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Greater Nashville

the nashville visitors guide

April 2013

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The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust

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PINK MARTINI These eclectic musical travelers join the Nashville Symphony for a sensational night of cabaret, jazz and classic songs.

UNDER THE SEA Featuring music of the sea, including songs from The Little Mermaid and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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An amazing showman! You’ve never heard the Schermerhorn’s awe-inspiring pipe organ played like this before!

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MOZART’S PIANO MASTERPIECE Nashville Symphony performs Mozart’s Ninth Piano Concerto and takes a trip around the globe to Hungary, Mexico and Argentina.

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THIS MONTH’S FEATURE: Daily – Tours of the Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North. A must see for anyone visiting Nashville, this National Historic Landmark is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. Enjoy the two Grand Ole Opry exhibits, The Legacy of Minnie Pearl and Johnnie and June at the Ryman and see what Dolly Parton and Hank Williams wore during the years country and bluegrass music were shaped on the famous stage; see video and rare photos; listen to an audio tour and have your picture taken on the stage. The guided backstage tour takes you through dressing rooms dedicated to the stars of the Ryman's rich musical past including Minnie Pearl and Hank Williams. These same dressing rooms are used by all the biggest stars performing today from Brad Paisley to Bruce Springsteen. Be sure to visit the Hatch Show Gallery and the Gift Shop. The self-guided tour is $14 for adults and $9 for children ages 4-11. The backstage tour is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 4-11.

Mondays and Thursdays – A Tribute to the KING: 1953-1977 The legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to the King in Music City, where he recorded over 300 songs. This high-energy, live musical biography starring John Beardsley features all six eras of the King's career, including over 30 songs and five costume changes, and has thrilled audiences of all ages from New York to Russia. “A great show, very authentic! I look forward to seeing it again!” raved DJ Fontana, Elvis’s longtime drummer. Audiences continue to give standing ovations at every show and they walk away excited and entertained. A must-see show while in Nashville; come see why. To order tickets and for information, show dates and times, call (615) 758-0098 or see thenashvilleking.com.

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in March. Since 1925, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. While performances from both legendary entertainers and the latest country music acts are the norm, when you go to the Opry, you’ll also enjoy bluegrass bands, comedy, and more. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Diamond Rio, Alabama, Blackberry Smoke, Shooter Jennings, Del

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McCoury Band, Montgomery Gentry, Mel Tillis and more. For Opry tickets and information visit opry. com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Thursdays – Opry Country Classics Emanating from the Ryman Auditorium during the spring and fall seasons, Opry Country Classics features performances of the country music the world knows best performed by legends of the genre as well as the rising stars the legends have influenced. For tickets and information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Through June – Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S. Using costumes, personal memorabilia, vintage photographs, correspondence, career-spanning audio and video and more, this exhibit explores the life and impact of one of country music's legendary female artists. The centerpiece is a moving film that includes new interviews with Country Music Hall of Fame members Harold Bradley, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson and the Jordanaires' Ray Walker; archival performance footage; and audio clips from Owen Bradley's original recordings. For the first time, hear Cline's spine-tingling vocals, isolated without instrumental accompaniment on Crazy, Sweet Dreams and other classics. Free with admission to the museum. For more information, call (615) 416-2001 or see countrymusichalloffame.org.

April 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 23 – Nashville Predators Home Games Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. The Predators play games at home April 2 vs. the Colorado Avalanche, April 4 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets, April 6 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, April 9 vs. the St. Louis Blues, April 12 vs. the Dallas Stars, April 14 ­3


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vs. the Detroit Red Wings, April 15 vs. the Vancouver Canucks and April 23 vs. the Calgary Flames. All games begin at 7:00p.m. For single game tickets, call ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or go to ticketmaster.com. You may also purchase tickets at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, open 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m., Monday - Saturday. For more information, see the team site at predators.nhl.com.

April 2-6 – Nashville Fashion Week Various locations. Nashville Fashion Week is a citywide celebration of the city's thriving fashion community and its vast array of creative talent – featuring local, regional and national design talent in fashion events and shows. Designers featured in 2013 include Abi Ferrin, Leona, Lagi Nadeau, Red Doll, Sand, Pink Elephant Designs, Tuft and others. Hours are 7:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. Tuesday; 9:00a.m. - 11:00p.m. Wednesday; 11:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. Thursday; 7:30p.m. - 12:00a.m., Friday and 7:00.m. - 12:00a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $350 for an All Access Pass; $50 for a Tuesday ticket (Opening Night Party included); $50 for a Wednesday ticket; $100 for a Thursday ticket (post-fashion show Tea Luncheon at blvd. included); $75 Friday ticket; $125 Friday ticket including Pop-Up Dinner; $40 for Pop Up Dinner for All Access Pass ticket holders; $75 VIP

Saturday Ticket (includes access to all VIP areas and Closing Night Party); $25 Saturday Main Floor ticket (includes access to Closing Night Party). Tickets are available from nashvillefashionweek.com.

April 6 – 109th Fairgrounds Speedway Opening Race Night Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Ave. This is the inaugural race of The Southern Super Series, a 16 race tour, hosted by five different tracks across the South. The Historic Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville will host the Opening Race, which will include races for Pro-Late Model (100 laps), Limited Late Model (40 laps), Sportsman (35 laps), Super Street (30 laps), Open Wheel (35 laps), Frontrunners (20 laps), Legends (25 laps), Dwarf (20 laps) and Pure Stock (20 laps) Divisions. Gates open at 3:00p.m., and the event lasts until approximately 10:30p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; $12 for senior and children ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and under. Pit Passes are $30. Call (615) 254-1986 for more information or see fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com.

April 18-21 – 27th Southern Women's Show Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St.

