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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Nashville' s Country Music: An In-Depth View

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Program #15158RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for May 30 — Jun 2, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
111 Penn Warren Dr.
Brentwood, TN 37027 USA
phone: 615-376-4666
Room amenities: Wireless internet, Free High Speed Internet, Cable TV, Alarm Clock, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Free local telephone, Free newspapers, Ironing Board & Iron.

Facility amenities: Pool, Guest Laundromat, Wake-up Service, On site breakfast, Gym & fitness center, Free parking, 24 hour front desk, Vending Machines, Wheel Chair Access. Adjacent to restaurants and retail.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must contact hotel directly.
Be sure to mention that you are a part of the Road Scholar program to get rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, May 30 - Arrival & check-in. Dinner & Introduction followe...
Arrival & check-in. Dinner & Introduction followed by first class with Dr. Cusic

Note: All activities this evening will be at hotel.

Afternoon: Registration and check-in will be from 3-5 PM in the lobby of the Baymont Inn & Suites, Brentwood, TN

Dinner: Dinner at Baymont Inn & Suites

Evening: Introduction to the History of Country Music by Dr. Don Cusic at Baymont Inn & Suites

Lodging: Baymont Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
111 Penn Warren Dr.
Brentwood, TN 37027 USA
phone: 615-376-4666
Room amenities: Wireless internet, Free High Speed Internet, Cable TV, Alarm Clock, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Free local telephone, Free newspapers, Ironing Board & Iron.

Facility amenities: Pool, Guest Laundromat, Wake-up Service, On site breakfast, Gym & fitness center, Free parking, 24 hour front desk, Vending Machines, Wheel Chair Access. Adjacent to restaurants and retail.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must contact hotel directly.
Be sure to mention that you are a part of the Road Scholar program to get rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, May 31 - Class with Dr. Cusic followed by River Cruise on ...
Class with Dr. Cusic followed by River Cruise on General Jackson. Evening at Grand Ole Opry.

Note: This day includes a trip on the General Jackson and an evening at the Grand Ole Opry.

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining area of Baymont Inn & Suites

Morning: Dr. Cusic will continue his discussion of the history of Country Music

Lunch: River cruise on the General Jackson with meal and country music show.

Dinner: Dinner at Venue near Opry

Evening: Attend the Friday night performance of the Grand Ole Opry. This is a live radio show from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Lodging: Baymont Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
111 Penn Warren Dr.
Brentwood, TN 37027 USA
phone: 615-376-4666
Room amenities: Wireless internet, Free High Speed Internet, Cable TV, Alarm Clock, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Free local telephone, Free newspapers, Ironing Board & Iron.

Facility amenities: Pool, Guest Laundromat, Wake-up Service, On site breakfast, Gym & fitness center, Free parking, 24 hour front desk, Vending Machines, Wheel Chair Access. Adjacent to restaurants and retail.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must contact hotel directly.
Be sure to mention that you are a part of the Road Scholar program to get rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, June 01 - FInal class with Dr. Cusic, tour of Belmont Mansi...
FInal class with Dr. Cusic, tour of Belmont Mansion, Country Hall of Fame tour, and walking tour of downtown Nashville. Day ends with time actually recording in a recording studio.

Note: This day includes a tour of Belmont Mansion (pre-Civil War) with lunch in Grand Salon; a tour of Country Music Hall of Fame; walking tour of Honky Tonks in downtown Nashville; and ends with recording (will take home CD) in an area recording studio.

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining area of Baymont Inn & Suites

Morning: Dr. Cusic will discuss contemporary trends in Country Music and the business side of the industry (Copyright, royalties, etc.).

Lunch: Guided tour of Belmont Mansion followed by lunch served in Mansion

Afternoon: Armed with maps, directions, and descriptions of the venues, participants will have the opportunity of visit Honky Tonks, Hatch Printing, Wildhorse Saloon, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, the Ryman Auditorium, and other venues. Walking distance to the farthest venue is under 4 blocks, most much closer.

Afternoon: Self Guided tour of the Country Music hall of Fame and Museum. Audio guides are available for a nominal fee.

Dinner: During our dinner we will be entertained by Jeff Lisenby, a member of the School of Music faculty who will play selections on his accordion chosen by the participants.

Dinner: Dinner at Belmont University

Evening: Spend some time in a Nashville recording studio. Learn how a song is recorded. Group will record a song and you will have a copy to take home.

Lodging: Baymont Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Sunday, June 02 - Tour of Ryman Auditorium
Note: Behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining area of Baymont Inn & Suites

Morning: Guided tour of Backstage at the Ryman

Lunch: A box lunch will be provided for participants.

Afternoon: Program ends upon return of bus to Baymont Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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