Top 5 Reasons to Head to Nashville
And flights from $39* one-way is just one of them
Music – Ryman Auditorium
Nashville is called “Music City” for good reason – Country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, rock n’ roll, blues, and gospel spills out of bar room doors and music halls, but the one place not to miss is the Ryman Auditorium, also known as “The Mother Church of Country Music.” It’s here that Johnny met June, and Patsy, Hank, Loretta, Waylon, Chet, Vince, Reba, Dolly, Dwight, and so many more went on stage and became stars. This summer, the likes of Ringo Starr, Bryan Ferry, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rosanne Cash, Slash, The Raconteurs, Mark Knopfler, Boz Scaggs, Sara Bareilles, and a host of others will be performing there, too. Check the schedule and get your tickets.
Food – Hot Chicken
Sure, there’s great Tennessee barbecue, cooked low and slow to finger-licking goodness. And there are delicious renditions and re-makes of America’s favorite food, the hamburger. But top on our list is hot chicken, a Nashville original. Spiced to the hilt and deep-fried to perfection, we find it highly and gloriously addictive. Succumb to a sublime combination of spicy goodness at Prince’s Hot Chicken, where its secret blend of spices started the Nashville hot chicken craze. Another Nashville favorite is Hattie B’s.
Nightlife – Honkytonk Highway
Located on Lower Broadway, this collection of bars has free live music every night. Word to the wise: pace yourself, as the bars stay open until 3am; if you can’t get in the front door, see if there is a back entrance; if the first floor is too crowded, head upstairs; check out some of the other places around the corner, down 3rd Avenue or 4th Avenue, or over at Printers Alley; go earlier in the day as the music is just as good and then head back after dinner. Two all-time favorites are the legendary Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, and Robert’s Western World.
Beverages – Whiskey
Like many cities today, Nashville has a plethora of excellent craft breweries, but as you’ll be in Tennessee, you’ll want to sip and savor at some distilleries. Jack Daniel, the oldest registered in the U.S., is a fun day trip away, as is Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., maker of George Dickel Whiskey. But the best story – and some of the best whiskey and bourbon in all of Tennessee — can be found in town at the historic Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.
Easy to Get to — Nonstop Flights from Providence
With nonstop service between Providence and Nashville on Sun Country Airlines, all the fabulous music, food, and fun of Nashville is just a nonstop flight away. And best yet? Flights start as low as $39* one-way. Service runs through December 16, with departures from T.F. Green Airport on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays.
*Fare is valid for one-way travel and is inclusive of all government taxes and fees. Must be purchased by 11:59 pm CT (Central Time) on 5/20/2019 for travel 6/2/2019 – 12/16/2019. 7-day advance purchase is required. Additional baggage and other service fees may apply. Seats are limited and fare may not be available on all flights or dates within the travel range. Valid for new bookings only. Fare, route, and schedule are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.