Encounter, experience, explore... history at Andrew Jackson’s presidential home.

From mansion to slave cabin—and throughout 1120 acres of “much more” at the home of America’s seventh president—you’ll be face-to-face with the times, the challenges, and the contradictions, that shaped our young nation. Yesterday is always present at The Hermitage. One of America’s premier National Historic Landmarks, just 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville, TN.

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More than 500 exhibits and events include fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, beauty tips, health screenings, decorating ideas, personal growth opportunities, boutiques, jewelers and travel destinations for a perfect one-stop shop for busy women. Celebrity attendees include Sean Lowe from The Bachelor; Deidre Hall from Days of Our Lives; Miss Cheap; Miss United States; Kayne Gillaspie, from Project Runway; Danielle Knox from The Balancing Act and many others . Hours are 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m. Thursday; 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Friday; 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m., Saturday and 11:00a.m.6:00p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 for adults (in advance) and $10 at the door, $5 for children ages 6-12 at door, and free for children under 6 with a paying adult. See southernshows.com/wna for more details and tickets, or call 1(800) 849-0248 Ext 129.

April 19 – 2013 Rites of Spring Music Festival Vanderbilt Alumni Lawn, 2201 West End Ave. Begun in 1971 as a Vanderbilt community outreach program, The Rites of Spring Festival is a wildly popular celebration of music and warm weather.

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This year's artist lineup includes NEEDTOBREATHE, Rusko, Miguel, Mat Kearney, Baauer, Delta Spirit, Juvenile, The Apache Relay and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Gates open both days at 4:00p.m. Single Day Tickets are $40; General Public Weekend Passes purchased in advance are $50 and General Public Weekend Passes purchased the week of the show are $60. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling 1(800)745-3000 or at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. For general ticket information, call (615) 322-2425. No refunds will be given due to weather or band cancellations.

April 20 – 12th Annual Nashville Earth Day Centennial Park, 2598 West End Ave. With nearly a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, Earth Day will offer hands-on activities for all ages and help the city move toward Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast. Admission is free, the hours are 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. and Bill Swayze, Elizabeth Cook and Mike Farris and The Roseland Rhythm Revue will perform on the Main Stage.

615-871-OPRY • OPRY.COM


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Enjoy our genuine take on fresh Souther n favorites , set to a relaxing backdrop of live music. Great Food. Great music. Two Twenty • Two Grill. Located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Open for lunch: Monday - Saturday • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

222 5th Ave. South • Downtown Nashville • 615.291.6759 Country Music Hall of Fame.org • Follow Us: countrymusichof For lunch menu and parking information, visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org/dining.

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Guests on April 21 at 7:30p.m.; Opry Country Classics on April 25 at 7:00p.m.; Band of Horses on April 27 at 8:00p.m. (this show is sold out); Band of Horses on April 28 at 8:00p.m. and Little Big Town with Kacey Musgraves on April 30 at 7:30p.m. (this show is sold out). Buy tickets from any Ticketmaster location, the Ryman box office or online at ticketmaster.com or ryman.com. Call (615) 458-8700.

April at the Wildhorse Saloon

April at the Nashville Symphony Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place. Packages may be purchased from the Patron Services hotline at (615) 687-6401. This month's concerts are: Pink Martini on April 4 at 7:00p.m. and April 5-6 at 8:00p.m.; Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Nashville Symphony and special guest Esperanza Spalding on April 12 at 8:00p.m.; The Ann and Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Children's Series Under the Sea on April 13 at 11:00a.m.; Organ Recital with Cameron Carpenter on April 14 at 2:00p.m.; Suntrust Classical Series Mozart's Piano Masterpiece on April 18 at 7:00p.m. and April 19-20 at 8:00p.m. Sarah Silverman on April 23 at 7:30p.m. and B.B. King on April 25 at 8:00p.m. For tickets, call the box office at (615) 687-6400 between 10:00a.m. and 6:00p.m. Monday - Friday or 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. Saturday, or go to the website at nashvillesymphony.org.

April At The Ryman Auditorium The historic Ryman Auditorium is located downtown at 116 Fifth Avenue North and has been named Pollstar's Concert Industry Theatre of the Year three times, most recently in 2011, and was voted 2009 Venue of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Concerts this month at the Mother Church of Country Music are Opry Country Classics on April 4 at 7:00p.m.; Vince Gill and Friends on April 9 at 7:30p.m.; Opry Country Classics on April 11 at 7:00p.m.; Dwight Yoakam with The Lone Bellow on April 12 and April 13 at 8:00p.m. (these shows are sold out); The Temptations and The Four Tops on April 14 at 7:30p.m.; Gary Allan with Kristen Kelly on April 17 at 7:30p.m. (this show is sold out); Opry Country Classics on April 18 at 7:00p.m.; Gary Allan with Will Hoge on April 19 at 8:00p.m. (this show is sold out); The Black Crowes Electric Show on April 20 at 7:30p.m. (this show is sold out); The Black Crowes Acoustic Performance with Special ­8

Located on historic 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Wildhorse offers three floors of fun with five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week. On April 30, Premiere Radio Networks personalities Big D and Bubba host the preliminary auditions for the 5th Annual Battle for the Saddle, a musical event designed to find the best unsigned band through a series of challenges in a talentbased competition. Doors open at 11:00a.m. Call (615) 902-8211 or go to ticketmaster.com or wildhorsesaloon.com for tickets.

April 1-14 - Baby Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike. Three couples on a university campus deal with the roller coaster emotions that accompany their different pregnancies: college students who are barely adults; thirtysomethings having trouble conceiving but determined to try and middle-aged parents looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when they learn they will be doing it all over again. Performances are at 8:00p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:00p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For tickets, go to streettheatrecompany.org or ticketsnashville.com or call (615) 554-7414 and leave a message. Your call will be returned in 24 hours.

