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23622
Tennessee

Signature City Nashville

Explore some of the musical highlights of Nashville, from Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame to the Grand Ole Opry, as you learn about the history of the “Nashville Sound.”
Program No. 23622RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,849
Tennessee

Signature City Nashville

Explore some of the musical highlights of Nashville, from Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame to the Grand Ole Opry, as you learn about the history of the “Nashville Sound.”
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,849
Program No. 23622 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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itinerary
Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 5 - Sep 10, 2021
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

Lodging for this departure will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center.

Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2021
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

Lodging for this departure will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center.

Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2021
Starting at
1,849
Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2022
Starting at
1,999
May 8 - May 13, 2022
Starting at
2,059
Sep 4 - Sep 9, 2022
Starting at
2,059
Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
2,059
Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2022
Starting at
2,059
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 5 - Sep 10, 2021
Starting at
2,579
Itinerary Note

Lodging for this departure will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center.

Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2021
Starting at
2,579
Itinerary Note

Lodging for this departure will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center.

Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2021
Starting at
2,579
Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2022
Starting at
2,749
May 8 - May 13, 2022
Starting at
2,799
Sep 4 - Sep 9, 2022
Starting at
2,799
Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
2,799
Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2022
Starting at
2,799

At a Glance

Nashville didn’t earn the nickname “Music City, U.S.A.” for nothing. All it takes is a stroll down Honky Tonk Row or a visit to the Grand Ole Opry to understand the impact this city has had on American music. Visit Studio B where Elvis mastered more than 200 songs. Stand in the wings where greats like Hank Williams and Louis Armstrong waited to go on stage. Learn about the musical contributions of black Americans, and see costumes and instruments used by some of country music’s greatest stars. Plus, you’ll have lots of free time to explore the many other facets of this iconic American city on your own.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1.5-2 miles at moderate pace. Standing for on-site lectures on field trips. Frequent getting on/off coach. Stairs only in some historic buildings and homes.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go backstage and on stage at the Grand Ole Opry and at Ryman Auditorium — the former home of the Opry — and see a live performance.
  • Step inside Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame to learn about the history of this utterly American genre.
  • Explore the National Museum of African American Music to learn more about the music created, influenced and inspired by African Americans.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
Featured Expert
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Peggy Benton
Peggy has traveled extensively in the United States, Caribbean, and Eastern and Western Europe. She has been the owner, operator and USCG Licensed Captain of a 48' sailboat, chartered a yacht out of St. Thomas and Tortola and taught sailing and snorkeling. She has held leadership positions that include president of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, president of the St. Thomas-St. John Navy League and vice president of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas. She currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Peggy has traveled extensively in the United States, Caribbean, and Eastern and Western Europe. She has been the owner, operator and USCG Licensed Captain of a 48' sailboat, chartered a yacht out of St. Thomas and Tortola and taught sailing and snorkeling. She has held leadership positions that include president of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, president of the St. Thomas-St. John Navy League and vice president of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas. She currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Nashville Songwriter: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits
by Jake Brown
Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum country superstars of the last half century—recounted by the songwriters themselves. Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown gives readers an unprecedented, intimate glimpse inside the world of country music songwriting. Featuring exclusive commentary from country superstars and chapter-length interviews with today’s biggest hit-writers on Music Row.
The African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas (Black Community Studies)
by Bobby Lovett
Bobby L. Lovett presents a complex analysis of black experience in Nashville during the years between 1780 and 1930, exploring the impact of civil rights, education, politics, religion, business, and neighborhood development on a particular African-American community. This study of black Nashville examines lives lived within a web of shifting alliances and interests—the choices made, the difficulties overcome. Fifteen years in the making, illustrated with maps and photographs, this work is the first detailed study of any of Tennessee’s major urban black communities. Lovett here collects, organizes, and interprets a large, rich body of data, making this material newly accessible to all interested in the black urban experience.
Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline
by Don Cusic
The Nashville Sound is a sound heard all around the world. It is not just the sound of country music; music from Nashville includes Big Band, rhythm and blues, gospel, Christian, jazz and classical. Nashville music goes back a long way and embraces artists and songs that have no borders. Music City U.S.A. isn't just a catchy slogan, it is an accurate description of the sounds of Nashville from Davy Crockett's fiddle to the Fisk Jubilee Singers to rock classics from Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers to the Nashville Sound of Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold and beyond. The Nashville Sound is a rainbow of music. Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline explores Nashville's rich history in music that encompasses not only country music but also gospel music, contemporary Christian music, rhythm and blues, rock n roll and classical music. Nashville is a musical gold mine and this book follows the development of music and the music industry in Nashville from the nineteenth century until today.





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