Nashville is well known for its association with music, art and culture. Many people visit each year to enjoy the wonderful theatrical and musical performances happening all over the city. One such show is the Grand Opry, the world’s longest running live radio show, along with shows staged by the Nashville Performing Arts Centre.


Take a trip over to ‘Music Valley’ to see the Country Music Hall of Fame – a museum showcasing some of the legends of the country music genre. The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centre and the Opry Mills shopping mall also both sit in music valley.

The city also hosts a variety of events each year. From the Nashville Film Festival – one of the largest film festivals in southern America, celebrating independent film makers from all over the US; to Oktoberfest, one of Nashville’s longest running festivals that celebrates the culture and customs of Germany.

The Blue Bird Café is one of the best venues in America to listen to up and coming (and already well known) singers perform. The venue isn’t large but it is the perfect place to kick back and listen to some country, rock and contemporary music. The Parthenon is also worth a visit. The re-creation of the Greek Parthenon was built in 1897 but has recently been refurbished and is now the cities art museum.

When it comes to bars and restaurants, Nashville has it covered. Mack and Kate’s Café and Wine Bar is a favourite with locals, as it has a friendly atmosphere and serves up local favourites such as their mac and cheese lobster appetiser. Patterson House is also worth a visit, a sophisticated speakeasy with a strong 1920’s Gatsby vibe, serving up delicious cocktails under a beautiful glass chandelier. Then for a quick bite to eat you must stop at the famous Princes Hot Chicken, for some of their famous fried chicken.