A Walk in our Past - Wear a pair of walking shoes and take a stroll
into Nashville's past. Step back in time as you explore the many historical
sites the city offers like Belle Meade Plantation and Fort Nashborough.
Slated to open in 2006, Fort Negley tells the surreal and fascinating story
of freed African-Americans constructing a union fort on a hill overlooking
downtown Nashville. The Bicentennial Mall is a stopping point for history
buffs. The 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol
Building and give visitors a taste of Tennessee's history and natural
wonder, as well as serve as a lasting monument to Tennessee's Bicentennial
Music Festivals in Music City - What would Nashville be without its
deep musical roots? We celebrate those roots at the more than 10 music
festivals held annually in Music City. Tin Pan South, named for the famous
Tin Pan Alley in New York City, celebrates songwriters and their craft. The
CMA Music Festival, previously known as Fan Fair, draws more than 100,000
music fans worldwide to Music City. River Stages rocks Riverfront Park as
this 3-day music festival combines artists and genres from many musical
backgrounds. Music City Jazz & Heritage Festival combines local and
national jazz and blues talent for one spectacular Labor Day weekend.
Music and More - Donning the name, Music City USA, Nashville has
become one of the leading music recording cities in the country. Take a
drive down Music Row and see where deals are made in the recording
industry. Stop at RCA Studio B, where renowned musicians like Elvis Presley
and the Everly Brothers made music history. Stop by the famous Bluebird
café where songwriters and musicians perform nightly. Artists like Faith
Hill and Garth Brooks got their starts at the Bluebird café.
The Soul of the City - Nashville's African American Heritage-
Nashville boasts a rich multicultural presence with African Americans now
representing more than 27 percent of the Davidson County population. The
history and heritage of the African-American in Nashville is represented at
many art galleries, plantation homes as well as African-American influences
chronicled through food, exhibits, music and culture. On the horizon for
2006, a new African American Heritage Museum rounds out the rich history of
Music is Only Half the Fun - Nashville boasts many cultural
attractions such as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The Frist Center
for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit art-exhibition center, with
approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, dedicated to presenting
the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as
major U.S. and international exhibitions. The Nashville Opera, as well as
the Nashville Symphony perform year round and a new world-class concert
hall, slated to open in 2006, will feature many musical performances.
Nashville's many wonderful restaurants specialize in Southern cuisine with
a flare. The city also attracts sports lovers for Titans' football, golf
and Predators' hockey.
The Athens of the South - The moniker 'Athens of the South' has
helped foster Nashville's reputations as a cultural and learning
destination. Over 150 years ago, the first of many colleges in the area
raised the bar on education in the south. Today there are more than 16
colleges and universities in the area. Because of the city's dedication to
learning, many cultural institutions have made Nashville their home.
Breaking a Record in Music City - If you have ever dreamed of making
a record, imagine how it feels breaking a record. When it comes to
successful conventions, it's not who you know-it's where you go. For years,
meetings held in Nashville have been setting new attendance records, many
of which are repeat conventions.
Uniquely Nashville - Nashville offers many unique venues that can
call Music City home. They are unique to our city, and they bring visitors
worldwide to sneak a peak, but more importantly, they make the perfect
backdrop for a function outside your host hotel. Step into the Ryman
Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music, and have breakfast on the
stage where Minnie Pearl once performed. Then step into the Parthenon and
dine at the feet of Athena, the Western Hemisphere's largest indoor statue
and the world's only full-scale replica of the Athenian Greek temple.
The Family Side of Nashville - Nashville offers something for the
whole family. Nashville was recently voted one of the friendliest cities in
the country, which makes families feel right at home. The Adventure Science
Museum, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Art Quest at the Frist Center for
the Visual Arts and the Valley Fair Amusement Park are just a few places
with family friendly activities.
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