Country Music Hall of Fame Museum is a 1-block walk from the hotel. We will travel to the Grand Ole Opry by motor coach.
At the hotel, the extensive breakfast buffet offers selections such as eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits, cereals, oatmal, fruit, toast, bagels, English muffins, pastries, juices, coffee, tea, water.
This morning we’ll take a field trip via motorcoach to legendary Studio B, originally RCA Studios, home of hits that helped to define the “Nashville Sound.” Chet Atkins was one of the originators and Elvis mastered more than 200 songs here. Your local expert will share many of the quirks and idiosyncrasies of this unique space where so much history has been created using the pianos, mics, and accessories you will see. Next we'll board our motorcoach with a local expert who has a wealth of knowledge and passion for Nashville music. Music has always been the common thread connecting the life and soul of Nashville and its people. As we drive through in the heart of Nashville's entertainment industry, you will see offices of numerous record labels, publishing houses, music licensing firms, recording studios, video production houses, along with other business who serve the music industry, as well as radio networks, and radio stations. At the conclusion of our field trip, we’ll drop off the group at the Country Music Hall of Fame across the street from your hotel.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. You might pick up a sandwich at the Country Music Hall of Fame or walk a block over to Broadway Street, an area with a number of choices.
You’ll have a ticket provided for the Country Music Hall of Fame and can stay as long as you like. This state-of-the-art museum has a treasure trove of historic country video clips, recorded music, and a vast collection of memorabilia illustrating the evolution of country music. History comes to life with the museum’s audio guide narrated by WSM radio personality Bill Cody You’ll hear about different eras of country music, behind-the-scenes stories, insider tips, personal memories and more. If you would like to know about special exhibits at the time of our program, you can go to www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
Dinner has been excluded from this night so that you may take advantage of the restaurants that surround your hotel. Also, you must be ready to board your motor coach by 6:00 pm to leave for the Grand Ole Opry Performance. You may want to eat an early dinner in order to be ready to leave the hotel by 6 pm.
Tonight we attend a performance of the Grand Ole Opry, one of America’s great live music shows. Generations of singers, players, and comedians have performed here forging country music's legacy, just as a new generation of performers in country, bluegrass, comedy, gospel and more are moving it on. We have prime seats in the Gold Circle Section of the hall. Information on who will be performing is usually released about two weeks prior to the date. To check, you can go to www.opry.com.