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"A great show, very authentic. I look forward to seeing it again." DJ Fontana, Elvis's longtime drummer

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"A MUST SEE Show" Country Weekly Magazine Monday and Thursday March through October

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RANDY TRAVIS An unforgettable evening packed with 25 years’ worth of hits and the incredible sound of the Nashville Symphony!

THE RED VIOLIN Hear music from the hit film performed by the Nashville Symphony, along with Elgar’s evocative Enigma Variations.

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CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK Two master musicians team up for a freewheeling night of jazz, bluegrass, classical and more!

LORD OF ‘THE RING’ Take a symphonic journey into Wagner’s mythical world of The Ring, including the classic “Ride of the Valkyries.”

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THIS MONTH’S FEATURE: 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 Blake Shelton, Scotty McCreery, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Turner, Steve Wariner, Florida Georgia Line, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio, Ashley Monroe, Mel Tillis, Easton Corbin, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Del McCoury Band, Alan Jackson, Craig Morgan, Kacey Musgraves, 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,

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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.

March 1-3 – 13th Annual March Madness Basketball Tournament Various venues throughout town. More than 275 teams from first through ninth grades representing cities all over Tennessee and five other states will be attending this year's West Nashville Sports League tournament, which has grown to be one of the largest in the South. The tournament includes certified referees, great facilities and a three-game guarantee. There are three divisions: Competitive (AAU/Travel and upper-level league teams); Mid Level (School and other average-ability teams) and Recreational (Lower level league teams). Hours are 8:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. Friday - Sunday. Admission prices are: $5 for adults, $3 for youth ages 6-18 and free for children under 6 on Friday; $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-18 on Saturday and Sunday or $18 for adults and $10 for youth for All Event Passes. For more information and schedules, go to wnsl.org or call (615) 376-4700.

Through March 3 – 24th Annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave Tennessee's premier horticultural event is one of the ­3


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largest gardening shows in the South, whose highlight is a presentation of more than 20 live gardens created by professional landscape designers. Most of the gardens include water features and elaborate structures such as rock walls, terraces, pergolas, and gazebos. The floral design gallery features the work of more than 25 of the best designers in the mid-south region. There is also a series of 20 free lectures, covering subjects such as new and unusual plants; historical gardens; advice on growing your own food and medicine; and gardening traditions of the US, Britain and Japan. 250 exhibit booths offer horticultural products, services, and equipment for show and sale. Hours are 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Sunday. Call (615) 876-7680 for more information or see nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

March 8, 9, 21, 23, 25 and 28 – Nashville Predators Home Games Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. The Predators play games at home March 8 vs. the Edmonton Oilers, March 9 vs. the Minnesota Wild, March 21 vs. the Calgary Flames, March 23 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets, March 25 vs. the Edmonton Oilers and March 28 vs. the Phoenix Coyotes. 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.

March 16 – 10th Annual Franklin Main Street Brew Fest Historic downtown Franklin celebrates St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish, with tastings of more than 50 beers and a sampling of Irish whiskey in the Main Street shops from 6:00 - 9:00p.m., as well as Irishthemed foods including fish and chips, roasted corn and potatoes, Irish stew and kettle corn. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 on the day of the event (if any remain). Check-in is at the intersection of 4th Ave. and Main St., where special tasting glasses, a map to the tasting sites, and a description of the beers and Irish whiskey are available. Check-in begins at 5:00p.m., but tasting begins at 6:00p.m. Tickets are available on the website historicfranklin.com. To order tickets by phone, call (615) 591-8500.

March 23 – Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival 1 Public Square. The 2013 Nashville Cherry Blossom festival will begin with the Sakura Walk. Mayor

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

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Karl Dean and the Consul General of Japan at Nashville will be invited to lead the walk. The festival includes a musical showcase featuring folk artist Lisa Furukawa; a tea ceremony; demonstrations of origami and other Japanese arts; Cosplay Contest; Japanese food booths; martial arts demonstrations, J-Pop Land, featuring booths of modern, youth-oriented Japanese products and the Ginza Marketplace, where traditional Japanese and Japanese-influenced crafts and merchandise are for sale. Admission is free, and parking is available throughout downtown with $3 all-day parking in the underground public parking garage at Nashville Public Square. Thanks to generous corporate sponsors, the Japan-America Society of Tennessee has reached the halfway mark of their planned planting of 1,000 cherry trees throughout the city.

