Get your twang on at Tauck’s Nashville Country Music Event September 2020
By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva
Fans of Tauck and country music will want to put this on your 2020 travel schedule. The popular tour-and-more operator is sponsoring a one-time “Tauck Nashville Country Music Event.“
The festival, which runs from September 9 – 13, is designed and offered in cooperation with film maker Ken Burns and his longtime collaborator Dayton Duncan.
Duncan, who is famous for his book Country Music will give a keynote address on opening night. He will also be on hand to hob nob with with the crowd.
Lots of fun things on the schedule
There’s plenty to do at this event between dinners and performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame, a live studio recording session and more.
Participants also get a tour of RCA Studio B where artists from Elvis Presley and Chet Atkins to Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson recorded. As well as dinner at the Grand Ole Opry (where guests will attend a live radio show performance).
And how about this? Lunch at the legendary Blue Bird Café with private performances by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members. And a visit to an iconic guitar museum and lunch at Merchants, a former where luminaries like Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Roy Acuff stayed.
Different sightseeing ‘tracks’
Tauck has organized the event’s many daytime activities into different sightseeing “tracks.” Each track explores a specific theme (the roots of country music, the genre’s evolution, and the city of Nashville). Guests divide up into small groups, traveling on a different track during each full day of sightseeing.
Each small group takes place at different sequences.
Prices start a $5,990 per person, double occupancy, plus airfare. The fee covers four nights accommodations at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, all meals, all gratuities, admission to all performances and attractions, airport transfers, and more.
Burns and Tauck together again
Tauck enjoys a long partnership with Ken Burns American Journeys and Dayton Duncan that includes multi-day events that focus on themes explored in a single Burns film.