Explore Nashville While Attending #NAFOA2020


Explore Nashville While Attending #NAFOA2020

January 28, 2020

Explore Nashville While Attending #NAFOA2020

NAFOA's 38th Annual Conference to be held April 6-7, 2020 at the JW Marriott Nashville in Nashville, TN, will offer you the opportunity to attend educational sessions focused specifically on growing your tribe's economy, and also give you the unique chance to visit and explore the amazing city of Nashville, better known as Music City.

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The best way to soak up great live music that Nashville is known for is to visit some of the bars that line Broadway, downtown Nashville's main thoroughfare. Lower Broadway is nicknamed "Honky Tonk Highway" because of the numerous establishments that host live acts daily.  There are no cover charges as all the bands work for tips.  While all the bars host live music acts, each venue has a distinct atmosphere that makes it stand out and you can find all different types of music to enjoy.

The Country Music Hall of Fame 

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers ever-changing exhibits featuring the legends of country music past as well as today’s hottest stars. Music and history lovers can peruse the plaques dedicated to country music's finest – from Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash – and walk among artifacts like Jimmie Rodgers' guitar and Elvis Presley's solid gold Cadillac limo. 

Historic RCA Studio B 

Through its tours, educational programs and events, the Historic RCA Studio B remains a landmark that humbles those who walk through its doors. It contains the essence of the legends who have made music in the building, including Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton. The studio and its artists' unique sounds helped put Nashville on the map as an internationally known city for recording music.

The Parthenon
In Nashville’s Centennial Park, you’ll find the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The Parthenon houses an art gallery and museum as well as Alan LeQuire’s Athena Parthenos. Standing at almost 42 feet in height, Athena is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. Just a mile from The Parthenon is the LeQuire Gallery, where you can visit Alan in his studio and witness one of the nation’s premier sculptors.

Ryman Auditorium
There's no better place to start absorbing Nashville's musical heritage than the Ryman Auditorium. Also called the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman has had artists as diverse as Elvis Costello and Patsy Cline perform on its legendary stage since 1892. It's no longer home to the Grand Ole Opry, but the auditorium continues to host contemporary acts like Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton and Luke Combs. You can take a backstage tour and record your own song in the Ryman studio.

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United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

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