The Grand Ole Opry – Dedicated to honoring country music’s history, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and contemporary chart-toppers. Around the DAID Conference dates, shows will take place on August 10, 11, 14, and 17, 2018. Performers will be announced, and tickets can be purchased on the Grand Ole Opry website. The Grand Ole Opry is located next door to the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Home to more than 2.5 million artifacts, with two expansive floors of gallery space, featuring permanent and limited-engagement exhibits. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is also home to the Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print. The 2018 Hall of Fame inductees include Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs, and Dottie West. For more information, please visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum website.
Downtown Nashville – Whether it’s dining, music, sights, or shopping you’re after, downtown Nashville has it all. An entire road dedicated to restaurants playing your favorite tunes for free, where legends like Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and more all got their start, Honky Tonk Highway is a can’t-miss. For more information, please visit the Neighborhood - Downtown Nashville website.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens -- Once the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, this extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanic garden, woodland sculpture trail and art museum. For more information please visit the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
The Hermitage – Home of President Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States, and recently named the #1 historic home in Tennessee. The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with over 30 historic buildings, that welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each year. For more information, please visit The Hermitage website.