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
The Glorious Sons w/ Des Rocs
The Glorious Sons: A War On Everything North American Tour 2020 with special guest Des Rocs at Cannery Ballroom
Bites, Sites, and Civil Rights Tour
at The Nashville Visitors Center 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
On this Nashville walking tour, you will learn about real people whose stories have been erased throughout history.
Nashville Slavery to Freedom Walking Tour
at The Nashville Visitors Center
See Nashville like you’ve never seen it before. Join a one-hour city walking tour and hear fascinating stories about where slaves lived, who they were, and the work that they did.
Secret Network of Women in Civil Rights Tour
at Nashville Public Library: Main Branch
Embark on a fun-filled experience which uncovers the empowering history and controversies behind the key women of the civil rights movement.
1-Hour Local Food and History Experience
at Woolworth on Fifth 221 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219.
Dive into the delicious world of Nashville cuisine and discover what life is like for locals in Music City.
Blues and Soul Hidden Music History Tour
at Woodcuts Gallery & Framing
Take an exclusive look beyond Nashville's famed country music on this 1-hour walking tour. Uncover the city's rich but hidden history of blues and soul music with a local guide
Hidden History Nashville Walking Tour
at Woodcuts Gallery & Framing
Get behind the scenes on this guided Nashville walking tour. Together with a local you will learn all about the history of this famous music capital, before indulging in some authentic soul food from a reputable local diner.
Capturing Urban Street Art Photo Tour
at Citizens Savings Bank & Trust
Explore the urban street art in Nashville and enjoy the opportunity to truly see Music City. Find the locals' favorite murals that most tourists don't even know exist. Join
Music City Soul Food Experience
at Kingdom Café & Grill
Join a culinary and cultural experience of Music City and discover the rich culinary traditions, history, and flavors of soul food in Nashville.