What to Do While You’re in Nashville for EventCamp 2019
With EventCamp less than two weeks away, we’re eager to experience all that Nashville has to offer. Whether you’re only there for a few days or you’re able to turn this work trip into a mini-vacation, we’ve got five fun, touristy ideas to enhance and make the most of your time in Music City.
1. Studio B
Most of you have heard of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and if you’ve been to Nashville before chances are you’ve visited the “Smithsonian of country music.” But have you ever been to its small historic outpost on Music Row known as Studio B? This is a must-see for country music fans or really music fans in general. Studio B is the oldest surviving recording Studio in Nashville. Landmark recordings were made in its hallowed halls by Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson just to name a few. It has been restored to its 1970s-era glory and is used today as not only a popular tourist spot but also a classroom to students studying music history. Studio B offers daily tours between the hours of 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. They recommend purchasing tickets beforehand as space is limited. You can find all the info you’ll need on Studio B’s visitors’ page.
2. The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Next on our list is not only a worthy attraction but they’re also a Tripleseat customer! The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is an enjoyable experience for adults and children. Located just 6 miles from Nashville’s city center, this beautiful sanctuary boasts over 300 species on an impressive 200 acres. They have daily shows and special attractions so be sure to check out their events page to find out what’s happening the day you visit. They also offer guided tours for larger groups so if you’re planning to visit with your whole team, this might be the way to go. You can find all the information you need by visiting their website.
3. The Nashville Sounds
Nashville may not yet have a Major League Baseball team but what they do have is way more fun and a lot more affordable. First Tennessee Park in Nashville is home to the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, The Nashville Sounds. Enjoying a game at this downtown baseball park may be a great time on its own, but what’s even better is enjoying the game at The Band Box Bar, a restaurant located inside the park at right field. From frozen whiskey drinks to comfortable couches to cornhole and miniature golf, you’ll be having so much fun you might even forget you’re at a baseball game. You can find the Sounds’ schedule and more information on tickets on the Nashville Sounds’ website.
4. The Listening Room Cafe
It’s no secret that Nashville is where aspiring country music singers go to make it. With so much talent in one city and so many great venues highlighting this talent, you might become overwhelmed trying to decide where you should go. That’s where this Tripleseat customer comes into play. The Listening Room Cafe, located in Nashville’s up and coming SoBro neighborhood, is the perfect place to catch one of Music City’s rising stars. With musicians hitting their stage nightly, an outstanding food and beverage menu made from local and fresh ingredients, and a lively patio in case you need a break from the show, you really can’t go wrong. To find out who’s playing when you’ll be in town, check out their events calendar.
5. Boot Country
A trip to country music’s homeland isn’t complete without a pit stop at this legendary landmark. Where else could I be referring to except for Boot Country?! Located on the corner of Broadway and 3rd Avenue, this popular boot store is literally in the epicenter of honky-tonk central. Best known for their buy one pair of cowboy boots and get two free sale — yes you read that right: buy one, get TWO free — Boot Country is the place for cowboy boots of all sizes. The three-for-one offer can be used to mix and match between women, men and children’s sizes and styles so remember to bring a few friends along so you can share the wealth. Just make sure you leave enough room in your luggage to take home the damage.
We’ll see you in Nashville!
So there you have it folks: my top five list of Nashville’s must-sees. I hope you’re all attending EventCamp on April 30 in Nashville, but if you haven’t yet made your decision, smarten up and get on that! Not only is it a great decision career-wise, but we’d also love to see you and hang out with you in real life. I promise it will be worth your while and also a freaking blast. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today before we sell out.