Nashville, Tennessee is more than the country music mecca of the world. The culture and history of this southern city is rich and deep. Founded in 1779, Nashville today is the second largest city in Tennessee. The historic district of Nashville boasts many antebellum period houses that appeal to lovers of architecture, history, and of course, romance. No period in American history is so romanticized in popular fiction than that of the South before the Civil War, and Nashville is an architecturally strong reminder of this beautiful period.
However, today's Nashville does indeed have its eyes on the future. With the largest metropolitan area in the state, there is enough of the "big city" feel to Nashville to keep visitors and residents from feeling too immersed in country. While the music industry is alive and well, the largest industry in Nashville is actually healthcare. There are more than 94,000 jobs being filled in Nashville's booming healthcare industry.
While the residents here may speak a little slower, and have a twang to their speech, do not assume they are uneducated. Nashville is often referred to as the Athens of the South due to its many universities and colleges. The most well known of which are Tennessee State University, and the prestigious Vanderbilt University.
In addition to the auditory arts, Nashville is also home to a great number of museums displaying art of the visual variety. For recreation, the lovely Centennial Park even boasts a full-scale recreation of the Parthenon.
Who needs to go to Greece, when you can just head on down to Nashville?
Events in Nashville
Spotlight615 Golden Hour Sunset Rooftop Concert Series
at The Stillery Midtown
Our final show for the summer Spotlight615 Golden Hour Summer Sunset Rooftop Concert Series at The Stillery Midtown.
TailGate Movie Series - Clueless
at TailGate Brewery
Join TailGate Brewery on Friday, August 23rd as we screen the coming of age classic Clueless!
Family Day with Fun, Food & Friends
at Tennessee State Museum
Join us for a celebration of Tennessee food and tour our newest exhibit – "Let’s Eat!
Try Before You Buy: Watercolors
at Paper & Ink Arts
Nervous about trying a new brand of watercolors? We'll have a selection of our favorite watercolor palettes and tube watercolor available for testing in store.
Tennessee vs Pittsburgh
at RedneckRiviera Nashville
Come to git down! Head over and enjoy watching Tennessee take on Pittsburgh at Redneck Riviera Nashville, cold drinks, great food and live music! #rnrnashville #rnr
Stretch & Connect: Yoga at Tailgate Brewery
at TailGate Brewery
The SWY Connection Crew invites you to join us at our next Stretch and Connect at TailGate Brewery!
Nashville Sounds vs. San Antonio Missions
at First Tennessee Park Find Tickets
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Today at 06:00 PM - 10:00 pm
The Stillery Midtown