April 4 – C!RCA Student Life Center Ballroom, Vanderbilt University, Garland Ave. C!RCA is an Australian import, a vision of a contemporary circus, where extreme movement, light, sound and staging coalesce into a story of the body at its extremes. Acrobatics, sensuality and exertion meld into a portrayal of emotional physicality. The performance begins at 8:00p.m. For information, call (615) 322-4230 or see vanderbilt. edu/greatperformances. Tickets are $30 - $40 with various discounts for Vanderbilt students and staff, seniors and groups.

April 4-14 – Next to Normal Shamblin Theatre, Lipscomb University, 3901


Granny White Pike. The Broadway production of this rock musical won several Tony Awards® in 2009 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, and is about a family dealing with the mother's worsening bipolar disorder, and the lengths the parents will go to keep their world intact. Performances are 7:30p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 3:00p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and are available by calling (615) 332-7529 or going to circleplayers.net.

April 7 – Sinbad James K. Polk Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by shining a comic light on the foibles of every day life. He is also well known for his movie appearances in Houseguest and Jingle All the Way, as well as his starring role in the TV show It's A Different World. The performance begins at 8:00p.m. Tickets are $37.50 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

April 11 and 13 – The Magic Flute Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Nashville Opera and Nashville Symphony present one of Mozart's most entertaining operas, which blends myth, enchantment and the fight between good and evil to deliver a final message that love conquers all. Sung in German with English projections, and spoken dialogue in English. Performances are Thursday at 7:00p.m. and Saturday at 8:00p.m. Tickets are $21.50 -$92.50 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac. org.

April 11-27 – Gypsy The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike. Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's critically-acclaimed musical was based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, which focuses on her mother, Rose, described as the "ultimate stage mother." Many songs from the 1959 Broadway hit are now standards, including Everything's Coming Up Roses, Some People, Let Me Entertain You and Rose's Turn. Performances are Thursday - Saturday 9


at 7:00p.m. and Sunday at 2:00p.m. and include a three course meal starting at 6:00p.m. for evening shows and 1:00p.m. for Sunday matinées. Tickets are $27 for adults for dinner and a show; $22 show only; $18 for children or $13 for children for show only.

April 11 - May 19 – Go, Dog, Go! Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St. Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz's adaptation of one of the best-loved books for small children, P.D. Eastman's Go, Dog. Go!, is back by popular demand in an all-new production. Join Red Dog, Blue Dog, Yellow Dog and Green Dog as they bark, scoot, scratch, drive, and howl at the moon. Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00p.m., with an open-captioned performance on May 18. Tickets are $19 for adults; $12 for children or students with valid IDs or seniors over 65; $11 for groups of 10 or more and Thursday night previews are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are available from the Box Office at (615) 252-4675 or online at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

April 18 – An Evening With Weird Al Yankovic Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. This is the tour for the Alpocalypse album, the multiple-Grammy Award® winning artist's 13th studio album: a collection of his greatest hits. The performance begins at 8:00p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Tickets are $29 -$49 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 7824040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org.

April 18 - May 4 – The Columnist James K. Polk Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Tennessee Repertory Theater presents the regional premiere of David Auburn's play about the man who was one of the most powerful journalists in the country during the Cold War. As the country and the world moved into a time of changes, the intense political drama Alsop was embroiled in became deeply personal as well. Performances begins at 6:30p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30p.m. on Friday and 2:30p.m. and

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7:30p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $47.50 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 7824040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

April 19-20 – Rock of Ages Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Take a trip in the WayBack Machine to the 1980s to watch a rock star and small town girl fall in love, while listening to the songs of that era. 28 80s hits including Wanted Dead or Alive, Don't Stop Believin', We Built This City, Here I Go Again, Can't Fight This Feeling and I Want to Know What Love Is will bring you to your feet, dancing to the party tunes of the 80s. Performances are 8:00p.m. Friday and 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. on Saturday. Available tickets are $35 -$60 plus processing fees, and may be purchased by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org.

April 19 - May 4 – Floyd Collins Boiler Room Theatre, The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Bldg 6. This haunting musical tells the transcendent, but ultimately horrific, tale of a true American dreamer. In 1925, while chasing a dream of fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped underground. Alone but

for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and ultimately his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. Performances are 8:00p.m. Tuesday and Thursday - Saturday, and 2:00p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors over 60 and students; $21 for children ages 12 and under or $25 for adults; $23 for seniors and students and $19 for children 12 and under for Sunday matinées. Prices are $17 on Thrifty Thursdays and $27 for two or $13.50 for one on Two-for-Tuesdays. For more information and tickets, call (615) 794-7744 or see the website at boilerroomtheatre.com. Box office hours are 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

April 26-28 – Romeo and Juliet Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Nashville Ballet's Artistic Director Paul Vasterling has choreographed the story of the "star-crossed lovers" with action-packed fight scenes, physical movement, lush settings and period costuming to explore love, revenge, fate and the power of passion. Performances are 7:30p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $35 -$82 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org or nashvilleballet.com.

Blair School of Music Concert Series April 7 at 6:45 p.m. in Ingram Hall Blair Percussion VORTEX presents the Southeastern U.S. premiere of George Antheil's restored Ballet Mécanique. Robotics display in lobby at 6:45 p.m., concert at 8:00p.m. April 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Pianist Sergei Kvitko presents a dynamic and dramatic program titled Of Lands and People Far Away.

information: blair.vanderbilt.edu

April 18 at 8:00pm in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Pianists Amy Dorfman and Mark Wait perform an intimate program of four-hand piano music. April 20 at 8:00pm in Ingram Hall The annual Appalachian Celebration is always a rollicking good time, featuring top-level folk and bluegrass musicians.

