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3 TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Grand Ole Opry 2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in September, plus Wednesdays September 12-26. Since 1925, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. While performances from both legendary entertainers and the latest country music acts are the norm, when you go to the Opry, you’ll also enjoy bluegrass bands, comedy, and more.

See the new stars, superstars, and legends of country music on the stage where many of them got their start and some are experiencing the thrill for the very first time. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Rascal Flatts, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Janson, Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch (pictured), the Oak Ridge Boys, and more! For Opry tickets and information visit or call (615) 871-OPRY.

SEPTEMBER 1-3 Nashville Sounds Home Games First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Take the family out to the ballgame when the Nashville Sounds wrap up the season vs. Memphis Redbirds. SEPTEMBER 7-8 Middle Tennessee Celtic Festival & Highland Games Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. The annual festival opens Friday evening with rocking Celtic music featuring The American Rogues, The Nashville Celts, and The Secret Commonwealth. Bring lawn chairs on Saturday for a fun-filled day of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food and craft vendors. SEPTEMBER 7-9 Nashville Greek Fest 4905 Franklin Pike. Experience a rich, multi-sensory experience of Greek hospitality and culture with savory cuisine, soulful music, lively dancing, and tours. $3 tickets, free for 12 and under, military, police and fire personnel (with ID). Free parking and shuttle (limited hours). SEPTEMBER 7-16 Tennessee State Fair Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Avenue. “The Heart of Tennessee” continues the longstanding traditions of family entertainment, educational experiences and Volunteer state pride. Experience thrilling rides at the Midway, the wide variety of competitions, and mouth-watering fair foods. SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 18, 19 The Huckabee Show 30 Music Village Boulevard, Hendersonville. Be part of a live studio audience and enjoy news, music, entertainment and fun with former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee and his special guests! Tickets are free. For ages 16+. Seating at 6:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome! Register online or call 833-HUCKABEE for more info. House of Cards 119 3rd Avenue South, Lower Level. Nashville’s newest and most unique dining and entertainment experience! Located underground, the venue offers an evening for guests unlike any other in the history of the South.

House of Cards celebrates the art of magic, classic American cuisine and fine hand-crafted cocktails. Guests are encouraged to explore the dining room to enjoy the rare collections and be entertained by some of America’s top magicians who are stationed throughout the venue to provide mind boggling illusions and tricks all evening long. To further enhance the experience, House of Cards has a dress code and no-photography policy to ensure the privacy of guests. Reservations are required. Complimentary tickets to magic performances in the showroom are included with purchase of a dinner entree.

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5 events SEPTEMBER 8 Dragon Boat Festival East Bank Landing, Cumberland River, directly across from downtown. Cheer 1000 paddlers in 46-foot-long authentic, Hong Kong-style dragon boats, and celebrate the long tradition of dragon boat racing with a cultural festival. Celebration dances will be performed by the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville. Opening ceremony at 10 am, Races begin at 11 am, Drummer’s parade at 1 pm, Award Ceremony at 4:30 pm. SEPTEMBER 8 Kidsville Family Festival Centennial Park, 2600 West End Avenue. A funfilled day of activities including crafts, inflatable lawn games, face painting, scavenger hunt, food trucks, and more! 10 am–3 pm. SEPTEMBER 8 Wine On The River Riverfront Park, 100 1st Avenue North. Travel through different global regions and sample wine, beer, and spirits specific to that region and a restaurant featuring a culturally themed menu. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music. SEPTEMBER 11-16 Americana Music Festival & Conference Various locations. A must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music. Legendary artists, rising stars and industry professionals come together for four days of music and education.

The conference features numerous panels, seminars and much more, proudly providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum. Get the full schedule at

SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27 Opry Country Classics 2804OprylandDrive.Beginning at the Opry and later emanating from the historic Ryman Auditorium during the spring season, Opry Country Classics is hosted by Opry member Larry Gatlin and features the country music the world knows best, performed by legends of the genre and the rising stars those legends have influenced. The fall run begins Thursdays starting on September 13. For tickets and information, visit or call (615) 871-OPRY.

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6 SEPTEMBER 14-16 Music City Food + Wine Festival Bicentennial Park and Walk of Fame Park.

