Nashville, often referred to as the “Music City,” offers a vibrant and enriching experience for student performing groups, blending musical heritage with rich history. Here’s an overview of what student groups can explore:

Nashville is renowned for its country music scene, and students can immerse themselves in this musical culture. The Grand Ole Opry, a historic country music venue, provides an iconic stage for performances. Additionally, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum showcases the history and impact of country music, offering an educational experience for students.

Student performing groups have various venues to choose from, including the Ryman Auditorium, known as the “Mother Church of Country Music.” This historic venue has hosted legendary performers and is a prestigious stage for aspiring musicians. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center also offers a world-class setting for orchestral and ensemble performances.

Beyond the music scene, Nashville has a rich historical backdrop. The Hermitage, the former home of President Andrew Jackson, provides insight into early American history. The Belle Meade Plantation, another historical site, offers a glimpse into the antebellum South. The Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library serves as a poignant educational resource, documenting the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Student groups can engage with this history and reflect on the importance of social justice.

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Top Attractions

  • Belle Meade Plantation

    Known as “Queen of the Tennessee Plantations,” Belle Meade was widely known for its horses. Owner John Harding, who expanded the home from its original log cabin, loved horse racing and bred horses to win.

  • Country Music Hall of Fame

    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music. Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world’s most extensive musical collections.

  • Grand Ole Opry

    The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly American country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio “barn dance” on WSM. Currently owned and operated by Opry Entertainment, it is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history.

  • Historic RCA Studio B

    RCA Studio B is a music recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee, built in 1956. Originally known simply by the name “RCA Studios”, it became known in the 1960s for being an essential factor to the development of the production style and technique known as the Nashville Sound.

  • Music City Center

    The Music City Center is a convention complex located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It opened in May 2013.

  • Parthenon

    The Parthenon in Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by architect William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.

  • The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson

    The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville.

Performance Venues

  • Nashville Performance

    Various performance venues are available for your performance ensemble. Contact us for more details.


  • Historic RCA Studio B

    Record your own hits at Studio B