatch to The Heart of It All, Body Battles, BrainStorm Theater and other interactive exhibits in BodyQuest, as you

learn how your body works. Plus, experience the Adventure Tower, Sudekum Planetarium, BlueMax and more. 10 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 12:30 pm-5:30 pm Sun. adventuresci.com Advertising Partner, p. 33 Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Park, Kingston Springs, 297-2250. Ride nine ziplines on the canopy tour or test the High Challenge course. Take the Quantum Leap or have your friends pull you up to soaring heights, then fly through the air on our giant swing. 10 am-4 pm Mon.-Sat., 1 pm4 pm Sun. adventureworks.com Advertising Partner, p. 29 Antique Archaeology Nashville, 1300 Clinton St., Ste. 130, 810-9906. Opened in a turn-of-the-century automobile factory, Marathon Village, by Mike Wolfe of American Pickers, the store features antiques, vintage items, folk art and Antique Archaeology merchandise. 10 am-6 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm5 pm Sun. antiquearchaeology.com Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Rd., Arrington, 395-0102. Located only 25 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee’s premier winery offers breathtaking views and outstanding wines for tasting. 11 am-8 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-9 pm Fri.-Sat., 12 pm-6 pm Sun. arringtonvineyards.com


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attractions Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., 846-3150. The leading exhibitor of independent, foreign and repertory film programming in Nashville, and an intimate music venue. The theater has been nationally recognized and is an original member of the Sundance Art House project. belcourt.org Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., 741-5280. Tour Tennessee via a 200-foot granite map, a walkway featuring the 95 counties, 31 fountains representing the major rivers of Tennessee and an extraordinary history wall. 6 am-10 pm. state.tn.us/ environment/parks/bicentennial Brick Factory Nashville, 500 Houston St., 715-2585. A creative facility for members of the Nashville community that provides memberships to our wood shop, photo studio and co-working space. We also offer classes, including design, dance, painting, drawing and all areas in between. brickfactorynashville.com Cooter’s, 2613 McGavock Pk., 872-8358. Dukes of Hazzard museum and theme store operated by Ben “Cooter” Jones features the Gen. Lee, props, memorabilia and personal appearances by original cast

members. Museum: 9 am-8 pm Mon.Fri., 9 am-9 pm Sat., 9 am-6 pm Sun. cootersplace.com Advertising Partner, p. 35 Cumberland Caverns, 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd., McMinnville, (931) 668-4396. Discover Tennessee’s largest show cave and U.S. Natural Landmark. Open year round, seven days a week, with scenic walking tours daily, daytime adventure trips and overnight spelunking with camping in the cave. Home of Bluegrass Underground. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sun. cumberlandcaverns.com Advertising Partner, p. 37 George Dickel Distillery, 1950 Cascade Hollow Rd., Tullahoma, (931) 857-3124. Visit the distillery to discover George Dickel’s award-winning whiskey and its time-honored traditions. The visitor center is filled with antiques and special memories. Drop a line to friends at our very own U.S. post office – the only working post office at any distillery in the country. 9 am-4 pm Tue.-Sat. (except major holidays); last tour starts at 3:30 pm. georgedickel.com Advertising Partner, p. 49

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Grand Ole Opry, 2804 Opryland Dr., (800) SEE-OPRY. The show that made country music famous. Country’s best – including new stars, superstars and legends of the genre – share the stage several times each week. Opry members include giants in country music, such as Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, to name just a few. Check the website for show schedule. opry.com Advertising Partner, p. 30 Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tours, 2804 Opryland Dr., (800) SEE-OPRY. Go behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous and walk in the footsteps of country legends and superstars. Visit the website for tour schedules and reservations. Daytime tours available daily Feb.-Oct. depending upon concert schedules. opry.com Advertising Partner, p. 30 Hatch Show Print, 316 Broadway, 256-2805. Owned and operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Hatch has been in business since 1879 and is one of the nation’s oldest known letterpress poster shops. Hatch has created original art for vaudeville, circuses, Grand Ole Opry stars, concerts and sporting events. 9 am-5 pm. countrymusichalloffame.org/our-work


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attractions Historic RCA Studio B, Music Row, 416-2001. The Home of 1,000 Hits. Get an up-close look at what was once the second home of music legends Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton and more. More than 35,000 songs were recorded here. See how and where many of the greatest performers of the 1950s-1970s made timeless music and recording history. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sun. countrymusichalloffame.org Jack Daniel Distillery, 182 Lynchburg Hwy., Lynchburg, (931) 759-6357. The oldest registered distillery in the United States and among the most prestigious listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors receive personally guided tours of the distillery and observe the famous whiskey-making process Mr. Jack Daniel perfected back in 1866. 9 am-4:30 pm daily. jackdaniels.com Advertising Partner, p. 28 JBVO/Bitchstraps.com Studio, 172 Second Ave. N., Ste. 304, 915-0354, (800) 965-5114. High-quality leather guitar straps and music accessories made locally – the perfect gifts for hard-to-buy-for musicians. Bitchstraps Studio is the only recording studio in downtown Nashville. bitchstraps.com

Laser Quest, 166 Second Ave. N., 256-2560. An interactive adventure game for ages 5 to 85. Unbeatable fun for everyone! Thirty or more play together. Available rain or shine. Private bookings available. 6 pm-9 pm Tue.-Thu., 4 pm-12 am Fri., 11 am-12 am Sat., 2 pm-7 pm Sun., closed Mon. laserquest.com Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, 44 Hurricane Mills Rd., Hurricane Mills, (931) 296-7700. Located just an hour from Nashville. Tour the plantation home, frontier homestead, grist mill museum and Loretta’s Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum. Also offers a full-service RV park, primitive camping, outdoor pool, canoeing and paddle boats, wrangler camp and fishing. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sun. lorettalynn.com Lost River Cave & Valley, 2818 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, KY, (270) 393-0077. Discover Kentucky’s only underground boat tour, just one hour north of Nashville on I-65. Daylight disappears as you board the boat on the river that Ripley’s Believe It or Not claims is the shortest, deepest in the world. A delightful escape into nature and

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charming shopping at Wildflower Gifts. 8:30 am-6 pm Mon.-Sun. lostrivercave.com Advertising Partner, p. 34 Music City Pickers, 1200 Villa Pl., Ste. 106, (888) 407-1019. Will buy, sell, trade and consign vintage and high-end musical instruments. Also a great live music venue in Edgehill Village. 10 am-6 pm, closed Sun. musiccitypickers.com Music City Walk of Fame Park, Demonbreun between Fourth & Fifth Aves., 259-4730. The Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville’s Music Mile is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration, and made a significant contribution to the music industry with a connection to Music City. visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame Musica, Music Row Roundabout. At 40 feet tall, Musica is the largest bronze figure group in America. This group of nine colossal bronze figures celebrates the energy and diversity of the music industry in Nashville. The sculpture is located in the center of a traffic circle that is the entryway to Nashville’s renowned Music Row. alanlequire.com/musica.shtml


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attractions Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., 880-2001. Restaurants, specialty shops, greenhouses and open-air stalls with fresh fruits, vegetables and plants. Open year round. Flea market open every weekend. 8 am-6 pm Mon.-Sun. nashvillefarmersmarket.org Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., 862-5760. Located in the heart of downtown, the 300,000-square-foot main library building designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects is open to the public. 9 am-6 pm Tue.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm Sat., 2 pm-5 pm Sun. library.nashville.org Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Rd., Hermitage, 889-7050. A 385-acre family recreation destination located on J. Percy Priest Lake, 10 minutes from downtown. It comprises a first-class water park, 20 group event sites, an event management team, festival areas, a 310-slip marina, mini-golf, boat and Jet Ski rental, RV campground, lakeview cabins and more. 10 am-8 pm daily, mid-June through end of July. nashvilleshores.com Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Pk., 833-1534. Featuring a wide variety of exotic animals from around the world. In addition, the zoo offers animal shows, keeper talks, a carousel, a historic home and farm, the Jungle Gym playground, gift shops and concession areas. 9 am-6 pm. nashvillezoo.org Advertising Partner, p. 32 Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Dr., (877) 746-7386. Featuring 200 discount and specialty retailers, theme restaurants and entertainment venues under one roof. Including OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Ann Taylor Loft, Barnes & Noble, Liz Claiborne and Build-A-Bear Workshop™. 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-6 pm Sun. oprymills.com Advertising Partner, inside front cover and 35 The Parthenon, Centennial Park, 2600 West End Ave., 862-8431. The world’s only full-scale replica of the famous Greek temple, Nashville’s Parthenon stands in Centennial Park and features both the city’s art museum and Athena Parthenos, which at almost 42 feet in height, is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. 9 am-4:30 pm Tue.-Sat., 12:30 pm-4:30 pm Sun. (June-Aug.) parthenon.org

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attractions The Rise of the Southern Biscuit, 900 Eighth Ave. N., 484-8033. In Maryann’s biscuit class, you get the inside scoop on how to master the classic Southern biscuit. She starts with the easiest recipes that yield a perfect biscuit, then graduates you to more complicated biscuits with a huge wow factor. theriseofthesouthernbiscuit.com Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. S., 843-4001. A faith-based teen entertainment center with all-ages venues, an indoor skate park and coffee bar. Venues are available to rent for private events. 3 pm-9 pm Mon., 3 pm-7:30 pm Tue., 7:30 pm9 pm Wed.-Thu., 3 pm-12 am Fri., 9 pm-12 am Sat., 1 pm-7 pm Sun. rocketown.com Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., 458-8700. Built in 1892, this famous National Historic Landmark is a must-see. Take a self-guided tour, see the Johnny & June at the Ryman exhibit and have your picture taken on the Opry’s most famous stage. Backstage tours are also available, and you can record your own CD in the Ryman Recording Studio. Return at night for a premier concert event. 9 am-4 pm. ryman.com Sarratt Cinema, First Fl., Sarratt Student Center, Vanderbilt Pl. near 24th Ave., 343-6666. Features second-run, foreign, classic and independent films fall, winter and spring. Currently under construction. vanderbilt.edu/sarratt/cinema Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Pl., 687-6500. This performance venue is among the best acoustically in the world. Located in the SoBro district, the Schermerhorn completes a quadrangle of downtown entertainment venues and is home base for the internationally renowned Nashville Symphony. 8 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri. Most performances start at 8 pm. schermerhorncenter.com Advertising Partner, p. 32

Tennessee State Capitol, Charlotte Ave. between Sixth & Seventh Aves., 505 Deaderick St., 741-2692. Designed by William Strickland, the historic Tennessee State Capitol looks much as it did when it was completed in 1859. One of the oldest working antebellum capitols in the nation, several areas have been restored to their 19th-century appearance. 10 am-5 pm Tue.-Sat., 1 pm-5 pm Sun., closed Mon. tnmuseum.org Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Ave. N., 902-8200. This famous hotspot features three floors of fun. Hear the hottest bands, enjoy delicious dining with a full menu showcasing Southern and Southwestern taste sensations, and learn the latest dance steps on the largest dance floor in town. With five bars under one roof, it’s always a party at the Wildhorse. Club opens 4:30 pm Mon., 11 am ‘til your boots fall off Tue.-Sun. Restaurant opens 4:30 pm Mon., 11 am10:05 pm Tue.-Sun., late-night menu available 10:05 pm to close Fri.-Sat. wildhorsesaloon.com

Historic Sites Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pk., 356-0501. Once a renowned thoroughbred horse farm, this is one of Nashville’s largest and wealthiest private estates, which encompasses 5,400 acres. A guided tour of the antebellum home with original furnishings is available. There is also a self-guided tour of eight historic buildings, including a massive 1800s carriage house and stable. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-5 pm Sun. bellemeadeplantation.com Advertising Partner, p. 30 Belmont Mansion, 1900 Belmont Blvd., 460-5459. Built in 1850 by Adelicia Acklen – one of the wealthiest women in

America – it was recognized as one of the most elaborate and unusual homes in the South. The elegant Grand Salon, with its regal staircase, may be used for special events and dining functions after hours. 10 am-4 pm Mon.-Sat., 1 pm-4 pm Sun. belmontmansion.com The Carter House, 1140 Columbia Ave., Franklin, 791-1861. Built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the home was the site of one of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War on Nov. 30, 1864. It has been open to the public since 1953 and serves as a memorial to the Carter family, as well as the countless heroes of the Battle of Franklin. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm-5 pm Sun. battleoffranklintrust.org Advertising Partner, p. 41 Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, 2645 Faulkner Springs Rd., McMinnville, (931) 668-4444. Called Tennessee’s Biltmore by PBS, the history is fun, the home-cooked food is delicious and the Victorian setting is breathtaking. Located in McMinnville, halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga. 9 am-5 pm daily. falconrest.com Fort Nashborough, Riverfront Park, 862-8400. Nashville was founded when James Robertson led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland River and built Fort Nashborough. This replica of the original settlement reflects the lifestyle of frontier pioneers in the late 1700s. 9 am-4 pm Mon.-Sun. nashville.gov/parks/historic/ fortnashborough.asp Fort Negley, Adjacent to Adventure Science Center & Greer Stadium, 862-8470. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this was the largest and most important Union fortification built after Nashville fell in 1862 during the Civil War. The complex design

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was built primarily by slaves and free black workers conscripted into service. Winter hours (Sept.-May): 12 pm-4 pm Tue.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat.; summer hours (June-Aug.): 12 pm4 pm Tue.-Thu., 9 am-4 pm Fri.-Sat. nashville.gov/parks/historic/fortnegley The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, 4580 Rachel’s Ln., Hermitage, 889-2941. Since opening in 1889, President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage welcomes guests to step back in history and explore the grounds, Hermitage mansion, The First Hermitage, gardens, museum, enslaved memorials and much more. Walk the beautiful 2-mile nature trail and enjoy The Hermitage by wagon tours. 8:30 am-5:30 pm. thehermitage.com Advertising Partner, p. 31 Historic Carnton Plantation, 1345 Carnton Ln., Franklin, 794-0903. Home of The Widow of the South, Carnton was a field hospital after the 1864 Battle of Franklin. Restored garden and Confederate cemetery on-site. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm5 pm Sun. battleoffranklintrust.org Advertising Partner, p. 41 66962

Historic Manskers Station, 705 Caldwell Dr., Goodlettsville, 859-3678. A living history site featuring Manskers Fort, an authentic reconstruction of a frontier log station typical of early Cumberland settlements, and the Bowen Plantation House, completed in 1787. Revolutionary War veteran Capt. William Bowen and his wife, Mary, built the home. 9 am-4:30 pm Mon.-Fri.; last tour at 3:30 pm. manskersstation.org Lotz House Civil War Museum, 1111 Columbia Ave., Franklin, 790-7190. Guided tour of the Civil War house with fine antiques and stories of the Lotz family during the Battle of Franklin. This collection of antiques is by far the finest private collection of American Victorian furniture in the Southeast. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 1 pm-5 pm Sun. lotzhouse.com Advertising Partner, p. 41 Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, 636 Farrell Pkwy., 832-8197. Built in 1799 by Judge John Overton, Travellers Rest is Nashville’s oldest historic house open to the public. Both self-guided and guided tours of the grounds and historic buildings are offered. Special tours and holiday events are also offered. 10 am-4pm Mon.-Sat., 1 pm4 pm Sun. travellersrestplantation.org

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Museums Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., 416-2001. This isn’t just a museum; it’s an exciting Nashville destination with something for everyone. With rhinestone costumes, seasoned instruments, tear-stained lyric sheets, interactive exhibits and our famous Southern hospitality, a day at the museum turns into memories of a lifetime. 9 am-5 pm. countrymusichalloffame.org Advertising Partner, p. 1 Fontanel Mansion, 4225 Whites Creek Pk., 724-1600. A 27,000-square-foot log home on 136 acres of pristine land formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame ® member Barbara Mandrell. Nashville’s only country music mansion tour gives visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats by providing a truly interactive experience. 10 am-3 pm Tue.-Sun., closed Mon. fontanelmansion.com/mansion.php Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, 244-3340. This family-friendly, world-class art center is dedicated to presenting an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions from local, regional,

national and international sources. Also featuring the interactive ArtQuest gallery, gift shop and cafe, all surrounded by gorgeous architecture. 10 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Wed. and Sat., 10 am-9 pm Thu.-Fri., 1 pm-5:30 pm Sun. fristcenter.org Advertising Partner, p. 26 The Johnny Cash Museum, 119 Third Ave. S., 736-9909. Dedicated to the life and music career of the late Man in Black. Features 18,000 square feet of memorabilia, interactive exhibits and a 250-seat auditorium. Shop the on-site museum store for a large selection of Cash merchandise. 11 am-7 pm Mon.-Sat., 12-6 pm Sun. johnnycash.com Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pk., 742-7445. Discover 150 unique cars and motorcycles. The museum features a collection of vehicles typically not seen in the United States. Vehicles on display include microcars, amphibious vehicles, competition cars, Czechoslovakian vehicles, alternative-fuel vehicles, military vehicles, motorcycles, prototypes and one-of-a-kind vehicles. 10 am-5 pm Thu.-Mon. (closed Tue. & Wed.) lanemotormuseum.org

Military History Branch of the Tennessee State Museum, War Memorial Bldg., 741-2692. The Military Museum, a branch of the Tennessee State Museum, is located in the War Memorial Building, across the street from the main facilities. Exhibits deal with America’s overseas conflicts, beginning with the Spanish-American War in 1898 and ending with World War II in 1945. 10 am-5 pm Tue.-Sat., 1 pm-5 pm Sun., closed Mon. tnmuseum.org Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, P.O. Box 23655, 244-3263. Located downtown in the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, this is the one and only museum in the world that honors the talented musicians who actually played on the greatest recordings of all time, from rock ‘n’ roll to country. 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Sun. musicianshalloffame.com National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Dr., Bowling Green, KY, (270) 781-7973. Gateway to all things Corvette with interactive exhibits, driving simulators, store, cafe, conference center, unique car displays and Corvette raffles. 8 am-5 pm Mon.-Sun. corvettemuseum.org Advertising Partner, p. 34

Cumberland Caverns is Tennessee’s largest show cave, a U.S. National Natural Landmark and the home of Bluegrass Underground. The cave displays some of the largest underground rooms 67203 and most spectacular formations in America. Discover family fun every day through guided daily walking tours. Or discover adventure on one of our spelunking adventure trips.

1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd. • McMinnville, TN 37166 (931) 668-4396 • www.cumberlandcaverns.com

A TribuTe To The KiNG Thru the Years 1953-1977

In this fast-paced, high-energy show, John Beardsley sings 30 songs, has five costumes, tells you about six eras of The KING’s career, covering the 66946 50s, 60s and 70s. Wynonna says, “You were AWESOME!” and Country Weekly says, “check out John and his MUST SEE show!” Call for tickets. Mondays and Thursdays March-October.

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National Museum of African American Music, 1506 Church St., Ste. 230, 301-8724. Project under development. Will feature exhibits highlighting musical instruments, great vocalists, genres, and hands-on music creation and production. maamac.com Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Ellington Agricultural Center, 837-5197. The museum has an extensive collection of home and farm artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Also on the property is a log cabin community with a wooden train and gardens. 9 am4 pm Mon.-Fri., closed Sat.-Sun. tnagmuseum.org Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, 501 Broadway, Bridgestone Arena, 242-4750. A state-of-the-art, interactive tribute to Tennessee’s rich sports history. Honorees include Peyton Manning, Wilma Rudolph, Tracy Caulkins and Tim McCarver. Featuring two theaters with many interactive stations and more being added every month. 10 am-5 pm Tue.-Sat. tshf.net

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Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick St., 741-2692, (800) 407-4327. One of the largest museums in the nation. Interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric people and continue through the early 1900s, with an extensive and impressive Civil War collection. Check the website for changing exhibitions. 10 am-5 pm Tue.-Sat., 1 pm-5 pm Sun. tnmuseum.org Advertising Partner, p. 38 The Upper Room Chapel and Museum, 1908 Grand Ave., 340-7207, (877) 899-2780. The chapel features an 8-foot by 17-foot wood carving of The Last Supper and a 20-foot stained-glass window with a Christian Fellowship theme. The museum displays nativity scenes, illuminated manuscripts, Bibles, artifacts and paintings. Groupfriendly walking. 8 am-4:30 pm Mon.-Fri. chapel.upperroom.org Advertising Partner, p. 34 Willie Nelson & Friends Museum & General Store, 2613 McGavock Pk., 885-1515. A Nashville tradition for 31 years. The attraction features Nashville’s largest souvenir shop and a museum dedicated to traditional country music legends. The museum showcases one of the world’s largest collections of personal items from Willie Nelson and his many friends. 8:30 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 8:30 am-8 pm Sun. willienelsongeneralstore.com Advertising Partner, p. 35

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Performing Arts Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, 646-9977, (800) 282-2276. Nashville’s oldest professional theater has been offering the most unique dining and entertainment experience for 40 years. Enjoy a Southern-style buffet and visit our theater-in-the-round with its “magic stage” that descends from the ceiling. Box office 9 am-8 pm, dinner 6 pm-7:30 pm, show 8 pm Tue.-Sat. dinnertheatre.com General Jackson Showboat, 2812 Opryland Dr., 458-3900. Evening cruises, which include an elegant three-course dinner and a fabulous stage production, and midday cruises, which offer one of Nashville’s only daytime country music shows and a delicious lunch buffet, on the scenic Cumberland River. Midday boards 11:15 am, departs noon, returns 2:30 pm; evening boards 6:15 pm, departs 7 pm, returns 10 pm. generaljackson.com Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theatre, 600 Ninth Ave. S., Corner of Gleaves, 902-9566. A comedic mystery play with live music and a served dinner. Each table becomes a team, and the first team to solve the crime wins a very dorky prize. Nashville’s only dinner theater downtown. Reservations required, free parking. B.Y.O.B. 7 pm or 1 pm. missjeannes.com

