Nashville Attractions Update

In the wake of flooding, many of our favorite Nashville businesses have reopened. Find out what to expect when visiting and how you can help the area.
Allyson Ayers

What’s Closed

  • Grand Ole Opry House: Although temporarily displaced from its current home, the Grand Ole Opry’s “the show must go on” spirit prevails. There are no tours, but Opry shows are still scheduled for every weekend of this year and are currently taking up residence in various Nashville venues. opry.com
  • Opryland Hotel: Floodwaters reached 10 feet inside this iconic hotel, which has closed its doors indefinitely as damage is assessed. Guests who had reservations within the next three months have been contacted, and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau has a list (visitmusiccity.com/visitors/floodinformation) of available hotels. gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland  
  • Opry Mills: The landmark shopping mall and its surrounding service roads are closed until further notice. Bit by the shopping bug? Check out the The Mall at Green Hills (themallatgreenhills.com) and the boutiques and restaurants in Hillsboro Village (hillsborovillage.com).
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center: While the center will be closed at least through September, the Nashville Symphony’s concerts have found alternative venues. nashvillesymphony.org  

Upcoming Events

  • Music City Keep on Playin’, May 16: This nationally televised benefit concert will air live at 8 p.m. Eastern time from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (ryman.com). Tickets for the live performance are available, and viewers can call in donations. All proceeds will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to aid flood relief efforts. Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, and more are scheduled to perform. gactv.com
  • CMA Music Festival, June 10-13: Celebrating its 39th year, the festival will go on as scheduled. More than 50,000 people are expected to swarm LP Field and Riverfront Park to hear artists like the Zac Brown Band, Chris Young, Carrie Underwood, and Trace Adkins. cmafest.com  
  • Nashville Rising, June 22: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are spearheading this benefit concert and have recruited artists like Taylor Swift, Brooks & Dunn, and Martina McBride to perform at Bridgestone Arena. Tickets go on sale May 14. nashvillerising.org

For More Information

  • Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau: Find up-to-date information on hotel availability, as well as restaurant and attraction hours and general area information. visitmusiccity.com or 800/657-6910
  • Red Cross: Find details about ongoing relief efforts and what you can do to help. middletennredcross.org or 615/250-4300
  • Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: The Community Foundation provides philanthropic services to the Middle Tennessee area. The organization has set up two flood relief funds and provides disaster-assistance information. cfmt.org or 615/862-8574

 

This information in this article was update May 13, 2010.

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