March 30 – 15th Annual Eggstravaganzoo Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Pike. Take the family to the zoo to celebrate Easter with egg hunts and games for the kids, and breakfast or lunch with the Easter Bunny. There is also a special guest, the Zoo's giraffe mascot Twiga. 30,000 plastic eggs will be hidden for children to find and

redeem for prizes, although all egg-hunting children will receive a prize pack. The egg hunt times are: 10:00a.m. or 12:30p.m. for ages 2 and below; 10:30a.m. or 1:00p.m. for 3 year-olds; 11:00a.m. or 1:30p.m. for 4 to 5 year-olds; 11:30a.m. or 2:30p.m. for 6 to 7 year-olds and noon or 2:30p.m. for 8 to 10 year-olds. Egg hunters are encouraged to arrived at least an hour before their hunt times. There is also a hunt for larger "golden" eggs that receive special prizes, and the animal egg hunts, in which elephants, tigers, meerkats and other critters hunt for eggs stuffed especially for them. To kick off the day, make reservations to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 8:00a.m., 8:30a.m., 9:00a.m. or 9:30a.m. Don't miss this opportunity to avoid the lines and take your picture with the Easter Bunny. The buffet breakfast takes place at the Jungle Terrace and costs $30 for non-member adults (ages 13 and up) and $22 for non-member children (ages 2-12). Children under age two are admitted free. These rates include admission and parking. The Bunny Lunch is a picnic in the Jungle Terrace and costs $10.95 for everyone. The Bunny Breakfast sells out, so be sure to make reservations. For more information or reservations, see nashvillezoo.org or call

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TASTE OF THE SOUTH Enjoy our distinctive take on Southern favorites set to a relaxing backdrop of live music. Great Food. Great music. Two Twenty•Two Grill.

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Open for lunch: Monday - Saturday • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2GO Bar • Everyday • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 222 5th Ave. South • Downtown Nashville • 615.291.6759 Country Music Hall of Fame.org • Follow Us: countrymusichof For lunch menu and discounted parking, visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org/dining.

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March 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: Tchaikovsky & Copland on March 1-2 at 8:00p.m.; Randy Travis on March 7 at 7:00p.m. and March 8-9 at 8:00p.m; Voices of Spring on March 10 at 3:00p.m.; The Red Violin on March 14 at 7:00p.m.; and March 15-16 at 8:00p.m.; Chick Corea and Bela Fleck on March 22 at 8:00p.m.; The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma on March 28 at 8:00p.m. and Lord of 'The Ring' on March 28 at 7:00p.m. and March 29-30 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.

March 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 Indigo Girls with Holly Williams and The Shadowboxers on March 9 at 8:00p.m.; Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds with special guest Sharon Van Etten on March 16 at 8:00p.m (this show is sold out); Keith & Kristyn Getty and Friends with RUNA on March 17 at 7:00p.m. and Alan Jackson with Craig Campbell on March 20 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.

March at the Wildhorse Saloon Located on historic 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Wildhorse offers three floors of fun with five bars and live entertainment seven

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nights a week. There are two concerts this month. Queensryche plays on March 12, with tickets $20 for general admission, $35 for reserved main floor and second floor rail, and $70 for reserved front row seats with a meet and greet. Sister Hazel plays on March 21, with tickets $20 for general admission, $35 for reserved main floor and second floor rail, and $60 for reserved front row seats with a meet and greet. Meet and greet ticket holders should arrive early. Cameras with detachable lenses or professional cameras are not allowed without media credentials. Doors open at 6:00p.m. and dinner is available. Call (615) 902-8211 or go to ticketmaster. com or wildhorsesaloon.com for tickets.