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., 254-9103. Founded in 1931 by the Junior League of Nashville and recognized as the oldest children’s theater in the United States. Recently ranked one of the top five children’s theaters in the country. See website for showtimes. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, 2416 Music Valley Dr., Ste. 139, 885-4747. Dine with the stars! Enjoy a full Southern buffet with all the trimmings and a 90-minute country music variety show. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams to Patsy Cline. Doors open at 5:30 pm for dinner, show begins at 6:30 pm. nashvillenightlife.com Advertising Partner, p. 35 Nashville Opera, Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St., 832-5242. Tennessee’s largest professional opera company is among the most successful regional companies in the nation. It plays to more than 45,000 people annually through its main stage and touring performances. See website for showtimes. nashvilleopera.org Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pk., 554-7414. Dedicated to fostering professional, affordable and

accessible theater, music and arts education in Nashville by producing the highest quality performances and educational workshops, and providing artistic opportunities for young people. See website for showtimes. streettheatrecompany.org Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), 505 Deaderick St., 782-4000. Three theaters are designed for events ranging from major musicals to corporate meetings to acoustic performances. TPAC is home to the HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC Series, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and TPAC Presents Concert Series. See website for showtimes. tpac.org Advertising Partner, p. 38 A Tribute to the KING: Thru the Years 1953-1977, Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Dr., 758-0098, (866) 811-2502. This high-energy, live musical biography starring John Beardsley transports the audience through six eras of The King’s career. With more than 30 songs and five costumes, this show thrills audiences of all ages. 6:30 pm seating, 7 pm show Mon. and Thu. only, MarchOct. Box office opens 10 am day of show. thenashvilleking.com Advertising Partner, p. 35 and 37

Music City Queen, 2812 Opryland Dr., 871-5701. The sister boat to the General Jackson Showboat with three levels of food, fun and music. Offering tailgate cruises, party cruises and twilight cruises down the Cumberland River. generaljackson.com Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon St., 297-2966. Presenting a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony and noted songwriters and music artists. nashvilleballet.com Nashville Ballroom, 817 Second Ave. S., Second & Lindsley, 750-5571. Learn to dance in Music City! We teach all forms of social dance, which you can put to use on dance floors around town immediately. After your first lesson, two-step down to Broadway to check out the free live music and dance the night away. See website for class schedule or to book a private lesson. nashvilleballroom.com

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Books & Music Barbershop Harmony Society, 110 Seventh Ave. N., 823-3993. Music-related gifts, CDs and videos. barbershop.org Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Store, 222 Fifth Ave. S., 416-2001. You’ll find vintage, import and current country music titles, books related to country music, classic clothing brands and many unique items that no one has back home. Museum admission not required. 9:30 am-5:30 pm. countrymusichalloffame.com

Advertising Partner, p. 1 Ernest Tubb Record Shop – Downtown, 417 Broadway, 255-7503. Legendary, historic Nashville landmark. Ernest Tubb’s Green Hornet Tour Bus on display and open for viewing. Shop for old and new country, bluegrass/gospel CDs, DVDs and souvenirs. Open seven days a week. Hours vary according to season; call for more information. ernesttubb.com Ernest Tubb Record Shop – Opryland, 2416 Music Valley Dr., 889-2474. Founded by the legendary Ernest Tubb, the shop has been filling country music fans’ needs for more than 65 years. Shop for old and new country, bluegrass/gospel CDs, DVDs and souvenirs. Open seven days a week. Hours vary according to season; call for more information. ernesttubb.com

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The Johnny Cash Museum, 119 Third Ave. S., 736-9909. Dedicated to the life and music career of the late Man in Black. Features 18,000 square feet of memorabilia, interactive exhibits and a 250-seat auditorium. Shop the on-site museum store for a large selection of Cash merchandise. 11 am-7 pm Mon.-Sat., 12-6 pm Sun. johnnycash.com Music City Pickers, 1200 Villa Pl., Ste. 106, (888) 407-1019. Will buy, sell, trade and consign vintage and high-end musical instruments. Also a great live music venue in Edgehill Village. 10 am-6 pm, closed Sun. musiccitypickers.com The Opry Shop, 2804 Opryland Dr., (800) SEE-OPRY. Music, souvenirs, collectibles, Opry apparel and more. Enjoy the Grand Ole Opry experience any time with a stop at The Opry Shop, located within the Grand Ole Opry House. It’s the place for great Opry gifts and collectibles for all ages. Shop is open seven days a week, starting at 10 am. opry.com Two Old Hippies, 401 12th Ave. S., 254-7999. A leader in premium and vintage guitars. In addition to bohemian, hippie-chic men’s and women’s clothing, we carry a unique selection of jewelry, bags, gifts and more. Share in the peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll! 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm6 pm Sun. twooldhippies.com

Malls CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, 771-2050. A premier shopping center featuring food, entertainment and shopping for the entire family. Five department stores and more than 165 specialty stores. Located 15 miles south of Nashville. 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm-6 pm Sun. coolspringsgalleria.com Lebanon Premium Outlets, One Outlet Village Blvd., Lebanon, 444-0433. Located less than 30 miles from Nashville, Lebanon Premium Outlets offers savings at more than 60 outlets, including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Gap, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and more. Off I-40, Exit 238. 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 10 am-7 pm Sun. premiumoutlets.com/lebanon

Advertising Partner, p. 44 The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Rd., 298-5478. Featuring some of the finest specialty stores in the area with MAC, Tiffany & Co., Aveda, bebe, Benetton, Tory Burch, Coach, Nordstrom, Jimmy Choo, Talbots Woman and many more. 10 am9 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm-6 pm Sun. themallatgreenhills.com

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Music Valley Merchants Association, 2613 McGavock Pk.. Live music, shopping, camping, food, fun and more. Some of the most unique Nashville attractions are located here. With everything at your fingertips and in walking distance, Music Valley has more to do than anywhere else in Music City. nashvillemusicvalley.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Shoppes on Fatherland, 1006 Fatherland St., 227-8646. An eclectic retail destination in East Nashville with locally owned shops selling everything from T-shirts to teas, flowers, furniture and more. shoppesonfatherland.com theme restaurants and entertainment venues under one roof. Including OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Ann Taylor Loft, Barnes & Noble, Liz Claiborne and Build-A-Bear Workshop™. 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-6 pm Sun. oprymills.com

Advertising Partner, inside front cover and 35 RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, 859-3458. Fashion, fun and food for everyone with four department stores, 150 stores and 15 eateries. Located 10 miles north of Nashville, RiverGate is a great place to shop. 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm-6 pm Sun. rivergate-mall.com

Shopping Districts Berry Hill District, Bransford Ave. & Thompson Ln., 383-3672. Pedestrian-friendly shopping neighborhood with locally owned boutiques and restaurants near downtown. berryhilldistrict.com

The Gulch, 12th Ave. S. & Pine St., 846-4910. An urban mixed-use neighborhood in Nashville that is home to shopping, dining, office, living and entertainment venues. nashvillegulch.com Hill Center Green Hills, 2122 Hillsboro Dr., 383-6444. A vibrant addition to the city’s shopping scene, offering unusual local boutiques, restaurants, nationally recognized retailers and exciting retail discoveries. hillcentergreenhills.com

Advertising Partner, p. 45 Hillsboro Village Merchants Association, 21st Ave. & Wedgewood. Hillsboro Village is a collection of specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants. With a four-block radius, this quaint neighborhood has rejuvenated the community and attracted young professionals for living and playing. hillsborovillage.com

Specialty Shops Antique Archaeology Nashville, 1300 Clinton St., Ste. 130, 810-9906. Opened in a turn-of-the-century automobile factory, Marathon Village, by Mike Wolfe of American Pickers, the store features antiques, vintage items, folk art and Antique Archaeology merchandise. 10 am-6 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm-5 pm Sun. antiquearchaeology.com Designer Renaissance Co., 2822 Bransford Ave., 297-8822. Women’s consignment, featuring designer and trendy clothing and accessories in fun Berry Hill. Look for the big red purse. 10 am5:45 pm Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. designerrenaissance.com Emma’s Flowers and Gifts, 2410 West End Ave., 327-0202. A full-service, family-owned retail flower provider that has been

Butler’s Run, 138 Second Ave. N.. This tall breezeway between First and Second avenues is home to retail shops that offer visitors candy, souvenirs, jewelry, gifts and memorabilia. The District, Broadway & Second Ave., 400-0178. Don’t miss the heart of Nashville. These charming, centuryold Victorian buildings house chic restaurants, hip nightclubs and trendy shops with everything from jewelry to clothing, to local art and nostalgic Americana. thedistrictnashville.org

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Hill Center Green Hills offers the best of the best with national chains such as Whole Foods, Vineyard Vines and Billy Reid while also offering boutique shops such as H. Audrey, Posh and Hemline.

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operational since 1938. The business is housed in the pink building on West End Avenue, close to Centennial Park. 8 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Fri., 9 am-3 pm Sat., closed Sun. emmasflowers.com

stalls with fresh fruits, vegetables and plants. Open year round. Flea market open every weekend. 8 am-6 pm Mon.-Sun. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

imogene + willie, 2601 12th Ave. S., 292-5005. A Nashville-based fashion company that specializes in denim. We believe in the integrity of American-made products; therefore, much of our inventory is made inside our store, a 1950s gas station. 11 am-7 pm Mon.-Fri., 11 am6 pm Sat., 1 pm-5 pm Sun. imogeneandwillie.com

Nashville Visitor Center, 501 Broadway, 259-4747. Located in the glass tower of the Bridgestone Arena, this VIC also has a gift shop with a large selection of Nashville souvenirs. Nashville Visitor Information Centers offer discounted attraction tickets, special hotel rates, brochures, coupons and concierge assistance. 8 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Sat., 10 am5 pm Sun. shop.visitmusiccity.com

JBVO/Bitchstraps.com Studio, 172 Second Ave. N., Ste. 304, 915-0354, (800) 965-5114. Highquality leather guitar straps and music accessories made locally – the perfect gifts for hard-to-buy-for musicians. Bitchstraps Studio is the only recording studio in downtown Nashville. bitchstraps.com Loveless Cafe Hams and Jams, 8400 Hwy. 100, 646-9700. Nationally acclaimed and frequented by celebrities, world travelers and local appetites alike. The quaint country charm and genuine country cooking that have made it a Southern landmark have remained unchanged for 50 years. 8 am-8 pm Mon.-Fri., 8 am-9 pm Sat.-Sun. lovelesscafe.com Lucchese Boot Co., 503 12th Ave. S., 242-1161. Every single one of our boots has been handcrafted, hand-sanded, hand-stitched and handmade just for the customer, and made from only hand-selected leathers from around the world. 10 am-7 pm Mon.-Sat., 12-6 pm Sun. lucchese.com Macy’s, 3813 Hillsboro Pk., 383-3300. Visit Macy’s during your trip and find the season’s hottest trends. Best of all, pick up a Macy’s Welcome Savings Pass from the gift wrap department to save 11 percent on almost everything in the store. (Some exclusions apply.) 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Wed., 10 am-10 pm Thu.-Sat., 11 am-7 pm Sun. visitmacysusa.com Nashville Boot Co., 5133 Harding Pk., #B3, 353-9838. Just 6 miles west from downtown Nashville and one block past Belle Meade Plantation. Featuring Dan Post, Lucchese, Laredo, Corral, Durango, Abilene, Frye and more. Enjoy shopping where the locals shop. 9 am-5 pm Mon., 9 am-6 pm Tue.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm Sat. nashvilleboots.com Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., 880-2001. Restaurants, specialty shops, greenhouses and open-air

Nashville Visitor Information Center – Fourth Avenue, 150 Fourth Ave. N., Ste. G-250, 295-4730. Located at One Nashville Place, this VIC has a gift shop with a large selection of Nashville souvenirs. 8 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri. shop.visitmusiccity.com OSHi Floral Decor Studio, 217 Sixth Ave. N., 254-6744. Perri Crutcher has been designing for 20 years all over the country and has decorated around the world. To understand the unique quality of Japanese floral décor, Crutcher studied under Setuo Kitono, Master of Ikebana and tea flower design. 8:30 am-4 pm Mon.-Fri., 9 am-1 pm Sat., appointments only Sun. oshiflowers.com Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, 201 N. Second Ave., 730-8085. Offering a “kid in a candy store” experience as an iconic old-fashioned candy store. More than 2,000 vintage candies, 500 retro sodas in glass bottles and 100 flavors of salt water taffy. Shop for unique Nashville gifts and souvenirs like T-shirts, postcards, mugs, music, books, Music City candy and other goodies – all at a great price. 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sun. rocketfizz.com Savannah’s Candy Kitchen of Nashville, 310 Broadway, 313-9919. Offering traditional, freshmade candies, ice cream, gelato and treats that are created daily in the store. Hot, fresh pralines are scooped onto a thick marble slap to cool, then given as samples. Open 11 am daily. savannahcandy.com Schakolad Chocolate Factory, 443 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 107, Franklin, 771-5077. Our signature chocolates are prepared with the finest ingredients and presented in the time-honored traditions of quality, artistry and innovation. 11 am-6 pm Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. schakolad.com

Simply the Best $10 Boutique, 176 Second Ave. N., Ste. 100, 251-0004. Everything in the store is $10! More than 1,000 unique, top-quality products for men and women with values up to 60 percent below retail. We offer jewelry, watches, scarves, sunglasses, handbags, hats, licensed products and much more. 11 am-6 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-7 pm Fri.-Sat., 11:30 am-5:30 pm Sun. tendollarboutique.com Thistle Farms, 5122 Charlotte Pk., 298-1140. Run by women who have survived prostitution, addiction and trafficking. They manufacture all-natural bath and body-care products by hand. Proceeds benefit the women of Thistle Farms and its two-year residential program, Magdalene. thistlefarms.org

Uniquely Nashville Online Retailers The Christie Cookie Company, 1205 Third Ave. N., 242-3817. Specializing in corporate gifts, customized logo tins, and gourmet cookies and brownies. Perfect for in-room gifts, VIP gifts, goody bags or registration treats. Locally owned with fresh-baked products. christiecookies.com Chucklet & Honey Southern Bakery, 385 N. Main St., Kingston Springs, 200-0780. A tiny little local cookie bakery specializing in gourmet cookies, perfect for events and corporate gifts. chuckletandhoney.com Goo Goo Cluster, 715 Massman Dr., 889-6360. The Goo Goo Cluster, a delicious mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat and peanuts covered in real milk chocolate, has been pleasing Nashville locals and visitors since 1912. googoo.com Nashville Guitar Bar, 507-9022. A premium milk chocolate bar designed in the detail of a guitar and packaged in its own miniature guitar case. Perfect as a memento from your trip to Nashville. nashvilleguitarbar.com Photo Talk Store, 591 Will Bell Rd., Dickson, 268-7944. Photography of local Middle Tennessee landmarks, buildings, old lettering and objects that resemble letters of the alphabet. phototalkstore.com

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Collegiate Sports Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., 460-2255. belmontbruins.com Lipscomb University, One University Park Dr., 966-5383. lipscombsports.com Music City Bowl, LP Field, 743-3130. Founded in 1998, this annual postseason college football game featuring an SEC versus ACC matchup is broadcast nationally on ESPN, and is Nashville’s holiday tradition. Takes place the last week in December. musiccitybowl.com Vanderbilt University, 2201 West End Ave., 322-GOLD. vucommodores.com

Golf Courses Gaylord Springs Golf Links, 18 Springhouse Ln., 458-1730. Antebellum-style clubhouse offers outstanding meeting space with panoramic views of the golf course. Tournament management is available for golf outings on the 18-hole, par-72, links-style course. gaylordsprings.com Harpeth Hills Golf Course, 2424 Old Hickory Blvd., 862-8493. 18 holes; par 72 nashville.gov/PARKS/golf/harpethhills Hermitage Golf Course, 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, 847-4001. Featuring 36 holes on two courses with professional tournament management team, pro shop, driving range, grill, clubhouse. Recently named one of Golf Digest’s top 10 courses in the state. hermitagegolf.com McCabe Golf Course, 46th Ave. N. & Murphy Rd., 8628491. 27 holes; par 70, par 36 nashville.gov/parks/golf/mccabe Percy Warner Golf Course, Percy Warner Park, Forrest Park Dr. off Belle Meade Blvd., 352-9958. 9 holes; par 34 nashville.gov/parks/ golf/percywarner/index.asp Shelby Golf Course, 2021 Fatherland St., 862-8474. 18 holes; par 72 nashville.gov/ parks/golf/shelby/index.asp Ted Rhodes Golf Course, 1901 Ed Temple Blvd., 862-8463. 18 holes; par 72 nashville.gov/ parks/golf/tedrhodes/index.asp Two Rivers Golf Course, Two Rivers Pkwy., 889-2675. 18 holes; par 72 nashville.gov/parks/golf/tworivers

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VinnyLinks Golf Course, 2009 Sevier St., 880-1720. Youth Golf Program, open Memorial Day-Labor Day. 9 holes; par 28 thefirstteenashville.org/Club/Scripts/ Home/home.asp

Lake Activities Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Rd., Hermitage, 889-7050. A 385-acre family recreation destination located on J. Percy Priest Lake, 10 minutes from downtown. It comprises a firstclass water park, 20 group event sites, an event management team, festival areas, a 310-slip marina, mini-golf, boat and Jet Ski rental, RV campground, lakeview cabins and more. 10 am-8 pm daily, mid-June through end of July. nashvilleshores.com Old Hickory Lake, US 31 E., Hendersonville, 822-4846. With more than 22,000 acres of water and 440 miles of shoreline, Old Hickory offers plenty of hiking, fishing, boating, skiing and other lake activities. No lifeguards on duty; swim at your own risk. Percy Priest Lake, 3737 Bell Rd., 889-1975. Located 10 miles east of Nashville, this lake covers an area of 14,400 acres and has 213 miles of shoreline. Considered one of the finest largemouth bass lakes in Tennessee. Other activities include camping, swimming, picnicking, boating, canoeing and hiking. lrn.usace.army.mil/op/jpp/rec Radnor Lake, 1160 Otter Creek Rd., 373-3467. This natural area provides scenic, biological, geological and passive recreational opportunities not found in other metropolitan areas of Nashville’s size. No picnicking or swimming allowed in the park. radnorlake.org

Marathons St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, (800) 311-1255. The marathon welcomes more than 30,000 runners the last Saturday of April. The race features local bands every mile and a post-race concert headlined by music’s hottest stars. Certified qualifier for the Boston Marathon. runrocknroll.com/nashville

Movie Theaters Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., 846-3150. The leading exhibitor of independent, foreign and repertory film

programming in Nashville, and an intimate music venue. The theater has been nationally recognized and is an original member of the Sundance Art House project. belcourt.org Regal Cinemas Opry Mills, Opry Mills Mall, 570 Opry Mills Dr., 232-5014. Come see your favorite movies at Regal Opry Mills 20. regmovies.com

Professional Sports Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, 770-PUCK. Right in the heart of downtown is a place as friendly as it is ferocious. It is a place so full of raw energy and gut-wrenching excitement. It is the place that the NHL’s Nashville Predators proudly call home. Welcome to Smashville! Experience the all-in attitude, energy and intensity of a live Predators hockey game. Season runs October-April. nashvillepredators.com Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, 534 Chestnut St., 690-HITS. The Sounds are Nashville’s AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, and they are Nashville’s oldest sports franchise. They were the 2005 Pacific Coast League Champions and 2006 and 2007 Division Champions. nashvillesounds.com Tennessee Titans, LP Field, 565-4000. Tennessee’s franchise is one of 32 teams participating in the National Football League (NFL). In 1999, the team moved into its 68,800-seat home, LP Field, located downtown. Regular-season games run Sept.-Dec. titansonline.com

Public Parks Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., 862-8400. Featuring the iconic Parthenon, a 1-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, sand volleyball courts, two dog parks and an exercise trail. Dawn-11 pm daily. nashville.gov/parks/locations/ centennial/index.asp Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., 862-8400. An innovative play space for children and families, incorporating unique play structures and water features to create an exciting new attraction along Nashville’s riverfront. Dawn11 pm daily. nashville.gov/parks/ locations/cumberland.asp


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Recreation & Game Centers Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Park, Kingston Springs, 297-2250. Ride nine ziplines on the canopy tour or test the High Challenge course. Take the Quantum Leap or have your friends pull you up to soaring heights, then fly through the air on our giant swing. 10 am-4 pm Mon.-Sat., 1 pm-4 pm Sun. adventureworks.com

Advertising Partner, p. 29 Buffalo’s Billiard Parlor, 154 Second Ave. N., 313-7665. Pool, shuffleboard, darts, HDTVs and great, casual dining with wonderful views of the Cumberland River and exciting Second Avenue North in the heart of the entertainment district – a fun place to spend the evening alone or with friends. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. buffalosnashville.com Dave & Buster’s, Opry Mills Mall, 540 Opry Mills Dr., 970-3800. Eat, drink and play! We offer American food choices, signature cocktails and loads of game play. Choose from billiards, cosmic bowling or the Million Dollar Midway, which features more than 170 interactive game stations. 11 am-12 am Sun.-Thu., 11 am-1 am Fri.-Sat. daveandbusters.com

trails wind through the woods under a shaded canopy of trees, which brings you up close to nature and the abundant wildlife that calls Fontanel home. Pets are allowed on leash. Open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. fontanelmansion.com/trails.php Wave Country, 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., 885-1052. One of the area’s only wave-action swimming pools. Ride the waves or just let them lap at your feet. Also featured are three water flumes and two speed slides. There’s even a kiddie pool with waterdropping features and a children’s playground. nashville.gov/parks/ water/wave_country.asp

Skate Parks Metro SkatePark at Two Rivers Park, 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., 862-8400. The park offers skateboarding, freestyle in-line skating and BMX bike riding. Skaters can perform a range of tricks, from ollies to pop shuvits, on the ramps, pipes, bowls, oververt and other structural components. nashville.gov/parks/ skating/skatepark Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. S., 843-4001. A faith-based teen entertainment center with all-ages venues, an indoor skate park and coffee bar. Venues are available to

rent for private events. 3 pm-9 pm Mon., 3 pm-7:30 pm Tue., 7:30 pm9 pm Wed.-Thu., 3 pm-12 am Fri., 9 pm-12 am Sat., 1 pm-7 pm Sun. rocketown.com

Spas Adagio Massage Co. & Spa, 1300 Division St., 777-0602. Providing spa services and serious, results-oriented skin care in a most relaxing environment. 9 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 10 am-7 pm Sun. adagiomassageco.com Fresh Salon, 1508 Demonbreun St., Nashvile, 739-5614. Located on Music Row and specializing in color, haircuts and makeup. freshsalon.net Relâche, Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-1772. Designed to meet your needs. With tranquility a stated objective, guests will enjoy blissful pampering at the opulent European-inspired spa featuring an indoor/outdoor pool and 12 private treatment rooms. Indoor pool: 6 am-10 pm; outdoor pool: 9 am9 pm; Magnolia Pool: 10 am-6 pm; spa services: 8 am-8 pm; salon: 8 am-7 pm; boutique: 7 am-9 pm. Peak hours stated. Seasonal hours may vary and are subject to change. gaylordopryland.com

Grand Old Golf & Go Karts, 2444 Music Valley Dr., 871-4701. Play one of our three miniature golf courses, each reflecting an aspect of Tennessee’s character and variety of terrain. Race side-by-side with your family and friends around the hairpin turns on the mid-state’s largest track. Check website for hours. grandoldgolf.net

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Laser Quest, 166 Second Ave. N., 256-2560. An interactive adventure game for ages 5 to 85. Unbeatable fun for everyone! Thirty or more play together. Available rain or shine. Private bookings available. 6 pm-9 pm Tue.-Thu., 4 pm-12 am Fri., 11 am-12 am Sat., 2 pm-7 pm Sun., closed Mon. laserquest.com Thomas F. Frist Centennial Sportsplex, 224 25th Ave. N., 862-8480. Featuring an aquatic center with two indoor pools, ice arena with two rinks and a fitness center. The complex has USTAapproved indoor and outdoor tennis facilities with permanent seating for 2,500 at Stadium Court. 5:30 am8 pm Mon.-Thu., 5:30 am-6 pm Fri., 9 am-5 pm Sat. nashville.gov/sportsplex The Trails at Fontanel, 4105 Whites Creek Pk., 727-0304. The

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key to symbols AIRPORT TRANSFER Fitness Center Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool Pets Accepted Totally Smoke-Free wireless Internet Free Breakfast Paid Parking For more information about group travel, go to visitmusiccity.com/visitors/groups or call the tourism department at (615) 259-4729.

