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Nashville’s moniker is Music City, and we are not only the beloved home of country music and the Grand Ole Opry, but home to the splendid Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and world-class Nashville Symphony. We offer exciting venues for jazz, rock, alternative, folk and blue-grass. We are proud home to the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League and the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Other exciting attractions include: The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson; Vanderbilt University and the impressive Blair School of Music, which offers free concerts to the public; the world famous Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center; the Parthenon, a full scale replica of the original building in Athens, Greece; the glorious Cheekwood Museum of Art and Gardens; the Nashville Zoo; and the Belle Meade Plantation. Downtown attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; the stunning Frist Center for the Visual Arts; the award-winning, historic Ryman Auditorium and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, home to three theaters and the Tennessee State Museum. Many of Nashville’s restaurants are nationally recognized as some of the finest in America and the queen of Nashville malls, Opry Mills Mall, offers a unique shopping experience. The Wildhorse Saloon and Legends Corner are only two of downtown Nashville’s entertaining and pleasurable hot spots along with numerous exciting shops and boutiques. Historic, beautifully preserved Franklin, will afford you endless options of entertainment and interest just a few miles outside of Nashville. Check in our magazine for the many special events taking place this month. Downtown Nashville hotels include the luxurious 5 star Hermitage Hotel, the Union Station Hotel, Hilton Suites, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, the Hutton Hotel, Renaissance Hotel, Doubletree Hotel and the Sheraton. Enjoy your stay. . . we hope this Nashville Visitors Guide will help you plan your trip.

this month in nashville

Johnny Cash Museum

119 Third Avenue South. Featuring the largest collection of Johnny Cash memorabilia in the world, the museum has everything from his earliest childhood artifacts to the last song he wrote. Exhibits chronicle The Man in Black’s life with stunning graphics, artifacts and interactive technology and include stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and handwritten songs as well as artifacts from family members and notable friends. Experience a three-dimensional walk through the life and legend of this international icon. From handwritten lyrics for “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” to a stone wall from Johnny and June’s home in Hendersonville, this museum holds the very essence of the man. Find the largest selection of Cash souvenirs, apparel and rare collectibles in the Museum Store. Staff members include Cash family members and friends who love to share stories with guests. No trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum. Bongo Java Cafe serves coffee and coffee drinks as well as gourmet cafe foods. Open 8 am–7 pm seven days a week. (615) 256-1777, johnnycashmuseum.com

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