At GPUG Summit 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee you’ll be spending a lot of time at the Gaylord Opryland attending sessions and gaining some educational tools to take home with you. However, on Thursday October 12th, GPUG Summit is opening up shuttles from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. to take you into downtown Nashville. On your night off, you can relax and take a break from all your intense learning. Here are some of our top picks for what to do in Nashville on your night off.1. Karaoke at Wannab’s
You can’t come to Nashville, the ‘Music City’ and not try your hand at karaoke. For many Nashville stars, this is how they got their start, but no pressure! Wanna B’s is for the slightly less serious karaoke singers. Wanna B’s Karaoke Bar is available at Tequila Cowboy’s in Nashville.
2. Hot Chicken at Prince’s
Nashville is known for their hot chicken and you can’t leave the city without trying out this classic. There are a few great joints around the city, but nothing compares to Prince’s Hot Chicken. How hot do you want it? Their scale goes all the way up to XXXHOT!
3. Country Music Hall of Fame
Nashville has produced some big name country artists over the decade. The Country Music Hall of Fame brings all of these artists together in exhibits that show off the best of all of them. Some recent exhibits include Jason Aldean, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn and iconic country couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
4. Walk Eat Nashville Tour
Nashville is full of southern flavors and history. A Walk Eat Nashville Tour brings together some of the most iconic flavors and restaurants with the history behind how these southern staples came to be. You can book a tour in any end of the city; from East Nashville to Midtown and SoBro.
5. Johnny Cash Museum
If you are a Johnny Cash fan, you have to make your way over to the Johnny Cash Museum. As Cash’s daughter Cindy describes, “Whatever anybody needs to know about my dad that they don’t know already is in that museum”. Get a better understanding of the Man in Black with this museum.
6. Try a Bushwacker
This alcoholic drink may have originated in the Caribbean, but it made its home in Nashville. In the last decade, the Bushwacker has become a party favorite in Nashville. Every bar does it a little different, but it’s best described as a boozy Wendy’s Frosty. Ask for a Nashville Bushwacker to get the rum replaced with whiskey.