2018 CMA Fest Survival Guide

Have a great time at the 2018 CMA Fest (CMA Country Music Festival) but be smart. Last year 782 people visited the medical tents for a variety of reasons including dehydration, sunburn and blisters. Don't add to the number this year. Here are some tips from CMA Fest veterans. Beware the heat. Dress in lightweight,... Continue Reading →

30+ Outstanding Outings for Kids

With so many outstanding outings for kids, I've grouped your options into categories such as Water Fun, Museums, History, Games and Challenges, and Theatre. I've noted if they're FREE in purple. Some are geared toward teenagers while others cater to younger kids. The list includes everything from water parks and hiking trails to museums and puppet... Continue Reading →

Traveling to Nashville Whether Driving or Flying

If you're traveling to Nashville, you have two choices:  roadway or runway. Roadways Although our airport stays busy, for most people traveling to Nashville means driving. Three major interstates (we don't call them freeways) --I-24, I-65, I-40--intersect here. Don't know if it's still true but the city used to claim that 75% of the population... Continue Reading →

What’s the Legal Age in Nashville to…?

Drink alcohol. The legal age for purchasing and/or consuming alcohol beverages is 21. Even grandmas will likely be asked to show their IDs. Also, good to know: Sunday sales of beer and wine on Sunday from a grocery, drugstore, convenience market or other retail store is limited to 10am-11pm. It can be bought 6am-midnight any other... Continue Reading →

How to Enjoy Songwriter Nights in Listening Rooms

We're blessed with an astonishing variety of songwriters who regularly perform at listening rooms, hotels, restaurants--even hair salons. Many step out of the shadows and perform their hits or try out new material. Most songwriter nights at listening rooms are a combination of old pros and newcomers. All offer the opportunity for a grand night... Continue Reading →

Indoor Live Music Series: Something for Everyone

Some of the city's finest showcases are found at indoor live music series. Most are multi-artist events--some bringing together diverse musical styles, others keeping things more focused. Americana at the Ryman New for 2018, the season runs every Sunday night, July 15-August 19. Each show features multiple artists and the series roster includes Buddy Miller... Continue Reading →

Navigate Nashville Streets, Part 2

In Navigate Nashville Streets: Part  1, I presented the 5 loops and 10 spokes of Music City. Now let's concentrate on Nashville roads in the central city area.  Streets vs Avenues  Let's decode Nashville roads: Numbered streets are on the east side (11st Street). Numbered avenues are on the west side of the river (e.g. 21st Avenue).... Continue Reading →

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