– Music City commemorates iconic attractions, events and venues, looks ahead to new hotel and dining openings in the new year –
05 October 2021 – With the US reopening to UK travellers from November Nashville is excited to welcome back international visitors just in time for Music City to celebrate a host of exciting milestone anniversaries in 2022. Some of Music city’s most popular attractions, venues and festivals will mark big birthdays next year while a range of new hotels, eateries and a new sports arena will also arrive in 2022.
Here are just some of Music City’s milestones coming up:
Music-Focused Anniversaries, 2022
- Ryman Auditorium | 130th
- Nashville Symphony | 75th
- Historic RCA Studio B | 65th
- CMA (Country Music Association) Awards | 55th
- Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum | 55th
- Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) | 55th
- The Bluebird Cafe | 40th
- Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival | 30th
- Music City Walk of Fame | 15th
- Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 15th
Other Notable Anniversaries, 2022
- Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Home of the People’s President | 255th
- Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery | 215th
- Thistle Farms | 25th
When visiting Nashville in 2022 visitors must be sure to leave room to explore all the new openings the year has to offer including Nashville’s three new high-end hotels opening in Spring 2022: Conrad Nashville (Broadway/West End) with onsite restaurant Halls Chophouse, 1Hotel Nashville (Downtown) and Four Seasons Nashville (Downtown) with onsite local restaurant, The Rutledge. Nashville’s food scene will also welcome new eateries including Xiao Bao Biscuit, All People Coffee and Snooze, an A.M. Eatery to its East Nashville neighbourhood, while in Germantown, acclaimed restaurant Tailor Nashville will relocate a few streets down from its previous shared space to a standalone restaurant, and local hotspot Edley’s Bar-B-Que will bring their Nashville-Hot Style bites to the Donelson neighbourhood with the opening of their eighth and largest location.
Music City’s up-and-coming Wedgewood-Houston neighbourhood will also welcome the largest football-specific stadium in the United States next year as home base for Nashville’s Major League Soccer team, Nashville SC, who celebrated their first season in 2020. The stadium will hold 30,000 fans and feature a 360-degree canopy, all just minutes from downtown. Earlier in the summer, both Bonnaroo festival (TBD June) and CMA Fest (9-12 June) plan their comeback after two years of cancelled events, while motoring fans fans can welcome the return of the Music City Grand Prix which will take over the streets of Downtown Nashville again from 5-7 August after a successful inaugural race in 2021.
Flying in and out of Nashville International Airport (BNA) will also have a new look and feel. Whilerenovations won’t be fully complete in 2022, the airport will still welcome many local eateries to its concourses and significant progress on both the new state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility and on-airport Hilton-branded hotel (both officially opening in 2023).
In February 2021 Nashville was named a Safe Travels destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council, making it one of only a few destinations in the United States to achieve the designation. Nashville businesses that are members of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp’s Good to Go programme display the Safe Travels logo to give visitors added confidence of their health and safety measures.
To get a behind-the-scenes look at some of these and many other happenings, events and sneak peeks, follow @VisitMusicCity and #NashvilleBackstage on Instagram.