March 1-3 – Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Tony Award® nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all-new production of Peter Pan, bringing the magic of Neverland, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, the Darling children and a certain ageless boy back to life. Performances are Friday at 8:00p.m.; Saturday at 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. and Sunday at 1:00p.m. and 6:30p.m. Available tickets are $15-$60 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.

March 1-9 – Noises Off Boiler Room Theatre, The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Bldg 6. Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off is the story of a theatre company rehearsing and performing a flop called Nothing's On. The audience watches what happens backstage as the stress of the play takes its toll on the actors' relationships, careers and sobriety. 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; $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.

March 1-10 – Distracted Z. Alexander Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Jesse, the nine-year-old center of Lisa Loomer's play, is a handful. He can't sit still, he


curses, he raps and he won’t get into or out of his pajamas. Teachers think he has ADD, Dad thinks it's just a phase and Mom is trying the internet, neighbors, therapists and doctors searching for a clue. Distracted offers a humorous and provocative look at a modern family grappling with an epidemic dilemma: Are we so dialed in to our 24/7 info-rich world that we can’t focus on what really matters? Performances at 7:30p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2:30p.m. Sunday and 10:30a.m. on Tuesday. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors over 60 and $10 for all seats on Thursday. To buy tickets, go to brownpapertickets. com or twtp.org.

March 1-16 – Cabaret Johnson Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Step back in time to 1930s Berlin and the Kit Kat Club. Order a cocktail, find your table, immerse yourself in the show as Sally Bowles, the Emcee and Tennessee Repertory Theatre take you on a decadent, slightly seedy ride, while jackbooted Nazis gather in ever increasing numbers outside. Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 6:30p.m.; Friday at 7:30p.m. and Saturday at 2:30p.m. and 7:30p.m. Tickets for seats are $42.50 - $50 and tickets for cabaret tables are

$50 - $60, 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.

March 1-16 – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike. Two con men, one suave and mannered, the other uncouth, enter a contest to see which one can win the heart of a visiting heiress, and thus the right to claim that part of the French Riviera as their own. Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 7:00p.m. and Sunday at 2:00p.m. Tickets are $12 on Thursday and $27 for dinner and a show or $22 show only Friday through Sunday.

March 1-24 – The Wind in the Willows Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St. Nashville Children's Theatre's Scot Copeland and Paul Carrol Binkley blended Kenneth Grahame's plot and poetry with the music and lyrics of Gilbert and Sullivan, crafting an entertainment that is sure to please. It is spring, and little Mole emerges from hibernation to explore the wonders of peaceful life along the riverbank with his new friend, Ratty. Peaceful, until the irrepressible Mr. Toad develops a most unsavory obsession with motorcars. Not even 9


wise Old Badger can prevent Toad's disastrous dash down the road to ruin, and soon Toad is in jail and Toad Hall is in the hands of Weasels. Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00p.m., with an opencaptioned performance on March 16. 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.

March 5-8 – Green Day's American Idiot Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Based on Green Day's Grammy Award®-winning multi-platinum album, this direct-from-Broadway hit rock opera tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world has resonance for an entire generation. Performances are 7:30p.m. Tuesday - Thursday. Available tickets are $15-$60 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 americanidiotthemusical.com.

March 7-10 – In the Next Room, (or the vibrator play) Darkhorse Theatre, 4610 Charlotte Ave. Actors Bridge Ensemble and ACT I Cooperative present the premier of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony comedy, which is about marriage, intimacy and electricity. Victorian scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating "hysteria" in women: the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young wife takes care of their newborn daughter, wondering what her husbands treatments are. The arrival of a certain new patient forces Dr. and Mrs. Givings to examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone. Performances are Friday through Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2:30p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at ticketsnashville.com, at ACT I's Facebook page or at the door the day of the performance with cash or check.

March 19-24 – Flashdance - The Musical Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts

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Center, 505 Deaderick St. Based on the hugely popular 80s movie with a Grammy Award®-winning soundtrack, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. By day she works as a welder, and by night as a bar dancer, all the while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. Classic songs from the movie such as Flashdance - What a Feeling; Maniac; Gloria; Manhunt and I Love Rock & Roll are enhanced by the addition of 16 new songs. Performances are 7:30p.m. Tuesday - Thursday; 8:00p.m. Friday; 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. Saturday and 1:00p.m. and 6:30p.m. Sunday. Available tickets are $15-$60 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 flashdancethemusical.com.