Airport/Northeast Airport Sleep Inn, 3437 Percy Priest Dr., 882-9220, (877) 822-9820. Located on the east side of town on I-40, Exit 219. Just 10 minutes away from downtown, airport and Gaylord Opryland. Amenities: nashvillesleepinn.com Airport Super 8 Nashville, 720 Royal Pkwy., 889-8887. Conveniently located 1 mile from the airport off I-40 and within close proximity to many sports venues, the Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills mall. Complimentary business center. Hair dryers, coffee maker, microwave and fridge. Amenities: super8nashvilleairport.com

Alexis Inn & Suites, 600 Ermac Dr., 889-4466. Conveniently close to Nashville International Airport and Opryland-area attractions, including the Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills. Featuring spacious, affordably priced rooms. Enjoy a hot, deluxe, continental breakfast, newspaper and on-site business services. Amenities: alexisinnnashville.com Baymont Inn & Suites Nashville Airport/Briley, 2350 Elm Hill Pk., 871-0222. Combining hometown charm with Southern hospitality. Conveniently located off Interstate 40, just 2 miles from Nashville International Airport. Amenities: baymontnashville.com Club Hotel Nashville Inn & Suites, 2435 Atrium Way, 883-0500. Garden-style inn and suites conveniently located in the Opryland/Airport area, near top attractions. Includes full, hot, Southern buffet breakfast and evening cocktails (Mon.-Thu.), coffee maker, microfridge in all rooms. Amenities: nashvilleclubhotel.com Comfort Suites Airport, 2521 Elm Hill Pk., 391-3919. Coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, manager’s reception (5-7 pm Mon.-Thu.), microwave, minifridge, whirlpool. Enjoy all-suite accommodations with the luxury of a suburban atmosphere. Oversized suites for comfort. Amenities: choicehotels.com/hotel/tn363 Country Inn & Suites Airport, 590 Donelson Pk., 874-8040.

Conveniently located near the airport. Business center, coffee maker, continental breakfast, data port, foreign language on staff (Spanish), hair dryer, high-speed Internet, iron and board, newspaper. Amenities: countryinns.com/nashvilletn_airport Courtyard by Marriott Airport, 2508 Elm Hill Pk., 883-9500. Spacious guest rooms, including 11 suites featuring king, double or queen beds with all-new and upgraded bedding packages. The Courtyard Cafe is open daily for breakfast. Amenities: marriott.com/bnaca DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport, 2424 Atrium Way, 889-8889. Home of the warm chocolate-chip cookie and Sweet Dreams bed. Visit Opry Mills shopping and entertainment complex and the Grand Ole Opry. The perfect combination of location and luxury for business and leisure travelers alike. Earn or redeem Hilton Honors Points. Amenities: nashvilleairportsuites.doubletree.com Drury Inn & Suites Nashville Airport, 555 Donelson Pk., 902-0400. When you are ready to relax, make sure to join us for free evening beverages and snacks from 5:30-7 pm daily in the lobby. Drift off to sleep on a comfortably plush bed in your spacious guest room. We look forward to having you as our guest in Music City! Amenities: druryhotels.com/ properties/nashvilleairport.cfm

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Lodging Embassy Suites Airport, 10 Century Blvd., 871-0033, (800) EMBASSY. Wonderful hotel for families and great central location to all the area attractions. A luxurious two-room suite hotel that offers full cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly manager’s reception. Amenities: nashvilleairport.embassysuites.com Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Airport, 583 Donelson Pk., 885-4242. Located right off of I-40 in Nashville’s airport district. Situated less than 8 minutes from downtown Nashville’s entertainment district and only a short shuttle ride to Nashville International Airport. Amenities: nashvilleairportsuites.hamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn Airport, 412 Royal Pkwy., 884-0088. Conveniently located just outside the airport and 8 miles from downtown. One king or two double beds, chair with ottoman, large work desk, two phones, data port, voicemail, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and more. Amenities: nashvilleairport.stayhgi.com Holiday Inn Express Airport, 1111 Airport Center Dr., 883-1366. Conveniently located off I-40 near the airport. Enjoy the large glass atrium with fireplace and many other amenities. Amenities: hienashville.com Holiday Inn Opryland Airport/Briley Pkwy, 2200 Elm Hill Pk., 883-9770. The perfect location while staying in Nashville. Minutes from downtown Nashville and offering 383 tastefully appointed guest rooms, along with 7,500 square feet of flexible meeting space. hinashville.com Amenities: Homewood Suites Airport, 2640 Elm Hill Pk., 884-8111. This upscale property caters to the extended-stay guest, as well as the business traveler. Located 1.5 miles from Nashville International Airport, firmly in the heart of major corporate office complexes. Amenities: homewoodsuites1.hilton.com Hotel Preston, 733 Briley Pkwy., 361-5900. This hip, happening hotel offers a new attitude in Nashville hospitality with luxurious boutique-style accommodations. Offering guests a full-service, art-filled experience. Spoil yourself at Hotel Preston! Amenities: hotelpreston.com Hyatt Place Nashville Airport, 721 Royal Pkwy., 493-5200. Featuring spacious guest rooms, each with the Hyatt Grand Bed

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and a 42-inch, flat-panel HDTV. 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving madeto-order snacks and entrees, and a Bakery Cafe that serves Starbucks specialty coffees, premium beers and wines. Amenities: nashvilleairport.place.hyatt.com Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Dr., 889-9300, (888) 236-2427. This award-winning hotel is conveniently located with easy access to all that Music City has to offer. Offering many amenities to help you relax and enjoy your visit to Nashville, including the luxurious Marriott bedding package featuring down comforters and 100 percent cotton linens in all guest rooms. Amenities: nashvillemarriott.com

spa services available. Amenities: sheraton.com/musiccity Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1100 Airport Center Dr., 884-6111. Each suite is up to 25 percent larger than comparably priced hotels. Amenities: marriott.com/bnasa Wingate By Wyndham Nashville Airport, 800 Royal Pkwy., 884-9777. Beautiful, centrally located hotel tastefully decorated with oversized guest rooms. Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and airport shuttle. Refrigerator, microwave, outdoor pool, indoor spa, fitness center and meeting space. Amenities: wingatehotels.com/hotel/05109

Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Rd., Hermitage, 889-7050. A 385-acre family recreation destination located on J. Percy Priest Lake, 10 minutes from downtown. It comprises a first-class water park, 20 group event sites, an event management team, festival areas, a 310-slip marina, mini-golf, boat and Jet Ski rental, RV campground, lakeview cabins and more. Amenities: nashvilleshores.com

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Radisson Hotel Airport, 1112 Airport Center Dr., 889-9090. This upscale hotel is located 1 mile from Nashville International Airport. You will experience warm hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and topnotch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. Amenities: radisson.com/nashvilletn_airport

Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown, 170 Fourth Ave. N., 256-0900. A stunning, century-old high-rise set in the heart of the historic district is the backdrop for this hotel filled with modern amenities, including an on-site restaurant and lounge. Amenities: nashvilledowntowncourtyard.com

Red Roof Inn – Airport, 510 Claridge Dr., 872-0735. A leader in economy lodging, our focus is to provide great value, consistency and excellent customer service. redroofinn.com

Days Inn Stadium, 211 N. First St., 254-1551. Business services, data port, hair dryer, high-speed Internet, indoor pool, iron and board, lounge, newspaper, restaurant, SuiteLinq interface computers. Amenities: daysinnnashville.com

Residence Inn by Marriott, 2300 Elm Hill Pk., 889-8600, (800) 331-3131. This is the perfect choice for an extended stay or a short visit to Nashville. The award-winning hotel is only 5 minutes from Opryland and 10 minutes from downtown. You can feel at home in the suites with full kitchens and living areas. Amenities: marriott.com/bnabn Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pk., 885-2200. Enjoy an authentic Southern experience at this elegant plantationstyle hotel nestled atop 23 beautiful acres, and just minutes from downtown and the airport. Each oversized guest room has a private balcony or patio. Restaurant, lounge, room service and

Best Western Downtown Convention Center, 711 Union St., 242-4311. Located at the Tennessee State Capitol in the heart of downtown Nashville, within walking distance to the Nashville Convention Center, Bridgestone Arena, the honky-tonk district and 1 mile to LP Field. Amenities: bestwestern.com

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Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown, 310 Fourth Ave. S., 277-5000. Within walking distance to downtown businesses, restaurants and attractions, including lower Broadway, Bridgestone Arena, Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Amenities: hamptondowntownnashville.com

Holiday Inn Express Downtown, 920 Broadway, 244-0150. The nation’s largest Holiday Inn Express is located in the heart of Music City, walking distance from all of Nashville’s best dining, entertainment and attractions. Offering 10,000 square feet of meeting space and free hot breakfast. Amenities: hiexndt.com

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Homewood Suites Nashville Downtown, 706 Church St., 742-5550, (800) 445-8667. Beautifully restored hotel in Doctor’s Building in historic downtown. All suites are appointed with full kitchens, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living areas, and furnished with the comforts of home. Amenities: nashvilledowntown. homewoodsuites.com

The Hermitage Hotel, 231 Sixth Ave. N., 244-3121. One of only 37 hotels in North America with the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star rating. It also holds a AAA Five-Diamond rating and has an outstanding restaurant. Amenities: thehermitagehotel.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville – Downtown, 315 Fourth Ave. N., 244-8200, (800) 222-8733. Located 10 miles from Nashville International Airport and close to the Nashville Convention Center, Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena. Enjoy DoubleTree’s signature warm chocolate-chip cookie at check-in. Amenities: nashville.doubletree.com

Hilton Nashville Downtown, 121 Fourth Ave. S., 620-1000, (800) 445-8767. Nashville’s only AAA Four-Diamond, all-suite luxury hotel. Located in the heart of Music City, adjacent to Bridgestone Arena, Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum, Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the new Music City Center. Amenities: nashvillehilton.com

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Hotel Indigo Nashville Downtown, 301 Union St., 891-6000. Peace and renewal to Music City. Across from Regions Center, with an 1,800-square-foot penthouse, 3,000 square feet of meeting space and 19 extended-stay residences. Full-service Starbucks and Phi Restaurant and Lounge. Amenities: hotelindigo.com

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Lodging Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown, 301 Third Ave. S., 687-9995. Opening December 2013. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, within walking distance to downtown businesses, restaurants and attractions, including Bridgestone Arena, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Amenities: Knights Inn Nashville Downtown, 99 Spring St., 295-9160. Conveniently located off Interstates 24 and 65 near LP Field. Offers the best of the basics. Amenities: knightsinn.com Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 Fifth Ave. S., (800) 788-6664. Opening in fall 2013, Omni Nashville will connect to the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum and create a one-of-a-kind expression of Nashville’s vibrant music culture. The luxury hotel will feature 800 guest rooms, 80,000+ square feet of meeting space, a spa, rooftop pool with entertainment deck and five dining venues. Amenities: omnihotels.com/ FindAHotel/Nashville.aspx Ramada Inn Across Titans Stadium, 303 Interstate Dr., 244-6690. Enjoy our world-famous, guitar-shaped indoor pool and convenient location next to LP Field. There are 100 restaurants and clubs within 1 mile, three within one block. Amenities: ramadainnstadium.com Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce St., 255-8400, (800) 327-6618. AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in the center of downtown Music City. Experience a musically themed expressive destination, delightful luxuries and savvy service. Amenities: renaissancenashville.com

Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union St., 259-2000. Come experience the multimillion-dollar renovation of our guest rooms and social spaces. Each of our 474 guest rooms, including nine executive suites, are nonsmoking and provide a panoramic view of the Nashville skyline and scenic countryside beyond. Amenities: sheratonnashvilledowntown.com Union Station Hotel – Autograph Collection by Marriott, 1001 Broadway, 726-1001. This iconic 1900 railway station was beautifully transformed into a 125-room boutique hotel, featuring Romanesque architecture and showcasing an atrium lobby with a 65-foot barrel-vaulted stained glass ceiling, gold medallions and basrelief sculptures. Amenities: unionstationhotelnashville.com

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Green Hills Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., 777-0001. Boutique-style, limitedservice hotel in the heart of Green Hills featuring spacious standard rooms and residential-type suites. Within walking distance of The Mall at Green Hills. Amenities: nashgreenhillssuites. hamptoninn.com

Metro Center/ North Nashville Comfort Inn Music City, 2407 Brick Church Pk., 226-3300. A superior hotel located only 4 miles from the downtown Nashville and 7 miles from the Opryland area. This hotel meets the needs of anybody visiting the Nashville area. Amenities: choicehotels.com/hotel/tn389

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key to symbols AIRPORT TRANSFER Fitness Center Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool Pets Accepted Totally Smoke-Free wireless Internet Free Breakfast Paid Parking For more information about group travel, go to visitmusiccity.com/visitors/groups or call the tourism department at (615) 259-4729.

Courtyard by Marriott Goodlettsville, 865 Conference Dr., Goodlettsville, 851-3000. Come enjoy our 120-room hotel that serves breakfast and lunch daily. Relax and unwind at our indoor pool. At night you can have a drink at our on-site bar. Amenities: goodlettsvillecourtyard.com Millennium Maxwell House Nashville, 2025 Metro Center Blvd., 259-4343. Set within the center of Nashville, offering a distinctive Southern vibe and modern accommodations, the hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers alike. Amenities: maxwellhousehotel.com Quality Inn & Suites, 2401 Brick Church Pk., 226-4600. Business services, continental breakfast, foreign languages on staff, microfridges, newspaper, welcome reception. This hotel has all the extras and is great for corporate, motorcoach and convention guests. Amenities: qualityinns.com SpringHill Suites by Marriott Metrocenter, 250 Athens Way, 244-5474. Marriott’s new moderately priced, all-studio suite brand offers comfortable accommodations and a convenient location off Interstate 65 and near downtown. Amenities: marriott.com/bnasm

Opryland/Music Valley Best Western Suites Music Valley, 201 Music City Cir., 902-9940. Conveniently located near the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills mall, General Jackson Showboat and the Gaylord Opryland. Amenities: bestwestern.com/suitesnearopryland

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Comfort Inn Opryland, 2516 Music Valley Dr., 889-0086. Conveniently located less than 2 miles from Opry Mills and the Grand Ole Opry. Vanderbilt, Nashville International Airport and the Nashville Convention Center are a quick drive away. Amenities: musicvalleyhotels.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Courtyard by Marriott at Opryland, 125 Music City Cir., 882-9133. Delivering unsurpassed convenience and affordability to convention and leisure guests who want more out of their time in Nashville. Amenities: marriott.com/bnaco

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Days Inn Opryland, 2460 Music Valley Dr., 889-0090. The closest location to Opryland, Bass Pro Shops and the Grand Ole Opry. The super-friendly staff make any day a great day to stay at this Days Inn. Amenities: musicvalleyhotels.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Fairfield Inn Opryland, 211 Music City Cir., 872-8939. Only 1 mile from the Grand Ole Opry, Gaylord Opryland, General Jackson Showboat and Opry Mills with upscale outlet shops. Close to golf courses, great restaurants and nightlife. Amenities: marriott.com/bnaop

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Fiddlers Inn, 2410 Music Valley Dr., 885-1440. Clean, comfortable rooms. Next to Cracker Barrel and minutes from the Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat and Opry Mills. Amenities: fiddlers-inn.com Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., 889-1000. Experience the energy and excitement at Gaylord Opryland, known for exceptional service, innovative regional dining options, unique shopping, golf facilities and on-site entertainment venues. You won’t believe what we have under one roof! Amenities: gaylordopryland.com

Advertising Partner, p. 50 Hampton Inn & Suites Opryland, 230 Rudy Cir., 620-2500. Visit this upscale hotel with inside corridors in the heart of the Music Valley area. Complimentary breakfast, Internet, parking, fitness center, business center and outdoor saltwater

pool for all to enjoy. Amenities: hampton.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Nashville Opryland, 2461 McGavock Pk., 829-7777. Whether you are staying with us for business or pleasure, you’ll discover why our guests have selected us as their preferred hotel in NashvilleOpryland! Amenities: ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/ hotel/bnamp

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Hyatt Place Opryland, 220 Rudy’s Cir., 872-0422, (888) 492-8847. A new kind of hotel that puts style, innovation and The Hyatt Touch® within everyone’s reach. Enjoy a spacious guest room with the signature Hyatt Grand Bed and a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area. Amenities: hyattplaceopryland.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 and 60 The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Dr., 889-0800. Only 8 miles from the Nashville International Airport and adjacent to the Gaylord Opryland. The Opry Backstage Grill restaurant features singing servers and live entertainment nightly. Newly renovated, full-service hotel. Amenities: theinnatopryland.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Jellystone Park of Nashville, 2572 Music Valley Dr., 889-4225. The closest campground to the Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills mall. We have planned activities, top-notch amenities, tour packages, a pool and our mischievous Yogi Bear. Almost all of our sites are pullthrough. Relax and enjoy Nashville to the fullest! Amenities: nashvillejellystone.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Nashville KOA, 2626 Music Valley Dr., 889-0282. In the heart of Music Valley, 2 miles from the Grand Ole Opry, in a spacious country setting ready for family fun. Tour packages available on-site. Amenities: nashvillekoa.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Super 8 Hermitage/ Nashville Airport, 1414 Princeton Pl., Hermitage, 871-4545. Located just 4 miles from the Nashville International Airport and only 12 miles to downtown Nashville, with easy access to Interstate 40. Amenities: nashvillehotelairport.com


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facilities. Close to all the attractions. If you are attending a convention or special event in Nashville, bring your RV and stay with us. Amenities: tworiverscampground.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Wyndham Nashville, 2415 McGavock Pk., (800) 989-6901. Located 1 mile from the legendary Grand Ole Opry and the immense Opry Mills outlet mall, the hotel is close to many of the city’s most popular attractions. Amenities: wyndhamnashville.com

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Airport, 2700 Elm Hill Pk., 232-3830. One of Nashville’s newest hotels. Make yourself at home with functioning space for living and working in a cozy atmosphere. marriott.com/bnats

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Nashville South, 400 Collins Park Dr., Antioch, 731-8540. Featuring 27-inch TVs with HBO and 75 additional channels, coffee maker, continental breakfast, data port, hair dryer, high-speed Internet, hot tub, iron and board, microwave, newspaper, refrigerator. Amenities: countryinns.com/antiochhotel-tn-37013/tnhollow/locations

Two Rivers Campground, 2616 Music Valley Dr., 883-8559. A family-owned campsite that prides itself on great service and clean

Four Points by Sheraton Nashville-Brentwood, 760 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood, 964-5500. Boutique service, plenty

of extras and the convenience of being just 9 miles south of Nashville. Guest rooms feature classic, contemporary decor and our Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed. As a full-service hotel, we are proud to provide everything you need when traveling. Amenities: fourpointsbrentwood.com Hampton Inn Brentwood, 5630 Franklin Pike Cir., Brentwood, 373-2212. A beautifully appointed hotel located 10 minutes from downtown Nashville off Interstate 65 at exit 74B in Brentwood. We are always proud to serve our guests with comfort and value, and push the limits of the already high standards of Hilton hotels. Amenities: nashvillebrentwood.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brentwood/Nashville Area, 5566 Franklin Pike Cir., Brentwood, 221-5001. Located off I-65 just minutes from downtown Nashville. Also convenient to Cool Springs/ Franklin area. Ideal for groups or families, with stores and restaurants within walking distance. Amenities: nashvillehiexpress.com Hyatt Place Brentwood, 202 Summit View Dr., Brentwood, 661-9477, (888) 492-8847. A sixstory, 124-room hotel located just off

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Lodging I-65 and five minutes from Maryland Farms Business Park. Brentwood has shopping and dining all within minutes of the hotel and is just 15 minutes south of downtown Nashville. Amenities: hyattplacenashvillebrentwood.com

Advertising Partner, p. 60 Red Roof Inn – Sidco Drive, 4271 Sidco Dr., 832-0093. As a leader in economy lodging, our focus is to provide great value, consistency and excellent customer service. redroofinn.com

West End/Vanderbilt/ Midtown Aloft Nashville West End, 1719 West End Ave., 329-4200. Your stay at our modern Nashville hotel can be a time of escape and renewal as you relax in our luxurious hotel rooms. Delivering peace and serenity to Music City. Amenities: starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels Courtyard by Marriott Vanderbilt/West End, 1901 West End Ave., 327-9900. Beautiful, limited-service property with full-service amenities. Large enough to take care of your business needs, yet small enough to know you by name. Amenities: courtyardnashville.com Daisy Hill Bed & Breakfast, 2816 Blair Blvd., 297-9795, (800) 239-1135. Elegant accommodations in the heart of Music City. Convenient to West End, downtown, medical facilities and universities. Amenities: daisyhillbedandbreakfast.com Embassy Suites Vanderbilt, 1811 Broadway, 320-8899. Beautiful all-suite hotel featuring a two-story indoor waterfall, garden atrium and spacious suites. Terrific location within walking distance of Music Row and more than 35

restaurants. Free shuttle within 2 miles of hotel, includes downtown and the new Music City Center. Amenities: nashvilleatvanderbilt.embsuites.com

renovation of the hotel was completed December 2011. We offer a mini-refrigerator in all guest rooms. Amenities: hamptoninnnashville.com

GuestHouse Inn & Suites Vanderbilt, 1909 Hayes St., 329-1000, (800) 777-4904. Midtown Nashville’s most charming small hotel. Amenities: nashvilleguesthouseinn.com

Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt, 1715 Broadway, 369-5900. Situated in the vibrant Vanderbilt neighborhood, you are in easy reach of some of the area’s best entertainment venues, as well as Vanderbilt University, the Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena. Amenities: nashvillevanderbilt.hgi.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Vanderbilt Elliston Place, 2330 Elliston Pl., 320-6060, (888) 880-5395. The right choice for enjoying all that Nashville has to offer! Located next to Centennial Sportsplex, The Parthenon and Centennial Park. Only 2 miles from downtown Nashville. Amenities: hamptoninnnashville.com Hampton Inn Vanderbilt West End, 1919 West End Ave., 329-1144, (888) 880-5394. The place to stay to experience West End in Nashville! An entire

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt, 2613 West End Ave., 327-4707. The renovated hotel features an on-site restaurant and lounge. Near Vanderbilt University and minutes from great shopping, restaurants, The Parthenon, downtown and Music Row. All rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators and private balconies. Amenities: holidayinn-nashville.com

Music City’s finest in the heart of downtown Nashville. A refreshing look with a perfect downtown location coupled with 67089 our famous Southern hospitality give you an ideal formula for a perfect stay.

