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Nashville and Hendersonville Tips From Our Members Brad, Ron, and Mickey H.

Notes:

-These are just our opinions, not necessarily the views of the Region. Much of Brad's comments are geared to (but not limited to) fours and early sixes, because those folks may not be able to take the freeway.

-We don't know the effect of the China virus this far out but we expect Tennessee will be open for business in August.

BRAD | RON C | MICKEY H | TOP TIP** | LUNCH 1** 2**

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BRAD'S NASHVILLE TIPS:

** HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL:  Plan to stay longer than the days of the Meet!! There is so very much to see and do in Nashville, even if you have visited before.  If it were me, I would stay three extra days minimum and do Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Lower Broadway, Time Jumpers, Country Music Hall of Fame, and Grand Ole Opry.

Here are some fantastic things to do:

If you can stay an extra full day, consider visiting the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. Probably a bit of a stretch for early sixes and fours, but they also have bus tours.

If you have an extra day or a few hours -

My favorite thing to do in Nashville is to visit the area of Lower Broadway. (Printable non Freeway directions)
--Top on that list is the Country Music Hall of Fame.
--The music and fun on Broadway between 4th and 5th.
---Tootsies.
---Robert's Western World.
---Eat Ribs at Jack's BBQ.
---Eat at Merchant's: Downstair$ Upstair$$$$.
---Have a drink at The Palm (Hilton Downtown 5th Ave.) just to use their valet parking…
--Rhyman Auditorium
--Johnny Cash Museum (surprisingly good)

Ride The River Queen

Visit Belle Meade Plantation

Drive through Music Row (19th St)

Visit the Bluebird Cafe

For Bluegrass fans - The Station Inn

MORE MUSIC:

Time Jumpers on Monday nights (my favorite music in all of Nashville) 818 3rd Avenue South Nashville. Get your tickets early. Must arrive by 6 or you'll have a hard time getting a table. Plan to eat dinner there. Most nights, Vince Gill is part of the group (that's how good they are!).

Grand Ole Opry - The show is very optimistic about opening in June and has a very liberal refund policy if you book your tickets through them and the show is cancelled. Tuesday the 25th and Tuesday 1st Sep are the only shows that don't conflict with meet events. Get your tickets now! The tour companies lock up all the good seats a year out,  but if you get your tickets now, they shouldn't be sold out. Directions

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RON'S HENDERSONVILLE TIPS:

** THE RUDDER: - Have lunch, snack, or drink at The Rudder at Anchor High Marina (Brad’s fav also) 126 River Rd, Hendersonville.  Approximate mileages: Left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) continue about 3.8 miles (.3 passed MacDonalds) and go left on Imperial Blvd then 300 feet and easy right on Rockland Road for .6 miles, then left on River Rd. for about .2 miles and the parking lot is on your right.

ROCK CASTLE:  Visit historic Rock Castle, 139 Rockcastle Ln, Hendersonville - Turn left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) and travel about 1.7 miles.
Left onto Maple Dr. and travel about 1.1 miles on Maple Dr. , turn left on Indian Lake Rd., continue straight 1.2 miles on Indian Lake Rd (later Rockcastle Ln) to Rock Castle.

OTHER LUNCH SPOTS:

RED ROOSTER CAFÉ:  Left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) continue about 4.7 and Red Rooster Café is on your left. Southern food.

OUR PLACE CAFÉ: Left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) continue about 3.2 miles, turn left on Walton Ferry Rd and  Our Place is on your right.

In the fancy part of town: 

DEMOS RESTAURANT:  Left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) for about 2.3 miles then right turn on Indian lake Rd for .3 and Demos  is on your left.

CHEDDARS SCRATCH KITCHEN:  Left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) for about 2.3 miles then right on Indian Lake Blvd for 1.0 miles the right on Anderson Ln. and Cheddars is on your left.

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MICKEY H's HENDERSONVILLE TIPS:

** CENTER POINT PIT BBQ: VERY interesting place and great BBQ (one of Brad’s favs also).  Left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) continue about 5.8 miles and Center point is on your right.  You pass the Hwy 368 overpass at about 5.3 miles.

MOORE'S SPICY FRIED CHICKEN: Left out of the hotel parking lot onto Main St (AKA Johnny Cash Parkway, US31E, later Gallatin Pike) continue about 3.2 miles, turn left on Walton Ferry Rd and  Moore’s is on your left maybe 100 yards halfway down the second strip mall. Note from Mickey H: His hot chicken is the best in the area and the hottest but it is a one-man operation and most of his business is call in and take out and he will tell you that when you order. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour to get your food if you intend to eat there and he has only three or four small tables in a small area. He is very busy and not the most diplomatic person I've ever met...but, this said, his chicken is worth the wait!

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Breaking News: One of our main venues for the SE meet has reopened as of 23 June. We are on our way SE Meeters!

2020 VCCA
Southeast Meet

Rescheduled to 26-30 August, 2020

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