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Lights, Camera, Nashville

If you’re a fan of the TV Show, Nashville, and also a fan of Nashville, TN, then you probably recognize many of the shows filming locations.  Shot entirely in Nashville, the show of the same name has been a hit since it premiered in 2012.  Followers of the program will be happy to know that season three is right around the corner, with its first episode scheduled to air on September 24, 2014.

While you are waiting for the next episode, why not visit Nashville and tour some of the famous locations featured in the show.  The ‘Nashville TV Show Tour’ is a 3.5 hour narrated tour aboard a comfortable bus.  Fans will ride by homes of some of the infamous characters from the show.  You’ll make a stop at the Ryman Auditorium, and have a chance for a photo-op on the stage.  Tours vary but you’ll see plenty of filming sites.  You may get to see the Bluebird Cafe a frequent setting for the Ryman Stageshow, The 5 Spot, a live music hangout in East Nashville, or Two Old Hippies, a huge store packed with fun novelty items, rock & roll memorabilia, an actual VW bus, and a concert stage.

Other iconic filming locations include The Bridge Building, a historic landmark on the waterfront in downtown; the Bridgestone Arena, the city’s largest indoor concert venue; and Centennial Park, a 132-acre park with a replica of the Parthenon.

Get in Touch with Your Crafty Side in Nashville

Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry

It is time once again to join thousands of artisans and craftsmen at the annual Tennessee Association of Craft Artists’ Fall Craft Fair. This is the 31st year of this annual event that draws thousands of visitors to Nashville.

The Annual Fall Craft Fair will take place September 25 through 27 at the Centennial Park in Nashville. This event is great for both shoppers and artists as they can meet together and share their mutual love for craft works. The special guest for this year’s fair is Newberry and Son’s Chairs. They will be on site doing live demonstrations of chair making and wood working.

The Fall Craft Fair will feature over 150 different craftsmen and artists. The fair is a juried show, meaning that artists must submit an application and be accepted to appear. Shoppers will be able to find a variety of goods, ranging from wood working, textiles, photographs, jewelry, and more. The fair also features various live demonstrations. The fair also features opportunities for kids, as well. Young visitors can look forward to special entertainment and demonstrations just for them. Kids can enjoy hands-on crafts and art stations.

The craft fair features free parking and admission. In addition, a number of food vendors will be on site. As this fair draws more than 40,000 visitors each year, plan ahead and make your lodging reservations now for your Nashville trip.

While in Nashville for the weekend, why not take advantage of some of the great live performances that the city is famous for? The Grand Ole Opry features shows both Friday and Saturday night, and performers scheduled to appear the weekend of the craft fair include Pam Tillis and Craig Morgan.

Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend in Nashville, TN

country music hall of fameMemorial Day is just around the corner, and you still have time to plan your long holiday weekend in Nashville, TN with the host of exciting Memorial Day weekend activities in the Nashville area. And with the weather heating up, you and your family will find fun indoor and outdoor activities to kick off your summer.

With country music superstars filling the stage every weekend, the Grand Ole Opry is the undeniable draw to the area. And for this weekend, you will be treated to Rhonda Vincent, Caitlin & Will, Tracy Byrd, Ricky Skaggs, and Hal Ketchum, among others. For a full list of performers this weekend, visit the Grand Ole Opry blog.

If you’re traveling with children, they will love living the life of a zookeeper with the Zzzoofari Slumber at the Nashville Zoo. From 5 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning, the event allows you and your family to spend the night with the animals while you participate in tours around the zoo, hayrides, animal displays, and games. The event is great for animal lovers, as you will find that the experience is both fun and educational.

In addition to the headline events, you can also enjoy a quieter time with your family this weekend if you would like. Take time to visit the stunning Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, which features exhibits and recordings that highlight every country music legend in history. Look into different ticket combinations for the museum and plan your visit today. Or, take your family to Centennial Park for a stroll around Lake Watauga and the various memorials. Either choice is sure to bring education and excitement to your trip to Nashville.