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How to Get Tickets to the 2015 Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville

December 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM | by | ()

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Festival is returning to Nashville in 2015 with more stand-up, improv, and comedian panels. Tickets for the six day fest, taking place April 14 - 19, went on sale Friday.

Last year's inaugural festival drew more than 20,000 fans to Nashville for 29 shows, and other special events. Hannibal Buress, Joel McHale, Anjelah Johnson, Frank Caliendo, Jeanne Robertson, Lewis Black, Doug Benson, Tig Notaro, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Eric Andre, and Kevin Smith are among the performers who have already joined the 2015 lineup, with more acts to be announced soon.

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How Nashville Airport is Bettering Your Pre-Flight Beer

June 4, 2014 at 11:40 AM | by | ()

Here’s something we can’t help but love, as there’s one airport that’s all about the pre-departure beverage. We’ve all had a beer—or two—before takeoff, but now the folks at Nashville International Airport are taking it to the next level.

No longer are you just limited to enjoying your craft draft at the bar, but now you’re free to take it anywhere in the terminal. It’s not quite a full-fledged beer garden at the airport—more on those tomorrow—but it is an awesome option for those looking to enjoy a beverage outside the usual setting.

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What $100 Million Will Buy You at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

April 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM | by | ()

There’s all kinds of things that may come to mind when one thinks of Nashville, but one of the first that pops into one’s head has to be country music. At least that’s what the city is banking on, as they’re cashing in their savings and spending a whole bunch of money to update and improve one of their most visited attractions.

Over the last few years around $100 million has been spent to expand and upgrade the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and that means more room for exhibits, artifacts, and visitors. Just this week the final expansion opened up to the public, and museum officials are hoping this will bring even more to town and to the museum to check things out.

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Warm Up with a Piece of Nashville's Famous 'Hot Chicken'

February 7, 2014 at 3:21 PM | by | ()

It's Friday, which means we have junk food on the brain as the weekend approaches. And with the cold weather in full effect, we need something to warm us up from the inside out. Enter Nashville's beloved regional specialty, "Hot Chicken." Let's take a look at how it's made and where it came from.

Generally speaking, the chicken is marinated in buttermilk, fried, smothered in a Nashville-style spice paste made of lard and cayenne pepper, and then served on a piece of bread that soaks up the sauce. Specific recipes, spice additions, and heat levels vary from restaurant to restaurant, and some even add the spice paste before breading and frying. As you would expect, recipes are very closely guarded, but this is the starting point for almost all vendors.

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'Nashville' Fans Can Board a New Bus Tour of the Music City

December 16, 2013 at 3:53 PM | by | ()

Music fans have always been drawn to Tennessee, but now TV fans have a reason to visit, too.

As the second season of ABC's series Nashville hits the halfway mark, fans continue to tune in for the drama, and a look at the city's most famous landmarks.

Gray Line is taking advantage of the fandom surrounding the show with a newly launched Nashville Bus Tour.

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Comic Cons Spread to Two More US Cities for 2013

January 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM | by | ()

Wizard World, which produces annual comic cons in Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ohio, Austin and New Orleans, has added cons in Nashville and St Louis for 2013.

The St. Louis event is set for March 22-24 and the Nashville con will take place October 18-20. Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams, and James Marsters are among the confirmed guests for both.

Advance tickets are now on sale and range from $30 for one day passes to $499 for Platinum VIP passes. Visit www.wizardworld.com to purchase tickets.

[Photo: gaminggang.com]

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It's Not Too Late to Get Tickets to This Weekend's CMA Music Fest

June 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM | by | ()

This weekend country music's biggest stars, including Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, and Faith Hill, will return to Nashville for the city's annual signature event, the CMA Music Festival.

Taking place between June 7th and June 10th, the fest will feature around the clock live performances at various venues including Riverfront Park, the Nashville Convention Center, and LP Field.

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Where to Listen to a Little 'Country Strong' Music in Nashville

January 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM | by | ()

Even though there have been plenty of movies about country music, most of them never shot one scene in Nashville. But Country Strong, in theaters today, was not only filmed in Nashville, it also features local musicians who recorded most of the soundtrack on Nashville's famous Music Row.

The movie, which stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, and Garrett Hedlund, is about an aging country singer (Paltrow) trying to rebound in her career and marriage. But it was McGraw who pushed for the movie to be shot in Nashville, while producers originally planned on filming in Austin. “I think Nashville played an important part. Nashville is a character unto itself," McGraw said. "There’s such a vibe in this city, and I think the soul of the city is country music, and if we didn’t have that sort of intangible thing there that sort of lingers on film … it would have been just one more obstacle.”

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The World's First Airport Library Was in Nashville, Not Amsterdam

Where: Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM | by | ()

Nashville's Airport Reading Room

Yesterday, Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport officially opened the door to their brand spanking-new library, the first of its kind at an airport, or so they said. It's located on "Holland Boulevard," the passageway connecting Piers E and F after security, and it's open every day during regular airport hours. In terms of modern libraries, it does really sound like an excellent amenity for travelers:

The library, which offers literature, music and films, is a joint and unique initiative by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Dutch Public Libraries. The Airport Library is the world's first library opened at an airport, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the first airport where passengers can read books in 29 different languages, listen to music, watch films and download these free of charge.

That said, it's not the first like it claims.

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Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill and Kellie Pickler Rally For Flood Help in Tennessee

May 6, 2010 at 2:35 PM | by | ()

Yesterday, Kenny Chesney tweeted a photo of himself submerged knee-deep in water, proof that even celebrities aren't immune to natural disasters.

Kenny's house was among those flooded in Nashville after record rain caused the Cumberland River to rise more than ten feet above flood stage. Kenny was scheduled to appear on Anderson Cooper 360 last night to discuss the flooding and let people know what they can do to help.

Along with the photo, he also tweeted, "Sending Anderson Cooper footage of my house under water for tonight. TN is a mess."

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How You Can Be In Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow's New Movie

February 1, 2010 at 11:14 AM | by | ()

If you've ever wanted to appear in a movie but can't be bothered with getting an agent or a headshot, tomorrow you'll have your chance. On Feb. 2, 2500 extras will be needed in Nashville, TN for a pivotal concert scene. The footage will be included in the movie, Love Don’t Let Me Down, in which Gwyneth Paltrow plays a struggling country singer managed by Tim McGraw.

Anyone who wants to participate in the shoot will be admitted to Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave N, on a first-come, first-served basis and must be at least 18 years old. A free shuttle will take extras from Lot R at LP Field to Municipal Auditorium, where doors open at 4 p.m. Extras should be able to stay until 11 p.m.

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