Social Events and Things to Do in Nashville

Welcome to Music City USA!  We hope that while you’re in town, you will take advantage of some of the amazing things our city has to offer – from the ever present music to art to shopping and more!


The STEM Think Tank and Conference is sponsoring a trip to the Grand Ole Opry that you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of.  Buy your tickets early to ensure you get a spot.  We’ll try to purchase more seats if these run out.

"I have to admit I wasn't sure about the Opry trip as I'm not a huge country music fan. Boy was I wrong!!  I made new friends from the TT&C; it was a good  way to tell more while having fun.  Our seats were terrific, the show engaging and fun, and the transportation door to door made this a terrific evening and a great way to see one of Nashvillle's most popular places. I am looking forward to this year's show!" - Liz Parry, North Carolina State University,  STEM TT&C 2015

“I’m not a regular country music listener, but the evening was amazing! The breadth of music performed by the regulars and special guests provided so many fun sing-along possibilities Just being there inspired a sense of awe from sitting in a theater that is so much a part of American history.” - Susan Walden, University of Oklahoma, STEM TT&C 2015


sidebar_GOO.jpgGrand Ole Opry
Wednesday, July 12, 7:00pm
Opry House
Performers to be announced closer to the date!
Bus departs Harpeth Hall directly from the reception at 6pm.   The bus will return you to the conference hotels and Harpeth Hall immediately following the show.
We have amazing seats in section 3, rows D and E.
Ticket price of $115 includes admission to the Grand Ole Opry and ground transportation.





Other opportunities in Nashville

The Bluebird Café – Tickets for all shows become available exactly one week prior to the show at 8AM CST.    A maximum of 6 tickets may be purchased at one time for reserved tables.  Located on Hillsboro Pike, in somewhat reasonable walking distance of the hotels.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art – Offering inspiring art and garden experiences

Vanderbilt University - Consider a self-guided tour or just walk around and enjoy the campus, a national arboretum.