Nashville is often considered one of the top destinations for travel in the American south, and for good reason. Most noted for its music scene, its nickname is Music City, Nashville has plenty of other things to see and do. It is also important to note that Nashville is not just all about country. There is quite a bit of diversity when it comes to the music industry. From folk to rock and roll to country, Nashville is alive and features artists from genres for all interests. Pristine Agency invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at Nashville, a top destination for travel.
The music scene and industry spans a variety of genres in this southern city. The downtown area features a diverse assortment of entertainment venues. In what is called The District, the area of Lower Broadway, Second Avenue and Printers Alley is where you will find a plethora of music clubs and honky-tonk bars. This area is one of the best to catch live music performances from a diverse group of people. You will also find a wide selection of places to dine, night clubs, and an assortment of cultural attractions. The major performing arts center of the city is the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The Tennessee Repertory Theater, the Nashville Opera, the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps and the Nashville Ballet call this place home. Although the jazz scene of the city is not what it used to be, there has been a significant revival in recent years. This is due in part to a local radio station WMOT-FM that is hosted from nearby Murfreesboro, Frisk University’s jazz station and also to the non-profit organization, Nashville Jazz Workshop. The Nashville Jazz Workshop hosts concerts and classes in the Nashville neighborhood of Germantown
Of course Nashville is primarily known for its country music scene, and many of the popular tourist sites involve it. There is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theater and the Ryman Auditorium. The latter was home to the Grand Ole Opry until 1974, until it moved to its present location about 9 miles outside of the downtown area in what is called Music Valley. The Grand Ole Opry is the world’s longest running live radio show. There are several shows a week at the Grand Ole Opry, and the still do a winter run at the original Ryman Auditorium. The CMA Music Festival, formerly known as Fan Fair is held in the city annually. This event brings thousands of fans to see tried and true country artists, as well as the up and coming artists of the new generation.
Music City will have you dancing your days and nights away. Whether you want to hear some cool jazz, or do a little line dancing, don your dancing shoes, and get out and enjoy all Nashville has to offer you.