The perfect excursion for any food, wine, or spirits lover! All weekend long, mingle with chefs and indulge in artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from more than 80 purveyors. SEPTEMBER 15 Dog Day Festival Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue. Join thousands of Nashvillians and their furry companions for a day jam packed with four-legged fun at Nashville’s longest-running dog festival and celebration of everything pup. $5 admission, kids 10 and under free. All proceeds benefit the Nashville Humane Association. SEPTEMBER 16 Jazz on the Cumberland Concert Series Cumberland Park Amphitheater, 592 South First Street.

Enjoy great live music and the downtown skyline overlooking the Cumberland River. Hear some of the area’s best regional and national jazz artists. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Fun for the entire family, with a kid’s play zone, including a climbing wall, playground, and water slides. Free; 5:30–8 pm; plenty of free parking in Lot R, under the pedestrian street bridge. SEPTEMBER 16, 30 Titans Football Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way. It’s football fever in Nashville when the tailgating season begins! Come cheer on the Tennessee Titans Sept.

16 vs. Houston Texans; Sept. 30 vs. Philadelphia Eagles. Both games at 12 noon. SEPTEMBER 18, 22, 29 Nashville Soccer Club First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson Street. Cheer on Nashville SC at their home matches Sept. 18 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies; Sept. 22 vs. Charleston Battery, and Sept. 29 vs. New York Red Bulls II. All games at 7:30 pm. SEPTEMBER 21 Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market 900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with various local artisans, restaurants and shops, locally raisedmeats,freshlybakeddesserts,seasonalcocktails,craftbeer,localwine,andmore!Livemusicand family-friendly activities.

5–9 pm. Free admission. SEPTEMBER 21, 25 Nashville Predators Preseason Games Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Enjoy NHL hockey in Smashville on September 21 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning and September 25 vs. Carolina Hurricanes, both games at 7 pm. SEPTEMBER 21-23 Nashville Flea Market Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Indoors and outdoors! You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month, at one of the top ten flea markets in the country.

Dealers and vendors from 30 states. Free admission; parking $5. SEPTEMBER 21-23 African Street Festival Hadley Park, 1037 28th Avenue North. This free family-oriented festival includes the cultures of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America and other places around the world where African culture is represented. Highlights include the Children’s Pavilion, arts and crafts, storytelling, tasty authentic African, American and other cuisines; an eclectic mix of live music – African, reggae, Latin, R&B, jazz, gospel, neo-soul, country, blues, African drumming, spoken word, dance, and more! A cultural and educational experience for all! Free admission and parking. SEPTEMBER 28 Full Moon Pickin’ Party Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2520 Old Hickory Boulevard. Bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds, while three headlining acts perform on the main stage. No glass, large coolers, or alcohol. Bring blankets or camping chairs. Family-friendly. Dogs on a leash welcome. 7–11 pm, Tickets: $7–$25, include water, soft drinks and beer (adults 21+). Food available. SEPTEMBER 28 Bootlegger’s Bash Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. This annual fundraiser is inspired by the rich bootlegging history of Williamson County.

Bootlegger’s Bash is an event which features all things truly Southern: sampling of local whiskeys, delicious Southern cooking, and a lively band—all in the garden at Carnton under twinkling lights and lush greenery. Tickets must be purchased in advance. events

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This month’s outstanding lineup: Sept. 7: Lucero; Sept. 8: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite; Sept. 9: American Idol Live!; Sept. 13: Opry Country Classics; Sept. 14: Old Crow Medicine Show; Sept. 15: Loverboy; Sept. 16: k.d. lang; Sept. 18: An Evening with Old Dominion & Friends; Sept. 19: Nashville Songwriter Awards; Sept. 20: Opry Country Classics; Sept. 21: BORNS; Sept. 25: Daughtry; Sept. 26: CAM; Sept. 27: Opry Country Classics; Sept. 28: Anderson East; Sept. 29: Kansas; Sept. 30: Joan Baez. Buy tickets at Ryman box office,,, ticketmaster outlets or call (615) 458-8700.

