“Nashville boasts an array of educational, artistic, and entertainment-rich attractions for students of all ages. Home to more than 20 colleges and universities and iconic attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Grand Ole Opry, and National Museum of African American Music, Music City provides an unforgettable student experience.” —Staci Flores, senior tourism sales manager, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Step back in time at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President. Be a part of the new, interactive guest experiences. See a dueling demonstration by history re-enactors with the award-winning program, The Duel. Or learn about Jackson’s reputation as a horseman and his involvement in thoroughbred horse racing with the Wager to Win program. Student groups can also arrange to perform at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.
Assembly Food Hall spans 100,000 square feet and offers more than 30 eateries, a rooftop event space, and a music venue (where student groups can perform). Meal vouchers are available in advance for visiting student groups. The food hall is part of Fifth + Broadway, an entertainment destination in the heart of downtown Nashville.
Visit Nashville’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American Music, located inside Fifth + Broadway. Discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music.
Co-write and produce a song from scratch with a Nashville recording artist and a record producer with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s newest student program, Inside Tracks. Tour Historic RCA Studio B and visit the hall of fame and museum on a self-guided tour.
Head backstage at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium. Student groups are able to perform at all of these iconic venues.
Catch a show at the Grand Ole Opry—Nashville’s must-see attraction and the world’s longest-running live radio show. Cap off the evening with a post-show Opry Backstage Tour.
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Main image: Grand Ole Opry House stage performance: Credit: Chris Hollo