Performing Arts: Nashville Heritage Festival

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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience at the Nashville Heritage Festival! Perform for a panel of acclaimed adjudicators in Music City, then explore the music industry mecca known for its contributions to the country genre. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and enjoy an awards ceremony, dinner, and line dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon.
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Day 1 Arrive in Nashville
Hotel check-in after 4pm
Details: Grand Ole Opry tour
The Grand Ole Opry, an American Icon and Nashville's number one attraction. Your tour of the Grand Ole Opry House will give you an intimate look at the people, places, and stories behind the show that made country music famous.
Details: AIM Experience master class
Start the weekend off on the right note with your own customized master class - the AIM Experience. Spend 60-90 minutes with a professional clinician perfecting your festival performance, fine tuning your skills, and reaffirming your classroom teachings.
Day 2 First Day of Festival Performances
Details: Festival performances
Please note performances will take place either on Friday or Saturday. Each ensemble will have 30-35 minutes on stage. A panel of three adjudicators will provide written and recorded feedback for each performance. Following your performance, a select adjudicator will conduct a clinic on stage with your group, providing valuable feedback and reinforcement for your classroom teachings. Groups will also have the opportunity to participate as an audience for other groups competing – giving your ensemble exposure to their peers.
Details: Country Music Hall of Fame
Explore the history and highlights of the music this city is known for - country music. Tour admission is now included in your festival package. You may choose to add an optional recording session at Historic RCA Studio B as well!
Day 3 Continue Festival Performances
Details: Continue festival performances
Festival performances will continue throughout the day. Your performance time will be given to you weeks before the event, so you can plan your day accordingly.
Details: Johnny Cash Museum visit
Nashville is home to a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia celebrating the Man in Black, including handwritten lyrics of the last song that he ever penned.
Details: Awards Ceremony, Dinner, & Dance
Hosted at Wildhorse Saloon, this party includes dinner and line-dancing!
Day 4 Goodbye Nashville
Travel home
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 3 overnight stays in hotels
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • Dinner daily (except departure day)
  • Entrances and transportation to sites and activities described in your itinerary
  • Internationally acclaimed adjudicators
  • Meaningful awards and trophies
  • Gift for the director
  • Commemorative pin for each student
  • Free academic credit for students
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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