I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Nashville is hosting the Boston Financial Client Forum. You may be wondering, “Why Nashville?” to hold this year’s Client Forum. There are lots of reasons. In fact too many to list, but here are five.
#1. Top Destination. One of the most dynamic, vibrant cities in the South, Nashville recently beat out Australia, Cuba, and Korea as destination of the year by Travel + Leisure. The city also made Forbes list of 16 top destinations for 2016, Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2016,” and TripAdvisor cited Nashville as the U.S. city seeing the greatest increase in popularity among international travelers. With more and more people from around the world visiting Nashville, it’s no surprise the city is surpassing tourism goals.
#2. Flourishing Food Scene. If you’re a foodie, Nashville is fast becoming a must visit city, just ask Jimmy Kimmel. Whether you crave traditional Nashville food like hot chicken, modern fare, tasty-ethic cuisine, or celebrity chef-owned restaurants, you’ll be able to find something for every appetite in Nashville.
#3. Creative Culture. Nashville was ranked the #2 Most Vibrant Arts Community in the SMU National Center for Arts Research Arts Vibrancy Index. The city’s art scene includes contemporary art, performing art, children’s theatre, visual arts, museums, the Nashville symphony, and a wide range of special art events, such as a monthly “First Saturday Art Crawl” where you can visit over 20 art venues.
#4. Steeped in History. Nashville can trace its roots back more than 200 years to the pioneers who first settled there. Being the site of a major Civil War battle, Nashville boosts several Civil War landmarks. The city is home to President Jackson whose house, which sits on 1,100 acres, you can visit. You can also take a tour of the Jack Daniel Distillery, the oldest registered distillery in the U.S. Take a guided tour of the city’s many Greek-Revival mansions and end your day with a visit to the Parthenon, the world’s only exact replica of the ancient Greek temple.
#5. Best Music Scene. Known throughout the world as the Music City and songwriting capital of the world, Nashville’s music scene is rich and deep. The city’s musical roots go back to the late 1700s. Today, Nashville has more than 130 music venues ranging from honky tonks, small clubs, bars, and arenas that feature blues, country, rock ‘n roll, classical, and plenty of other genres. Free, live music pulses through the city 24/7. Whether you take a stroll down the famous Honky Tonk Highway or another one of Nashville’s music neighborhoods, there is no shortage of music joints. To keep up with all the live music happening in Nashville, download Nashville’s free live music guide app.
If you’re at the Client Forum this September, I hope you take some time to soak in Nashville. Whether it’s food, history, music, culture – the city has a lot to offer! And to get the most out of your Nashville visit, join us for all the special events we have planned. This year’s lineup won’t disappoint. If you’re in town on Wednesday afternoon, don’t miss the RCA Studio B tour followed by dinner that night at Acme Feed and Seed. Thursday’s evening event will take place at one of Nashville’s most prestigious estates. Great music from local bands and musicians will be at all of our events!
See you in Nashville!
If joining us for this exclusive event is not on your radar screen but you want to hear more, look for our wrap-up of Day One of the Client Forum here on Perspectives. Or follow #BFCF16 hashtag on Twitter.