Book Within the Block! Cut-Off Date: September 10, 2017
It’s easy! No need to search. Simply select one of the official hotels of the FPA Annual Conference and make your reservation. Group rates have been negotiated especially for FPA Annual Conference attendees, allowing us to continue to negotiate competitive room rates and keep your registration costs low. Based on availability, you can extend your stay at the hotel prior to or after the conference at the same great rate.
Nashville is built on music. It’s the common thread that connects Nashville’s soul to its people. It’s at the heart of why people flock to this iconic city, experiencing the music woven into the cultural, business, and social fabric. From the historic Grand Ole Opry House and southern comfort of B.B. King’s Blues Club and Restaurant to the 300-foot-long, four-deck General Jackson Showboat serving up dinner and entertainment on the Cumberland River, check out the Music City’s historical attractions and museums to get a head start on planning your trip.
Also a famous educational and business center, Nashville is home to 22 four-year undergraduate and post-graduate schools, four community colleges, and 11 vocational-technical schools, including Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, Belmont University, and Tennessee State University. Notable businesses headquartered in Nashville include Gibson Guitar Corporation/Baldwin Pianos, Bridgestone/Firestone Americas, Caterpillar Financial, and CAN Insurance.
Music City evokes vivid images – a single spotlight illuminating a microphone, skyscrapers towering protectively over the Mother Church of Country Music, stately Southern mansions, a Greek temple replica stands as a centerpiece of Centennial Park. The area’s many attractions paint a picture of this unique Southern city and leave an indelible impression on all who visit.
From Southern fare to haute cuisine to, quite literally, everything in between, Nashville’s creative spirit has infiltrated into its kitchens. Called “booming” by Food & Wine, the “emerging culinary scene [has put] Nashville on the gastronomic radar,” according to Food Arts Magazine. And “the increasing ubiquity of Nashville hot chicken” earned Music City a spot among the coveted Condé Nast Traveler’s Food Trends 2017. Check out Nashville restaurants and Nashville’s Most Iconic Foods and Drinks for more.