Nashville, TN / November 8-10
VMAE Welcome Reception
Hotel Indigo – Headlines, Mezzanine Level
Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, libations, and friendly conversation.
VMAE Group Dinner
To be determined
Wildhorse Saloon Songwriter Lunch
The world-famous Wildhorse Saloon Songwriter series will bring you one of Nashville’s great songwriters to entertain with warm hospitality. The songwriter will discuss how they go about writing songs, what inspires them and how they accomplish many successes in the industry. They will perform their songs and answer questions, take photos and even sign autographs.
Lunch will be a Southern BBQ with shaved beef brisket, sweet BBQ chicken, baked beans, southern cole slaw, garlic cheddar biscuits, and fruit cobbler. Vegetarian option available.
This activity is included in your registration fee, guests are $45. We will depart the hotel at 12:45 pm.
Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman
The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous former home, the Ryman Auditorium, for limited engagements in downtown Nashville. The Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Unlike a typical concert, the Opry presents eight or more artists on each show, giving the audience a sample of each artist’s musical style. Only the Opry… there’s nothing quite like it. Tickets for this are optional and are $49 each. RSVP for this by October 5th.
About the Ryman
Established in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle and renamed for the visionary who constructed it, Captain Tom G. Ryman, the Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark and cultural epicenter of Nashville. In the first half of the 20th century citizens from every walk of life gathered at the Ryman to enjoy the greatest preachers, entertainers, speakers, and politicians of the day. Home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974, the Ryman earned the moniker “Mother Church of Country Music” as the genres of country and bluegrass developed on its stage and found a national audience on radio and television. Fully renovated in 1994, the Ryman has never been more vibrant, attracting entertainers and fans from around the globe to enjoy its now legendary acoustics and rich history.
VMAE has a block of tickets for the 7:00 pm show and we will be taking advance ticket orders for our group to ensure ticket availability. You must register by October 5 for tickets, after this date we will be releasing our block of tickets.