Hello, Nashville: Things to Do, See, Try

When the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour stops at Green Door Gourmet in Nashville on Oct. 5, the focus will be on American Grown flowers, hardworking farmers and fine food.

Experience the hospitality of Green Door Gourmet in Nashville, Tennessee and meet Laura (on right), resident flower farmer and greenhouse manager and her assistant manager Ally!

But that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of everything “Music City” has to offer.

And since the dinner falls on a Friday, it’s the perfect excuse to make a weekend of it and check out all the Nashville happenings.

Like what, you ask? We’re fans of these tips from visitmusiccity.com:

Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame

Your Nashville experience must include a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the world’s largest popular music museum with ever-changing exhibits, a full-service restaurant and two retail stores to feed your country soul. Keep feeding your love of country with visits to The Johnny Cash Museum, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and the Patsy Cline Museum.

Photo as seen in Rolling Stone

Next, take a tour of Music Row and visit the historic RCA Studio B where Elvis recorded more than 200 songs and Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins and so many others also sang their hearts out.

Photo Courtesy of The Loveless Cafe

And don’t miss The Loveless Cafe, named “Top Down-Home Dining Spot” and one of the “10 Great Places to get a Southern-style Biscuit” by USA Today, plus one of the five must-see sights in Nashville by Southern Living.

Fans of the hit TV drama “Nashville” won’t want to miss The Bluebird Cafe, home to up-and-coming songwriters along with those whose music is regularly on the charts, including pop, rock, country and Christian artists.

Photo courtesy of Nashville.com

You’ll still have time to visit what’s been called the “Mother Church of Country Music,” The Ryman Auditorium, home to music legends since 1892!

Next, make some stops on what’s known as the Honky Tonk Highway — Tootsie’s Orchid LoungeLegends CornerThe Second FiddleThe StageLayla’s Bluegrass Inn and Robert’s Western World. You never know who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway clubs in the shadow of the Ryman.

Courtesy of Battle of Franklin Trust

Be sure to take the short drive south of Nashville to Franklin, often cited as one of the most beautiful downtowns in the U.S.   Site of “the most famous battle you’ve never heard of,” according to National Geographic, Franklin’s Civil War story will amaze and enlighten you


Courtesy of Off the Beaten Page Travel


Visitors can tour two homes impacted by the battle of Franklin. Then take in the charming main street filled with boutiques and antique stores, as well as amazing cafes and restaurants.



Finally, nothing says Nashville like the Grand Ole Opry. What started as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 has become a showcase for music’s superstars including current members like Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Whew! That’s a lot of excitement for one weekend – and it all starts down on the farm at the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour.

You won’t want to miss it!


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