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shopping and services

THE CAT SHOPPE 2824 Bransford Ave. in Berry Hill. Unique toys, the world's strongest catnip cigars, handmade dragonfly toys, locally made cat scratching posts (recommended by feline behaviorist). For cat lovers: jewelry, statues, Laurel Burch purses, ceramics, books and frames. And don't forget to visit the rescued cats awaiting adoption. Open Monday - Saturday 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 4:00p.m. Call 297-PURR (7877).

COTTON-EYED JOE Located on the corner of Second Ave. and Broadway in the District, Nashville’s easy-to-find tourist hot spot. Main floor, street level: you are surrounded by a vast selection of gifts, souvenirs, t-shirts, jewelry and novelties at low prices. Upstairs: The Bargain Attic Area has close-out souvenirs, gifts, jewelry and t-shirts priced from 50% off original price. Upstairs and to the left: the Gift Gallery section, with new and unusual home decor and gift items. Tour buses welcome. Call 726-3302 for more information.

THE DOG STORE 2824 Bransford Ave. in Berry Hill. A large selection of gifts for people in your favorite breed: mugs, frames, statues, and books. And for the special dog in your life, all natural treats, leather collars, bowls, toys and food. Open Monday - Saturday 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 4:00p.m. Call 279-WAGS (9247).

Gas Lamp Antique Mall 100 Powell Place, across from 100 Oaks Mall. Voted "Nashville's Best Antique Mall" for the past six years in the Nashville Scene's Best of Nashville poll, Gas Lamp Antique Mall houses 160 dealers in 25,000 square feet of space, and is open seven days a week. Antique, retro and vintage furniture and home accessories are all featured. Call (615) 297-2224 or go to the website at gaslampantiques.com.

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OPRY MILLS MALL Tennessee’s largest outlet and value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination with more than 200 stores, including several first-in-market name-brand additions. Opry Mills’ impressive roster of designer outlet stores include: Coach Factory Store, Coach Mens Factory, G by GUESS, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Vera Bradley and more. Other popular value retailers include Bed Bath & Beyond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Disney Store Outlet, LEGO, RCC Western Wear and Under Armour Factory House. Opry Mills is home to a variety of family dining and entertainment venues: Aquarium Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Claim Jumper and Dave & Buster’s. And in true Nashville fashion, live performances and musical entertainment are regularly provided on Opry Mills’ Entertainment Stage.

Opry Originals Located in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famous “Lower Broadway” area known around the world for its honky tonks and one-of-a-kind authentic country music attractions, Opry Originals brings together the iconic roots of the Grand Ole Opry and country music’s contemporary culture for a shopping experience like no other. Located at 300 Broadway (Broadway at 3rd Avenue).

the opry shop Enjoy the Grand Ole Opry experience anytime 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. Open seven days a week..

WOODCUTS gallery AND FRAMing 1613 Jefferson St., (615) 321-5357 telephone and (615) 3212134 fax. Offering hundreds of open and limited edition prints, serigraphs, original pieces, framed art, cards, figurines, and fast custom framing. See www.woodcutsfineart. com for more information.

Featuring a huge selection of current and out-of-print DVDs, CDs, video games, comic books, records, CCG and role-playing items, posters, books, memorabilia and more. Low, low prices! Two locations: Superstore in West Nashville at 5400 Charlotte Ave. (which includes our outlet store, The Great Escape 1/2-Price-Or-Less Store), 3852116; and near Opry Mills at 111-B Gallatin Rd. N. at Old Hickory Boulevard, 865-8052. Open 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m., Monday - Saturday and 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m., Sunday. Need cash? The Great Escape also buys!

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KATY K RANCH DRESSING Come to 2407 12th Avenue for the best selection of Western, retro and new clothing, as well as unique gift items and accessories. Open seven days a week. Call 2974242 or log in at katyk.com.

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dining AQUARIUM Aquarium offers sensational seafood in a unique setting – guests dine around a 200,000 gallon tank featuring more than 100 species of colorful tropical fish including sharks and stingrays. Menu selections range from burgers to seafood platters. After your meal, visit the Treasure Chest Gift Shop. You can also make Aquarium part of your next field trip, birthday party or special event. Reservations are recommended at any time. Call 514-FISH, visit aquariumrestaurants.com or become a fan on Facebook.

CANTINA LAREDO The Gulch, 592 12th Avenue South. Delicious margaritas, top shelf guacamole made at the table, and authentic Mexican food prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients make this restaurant in the Gulch a great destination for week day dinners or special events. For more information call (615) 259-9282 or see cantinalaredo.com.

CLAIM JUMPER Opening Spring 2012 in Opry Mills, Claim Jumper is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering with friends and family. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a vast selection of freshly prepared items including fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, freshly baked pot pie, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and our famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake. Or relax in the saloon to enjoy cocktails and Claim Jumper’s own craft beers. See website at claimjumper.com.

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater Nashville's premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show, with songs made famous by legendary artists and today's superstars. Many guest stars appear such as Opry Star Jeannie Seely, "The Fiddle Man" Tim Watson, Diana Murrell and others. The Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30p.m. and show time is 6:30p.m. Dinner and show is $39.95, show only is $26. Located at 2416 Music Valley Dr., Music Valley Village, across from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry. Call (615) 885-4747 for information and reservations or go to nashvillenightlife.com. Tour groups are welcome.

Opry Backstage Grill The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as after the show. Now open across from the Gaylord Opryland Resort at the Inn at Opryland. Visit oprybackstagegrill.com for more information.

