Family time during the holidays can actually seem like a rare occurrence. On top of shopping for presents, cooking, coordinating for visiting in-laws, wrapping aforementioned presents, and decorating your home, getting away for a special family night can seem like an exorbitant event. We say, do it anyway. After all, family togetherness is the theme of the season and finding ways to connect with your family that don’t involve the mad rush to buy presents or get the ham in the oven are too valuable to pass up. If you happen to be in Nashville this holiday season, there are plenty of options for magical, holiday-themed nights out with your family. One of our favorite ways to celebrate the season is to make a trip out to see some of the many beautiful lights displays around the area.
The holidays are so busy that there is often little time left over for good, old-fashioned fun. Whether it’s dinner and a movie, a wine-tasting or a pub crawl, having a night set aside for no work and all play can help get us through even the toughest weeks at our jobs. That’s why it’s important to take time out this holiday season to simply enjoy yourself, and in a city as dynamic and unique as Nashville, it doesn’t take much research to find something fabulous to do. If you’re like us, you love a good concert, and Nashville is one of the best cities in the world for finding great venues and wonderful artists every night of the week. Here are a few tips for finding the best upcoming concerts and creating a perfect night out in Music City.
The 47th Annual CMA Awards is slated for Wednesday, November 6 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Tickets for the Country Music Association’s big night have already sold out in anticipation for the artists taking the stage. Some of country music’s biggest names will perform live at the awards, including a special tribute performance. Whether you are going to see the awards in person or watching the broadcast, the lineup of performers will get you excited for the night. Here is who you can expect to see on stage at the CMA Awards.
Autumn is a time of natural beauty and crisp temperatures, a time when we slough off the heat of summer and move into the time when Halloween, Thanksgiving, sweaters and changing leaves are the landscape. It’s also the time when we are thrown back into the crazy schedule of activity that accompanies a new school year, holiday shopping and preparing for family gatherings. By mid-October, you probably need a day off as much as you need anything. If you’re lucky enough to be spending fall in Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of events that can make your day off absolutely perfect. Here’s our list of can't miss fall events in the Nashville area that are sure to make your day off everything you need it to be.
Who Will Win The 2013 CMA Awards? medium 8195206339You'll have a chance to see some of your favorite country music stars next month at the CMA Awards, which are coming to Nashville Wednesday, November 6th. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are set to host the 47th annual awards ceremony for the sixth year in a row, and we couldn’t be more excited – they’ve been great in past years! While female artists Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift have the most nominations this year, there are plenty of other nominees who might just sweep the stage. We can’t wait to see who will take home this year’s biggest awards in some of the hottest groupings. We're keeping our eyes on these big categories:
Anyone who has been to a big city for a live sporting event can attest: the atmosphere is unmatched, the excitement unattainable elsewhere. Even the best sports bar in the world can’t come close to the dynamics of witnessing professional athletes battle it out just a few yards away. In Nashville, sports are a big part of what makes our city so enjoyable, for everyone who visits or lives here. And with September upon us, it’s time for professional football to take over our televisions and create an entirely new culture near LP Field. Planning the perfect Tennessee Titans experience is really not that hard: get your tickets for the best game, buy your supplies for tailgating if you want to, and get ready to have a good time. If you’re planning your first Titans experience, though, things might be a little confusing. Let us help you out.
Nashville is home to plenty of sports magic, and not just the professional league kind. It is true that we have the Tennessee Titans, the Nashville Predators and the Milwaukee Brewers’ own feeder team, the Nashville Sounds, but what many people don’t know is that the Nashville area is also a gold mine for amazing college sports teams as well. From Belmont University to Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University in nearby Murfreesboro, there are plenty of opportunities to see the best and brightest college basketball, football, and baseball players in the Nashville area. As the college football and basketball seasons are coming up in the fall, many people are already planning their game excursions. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you get the most of your college sports experience in Middle Tennessee.
With summer wearing on in Music City, temperatures are high and not dropping for a while. It’s not uncommon for the summer heat and humidity (extra bad in Tennessee, sadly) to have many Nashville residents looking towards the cool, crisp weather of fall before it’s even mid-August. Music City is the place to be when it comes to culture, music and food, and that goes for any season. Planning a great night out takes just a little bit of research and a dependable Chauffeur service to get you wherever you need to go, so you can drink and enjoy yourself to the fullest without having to worry about driving home afterwards.
Tennessee is well-known for its whiskey, attracting many to the state for tours of the major distilleries. What fewer people know about are the beautiful large wineries that can be found in the rolling hills of the Volunteer State. There are over 40 wineries in Tennessee, a number of which can be found just outside of Nashville. These wineries provide visitors with a special taste of Nashville and a glimpse into its rich history. Whether the Belle Meade tours or a stop at the Arrington Vineyards sounds more appealing, taking a tour of one of these wineries is a great way to spend a weekend or vacation in Nashville. Here are a few of the wineries you absolutely must visit on your next trip to Music City.
It’s no surprise that Music City is home to a plethora of amazing artists, from country music stars to established, bona fide rock gods to the alternative up-and-comers. And people from all over the country congregate in Nashville to experience the shows, the venues, and the musicians the city is so well-known for. An unforgettable experience for many visitors and residents of the city is being able to see some live music in one of Nashville’s many venues. Finding the best bands and the best venues is easy if you are willing to do a little research (starting with this blog, of course). But constructing an amazing night out starts with finding a way to get around the city. As with many venues and live music experiences, alcohol is often part of the equation, and that means driving yourself home afterwards isn’t an option. Most people opt for cabs when they’re ready to go home after a show, but cabs can often keep you waiting on the curb for up to half an hour when you’re already tired and looking forward to going to sleep.