Nashville is the Heart of the CMA Awards
We all know how crazy country music fans are, have been and will always be. A visit to the honky tonks of Nashville is like a religious pilgrimage to some fans. A trip to the CMA awards show is like a trip to the moon. Not only do you get to see the show and hang out with the stars, you get to see all that Nashville has to offer, and it offers lots of everything.
Sure, you can see all the stars at the 2014 CMA Awards show on November 5 at the Bridgestone Arena, but afterwards you can go to the after parties with the likes of Big and Rich, Florida-Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and maybe even Taylor Swift. This is Country Music's Biggest Night™ after all, and Music City loves to throw a party. This year's bash is the 48th annual. It aims to please, and its aim is true. There's no other awards show that's as beloved as the CMA Awards. Ask any country fan. A big part of that attraction is Nashville, itself. Country music might not have been born here, but it definitely has a winter and summer home smack dab in the middle of Nash-Vegas, as the residents call it.
Nashville isn't like any other city. Just about everybody here is a songwriter. That means that everybody here is waiting for their chance to break it, to make it big. And when you come here for the CMAs, you better allow for a couple days on each side of the show, just to see everything the city has to offer.
You have to go to the Ryman Auditorium. Everybody who is anybody in Nashville has played there. The old stars performed there when it was home to the Grand Ole Opry. The new stars play there just to say that they have. It's just down the block from the Broadway Strip, home to world famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, where the stars used to drink before and after their sets. There's live music there all the day, and you can even write your name on the walls and tables. Robert's Western Wear has some of the hottest live acts cranking out 4 hour long sets with no break. The Stage Lounge is always hoppin', as are the various other tonks along the strip.
Printer's Alley is home to BB King's bar and the Hard Rock Cafe. There's all sorts of great food and tasty music happening all the time. Opryland is nearby, and Dolly Parton's Dollywood isn't far.
Plus, you can drive down Music Row, where you'll see the business offices of all the big record labels and publishing houses. ASCAP, BMI, and Sony all have huge buildings that are more like temples to country music.
And just because Nashville is Music City, there are plenty of other types of music all over town. The Mercy Lounge has a wide variety of bands. Hillsborough Village, home to Vanderbilt University, has brew pubs, local bars and the ever-popular Pancake Pantry, where folks line up around the block just to say they've been to the best pancake house on earth or anywhere else.
But the CMA awards show is the be all-do all event of the year. VIP concierge has numerous attractive ticket packages available. We have the Individual CMA Platinum Tickets with Country Late Night After Party, the VIP CMA Comprehensive Platinum Package, an Individual CMA Diamond/Floor Tickets with Country Late Night After Party, the VIP CMA Comprehensive Diamond Floor package, the Ultimate VIP/nominee floor seats with After Party package and the "Country Late Night" CMA VIP After Party.
VIP Concierge is all about the CMA Awards. We live and breathe this stuff. If you do too, we're both the same, so pick up some tickets and head on down to Country Music's Biggest Night™. It'll be a trip you'll never forget.