welcome to nashville key magazine,
the Nashville Visitors Guide offering monthly information
on Nashville Tennessee and its surrounding area.
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 hotspots 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, Doubetree Hotel and the Sheraton. Enjoy your stay. . . we hope this Nashville Visitors Guide will help you plan your trip.
this month in nashville
Daily – Ryman Auditorium Tours
116 Fifth Avenue North, downtown. Established in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark and must-see for any Nashville visitor. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943–1974, the Ryman is the very epicenter of Music City. Take a self-guided tour and learn the fascinating story of the building’s construction as you peruse artifacts from more than a century of entertainment history. Guided Backstage Tours are available on a limited basis, check the box office for details. New expanded Gift Shop with exclusive Ryman merchandise. Make-your-own t-shirt activity station as well as Café Lula at the Ryman are now open! Open seven days a week. ryman.com