Explore Nashville: The Honky Tonk Highway

Rated on U.S. News and Travel’s Best Nightlife Scenes list with the likes of Miami Beach and Las Vegas, Nashville after dark is truly something to see. It’s a big city with many districts and colleges, but when you picture Nashville nightlife, it’s always the Honky Tonk Highway. Visiting the world renowned district is a can’t-miss opportunity when you attend the ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeeting this fall.

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Officially known as Lower Broadway, it’s four blocks packed with music venues, restaurants and shops. And, as they say, when you’re on the Honky Tonk Highway, there’s never a cover charge and the music is always live. The street’s neon signs brighten the vibe but don’t obscure the historical aura of the district as you wonder the crowded sidewalks. It’s a country music fan’s dream world, but it’s a great time for everyone.

“More and more live music venues are popping up — and not all of them cater to country-music fans,” the News and Travel review says. “You may have to look a little harder, but you can find whatever suits your music taste. And if you do love country music, you came to the right city.”

Legend’s Corner will be your first stop on the Highway, two blocks down 5th Avenue from the Music City Center. Selected as Nashville’s best country bar by Nashville City Search voters, it features great acts every night and thousands of records and pieces of memorabilia covering the walls. Keep your eyes peeled — celebrity sightings are common at Legend’s Corner and on all of Lower Broadway.

The new ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting, Oct. 6-7, 2017, offers a full slate of networking opportunities, education and entertainment, but the trip is also a great opportunity to take some time to explore an incredible city with attractions for any style. There’s so much to see in the city, even those who have been going since our first convention there haven’t seen it all. Better start planning now — we’ll see you in Nashville!

Click here for more information and to register for the ASA World Summit.

Explore Historic Sites in Nashville

There’s more to Nashville than what meets the ear.

We know all about the sounds – namely the live music and roar of the crowded streets of the Honky Tonk Highway – but what do you need to stop and see on your trip to Nashville? You’ll have a busy schedule at the ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting, but you may want to think about building an extra day into your trip to see what the city offers outside of world-renowned music and nightlife.

Nashville’s reputation as a cultural and educational hub dates back to the 1800s, so there’s plenty of history to see and learn, for those who want to stray from the downtown scene. The city’s modern, bustling business district is littered with historic plantations, architecture, museums and settlement sites, along with 21 college campuses. Not many cities can match the variety of that experience.

Here are a few of the can’t miss destinations:

The Tennessee State Capitol

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The Capitol building remains essentially the same as it was when it was constructed starting in 1845. It features statues honoring Sam Davis, Sgt. Alvin York and Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson. Tours are available Monday through Friday.

Educational Institutions

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The area features 21 accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions that help define the economic and cultural identity of Nashville. There’s plenty of sites to see at Vanderbilt, Belmont (don’t miss the Belmont Mansion!), Bethel, Austin Peay and others.

Fort Nashborough

The revamped Fort Nashborough reopened earlier this year. The stockade, established in 1779, was the original settlement that would become what we know as Nashville today. Self-guided tours are open daily.

The Belle Meade Plantation

The plantation, used primarily for horse training in the 1800s, is famous for its architecture and history. Tours are available daily.

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Located on Fifth and Church street, the Downtown Presbyterian Church originally opened in 1816 and was known as First Presbyterian Church. It’s known to site-seers for its Egyptian Revival architecture with lotus columns, a winged sun disk, stained glass windows, Egyptian style woodwork and perspective renderings of Egyptian scenes on the sanctuary walls.

The Hermitage

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The former home of President Andrew Jackson, you can experience the historic mansion, museum and grounds of The Hermitage. It’s a National Historic Monument known as one of the largest and most visited Presidential home.

The new ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting, Oct. 6-7, 2017, offers a full slate of networking opportunities, education and entertainment, but the trip is also a great opportunity to take some time to explore an incredible city with attractions for any style. There’s so much to see in the city, even those who have been going since our first convention there haven’t seen it all. Better start planning now — we’ll see you in Nashville!

Click here for more information and to register for the ASA World Summit.

Additional Nashville Rooms Now Available

NashvilleAdditional rooms at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville have been made available at the ASA World Summit special rate after the intiital room block sold out last week. Book early to ensure the best rate and location. Click here to reserve your room at the special rate of $239.

The ASA World Summit, Oct. 6-7, will focus on the most critical issues facing your business and our industry. Market leaders will attend meetings to discuss the state of the tanning industry including government regulations, legal actions, industry research, what you can and can’t say in your salon, and more. There will also be breakout sessions for salon managers and operators focusing on frontline sales and new products and services. Vendors will be showing new products and services in a table top exhibit area.

With your $79 registration fee you will also receive lunch on Saturday and one cocktail beverage ticket each day of the show! All of this in the heart of one of the top rated vacation destinations in the country, beautiful downtown Nashville!

Click here to register for the ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting for just $79.

Click here to reserve your toom at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

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Nashville Event Registration Now Open

Register now for the ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting, Oct. 6-7 at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville, for just $79.

This Friday and Saturday event will focus on the most critical issues facing your business and our industry. Market leaders will attend meetings to discuss the state of the tanning industry including government regulations, legal actions, industry research, what you can and can’t say in your salon, and more. There will also be breakout sessions for salon managers and operators focusing on frontline sales and new products and services. Vendors will be showing new products and services in a table top exhibit area.

With your $79 registration fee you will also receive lunch on Saturday and one cocktail beverage ticket each day of the show! All of this in the heart of one of the top rated vacation destinations in the country, beautiful downtown Nashville!

ASA has negotiated special rates with Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Room blocks are limited; book early to ensure the best rate and location. Click here to reserve your room at the special rate.

Click here to register for the ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting for just $79.