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
9th Annual TN Beer & Wine Festival
at Two Rivers Mansion
Nashville’s Premier October Festival for Avid Beer & Wine Aficionados! Bring a lawn chair, relax and enjoy tasting your favorite beer and wine and we'll have new beer and wine for you, too! Live entertainment, delicious food, and wonderful crafts tables.
Nashville Zombie Walk 2018
at Nashville Public Square Park
Join us for this festive and FREE event, help the hungry with a non-perishable food donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, and be part of a fun Nashville Halloween tradition! Registration is FREE (but required, for security reasons).
Nashville Turkey Trot - 8K and 8Mile
at Wave Country-Wave Pool
Come join us on Thanksgiving morning and run the Nashville Turkey Trot 8k and 8mile! Every participant receives a warm, delicious cinnamon roll at the finish line!
Network in Nashville Book Party
The first 75 people through the door will receive a ticket for a free signed copy of a book of their choice while supplies last.
Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Farewell Yellow Brick Road is the upcoming farewell tour by British musician Elton John. It is set to begin in Allentown
Puddles Pity Party in Spokane, WA
at Bing Crosby Theater Find Tickets
Premium Pity Party Pass includes: Early admission, Pre-Show Puddles Cuddles with Coffee 'n Croonin' & Exclusive VIP3er Souvenir. On Sale Now!
Lillie Mae, Howlin' Brothers & Mando Saenz
at Little Harpeth Brewing
Lillie Mae has been singing and playing on stages across the country since she could stand on her own two feet. FOREVER AND THEN SOME, her much anticipated Third Man Records debut.
JT Moore Fall Carnival
at JT Moore Middle School
It's time for - JT Moore Fall Carnival!!!
at Acme Feed & Seed
Acme Halloween – Disco is Dead? Cause of death? Saturday night fever…and it’s contagious. Ticket $15
Steps for the Students
at Nashville State Community College
Join us for the second annual Steps for Students 6k on the Richland Creek Greenway! This fun run & walk benefits the Nashville State Community College Foundation in support of student success at NSCC.