Downtown Nashville is the top regional choice for live music, special occasions, fine dining, sports and entertainment. From country to classical, Irish to blues, jazz to bluegrass, downtown Music City USA has over 35 live music venues! Great performance venues include the historic Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the world-class Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Over 1.5 million people visit downtown Nashville each year for sporting events-featuring home teams Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. Major annual downtown happenings include the Music City Bowl, the Country Music Marathon, the CMA Music Festival and the Fourth of July annual celebration.
There are over 160 restaurants to choose from - casual to fine dining, pasta to sushi, steaks to fondue. There are 12 downtown hotels with over 3,000 rooms. Downtown's historic Hermitage Hotel is Tennessee's first AAA Five Diamond Award winner.
Other attractions include the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Arcade (for over 100 years, the daytime downtown street where people meet), Printers Alley, historic Second Avenue, the Main Branch of the Nashville Public Library, the Nashville Convention Center, the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the Tennessee State Capitol, Fort Nashboro and Riverfront Park, the Lower Broadway entertainment district, art galleries and the Tennessee State Museum.
For regional residents and tourists, downtown residents and employees—downtown Nashville is the place to PLAY!
Downtown Nashville is the geographic and population center of the region - with a high density employee base of over 48,000 decision-makers, professionals and support staff. It's the center of government - including Metro, State and Federal offices - as well as major industry sectors. Since 2001, several major corporate headquarters have chosen downtown locations including Louisiana Pacific, CVS CareMark, CMT, NovaCopy, and Qualifacts.
It's an easy commute to work in downtown Nashville - with convenient access via three major Interstates. For business travelers, the Nashville International Airport - with almost 400 daily flights to 89 markets - is about 10 minutes away and downtown has 11 hotels with almost 3,000 rooms.
There are many options for customized work space downtown - including over 4 million square feet of Class A space and one office building under construction with over 500,000 square feet. With over 145 downtown restaurants serving lunch and the Music City Circuit circulating through most of downtown Nashville, lunch and errands are easy. Another employee benefit is the Partnership's LP Field Parking Option - which offers free parking at LP Field with a low-cost ($25 per month) shuttle to stops near most major office buildings.
And at the end of the day, you can get an early start on an evening "on the town." With great sports and entertainment venues, fine dining and live music, downtown Nashville is the place to WORK!
For visitors, downtown has almost 3,000 hotel rooms. The Hermitage Hotel, which unveiled its $19 million investment in renovations in 2003, has received the AAA 5-diamond rating and the Mobil Five Star Award. Three others - Hilton Nashville Downtown, Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Sheraton Nashville Downtown - are AAA 4-diamond hotels.
The Nashville Convention Center, with 119,000 square feet of exhibit space, 25 meeting rooms and an 11,000 square foot ballroom, brings more than 400,000 visitors downtown annually for conventions and trade shows.
Over 400,000 square feet of meeting space is available at 11 additional downtown facilities.
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