If you want to see a star, hear a star, or be a star, come to Nashville. This is the week that makes history in our city every year. It’s the CMA Music Festival! Country music fans come from, literally, all over the world to hear, meet, and photograph their favorite stars. The four-day festival has music, dancing, food, baseball, and dogs – yep, dogs! This year, Miranda Lambert will be marching for mutts at the Muttnation March on Thursday morning, June 8. If you love country music – you certainly won’t be disappointed, but that’s not all we have to offer in Nashville.
While you are here, take advantage of our culture and history. You may want to visit The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Belle Meade Plantation or The Hermitage. My personal favorite is The Carnton Plantation that was used as a hospital during The Battle of Franklin. And not to be forgotten, as I write this, Nashvillians are basking in the afterglow of sweet hockey victory. Our beloved Nashville Predators are tied in the Stanley Cup final 2-2. And, just in case you don’t think we can tie everything back to music, not only is Carrie Underwood a Predator wife, the talk prior to every home game is, “Who do you think is going to sing the National Anthem?”
Of course you will need to eat something more than food from a street cart, so I encourage you to venture out of downtown for a bit and explore some of the culinary delights that have popped up around town. You don’t have to go far to get everything from Southern-style meat and three, to famous “hot chicken,” to a high-end dining experience you may not expect to get in “Nashvegas”.
Whatever you decide to do, wherever you decide to go, you are sure to experience the hospitality, kindness and sincerity of our locals. Yes, you make our commute challenging and we can’t get into our favorite restaurant but we are happy to give you directions and make sure you feel the warmth of our city. So, enjoy Nashville this week and if you decide you’d like to explore making it your home, I know someone ?
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.