Nashville, defined for decades as the country music capital of the world, has undergone a full-fledged and remarkable renaissance over the last several years.
Today, it is the world capital of all kinds of music — and a first-rate meeting and convention destination. Association meeting planners from coast to coast are falling in love all over again with the new Nashville.
“As a local, I have watched Nashville grow significantly over the last several years,” says Angela Layton, CMP, CMM, a proud Nashville resident and former corporate meeting planner who is now senior meeting planner for the locally based National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), which will use the city for more than a dozen executive meetings this year.
“We are now fortunate enough to have a new convention center and a new convention center hotel,” Layton says. “And when you take that into account, along with Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center and other hotels, then you have a variety of venues that can really house a meeting of any size.”