SUNDAY EVENINGS Bluegrass Jam Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South. Free admission on Sunday evening at Nashville’s premiere listening room for bluegrass and roots music. “Cold beer, hot pickin’ and friends you won’t meet until you get here.” Showtime 8 pm. TUESDAY EVENINGS Acoustic Pickin’ Party Centennial Black Box Theater, 211 27th Avenue North. Bring an acoustic instrument and join the circle, 7–9 pm. All styles of music, including originals. Great for developing chops, and learning new tunes. Bring a couple tunes you’d like to play and an open mind. Ages 12–up. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AND SATURDAY AFTERNOONS The Music of Nashville: A Magical Journey Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Drive.

Take a historical 60 year ride through some of Nashville’s biggest hits, and the stories behind them! Performed by hot up-and-coming artists who are backed by a fantastic first-call Nashville band, they will bring you to your feet! Tickets available online, day of show or call (615) 969-6349. (more info on page 27) THURSDAY EVENINGS Speakeasy Swing at Rudys Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves Street. Nashville’s only jazz club features 1930s-1940s live music with vintage swing dancing, a New Orleans inspired menu and tipsy cocktails. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY EVENINGS Music at the Frist Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway.

Enjoy free music in the Cafe or Grand Lobby, 6 pm. SEPTEMBER AT THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place. Ticket packages may be purchased from the Patron Services hotline at (615) 687- 6401. Become a season ticket holder and receive added benefits! Concerts this month: Sept. 6: Music City Mariachi presents “México en el Corazón” (free family event, open to the public); Sept. 8: Bernstein Centennial Opening Night; Sept. 9: Symphony Under the Stars featuring Beethoven’s Emperor and Respighi’s Pines of Rome (at Ascend Amphitheater); Sept. 13-15: Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms; Sept.

16: Chris Isaak (without orchestra); Sept. 23: Reese Witherspoon: Whiskey in a Teacup Tour (without orchestra); Sept. 27-29: Kristin Chenoweth with the Nashville Symphony; Sept. 29: Pirates! The Quest for Blackbeard’s Treasure. SEPTEMBER AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM 116 Fifth Avenue North. This stellar venue is a six-time winner of Pollstar’s Concert Theatre of the Year award and 2012, 2010 and 2008 performing arts Pack a picnic, bring your friends, lawn chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy free music in local vineyards. Wines available for purchase. SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Arrington Vineyards Music in the Vines 6211 Patton Road, Arrington.

Enjoy live jazz in the courtyard, and bluegrass bands by the Grand Barn. Saturdays 4–8 pm, Sundays 2–6 pm. SEPTEMBER 1, 29 Beachaven Winery Jazz on the Lawn 1100 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville. Get your sway on to Randy Moore on ​ Sept. 1; CJQ on Sept. 29. 6:30–9:30 music at the wineries

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9 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS Ray Stevens Show CabaRay Showroom, 5724 River Road. Ray Stevens and his fabulous A-Team band will take you down memory lane with songs and stories from Ray’s legendary career. Showtime 7:30 pm, dinner seating at 6 pm. Come early to experience the rockin’ Piano Bar with live music from 5 pm until showtime and post show until closing. (615) 327-4630, SATURDAY EVENINGS Bye Bye Liver: The Nashville Drinking Play Blue Bar and Rack Room, 1911 Broadway. This fastpaced sketch comedy takes a satirical look at the drinking culture every Saturday night.

Audience members participate in Would You Rather, Name That Tune, and more. SEPTEMBER 1 Steel Magnolias The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike. The theater presents thrilling performances for family audiences and scrumptious dining at an affordable price. SEPTEMBER 1, 2, 6-9 Frankenstein Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin. Pushing the limits of science and morality in his search for love and purpose, Victor Frankenstein unleashes a creation that he cannot control. Based on Mary Shelley’s gothic novel. SEPTEMBER 1-3, 7-9 Shakespeare in the Park Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Avenue.

Shakespeare’s classical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, explores the duality of love in a magical, transformative production that asks: if we are in love are we ever in control? 6 pm: Food and drink vendors, Talking Shakespeare with nightly special guest speakers; 6:30 pm: preshow; 7:30 pm: performance begins. $10 suggested donation. SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25 Courtyard Concerts Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street. Bring lunch and enjoy a free, live outdoor concert, rain or shine. 11:45 am–1 pm, SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 25 The Doyle and Debbie Show Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South.

