Tauck Event

Tauck Nashville Country Music Event

Ken Burns American Journeys

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5
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£4,390
Journey Type
Tauck Events
Time of Year
Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Nashville, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ford Theatre, Grand Ole Opry, RCA Studio B, Ryman Auditorium
Nashville Event
Nashville

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Experience with Tauck

 

Tauck Exclusive — Spend an evening at the Country Music Hall of Fame featuring dinner in the conservatory, a performance by Lula Wiles, and a special performance by the influential multi-Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell 
 

 

Tauck Exclusive — Performance by the Grammy Award-winning country swing band Asleep at the Wheel in its 50th anniversary year

 

Tauck Exclusive — Tauck Exclusive private viewing of a live studio recording session of up-and-coming artists on Music Row

 

Tauck Exclusive — Musical performance by John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and solo artist, at the George Jonas Museum

 

Tauck Value Includes

 

4 nights at the Hilton Nashville Downtown

 

Keynote address by Dayton Duncan, longtime writing partner of filmmaker Ken Burns, and a panel discussion with legendary Nashville artists moderated by Dayton

 

Private performance and talk by singer-songwriter Chelsea Crowell on her family of country music legends – grandparents Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and her parents, Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell 

 

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Our first-ever Tauck Event in Nashville takes you into the great big heart of country music.

Welcome to the Nashville Country Music Event

Spend five days basking in the sounds, personalities, and the great big heart of country music during our Event based on the newest Ken Burns film, debuting September 2019. Stay four nights in the center of the music world at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, the starting point for our daily small group sightseeing tracks – The Roots of Country, The Evolution of Country, and Music City.

Writer-filmmaker Dayton Duncan hosts this exploration of the ways in which country music has changed over the decades even as it speaks to all generations today.  In the heart of old Nashville, soak in the stories and melodies at Ryman Auditorium, the Patsy Cline Museum, and at a Grand Ole Opry live radio performance. On a private tour of RCA Studio B, enter a special place where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and other musical giants recorded hits. Revel in exclusive private performances by Grammy Award-winning performers and members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame… a gala evening at the Country Music Hall of Fame just for Tauck… and private talks with industry movers and shakers. Here in the music capital of America, artists of every kind found a home; the sounds of classical, jazz, pop, sacred music, among many genres, continue to fill the air. We invite you to listen with us. Read Less

Attend a private live recording session on Music Row

Once a musical home of Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers, Music Row has nurtured hundreds of illustrious artists, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson among them.

Come inside a studio for rare access to a genuine live recording session of a new song by some of Music Row’s most prolific songwriters. This is a unique opportunity for Tauck guests only to meet these gifted musicians. Experience the art of music making and the science of recording as it happens, as these dedicated colleagues work to create something beautiful. You might be the first to hear tomorrow’s next big hit.

Our local guide introduces you to Ryman Auditorium

In this building born from the revival tent of a fiery evangelist in the 19th century, anything is possible: a soul can find redemption, a crumbling institution can find salvation, and an unknown kid with a guitar can find his or her name in lights.

Part performance venue, part museum, Ryman Auditorium is 100% cultural icon. Over the years it has hosted traveling acts including John Philip Sousa, Roy Rogers, Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, and Mae West. Even President Theodore Roosevelt made an appearance here. Artists from all corners of the globe and entertainment genres – from Elvis to Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon to the Pixies, and Kings of Leon to B.B. King – have been drawn by the history of this place and its place in our shared history. Discover it.

Spend an evening with the greats at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Our gala evening begins in the Rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame with you surrounded by the legends of the industry; each one is recognized with a plaque and together they tell a story bigger than just one artist.

The words “The Circle Will Be Unbroken” are emblazoned on high, establishing and perpetuating a warm and welcoming tone just like country music itself. As you sip cocktails and nibble canapés, the young critically acclaimed trio Lula Wiles performs its distinctive brand of “new American music.” The Hall of Fame’s conservatory is the setting for our exclusive gala dinner. Then step into the “living room” for a special performance by Rodney Crowell, who has won more awards for his work in music than we can count, in the intimate and acoustically spectacular Ford Theatre.

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You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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