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.
Stop #1 will be closed today, 1/19/2020 due to the Titans watch party. We will begin and end tours at stop #2 (224 5th Ave South).
The late-Victorian Romanesque Revival-style Union Station was completed in 1900. A passenger terminal for several rail lines until 1979, the site was a way station for Al Capone during his trip to a Georgia penitentiary. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the landmark building experienced years of neglect until it was converted into a luxury hotel. The majestic lobby features a barrel-vaulted, 65-foot-high ceiling enclosed by Tiffany-styled stained glass. Modern conveniences combine with the opulent public spaces that are filled with architectural details like wrought iron and Italian marble. The likeness of Mercury adorns the clock tower.