Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is known for its country music and is
home to the famous Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. Nashville has numerous live music
venues and music clubs, making this a particularly exciting and vibrant city for
visitors and natives alike. Nashville attracts over six million tourists a year.
The Nashville area has become one of the most progressive areas in the country
to work, live and raise a family.
The Grand Ole Opry- "shrine of country music."
is the long-standing variety show where older country music stars first got their
start. Some of the biggest names in entertainment are associated with the Opry
and perform there.
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on the Grand Ole Opry
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has been the
home of Americaís music since 1967. It is located in Nashville on the west bank
of the Cumberland River near the historic Ryman Auditorium. The Museum has a vast
collection to illustrate country musicís evolution. There are historic country
video clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits and state-of-the-art design,
a regular menu of live performances and public programs, a museum store, live
satellite radio broadcasts and on-site dining.
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Row in Nashville TN
Music Row in Nashville developed in the 1950s as
a center of the recording industry."Nashville was rapidly becoming one of the
nation's major music centers. Business was so brisk that when WSM announcer David
Cobb casually referred to Nashville as 'Music City U.S.A.' during a 1950 broadcast,
the term stuck."
Today, Nashville is home to many recording studios
and record labels recording music in all styles...from country to rap, hip hop
and rock & roll. click here for more information
on Music Row.
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Nashville is a metropolitan area with approximately one million people, and is
centrally located in the eastern part of the United States with excellent travel
accessibility. It can be reached by three major interstate highways, Interstates
24, 40, and 65, and the Nashville airport is serviced by most of the major domestic
VENUES IN NASHVILLE
Originally built as a church this is a historic auditorium.
116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219. 615-889-3060. During the winter -
January to Feb. 25, 2006, the Ryman Auditorium is home to the Grand Ole Opry.
The Grand Ole Opry
Friday and Saturday evening year-round. 615-889-3060 for more information. 2802
Opryland Drive Nashville,TN 37214. (Performances take place at the Ryman Auditorium
during the winter).
(formerly Starwood and First American Center)
Road, Antioch, TN 615-641-5800
This is a true outdoor amphitheatre featuring
national acts with an impressive capacity of 18,000 (standing room only) and an
additional 4,000 in the premium pavilion seating area.
2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville TN; 615.383.9140. For over 75 years, The Belcourt
Theatre has provided a space for premiere entertainment in the heart of Nashville's
Hillsboro Village. During this time, The Belcourt has existed in many incarnations
- each of which has furnished a home for some of the city's best and most unusual
performing arts. The theater is leased to Belcourt YES!, a grassroots, not-for-profit
group dedicated to the preservation and successful operation of The Belcourt Theatre
in its historical roles as a home for film, theatre and music.
Music Hall of Fame
222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. 615-416-2001.
family shows, and sporting events. Home to the Nashville Predators and the Nashville
Kats. This state-of-the art arena is is linked to the Nashville Convention Center,
Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Church Street Centre Mall by a climate controlled
(Tennessee Performing Arts Center)
505 Deaderick Street 615-782-4000
TPAC is located in the James K. Polk Cultural Center at 505 Deaderick Street in
downtown Nashville, occupying an entire city block between 5th and 6th Avenues
and Deaderick and Union Streets. Also housing the Tennessee State Museum, the
cultural center adjoins the 18 story James K. Polk Office Tower. The performance
venues at TPAC are Andrew Jackson Hall (2,472 seats), James K. Polk Theater (1,075),
Andrew Johnson Theater (288) and War Memorial Auditorium (1668), the historic
landmark located across 6th Avenue and the plaza from the Center.
2416 Opryland Drive, Nashville TN; 615.885.0028 The
free midnight jams, featuring Opry acts and country music newcomers alike, are
a country music lover's dream. Audiences can attend the live broadcast of the
Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree each Saturday night (America's second longest-running
radio show, broadcast live on Nashville's WSM AM 650, following America's longest-running
radio show - the Grand Ole Opry.
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