Plan Your Visit: Traveling to Nashville

Hotels and Accommodations

Berklee City Music has secured a limited amount of room blocks to accommodate our guests traveling to Nashville for the summit. Each hotel is within a short distance from the W.O. Smith Music School and we recommend booking your reservations early before they are sold out. Nashville attracts numerous visitors for special events, conferences, and festivals.

Be sure to plan your trip soon to ensure your stay at the summit because prices may quickly increase for flight and hotel arrangements.

Scarritt Bennett CenterScarritt Bennett Center
(1.1 miles from W.O. Smith Music School)
1008 19th Avenue South 
Nashville, TN 37212
615-340-7500

This college residence hall was once used by young female missionaries, but it is now available to private guests. Each room provides twin beds and a shared bathroom for two guests, and includes free Wi-Fi service. Rooms also have linen service, but we recommend that you bring your own toiletries and personal grooming products. Housekeeping is not on-site every day, but guests can request unlimited towel service from the front desk. There is a common lounge area on each floor with a TV, a telephone, refrigerator, sink, and a microwave.

The special discount rate is $79.88, plus taxes (hotel and occupancy tax is 6 percent, and convention center authority tax is $2.50,
applied to all rooms per night).
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 10:30 a.m. 
The deadline for this rate is October 3, 2018.

Please contact Christina Quarles at cquarles@berklee.edu to hold your reservation for these accommodations.

Hayes Street HotelHayes Street Hotel
(1.8 miles from W.O. Smith Music School)
1909 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-0110

This new boutique hotel is located in the West End section of Nashville and offers contemporary accommodations close to many points of popular interest, including Vanderbilt University, Broadway, and Music Row. Enjoy Southern hospitality at the Hayes Street Hotel with its wonderful amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast, a fitness center, an on-site bar with live music, and beautiful decor.

The special discount rate is $219 plus taxes (local taxes and fees at 15.25 percent, plus a $2.50 occupancy tax).
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
The deadline for this rate is October 12, 2018.

Please call 615-320-0110 to make your reservation soon, and be sure to mention Berklee College of Music to receive this special rate.

Things to Do and Attractions in Nashville

In the last few years, Nashville has experienced tremendous growth, becoming one of the most popular destinations to pursue a career in the arts and entertainment business. This area has a rich history of country music and is experiencing a resurgence of new country, R&B, and pop musical artists. 

Nashville Tennessee: Things to Do

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers interesting exhibits about past and present musical artists. On display are some original albums and costumes, as well as personal stories of performers' struggles and rise to fame. It also features a glimpse inside Elvis Presley's gold 1960 Cadillac.

Another great place to stop is Ryman Auditorium, the first concert venue (the original Grand Ole Opry) where some of the greatest in country music stars—such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Minnie Pearl—got their starts.

Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

Next stop, take a bus tour to Music Row, where the RCA Studio B recording space is located and where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and many other talented performers produced hit songs. Don't forget to head over to Broadway, the famous street where numerous singers and musicians perform live in hopes of being discovered.

The GRAMMY Museum Gallery at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is another fun and interactive experience, giving guests the opportunity to explore the history of the Grammy Awards as well as to perform on stage and be part of the recording process. 

Another must-see is Gaylord's Opryland hotel, which hosts visitors on gondola rides and boasts beautiful flower displays. Famous bluegrass, country, folk, and gospel singers frequently visit to perform. Guests are also welcome to take a private backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry to learn more about the details of making each concert production a success.

Check out some free things to do in Nashville and the Nashville Music City visitors site for restaurant recommendations and tourist attractions.