This hilarious love letter to the country music community and its stars is hysterical, and the music is finely-crafted. area galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring many genres of artwork. Some venues present live music, and many serve complimentary wine. These monthly gatherings are an opportunity to meet the artists, buy and support their work.

SEPTEMBER 1 Downtown Nashville Saturday Art Crawl Fifth Avenue of the Arts, Historic Arcade, Eighth Avenue, Broadway. The festive atmosphere and participating venues welcome you to galleries open 6–9 pm, with trolleys making a continuous loop 6–10 pm. Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston Minutes from downtown, Wedgewood/ Houston is rich with art and music culture. Check out groundbreaking art from the artist run spaces on Chestnut Street to the commercial galleries on Hagan Street along with popups, beginning at 6 pm. Don’t miss Art + Activism, a showcase of works from Oasis Center students at The Gallery at Fort Houston, 2020 Lindell Avenue. SEPTEMBER 7 Downtown Franklin Friday Art Crawl Charming shops and galleries, live music and refreshments make Franklin a great place to be 6–9 pm. SEPTEMBER 15 East Side Art Stumble East Nashville. Galleries, businesses, and studios stretch across the neighborhoods of East Nashville and Inglewood. Saturday event from 6-9, rain or shine. SEPTEMBER 22 Jefferson Street Art Crawl The crawl happens up and down Jefferson, starting at the Garden Brunch Cafe near Rosa Parks and ending at One Drop Ink Tattoo at Jefferson and 28th. The monthly event engages community and highlights art along this historic art corridor as well as the North Nashville Community. art crawls

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10 SEPTEMBER 13-15, 21-23, 26-30 Tuck Everlasting Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton Street. After adventuring beyond her white picket fence, “good girl” Winnie Foster meets the energetic teenager Jesse Tuck, who leads her on an unexpected, magical journey. Soon she is faced with an extraordinary question: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Based on the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, this heartfelt Broadway musical is full of soaring melodies and mischief. SEPTEMBER 20-22, 26-29 Newsies Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Highway 100.

Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies contains a timeless message for the whole family. Nashville’s original barn and most unique dining and entertainment experience offers a premium buffet and professional theater. SEPTEMBER 21 Music City Improv Third Coast Comedy Club, Marathon Village, 1310 Clinton Avenue. This high octane show from Nashville’s longest running improv troupe features live and video sketch comedy.

Shows are considered PG-13 and are a mix of short form and long form. performing arts The two stars, Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton, have the acting and singing chops to carry it all off beautifully. Tickets: $20, 7 pm. SEPTEMBER 6-8, 13-16, 19-23 Avenue Q Andrew Johnson Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. Who says puppet shows are just for kids? Join the Nashville Rep on a musical tour where humans and puppets alike confront the everyday challenges of adult life: falling in love, finding your purpose, and fighting the urge to stay in your apartment forever. SEPTEMBER 7, 13 Nashville Jazz Workshop Evenings The Jazz Cave, 1319 Adams Street. “Snap on 2&4” welcomes pianist Anthony Belfiglio on Sept. 7, performing repertoire from great hard bop bands like Horace Silver Quintet, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.“CabaretattheWorkshop”willfeature vocalist Carolyn German on Sept. 13. Soft drinks and bottled water available. BYOB and snacks. Tickets: $25, High school and college students: $15. SEPTEMBER 12, 25 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Avenue. Lunchtime jazz from 11:30 am–1:30 pm, free. Wishing Chair Puppet Productions Nashville Public Library Children’s Theatre, 615 Church Street. Enjoy 30-minute enchanting productions, free of charge. Limited free parking for 1-1/2 hours in the library’s parking garage. Tuesday & Wednesday Morning Story Time: Meet the Professor, Library Pete, and Mary Mary as they sing, juggle and read books with puppet friends Tommy Dog, Cedric the Dragon, J.J. the Lamb, Spanish Fox, and Jimmy Giraffe. Showtimes 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am. For ages 6 and under.

