Join fellow EHS professionals in Music City, Tennessee.
Nashville boasts numerous exciting attractions and down-home eateries as well as famous honky-tonks, live entertainment venues, historical buildings and battlefields, and a luxurious riverboat experience. It has grown from a backcountry trading post to the Country Music Capital of the World. The city’s vibrant ambiance and Southern hospitality are always on full display.
Grand Ole Opry
The Opry is an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction. World-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.
Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers an enormous collection representing the evolving history and traditions of country music in America. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
When you walk through the doors of the historic Ryman Auditorium, one thing becomes clear right away: this isn’t just another nightly music venue, and it’s so much more than a daytime tourist stop. This place is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born—where Johnny Cash met June Carter, where souls were saved and a slice of history was nearly lost. It was right here that country music found an audience beyond its own back porch, and countless careers took off as deals were signed on napkins and paper scraps backstage. This is a building where anything is possible: a soul can find redemption, a crumbling building can find salvation, and an unknown kid with a guitar can find his or her name in lights.
Broadway Music Scene
Known as Lower Broad, this section of Broadway has for decades attracted country music fans to its honky-tonk bars. A lively scene every evening, lined with bars offering live music, usually for the cost of tips for the band. Don’t miss the world-famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Robert’s Western World for music, the Johnny Cash Museum, western boot shops, and BBQ joints.
If you’re interested in music, take a trolley tour of Music Row (much better than walking). Situated southwest of downtown, Music Row is home to several businesses and attractions related to the city’s musical heritage. Considered the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, points of interest in the district include the historic RCA Studio B, Columbia’s Historic Quonset Hut, the first recording studio on Music Row, and Owen Bradley Park as well as numerous shops and upscale eateries.
Nightclubs opened in this former newspaper printing district in the 1940s, and the alley became a showcase for the talents of performers such as Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Dottie West, The Supremes, Hank Williams, Barbara Mandrell, and Jimi Hendrix. Today’s nightclubs are the descendants of the saloons, speakeasies, and clubs which developed into the entertainment district still known as Printers Alley.
Glimpse back to antebellum America and the life of the seventh president, Andrew Jackson, by visiting the home he built in 1835. This classic Greek Revival mansion retains original architecture and furnishings.