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Home2 Suites Nashville, 1800 Division St., 254-2170. Whether you’re here for a short-term or extended stay, corporate housing or a visit to the local campus, this hotel is perfectly suited to your needs. Amenities: nashvillevanderbilt.home2suites.com Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave., 340-9333. Nashville’s independent luxury hotel redefines Southern luxury with unparalleled service and elegant, contemporary design. Ideal Midtown location for business or pleasure, and nationally recognized for its innovative green initiatives. Amenities: huttonhotel.com

Advertising Partner, p. 56 Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave., 320-1700, (800) 336-3335. Your home base in Music City, where legendary Loews service meets true Southern hospitality. Awarded the AAA Four-Diamond designation for 27 consecutive years and prevails as the choice hotel in Nashville. Amenities: loewshotels.com Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, 2555 West End Ave., 321-1300. Adjacent to Centennial Park and The Parthenon, the hotel is located on the historic Vanderbilt University campus on Nashville’s beautiful West End Avenue, with outstanding dining and shopping. Amenities: marriottvanderbilt.com Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave. S., 340-7500, (866) 420-5486. Our sleeping rooms offer a unique, convenient and affordable alternative to standard hotels. On 10 beautiful acres in the heart of Nashville, the Gothic-style

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buildings and grounds offer a peaceful environment. Walking distance to Music Row, Vanderbilt, restaurants and shops. Amenities: scarrittbennett.org

West Nashville Comfort Inn West, 412 White Bridge Pl., 356-0888. The perfect spot to unwind after exploring the sights of the city. All guest rooms have amenities such as cable TV with premium channels, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer and clock radio. Amenities: comfortinn.com Hampton Inn Bellevue, 7815 Coley Davis Rd., 662-3133. Relax in our beautiful hotel located on I-40, minutes from downtown Nashville, Belle Meade, Green Hills, Cheekwood and Percy Warner Golf Course. bellevuenashville. hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express Nashville Lenox, 5612 Lenox Ave., 353-0700. Just 5 miles from downtown Nashville off I-40, this is a great place to stay to see all area attractions, including the Grand Ole Opry, The Parthenon, Nashville Zoo, and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Shop the Nashville Farmers’ Market or Green Hills and Opry Mills malls. baymontinns.com Super 8 Nashville West, 6924 Charlotte Pk., 356-6005. Located in the west Nashville area on Interstate 40, just 7 miles from downtown Nashville. nashvillehotelwest.com

Outside Davidson County Condos in Cool Springs, P.O. Box 2588, Brentwood, 445-6516. We offer fully furnished condos for vacation, executive or corporate condo rentals. Three- and four-bedroom, fully furnished, allinclusive corporate housing in the Cool Springs area. Amenities: condosincoolsprings.com Courtyard by Marriott Brentwood, 103 E. Park Dr., Brentwood, 371-9200. Featuring 145 spacious guest rooms and free high-speed Internet access. Located in Maryland Farms office complex. Full business center, 24-hour deli/ market. Amenities: brentwoodcourtyard.com Embassy Suites Nashville South – Cool Springs, 820 Crescent Centre Dr., Franklin, 515-5151. All-suites, full-service hotel minutes from downtown offering

15,000 square feet of conference space. Amenities: nashvillesouth.embassysuites.com Hampton Inn & Suites Smyrna, 2573 Highwood Blvd., Smyrna, 355-8432. This beautiful property offers complimentary wired and wireless Internet with laptop desk in every room and both meeting rooms. Conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants and 15 miles from downtown. hamptoninn.com Amenities: Hilton Brentwood/Nashville Suites, 9000 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, 370-0111. Newly renovated. The only full-service, allsuite hotel in Brentwood. Amenities: brentwood.hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/ Franklin Cool Springs, 9150 Carothers Pkwy., Franklin, 656-2700. Discover the rich history and lush nature just south of Nashville in the beautiful town of Franklin. Everything. Right where you need it. Great American Grill & Lounge and meeting facilities on-site for up to 170 people. Amenities: nashvillefranklincoolsprings.hgi.com Hilton Garden Inn-Nashville/ Smyrna, 2631 Highwood Blvd., Smyrna, 355-6262. A five-hole golf putting green on-site, business services, restaurant, room service and welcome reception. Located 16 miles from downtown Nashville, an upscale, full-service hotel with great customer service and banquet space for 250 people. Amenities: nashvillesmyrna.stayhgi.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Smyrna, 2565 Highwood Blvd., Smyrna, 893-9992. You’re invited to be our guest in Smyrna! Situated at Exit 66-A on I-24, our location near Murfreesboro and Nashville provides easy access to a variety of attractions. Amenities: hiesmyrna.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt. Juliet, 565 S. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet, 553-5200. Located just off Interstate 40 in Providence Place. Accommodations are very clean, comfortable and are a great value. Spacious guest rooms and luxury suites are beyond exceptional in decor and privacy. Amenities: hiexpressmj.com/mtjuliettn Ramada Inn Franklin, 6210 Hospitality Dr., Franklin, 791-4004. Located near historic downtown Franklin. Whether your visit is for vacation, a convention, business or sports, we will provide you with great service and accommodations that will exceed your expectations. Amenities: ramadainnfranklin.com


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CMA Music Festival NOWPLAYINGNASHVILLE.COM This website, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, offers a calendar for Nashville, including sports, arts, music, festivals, dance, family activities and free events. Exclusive ticket discounts, too. nowplayingnashville.com

Events Throughout the Year Call ahead to confirm dates and times. The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 416-2001. Narrated by Dwight Yoakam, this exhibition explores the roots of the Bakersfield Sound and its enduring impact on country music today. Central to the exhibit are the lives of Country Music Hall of Fame members Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, two of the biggest hitmakers in music history. The electrified, loud and stripped-down sound of the Bakersfield scene has influenced artists of all types, giving rise to both the California country and country rock landscapes that evolved. countrymusichalloffame.org Camille Utterback, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 244-3340. MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interactive installations and reactive sculptures engage

participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play. Her work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous ways. Several of Utterback’s highly innovative interactive digital installations, including Text Rain, the artist’s best-known work, along with one work from her Untitled series in addition to new works. fristcenter.org

by Fifth Avenue of the Arts, is a monthly visual arts event in the historic downtown entertainment district. On the first Saturday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums invites the public to explore the vibrant downtown art scene. Presenting artwork by local and world-renowned artists, Art Crawl participants can meet the artists and view exhibitions featuring every genre of art. 5thavenueofthearts.com

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. A 55-acre botanical garden and art museum, Cheekwood provides an inspiring place for visitors to explore their connections with art, nature and the environment. cheekwood.org

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 244-3340. This world-class arts complex presents an everchanging schedule of national and international exhibits. fristcenter.org

The Dutch Golden Age: Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 244-3340. Drawn from one of the finest and deepest collections outside the Netherlands, this exhibition presents more than 70 paintings by great Dutch master painters, including Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Jakob van Ruisdael, Pieter de Hooch, Jan Steen and a small selection of related decorative arts. The exhibition will be accompanied by an Education Gallery, which will help visitors understand the larger social, religious and political environment surrounding the Dutch Golden Age. fristcenter.org First Saturday Art Crawl, Downtown Nashville, 743-3090. First Saturday Art Crawl, presented

Grand Ole Opry, Grand Ole Opry House, (800) See-Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present with a mix of country legends and the contemporary charttoppers who have followed in their footsteps. opry.com Metro Parks Festivals & Special Events, All Metro-area parks, 862-8424. Free concerts, events and performances for all audiences occur year round across the city’s beautiful park system. Call for schedules. nashville.gov/parks Nashville Children’s Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theatre, 252-4675. For more than 80 years, Nashville Children’s Theatre has been providing live theater to both enthusiastic youth and adults in the

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events know. Shows in the current season include  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Wind in the Willows and Go, Dog. Go! nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Nashville Symphony Presents, Nashville Symphony, 687-6500. Performing at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Nashville Symphony offers more than 140 concerts each season, ranging from classical to pop to jazz. Highlights this year include performances of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, and guest artists including violinist Joshua Bell and legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. nashvillesymphony.org Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You, Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 416-2001. With her rich, emotive vocals, powerful personality and a body of recordings that still resonates 50 years after her untimely death, Cline made an indelible mark on country and pop music. This cameo exhibition examines the life and tragically brief career of one of country music’s most iconic figures through the eyes of her family, friends, and peers. countrymusichalloffame.org Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood’s Collection, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. Within its historic walls, Cheekwood houses a Museum of Art especially known for its extensive collection of American art, including paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and decorative arts. Permanent Residents presents selected treasures by American artists who have become part of this collection. cheekwood.org Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 782-4000. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) presents a series of Broadway shows and special engagements and administers a comprehensive education program. TPAC is also home to the Nashville Ballet and Tennessee Repertory Theatre. Performances in 2013 include Catch Me If You Can, Traces, American Idiot, Flashdance, Rock of Ages and The Lion King. tpac.org. Tuesdays for Tots, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. These special arts and craft activity classes are designed for parents and preschoolers every Tuesday (except June-August) from 10 am until noon. Drop in – no reservations are required. Free. cheekwood.org

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198th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, 889-2941. This day marks the American victory and the final battle of the War of 1812. General Jackson defeated a British invasion on American soil even though his ragtag army was greatly outnumbered, forever marking Andrew Jackson as an American military hero and laying the foundation for his eventual election to the presidency. Participants can observe the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Jackson’s tomb, chat with costumed military and civilian interpreters, and explore the beauty of Jackson’s beloved plantation. Young guests are encouraged to participate in multiple children’s activities and have pictures taken with “Andrew and Rachel Jackson.” This holiday is the only free admission day offered throughout the year. thehermitage.com

Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, Nashville Convention Center, 352-9064. Be Inspired, the theme of the 2013 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, will honor the late Albert Hadley (1921-2012). Inspired by Hadley’s vision and his influence on the design world, the show will reflect a traditional sense of sophistication with a modern flair. Celebrating 23 years, the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville draws attendees from around the world to view spectacular gardens, hear extraordinary lectures and see and purchase rare and beautiful antiques. The show offers 150 antique and horticultural booths and many innovative landscaped gardens. Interior designer Bunny Williams will serve as this year’s honorary chair and will also lecture on Feb. 8. antiquesandgardenshow.com

JANUARY 26 Zoo Run Run, Nashville Zoo, 833-1534. This annual 5K race takes runners and walkers through the zoo’s 188-acre property past favorite habitats such as the African Savannah and on roads and trails not normally seen by the public. nashvillezoo.org

FEBRUARY Music City Soul Series, Jazz & Jokes. The city of rhythm and rhyme has soul, too. Nashville’s best R&B and jazz musicians will take the stage every Thursday night through February for Nashville’s annual Music City Soul Series. Free and open to the public. musiccitysoulseries.com

FEBRUARY 1-MARCH 3 The Scholastic Art Competition & Exhibition, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. This competition is the oldest and one of the most prestigious student art competitions in the country. Past winners include noted artists such as Red Grooms and Andy Warhol. Cheekwood and The Tennessee Credit Union have been regional sponsors of the art portion of the competition for 21 years. cheekwood.org

FEBRUARY 14-17 37th Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention & Sport Show, Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, (800) 843-6983. nwtf.org

MARCH 1-JUNE 23, 2013 Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 244-3340. Assembled from the John Bourne collection of art of the ancient Americas at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, this exhibition features 125 preColumbian artworks from Mexico to Peru. Organized thematically by culture, the artworks present more than 2,500 years of creativity in Mexico, Central America and Andean South America from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1520. The artwork illustrates the societies’ fundamental principles such as the shamanic foundation of rulership in Mesoamerica, Costa Rica and Panama, and the cosmic principles embodied by gold and silver in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. fristcenter.org

MARCH 15 246th Birthday of President Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, 889-2941. Pause to remember the birthday and accomplishments of Andrew Jackson


– the orphaned son of Irish immigrants, who grew up to become a Tennessee pioneer and one of America’s foremost military heroes, political leaders and seventh president of the United States. Come and witness a wreath-laying from the president of the United States at Jackson’s tomb, meet Andrew Jackson VI, the three-times great-grandson of President Jackson, and even enjoy birthday cake to mark the special occasion. Costumed living historians will be on site to conduct military demonstrations throughout the day. These activities will complement the on-site wagon tours and audio tours for adults and children. Admission is half price all day. thehermitage.com

MARCH 20-APRIL Cheekwood in Bloom, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. Experience spring at its fullest as Cheekwood offers a month of seasonal activities amid unparalleled views of spring’s glorious arrival. This year’s blooms will deliver a bountiful dose of a spring classic, with more than 50,000 tulips in our gardens. Live music and many activities will take place every weekend throughout this six-week festival. cheekwood.org

MARCH 30 Eggstravaganzoo, Nashville Zoo, 833-1534. Join Nashville Zoo for Music City’s most popular Egg Hunt tradition. More than 40,000 plastic eggs are distributed on the zoo’s Festival Field for 10 scheduled hunts held throughout the day. Other activities include animal egg hunts, Zoo-wide hunt for larger, golden eggs, Easter-themed games, bounce houses and face painting. nashvillezoo.org

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Spring Art Hop, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. Cheekwood celebrates the return of spring with one of the region’s most popular annual family holiday events. Face painting, garden scavenger and Easter egg hunts, community painting and a giant bubble-making area are on tap. cheekwood.org

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photographer whose work features thoughtfully composed scenes, combining elements of still-life, portraiture and landscape to produce unique and evocative works of art. For her residency at Cheekwood, O’Connor will create a multilayered exhibition for indoor and outdoor space. She will be collaborating with ceramics and sculpture departments at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. cheekwood.org

Awesome April, Throughout Music City, (800) 657-6910. Major events happen throughout the city every weekend in April. Be in the audience of nationally televised awards shows, take in a potential Oscar-nominated documentary, listen to songwriters perform their award-winning classic hits and relax to the sounds of acoustic guitars. visitmusiccity.com

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Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), 742-2500. Consider heading to Music City for one of the top five international film festivals, during which more than 27,000 film and music enthusiasts and industry insiders will attend the eight-day celebration at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas. Watch Academy-Award contending films, chat with directors, producers and actors, take pictures of stars on the red carpet, attend industry panels and music events (Nicole Kidman presented in 2012), and mingle in the VIP Tent. The Nashville Film Festival will screen more than 200 films that have been selected from a field of more than 3,000 through a fiercely competitive screening process. It’s a big-city film festival with laid-back Southern hospitality. nashvillefilmfestival.org

Tin Pan South, Throughout Music City, 256-3354. Celebrate songwriters and their craft at America’s largest music festival dedicated to them. Produced by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, the 21st Annual Tin Pan South festival will bring hundreds of songwriters together for a weeklong educational symposium and approximately 100 performances in various venues around town. tinpansouth.com

APRIL 6-JUNE 30 Martin Shallenberger Artistin-Residence: Dorothy O’Connor, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. O’Connor is a

Highballs & Hydrangeas, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. An exciting event series – a Friday night cocktail fling, with a signature blend of gardens, music, cocktails and friends. cheekwood.org

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APRIL 27 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon, Presented by Nissan, throughout Music City, (800) 311-1255. The St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon blends running with Nashville’s signature product, music. The event features more than 50 bands on 28 stages to entertain runners, walkers and spectators alike. More music awaits at the post-race concert at Bridgestone Arena. cmmarathon.com

MAY 3-5 42nd Annual TACA Tennessee Craft Fair, Centennial Park, 736-7600. Join the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists

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events in Centennial Park for the 42nd Annual Tennessee Craft Fair. Celebrate, preserve and support our state’s rich craft heritage on the lawn of Nashville’s famed Parthenon. More than 150 artist booths are at this juried fair. The fine crafts on display are perfect for birthdays, weddings, and just-because gifts for friends, family and yourself! In addition to the array of high-quality crafts, visitors enjoy food from area vendors, familyfriendly activities and live demonstrations.

MAY 11 2013 Iroquois Steeplechase, Percy Warner Park, 322-4814. The Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators. It’s the perfect combination of Southern gentility and sport, with history and traditions that date back to 1941. This year, the Iroquois will celebrate 72 years as one of Middle Tennessee’s top sporting and social events, attracting the best horses and riders in America, as well as the crème de la crème of Southern society. iroquoissteeplechase.org

MAY 24-NOVEMBER 3 Light: Installations by Bruce Munro, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. Cheekwood will host the second-ever North American exhibition of Light, a stunning outdoor art installation by world-renowned British artist Bruce Munro. Using blown glass, re-imagined materials and hundreds of miles of glowing optic fiber, Munro will transform Cheekwood’s beautiful gardens into an enchanting, dreamlike landscape. This site-specific installation follows a wildly popular U.S. debut at Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square, Pa., and will be customized by the artist to incorporate Cheekwood’s gentle hills, expansive views and magnificent gardens. Cheekwood will offer extended hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings until 10 p.m. to present this grand-scale exhibition as it was best meant to be experienced: in the dark. cheekwood.org

JUNE Fitness Fridays, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. Get moving at Cheekwood every Friday morning with fun, organized events to keep

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Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams, at the Nashville Film Festival you active. Gates open at 7 am, with activities from 7:30 to 9:30 am. cheekwood.org

JUNE-JULY Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman, Ryman Auditorium, 889-3060. Experience the best in bluegrass from the very stage where bluegrass was born. Shows are held June through July. ryman.com Family Night Out, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 356-8000. Thursday nights at 6:30. Gather the family and pack a picnic for this family-friendly program series at Cheekwood. Join us on Thursday evenings in June and July for performances, puppet shows and fantastic night activities for the whole family. cheekwood.org

JUNE 6-9 CMA Music Festival, Downtown Music City, (800) CMA-FEST.  The CMA Music Festival is the largest and most famous country music celebration in the world, as well as the ultimate destination for music lovers from around the globe. Nashville’s signature music event is a four-day extravaganza filled with more than 200 hours of live musical performances, 30 hours of autograph signings and one-of-a-kind events, featuring more than 450 country music artists and celebrities. cmafest.com

JUNE 14– SEPTEMBER 15 Sensuous Steel: The Art Deco Automobile, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 244-3340. Inspired by the Frist Center’s historic art deco building, the Frist Center is organizing this exhibition, which

is being guest-curated by former Peterson Automotive Museum executive director and renowned automotive authority Ken Gross. The exhibit will feature spectacular automobiles and motorcycles that exemplify the classic elegance of the art deco period and vehicles influenced by art deco style. The exhibition will feature more than 15 automobiles from some of the most important collectors and collections in the world. fristcenter.org

June 15 Juneteenth Nashville Project The Airport/Northeast, 337-4493. The Juneteenth Annual Harmonic Fitness Fun Day brings together a celebration of history, health and harmonies. Celebrated in June as America’s second Independence Day, it is observed and represented by Juneteenth (June 19), an awareness of ongoing health and wellness issues. June is also black music month. Blending in perfect harmony, the day provides a short history of Juneteenth, health screenings, wellness information, athletic demonstrations and interactive fun exercising to music. The event is free and for all ages at Hadley Park, 8 a.m. to noon. june19teenthnash.com

JULY 4 Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!, The Lawn at Riverfront Park, (800) 657-6910. Hailed as one of the best fireworks displays in the nation, this annual event is Nashville’s largest one-day party, attracting more than 125,000 revelers. Live music, family activities, food vendors and fireworks will help you celebrate America’s birthday in style. Admission is free. visitmusiccity.com


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Airlines AirCanada (Jazz), (888) 247-2262. aircanada.com American Airlines/American Eagle/American Connection, 275-3030. aa.com Delta Air Lines/ Delta Connection, (404) 715-2600. delta.com Frontier Airlines, (800) 432-1359. frontierairlines.com Southwest Airlines, (800) 435-9792. southwest.com

Advertising Partner, p. 48 United Express Airlines, (800) 241-6522. ual.com US Airways Express, (800) 428-4322. usair.com

Auto Rental Thrifty Car Rental, Nashville International Airport, 361-6050. Available in the terminal at the Nashville International Airport and a local office at Vultee Boulevard. thrifty.com

Bus Services Metropolitan Transit Authority, 430 Myatt Dr., 862-5969. Nashville’s public transit system with 41 routes connecting Music City’s attractions, restaurants, lodging, Nashville International Airport and more. Ride Music City Circuit, a free downtown circulator. nashvillemta.org