Friday & Saturday Mornings: Puss in Boots, a jazz infused puppet version of the classic Brother’s Grimm story, opens Sept. 7. A tiny kitty cat with a mighty wit guides an innocent boy to riches and happiness beyond his wildest dreams! Showtimes especially for kids 10:30 am and 11:30 am. Ages 3-12, but all are welcome. SATURDAY MORNINGS Kidsville Story Time Inside The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue. Kids ages 12 and younger will explore a different weekly theme and create a related piece of art. Free, 11–11:45 am. SEPTEMBER 1, 2, 4-9 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton Street.

Star light, star bright, first star we see... wait a minute... little star isn’t in the nighttime sky! Where can it be? It’s up to two stalwart starkeepers to search the galaxy and solve this cosmic cliffhanger in an interactive theatrical experience designed for the youngest of theater goers.

11 SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 27-29 The Civil War Street Theatre Company, 6727 Charlotte Pike. Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring “dramatic theatrical concert.” This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history, exploring the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the lovers and families whom they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake.

This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith. SEPTEMBER 21-23 Swan Lake Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. A cherished favorite for ballet connoisseurs and an instant hit for novices, Swan Lake returns to Nashville Ballet to open the season with a dazzling fresh take on the classical masterpiece. Featuring choreographic updates from Artistic Director Paul Vasterling and striking new costumes, this enchanting romance attempts to answer the timeless question – can true love conquer all? SEPTEMBER 22 Music in the Meadow Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood.

Bring food and friends for an evening with trio Fairground Saints. Enjoy a hike and meet Owl’s Hill’s non-releasable live owls! Gates open at 5:30 pm, music starts at 7 pm. $100/car (6 people). SEPTEMBER 22 Bluebird on the Mountain Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive. Pack a picnic for an outdoor concert with singersongwriters Marshall Chapman, Matraca Berg and Tommy Womack. You’ll have the opportunity to stargaze through the grand telescope on one of the tallest hilltops in Nashville after $135/car (8 people). Gates open at 6 pm. SEPTEMBER 27 Poet’s Corner with Richard Nelson Scarritt Bennett Center, Vanderbilt University.

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by a featured local poet. Free and open to the public.

12 dining Aquarium Restaurant Opry Mills Mall. Sensational seafood in a unique setting. Dine around a 200,000 gallon tank featuring more than 100 species of colorful tropical fish including sharks and stingrays. Delicious menu selections from burgers to seafood platters. After your meal, visit the Treasure Chest Gift Shop. You’ll want to make Aquarium part of your next outing, field trip, birthday party or special event. Reservations recommended. (615) 514-FISH, Café Lula at the Ryman 116 Fifth Avenue North. 615-458-8700. Café Lula is now open! Located just outside the Ryman’s main entrance with floor to ceiling glass windows on three sides and a covered patio, Café Lula puts you in the middle of the excitement.

The menu features fresh, healthy fare with an emphasis on rotisserie cooking and locally sourced ingredients available for both dine-in and grab-and-go service. Open daily 7 am to 7 pm with extended hours during nighttime Ryman events. Claim Jumper Opry Mills Mall. Celebrate special occasions, host a business lunch or gather with friends and family. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a vast selection of freshly prepared items including fish, rotisserie chicken, baby-back pork ribs, freshly baked pot pie, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and our famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake.

Relax in the saloon with cocktails and Claim Jumper’s own craft beers. (615) 649-0785, Joe’s Crab Shack 123 Second Avenue South. Joe’s Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the “mainland” that include steak, sandwiches, and chicken. Come eat at Joe’s and be a part of a fun experience! (615) 242-2722, Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater 2416 Music Valley Drive, Music Valley Village, across from Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand

