Getting around Nashville

The main conference is at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located right across the street from the hotel. Walk 1 block west on Korean Veteran’s Blvd, take a right onto 5th Ave S and enter the Country Music Hall of Fame from the 5th Ave. entrance (near the Hatch Show Print sign).

When in Nashville

Marketing United boasts a prime location in the heart of Music City, so you can take advantage of everything Nashville has to offer. Here are some of our favorite local haunts.

• Conference •

Country music hall of fame and museum

222 5th Ave SVisit Site

Home to Marketing United! Ok, ok… and a treasure trove of historic country music recordings, memorabilia, and more! Take in the sights and sounds of this incredible museum between conference sessions.

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9 Lea AveVisit Site

Our home, Emma HQ, is just a 10-minute walk from the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Pre-conference on Monday and the wrap party on Wednesday will both take place here!

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807 Clark PlaceVisit Site

The all-new (and gorgeous) Westin Nashville is located just 3 very walkable blocks away from the conference — right in downtown Music City. Book your room now and get a special Marketing United rate!

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• Eat & drink •

Pinewood Social

33 Peabody StreetVisit Site

In the mood for a cup of coffee, dinner and drinks, or late-night bowling? Get your fix of all of the above at Pinewood Social. It’s right next door to Emma HQ, so it’s frequented on the daily by hungry Emma staffers.

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605 8th Ave SVisit Site

No pilgrimage to Nashville is complete without a trip to this pioneering meat-and-three. Winner of the James Beard award, Arnold’s serves up delicious Southern soul food, cafeteria-style. (Don’t forget the banana pudding!)

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Hattie B's

112 19th Avenue SVisit Site

We’re pretty sure there’s a law that says you can’t leave Nashville without trying our famous hot chicken at least once. We might be biased, but this is one of the best places to experience it for the first time.

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Peg Leg Porker

903 Gleaves StreetVisit Site

Plenty of BBQ joints in Nashville claim to be the best in town (and let’s face it, they’re all delicious). But one of our (and Scott Stratten’s) favorites is Peg Leg Porker. Dry rub ribs and homegrown bourbon… yes, please!

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Acme Feed & Seed

101 BroadwayVisit Site

Don’t let the name throw you off. This 4-story restaurant and music venue is a go-to spot for a variety of delicious food (menu items range from tacos to sushi) and live entertainment.

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Lower Broadway

1st - 5th Ave & Broadway

This is what people think of when they hear “Nashville”: Four glorious blocks of bright neon lights, loud music, and ol’ fashioned honky tonks. It’s the place to snap that necessary “night on the town in Nashville” Instagram.

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Hatch Show Print

224 5th Ave SVisit Site

Located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch is a legendary letterpress shop (in operation since 1879!) that has produced some of music’s most iconic show posters. Take a tour while you’re here. It’s super cool.

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The Johnny Cash Museum

119 3rd Ave SVisit Site

Cash fans, rejoice! This museum is dedicated to the life and music career of the late “Man in Black” and features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.

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Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Ave NVisit Site

The Mother Church! A National Historic Landmark and former home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman continues its more-than-100-year music tradition by hosting the very best entertainment Nashville has to offer.

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Third Man Records

632 7th Ave SVisit Site

A record store, novelties lounge, photo studio, and live music venue all under one roof and backed by rock virtuoso Jack White. There’s always something going on, so be sure to check out their calendar once you’re in town!

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