01/18/2020 & 01/19/2020 (Saturday and Sunday) IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Due to the Titans Watch Party, on Saturday 1/18, Sunday 1/19, the Soul of Music City night tour will depart from 1385th Ave N. (at the Old Town Trolley Depot located on the corner of 5th Ave N. & Commerce St.) Please check-in at this location by 6:45pm. Due to road closures, we will not be able to drive down lower Broadway or walk the Pedestrian Bridge.
Must be 18 years old to participate in this tour.
Our night tour will still be two hours long. The portions of the tour that we will not be able to see/drive by are lower Broadway, The Ryman Auditorium and the Pedestrian Bridge.
We will still be able to cover everything else— The Rock Block, Centennial Park, Midtown, Music Row, The Gulch, Rhythm and Blues of Jefferson Street, Musicians Hall of Fame & Printer’s Alley. We will be extending our stop time at the live music venue from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. We will also be treating each guest to two complimentary beverages at the live music venue.
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.