Nashville music city

Location

Nashville is located in heart of Tennessee, with an estimated population of 679,341. The average temperate in the summer is about 86 degrees and in the winter about 30 degrees. In Tennessee there are warm summers with mild winters. However the climate may vary by location in the state. Tennessee became a member of the United States in 1796 being the 16th to join. Tennessee is 112 miles wide and 432 miles long.

This picture shows Nashville along with its surrounding cities and towns.

Culture

When most people think of Nashville Tennessee they think of BBQ, music, and festivals. If your looking for a taste of the south you may be interested in checking out Slow and Low BBQ Bistro. Located downtown Slow and Low BBQ Bistro is a favorite for locals. With delicious meats its hard not to love! They also offer a taste of southern style with brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and homemade sauces! If are not in the mood for BBQ maybe Boston style-seafood from Battered and Fried would suit your taste better. Also located downtown Battered and Fried offers Boston style-seafood with a southern twist! They also take pride in sharing Japanese style sushi. As i mentioned before music is very popular especially country, jazz, and rock n roll. Bessie Smith was a famous African American blues singer in the 1930's. People often referred to her as the greatest singer of her era. Tina Turner or known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll was an American music legend. Tine was known as "one of the greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stones Magazine. The last huge part of Nashville's culture is festivals. One of the largest festivals is Celebrate Nashville. Which celebrates all of the new cultures in Nashville through music, dance, food, activities, and crafts.

Left and Bottom Right- BBQ Top Right- country singer

Things to do

Dinning at the Aquarium restaurant where you will be seated around a 200,000 gallon fish tank filled with a variety of fish, sharks, and stingray, it offers an experience like no other.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's main mission is to interpret the evolution of country music. To achieve this goal they have educational programs, exhibits, and publications. They also share the importance of country music to their diverse visitors.

Looking for some family fun? Stop by Nashville Shore Lakeside Resort. There they have water slides, pools, lakes, and water activities. Such as Castaway creek lazy river, Tennessee Twisters, Lily pad pool, and Banana Boat just to name a few.

The Grand Ole Opry attracts thousands of visitors from around the nation for its weekly skits and music performances. The first Grand Ole Orpy show happened over 90 years ago today. Many people from around the globe even recognize the show.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has many kids friendly activities such as Critter Encounters, Jungle Gym, Kangaroo Kick about, Lorikeet landing shell station, zip line, carousel, and Wilderness Express. They also have Grassmere historic home which was built in 1810 and is the center of almost everyone's trip.

The world-famous Madame Tussaud Wax attraction will be opening in Spring 2017. The museum will offer wax figures of some of musics biggest stars such as Keith Urban, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Jimi Hendrix.

While at the Tennessee State Museum visitors will find displays of weapons, quilts, Tennessee-made furniture, and paintings. Visitors can also find Civil War uniforms, battle flags, as well as one of a kind items from famous Americans.

Historical information

  • On July 9th 101 people were killed and 171 injured in a train wreck which is known as the Great Train Wreck of 1918.
  • The Belle Meade Plantation was built in 1807 which consists of 30 remaining acres that consists of a winery, visitors center, the Harding cabin, dairy, carriage house, stable, mausoleum, and reconstructed slave quarters.
  • In 1881 Iroquois, a horse from the Belle Meade Plantation became the first American horse to win the English derby.
  • The Iroquois steeplechase has been apart of Nashville since Spring 1941. The race attracts more than 25,000 spectators each year. Now what is steeple chasing you maybe be asking, the best horses along with their jockey race over hurdles on a turf track. All money raised goes to children hospital; $10 million+ has been raised.
  • In 1916 the "Fire of the century" all started with a boy burning a ball of yarn and a strong gust on wind. The fire destroyed more than 500 homes leaving 2,500 people homeless.
These show the Belle Meade Plantation, A horse from the plantation, and The Great Train Wreck

Recent News

  • January 6, 2017 over 50 wrecks were reported because of snow and slick roads.
  • On January 6, 2017 a metro bus was transporting 9 students from Overton High School when it slid off the road. No injuries were reported, after firefighters arrived students were unloaded from the bus and moved to a new on to be taken home.
  • On January 9,2017 Nashville's Jewish community center was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Bomb threats similar to this one have now happened in 4 other states as well as in the United Kingdom. The JCC have said that the threats have no relation and that the threat level has risen in the Jewish and Muslim community.
Snow in Tennessee

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