Music City

The 2014 Southeast Regional Conference is located in the heart of Downtown Music City!  We encourage you to enjoy everything that Nashville has to offer!
Hit the Hall
Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This isn’t just a museum; it’s an experience with something for everyone. Rhinestone costumes, seasoned instruments, and tear-stained lyric sheets are only the beginning, as the museum is home to the largest collection of country music artifacts in the world. Current exhibits include The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, and Reba: All the Women I Am. Don’t miss the Music City Walk of Fame across the street in Walk of Fame Park, where music celebrities who lived, worked and played in Nashville are commemorated with sidewalk stars. Speaking of stars, make sure to check out The Johnny Cash Museum dedicated to the life and music career of the late “Man in Black” which features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.
Visit the Ryman Auditorium
Sure, it’s called the “Mother Church of Country Music,” but artists as diverse as Jon Bon Jovi and Tony Bennett perform on its legendary stage. Since 1892, the world’s greatest stars have headlined the Ryman Auditorium, from Caruso to Cash. You can take a backstage tour and record your own song in the Ryman recording studio.
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Ride the Row
Take a tour of Music Row and visit historic RCA Studio B, the famous recording studio where Elvis recorded over 200 songs. Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold and many more recorded classic hits here. Not surprisingly, the heartbeat of Music City is driven by music—from country to classical.       
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Take a Timeless Journey
The stars of the Grand Ole Opry perform every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night with guest appearances by the biggest names in music. With 87 years under its belt, it’s the world’s longest-running radio broadcast and shows no signs of slowing down.
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Visit the Home Of the Greek Gods
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.           
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Take In a Songwriters-In- the-Round Show
One of the most unique ways to hear music in Nashville is at a songwriters show. Typically called a “writers night”, songwriters are put somewhere where they are not used to being - in the spotlight. Several singer/songwriters will play ‘in-the round’ as they sit on stage accompanied only by a microphone, a guitar and their immense talent. These shows can be found in small, intimate clubs all over town, including the famous Bluebird Cafe.

Three U.S. Presidents called Tennessee home - Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. You can revisit the past at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson. Polk is buried on the grounds of the historic State Capitol building.
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