The cradle of country music and the home of legendary entertainment, Nashville is a mecca for concert-goers and performers alike. Nicknamed “Music City”, Nashville has a long history of being a birthplace for American music. Early settlers are known to have celebrated their arrivals to the local Cumberland River by buck dancing to the lively tunes of fiddlers.  The city’s first musical act to tour the world, an African American a cappella ensemble called the Fisk Jubilee Singers, performed for the Queen of England in 1873, thus helping to put Tennessee’s capital city on the map. Also known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World”, Nashville now lends its musical inspiration to artists from all around the globe.

Nashville’s nighttime skyline


Those intrigued by Nashville’s past musical boom will enjoy taking a walk through the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, and/or the Grand Ole Opry where legendary musicians like Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire have performed.  


Willie Nelson and Friends Museum


The Second Fiddle—live country music venue


Travelers looking for a more up-to-date music scene (with a swinging nightlife to boot) should check out the Broadway strip located in downtown Nashville. From bluegrass to rock and roll, Nashville has a variety of venues that will get you tapping your feet. Can’t decide on one genre for the night? Try your luck in any neighborhood establishment. With different options to choose from located just blocks away from each other, you could be walking distance away from your new favorite hangout spot. 
Many honky-tonks, bars, and delectable restaurant options also make this entertainment district worth checking out. Those looking for authentic southern cuisine are in luck: Broadway has burgers, barbeque, and fried food galore. Spicy food lovers, rejoice! You’re in the home of Nashville hot chicken.

Nashville’s Broadway Strip


Feast on a Nashville hot chicken sandwich


After a full meal, take a stroll across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world, or pay a visit to Nashville’s very own full-scale Parthenon replica turned museum.


One of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world


Nashville’s full-size Parthenon replica


From the countless venues fit for music lovers to the endless opportunities to experience great dining, art, and history, Nashville is bound to offer a notable vacation experience.

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