RAINFOREST CAFÉ This unique dining concept located in Opry Mills is an adventure through a realistic indoor rainforest with lush foliage, cascading waterfalls and giant aquariums. The menu has Mexican, Italian, Cajun and Caribbean flavors, and ranges from exotic to traditional. The children’s menu will please your little “wild ones”. Don’t forget to stop by the 14

Retail Village for a wide selection of unique souvenirs! Call 514-3000. www.rainforestcafe.com.

SITAR 116 21st. Avenue North, just off West End Avenue. Voted Nashville’s Best Indian Restaurant since 1995. Great food and service, moderately priced. Catering any size party. Also in Knoxville. Takes major credit cards. (615) 321-8889.

the smiling elephant 2213 8th Ave. S., (615) 891-4488. A gem of a Thai restaurant regaled by the locals. The specialty of the house is Pad Thai. All dishes use the freshest ingredients. Come to enjoy exquisite food and the gentle spirit that you feel upon entering. Open lunch and dinner, Monday - Friday. Open for dinner Saturday. See thesmilingelephant.com

Two Twenty • Two Grill and Catering

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S. Serving Southern comfort food with a twist, made from fresh, mostly local foods. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, both with great views of downtown. Open Monday - Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 2:30p.m. Two Twenty • Two 2Go offers soups, salads, sandwiches, bakery items and beverages seven days a week from 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. The 2Go bar accepts orders by phone and fax. Call (615) 2916759 or fax (615) 291-6761.

WILDHORSE SALOON Located on 2nd Ave., downtown. The Wildhorse offers three floors of action packed fun, five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week and is the place to hear the hottest bands and learn the latest dance steps, with complimentary dance lessons nightly. Open for lunch every day except Monday. Open for dinner nightly. Try the award-winning barbecue and world famous fried pickles. For current concert information call (615) 902-8211. Hours subject to change due to private events. www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

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Through June 23 – Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection

Through May 19 – Camille Utterback: Tracing Time/Marking Movement Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway. Internationally acclaimed artist Camille Utterback uses her own software programming to link human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous interactive pieces. This exhibition presents four interactive digital installations, including the landmark work Text Rain (1999), created in collaboration with the Israeli artist Romy Achituv. In this work, letters, words, and phrases from Evan Zimroth’s poem Talk, You cascade onto the projected image of the viewer. Open 10:00a.m. - 5:30p.m. Monday

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway. Assembled from the John Bourne collection of art of the ancient Americas at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, this exhibition features 125 artworks from Mexico to Peru. Organized thematically by culture, the artworks present more than 2,500 years of creativity in Mesoamerica, Central America and Andean South America from 1200 BCE to 1520 CE. The exhibition features artworks that display 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. Open 10:00a.m. - 5:30p.m. Monday Wednesday; 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10:00a.m. - 5:30 Saturday and 1:00 - 5:30p.m.

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Through August 25 – Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood's Collection Cheekwood Museum and Botanic Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Dr. Cheekwood is known for its extensive collection of American art. Permanent Residents includes examples of nineteenth-century American painting from landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School to portraits, genre scenes, and still life settings. Also included is Cheekwood's portrait miniature collection, one of the finest in the country. The early twentieth century is represented by Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Luks. Highlights from the later twentiethcentury include paintings by Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-17. Hours are 9:30a.m. 4:30p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Sunday. Go to www.cheekwood.org or call (615) 356-8000.

April 4 – Hillsboro Village Art Walk Hillsboro Village shops and restaurants. Held on the first Thursday of each month, Hillsboro Village restaurants, galleries and boutiques host an assortment of artists, bands, raffles and other events in the evening from 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. There is free parking after 6:00p.m. behind the Cornerstone Financial building and free street parking after 6:00p.m. For more information, call (615) 294-5441 or see the Facebook page Hillsboro Village Events.

April 5 – Franklin Art Crawl

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Historic downtown Franklin. $5 Trolley rides, charming shops and galleries, live music and refreshments make Franklin a great place to be from 6:009:00p.m. on the first Friday of the month. For more information, see franklinartscene.com.

April 6 – First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown galleries. The first Saturday of every month, downtown art galleries stay open late to showcase new and existing exhibits, many providing wine and snacks for visitors. The Nashville Downtown Partnership provides two free shuttles among the galleries from 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. To see the gallery list and shuttle map, go to the website nashvilledowntown.com/play.

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attractions ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER 800 Fort Negley Blvd. With the child-sized Curiosity Corner and ever-changing blockbuster exhibits, the Adventure Science Center provides unique opportunities for discovery for both children and adults. Admission is $12 for adults and teens, and $9 for seniors, military with active ID, college students with IDs, and children ages three to twelve. The Adventure Science Center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. and Sunday 12:30p.m. 5:30p.m. For more information, see adventuresci.org.

BELLE MEADE PLANTATION Listed as one of America’s grandest mansions by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine, this 1853 Greek Revival mansion only minutes from downtown is the place where the bloodlines of Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral and Funny Cide started. Living History programs are featured daily. Most of the demonstrations will center around Frontier Life – 1790-1820. Demonstrations will vary and will include gardening, blacksmithing and cooking. Restaurant and Museum store on property. Located at 5025 Harding Road, an easy seven miles from downtown. Call (615) 3560501 or log on to www.bellemeadeplantation.com.

BELMONT MANSION Belmont College Campus. This 1850’s Italianate villa has long been recognized as one of the most elaborate and unusual homes in the South. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Sunday, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., closed all major holidays. (615) 460-5459.

BICENTENNIAL MALL STATE PARK 741-5280 or 888-TNPARKS (888-867-2757, toll free). James Robertson Parkway. A 19-acre outdoor Tennessee history museum north of the State Capitol. Cost: free; except special events. Hours: daylight - midnight.