Sightseeing Tours Echoes of Nashville Walking Tour, Fifth & Broadway, 576-0804. A 90-minute walking tour through the streets of downtown Nashville. From French Lick to Fort Nashborough, from the Athens of the South to Music City, Nashville has been known by many names and has many stories to tell. echoesofnashville.com Franklin on Foot, 114 E. Main St., Franklin, 400-3808. Experience Franklin’s beauty, charm and history on city, ghost, Civil War and I Spy tours by enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides. We’ll hop on a bike for any tour and offer an authentic culinary

experience on our Southern Style food tour. franklinonfoot.com Gray Line of Tennessee, 2416 Music Valley Dr., Ste. 102, 883-5555, (800) 251-1864. Truly the local expert! Experience worldfamous Music City on an exciting guided city tour. See where the stars live, visit presidential mansions and historic plantations, or travel back in time to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin. graylinenashville.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35, 68 and back cover Green Fleet Bicycle Tours, 1200 16th Ave. S., 463-0602. Starting on Music Row, our twoto three-hour guided tours highlight Nashville’s music culture and rich history. Experience Music City by bike. Group discounts available. greenfleethub.com Music City Biplane Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 90745, 463-7500. Offering sightseeing tours from the front seat of our two-passenger, open-cockpit classic biplane, with panoramic views of Nashville and Middle Tennessee from 1,000 feet above. musiccitybiplanetours.com Music City Bites & Sites, 4117 Hillsboro Pk., Ste. 103209, 838-3883. This 2 1/2-hour food and cultural tour engages all of your senses – including your sense of humor – as you walk and taste your way through the historic district of downtown Nashville. Enjoy this non-stuffy appetite adventure first when visiting the city and you’ll feel like a local by the end the tour. musiccitybitesandsites.com Music City Trolley Hop, Downtown Music City, 248-4437. Nashville’s first hop-on-hop-off trolley tour stops at seven major attractions and is led by fun and informative driver/guides from Second Avenue and Broadway at the Hard Rock Cafe. Stops include the Ryman, Bicentennial Park, Antique Archaeology, The Parthenon, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. graylinetn.com NashTrash Tours Presents A Grand Ole Murder, P.O. Box 60324, 226-7300. A murder has been committed backstage at the Opry. Meet the cast, get the clues and solve the mystery. Show, dinner, tax and gratuity included in price. nashtrash.com

Nashville Comedy Tour, P.O. Box 330764, 838-7105. Let’s go honky-tonkin’! Let the locals show you how it’s done. Choose from a 90-minute comedic walking tour or pub crawl/walking tour combo with a comedian and Nashville-native tour guide leading the way. facebook.com/ NashvilleComedyTour Nashville Food Tours, (800) 979-3370. A unique opportunity to view Nashville’s food scene as you walk, talk and taste your way through some of Music City’s most distinctive streets and establishments. You’ll sample from six local kitchens and hear knowledge on the restaurants, the city and history behind the music. tnbites.com Nashville Ghost Tours, Tour begins on corner of Sixth Ave. N. & Union St., 884-3999. Explore the shadowy streets of Tennessee’s most haunted city on a variety of entertaining ghost tours, including the Haunted Downtown Walking Tour, Haunted Tavern Tour and the Nashville Hearse Tour. nashvilleghosttours.com Nashville Pedal Tavern, Demonbreun & Division St., 390-5038. A new spin on pub crawls. A 16-person bar on wheels. nashvillepedaltavern.com Nashville Scooter Tours, Sevier Park, 290-5563. Cruise through downtown Nashville in a caravan with friends – or make new friends – on our 100 percent electric scooters. They’re zippy, safe and a blast to ride. Meet at our hub, learn to ride and head out on our fully guided tour. nashvillescootertours.com The Redneck Comedy Tour, 316-0014. See the Nashville hot spots and laugh along the way! theredneckbus.com Segway of Nashville Tours, 119 Third Ave. S., 244-0555. See Nashville up close and personal on this unique tour experience. Ride your own Segway and take in the sights and sounds of Music City. segwayofnashville.com Tommy’s Tours, 2120 Lebanon Pk., #29, 335-2863. Comedic sightseeing tours of downtown Nashville and celebrities’ homes. tommystours.com Walkin’ Nashville, Fifth Ave. N. & Union St., Chet Atkins Statue, 499-5159. A 90-minute walking tour, packed with history, fun trivia and stories about classic country legends. walkinnashville.com

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tours & transportation

Taxicabs Meters (except at the airport) start at $3; each additional mile is $2. There is a flat-fare triangle between the airport, downtown and Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center. Between any two points in the triangle, the fare is set at $25 for up to four passengers. For areas outside of the triangle, the meter starts at $7 from the airport. Taxis are available on the ground level of the terminal. Allied Cab/Nashville Cab, 333-3333. nashvillecab.com Checker Cab, 221 Largo Dr., 256-7000. nashvillecheckercab.com 1-800-TAXICAB, (800) TAXI-CAB. 1800taxicab.com

Tour Operators All In One Destinations, 107 Music City Cir., Ste. 218, 871-7232, (800) 421-4422. Individual and group tour packages. Special events, including the Grand Ole Opry Celebration, Country Christmas and CMA Music Festival. Ask about group tour packages for military, family and church reunions. southernvacations.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 and 74 Art Henry’s Tour & Receptive, P.O. Box 23766, 386-9301. Step-on guide service, receptive/package tours. Customized packages for individuals and groups: Titans packages, CMA Music Festival, Grand Ole Opry, A Country Christmas. Combining music and history, we specialize in sightseeing tours with experienced local guides. arthenry.com Flair Tours, P.O. Box 17372, 361-3737, (866) 729-9411. Since 1979, we have been providing interesting itineraries for tour/ convention groups of all sizes. We customize packages for your interests, time frame and budget. Special packages available for CMA Festival and New Year’s. flairtours.net Johnny Walker Tours, 107 Music City Cir., Ste. 100, 834-8585. Complete package planning with individual group rates in various hotel categories, tickets and sightseeing tours. johnnywalkertours.com Nashville Express Tours, 1707 Decatur Cir., Franklin, (865) 7746574, (800) 638-8687. Full-service tour planning, including lodging,

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Mapping music City F inding Nashville’s live music venues is easier

than ever, thanks to a few new initiatives by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. A free Nashville Live Music app, available for both iPhone and Android devices, locates live music venues throughout the city and tells you who’s on stage. Users can search by area of town or venue name, and a handy map function will show your location and the live music venue options nearby. The app’s calendar will search live music events up to 14 days out. Download at visitmusiccity.com/music.

No app? No problem. The CVB has also set up a series of guitar pick signs that indicate a music venue. If a particular venue features four or more live shows a week, a pick is placed outside so visitors know where to go for music. Also transforming the way people connect to music in Nashville is the Wayfinding Guidance System. The program integrates pedestrian maps and signage with local street and traffic guidance signs. Located in some of the city’s most traveled tourist areas, the signs detail the major attractions around the area and help visitors find the sites closest to them.

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Sharin Nashville Tours, P.O. Box 140234, 846-0867, (800) 636-8687. We offer tour packages, transportation and step-on guide services with charming tour guides. Call for a customized quote. Tell us what you want and we do all the work for you! sharinnashvilletours.com Sweet Magnolia Tours, P.O. Box 210247, 646-0030. Specializing in Southern hospitality, we offer complete tour planning for groups and individuals, including customized itineraries using a wide variety of hotel choices, attraction tickets, meal planning and step-on guide service. sweetmagnoliatours.com

Advertising Partner, p. 71 U.S. Tours Tennessee, 964 Kyker Ferry Rd., #5, Kodak, (865) 933-7544, (800) 953-7469. Tour planning is our business. We are a full tour receptive operator with more than 200 years of staff planning experience. Wholesale tours, step-on guides. Member of NTA, ABA, OMCA, TAP, ASTA. UStours.biz

Transportation Services Anchor Trailways & Tours, 3108 Blevins Rd., Whites Creek, 860-6800. Complete receptive service for groups and individuals, including accommodations, transportation, attractions and more. Let a native Nashvillian plan the perfect tour package. We work with all group sizes and have an entire fleet of equipment available, including vans and motorcoaches. anchortours.com

Advertising Partner, p. 72 CitiValet, 5214 Maryland Way, Ste. 305, Brentwood, 216-7506. Luxury sedan service with the amenities of first-class travel. Whether booking a car for business or pleasure, a client or yourself, CitiValet gives timely and flexible personal car services. Also caters to groups for routine or event shuttle service. citivalet.com Grand Avenue, 186 N. First St., 714-5466, (866) 455-2823. Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of corporate, special occasion and customized transportation. grandavenueworldwide.com

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Gray Line of Tennessee, 2416 Music Valley Dr., Ste. 102, 883-5555, (800) 251-1864. Let us pick you up! We provide complimentary pickups for our tours and activities from most Nashville hotels. We love what we do. We are adventurers, pathfinders and travelers at heart. graylinenashville.com

Nashville International Airport, One Terminal Dr., 275-1600. Currently served by nine airlines and offering 380 daily arriving and departing flights. Nashville International provides direct air service to 70 markets, 48 of which are nonstop. flynashville.com

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Gray Line Tours Airport Transportation, 2416 Music Valley Dr., Ste. 102, 275-1180 (AIRPORT). Departs from the airport every 15 minutes and every 30 minutes from hotels. $12 one way; $18 round trip. 6 am-11 pm daily. graylinenashville.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35, 68 and back cover InShuttle Transportation, Inc., 1102 Buchanan St., 255-3519. Offering passenger transportation for any occasion with a fleet of latemodel minibuses and minicoaches. inshuttle.com Music City Star Commuter Rail, 108 First Ave. S., 862-5969. Middle Tennessee’s regional public transit with weekday service between Nashville and surrounding counties, including the Music City Star rail. Special Friday night and event train trips. rtarelaxandride.com

Premiere Transportation, 109 International Dr., Ste. 300, Franklin, 296-9000, (888) 771-0588. Preferred by royal families, United States presidents and high schoolers, Premiere offers a distinctly unique fleet of luxury coaches. premieretransportation.com Sedan on Demand, 1211 Division St., 254-4600. Offering 24/7/365 chauffeured transportation services, including sedan, limousine, van and motorcoach transportation for tours and groups. sedanondemand.com Signature Transportation Services, 1306 Antioch Pk., 244-5466, (877) 255-0033. Providing the best luxury service possible. New limousines, sedans and luxury vehicles, highly professional, courteous and experienced chauffeurs, as well as courteous and dedicated management staff combine to make


Signature Transportation Services the recognized leader in its field. nashvillelimo.com Stewart Transportation Solutions, 2814 Columbine Pl., Ste. 100, 292-6040, (888) 292-6040. Specializing in the planning and coordination of all types of transportation, from airport transfers and local bus charters to complex convention shuttle programs. We move people from one to 50,000, utilizing only the best vendors with the highest safety records. stewarttransportation.com Wise Coaches, Inc., 1312 Central Ct., Hermitage, 391-3505. A family-owned charter company that offers superior 25to 56-passenger coaches for every transportation need. We cater to churches, schools, senior tours, corporate outings and more. More than 14 years of experience providing dependable, high-quality transportation. wisecoachesofnashville.com

Travel Services AAA Auto Club South, 2501 21st Ave. S., Ste. 1, 297-7700, (800) 222-1134. Founded in 1902, AAA is one

of the largest membership organizations in the world. Committed to providing safety, security and peace of mind to nearly 50 million members, AAA offers its members an incredible array of outstanding savings and useful services. aaa.com BacheloretteNashville.com, (815) 325-8208. Bride-to-be bachelorette party planning in Nashville. Classy or trashy. At BacheloretteNashville.com, you will find everything you need to know to throw the perfect bachelorette party in Nashville! bachelorettenashville.com Expedia, Inc., 953-2620. The largest online travel company in the world, with brands including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire and more than 10,000 Expedia Affiliate Networks. expedia.com Orbitz Worldwide, (312) 894-5000. A leading online travel company offering leisure and business travelers a wide selection of low airfares, as well as deals on lodging. orbitz.com Travelocity, (407) 241-1159. Online travel agency. travelocity.com

Twice Daily, 7354 Charlotte Pk., 356-2432. New stores are spacious, clean and so easy to shop. Five fresh stations – coffee, cold beverages, bakery, deli and hot foods – give you the healthiest selection of local and classic selections to choose from, no matter what time you come in. twicedaily.com Twice Daily, 3863 Dickerson Pk., 868-0551. New stores are spacious, clean and so easy to shop. Five fresh stations – coffee, cold beverages, bakery, deli and hot foods – give you the healthiest selection of local and classic selections to choose from, no matter what time you come in. twicedaily.com Wright Travel, 2505 21st Ave. S., Ste. 500, 783-1111, (800) 577-0888. Nashville-based travel agency with corporate, leisure and group divisions. Twenty locations in eight states. Open 24/7. wrighttravel.net

Valet & Parking Services Central Parking System, 171 Third Ave. N., 259-3898, (877) 717-0004. The leader in professional parking management and leasing. CPS operates more than 2,500 parking facilities containing 1.2 million spaces for some of the nation’s largest owners and operators. parking.com Eagle Parking, 1039 Grant St., Atlanta, GA, (404) 605-0150. Providing valet and parking services for restaurants and private event facilities in the Nashville area. eagleparking.com

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Parking Management Company (PMC), 306 42nd Ave. N., 352-0415. A high-quality valet service for private events and commercial establishments. parkingmgt.com Premier Parking of Tennessee, 421 Church St., 238-2250. Providing complete parking management solutions through innovation and oldfashioned customer service. premierparking.com Towne Park, 2100 West End Ave., Box 52, 321-3999. Providing custom guest services to meet our clients’ event reception, parking and transportation needs. townepark.com

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key to symbols breakfast lunch dinner weekend brunch Under $10 $10-20 $20-30 $30+ For more information about group travel, go to visitmusiccity.com/visitors/groups or call the tourism department at (615) 259-4729.

Airport/Northeast Bar-B-Cutie Nashville Airport/Donelson, Barbecue, 501 Donelson Pk., 872-0207. Everything made fresh. Hickorysmoked pork, brisket, mesquite chicken and baby back ribs. Homemade sides, including whipped potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and more. Try ‘Cutie favorites such as banana pudding, brisket nachos, barbecue on fried cornbread and Southern sweet tea. 10 am-9 pm. bar-b-cutie.com Famous Dave’s, Barbecue, 5000 Old Hickory Blvd., Hermitage, 882-0999. Repeatedly voted best barbecue and ribs in Nashville, plus 600 more awards including best caterer! We hickory-smoke our meats

daily and serve freshly made side dishes and desserts. 11 am-10 pm. homeofthebigslab.com Jackson’s Veranda, American, Holiday Inn Select Opryland/Airport, 2200 Elm Hill Pk., 883-9770. Casual dining located in the Holiday Inn Opryland/Airport. 6 am-11 pm Mon.-Sun. hinashville.com Lenny’s RJ Subshop, Deli, 2288 Lebanon Pk., 231-1055. A friendly sub sandwich shop that offers delicious sandwiches and sides. 10:30 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. lennys.com McNamara’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Irish, 2740 Old Lebanon Rd., 885-7262. A fullservice, traditional Irish pub and restaurant. It’s family-friendly and often has live music. 11 am-10 pm Tue.-Thu. and Sun., 11 am-12 am Fri.-Sat., closed Mon. mcnamarasirishpub.com 2 Rivers Grill, American, 600 Marriott Dr., Nashville Airport Marriott, 889-9300. Featuring a contemporary menu of creative cuisine at the Nashville Airport Marriott. 6 am-10 pm. nashvillemarriott.com

blackened local catfish, sweet tea smoked chicken and the best pizza in town. 4 pm-3 am Mon.-Sat., 4 pm-12 am Sun. cabananashville.com Fido, Bakery/Coffee, 1812 21st Ave. S., 777-3436. Blurring the lines between upscale coffeehouse and casual restaurant. We serve coffee from sister store Bongo Java and a wide-ranging, creative and locally sourced menu. 7 am-11 pm daily. bongojava.com Hillsboro Village Merchants Association, Various, 21st Ave. & Wedgewood. Hillsboro Village is a collection of specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants. With a four-block radius, this quaint neighborhood has rejuvenated the community and attracted young professionals for living and playing. hillsborovillage.com Jackson’s Bar & Bistro, American, 1800 21st Ave. S., 385-9968. Offering creative comfort food, a full bar and patio seating in an eclectic, come-as-you-are atmosphere. 11 am-12 am Mon.-Fri., 9 am-12 am Sat.-Sun. jacksonsbarandbistro.com

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Pancake Pantry, American, 1796 21st Ave. S., 383-9333. A Nashville tradition. Try a different breed of pancake at each visit. 6 am-3 pm Mon.-Fri., 6 am-4 pm Sat.Sun. thepancakepantry.com

Cabana, American, 1910 Belcourt Ave., 577-2262. Specializing in casual, Southern-comfort cuisine. You’ll find lump crab hush puppies, lobster Brie mac and cheese,

Sunset Grill, American, 2001 Belcourt Ave., 386-3663. Described as “California cuisine with Southern touches” by Where the Locals Eat-Nashville. The menu offers

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Downtown B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant, American, 152 Second Ave. N., 256-2727. Featuring a variety of great Creole cuisine fused with flavors from around the globe. Sample catfish bites, fried green tomatoes, ribs or pulled barbecue pork, capped off with banana bread pudding. Live music nightly showcasing special guests and regularly featured bands – the B.B. King All Stars, the B.B. Kingsmen and Burning Las Vegas. Musical performances range from classic blues to smooth jazz to the powerful vocals of the Motown era. 11 am1 am Mon.-Thu., 11 am-3 am Fri.-Sat., 11 am-12 am Sun. bbkingbluesclub.com Benchmark Sports Bar & Grill, American, 117 Second Ave. N., 748-9006. Located on Second Avenue, this live music and sportswatching destination features an upscale menu created by Chef Liz Johnson, a complete lunch, dinner and bar menu, homemade cocktails, local brews and the famous Nashville Bushwacker. When the sun goes down, Benchmark always turns into a high-energy live music venue on the first floor and a DJ upstairs playing all your favorite music. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Fri., 9 am-3 am Sat.-Sun. benchmarknashville.com Big River Grille & Brewing Works, American, 111 Broadway, 251-4677. Restaurant/brewery featuring fresh food and fresh beer in a fun, casual atmosphere, including the largest covered patio in downtown Nashville. Private dining available for up to 400 people. 11 am-11 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-12 am Fri.-Sat. Bar opens one hour later. bigrivergrille.com Buffalo’s Billiard Parlor,

American, 154 Second Ave. N.,

313-7665. Pool, shuffleboard, darts, HDTVs and great, casual dining with wonderful views of the Cumberland River and exciting Second Avenue North in the heart of the entertainment district – a fun place to spend the evening alone or with friends. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. buffalosnashville.com The Capitol Grille, Southern, The Hermitage Hotel, 231 Sixth Ave. N., 345-7116. Reinventing Southern gourmet cuisine using the freshest

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regional ingredients served in plush surroundings at The Hermitage Hotel. Hours vary, call for details. thehermitagehotel.com Commerce Street Grill,

allows guests to interact with the chef. Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations. 11 am-2 pm, 5-10:30 pm Mon.-Fri.; 5-10:30 etchrestaurant.com pm Sat.

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Frist Center Cafe, American, 919 Broadway, 244-3340. Freshly made soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas, as well as a children’s menu. The cafe features luscious desserts, including assorted cakes, cookies and muffins. A variety of beer and wine is available. 10 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Wed. and Sat., 10 am-9 pm Thu.-Fri., 1 pm-5:30 pm Sun. fristcenter.org/site/cafe

Cummins Station, Various, 209 10th Ave. S., 259-0999. Located on 9 acres in Nashville’s Central Business District, Cummins Station is a redevelopment of an iconic historic property. cumminsstation.com

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Nashville, 611 Commerce St., 493-4050. In the beautiful Renaissance Nashville Hotel, with a bountiful breakfast and lunch buffet. Our dinner menu offers a variety of delicious grill options with a distinct local flavor. Breakfast: 6 am-10 am; lunch: 11 am-3 pm; dinner: 5 pm10 pm. renaissancenashville.com

Demos’ Steak & Spaghetti House, American, 300 Commerce St., 256-4655. Featuring pasta and steak, this downtown restaurant is a local favorite. Try the buttery rolls and famous chicken and rice soup. 11 am10:30 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm demosrestaurants.com Fri.-Sat. Dick’s Last Resort, American, 154 Second Ave. N., 800-8894. Great food, service with an attitude, great for large groups. Live entertainment on weekends. Laughs are free, food will cost ya a little. 11 am-11 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-12 am dickslastresort.com Fri.-Sat.

Advertising Partner, p. 83 The District, Various, Broadway & Second Ave., 400-0178. Don’t miss the heart of Nashville. These charming, century-old Victorian buildings house chic restaurants, hip nightclubs and trendy shops with everything from jewelry to clothing, to local art and nostalgic Americana. thedistrictnashville.org Etch Restaurant, American, 303 Demonbreun St., 522-0685. The newest culinary venture from Chef Deb Paquette. An open kitchen

Hard Rock Cafe, American, 100 Broadway, 742-9900. Hey, hard rockers – you know who you are – come on down and party like a rock star in historic downtown Nashville, where rock ‘n’ roll lives. 11 am-11 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-12 am Fri.-Sat. hardrock.com

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American, 329 Broadway,

726-0463. Nashville’s latest and greatest honky-tonk on legendary Lower Broadway. Three stories of live music, great food and the best time in Nashville. 10 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. honkytonkcentral.com Hooters Restaurant, American, 184 Second Ave. N., 244-4668. Casual beach-themed restaurant featuring sports on TV and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, salads and chicken wings. Food and fun served by the world-famous Hooters girls! 11 am-12 am Mon.Thu., 11 am-1 am Fri.-Sat., 11 am11 pm Sun. hootersRMD.com Jack’s Bar B Que – Broadway, Barbecue, 416 Broadway, 254-5715. Proudly serving barbecue from pit to plate, featuring the best recipe styles from Tennessee, Texas and St. Louis. 10:30 am-9 pm Mon.-Thu., 10:30 am-10 pm Fri.-Sat., 12 pm-6 pm Sun. jacksbarbque.com


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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, American, 322 Broadway, 208-9080. Come “conky tonkin’” in the heart of downtown Nashville on honky-tonk row! Great Southern food and the best bars on Broadway. 11 am-2 am. margaritavillenashville.com

Advertising Partner, p. 81 Joe’s Crab Shack, Steak & Seafood, 123 Second Ave. S., 242-2722. It’s here that good food, good times and good memories are created every day. We’re a little quirky, but we’re proud of it. 11 ammidnight Sun.-Thu., 11 am-2 am joescrabshack.com Fri.-Sat. The Listening Room Cafe,

American, 217 Second Ave. S.,

259-3600. Nashville’s premier venue to hear the heart of Music City. Come enjoy the up-and-coming artists and star songwriters behind the No. 1 hits in what’s been voted the best-sounding room in Nashville. All ages welcome, full menu and bar available. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm Fri., 6 pm-11 pm Sat.listeningroomcafe.com Sun.

