If you need current information on a wide range of subjects, consult these apps. All are free and simple to use. FYI, I didn’t include the crap apps that are only marginally helpful or glitchy.
Free Live Music Finder
Developed by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, this app will give you just the facts–but a lot of them–on who’s playing where. A similar web-based resource is nowplayingnashville.com.
Things to Do Nashville
Created by the Tennessean, our daily newspaper, it harnesses all the information about upcoming events and puts it right in the palm of your hand.
Nashville Visitors Guide
This app for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation doesn’t get great reviews but if you’ve gone mobile, it may give you some good tips. The smoother website www.visitmusiccity.com has a ton of information. At any rate, here you go with links:
Music City Center Wayfinding
Wondering if it’s hard to find your way around our enormous convention center? Fear not. This will guide you from this meeting to that session.
Don’t want to lug around a coupon book? Carry all their bargains around in your phone. The app is free but you have to buy the book to gain access.
I’ve read wildly varying reviews including some complaining about the functionality of the app. I’ll include it here in case you turn out to be one of the lucky ones who will rate it a 5 on a 1-5 scale.
ESPECIALLY FOR LOCAL FOLKS
(Also known by its new name WeGo.) Locate routes, get real-time updates on bus arrivals and more with this handy improvement over repeatedly asking “Did I miss the bus? Is another one coming soon?”
Gotta love the local restaurants. Many of them have joined forces to fend off the onslaught of out-of-town enterprises seeking a beachhead in Nashville. An added bonus: they run sales so I bought $150 in food and drink for $100. The app (and website) will tell you who is offering special savings.
A terrific resource for local folk to communicate with Metro government–whether there’s a malfunctioning traffic light or someone dumped a couch in your yard. Help is on the way.
Both Uber and Lyft operate in Nashville including drop-offs and pick-ups at the Nashville airport.
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