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Memorial Day weekend is an enjoyable time in Nashville while the city celebrates the holiday. Read on and find out what’s open Memorial Day weekend with our list of what’s open Memorial Day in Nashville. Kick off your summer with fun activities and special memorial day events.
Attractions Open Memorial Day Weekend
Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley this Memorial Day weekend. More than just a sightseeing tour, it is a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little known facts and behind-the-scenes tips.
Located near the historic Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame is open Memorial Day weekend. The Country Music Hall of Fame honors legendary performers, songwriters and others who made a significant contribution to country music. Forming a bass clef when viewed from the air, the unique building is an iconic feature of the Nashville skyline. The Hall of Fame, surrounded by honky-tonks and other live entertainment venues where many of the honorees got their start, features a rotunda that chronicles the history of recording technology.
Open on Memorial Day weekend, Honoring the life and memory of the “Man in Black,” the Johnny Cash Museum features a wide collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to the career of this legendary performer. The exhibits highlight various periods in his life, such as his stint in the Air Force and marriage to June Carter. The collection includes Cash’s costumes, handwritten letters and other personal mementos.
Surrounded by walls decorated with memorabilia, diners inside the rock ’n’ roll-themed Hard Rock Café enjoy a high-energy vibe and a menu featuring a variety of American classics this Memorial Day weekend. The almost 13,000-square-foot historic building includes a restaurant, an open-air terrace and a state-of the-art concert venue for live performances. This entertainment and dining destination is located downtown in the heart of Nashville’s Historic District, the hub for one of the best music scenes in the country.
Encompassing 1.2 million square feet, Music City Center is Nashville’s downtown convention and exhibition complex. The work of Tvsdesign, the facility is adjacent to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Bridgestone Arena. Along with stunning skyline views of downtown, the complex features a variety of flexible event spaces, including a 350,000-square-foot exhibition hall, 90,000-square-feet of meeting rooms and a 57,000-square-foot grand ballroom. The structure incorporates numerous eco-friendly designs, such as a four-acre green roof and a rainwater collection tank that is used to irrigate the building’s landscaping. Inside are several works by local area artisans.
Open on Memorial Day weekend, Green Brier Distillery is a celebrated Tennessee whiskey distillery listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Descendants of the original founder have revitalized this centuries-old iconic brand with a new distillery located in Nashville. Two of Charles Nelson’s great-great-great grandsons are distilling whiskey using their forebear’s original recipes. The distillery is open for tours. While all guests visit the production floor and experience the history of the storied Green Brier whiskey, individuals over 21 can also sample a variety of the award-winning spirits in the tasting room. The modern iteration of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is located in Marathon Village.
Experience the true heart of Nashville this Memorial Day weekend & hop aboard the new Soul of Music City – Nashville’s Night Tour! Led by a talented performing guide, you’ll be transported on an exciting journey to explore the different music genres that have been in Music City over the years.
Restaurants and Places to Eat Open Memorial Day Weekend
Located south of SoBro in the Rutledge Hill neighborhood, the Hermitage Café is a classic American diner featuring four-person booths and a Formica counter. It is an early morning spot for night owls seeking coffee and late night revelers looking for a meal before heading home. The cash-only diner is open just for breakfast and is open Memorial Day weekend.
Tracing its origins back to a little country store situated in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant began serving customers in the 1950s. This down-home, local eatery founded by the Puckett family features authentic barbecue slow-smoked over cherry wood and live musical performances in a laid-back atmosphere. The downtown Nashville location offers supplies and groceries for city residents as well as a large stage for upcoming and established local acts.
Located in an old brick garage and managed by Chopped judge and Iron Chef competitor Maneet Chauhan, this creative Indian restaurant serves vibrant dishes and craft cocktails that will change any traditional thoughts you had about Indian food.