  • 13 2213 8th Ave. S. (615) 891-4488 Open lunch and dinner— Mon.-Fri. Open for dinner Sat. Crab. BOOZE. GOOD VIEWS. 123 2nd Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37201 615.242.2722
  • Bookyourgroupparty of15ormoretoday! menu showcases a continental twist on American classics. Premium cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list complement the award winning cuisine. Skull’s pays homage to the entertainment of yesteryear with burlesque and live music nightly. Etta James, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Lee Lewis, and comedian Andy Griffith have all graced the original checker-board stage. The Smiling Elephant 2213 8th Avenue South. A gem of a Thai restaurant regaled by the locals. Their mission is to serve healthy, authentic Thai cuisine at a reasonable price. The specialty of the house is Pad Thai. All dishes use the freshest ingredients. Enjoy exquisite food and the gentle spirit that you feel upon entering. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Open for dinner on Saturday. (615) 891-4488, Ole Opry. Nashville’s premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show, with songs made famous by legendary artists and today’s superstars. See stars such as “Opry Star” Jeannie Seely, “Hee Haw’s” Shotgun Red, “Rising Star” Zach Janson, Diana Murrell and others. Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30 pm and show time is 6:30 pm. Reservations recommended. Dinner and show is $47.95, show only is $30. Tour groups welcome. (615) 885-4747, Nudie’s Honky Tonk 409 Broadway. The world famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway resides in a 100-year-old historic three-story building housing millions of dollars of rare country music memorabilia, costumes, multiple bars, two stages featuring live music and Southern style comfort food for guests. Open 11 am–3 am daily, this attraction features the longest bar in Music City at over 100 feet. Rainforest Café This unique dining concept located in Opry Mills is an adventure through a realistic indoor rainforest with lush foliage, cascading waterfalls and giant aquariums. The menu has Mexican, Italian, Cajun and Caribbean flavors, ranging from exotic to traditional. The children’s menu will please your little “wild ones.” Don’t forget to stop by the Retail Village for a wide selection of unique souvenirs!

(615) 514-3000, Skull’s Rainbow Room 222 Printers Alley. Skull’s Rainbow Room is a tribute to David “Skull” Schulman and the former fine dining establishments of Nashville’s historic Printers Alley. Chef Gannon Leary’s critically acclaimed

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16 Map 1: Nashville and Surrounding Area Nashville Pegram Coopertown Hendersonville Goodlettsville Millersville Greenbrier Ridgetop Madison Old Hickory Green Hill Mt. Juliet Lakewood Gallatin Shackle Island Ocana Liberty Cottontown Ashland City Joelton Whites Creek Pleasant View White House Hermitage Donelson Gladeville Berry Hill Bordeaux Lebanon Pike Br ile y Pk w y Donelson Pike O ld H ic k o ry B lv d E lli ng to n P kw y W hites Creek Ln B r il Clarksville Pike Hyde s Ferry Pike Davidson Co. Cheatham Co. Wilson Co. Sumner Co. Robertson Co. 24 65 65 40 440 65 40 40 65 70 70 70 70 S 31 E 41 A 31 W 41 431 41 31 W 41 A 31 E 70 155 12 12 49 49 109 109 25 6 11 24 112 65 12 24 24 24 6 249 251 249 257 45 174 45 174 258 265 265 171 386 24 40 24 65 41 257 174 25 249 256 155 41 A Cheatham Wildlife Refuge Nashville International Airport State Capitol The Hermitage Grand Ole Opry Belle Meade Plantation Green Hills Mall Rivergate Mall 100 Gaylord Springs Golf Club J.

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17 Forest Hills Brentwood Oak Hill Belle Meade Smyrna LaVergne Nolensville Franklin Thompsons Station Spring Hill Kingston Springs Clovercroft Trinity Arrington Triune Kirkland Bingham College Grove Bellevue Rockvale Eagleville Allisona Leipers Fork urfreesboro Pike rd in Williamson Co. Rutherford Co.

