SOUL OF MUSIC CITY NIGHT TOUR: July 1st, July 2nd & July 3rd
Due to scheduled road closures associated with Nashville’s 4th of July festivities, the Soul of Music City Night Tours on July 1st, July 2nd & July 3rd will depart from 138 5th Ave N. (at the Old Town Trolley Depot located on the corner of 5th Ave N. & Commerce St.) Due to these road closures, the night tour on these nights will not be able to drive down lower Broadway or walk the Pedestrian Bridge.
A native of the Volunteer State, Chet Atkins was a highly regarded musician and producer who signed Charley Pride, country music’s first African-American singer. After Atkins’ death in 2001, Bank of America commissioned Tennessee sculptor Russell Faxon to create a statue in his honor. The life-sized bronze statue of Atkins is situated outside their Nashville headquarters at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Union Street. Atkins is depicted sitting on a stool and playing a guitar.
The artwork includes a vacant stool beside the statue that enables fans to take their photo while sitting beside this pioneering musician.