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Day 1

Welcome to Music City!

Arrive into Nashville where you will meet your Sweet Magnolia Tour Guide who will be with you during your visit. Your group will begin their time in Music City touring the “mother church of country music,” The Ryman Auditorium. Your visit to this famous National Historic Landmark begins with “Soul of Nashville,” a state-of-the-art theatre experience that puts you at the center of the Ryman’s fascinating history as more than a century of legendary performances come to life all around you. Next, enjoy five new exhibits where you can peruse genuine artifacts as video hosts Charles Esten (Deacon on Nashville), Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts and Trisha Yearwood take you through each chapter of the Ryman’s illustrious history.

Next, your group will head to the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, which honors musicians from all genres of music who have played on thousands of iconic recordings. The newest addition, The Grammy Museum Gallery, is an interactive exhibit where visitors learn about every aspect of the music industry from songwriting, playing instruments and singing to producing and engineering.

After the tour, your group will check into your hotel for a little time to rest and freshen up before your evening out in Music City. Your evening entertainment will include a scrumptious dinner in a private room at one of Nashville’s most popular restaurants and world-class performance of Legends Behind the Lyrics. In this up-close-and-personal experience, your group will be entertained by one of Nashville’s most successful songwriters. This is a unique opportunity to hear major hit songs in their original form and get the inside scoop on what was going on in the songwriter’s life that inspired these classics!

Day 2

Nashville is home to the largest songwriting community in the world. Begin the morning with one of our singer-songwriter step-on guides who will take your group on a tour of Music City, including world-famous Music Row, where your group will learn about the recording industry straight from an aspiring songwriter.

The city tour also includes a visit to RCA Studio B, home of over 1,000 Top Ten hits! See where Elvis recorded over 200 songs! Explore the control room where the greats, like Chet Atkins, produced countless hits. Now, it’s time for your group to add their voices to the choir of performers who have recorded at Studio B, including Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, the Everly Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Roy Orbison, as your group records a song at the historic studio.

Now we are off to explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the world’s largest popular music museum, during your self-guided tour. The “Hall” is the definitive home of America’s music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments and more. After your tour, enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many eateries in and around the Hall of Fame.

Next, your songwriter guide will take you through the heart of Downtown Nashville and past many of our historic buildings, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Tennessee State Capitol, Tennessee State Museum, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Centennial Park, the Parthenon and much more.

While on the city tour, the Songwriter guide will perform a few of his/her original songs.

After a little afternoon relaxation time, your group will enjoy a delicious dinner at your choice of Opry Backstage Grill or Santa Fe Cattle Co., before we head to the world’s longest running live radio show, The Grand Ole Opry! What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats– new stars, superstars, and legends.

Day 3

Your morning begins at the Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museums. The Johnny Cash Museum features the largest collection of Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world! The Patsy Cline Museum celebrates the life of the legendary songstress and features hundreds of never before seen artifacts, personal belongings, interactive touch screens, videos and much more.

After your time at the museums, enjoy a delicious treat at The Goo Goo Shop, where your group can sample the world’s oldest combination candy bar, The Goo Goo.

Now, we’ll enter the Antebellum South at Belle Meade Plantation. Our time at Belle Meade will begin with a three-course lunch in the 1800’s Carriage House. After the delicious lunch, your group will enjoy the exceptional tour of the mansion. Throughout the 45-minute guided tour, a century of Belle Meade Plantation’s history is told through the eyes of the Harding and Jackson Family and the skilled laborers who collectively worked to make the Plantation America’s premier Thoroughbred Horse Farm. After the mansion tour, guests will enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at the Belle Meade Winery.

This evening, your group will enjoy a delicious dinner and lively entertainment onboard the grandest showboat afloat, the General Jackson, as you cruise down the mighty Cumberland River. After a scrumptious three-course dinner, your group will enjoy the hottest show in town, Music City Nights.

For prices and availability for groups of 20 or more, please call 423-498-4232 / 1-800-235-5295 or email amy@sweetmagnoliatours.com.

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