March 8-23 – Peter Shaffer's Amadeus Shamblin Theatre, Lipscomb University, 3901 Granny White Pike. A Tony Award®-winning play and basis for the movie, Amadeus takes a look at the troubled life, brilliant music, and tragic death of Mozart through the envious eyes of Salieri, the rival who claimed to have killed the great composer. Performances are 7:00p.m., Thursday - Saturday and 2:00p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $20 for senior admission or Thursday and

Sunday matinee and $15 for students. For tickets, see blackbirdnashville.com.

March 29 - April 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.

March 30 – Seth Meyers Live! James K. Polk Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Star of 'Weekend Update" and head writer for Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers has helped shape some of the best comedy of the last 10 years and recently delivered an absolutely hilarious keynote speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner. The performance begins at 8:00p.m. Tickets are $35 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.

Blair School of Music Concert Series March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Ingram Hall Pianist Craig Nies presents a varied program of classical favorites, plus a few surprises. March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Trombone professor Jeremy Wilson explores Le Trombone Français – unexpected French compositions for brass.

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March 25 at 8:00pm in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Nightcap Series: The Atlantic Ensemble performs the music of contemporary composer Lawrence Dillon, who will give a pre-concert talk. March 29 at 8:00pm in Ingram Hall The Blair String Quartet takes on the giants of the classical canon – Shostakovich, Beethoven and Brahms.

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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) 291675 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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students with ID, seniors over 65 and active military with ID. For information, call (615) 244-3340 or see the website at fristcenter.org.

March 1 – Franklin Art Crawl 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.

March 1 - May 19 – Camille Utterback: Tracing Time/Marking Movement 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.

Through June 23 – Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection 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. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for college ­2 0

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 - Wednesday; 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10:00a.m. - 5:30 Saturday and 1:00 - 5:30p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for college students with ID, seniors over 65 and active military with ID. For information, call (615) 244-3340 or see the website at fristcenter.org.

March 1-25 – Ana Serrano Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, 207 Sarratt Student Center. Inspired by her Mexican-American background, Serrano creates work utilizing a variety of mediums including drawing, collage, sculpture, and motion. Her work references the lower economic levels, with particular interest in the customs, beliefs and culture of the people in these positions. A theme explored in her work is the sociocultural aspects of drug trafficking, and the branding and acceptance of the drug lord lifestyle. There is a gallery talk with reception following on February 21. Hours are 9:00a.m. - 9:00p.m., Monday - Friday and 10:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

March 1-30 – Discontinuity Continuum: New Works by Pam Longobardi and Craig Dongoski Tinney Contemporary, 237 5th Ave North. Discontinuity showcases new paintings by Pam Longobardi and Craig Dongoski. Longobardi shows new work in paintings on copper, collage-


cyanotype works on paper. The paintings create self-contained universes where a future point in which unprecedented changes wrought by humans may be clearly read. Craig Dongoski presents a body of work that employs drawing-sound experiments and innovations in tandem with chimpanzees through the Language Research Center in Atlanta. Working with a particular chimpanzee named Panzee in a year long interactiion. Hours at Tinney Contemporary are 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Tuesday Saturday, with added hours from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. March 2 for the Opening Reception. For more information, see tinneycontemporary.com or call (615) 255-7816.

March 2 – First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown galleries. The first Saturday of every month, downtown art galleries stay open late, many providing wine and snacks. 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.

March 7 – 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.

March 8 - April 4 – Illustration the Hard Way: Process, Sets and Puppets Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. The Watkins Visiting Artist Series presents the work of Illustrator and animator Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio, who uses a unique combination of three-dimensional sculptures, photography and illustration to create his eccentric visual worlds. His 3-D illustrations are built from a variety of materials; sets and puppets involve wire, fabric, cardboard, wood, miniatures, found objects and often anything within arm’s reach. There is no admission charge to the gallery. On March 7 there will be a lecture in the Watkins Theater at 5:30p.m., followed by an opening reception for the exhibit. Hours of the gallery are 9:00am. - 8:00p.m. Monday - Friday, 10:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Saturday and 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Sunday. For more information, see watkins.edu.