CARNTON PLANTATION 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN. Carnton Plantation, home of The Widow of the South, was a field hospital following the Battle of Franklin, fought in 1864. Plantation includes a home tour, museum, The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, a fully restored garden and slave quarters. Open 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Monday - Saturday and noon - 5:00p.m., Sunday. Closed most major holidays. For more information, see the webpage BattleofFranklinTrust.org.

CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDEN and MUSEUM OF ART Beautiful botanic gardens located on a 55 acre estate with a residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The residence houses American and European art and a newer building is dedicated to presenting contemporary art. In the summer and fall months there are themed

art installations in the gardens that change annually. Art education classes are offered for children on Saturday and Tuesday. 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. and Sunday 11:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

cooter's place Enjoy Cooter's fabulous display of props, costumes and memorabilia from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. There are regular appearances by Ben "Cooter" Jones and other cast members. See the General Lee "01" car from the show, and purchase treats like Daisy's Homemade Country Honey, Uncle Jesse's Finest Batch of Apple Cider, along with Dukes Of Hazzard hats, T-shirts, DVDs, CDs, pictures and diecast General Lee cars. Located at Exit 12 off Briley Pkwy, 2613 - B McGavock Pk., across from Opryland Hotel. Open daily at 9:00a.m. Call (615) 872-8358 for more information or directions, or see them on the web at cootersplace.com.

Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum You haven’t seen Nashville if you haven’t visited the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Visit the largest popular music museum in the world, and experience the history of America’s music through exciting new exhibits, entertaining films, interactive displays, and an incredible array of costumes and instruments. Plus, take a tour of historic RCA Studio B – where Elvis and others recorded over 35,000 songs. Shop at the Museum Store and savor a made-from-scratch meal at Two Twenty•Two Grill and Catering. Museum open daily 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. 222 Fifth Avenue South. Call (615) 416-2001 for more information or log onto their website at www.countrymusichalloffame.com.

FORT NASHBOROUGH 255-8192. This reconstruction of the original settlement of Nashville is authentic in many details, reflecting the lifestyle of frontier pioneers in the late 1700s. Located in Riverfront Park, the self-guided tour facility is convenient to shopping, restaurants, hotels and museums in downtown Nashville.

THE FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS The downtown attraction features many traveling exhibitions, and focuses on art education for the community, for children and adults alike. Located at 919 Broadway. Open Monday - Wednesday and Saturday 10:00a.m. - 5:30p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. and Sunday 1:005:30p.m. For more information, call 244-3340 or log on to www.fristcenter.org.

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entertainment experience! This 300 ft paddlewheel riverboat cruises the Cumberland River offering fantastic shows and delicious meals. Sumptuous Southern fare as well as an entertaining show are included on the evening cruise down the Cumberland. For tickets and more information call (615) 458-3900 or buy on line at generaljackson.com.

The Grand ole opry The world’s longest-running live radio show features the best in country, bluegrass, comedy and more. Atists scheduled to appear this month include Diamond Rio, Alabama, Blackberry Smoke, Shooter Jennings, Del McCoury Band, Montgomery Gentry, Mel Tillis and more. Shows: Friday, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday shows March through December at 7:00 p.m. For tickets, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Pass Tours Guided tours of the Grand Ole Opry House offer visitors an up-close look at the celebrated 4,400-seat venue and country's most famous show, including themed dressing rooms, the artists’ entrance, the Opry stage, and more, featuring Blake Shelton as your video tour guide. Daytime tours are available seven days a week February-October. Tours are also available following most Opry performances. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, try our Behind the Curtain VIP tour. For more information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

The Hermitage 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville 37076. A tour of this 1837 mansion by guides in period costume will enchant you. The tombs of Andrewv and Rachel are located in the beautiful heirloom garden. Other historic buildings include slave quarters and the church that Andrew built for his family. Special garden and farm tours are given seasonally as well as tours through active archaeology sites. Shop the museum store for unique gifts and dine in the delightful restaurant. Operating hours: April 1 - November 15, 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.; November 16 through March 31, 9:00a.m. 4:30p.m. Admission is $19 for adults; $16 for seniors; $14 for students 13-18; $9 for children 6-12 and children under 6 free. A family pass for 2 adults and 2 children is $45. Active military are admitted free (ID required). (615) 889-2941, thehermitage.com.

HISTORIC MANSKER’S STATION FRONTIER LIFE CENTER Located in Moss-Wright Park on Caldwell Rd. in Goodlettsville, TN. A staffed, living history site maintained by the City of Goodlettsville, the site represents the station built by Kasper Mansker in the late 18th century. Six times a year, artisans, craftsmen and volunteers populate the station for a weekend, giving a true representation of pioneerlife. Also located in Manskers Station is the Bowen House, a plantation house of the era. A tour of the house and the Station begins inside the house with a short film which gives the history of both of the sites. Tours of the house and station are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Group rates are also available. Call (615) 859-FORT (3678) for more information. ­2 4

HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B Known as one of the world's most important recording studios where more than 35,000 songs were brought to life, like Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and many hits by Elvis. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum today to learn how you can experience historic RCA Studio B. Call 615-416-2001 or visit the website at countrymusichalloffame.com.

Jack Daniels Distillery tour 182 Lynchburg Highway, Lynchburg, TN. Available between 9:00a.m. and 4:30p.m. daily, tours last about an hour and fifteen minutes and start anywhere from every fifteen minutes to an hour, depending on how big the crowds are. For a nominal fee, Jack Daniel’s is now offering Distillery tours, which include a sampling of thehometown product. Be sure to ask about these enhanced tours upon arriving at the Visitor Center. Cap off the tour with lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, in operation since 1908. Reservations are recommended.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM 702 Murfreesboro Pike. 742-7445. Discover unique vehicles from A to Z at Lane Motor Museum. One of the few museums in North America to specialize in European cars, with over 150 cars and motorcycles on display from all over the world! Over 45 marques representing North and South America, Asia, and Europe – definitely not your typical car museum! Open Thursday through Monday, 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 65+), $3 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for kids ages 5 and under. Call for more information or visit the website lanemuseum.org.