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POINTS OF INTEREST Nissan Stadium Bicentennial Mall Chamber of Commerce Bridgestone Arena Nashville Visitors Information Municipal Auditorium Ryman Auditorium TPAC/TN State Museum Frist Center for the Visual Arts Music City Center Schermerhorn Symphony Center Old Town Trolley Tours KEY TO ADVERTISERS The Upper Room Johnny Cash Museum Patsy Cline Museum House of Cards Cotton-Eyed Joe Skull’s Rainbow Room The Smiling Elephant Nudie’s Honky Tonk Joe’s Crab Shack Ryman Auditorium F


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  • Books,purses,statues Purr-fect Giftsfor Cats& their People Rescued Cats & Kittens for adoption 615.297 PURR (7877)
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  • BreedSpecificGifts Where all the cool dogs and their people go. 615.279.WAGS (9247) 2824 Bransford Avenue The Cat Shoppe 2824 Bransford Avenue, Berry Hill. Unique toys, the world’s strongest catnip cigars, handmade dragonfly toys, locally made cat-scratching posts (recommended by feline behaviorist). For cat lovers: jewelry, statues, Laurel Burch purses, ceramics, books and frames. Be sure to visit the rescued cats awaiting adoption. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm. Call (615) 297-PURR (7877). Cotton-Eyed Joe Located on the corner of Second Avenue and Broadway in the District, Nashville’s easy-to-find tourist hot spot. On the main floor, you are surrounded by a vast selection of gifts, souvenirs, t-shirts, jewelry and novelties at low prices. The Bargain Attic Area has items priced 50% off. Visit the Gift Gallery section, featuring new and unusual home decor and gift items. Tour buses welcome. Call (615) 726-3302 for more information. The Dog Store 2824 Bransford Avenue, Berry Hill. A large selection of gifts for people in your favorite breed including mugs, frames, statues, and books. And for the special dog in your life, all natural treats, leather collars, bowls, toys and food. Open Monday– Saturday 10 am–6 pm. Call 279-WAGS (9247). Hatch Show Print Store 224 Fifth Avenue South. You’ll find a wide assortment of iconic and newly designed prints and posters, as well as other paper goods, Hatch logo apparel, and more. The Hermitage Museum Store Home of President Andrew Jackson, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, (615) 889-2941. A lovely selection of decorative accessories, books and videos, toys and collectibles, home décor, and gourmet gifts including Hermitage preserves and Lynchburg BBQ sauce. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise support the activities and programs of the museum. The Johnny Cash Museum Store 119 Third Avenue South. Featuring Johnny Cash merchandise including t-shirts and other apparel, mugs, backpacks, tote bags, and more. Call (615) 256-1777 or visit The Nashville Collection 120 Second Avenue North. Your shop for great gifts and Nashville collectibles for all ages. Opry Mills Mall Tennessee’s largest outlet and value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination with more than 200 stores, including several first-in-market name-brand additions. Opry Mills’ impressive roster of designer outlet stores include: Coach Factory Store, G by GUESS, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Vera Bradley and more. Other popular value retailers include Bed Bath & Beyond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Disney Store Outlet, LEGO, RCC Western Wear

21 and Under Armour Factory House. Opry Mills is home to a variety of family dining and entertainment venues: Aquarium Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Claim Jumper and Madame Tussauds Wax Attraction. And in true Nashville fashion, live performances and musical entertainment are regularly provided on Opry Mills’ Entertainment Stage. 65 South Located in Opry Mills Mall just steps away from the permanent home of the Grand Ole Opry, 65 South has everything Nashville all in one place, including items from The Bluebird Café, the Nashville television show and, of course, fashion apparel and accessories you need to outfit your southern style.

Opry Originals Located in the heart of downtown at 300 Broadway (Broadway at Third Avenue). Nashville’s famous “Lower Broadway” area known around the world for its honky tonks and one-of-a-kind authentic country music attractions, Opry Originals brings together the iconic roots of the Grand Ole Opry and country music’s contemporary culture for a shopping experience like no other. The Opry Shop 2804 Opryland Drive. Enjoy the Grand Ole Opry experience anytime with a stop at The Opry Shop, located within the Grand Ole Opry House. It’s the place for great Opry gifts and collectibles for all ages.

Open seven days a week.

Ryman Auditorium Gift Shop 116 Fifth Avenue North, (615) 458-8700. Find exclusive Ryman merchandise including CDs, DVDs, posters, prints, books and apparel. Make your own custom t-shirt at the activity station! Open seven days a week. The Tennessee Museum Store Fifth Avenue and Deaderick Street. The perfect place to shop for Tennessee crafts, jewelry, books, toys and other items. Discount offered to museum members, state employees and military personnel. Woodcuts Gallery and Framing 1613 Jefferson Street, (615) 321-5357 telephone and (615) 321-2134 fax. Offering hundreds of open and limited edition prints, serigraphs, original pieces, framed art, cards, figurines, and fast custom framing.