The Melting Pot, Steak & Seafood, 166 Second Ave. N.,

742-4970. Four courses of fun served fondue-style. The leisurely experience allows diners to escape and relax in casual elegance. Reservations recommended. 4:30-10 pm Mon.Thu., 3-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 2-10 pm Sun. meltingpot.com/nashville Merchants, American, 401 Broadway, 254-1892. Located in the heart of downtown and offering two floors of dining – casual bar and grille on the first floor, fine dining with an intimate/romantic atmosphere on the second floor. 11 am-11 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-12 am Fri.-Sat., 4 pm-9 pm Sun. merchantsrestaurant.com

The Meritage Grille, American, DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville, 315 Fourth Ave. N., 244-8200. Buy a minimum of two entrees for dinner and receive free valet parking for the evening. Spend the night downtown enjoying dinner, theater or a concert. 5 pm-10 pm daily. nashville.doubletree.com Mike’s Ice Cream & Coffee Bar, Ice Cream, 208 Broadway, 742-6453. Old-fashioned handmade ice cream in more than 30 unique and Southern flavors, a soda fountain, and a full coffee and espresso bar. 8 am-12 am Mon.-Sun. mikesicecream.com Morton’s – The Steakhouse,

Steak & Seafood, 618 Church St.,

259-4558. Serving only the finest quality foods, featuring USDA prime aged beef, fresh fish and seafood, hand-picked produce, delicious appetizers and elegant desserts. 5:30 pm-11 pm Mon.-Sat., 5 pmmortons.com 10 pm Sun.

The National Underground, American, 105 Broadway, Ste. 101, 255-5522. Offers a variety of live music, from country to rock ‘n’ roll. With the No. 1-rated burger in Nashville by the Nashville Scene, everything is made from scratch, from the Bloody Marys to the potato bun. The National Underground stands for great food, great music and good times. 10 am-12:30 am Mon.-Wed., 8 am-3 am Thu.-Sat., 8 am12:30 am Sun. thenationalunderground.com The Palm Resturant, Steak & Seafood, 140 Fifth Ave. S.,

742-7256. Aged prime steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian entrees, outstanding service and atmosphere like nowhere else. 11 am-11 pm Mon.-Fri., 5 pm11 pm Sat., 5 pm-10 pm Sun. thepalm.com

Advertising Partner, p. 56 Panera Bread, Bakery/Coffee, 401 Commerce St., 401-1171. A bakery café offering bread, pastries and bagels baked daily. Sandwiches, soups, salads and a full line of espresso drinks are also offered, as well as catering. panerabread.com Paradise Park Trailer Resort, Southern, 411 Broadway, 251-1515. Located on Lower Broadway, the bar is themed after a trailer park and features homemade burgers, sandwiches and milkshakes. 10:30 am-4 am Mon.-Sun. paradiseparkonline.com

Patron Platinum Club,

American, 501 Broadway,

770-2477. Luxurious settings. Amazing food. Memorable service. All blended together and served over ice at Bridgestone Arena, home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and headline entertainment. Doors open 1-2 hours before event. bridgestonearena.com/levy.php Popcornopoly, Bakery/Coffee, Second & Broadway, 391-9199. We serve only the freshest handcrafted gourmet popcorn. We start with a premium popcorn and make each batch from scratch using the same ingredients you find in your kitchen. We pop it daily so it is always fresh! 11 am-7 pm. popcornopoly.com Provence Breads & Cafe,

Bakery/Coffee, 601 Church St.,

664-1150. Locally owned, independent bakery and cafe, committed to all-natural ingredients and traditional techniques to bring you the highest quality bread, pastries, coffee and food. 7 am-2 pm Mon., 7 am-4 pm Tue.-Fri., 9 am-3 pm Sun. provencebreads.com Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – 5th and Church, Southern, 500 Church St., 770-2772. Founded in the ‘50s, we’ve updated a bit, added some recipes from our family and friends, and thrown in some live music, but it’s still Puckett’s Grocery – nothing too fancy, but everything good. It’s where the locals go for real food, real people and real fun. 7 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 7 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 7 am-4 pm Sun. puckettsgrocery.com

Advertising Partner, p. 41 Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar & Grill, Barbecue, 429 Broadway, 244-7477. Enjoy live country bands and great barbecue. 11 am-2 am rippysbarandgrill.com daily. Riverfront Tavern, American, 101 Church St., 252-4849. Not your typical Nashville bar. Hang out with friends or just put a cold one back. Come on by, join our mug club, have one of our 22 beers on tap, or enjoy some delicious food from our menu. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. riverfronttavern.com Roberts Western World,

American, 416 B Broadway,

244-9552. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville in the historic Lower Broadway district. Nashville’s undisputed home of traditional country music. Come in for great food, drinks and music. 11 am-2:30 am daily. robertswesternworld.com

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dining Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Sweets & Treats, 201 N. Second Ave., 730-8085. Offering a “kid in a candy store” experience as an iconic oldfashioned candy store. More than 2,000 vintage candies, 500 retro sodas in glass bottles and 100 flavors of salt water taffy. Shop for unique Nashville gifts and souvenirs like T-shirts, postcards, mugs, music, books, Music City candy and other goodies – all at a great price. 10 am9 pm Mon.-Sun. rocketfizz.com Rodizio Grill, Steak & Seafood, 166 Second Ave. N., 730-8358. Dine the “Brazilian way” with unlimited rotisserie grilled meats, carved tableside, and authentic Brazilian appetizers and salads. Banquet seating for 250. 4:3010 pm Mon.-Fri., 12-10 pm Sat.-Sun. rodiziogrill.com Savannah’s Candy Kitchen of Nashville, Sweets & Treats, 310 Broadway, 313-9919. Offering traditional, fresh-made candies, ice cream, gelato and treats that are created daily in the store. Hot, fresh pralines are scooped onto a thick marble slap to cool, then given as samples. Open 11 am daily. savannahcandy.com Sole Mio, Italian, 311 Third Ave. S., 256-4013. Everything handmade. More than 16 years in downtown Nashville. One block from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Fresh pastas, chicken, veal and seafood specials. Voted top in 25 categories by Citysearch. 11 am10 pm Tue.-Sun., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat. solemionashville.com The Southern Steak & Oyster, Steak & Seafood, 150 Third Ave. S., 724-1762. The Southern takes its guests on a culinary journey where every entree tells a story. The menus combine indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients and offer an authentically Southern adventure with a twist. 8 am-10 pm Mon.-Wed., 8 am-11 pm Thu., 8 am-12 am Fri., 10 am-12 am Sat., 10 am-9 pm Sun. thesouthernnashville.com The Sportsgrille at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, American, 121 Fourth Ave. S., 7261001. Enjoy the pub-like charm while watching your favorite team. Choose from more than 40 menu items and hundreds of beverages. 11 am-12 am daily. nashvillehilton.com

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255-6464. Named one of the top 10 steakhouses in the United States,

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and serving Nashville proudly since 1979. Serving certified Angus beef, lobster, fresh seafood, ribs and more. Complimentary shuttle service. 5 pm-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 5 pm-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 5 pm-9 pm Sun. stock-yardrestaurant.com Tequila Cowboy, American, 305 Broadway, 742-9078. A great place to bring friends and family for a night of all-American food in a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired atmosphere. 5 pm-3 am Tue.-Thu., 11 am-3 am Fri.-Sat., closed tequilacowboy.com Sun. 3rd & Lindsley Nashville,

American, 818 Third Ave. S.,

259-9891. Offering food and live music seven nights a week. 11 pm2 am Mon.-Fri., 5 pm-2 am Sat.-Sun. 3rdandlindsley.com Two Twenty Two Grill & Catering, American, Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., 291-6759. Located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Chef Jeremy Foy offers a unique spin on authentic Southern favorites, locally grown produce and the freshest ingredients. 11 am-2:30 pm Mon.-Sat., closed countrymusichalloffame.org Sun. Varallo’s Chile Parlor & Restaurant, Meat & Three, 239 Fourth Ave. N., 256-1907. Nashville’s oldest restaurant – established in 1907. Where there are no fancy gourmet ingredients, just the promise of unforgettable soul food, including turkey and dressing, fried catfish, barbecue pork, country-fried

steak, meatloaf, fried chicken – and that’s just the meat dishes. 6 amvarallos.com 2:30 pm Mon.-Fri. Wildhorse Saloon,

American, 120 Second Ave. N.,

902-8200. This famous hotspot features three floors of fun. Hear the hottest bands, enjoy delicious dining with a full menu showcasing Southern and Southwestern taste sensations, and learn the latest dance steps on the largest dance floor in town. With five bars under one roof, it’s always a party at the Wildhorse. Club opens 4:30 pm Mon., 11 am ‘til your boots fall off Tue.-Sun. Restaurant opens 4:30 pm Mon., 11 am-10:05 pm Tue.Sun., late-night menu available 10:05 pm to close Fri.-Sat. wildhorsesaloon.com

East Nashville Holland House Bar & Refuge, American, 935 W. Eastland Ave., 262-4190. Internationally embraced as a top destination for cocktails and cuisine, this award-winning space can accommodate large private events. 5 pm-12 am Mon.-Thu., 5 pm-2 am Fri.-Sat., closed Sun. hollandhousebarandrefuge.com Izzie’s Ice Mobile Cart,

Bakery/Coffee. 100 percent

natural, 100 percent delicious, 100 percent fruit. Made fresh each day – Nashville’s best Italian ice! Follow us on Facebook for locations. facebook.com/izziesice#!/ izziesice/info


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The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden, American, 731 McFarrin Ave., 712-9517. Nashville’s hippest burger joint is also its original biergarten, boasting an impressive selection of German wurst and bier, as well as an oldschool soda fountain serving legendary phosphates, milkshakes and ice-cream sodas. 11 am until last call Mon.-Sun. thepharmacynashville.com

Edgehill Taco Mamacita, Mexican, 1200 Villa Pl., 730-8552. Featuring a modern, eclectic menu where the taco is supreme, and offering a full bar with patio. Everything is made fresh in-house daily, including the famous margaritas. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 11 amtacomamacita.com 10 pm Sun.

Elliston Place Jimmy Kelly’s, Steak & Seafood, 217 Louise Ave., 329-4349. This Nashville dining tradition has been impressing guests with its hospitality and great food since 1934. Located in a historic Victorian mansion. 5 pm-12 am Mon.-Sat. jimmykellys.com

Germantown/ Jefferson Street The Cupcake Collection, Bakery/Coffee, 1213 Sixth Ave. N., 244-2900. Located in the heart of historic Germantown and featuring daily, made-from-scratch cupcakes and icing. No lard/shortening. At $1.50, this is a cost-effective cupcake.

10 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Fri., 11 am3 pm Sun. thecupcakecollection.com

11 pm Fri.-Sat., 11 am-9 pm Sun. cantinalaredo.com

Jefferson Street United Mechants Partnership (JUMP), Various, Jefferson St., 726-5867. A historic African-American business and shopping district featuring an eclectic mix of options ranging from art galleries to salons. jumptojefferson.com

Kayne Prime, Steak & Seafood, 1103 McGavock St., 259-0050. Deeply rooted in the style of the great American steakhouse, yet also a celebration of the now, featuring modern interpretations of the classics, as well as market-driven, fresh, farmto-table creations. 5 pm-10 pm Sun.-Thu., 5 pm-11 pm Fri.-Sat. mstreetnashville.com

Nashville Farmers’ Market,

Various, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.,

880-2001. Restaurants, specialty shops, greenhouses and open-air stalls with fresh fruits, vegetables and plants. Open year round. Flea market open every weekend. 8 am-6 pm Mon.Sun. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

Green Hills Bluebird Cafe, American, 4104 Hillsboro Rd., 383-1461. Share in Nashville’s music history at one of the city’s most famous venues, where many artists – from Garth Brooks to Taylor Swift – got their start. Intimate performances provide an insider’s view of Music City’s heroes behind the hits. Menu includes sandwiches, salads and featured hot entrees. 5 pm-12 am Tue.-Thu., 5:30 pm-12 am Fri.-Mon. bluebirdcafe.com F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar, Eclectic, 2210 Crestmoor Rd., 269-5861. Fine American cuisine with a French influence using local ingredients. Live jazz in the lounge six nights a week with fabulous wine and beer. No cover charge. 5:30 pm10 pm Mon.-Thu., 5:30 pm-11 pm Fri.-Sat. fscotts.com Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries – Hill Center, American, 4017 Hillsboro Pk., Ste. 310, 463-0022. Burgers made from scratch: hand-patted, American beef, never frozen, with all toppings freshly prepared daily. Hand-cut fries, twice-cooked in 100 percent pure peanut oil. 11 am-10 pm daily. fiveguys.com Table 3 Restaurant & Market,

Eclectic, 3821 Green Hills Village Dr.,

Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theatre, American, 600 Ninth Ave. S., Corner of Gleaves, 902-9566. A comedic mystery play with live music and a served dinner. Each table becomes a team, and the first team to solve the crime wins a very dorky prize. Nashville’s only dinner theater downtown. Reservations required, free parking. B.Y.O.B. 7 pm or 1 pm. missjeannes.com Music City Flats, Eclectic, 610 12th Ave. S., 254-0454. Contemporary restaurant with a full bar, an award-winning wine list and a menu featuring 100 percent wholewheat flatbreads topped with fresh ingredients. 11 am-9 pm Sun., 11 am10 pm Mon.-Wed., 11 am-1 am Thu.-Sat. musiccityflats.com Sambuca, Eclectic, 601 12th Ave. S., 248-2888. Dine, drink and dance the night away at Nashville’s premier supper club, offering eclectic dining and live music nightly. Entrees include mozzarella and prosciutto beignets and pan-seared sea bass, just to name a few. 11 am-11:30 pm Mon.-Wed., 11 am-12 am Thu., 11 am-1 am Fri., 6 pm-1:30 am Sat., 6 pm-10 pm Sun. sambucarestaurant.com Virago, Asian, 1126 McGavock St., 254-1902. A sleek, modern haven appealing to guests with all tastes. Incorporating only the freshest ingredients, the menu is unique and inspired with Nashville’s most extensive sake list, which makes the perfect pairing. 5 pm-12 am Mon.-Sun. mstreetnashville.com

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Watermark Restaurant, Eclectic, 507 12th Ave. S., 254-2000. An independent, fine-dining restaurant in downtown Nashville recognized for its culinary excellence and warm, professional service. 5 pm-9:30 pm Mon.-Thu., 5:30 pm-10 pm Fri.-Sat. watermarknashville.com

Cantina Laredo, Mexican, 592 12th Ave. S., 259-9280. Serving authentic gourmet Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-

Whiskey Kitchen, Southern, 118 12th Ave. S., 254-3029. Located in Nashville’s hip Gulch neighborhood, this tavern-chic spot serves up gourmet pub fare and an extensive

739-6900. Offering an authentic brasserie/bistro dining experience with an affordable wine list and menu, while striving to use high-quality, fresh ingredients. 11 am-11 pm Mon.-Sun. table3nashville.com

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dining spirits menu in a stylish, lively environment. 11 am-2 am Mon.-Sun. mstreetnashville.com

Metro Center/ North Nashville Cafe Fontanella, Italian, 4127 Whites Creek Pk., 724-1601. Nashville’s most unique and authentic Italian dining experience. Anthony Amico runs the Italian kitchen and wine bar on the property of Fontanel Mansion. 11 am-9 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-10 pm Fri., 10 am-10 pm Sat., 10 am-9 pm Sun. fontanelmansion.com/ cafe-fontanella.php Chef’s Market Cafe and Take Away, Deli, 900 Conference Dr., Goodlettsville, 851-2433. Offering an amazing selection of daily-crafted soups, market salads, leaf salads, chef-prepared gourmet entrees, sandwiches and bakery items, virtually all of which are prepared in our cafe and catering kitchens. 10:30 am-9 pm chefsmarket.com Mon.-Sat. Jack’s Bar B Que – Trinity Lane, Barbecue, 334 W. Trinity Ln., 228-2888. Proudly serving barbecue from pit to plate, featuring the best recipe styles from

Tennessee, Texas and St. Louis. 10:30 am-8 pm Mon.-Thu., 10:30 am-9 pm Fri.-Sat., 11 am-7 pm Sun. jacksbarbque.com

Music Row/Demonbreun Mirko Pasta, Italian, 1520 Demonbreun St., 401-5005. Made-from-scratch Italian cuisine. Sit back, relax and enjoy the blend of Italian flavors, savory aromas and friendly cafe setting that is quintessentially Mirko. 11 am-9 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-10 pm Fri.-Sat., 11 am-8 pm Sun. mirkopasta.com

Opryland/Music Valley Aquarium Restaurant, Steak & Seafood, 516 Opry Mills Dr., 514-3474. Delicious seafood served in an unbelievable underwater setting that’s fun for the whole family. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am11 pm Fri.-Sat., 11 am-9 pm Sun. aquariumrestaurants.com

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Red Rooster Bar & Music Hall, Barbecue, 1530 Demonbreun St., 457-2781. A polished and casual restaurant and bar serving lunch, dinner and late-night. We offer live music, private parties and events, and lots of fun! 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. nashvillerooster.com

Cascades American Café at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, American, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. Taste the flavors of Nashville blended with the favorite foods from America’s diverse regions. Menu includes Lowcountry crab cakes, creamy shrimp and grits, Gulf triggerfish and beef bistro filet. 6:30 am-10 pm Mon.-Sun. gaylordopryland.com

Tin Roof Nashville, American, 1516 Demonbreun St., 313-7103. Located at famous Music Row. Customers love the laid-back atmosphere and live entertainment – not to mention the made-from-scratch food served by the friendly and

Claim Jumper Restaurant, American, 514 Opry Mills Dr., 649-0785. Open daily for lunch and dinner, we offer a variety of items, including fish, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and more. 11 am-9 pm Mon.Thu., 11 am-9:30 pm Fri.-Sat., 11 amclaimjumper.com 7 pm Sun.

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eclectic staff. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Fri., 12 pm-3 am Sat., closed Sun. tinroofbars.com/Home/Nashville


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Cock of the Walk, Southern, 2624 Music Valley Dr., 889-1930. Enjoy great Southern food and hospitality at Nashville’s most unique restaurant. Offering U.S. farm-raised catfish served familystyle. 5 pm-9 pm Mon.-Fri., 4 pm9 pm Sat., 11 am-9 pm Sun. cockofthewalkrestaurant.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Dave & Buster’s, American, Opry Mills Mall, 540 Opry Mills Dr., 970-3800. Eat, drink and play! We offer American food choices, signature cocktails and loads of game play. Choose from billiards, cosmic bowling or the Million Dollar Midway, which features more than 170 interactive game stations. 11 am-12 am Sun.-Thu., 11 am-1 am Fri.-Sat. daveandbusters.com Findley’s Irish Pub at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, Irish, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. Irish-style music nightly to accompany the fine collection of whiskeys and scotches, and of course, pints of Guinness, Harp, Bass Pale Ale and Hard Core Cider, as well as fish and chips and bangers and mash. 11 am-12 am Mon.-Sun. gaylordopryland.com

Evening cruises, which include an elegant three-course dinner and a fabulous stage production, and midday cruises, which offer one of Nashville’s only daytime country music shows and a delicious lunch buffet, on the scenic Cumberland River. Midday boards 11:15 am, departs noon, returns 2:30 pm; evening boards 6:15 pm, departs 7 pm, returns 10 pm. generaljackson.com Jack Daniel’s at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, Southern, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. Offering a true Tennessee dining experience with hand-crafted Southern specialties featuring local Tennessee products, including smooth Tennessee sippin’ whiskey, and live bluegrass music. 4:30 pm1 am Mon.-Sun. gaylordopryland.com John A’s, Southern, 2421 Music Valley Dr., 885-1540. A place where Opry stars and struggling musicians alike can go to unwind in a laid-back atmosphere that resonates with the Nashville sound. 3 pm-12 am Sun.-Thu., 3 pm-1 am Fri., 11 am-1 am johnasrestaurant.com Sat.

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Fuse Sports Club at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, American, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. When it comes to sports, mouthwatering food and an unparalleled experience, we provide the perfect environment. With 100 highdefinition TVs, Fuse is the sports lover’s dream. 11 am-12 am Mon.Sun. gaylordopryland.com

Music Valley Merchants Association, Various, 2613 McGavock Pk.. Live music, shopping, camping, food, fun and more. Some of the most unique Nashville attractions are located here. With everything at your fingertips and in walking distance, Music Valley has more to do than anywhere else in Music City. nashvillemusicvalley.com

General Jackson Showboat, American, 2812 Opryland Dr., 458-3900.