Legends Corner MSN.com recently named Legends Corner one of America's Top Ten Best Music Venues calling it a “classic Music City hotspot, it’s fun to patronize a bar so lovingly committed to the music scene”. When you walk in the door of Legends Corner you’ll see a huge collection of albums on the wall and unusual musical instruments from all over the world. But it’s the music that makes this Music City Honky Tonk special. Even Rachel Ray, star of the Food Channel, enjoyed the entertainment and a Legends Honky Tonk Lemonade while filming an episode here. Visit the website at LegendsCorner.com.

The lotz house Come to The Lotz house for the compelling story of the Battle of Franklin, the Lotz family and the fine antiques of the Civil War era. Trip Advisor’s #1 attraction in Franklin features guided tours daily. There is a value ticket available which includes Carnton Plantation and The Carter House. Located across the street from The Carter House at 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064. For more information, call( 615) 790-7190 or visit LotzHouse.com.

Music City Biplane Tours See Nashville, like you have never seen it before. Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime sitting side-by-side in an opencockpit biplane as it flies over Nashville. Powered by a 300hp Jacobs radial engine, the modern biplane is built


to the same design as the Wacos of the 1930s. Re-live the romance of the golden era of aviation as you soar 1,000 feet above the Nashville skyline to spectacular sights. Flying from John Tune Airport, 10 miles west of downtown Nashville. 30-minute flights for two are $299; 60-minute flights are $449. To reserve a flight call (615) 463-7500 or see musiccitybiplanetours.com.

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For an irreverent look at the "low lights" of Nashville, there is only one tour company to call: NashTrash. The Jugg sisters' big pink bus takes visitors past country music landmarks of the city, such as the Ryman, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Wildhorse Saloon and Printer's Alley while they give an hysterical account of country music legends and their not-so-proud moments. This 90-minute tour is performance as much as information, is best for adults, and BYOB coolers of wine or beer are permitted. Public tours usually run just once a day Tuesday through Friday and twice a day on Saturday. Tours do not run on Sundays, Mondays or major holidays. Call 615-226-7300 or 800-3422132 for reservations, and call well ahead of time as the tour fills well in advance. For more information, see the website at nashtrash.com.

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater Nashville's premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show. Voted Nashville's #1 Dinner Show, the show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today's superstars. Many guest stars appear such as Opry Star Jeannie Seely, "The Fiddle Man" Tim Watson, Diana Murrell and others. There is entertainment for the entire family. The Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30p.m. and show time is 6:30p.m. Admission for the dinner and show is $39.95, show only is $26. Located at 2416 Music Valley Dr., in Music Valley Village, across the street from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry. Don't miss this Nashville tradition. Tour groups are welcome. Call (615) 885-4747 for information and reservations or go to nashvillenightlife.com.

NASHVILLE ZOO AT GRASSMERE 3777 Nolensville Road, (615) 833-1534. Where can an animal lover, a history buff, and a dare-devil all have the time of their lives? At Nashville Zoo! Come experience our new Lorikeet Landing and feed Australian parrots. You can walk into their habitat and lorikeets will actually land on your arms and shoulders and feed from your fingertips. Take a spin on our Patton Family Wild Animal Carousel and ride several hand-carved animals like a giant anteater, red river hog, komodo dragon, or a clouded leopard cub. Spend a day at the park enjoying mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and birds and learning about their habitats. Savor the sights by exploring Gibbon Islands, Bamboo Trail, Critter Encounters, three-acre beautiful African Elephant Savannah, and many other exhibits. Step back in time and take a tour of the 19th century Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. If you still have energy, run wild on the humongous Jungle Gym playground, which offers 66,000 square feet of fun. If you’re tired, take a break and enjoy one of the educational animal shows. Visit the Zoo's website at nashvillezoo.org for more information.

Located in Centennial Park off of West End, this building is recognized as one of the world’s most impressive scale reproductions of an ancient classic. It houses Alan LeQuire’s magnificent 42 ft. statue of Athena, the largest indoor sculpture in North America. There are also art exhibits showcased there. 1160 Otter Creek Road. A great place for an energetic hike up steep ridge trails, or a leisurely walk along paved roads,a Radnor has some of the highest hills in the Nashville Basin, and the Ganier Ridge and South Cove trails are nice, challenging hikes for a day hiker, but there are also flat, paved trails for those who want to just stroll and see the scenery. Wildlife and plants are abundant: it is not unusual at all to come across deer, heron, turkeys and turtles during a walk around Radnor Lake. The park is about a 5-minute drive from I-65, Exit 78, Harding Place.

Ryman Auditorium 2003, 2004 and 2011 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards "Theater Of The Year" and 2009 Academy of Country Music's "Venue of the Year". Located downtown at 116 Fifth Avenue North, the Ryman has your summer entertainment line up covered. The Ryman is open daily for tours from 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Tickets for all shows and a full event schedule are available on ryman.com.

Ryman Tours Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue N. This National Historic Landmark is most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 -1974. Take the self-guided tour where you'll discover the divine inspiration behind the building's construction as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in the 1880s in the welcome video. Self-guided tours are $13 for adults; $6.50 for children ages 4-11. Backstage tours are $17 and $10. To buy tour tickets, go to ryman.com or call (615) 8893060.

