The pulse of a city that lives and breathes music is present in every honky-tonk, every bar and in the warm breeze coming off the Cumberland River. Experience the true heart of Nashville aboard our Soul of Music City Tour! It’s an evening filled with music, history and fun and a close-up view of some of the most legendary spots in town: Ryman Auditorium, Municipal Auditorium & Musicians Hall of Fame, Rhythm & Blues heritage of Historic Jefferson Street, Elliston Place “Rock Block” and Music Row. You’ll explore the places that have set this city apart and the ones that pay homage to the many who have come here looking for fame and fortune. You’ll hear the stories and anecdotes full of the country charm and folksy wisdom that Music City is known for. From the city’s honky-tonks to its famous music venues, uncover insider stories and intriguing facts about the people, places, and events responsible for the city’s iconic reputation. So get ready for an evening of bright lights, history and great music!
Just a quick look-see at all the cool stuff you’ll be enjoying!
Our guides love to sing & tell
Check out the Batman Building under the stars
Skyline at Night
Country music is just the beginning
The Nashville Sound
Nashville’s got rhythm...and blues
The R&B Scene
Get down to where the locals go
Enjoy Nashville as the sun begins to set...
Marathon Motor Works
Be sure to allow time during your visit to Nashville to see Marathon Motor Works, where you can see some of the original Marathon Vehicles on display, see many relics from the days when this was the Marathon factory, and now see incredible shops.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Sit back and settle in as we cruise down world-famous Lower Broadway making our way past all of the most talked about and renowned bars and live music venues in the United States! Note: The trolley does not stop at any of these points of interest.
This is the beginning & end of tour. The leading craft distiller of moonshine & world’s most visited distillery has expanded by joining forces with Yee Haw Brewing Company to open a complex in Nashville’s SoBro.
Exit / In was opened in 1971 to serve as a home for musicians of all genres. When you stop by, be sure to check out the names of the legendary artists who have sold out shows at Exit / In on the wall outside the club.
The heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, Music Row area is centered on 16 & 17 Avenues South, known as Music Square East & West. Points of interest include Historic Studio B & Columbia’s Historic Quonset Hut, the first recording studio on Music Row.
Known colloquially as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium began as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. Local entrepreneur Thomas Ryman built it as a permanent location for tent revival-style gospel meetings.
Unlike any city in the world, music is deeply rooted in the heart and soul of Nashville. The city’s earliest settlers arrived with little more than instruments in their hands and a song in their heart. Perhaps you’ve heard the names: Dolly Parton, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson, Zac Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash. They followed a dream and together, they paved the way for the dreamers that followed. From the early days of the 20th century with its fiddles and banjos to the flash and pomp of the 1960s and 70s glory days, to today’s polished pop country and rootsy, underground sounds, Nashville keeps turning out the hits and proving it deserves to be called Music City.
THINGS TO DO IN NASHVILLE
Whether you’re looking to cut a rug listening to some cracklin’ good rockabilly or finding just the right armadillo boots to give your dad for his birthday, these great spots have received our stamp of approval.