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attractions ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER 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.

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.

GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT Climb aboard the General Jackson Showboat for a unique entertainment experience! This 300 ft paddlewheel river­2­233


boat 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.

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.

The Grand ole opry

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM

The world’s longest-running live radio show features the best in country, bluegrass, comedy and more. Atists scheduled to appear this month include include Blake Shelton, Scotty McCreery, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Turner, Steve Wariner, Florida Georgia Line, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio, Ashley Monroe, Mel Tillis, Easton Corbin, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Del McCoury Band, Alan Jackson, Craig Morgan, Kacey Musgraves 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.

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.

Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Pass Tours

Legends Corner

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.

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 Hermitage

The lotz house

4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville 37076. A tour of this 1837 mansion by guides in period costume will enchant you. The tombs of Andrew 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.

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.

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 ­2 4

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.

NASH TRASH TOURS 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.

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.

RADNOR LAKE STATE PARK 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

Radnor Lake by Andy Wilson THE PARTHENON Located in Centennial Park off of West End, this building is recognized as one of the world’s most impressive scale

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 videos and TV specials. You never know who'll show up tonight at The Stage On Broadway. Visit the web site at TheStageOnBroadway.com. cont. on pg. 27 ­2 5


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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 Out-of-towners are especially invited to visit the museum to learn more about the rich and fascinating history of Tennessee. 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 cap worn by Gen. Patrick Cleburne, who was killed at the Battle of Franklin; 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 Radnor Lake by Andy Wilson 1908 Grand Ave., 340-7207. Visit the website at 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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ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER and sudekum planetarium 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. Admission to the planetarium is $6 for adults with general admission; adult admission for the laser shows is $8 with general admission. 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, call (615) 862-5160 or see adventuresci.com.

blue Heron Nature Cruises Boarding at Riverbluff Park, 175 Old Cumberland St. Ashland City, TN. Take a leisurely cruise on a 40 foot pontoon boat specially built for nature excursions, and with Captain Jim Steele, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain at the helm. The cruise takes you through parts of Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, where American bald eagles, kingfishers, cliff swalls, osprey, cormorants, mallards, wild turkeys, Canadian geese and of course blue heron have been spotted. There are several differently themed cruises, including Nature, Sunset, Kids Adventure, Eagle Nest, Waterfront Homes, Fall Foliage and Private Parties. Length of the trips vary from about 90 minutes to 3 1/2 hours, and prices range from $11 for adults and $9 for kids ages 2 - 12 to $300 for a 3 hour private pontoon weekend party. Reservations taken by phone only: call (615) 3857007. There is no age restriction. Schedule is subject to

change due to weather and private parties, so it is a good idea to call to confirm cruise times. For more information, see blueheroncruises.com.

bounce-u 2990 Sidco Dr., off I-65. Have your children work off their excess energy in a safe, indoor setting of inflatable slides, bouncing gyms and games. All ages are welcome on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. and Saturday morning from 8:30a.m. - 10:00a.m. for open bounce sessions, costing $6.95 per child and $5.95 for each additional sibling. There are other events to choose from as well, such as Parents' Night Out on Friday from 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. and Preschool Playdates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Reservations are necessary; call (615) 2551422.

CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDEN AND MUSEUM OF ART CHILDREN'S CLASSES 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Throughout the year, primarily in the summer and fall, Cheekwood features themed installations in the gardens, which have ranged from architects' imaginings of structures in favorite fairy tales to trains crafted from botanical materials. Tuesdays for Tots is a drop-in program any time between 10:00a.m. and noon at the Frist Learning Center, where the kids make crafts or participate in an activity that pertains to the season. All materials are provided and the children should dress to mess. For children ages 5-12 years of age, there are art workshops and classes to give them an introduction to the different media. Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. and Sunday 11:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Website at cheekwood.org. Admission is $10 for (non-member) adults, $5 for children 6-17; and no cost for children under 5.

