We can’t wait to bring you the InterAction Accelerate Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This one-of-a-kind event offers an agenda filled with hands-on workshops, peer-led sessions, and insights from industry experts. In addition to the conference, Nashville is a one-of-a-kind city with an amazing nightlife, bustling live music scene, and food that taste buds can’t resist, which means there’s plenty of opportunities for fun before and after the conference!
Get ready to kick up your feet for a boot-scootin’ good time! Check out our top five reasons Nashville is the perfect place for Accelerate:
There’s no better place to experience live music
The first thing most people think of when it comes to Nashville is the music. Coined as Music City, U.S.A., the city is known for its contribution to the music industry and its bustling live music scene. The city is lined with music venues, honky-tonks, and rooftop bars, and there isn’t a single spot where the music disappoints! Just about every country music legend made their start in Nashville, and this year, Accelerate will take full advantage of the bustling live music scene. Before kicking things off at Accelerate, you could take an early trip to Nashville to watch Lenny Kravitz at the Ascend Amphitheater September 12 to get you ready for the conference! Or go visit famous Grand Ole Opry and catch the Opry Classics at the Ryman Auditorium named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Live Music Venues in America.
Taste chicken like you’ve never had it before
Hot chicken is a must-try when visiting Nashville. Hot chicken is an authentic Nashville cuisine with a rich history. This dish has gained popularity across the United States, enticing those with a love for spicy foods to try this Nashville classic. The trend has spread to Austin, Chicago, and even Raleigh, but nothing can compare to the original. The crispy, batter-fried chicken is slathered in hot sauce then served on a slice of white bread with pickles on top. Despite the intimidating spice levels, visitors have become “hot-chicken evangelists” after visiting Nashville’s original authentic hot chicken spots.
Put on your dancing shoes and go (or learn) line dancing
Nashville is known for its line-dancing scene and welcoming atmosphere for beginners who want to try it. Stop by the George Jones Bar and Museum to experience line dancing in the heart of downtown! George Jones has changed the music industry, going down in history as one of the most influential country music artists of all time. At the Museum, you’ll be able to see his stage costumes, count his awards, and hear all about Jones’ stories. At the Bar, there’s a live band playing to accompany those who are willing to jump onto the dance floor and take a shot at line dancing. This year, Accelerate attendees can experience this firsthand at the George Jones Bar with lessons for everyone from beginners to enthusiasts. The whole InterAction® team has taken this challenge very seriously—watch just how passionate Scott Winter is about line dancing here.
Visit the Parthenon
No, that isn’t a picture of the Parthenon in Greece, it’s a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a little confusing but it all makes sense when you learn that Nashville is called the Athens of the South. Originally built in 1897 for Tennessee’s Centennial Exposition, it now serves as Nashville’s art museum, holding paintings by 19th– and 20th-century artists. You’ll find the Parthenon in the center of Centennial Park, Nashville’s premier urban park where the outdoor enthusiast will also find a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, sand volleyball courts, a dog park, and an exercise trail.
Go behind the scenes on a whiskey tour
With world-renown whiskeys originating from Tennessee, it’s no surprise that whiskey tours are a popular choice among Nashville visitors. George Dickel Distillery, located just an hour outside of Nashville, is where the popular whisky (using the traditional Scottish spelling without an “e”) is distilled. In their whisky warehouse, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at how water, grains, and corn are used to create one of the finest whiskies in the world and what it takes to be named Best Tennessee Whiskey by San Francisco World Spirits Competition. If the whisky tour is too out of the way, just be sure to stop by 3 Crow Bar to try their signature “Bushwacker.” Traditionally, it’s made with rum but in Tennessee, it has a Nashville-spin and is made with whiskey.
Nashville is often a top-rated vacation destination, as seen in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice list of Top 25 Destinations, Smarter Travel’s The Best U.S. Cities to Visit in 2019, and Forbes’ Top 10 Bang-For-The-Buck Vacation Destinations.
This is the perfect getaway to get the most out of your InterAction Accelerate conference, network with other Accelerate users, and explore the exciting Nashville scene. Reserve your spot today!