Probably Nashville, Tennessee's most iconic event space, the Ryman Auditorium has been standing proudly on the edge of 5th Avenue North since its inception in the year 1881. Named after its founder, renowned local businessman Thomas Ryman, the building's stunning red sandstone walls and grandiose Gothic-Revival facades enable it to stand out above the rest in the very heart of the city's pleasant urban landscape. Drenched in history, the auditorium's vintage-style wooden stage is no stranger to superstars having hosted the likes of Johnny Cash and the legendary Charlie Chaplin back in the early periods of the 20th-century. The venue's popularity really gained momentum the day it started hosting the Grand Ole Opry radio show, earning it the title 'The Mother Church of Country Music'. Historic site by day, the auditorium transforms into a happening venue for enthralling bluegrass, jazz, classical, country and gospel performances in the evenings.
When the world-famous Ryman Auditorium closed its doors to country music performances, a section of the stage was removed and installed here at the new home of the Grand Ole Opry. Country music artists, past and present, consider performing on this stage as one of the highest of honors that can ever be bestowed upon them, which is why many of the American music industry's all-time greats have graced the Opry at some point in their careers. The 45,000 square foot (4,180 square meters) building seats 4,400 people. The stage markets itself as 'The Show That Made Country Music Famous' and plays host to the prestigious Country Music Association Awards. Bluegrass, gospel, Americana and folk music concerts are also held here.
The First Horizon Park is a baseball stadium known for hosting minor league baseball matches and it is the home ground of local favorites Nashville Sounds. Inaugurated in 2015, the stadium occupies more than 100,000 square feet (9000 square meter) of space but its major attraction is the scoreboard, which is cut out in the shape of a gigantic, LED guitar. Food and craft beer is readily available on site to ensure that your hunger is in check after every pitch.
If you're looking for a creative and fun way to spend an evening, Sips n Strokes offers the perfect opportunity to do just that. Spend a nice evening exploring your artistic abilities in a lively, casual environment. Take along your beverage of choice as you pick-up the basics of painting with an instructor. Group events can also be planned by Sips n Strokes, for a fun, engaging evening. A unique way to explore Art, Sips n Strokes Studios have several locations across cities, for reservations visit the website.
Guests looking for luxury accommodation which also provides some of the best services need look no further than 21c Museum Hotel Nashville. Offering rooms equipped with some of the most convenient amenities, the hotel consists of a trained staff which ensures that guests have a pleasant stay here. A museum, which features an extensive collection of global and contemporary art and culture, is located on the premises, and guests can stroll about the illuminating galleries as they admire the beauty on display. Munch on some traditional Nashville cuisine at the delectable restaurant, or indulge in some self-love at the hotel's very own spa! Providing a number of spaces which cater to weddings and other private events, 21c Museum Hotel Nashville has earned several accolades for acclimating its guests with the city's culture and history, not to mention food!