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Nashville — Music Calls Us Home
There are few cities in the world where the mere mention of the name conjures up vivid images. Nashville is one of those places.
Music is the heart of Nashville. Long recognised as the world’s capital of country music, Music City also boasts sounds of pop, rock, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues and soul. With more than 150 live music venues, there is something for everyone.
There are a host of attractions that have made Music City famous, from the world renowned Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to the ultimate country music venue, the Grand Ole Opry. Downtown Nashville is also home to honky tonks and two museums that examine the lives and careers of two of country music’s icons, the Johnny Cash Museum and the George Jones Museum.
Classical music can be found only a block away from the honky tonks at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center home of the Grammy-award winning Nashville Symphony.
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honours the studio players from all genres of music. Exhibits include the very instruments that these musicians used to record many of the greatest hits of the past 65 years.
Nashville has long been known for its expansive music scene, but it’s the creativity of its visual and performing art and fashion scene that is starting to make waves.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an exquisitely converted Art Deco post office which hosts roving exhibitions changing every couple of months. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art houses an extensive art gallery, while the city offers art crawls, studios and art galleries all around town.
History buffs will enjoy the city’s antebellum mansions, like Belmont Mansion, Belle Meade Plantation and The Hermitage, Presidential home of Andrew Jackson. Nashville also claims a full-size replica of the Parthenon, complete with the 42-ft high statue Athena, the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world.
Nashville’s creative spirit has infiltrated its kitchens, turning them into the chef’s studio. From meat-n-three to chef-driven restaurants and everything in between, Nashville’s palate offers it all.
Fashion and music have always been inextricably linked, but these days designers in Nashville are making a name for themselves on their own terms. Whether it’s apparel, jewellery, denim, shoes or leather goods, there’s no shortage of creative Nashvillians making their mark beyond music.
With its charming mix of musical, historical and cultural flavours, Nashville is truly a city for all seasons and styles.
Live Music in Music City
Music is the heart of Nashville. Whether you listen to rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop, folk or classical – Music City has it all, every day and every night.
With more than 150 live music venues in Nashville, you’re sure to find a sound that suits you! Need a little guidance? Download the Nashville Live Music app where you can search by location, venue, date and genre – or just look for the guitar pick shaped Live Music sign located outside venues throughout the city.