Visit Music City

Nashville appeals to travellers wishing to immerse themselves in music, go on a culinary journey, dive into culture and history, and so much more...

From world-renowned honky tonks and iconic venues such as the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry to secret small and personal acoustic venues, Nashville’s title of Music City permeates through every street. Nashville has risen to be one of the most sought-after cities to visit in America, with 15.48 million visitors in 2023, which is expected to rise to 16.27 million by the end of 2024.

Famously known as the world’s mecca of country music, the city also boasts scenes from rock and pop to jazz and soul and many more. Many stars, including Taylor Swift have launched their career in one of  Music City’s approximately 180 venues, most often the legendary Bluebird Cafe. Travellers can also catch music creatives all across the town in iconic venues such as the Grand Ole Opry, Cannery Hall, Ryman Auditorium, the Bridgestone Arena and, of course, the downtown honky tonks of Lower Broadway. Early 2025 will see ‘The Pinnacle’ open in the new development of Nashville Yards, a 4,500-capacity state-of-the-art live music and event venue operated by live music giant, AEG Presents.

There are an abundance of brand-new openings, revamps of iconic hotspots, and, undoubtedly, new music - with more than 2,600 new hotel rooms in construction and the opening of six restaurants. Luxury name hotel brands like the Four Seasons, 1 Hotel, the W and The Conrad sit alongside boutique favourites like The Bobby, The Graduate and The Hermitage, offering travellers a stay that suits them.

Alongside the vibrant nightlife of honky tonks, restaurants, and bars, travellers can also immerse themselves in the colourful art scene of Downtown Nashville. Travellers can explore an array of galleries, including the Tinney Contemporary, Red Arrow Gallery and Chauvet Arts, showcasing the talent of local and international artists. The neighbourhoods of WeHo and The Gulch are full of colourful murals and graffiti sprayed on street walls. Those visiting in September can head to Artville, the annual visual arts festival which showcases public art installations, contemporary art, and immersive experiences.

Nashville allows foodie travellers to explore the world’s cuisine all in one place with cuisine from Greece, Japan, Korea, India; including local favourites Lou, Pelican & Pig, and Xiao Bao. The city is also home to Kisser which reached the semi-finals of the acclaimed James Beard Awards 2023, for its food which acts as a ‘homage to the Japanese kissaten.’

Whether listening to live music, soaking in the art scene, divulging in culinary delights, or simply relaxing, travellers will find endless ways to make the most of Music City!

Posted on: 22/02/2024

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