22 ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. Start your Nashville adventure at Middle Tennessee’s premier science center! Adventure Science Center delivers innovative, dynamic learning experiences that open minds to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. From awe-inspiring displays of 6.5 million stars under the 63-foot Sudekum Planetarium dome to immersive experiences in the new Virtual Reality studio, the Science Center provides a place where people of all ages can discover science together. Open 10 am-5 pm daily.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission and ticket information is available at (615) 862-5160 ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE 4580 Rachel’s Lane. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is one of the largest, most visited presidential homes in the United States and one of Nashville’s top-rated attractions. Located only minutes from downtown and Gaylord Opryland resort, this is a must-do when visiting Music City. This 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark and Tennessee’s toprated historic home features over 10 historic buildings, a seasonal wagon tour, walking trails, beautiful gardens and grounds, and much more.

The Hermitage mansion is considered to be the most accurately preserved early presidential home in the country. In recent years, new interpretive initiatives and programs have enhanced the experience of some 225,000 annual visitors. For tickets, directions, and additional information visit BELMONT MANSION 1700 Acklen Avenue. Belmont Mansion was designed and constructed in the mid-1800s as an Italianate villa. It is one of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, with 36 rooms and 19,000 square feet, boasting an exquisite collection of artifacts and art. attractions

23 BICENTENNIAL MALL STATE PARK 600 James Robertson Parkway. A public park with statues, monuments, fountains, trails, bell towers, an amphitheater and home to the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Get a taste of Tennessee’s history, geology, and scenic wonder as you walk along an inscribed timeline. Each of the 31 erupting geyser fountains represent a Tennessee major river. The war monument, an 18,000-pound granite globe, floating on water and rotating, pays tribute to the Tennessee World War II veterans.

BIKE THE GREENWAY BICYCLE RENTALS Briley Parkway (TN-155) at Two Rivers Parkway (Exit 10).

Two Rivers Park Trailhead is within minutes of Gaylord Opryland Resort, Music Valley Drive Hotels, and Nashville Airport Hotels, and offers miles of dedicated greenway. Hourly or half-day rentals. Call (615) 920-1388 or visit to arrange your bike rental and transfer to trailhead (if needed). CARNTON PLANTATION 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. Carnton Plantation, home of The Widow of the South, was a field hospital following the Battle of Franklin, fought in 1864. Plantation includes a home tour, museum, The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, a fully restored garden and slave quarters.

Open 9 am–5 pm on Monday–Saturday and noon–5 pm on Sunday. Closed most major holidays. CENTENNIAL PARK 2500 West End Avenue. A designed landscape on one hundred twenty-two acres in midtown Nashville. The city’s premier park features the iconic Parthenon and statue Athena, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, beautiful gardens, band shell, dog park, exercise trail and much more. CHEEKWOOD ESTATE & GARDENS 11200 Forrest Park Drive. Beautiful botanic gardens located on a 55-acre estate. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses American, European, and contemporary art.

Themed art installations in the gardens change annually. COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM 2222 Fifth Avenue South. Experience the history of America’s music through exciting new exhibits, entertaining films, interactive displays, and an incredible array of costumes and instruments at “You were AWESOME!

  • I had so much fun tonight!” —Wynonna
  • 2 Hour Musical Biography
  • 3 Decades (50s, 60s, 70s)
  • 6 Eras of the King’s Career
  • 30 Songs
  • 5 Costume Changes
  • 1 Performer! “A great show, very authentic! I look forward to seeing it again.” —DJ Fontana, Elvis’s longtime drummer “Great job, heck of a performance! You just go all out to make sure you do everything just right!” —Charlie Chase, TV Personality “A must-see show!” —Country Weekly Magazine Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 pm seating
  • 7:00 pm show Call for Tickets: (615) 758-0098 TEXAS TROUBADOUR THEATER 2416 MUSIC VALLEY DRIVE
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