Second Fiddle Tradition lives at Second Fiddle. One step inside this Lower Broadway Honky Tonk and you know you're in Nashville.  This is what you've imagined Nashville to be, great country music and friendly people.  Antique radios and memorabilia from the old Country Music Hall of Fame® line the walls of this real deal country music honky tonk. CMT filmed their show "40 Greatest Drinking Songs" staring Wynonna Judd here, and it was the location used by Tim McGraw’s Monday Night Football Halftime Show for the NFL 2006 season. Visit the website at thesecondfiddle.com.

The Stage On Broadway The Stage On Broadway is Lower Broadway’s hottest, edgiest place to party hard with all your rowdy friends. See and be seen at The Stage where there’s live country music daily and never a cover charge. Check out the huge mural of great country music legends. And be sure to look at the original oil painting of The Highwaymen that hangs over the front door.  Hank Williams, Jr., Pam Tillis, Brooks and Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and many more of Country Music’s greatest have used The Stage for filming cont. on pg. 27 ­2 5


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videos and TV specials. You never know who'll show up tonight at The Stage On Broadway. Visit the web site at TheStageOnBroadway.com.

TENNESSEE STATE CAPITOL Charlotte Ave, between 6th and 7th Ave. The historic Tennessee State Capitol stands today much as it did when completed in 1859. Several areas, including the first floor hallway, library and Supreme Court chamber, have been restored to their 19th century, Greek Revival appearance. Free guided tours are provided by Tennessee State Museum. Tours leave from the Information Desk on the first floor of the Capitol every hour, on the hour; with the first tour at 9:00a.m., and the final tour at 3:00p.m. Self-guided tours are also available at the Information Desk.

TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM The museum’s Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation. Of special interest are Sam Davis’ boot (cut open to search for hidden papers when he was charged with spying for the Confederate Army); a teapot believed to have been confiscated by Union troops after the fall of Fort Donelson and later used by Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and an 1864 presidential campaign poster for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free. It is located at Fifth and Deaderick in downtown Nashville. Parking is at paid lots on weekdays. Visitors may park free-of-charge on weekends at the State Employee parking lots located to the west of the State Capitol, off of Charlotte Ave. For more information, call (615) 741-2692, toll free at 1-800-407-4324 or at the website: tnmuseum.org.

TOOTSIE'S ORCHID LOUNGE No visit to Music City is complete without a stop at the worlds most famous honkytonk. Legendary stars like Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings , Faron Young, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Cochran and Mel Tillis sang and wrote songs there and the tradition continues to this day. Continuous live music with the big stars performing at Midnight Madness every Tuesday night starting at 10pm. Hosted by John Stone. Downtown at 422 Broadway. 615-726-0463; tootsies.net.

The upper room An active chapel and museum, The Upper Room features a nearly-life-size wood carving of da Vinci’s The Last Supper. There are permanent exhibits, as well as a peaceful garden. Special seasonal exhibits include an exhibit of 100 nativity scenes during the Christmas holidays, a Madonna and Child Gallery exhibit, and a Ukrainian painted egg display during Lent and Easter. Come experience the tranquility of the Upper Room amid the city's tumult. Open MondayFriday, 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. Closed holidays and weekends. photo of Visit Radnor by Andy 1908 Grand Ave., 340-7207. theLake website at Wilson upperroom. org/chapel.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERs There are two Visitor Information Centers in Nashville. One is at 5th and Broadway downtown in the glass tower of the Bridgestone Arena, (615) 259-4747. Open 8:00a.m. - 5:30p.m Monday-Saturday; 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. on

Sundays providing museum displays, maps, information and discounted tickets to all attractions and Nashville souvenirs. The second Visitor Information Center is at 1 Nashville Place, 150 4th Ave. N. in the lobby of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, phone (615) 259-4700. Open 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday, this visitor center offers upscale souvenirs that are exclusively music-related, along with maps, attractions information and discounted tickets.

WARNER PARKS Located off Highway 100, Edwin and Percy Warner Parks offer some of the city's best do-it-yourself recreational opportunities, with trails for riding horses and hiking and paved roads for biking, walking, running or exploring in a car. There is also plenty of open space for playing frisbee, picnicking, or just getting some fresh air. Dogs are welcome in the parks.The prestigious Iroquois Steeplechase is run at Edwin Warner park the Saturday before Mother's Day every May.

Wildhorse saloon Located on 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Wildhorse offers three floors of action-packed fun, five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week. The Wildhorse is the place to hear the hottest bands and learn the latest dance steps with complimentary dance lessons nightly. Make sure to try the award winning barbecue and world famous fried pickles. For current concert information see page 8, or call (615) 902-8200 or go to the website at wildhorsesaloon.com.

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DAYTIME TOURS

A must-see in Nashville, a daytime tour of the Opry House provides a behind-the-scenes look at country music’s most famous show courtesy of video host Blake Shelton.

POST-SHOW TOURS

Daytime Tour video host BLAKE SHELTON

After you see the show, see what happens behind the scenes! Plus you’ll get an exclusive look at dressing rooms, musicians’ areas, and the backstage activity after a show.

BEHIND THE OPRY CURTAIN VIP TOURS

With this new tour, an exclusive group of fans can, for the first time ever, experience the Opry as true backstage VIPs. You’ll go behind the scenes in the exciting moments just before show time, learning from your knowledgeable guide and others about the inner workings of the show and watching Opry staffers and artists readying for another great night of music. Then you’ll be on stage as the big red curtain goes up for the first performance of the show.

615-871-OPRY • OPRY.COM • OPRY BOX OFFICE Opry House Backstage Pass Tours are available February-October. Daytime tours can be booked up to two weeks in advance. Post-show tours available after most Opry performances. Tour schedules and times may vary based upon Opry House availability. 28


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