We had a fantastic 2019 event in Nashville!
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Contractor Expo kicks off at 10 a.m. inside the Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN. The Center is located just 8 miles from Nashville International Airport and less than 2 miles from Interstate 65.
Many of the area hotels have airport shuttles and shuttles to downtown. Please check with your hotel for more information.
Ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, are readily available throughout town.
Parking is available inside the Music City Center garage at 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. There are three entrances to the garage: one on 7th Avenue and Demonbreun and two on 6th Avenue between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans Boulevard. The fully-automated system accepts debit and credit cards upon exit.
Hotels + Accommodations
Special Rate Hotels
The following hotels have special pricing for Contractor Expo attendees.
Wingate by Wyndham Nashville Airport ($144/night): 1 Century Blvd Nashville, Tennessee 37214, (615) 885-1122 | Please note you must book by September 10 to secure this rate.
Country Inn & Suites - Nashville Airport ($122/night): 590 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, (615) 874-8040 | Please note that as of September 6 this hotel is near capacity. You may be able to secure the rate by calling the hotel, but the rate is no longer guaranteed.
Other Hotels to Consider
We do not have block rates at the following hotels, but they are all within 0.5 miles of the Music City Center.
Cambria Suites: 118 8th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 515-5800
Courtyard Nashville Downtown: 170 Fourth Ave North, Nashville, TN 37219, (615) 256-0900
Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown: 310 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201, (615) 277-5000
Hilton Nashville Downtown: 121 4th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37201, (615) 620-1000
Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown: 920 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 244-0150
Homewood Suites: 706 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 742-5550
Hyatt Place Downtown: 301 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201, (615) 687-9995
JW Marriott Nashville: 201 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 291-8600
Omni Hotel: 250 5th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, (615) 782-5300
Renaissance Nashville Hotel: 611 Commerce St., Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 255-8400
Union Station Historic Hotel: 1001 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 726-1001
Westin Nashville: 807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 248-2800
Things to Do
If you arrive in town early or stay later, our Route Consultant team recommends the following restaurants and activities around Nashville.
Restaurants + Bars
Hot Hattie B’s Chicken: 112 19Th Ave S, Nashville, Tn 37203 (Spencer calls this place, “dangerous-to-your-waistline!” And he says, “You haven't truly been to Nashville unless you've had Nashville Hot Chicken!” Get the "Damn Hot!" for Spencer Patton's favorite spice level.)
The Loveless Cafe: 8400 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 3722
Sunflower Cafe: 2834 Azalea Pl, Nashville, TN 37204 (Leah notes this is a great option for the vegetarians in our crowd!)
The Treehouse Restaurant: 1011 Clearview Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Bobby's Dairy Dip: 5301 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 (Annalee notes, “this is a dive-y local classic that has been around forever. It’s a neat outdoor burger stand with yummy soft-serve ice cream!)
Fido Cafe: 1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
Ole Red Nashville: 300 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
The Palm Nashville: 140 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 (Tina says this is a “five star experience and hangout of the stars”)
PM Cafe: 2017 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212
The Bluebird Cafe: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 (Tina recommends grabbing tickets for the “songwriter In The Round” series.)
Ryman Auditorium Tours: 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Nashville Sounds Baseball: (Annalee says, “This stadium is really fun and interactive!”)
Yazoo Brewery: 910 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
Adventure Science Center: 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203 (If you are bringing your kids to Music City for the weekend make sure to visit this fun museum for a couple of hours. Rumor has it that Spencer organized and designed the Learning the Brain section of the museum as part of a senior project during his Vanderbilt years.)
Pernassus Books: 3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14, Nashville, TN 37215 (Owned by famous author, Ann Patchett, who you can often find in the store.)
Grand Ole Opry: 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
And if you still need more ideas, Grace recommends checking out Nashville Guru! She says, “Nashville Guru is the best guide to all the neighborhoods in Nashville. When you click into each part of town it shows you the best happy hours for the day, where to eat, where to shop, what to see! You can also visit the calendar that lists some events around the city.”
Disclaimer: The Route Consultant Contractor Expo for FedEx Ground Contractors is not endorsed by and is not recommended by Federal Express Corporation and FedEx Ground. Route Consultant is not sponsored by, is not approved by, is not associated with, and has no connection whatsoever with Federal Express Corporation or FedEx Ground.