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, Southern, 2416 Music Valley Dr., Ste. 139, 885-4747. Dine

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with the stars! Enjoy a full Southern buffet with all the trimmings and a 90-minute country music variety show. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams to Patsy Cline. Doors open at 5:30 pm for dinner, show begins at 6:30 pm. nashvillenightlife.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Nashville Palace, Southern, 2611 McGavock Pk., 889-1540. Enjoy dinner where Nashville country music superstars Randy Travis and Ricky Van Shelton got started. Located across from Gaylord Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry, you never know who you’ll see when you visit the world-famous Nashville Palace. 4 pm-11:30 pm Mon.-Sun. nashvillepalace.net

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, Steak & Seafood, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. Set in an antebellum-style mansion, this dining experience is second to none. The menu features cowboy bone-in rib steak, filet mignon, artisanal cheeses and an award-winning wine list. 5 pm-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 5 pm-11 pm Fri-Sat. gaylordopryland.com Opry Backstage Grill,

Southern, 2401 Music Valley Dr.,

231-8854. The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine. Visit for lunch or dinner, or come by after the show and experience the music, food and fun. 11 am-10:30 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-11:30 pm Fri.-Sat. opry.com/backstagegrill Opry Mills, Various, 433 Opry Mills Dr., (877) 746-7386. Featuring 200 discount and specialty retailers, theme restaurants and entertainment

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dining venues under one roof. Including OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Ann Taylor Loft, Barnes & Noble, Liz Claiborne and Build-A-Bear Workshop™. 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-6 pm Sun. oprymills.com

as traditional sake, sake cocktails, plum wine and Japanese beers. 12 pm-9:30 pm Sun.-Thu., 12 pm-10:30 pm Fri.-Sat. gaylordopryland.com

products, great neighborhoods (Sylvan Park and Brentwood). Voted Best New Restaurant in 2009. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-8 pm Sun. thelocaltaco.com

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Rainforest Cafe, American, Opry Mills Mall, 353 Opry Mills Dr., 514-3000. Escape to a tropical adventure full of exotic ambiance, entertaining animatronic gorillas, trumpeting elephants and whimsical butterflies. Menu contains fresh seafood, crisp salads, delicious sandwiches and enticing entrees. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu. and Sun., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat. rainforestcafe.com

Bar-B-Cutie Nashville/ Brentwood, Barbecue, 5221 Nolensville Rd., 834-6556. Everything made fresh. Hickory-smoked pork, brisket, mesquite chicken and baby back ribs. Homemade sides, including whipped potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and more. Try ‘Cutie favorites such as banana pudding, brisket nachos, barbecue on fried cornbread and Southern sweet tea. 7 am-9 pm. bar-b-cutie.com

Burger Up, American, 2901 12th Ave. S., 279-3767. Fostering the idea of thoughtful consuming through locally sourced food of exceptional quality in a family-friendly environment. 11 am-10 pm Mon.Thu. and Sun., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat. burger-up.com

Ravello – Southern Italian Cuisine at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, Italian, 2800 Opryland Dr., 4586848. Without ever leaving the resort, take a culinary journey to southern Italy and enjoy Ravello’s delightfully simple specialties, fresh seafood and rustic flavors. Try something from the antipasti menu, and savor bold pastas or fresh seafood. 5 pm-10 pm Mon.Sun. gaylordopryland.com

Berry Hill District, Various, Bransford Ave. & Thompson Ln., 383-3672. Pedestrian-friendly shopping neighborhood with locally owned boutiques and restaurants near downtown. berryhilldistrict.com

Santa Fe Cattle Co., Steak & Seafood, 2520 Music Valley Dr., 885-7852. Real, fresh, fun. Food from guarded scratch recipes and employees to serve you with the best of Southern hospitality. Steaks are cooked over real hickory wood to your specifications. Featuring killer ribs and peanuts galore. 11 am-10 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat. santafecattleco.com

Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Barbecue, 2706 12th Ave. S., 953-2951. A meat-and-three with the best barbecue this side of the Mississippi. Fast, casual eatery serving smoked pork, chicken, brisket, ribs, wings and catfish sandwiches. We smoke our meats so you know it’s fresh! 11 am-10 pm, closed on Tue. edleysbbq.com Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse,

Sylvan Park

Bakery/Coffee, 2509 12th Ave. S.,

292-1808. A neighborhood coffee house with a homelike atmosphere and a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. 7 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 8 am9 pm Sun. frothymonkeynashville.com

The Local Taco, Mexican, 4501 Murphy Rd., 891-3271. Creative tacos (Southern fried chicken, Korean barbecue, tequila lime chicken), margaritas, outdoor patio, local

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Scoreboard Bar & Grill,

Southern, 2408 Music Valley Dr.,

883-3866. A restaurant and bar with open-air seating and a sports focus. 11 am-2:45 am Mon.-Sun. scoreboardbar.net

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Solario – Authentic Mexican Cuisine at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, Mexican, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. Enjoy our signature guacamole, made to order, while drinking a customized margarita. Family favorites and Mexican classics include tacos and paella from the culinary heart of Mexico. 5 pm-10 pm Mon.-Sun. gaylordopryland.com Wasabi’s Sushi Bar at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, Asian, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. A Japanesestyle sushi experience featuring sushi rolls, nigiri sushi and sashimi, as well

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Urban Grub, Southern, 2506 12th Ave. S., 679-9342. Stuffy upscale is out – ethnic, healthy, casual and pick-up is in, which makes Urban Grub the next big star on the Nashville dining scene. 5 pm-10 pm Tue.-Thu., 5 pm-11 pm Fri., 11 am11 pm Sat., 11 am-10 pm Sun. urbangrub.net

Various Locations Nashville Originals, Various, P.O. Box 120668, 386-3940. The association of independent restaurants. nashvilleoriginals.com

West End/Vanderbilt/ Midtown Amerigo Italian Restaurant,

Italian, 1920 West End Ave.,

320-1740. A locally owned restaurant specializing in authentic Italian pastas, handmade pizzas, fresh seafood, wood-fired steaks and extensive wine offerings. 11 am10 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-10:30 pm Fri.-Sat. amerigo.net

BBQ Beach, American, 2010 Scarritt Pl., 321-2270. Boat drinks, beer and barbecue. 11 am-11 pm Mon.-Sun. bbqbeach.com Benchmark Sports Bar & Grill Midtown, American, 204 21st Ave. S., 499-4336. Located in Midtown, this live music and sports-watching destination features an upscale menu created by Chef Liz Johnson, a complete lunch, dinner and bar menu, homemade cocktails, local brews and the famous Nashville Bushwacker. When the sun goes down, Benchmark always turns into a high-energy live music venue on the first floor and a DJ upstairs playing all your favorite music.

4 pm-12 am Sun.-Thu., 4 pm-3 am Fri.-Sat. benchmarknashville.com Bound’ry Restaurant, Steak & Seafood, 911 20th Ave. S., 321-3043. With a divine and eclectic menu featuring global cuisine, the Bound’ry is where all borders meet. See the live oak tree growing in the downstairs bar. Openair dining available. 5 pm-10 pm Sun.-Thu., 5 pm-11 pm Fri.-Sat. boundryrestaurant.com The Catbird Seat, American, 1711 Division St., 810-8200. A 30-seat restaurant featuring an ever-changing, seven-course menu of seasonally inspired dishes by two acclaimed chefs, Josh Habiger and Erik Anderson. 5:30 pm-10 pm Wed.-Sat., closed Mon.-Tue. and Sun. thecatbirdseatrestaurant.com Commodore Sports Bar & Grille, American, Holiday Inn Select, 2613 West End Ave., 327-4707. Entertainment Tuesday through Friday nights. Sporting events on all 21 televisions. Appetizers and dinner entrees served seven days a week. 6 am-10 am and 5 pm-11 pm Mon.-Fri., 7 am-11 am and 5 pm11 pm Sat.-Sun. holidayinnnashville.com/commodore-grille.htm 1808 Grille, American, 1808 West End Ave., 340-0012. A Nashville restaurant ideal for romantic dinners or relaxed evenings out. At once elegant, casual, familiar but unique, this is the ideal place to meet, dine and linger. 6:30 pm-9:30 pm Mon.-Thu. and Sun., 6:30 pm-10 pm Fri.-Sat. 1808grille.com Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries – West End, American, 2018 West End Ave., 320-3678. Burgers made from scratch: hand-patted, American beef, never frozen, with all toppings freshly prepared daily. Hand-cut fries, twicecooked in 100 percent pure peanut oil. 11 am-10 pm daily. fiveguys.com Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Steak & Seafood, 2525 West End Ave., Ste. 220, 342-0131. Creating the magic of a great evening out with an inviting ambiance, 100 wines by the glass and a focus on prime beef. Guests are provided with friendly service, a warm atmosphere and memorable times. 5 pm-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 4:30 pm-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 4 pm-9 pm Sun. flemingssteakhouse.com Giovanni Ristorante, Italian, 909 20th Ave. S., 760-5932. An upscale northern Italian restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and delicious risotto. 11 am-10 pm Mon.

and Sun., 11 am-11 pm Tue.-Sat. giovanninashville.com Jed’s Sport’s Bar & Grille,

American, 114 28th Ave. N.,

320-4399. Welcome to Nashville’s biggest and best sports bar. We have good food, cold beer and a friendly, attentive staff. Please stop in for a beer and tell us which of our food items we should call famous. 11 am-2 am Mon.-Sun. jedsnashville.com Maggiano’s Little Italy,

Italian, 3106 West End Ave.,

514-0270. There is an old Italian proverb that says, “At the table, no one grows old.” And so it is at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Time stands still when you share delicious food and good times with family and friends. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 11:30 am-9 pm Sun. maggianos.com Mason’s, Southern, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave., 321-1990. If it’s Southern food you’re interested in, look no further. Enjoy classic Southern dishes with a modern twist, or live music and creative cocktails at Mason Bar. 6:30 am-10 pm. loewsvanderbilt.com Midtown Cafe, American, 102 19th Ave. S., 320-7176. Offering affordable, casual fine dining. The perfect intimate setting for a business lunch or romantic dinner. Featuring prime steaks, sustainable seafood, locally grown produce, more than 40 wines by the glass, more than 150 by the bottle. 11 am-3 pm and 5 pm10 pm Mon.-Fri., 5 pm-10 pm Sat.-Sun. midtowncafe.com Qdoba Mexican Grill, Mexican, 2019 West End Ave., 340-2822. An artisanal Mexican kitchen where fresh ingredients are prepared and handcrafted into delicious meals right before your eyes. We also offer a wide array of catering options for all your event and meeting needs. 10:30 am-11 pm Sun.-Wed., 10:30 am-4 am Thu.-Sat. nashvilleqdoba.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Steak & Seafood, 2100 West End Ave., 320-0163. Offering steaks and seafood to satisfy palates of every kind. 5 pm-10:30 pm Mon.Sat., 5 pm-9:30 pm Sun. ruthschris.com South Street Original Crab Shack and Authentic Dive Bar, Southern, 907 20th Ave. S., 320-5555. Premier open-air restaurant and bar. The atmosphere is laid-back with roll-back glass doors for warm weather fun and a fireplace for cozying up in the winter. Walk up the steps to the Tree House Oyster Bar.

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dining 11 am-12 am Sun.-Thu., 11 am-2 am Fri.-Sat. pansouth.net/southstreet Stoney River Legendary Steaks – Nashville, Steak & Seafood, 3015 West End Ave., 340-9550. A profoundly comfortable and creative combination of upscale service and food in an atmosphere that truly encourages you to relax. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Fri., 4 pm-10 pm Sat., 11 am-9 pm Sun. stoneyriver.com Tavern, Southern, 1904 Broadway, 320-8580. Offering an innovative menu and friendly, attentive service in a contemporary, inviting atmosphere. Expansive patios and multiple flat screens make this the perfect backdrop to enjoy with friends all year long. 11 am-12 am Mon.-Thu., 11 am-3 am Fri., 10 am-3 am Sat., 10 am-12 am Sun. mstreetnashville.com Valentino’s Ristorante, Italian, 1907 West End Ave., 327-0148. Serving up classic Italian fare to an extremely loyal clientele since 1991 and featuring a live piano bar. 5 pm-10 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-2 pm Fri. for lunch. valentinosnashville.com West End Cafe, Bakery/Coffee, 1720 West End Ave., 321-2209. Breakfast featuring an omelet selection and breakfast sandwiches. Lunch includes warm sandwiches, fresh cold sandwiches, soups and fresh local greens for salads. Sophisticated, stylish and fun, we offer you remarkable cuisine with genuine smiles. 6:30 am6 pm Mon.-Fri., 7:30 am-6 pm Sat.-Sun. westendcafenashville.com

West Nashville Bria Bistro Italiano, Italian, 8128 Hwy. 100 S., 646-8274. The best-kept secret on the west side. This neighborhood spot offers seasonal creations and features an open kitchen with brick oven. Half-price bottles of wine Sunday and Wednesday. 4:30 pm-9 pm Mon.-Thu. and Sun., 4:30 pm-10 pm Fri.-Sat. hardinghousebellemeade.com Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, American, 8204 Hwy. 100, 646-9977, (800) 282-2276. Nashville’s oldest professional theater has been offering the most unique dining and entertainment experience for 40 years. Enjoy a Southern-style buffet and visit our theater-in-the-round with its “magic stage” that descends from the ceiling. Box office 9 am-8 pm, dinner 6 pm-7:30 pm, show 8 pm Tue.Sat. dinnertheatre.com

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The Harding House at Belle Meade Plantation, Southern, 5025 Harding Rd., 356-0096. Serving local favorites with a unique flair and warmth indicative of the plantation’s original inhabitants. Sure to welcome every guest with the Southern hospitality and charm that permeates this historic landmark. 10:30 am-3 pm Mon.-Fri., 9 am-3 pm Sat.-Sun. hardinghousebellemeade.com

Advertising Partner, p. 30 The Loveless Cafe, Meat & Three, 8400 Hwy. 100, 646-9700.

Nationally acclaimed and frequented by celebrities and local appetites alike. The quaint country charm and genuine country cooking have made it a Southern landmark for 50 years. 7 am-9 pm Mon.-Sun. lovelesscafe.com The Pineapple Room, American, Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Dr., 352-4859. Overlooking the greenery of Cheekwood’s west lawn. New Chavari chairs add an elegant touch to the natural charm of the room, and the wrought iron seating on the deck. 11 am-2 pm Tue.-Sun., closed Mon. cheekwood.org Swett’s Restaurant & Smokehouse Barbeque, Meat & Three, 2725 Clifton Ave., 329-4418. From smokehouse barbecue to beef ribs, Swett’s has something for you. Family-owned restaurant specializing in casual dining with Southern-style home cooking served cafeteria-style. Home of the best barbecue in town! 11 am-8 pm Mon.-Sun. swettsrestuarant.com Whitfield’s Restaurant & Bar, Steak & Seafood, 106 Harding Pl., 356-5450. Offering seasonal culinary creations and an extensive wine list. 5 pm-11 pm Mon.Sat., closed Sun. hardinghousebellemeade.com

Outside Davidson County Barefoot Charlie’s Restaurant, American,

125 Sanders Ferry Rd., Hendersonville, 431-2859. Escape to the lake to enjoy great food prepared fresh and with a tropically inspired attitude. Families welcome. Golden Tee, shuffleboard and HDTVs. Live entertainment most weekends, no cover. 11 am-11 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-1 am Fri.-Sat., 11 am-9 pm Sun. barefootcharlies.net Buca di Beppo, Italian, 1722 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, 778-1321. Share family platters of authentic Italian specialties in a dining room that feels like Little Italy in the 1950s. Frank Sinatra will serenade you, the aroma of homemade marinara will seduce you. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 11 am-9 pm bucadibeppo.com Sun. Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – Historic Downtown Franklin, Southern, 120 Fourth Ave. S., Franklin, 794-5527. Founded in the ‘50s, we’ve updated a bit, but it’s still Puckett’s Grocery – nothing too fancy, but everything good. It’s where the locals go for real food, real people and real fun. 7 am-3 pm Mon., 7 am-9 pm Tue.-Sat., 7 am-7 pm Sun. puckettsgrocery.com

Advertising Partner, p. 41 Saffire, Southern, 230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, 599-4995. A good view lets you watch chefs perform in the exposed kitchen. From the casual lunch menu and elaborate dinner menu to an amazing wine list and daily dessert menu, there’s a lot to choose from at Saffire. 11 am-9 pm Tue.-Thu. and Sun., 11 am-10 pm Fri.-Sat., closed Mon. saffirerestaurant.com Stoney River Legendary Steaks – Cool Springs, Steak & Seafood, 1726 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, 778-0230. A profoundly comfortable and creative combination of upscale service and food in an atmosphere that truly encourages you to relax. 5 pm-9:30 pm Mon.-Thu., 5 pm-10 pm Fri., 4 pm-10 pm Sat., 11:30 am-9 pm Sun. stoneyriver.com


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Airport/Northeast McNamara’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2740 Old Lebanon Rd., 885-7262. A full-service, traditional Irish pub and restaurant. It’s family-friendly and often has live music. 11 am-10 pm Tue.-Thu. and Sun., 11 am-12 am Fri.-Sat., closed Mon. mcnamarasirishpub.com

Belmont/Hillsboro Village Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., 846-3150. The leading exhibitor of independent, foreign and repertory film programming in Nashville, and an intimate music venue. The theater has been nationally recognized and is an original member of the Sundance Art House project. belcourt.org

Downtown B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant, 152 Second Ave. N., 256-2727. Featuring a variety of great Creole cuisine fused with flavors from around the globe. Sample catfish bites, fried green tomatoes, ribs or pulled barbecue pork, capped off with banana bread pudding. Live music nightly showcasing special guests and regularly featured bands – the B.B. King All Stars, the B.B. Kingsmen and Burning Las Vegas. Musical performances range from classic blues to smooth jazz to the powerful vocals of the Motown era.

11 am-1 am Mon.-Thu., 11 am-3 am Fri.-Sat., 11 am-12 am Sun. bbkingbluesclub.com Benchmark Sports Bar & Grill, 117 Second Ave. N., 748-9006. Located on Second Avenue, this live music and sports-watching destination features an upscale menu created by Chef Liz Johnson, a complete lunch, dinner and bar menu, homemade cocktails, local brews and the famous Nashville Bushwacker. When the sun goes down, Benchmark always turns into a high-energy live music venue on the first floor and a DJ upstairs playing all your favorite music. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Fri., 9 am-3 am Sat.-Sun. benchmarknashville.com The Big Bang, 411 Broadway, Ste. 201, 747-5851. Nashville’s only all-request, rock ‘n’ roll dueling piano bar. In the heart of honky-tonk row. thebigbangbar.com Bootleggers Inn, 207 Broadway, 457-3983. Featuring two floors of bootlegging, live music, moonshine, whiskey barrels, Mason jars and more. 12 pm-2:30 am Mon.-Sun. bootleggersnashville.com Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, 770-2000. The home of the NHL Nashville Predators is also the site of blockbuster events and headliner concerts. Jonas Brothers, Elton John and Billy Joel are a few of the headliners who included Bridgestone Arena on their tour. Call or go online for a schedule. bridgestonearena.com

Buffalo’s Billiard Parlor, 154 Second Ave. N., 313-7665. Pool, shuffleboard, darts, HDTVs and great, casual dining with wonderful views of the Cumberland River and exciting Second Avenue North in the heart of the entertainment district – a fun place to spend the evening alone or with friends. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. buffalosnashville.com The Cannery Ballroom, 1 Cannery Row, 251-3020. This historic live music venue has a reputation for showcasing the best in burgeoning buzz-bands and renowned national talents. The club has maintained its relevance by consistently offering a reliable atmosphere and entertainment. thecanneryballroom.com Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., 416-2001. This isn’t just a museum; it’s an exciting Nashville destination with something for everyone. With rhinestone costumes, seasoned instruments, tear-stained lyric sheets, interactive exhibits and our famous Southern hospitality, a day at the museum turns into memories of a lifetime. 9 am-5 pm. countrymusichalloffame.org

Advertising Partner, p. 1 Coyote Ugly Saloon, 154 Second Ave., 254-8459. Where dancing on the bar started! The party is always rockin’ here. Good food, great entertainment. coyoteuglysaloon.com Dick’s Last Resort, 154 Second Ave. N., 800-8894. Great food, service with an attitude,

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Live music & Entertainment great for large groups. Live entertainment on weekends. Laughs are free, food will cost ya a little. 11 am-11 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-12 am Fri.-Sat. dickslastresort.com

Advertising Partner, p. 83 Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, 244-3340. This family-friendly, world-class art center is dedicated to presenting an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions from local, regional, national and international sources. Also featuring the interactive ArtQuest gallery, gift shop and cafe, all surrounded by gorgeous architecture. 10 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Wed. and Sat., 10 am-9 pm Thu.-Fri., 1 pm-5:30 pm Sun. fristcenter.org

Advertising Partner, p. 26 Full Moon Saloon, 423 Broadway, 259-3765. A live country and western music venue with TVs for sports viewing in addition to music. fullmoonsaloonnashville.com Hard Rock Cafe, 100 Broadway, 742-9900. Hey, hard rockers – you know who you are – come on down and party like a rock star in historic downtown Nashville, where rock ‘n’ roll lives. 11 am-11 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-12 am Fri.-Sat. hardrock.com

Advertising Partner, p. 2 Honky Tonk Central, 329 Broadway, 726-0463. Nashville’s latest and greatest honkytonk on legendary Lower Broadway. Three stories of live music, great food and the best time in Nashville. 10 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. honkytonkcentral.com Jazz & Jokes, 174 Third Ave. N., 242-JOKE (5653). Downtown’s newest lounge featuring live music and comedy, bringing the very best local, regional and national talent nightly. jazzandjokes.com Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, 322 Broadway, 208-9080. Come “conky tonkin’” in the heart of downtown Nashville on honky-tonk row! Great Southern food and the best bars on Broadway. 11 am-2 am. margaritavillenashville.com

Advertising Partner, p. 81 Layla’s Bluegrass Inn, 418 Broadway, 726-2799. Part of honky-tonk row (the clubs of Lower Broadway) and home to country, hillbilly, rockabilly, Western, Americana, bluegrass, newgrass and many different styles appealing to music fans from all over the world. laylasbluegrassinn.com

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Prime Time Nashville Music City hit the small screen in October 2012

with the much-anticipated series premiere of Nashville.

The musical drama, created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri, writer of hit films Thelma & Louise and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) as country music legend Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) as up-and-coming crossover superstar Juliette Barnes. The first season was shot on location in Nashville, highlighting many of the city’s iconic attractions, including the Grand Ole Opry House, Tennessee State Capitol, Tootsies and The Bluebird Cafe, which was also completely replicated for use on a sound stage. Now you’ve seen the show, come visit the city. Go to visitmusiccity.com to see how you can experience some of the great locations seen in the show and much more.

