Downtown Nashville is the top regional choice for live music, special occasions, fine dining, sports and entertainment. From country to classical, Irish to blues, jazz to bluegrass, downtown Music City USA has over 35 live music venues! Great performance venues include the historic Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the world-class Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Over 1.5 million people visit downtown Nashville each year for sporting events-featuring home teams Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. Major annual downtown happenings include the Music City Bowl, the Country Music Marathon, the CMA Music Festival and the Fourth of July annual celebration.
There are over 160 restaurants to choose from - casual to fine dining, pasta to sushi, steaks to fondue. There are 12 downtown hotels with over 3,000 rooms. Downtown's historic Hermitage Hotel is Tennessee's first AAA Five Diamond Award winner.
Other attractions include the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Arcade (for over 100 years, the daytime downtown street where people meet), Printers Alley, historic Second Avenue, the Main Branch of the Nashville Public Library, the Nashville Convention Center, the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the Tennessee State Capitol, Fort Nashboro and Riverfront Park, the Lower Broadway entertainment district, art galleries and the Tennessee State Museum.
For regional residents and tourists, downtown residents and employees—downtown Nashville is the place to PLAY!