Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation
Whether you’re interested in music, art, history, fashion, food or sports, Music City will give everyone something to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly, and authentic, with diverse neighbourhoods, a unique musical heritage, and a creative culture that pervades the city.
Proudly called ‘Music City’, Nashville is home to more than 180 live music venues, each offering a unique experience that will introduce you to so many artists. Visit the historic Ryman Auditorium, which has hosted artists from Charlie Chaplin and Hank Williams to Jack White and Taylor Swift. Just steps away, honky tonks line Lower Broadway and showcase live music seven days a week with no cover charge. Outside of downtown, the Grand Ole Opry honours its rich history with a mix of country music legends and contemporary chart toppers for full-band shows, while the famous Bluebird Cafe showcases Nashville's songwriting talent through intimate writers' rounds.
Nashville’s creativity doesn’t just end with music. Local eats range from traditional southern “meat-and-threes” to chef-driven dining with new offerings opening across town, such as Assembly Food Hall at Fifth + Broadway shopping and retail development, which is also home to the iconic National Museum of African American Music.
A very walkable city, Nashville is home to many open-air green spaces. Dubbed the ‘Athens of the South’ in the 1800s for its commitment to art and education, Nashville’s Centennial Park claims a full-size replica of the Parthenon complete with a 42-ft high statue of Athena, the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world.