Sunday, January 7 / 6:30 -9:30 pm / Music City Center Exhibit Hall
Nashvilleâ€™s restaurants and bars are garnering global attention â€“ and we know your schedule wonâ€™t allow you to visit them all –Â so weâ€™ve taken the best elements from the coolest spots in town to create @BarNashville – Â the Worldâ€™s Biggest Bar. Enjoy a drink at the 125-foot bar, including cocktail recipes from some of Nashvilleâ€™s best hot spots. Enjoy food and hang with friends as you get ready to kick-off the week. And of course, it wouldnâ€™t be Music City without some fun and entertainment! Weâ€™ll be joined by special guests Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor) and Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) from the hit TV show â€śNashville,â€ť who will perform original songs from the show written by Nashville songwriters and as well as some of their own. Youâ€™ll have a real Music City experience!
Monday, January 8 / 9 pm – midnight / Cannery Row
Enjoy a healthy mix of philanthropy and fun. This event offers meeting industry leaders an energetic and lively networking experience while they give back to the Education Foundation, PCMAâ€™s Giving Good and the W.O. Smith Community School of Music.
Founding and Sustaining Sponsor: GES
Music Partner: Visit Austin and Austin Convention Center
Event Sopnsors: Visit Houston, Caesars, Visit Tampa Bay
Host City Partner: Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.
Hang with Nashville throughout Convening Leaders / Music City Center
Ever wonder what itâ€™s like backstage in the artistâ€™s Green Room? It becomes their home away from home when theyâ€™re on the road. Well, youâ€™re on the road too, so weâ€™ve recreated that experience just for you! Step into the Music City Green Room and enjoy a drink, a snack, some swag, a hit (or two – of course, thereâ€™s going to be music) and even something for your hangover. So, sit back, relax, and hang out with friends – thatâ€™s what Green Rooms are for!
Featuring Steve Cropper, Duane Eddy, Billy Cox, Gordon Kennedy, Peter Frampton, and Little Big Town
Tuesday, January 9 / 7:00-10:00 pm / Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum and GRAMMY Museum Gallery
Closing night will be a true Music City experience! Nashville isnâ€™t just where music artists live â€“ itâ€™s where music is created. Every day in the studios and writing rooms, the next big hit is being crafted by some of the best musicians and songwriters in the world.
Experience that talent up close and personal as the Musicians Hall of Fame and the GRAMMY Gallery come to life. Take in the instruments that played on some of the biggest songs in history. Have questions about the creative process? Nashvillians and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Steve Cropper and Duane Eddy will be on hand to tell stories and answer questions, along with Billy Cox, who played bass for Jimi Hendrix.
Â» THE FOOD
After youâ€™ve savored the memorabilia, enjoy a taste of Nashvilleâ€™s newest hits that have come from the chefs in kitchens throughout the city! Food and drinks will be provided by 20 of Nashvilleâ€™s best chef-driven restaurants.
Â» AND THE MUSIC
But the evening wonâ€™t end thereâ€¦weâ€™ll close out the week by heading upstairs into Historic Municipal Auditorium where you can grab your seat close to the stage for an â€śonly in Nashvilleâ€ť finale! Kicking off the concert will be rock great Peter Frampton, joined by GRAMMY winning songwriter and musician Gordon Kennedy. They will be followed by the 2017 CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town. The group has five #1 songs and 8 CMA and 8 ACM Awards.