Whether you love bluegrass or are just interested in finding out more about the music, Nashville, TN is the place to be September 27th to October 3rd. The International Bluegrass Music Association will be gathering the best and the brightest bluegrass stars in the country for the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show and Bluegrass Fan Fest. September 30th, the International Bluegrass Music Awards show will be held at the Ryman Auditorium to honor great contributors to bluegrass music before the fan fest begins. The fan fest will be ongoing from October 1st to the 3rd and features fantastic performers like Dailey and Vincent, The Grascals, and The Steeldrivers as well as rising stars that you will be introduced to during the fan fest. Fan fest even features a Grand Master Fiddler Championship for talented fiddle players. This fantastic event is one great reason to visit the musical city of Nashville!
You can’t come to Nashville to hear bluegrass music without going to a show at the Grand Ole Opry. The traditions of the Grand Ole Opry stretch back over 80 years and have created a strong foundation for country music that has helped it grow into the art form we know today. Both rising stars and country legends often perform at these shows and help keep the Grand Ole Opry as popular today as it was when it first began. Stars like Carrie Underwood, Minnie Pearl, and Brad Paisley have all played on the legendary stage. Make plans to be there and witness the continuation of the tradition for yourself.
Round out your country music experience with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This beautiful museum takes up an entire city block of Nashville and features three stories of fascinating exhibits for you to explore. With everything from Hank Williams to Elvis exhibits, fans of every type of country music will find something to enjoy. The museum has entire wall devoted to the platinum and gold records of country music stars. It’s a great way to make sure that you get a look at every aspect of country’s journey to the varied and wonderful music that it is today.