The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Tennessee. Come visit the places where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. You’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll and Soul. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
From the Birthplace of Country Music and the first recordings in 1927 to the modern era of I-Pods and Satellite Broadcasts, you’ll explore the recording of music. From the simple Joys of singing on the porch to the electrifying sounds that rocked the world. This tour is about the music of America and the Recording Studios that produced it.
They came from the South, near Nashville and Memphis. They revolutionized American Music and this wonderful tour visits their homes, music stages and celebrates the iconic sounds that changed the world. Gather your group, listen for the sounds, look for their footprints and chase the legends.
It was the most important event in the History of Country Music. In 1927 in the mountains of Virginia, a talent scout for the Victor Talking Machine Co spent 8 days making the first ever musical recordings. Known as the ‘Bristol Sessions’ that event has also been called “The Big Bang of Country Music,” bring your group and see Country’s origin at the hallowed Carter Family Fold, and its glory at the Grand Ole Opry.
Luxury like never before starts with a cocktail at Fifth + Broadway’s outdoor entertainment deck high above The Ryman Auditorium. Connected to the luxurious Renaissance Hotel you are in the heart of the Nashville’s new culinary and fashion scene, and also in walking to distance to three dozen fun-filled Honky Tonks with Live Music.
This ambitious Student Tour itinerary shows you many options for a Nashville adventure. Mix and match, focus on learning, or build an adventure that warms the heart and the mind. You can make this a three or four day tour just let us know the time constraints, budget and study interests.
The Honky Tonk Highway is only four blocks long. Stretching from the Wildhorse Saloon on Second Ave to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge at Fifth. But, there are more than two dozen Honky Tonks playing live music from late morning to late night. Group Leaders can build out this tour with as much or as little scheduled sightseeing as they want. Gather your friends, you’ll stay in a Downtown Nashville, walking distance to all these great shows.
Nashville’s connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years. From the Honky Tonks to the Opry, stage shows and guitar players on your bus, this deluxe four day is a great overview a chance to see hear and enjoy a little of what happens here every single day.
From the third week of November through Christmas week, the Gaylord Opryland Hotel is host to a special event titled “A Country Christmas” which includes spectacular holiday lights, a Christmas Dinner Party, and an exhibit called “ICE!” It is four weeks of non-stop holiday fun! When would you like to go?
What does it take to make it to the Opry lights? How do you get elected to the Hall of Fame. “From the Studio to the Stage” is a brand-new experience available this year to groups. Hear the personal stories from music industry veterans who have ‘made it’ Music city, and get an unfiltered view of the journey from the up-and-comers who put their hearts into their dreams every day.