Enjoy Music City USA with these Optional Activities
Volunteering with the Nashville Humane Association
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Up to 20 Connexity attendees can volunteer at the Nashville Humane Association (Wednesday). We’ll take a shuttle over together. Give back to our furry friends at the NHA shelter by walking dogs, cleaning up outdoors in our play yard and the front of our building, food bank prep, laundry folding, and general maintenance duties. Sign-ups are required to participate. Additional details will be provided closer to the event. Sign up when you register for Connexity!
Grand Ole Opry Tour
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST or 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm CST
Registration fee: $95.00
Walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous. Two groups of up to 75 participants each will get a peek behind the curtains and get up close to where the legends, stars and country music make history every week live on the Opry.
- Take a seat in our custom-built theater as the entire room comes to life with music, state-of-the-art special effects, 3D film images, priceless archival footage, and superstar hosts Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
- Your insider guide will share stories about the Opry, and country music greats, past and present, show you exclusive photos from the Opry’s biggest moments in history, and take you to the artist entrance where legends, superstars and new artists alike walk into the Opry House on the night of a show.
- You may even have the chance to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle as generations of artists have done. Tours may also make a stop in Studio A, a live television studio and former home of Hee Haw.
Sign up when you register for Connexity!
Friday, September 16, 6:00 am CST
Join us and some squishy, fun puppies for gentle yoga moves. In partnership with the Nashville Humane Association.
Friday Night Dine-Arounds
Friday, September 16, evening
Dinner Friday is on your own, so why not gather up some of your new best friends and hit the town? There are over 30 eateries and bars within walking distance of the Omni Nashville Hotel.
Saturday, September 17, 6:00 am CST
Join us and even more squishy, fun puppies for a fun Bollywood-inspired fitness routine. In partnership with the Nashville Humane Association. (Not sure what a BollyX session might entail? Here’s a sneak peek!)
Things to Do and See in Nashville
Music City USA has a rich heritage and culture and is known for its many country music venues, fun bars, and incredible attractions. You’ll have time before the conference begins on Thursday (7:45 am CST), at dinner time Friday, or Saturday after the conference closes (3:50 pm CST) to experience some of what Nashville has to offer.
On Friday night, dinner is on your own, so you’ll want to gather up some friends – new and old – to enjoy a meal with local flair. You’ll find more than 30 eateries and bars just steps from the hotel entrance.
The Fifth + Broadway complex, where the hotel is located, was recently re-opened, bringing upscale shopping, new dining, and entertainment to the heart of the city.
The complex also features some exciting new(-ish) attractions, including:
- National Museum of African American Music, an immersive, 5-gallery experience
- The Gibson Garage, where you can play, shop, and enjoy live music
- New exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and the Frist Art Museum
- Shopping – from upscale shopping in the Fifth + Broadway complex to the Opry Mills shopping center in downtown Nashville
There’s so much to do and see in and around Nashville that we couldn’t possibly list it all! Please visit the Nashville Tourism and Visitors Guide website to learn more.
The Omni Nashville Hotel, our official conference hotel, is only 0.5 miles away from Ryman Auditorium and 0.2 miles away from Music City Center.