All of the major record labels - and several independents - have set up shop here in Gay Nashville and the city is the second busiest music production center in the country, after New York. There’s the Grand Ole Opry, which still offers performances several times a week, of course, but also the Country Hall of Fame and Museum, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and countless local venues, from music clubs to honky tonk bars. The city annually hosts the CMA Music Festival.
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Nashville’s metropolitan region, sometimes known simply as “Metro” has more than its fair share of college students. Located in the area are Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University, Belmont University and about 20 others. Total enrollment in the area is near 75,000. The city also operates 99 parks and greenways - 10,200 acres in all. Warner Parks is home to the annual Iroquois Steeplechase, the only graded horse race currently run in Tennessee. In Centennial Park, you can find a full-scale reconstruction of the Greek Parthenon. Check out the rest of Nashville’s travel guide to learn more about the gay scene, entertainment and highlights.
Nashville Gay Scene
The “gayborhood” - also known here as - The District - extends along Church Street, with plenty of hopping nightlife stops as well as Outloud Book & Gifts, a gay and lesbian “department store” along the way. The area is slightly west of Downtown. Nashville pride, an event that fosters awareness and community for the GLBT crowd of Middle Tennessee, is held every June.