Don’t miss Nashville Wednesdays on ABC. Legends Corner, 428 Broadway, 248-6334. Part of honky-tonk row (the clubs of Lower Broadway) and featuring live music all day and night. Check out the vast collection of music memorabilia, including instruments from around the world, and hundreds of record albums on the wall. legendscorner.com

Advertising Partner, p. 24 The Listening Room Cafe, 217 Second Ave. S., 259-3600. Nashville’s premier venue to hear the heart of Music City. Come enjoy

the up-and-coming artists and star songwriters behind the No. 1 hits in what’s been voted the best-sounding room in Nashville. All ages welcome, full menu and bar available. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm Fri., 6 pm-11 pm Sat.-Sun. listeningroomcafe.com Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row, 251-3020. Nashville’s premier live music club highlighting everything from local songwriters to national rock bands. mercylounge.com


Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., 458-8700. Built in 1892, this famous National Historic Landmark is a must-see. Take a self-guided tour, see the Johnny & June at the Ryman exhibit and have your picture taken on the Opry’s most famous stage. Backstage tours are also available, and you can record your own CD in the Ryman Recording Studio. Return at night for a premier concert event. 9 am-4 pm. ryman.com

Nashville Crossroads, 419 Broadway, 313-8012. The real deal in live music. Located in the heart of Honky Tonk Row and offering a dynamic mix of country, rock and blues. There’s never a cover charge, so come on down. What happens in Nashville starts at Crossroads. nashvillecrossroadsbar.com/ nashville_crossroads/index.php Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., 862-6390. Built in 1962, this centrally located downtown facility hosts a variety of concerts, family shows and trade shows. Everyone from rock icons to rodeo cowboys has performed in this 9,432-seat arena. See the website for an event schedule. 10 am-4:30 pm. nashvilleauditorium.com Nashville Visitor Center, 501 Broadway, 259-4747. Located in the glass tower of the Bridgestone Arena, this VIC also has a gift shop with a large selection of Nashville souvenirs. Nashville Visitor Information Centers offer discounted attraction tickets, special hotel rates, brochures, coupons and concierge assistance. 8 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Sat., 10 am5 pm Sun. shop.visitmusiccity.com The National Underground, 105 Broadway, Ste. 101, 255-5522. Offers a variety of live music, from country to rock ‘n’ roll. With the No. 1-rated burger in Nashville by the Nashville Scene, everything is made from scratch, from the Bloody Marys to the potato bun. The National Underground stands for great food, great music and good times. 10 am-12:30 am Mon.-Wed., 8 am-3 am Thu.-Sat., 8 am-12:30 am Sun. thenationalunderground.com Paradise Park Trailer Resort, 411 Broadway, 251-1515. Located on Lower Broadway, the bar is themed after a trailer park and features homemade burgers,

sandwiches and milkshakes. 10:30 am-4 am Mon.-Sun. paradiseparkonline.com Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – 5th and Church, 500 Church St., 770-2772. Founded in the ‘50s, we’ve updated a bit, added some recipes from our family and friends, and thrown in some live music, but it’s still Puckett’s Grocery – nothing too fancy, but everything good. It’s where the locals go for real food, real people and real fun. 7 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 7 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 7 am-4 pm Sun. puckettsgrocery.com

Advertising Partner, p. 41 Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar & Grill, 429 Broadway, 244-7477. Enjoy live country bands and great barbecue. 11 am-2 am daily. rippysbarandgrill.com Riverfront Tavern, 101 Church St., 252-4849. Not your typical Nashville bar. Hang out with friends or just put a cold one back. Come on by, join our mug club, have one of our 22 beers on tap, or enjoy some delicious food from our menu. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. riverfronttavern.com Roberts Western World, 416 B Broadway, 244-9552. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville in the historic Lower Broadway district. Nashville’s undisputed home of traditional country music. Come in for great food, drinks and music. 11 am-2:30 am daily. robertswesternworld.com Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. S., 843-4001. A faith-based teen entertainment center with all-ages venues, an indoor skate park and coffee bar. Venues are available to rent for private events. 3 pm-9 pm Mon., 3 pm-7:30 pm Tue., 7:30 pm9 pm Wed.-Thu., 3 pm-12 am Fri., 9 pm-12 am Sat., 1 pm-7 pm Sun. rocketown.com

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Pl., 687-6500. This performance venue is among the best acoustically in the world. Located in the SoBro district, the Schermerhorn completes a quadrangle of downtown entertainment venues and is home base for the internationally renowned Nashville Symphony. 8 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri. Most performances start at 8 pm. schermerhorncenter.com

Advertising Partner, p. 32 The Second Fiddle, 420 Broadway, 248-4818. Part of honky-tonk row and featuring memorabilia tracing the history of country music, walls that pay homage to the Grand Ole Opry and dozens of radios all tuned to WSM-AM 650. Join your rowdy friends for a taste of the real honky-tonk. 2 pm-3 am daily. thesecondfiddle.com

Advertising Partner, p. 24 The Silver Dollar Saloon, 110 Second Ave. N., 891-3468. A tribute to Nashville’s history, with detailed dark wood furnishings, copper inlaid accents, steamboat decor, spittoons, dim lights, ice-cold drinks and authentic live entertainment that will have you coming back for more. silverdollarsaloon.com The Stage on Broadway, 412 Broadway, 726-0504. Part of honky-tonk row and featuring a Western look with a musical soul. A large mural of Willie, Waylon, Hank, Johnny and Merle covers the wall. Unique guitars hang over the bar. Live music daily open to close. thestageonbroadway.com

Advertising Partner, p. 24 Swingin’ Doors Saloon, 111 Fourth Ave. S., 736-5050. The newest bar in downtown Nashville, right off of Broadway. This is the best place to find great live music, cold drinks and hot eats. Bring your group out to experience the only place in town where country is king! 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. swingindoorsnashville.com Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), 505 Deaderick St., 782-4000. Three theaters are

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Live music & Entertainment designed for events ranging from major musicals to corporate meetings to acoustic performances. TPAC is home to the HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC Series, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and TPAC Presents Concert Series. See website for showtimes. tpac.org

Advertising Partner, p. 38 Tequila Cowboy, 305 Broadway, 742-9078. A great place to bring friends and family for a night of all-American food in a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired atmosphere. 5 pm3 am Tue.-Thu., 11 am-3 am Fri.-Sat., closed Sun. tequilacowboy.com 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, 818 Third Ave. S., 259-9891. Offering food and live music seven nights a week. 11 pm2 am Mon.-Fri., 5 pm-2 am Sat.-Sun. 3rdandlindsley.com Tootsies Orchid Lounge, 422 Broadway, 726-0463. The cornerstone of honky-tonk row, Tootsies is an original. Willie Nelson got his first songwriting job after singing here. Mel Tillis, Patsy Cline and Kris Kristofferson were among early patrons. Today, guests enjoy the same spirit while listening to talented singers and songwriters. tootsies.net Troubadours Karaoke Bar, 423 B Broadway, Second Level, 742-1675. Located above The Wheel on lower Broadway and featuring live DJ music and karaoke. troubadourskaraoke.com War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., 782-4000. Located in a historic landmark across from the Sixth Avenue entrance to TPAC. The crescent-shaped stage, where several live albums have been recorded, contributes to the auditorium’s superb acoustics. wmarocks.com The Wheel, 421 Broadway, 742-1675. Broadway honky-tonk featuring live music daily. facebook.com/Thewheelnashville Whiskey Bent Saloon, 306 Broadway, 401-2580. Look no further for a great place to relax in Nashville! We are the place to be, and we always welcome bachelorette or business parties, as well as reunions. Featuring lively bands, specialty bourbons, no cover charge, ice-cold beer and extra-friendly service. whiskeybentsaloon.com Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Ave. N., 902-8200. This famous hotspot features three floors of fun. Hear the hottest bands, enjoy delicious dining with a full menu

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showcasing Southern and Southwestern taste sensations, and learn the latest dance steps on the largest dance floor in town. With five bars under one roof, it’s always a party at the Wildhorse. Club opens 4:30 pm Mon., 11 am ‘til your boots fall off Tue.-Sun. Restaurant opens 4:30 pm Mon., 11 am-10:05 pm Tue.-Sun., late-night menu available 10:05 pm to close Fri.-Sat. wildhorsesaloon.com

Germantown/ Jefferson Street Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St., 891-1781. Nashville’s newest locally owned and operated concert and event space. Originally built in the early 1900s, the building features modern amenities within a historic space that is rich with character and charm. marathonmusicworks.com Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., 880-2001. Restaurants, specialty shops, greenhouses and open-air stalls with fresh fruits, vegetables and plants. Open year round. Flea market open every weekend. 8 am-6 pm Mon.-Sun. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

Green Hills Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Rd., 383-1461. Share in Nashville’s music history at one of the city’s most famous venues, where many artists – from Garth Brooks to Taylor Swift – got their start. Intimate performances provide an insider’s view of Music City’s heroes behind the hits. Menu includes sandwiches, salads and featured hot entrees. 5 pm-12 am Tue.-Thu., 5:30 pm12 am Fri.-Mon. bluebirdcafe.com F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar, 2210 Crestmoor Rd., 269-5861. Fine American cuisine with a French influence using local ingredients. Live jazz in the lounge six nights a week with fabulous wine and beer. No cover charge. 5:30 pm-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 5:30 pm11 pm Fri.-Sat. fscotts.com

The Gulch Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theatre, 600 Ninth Ave. S., Corner of Gleaves, 902-9566. A comedic mystery play with live music and a served dinner. Each table becomes a team, and the first team to solve the crime wins a very dorky prize. Nashville’s only dinner theater downtown. Reservations required, free parking. B.Y.O.B. 7 pm or 1 pm. missjeannes.com

Sambuca, 601 12th Ave. S., 248-2888. Dine, drink and dance the night away at Nashville’s premier supper club, offering eclectic dining and live music nightly. Entrees include mozzarella and prosciutto beignets and pan-seared sea bass, just to name a few. 11 am-11:30 pm Mon.-Wed., 11 am-12 am Thu., 11 am-1 am Fri., 6 pm-1:30 am Sat., 6 pm-10 pm Sun. sambucarestaurant.com The Station Inn, 402 12th Ave. S., 255-3307. Come enjoy live bluegrass and roots music in a very casual and relaxed atmosphere. Cover charge every night except Sundays. Good pizza, hot dogs and nachos. Doors open at 7 pm and music at 9 pm. stationinn.com 12th & Porter, 114 12th Ave. N., 320-3754. Best place in Nashville for live music, 12th & Porter has hosted artists from Keith Urban to Jon Bon Jovi, was featured in the hit TV show Nashville and is one of the premier venues to check out new artists. Check website for showtimes. 12thandporterlive.com Two Old Hippies, 401 12th Ave. S., 254-7999. A leader in premium and vintage guitars. In addition to bohemian, hippie-chic men’s and women’s clothing, we carry a unique selection of jewelry, bags, gifts and more. Share in the peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll! 10 am-9 pm Mon.-Sat., 12 pm-6 pm Sun. twooldhippies.com Whiskey Kitchen, 118 12th Ave. S., 254-3029. Located in Nashville’s hip Gulch neighborhood, this tavernchic spot serves up gourmet pub fare and an extensive spirits menu in a stylish, lively environment. 11 am2 am Mon.-Sun. mstreetnashville.com

Metro Center/ North Nashville The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4215 Whites Creek Pk., 727-0304. An outdoor music venue that can accommodate 4,500 guests. Featuring a cozy wooded setting, the natural amphitheater space of the Whites Creek valley will be the must-see (and must-hear) venue in the Greater Nashville area. woodsamphitheater.com

Music Row/Demonbreun Red Rooster Bar & Music Hall, 1530 Demonbreun St., 457-2781. A polished and casual restaurant and bar serving lunch,


dinner and late-night. We offer live music, private parties and events, and lots of fun! 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. nashvillerooster.com Tin Roof Nashville, 1516 Demonbreun St., 313-7103. Located at famous Music Row. Customers love the laid-back atmosphere and live entertainment – not to mention the made-from-scratch food served by the friendly and eclectic staff. 11 am-3 am Mon.-Fri., 12 pm-3 am Sat., closed Sun. tinroofbars.com/Home/Nashville

Opryland/Music Valley Dave & Buster’s, Opry Mills Mall, 540 Opry Mills Dr., 970-3800. Eat, drink and play! We offer American food choices, signature cocktails and loads of game play. Choose from billiards, cosmic bowling or the Million Dollar Midway, which features more than 170 interactive game stations. 11 am-12 am Sun.-Thu., 11 am-1 am Fri.-Sat. daveandbusters.com Findley’s Irish Pub at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. Irish-style music nightly to accompany the fine collection of whiskeys and scotches, and of course, pints of Guinness, Harp, Bass Pale Ale and Hard Core Cider, as well as fish and chips and bangers and mash. 11 am-12 am Mon.-Sun. gaylordopryland.com Fuse Sports Club at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. When it comes to sports, mouth-watering food and an unparalleled experience, we provide the perfect environment. With 100 high-definition TVs, Fuse is the sports lover’s dream. 11 am-12 am Mon.-Sun. gaylordopryland.com General Jackson Showboat, 2812 Opryland Dr., 458-3900. Evening cruises, which include an elegant three-course dinner and a fabulous stage production, and midday cruises, which offer one of Nashville’s only daytime country music shows and a delicious lunch buffet, on the scenic Cumberland River. Midday boards 11:15 am, departs noon, returns 2:30 pm; evening boards 6:15 pm, departs 7 pm, returns 10 pm. generaljackson.com Grand Ole Opry, 2804 Opryland Dr., (800) SEE-OPRY. The show that made country music famous. Country’s best – including new stars, superstars and legends of

the genre – share the stage several times each week. Opry members include giants in country music, such as Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, to name just a few. Check the website for show schedule. opry.com

Advertising Partner, p. 30 Ivories Lounge at Holiday Inn Briley Parkway/Opryland, 2200 Elm Hill Pk., 883-9770. After a busy day of work or play, stop by to grab a drink or some dinner and hear some great local live music while in Music City. Live music six nights a week. hinashville.com Jack Daniel’s at Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., 458-6848. Offering a true Tennessee dining experience with hand-crafted Southern specialties featuring local Tennessee products, including smooth Tennessee sippin’ whiskey, and live bluegrass music. 4:30 pm-1 am Mon.-Sun. gaylordopryland.com John A’s, 2421 Music Valley Dr., 885-1540. A place where Opry stars and struggling musicians alike can go to unwind in a laid-back atmosphere that resonates with the Nashville sound. 3 pm-12 am Sun.-Thu., 3 pm-1 am Fri., 11 am-1 am Sat. johnasrestaurant.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, 2416 Music Valley Dr., Ste. 139, 885-4747. Dine with the stars! Enjoy a full Southern buffet with all the trimmings and a 90-minute country music variety show. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams to Patsy Cline. Doors open at 5:30 pm for dinner, show begins at 6:30 pm. nashvillenightlife.com

Advertising Partner, p. 35 Nashville Palace, 2611 McGavock Pk., 889-1540. Enjoy dinner where Nashville country music superstars Randy Travis and Ricky Van Shelton got started. Located across from Gaylord Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry, you never know who you’ll see when you visit the world-famous Nashville Palace. 4 pm-11:30 pm Mon.-Sun. nashvillepalace.net

and experience the music, food and fun. 11 am-10:30 pm Sun.-Thu., 11 am-11:30 pm Fri.-Sat. opry.com/backstagegrill Scoreboard Bar & Grill, 2408 Music Valley Dr., 883-3866. A restaurant and bar with open-air seating and a sports focus. 11 am-2:45 am Mon.-Sun. scoreboardbar.net

Advertising Partner, p. 35 A Tribute to the KING: Thru the Years 1953-1977, Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Dr., 758-0098, (866) 811-2502. This high-energy, live musical biography starring John Beardsley transports the audience through six eras of The King’s career. With more than 30 songs and five costumes, this show thrills audiences of all ages. 6:30 pm seating, 7 pm show Mon. and Thu. only, March-Oct. Box office opens 10 am day of show. thenashvilleking.com

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West End/Vanderbilt/ Midtown BBQ Beach, 2010 Scarritt Pl., 321-2270. Boat drinks, beer and barbecue. 11 am-11 pm Mon.-Sun. bbqbeach.com Benchmark Sports Bar & Grill Midtown, 204 21st Ave. S., 499-4336. Located in Midtown, this live music and sports-watching destination features an upscale menu created by Chef Liz Johnson, a complete lunch, dinner and bar menu, homemade cocktails, local brews and the famous Nashville Bushwacker. When the sun goes down, Benchmark always turns into a high-energy live music venue on the first floor and a DJ upstairs playing all your favorite music. 4 pm-12 am Sun.-Thu., 4 pm-3 am Fri.-Sat. benchmarknashville.com

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Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., 322-7658. Serves as the focal point within Vanderbilt University for the study of music as a human endeavor and as a performing art. The school addresses music through a broad array of academic, pedagogical and performing activities. blair.vanderbilt.edu

Opry Backstage Grill, 2401 Music Valley Dr., 231-8854. The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine. Visit for lunch or dinner, or come by after the show

Centennial Park, 2600 West End Ave., 862-8400. Featuring the iconic Parthenon, walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, sunken garden, a band shell,

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Live music & Entertainment an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, two dog parks and an exercise trail. nashville.gov/parks/ locations/centennial/index.asp Commodore Sports Bar & Grille, Holiday Inn Select, 2613 West End Ave., 327-4707. Entertainment Tuesday through Friday nights. Sporting events on all 21 televisions. Appetizers and dinner entrees served seven days a week. 6 am-10 am and 5 pm-11 pm Mon.-Fri., 7 am-11 am and 5 pm-11 pm Sat.-Sun. holidayinnnashville.com/commodore-grille.htm Jed’s Sport’s Bar & Grille, 114 28th Ave. N., 320-4399. Welcome to Nashville’s biggest and best sports bar. We have good food, cold beer and a friendly, attentive staff. Please stop in for a beer and tell us which of our food items we should call famous. 11 am2 am Mon.-Sun. jedsnashville.com Losers Bar & Grill, 1911 Division St., 327-3115. This life ain’t for everybody! 11 am-3 am Mon.-Sun. facebook.com/losers.nashville Maggiano’s Little Italy, 3106 West End Ave., 514-0270. There is an old Italian proverb that says, “At the table, no one grows old.” And so it is at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Time stands still when you share delicious food and good times with family and friends. 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am-11 pm Fri.-Sat., 11:30 am-9 pm Sun. maggianos.com The Patterson House, 1711 Division St., 636-7724. Located in a historic former residence at the corner of 17th Avenue South and Division Street and offering a vibe and drink menu that suggests a throwback to the pre-Prohibition era when tempting cocktails and stimulating conversation highlighted a cosmopolitan American nightlife. thepattersonnashville.com

West Nashville Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, 646-9977, (800) 282-2276. Nashville’s oldest professional theater has been offering the most unique dining and entertainment experience for 40 years. Enjoy a Southern-style buffet and visit our theater-in-the-round with its “magic stage” that descends from the ceiling. Box office 9 am8 pm, dinner 6 pm-7:30 pm, show 8 pm Tue.-Sat. dinnertheatre.com The Loveless Barn, 8400 Hwy. 100, 724-7991. Nashville’s most versatile event venue.

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Sitting back behind the world-famous historic Loveless Cafe, the Loveless Barn looks right at home, poised and ready to welcome your guests to your next big event. lovelessbarn.com Whitfield’s Restaurant & Bar, 106 Harding Pl., 356-5450. Offering seasonal culinary creations and an extensive wine list. 5 pm11 pm Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. hardinghousebellemeade.com

Outside Davidson County Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Rd., Arrington, 395-0102. Located only 25 minutes south of

Nashville, Tennessee’s premier winery offers breathtaking views and outstanding wines for tasting. 11 am-8 pm Mon.-Thu., 11 am9 pm Fri.-Sat., 12 pm-6 pm Sun. arringtonvineyards.com Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – Historic Downtown Franklin, 120 Fourth Ave. S., Franklin, 794-5527. Founded in the ‘50s, we’ve updated a bit, but it’s still Puckett’s Grocery – nothing too fancy, but everything good. It’s where the locals go for real food, real people and real fun. 7 am-3 pm Mon., 7 am-9 pm Tue.-Sat., 7 am-7 pm Sun. puckettsgrocery.com

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he nine dancing figures that make up Musica are a tribute to the importance of music to the Nashville community. The statue, constructed by Nashville-based artist Alan LeQuire, is located at the intersection of Division Street and 16th Avenue South, a significant spot in the heart of Music Row. LeQuire is also well known for the 42-foot Athena Parthenos, in Nashville’s Parthenon, which is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world, as well as many other works of art.


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visitor resources

Community Resources Clarksville Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 25 Jefferson St., Ste. 300, Clarksville, (931) 647-2331, clarksvillecvb.com Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St., #100, 743-3000, nashvillechamber.com Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 40541, 216-5737, nashvillehispanicchamber.com Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, 4121 Clarksville Pk., Ste. 8, 876-9634, nashvilleblackchamber.org Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 259-4747, (800) 657-6910, visitmusiccity.com

Advertising Partner, p. 22, 62 and 96 Nashville Downtown Partnership, 150 Fourth Ave. N., Ste. G-150, 743-3090, nashvilledowntown.com Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 330971, 507-5185, nashvilleglbtchamber.org Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2310 Nashville Pk., Gallatin, 230-8474, sumnercvb.com

Advertising Partner, p. 36 Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Wm. Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., 25th Fl., 741-2159, tnvacation.com Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 400 Main St., Ste. 200, Franklin, 791-7554, visitwilliamson.com

Advertising Partner, p. 41 Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 233 E. Gay St., Lebanon, 453-9655, visitwilsoncounty.com

The Bank of Nashville, 401 Church St., 271-2000, bankofnashville.com FedEx Office – Broadway, 212 Broadway, 244-1000, fedexoffice.com FedEx Office – West End, 2308 West End Ave., 327-2120, fedexoffice.com Fifth Third Bank, 424 Church St., Ste. 700, 687-3115, 53.com Regions Bank, 315 Deaderick St., Sixth Fl., 736-6705, regions.com SunTrust Banks, Inc., 401 Commerce St., 748-4967, suntrust.com United States Post Office, 16 Arcade, (800) ASK-USPS, usps.com

Health-Care Services

Nashville Business Journal, 248-2222, nashvillebusinessjournal.com Nashville Lifestyles, 259-3636, nashvillelifestyles.com Southern Living, (800) 272-4101, southernliving.com The Tennessean, 259-8031, tennessean.com WKRN-TV, 369-7222, wkrn.com

Nonprofit Resources Center for Nonprofit Management, 37 Peabody St., Ste. 201, 259-0100, cnm.org Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, 2950 Kraft Dr., Ste. 100, 254-4663, habitatnashville.org

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3rd and Church Healthcare, 301 Church St., 255-7902, thridandchurchhealthcare.com

Financial & Business Services

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, 331 Great Circle Rd., 329-3491, secondharvestmidtn.org

Media & Publications

Residential Services

Advance Financial, 1901 Church St., 341-5900, af247.com Avenue Bank, 111 10th Ave. S., Ste. 400, 252-2265, avenuenashville.com

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American Songwriter, 321-6096, americansongwriter.com Getaway Media, 293-1681, planmygetaway.com Key Magazine, 354-9370, nashvillekey.com

The Cumberland Apartments, 555 Church St., 248-8555, thecumberlandapartments.com Del Webb Lake Providence, 1100 Del Webb Blvd., Mt. Juliet, 758-4614, delwebb.com


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