FRIST CENTER’S ARTQUEST 919 Broadway. ArtQuest provides hands-on and computerrelated activities at approximately 30 ArtStations, which relate art concepts to Frist Center exhibitions and examine ways in which art relates to everyday life. The activities in ArtQuest cover three areas of art education: Art Essentials, Art Materials and Techniques, and Art and Meaning. There are also opportunities to record your experiences in an ArtQuest Journal, or to create a digital portfolio of the art that was created in ArtQuest. Check it out at fristcenter.org or call (615) 244-3340.

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being introduced into the giraffe habitat, so guests have the opportunity to see her on exhibit for brief periods of time depending on climatic conditions. Most of the zoo's animals adapt to our climate; some (cougars, Bengal tigers, zebras, eland, red pandas) are more active during the cooler months. However, the primates and some bird species don't have the ability to adjust to cooler conditions and must stay inside when the weather dips below 40 degrees. Call (615) 833-1534 or see nashvilllezoo.org.

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Natchez Trace Riding Stables

Kid's club Frist Center, 919 Broadway. Designed for children ages 5–10, the Frist Center Kids Club offers a fun environment for children to discover, explore, and create art. Free membership includes a Kids Club card, rewards for participation, and hands-on activities in the art studios on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30a.m.,1:00p.m. or 3:00p.m. January 8th's featured activity is entitled Reduce, Reuse, Renew. Start off the New Year by “going green.” Kids will learn many ways they can recycle and improve their environment and home, while also creating their own personal treasure box made from reused materials. Registration is required; call (615) 744-3357 to reserve a spot or get more details. Also, see fristcenter.org's calendar of events.

nashville children's Theatre Nashville Children's Theatre, 724 Second Ave. South, behind the Metro Howard School Building Complex. Nashville Children's Theatre provides imaginative and educational entertainment, and was named by Time magazine as one of the top five children's theatre programs in the nation. See the Performing Arts section of this magazine for the current production. Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for children ages 2-17. For tickets and information, call (615) 254-9103 or see the website at nct-dragonsite.org. For this month's show, please see page 10.

nashville zoo at grassmere 3777 Nolensville Rd. Help welcome the zoo's newest addition, a baby Masai giraffe born to Margarita on November 3. This is the zoo's first giraffe birth. At adulthood, she will be around 17 feet tall and weigh around a ton. She is

12 miles south of Leiper's Fork and 3 miles of the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Natchez Trace Stables is nestled in rolling green hills and crystal clear springs. The trails wind through woods, across meadows into Lick Creek and beyond. Offering riding experiences for everyone from beginners to expert riders. Horses are calm and friendly, and the guides are experienced. The most popular ride is the two hour ride. For more information, see the website at natcheztracestables.com. By reservation only; for reservations and rates, please call 931-682-3706.

Tennessee sports hall of fame and museum Main floor of Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. See 7,200 square feet of sports-related exhibits, get a chance to play virtual-reality basketball, experience the strength-training apparatus used by Olympic swimmers, and play an exciting NASCAR video game. There's also sports memorabilia galore, so leave plenty of time for your kids to locate artifacts associated with their favorite sports hero. Tickets are $2 for a tour of the museum, and $10 for a behind-thescenes tour of Bridgestone Arena. For more information, call (615) 242-4750.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN (1/2 mile north of the Old Hickory Boulevard intersection with Granny White Pike). There are free tours for the public on the second Friday of every month from March through November. Reservations are required. The telescopes will be open for viewing; if it is cloudy, astronomers will provide a Q & A session. February, call (615) 373-4897 to visit the Dyer Starchamber during our open hours Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Call to confirm, 615-373-4897, whether the Dyer campus is closed for workshops or a special event.

See the colors of spring in the Ukrainian hand-designed Easter egg display

The UPPER ROOM Chapel and Museum The tone here is tranquility and meditation.

Home of the world renown wood carving of “The Last Supper”

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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.


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