Nashville Heritage Festival
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Nashville Heritage Festival

Adjudicated music festival set in a mecca for the music industry

Perform at the Nashville Heritage Festival! Davy Crockett used the fiddle-playing skills he learned in Tennessee to rouse troops at the Alamo, and President Andrew Jackson rose to prominence from his Nashville roots. Today, Music City is the perfect festival destination. Visit the largest popular music museum in the world, the Country Music Hall of Fame®, and enjoy an awards ceremony, dinner, and line dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon.

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Dates
  • 03/30/2017 to
    04/02/2017
  • 04/06/2017 to
    04/09/2017
  • 04/20/2017 to
    04/23/2017
  • 04/27/2017 to
    04/30/2017
Package Highlights:
Performance in a national music festivalAdmission to the Country Music Hall of FameAwards ceremony, dinner, and line dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon
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Festival Features

Every Heritage Festival package includes:

  • One free base travel package for every 25 packages purchased
  • Positive, constructive adjudication with written and recorded comments from a panel of three nationally acclaimed adjudicators
  • On-stage mini clinic
  • Quality hotel accommodations
  • Gift for the director and commemorative gift for each student
  • Professional performance recording
  • Accident, medical, and dental insurance for all travelers plus extensive liability insurance coverage for directors
  • Free high school academic credit for students
  • Free professional development and opportunity to earn discounted graduate credit for directors

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The AIM Experience

Music Director with Choir Students Performance

The AIM Experience Launching in 2017!

Affirm. Inspire. Mentor. Directors have been asking for it, and here it is! The AIM Experience is an exclusive private master-class session offered as an elective to participating groups at all Heritage Festivals. This 60-90 minute concentrated educational experience provides extra performance time and customized one-on-one instruction from one of our professional clinicians. Music directors can set the focus of the session’s content through their planning call with the instructor. Reaffirm your classroom teachings, fine tune your festival performance, or focus on a few specific skills – the choice is yours! Ask your Festival Selection Advisor about setting up your own AIM Experience!

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Music City!
  • Step-on guided tour (optional) Tour includes: Downtown Music City & Music Row, the State Capitol, the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Vanderbilt University, Fort Nashborough, Ryman Auditorium, Riverfront Park, the Wildhorse Saloon, Millionaire’s Row, Bicentennial Mall, and the World War II Memorial.
  • Grand Ole Opry Museum (optional) The six-foot circle of dark, oak wood in the Opry House stage is shiny, but clearly well-worn. This circle gives newcomers and veterans alike the opportunity to sing on the same spot that once supported Uncle Dave Macon, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, and others.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 First day of performances and a tour of country music
  • Country Music Hall of Fame Explore the history and highlights of the music this city is known for – country music. Tour admission is now included in your festival package. You may choose to add an optional recording session at Historic RCA Studio B as well!
  • Festival performances Festival performances run throughout the day at your event venue. After arriving at your concert venue, your group will warm up in a private rehearsal room. Each ensemble will perform for 15-minutes on stage. A panel of three adjudicators will provide written and recorded feedback for each performance. Following your performance, a select adjudicator will conduct a mini-clinic on stage with your group, providing valuable feedback and reinforcement for your classroom teachings. Groups will also have the opportunity to participate as an audience for other groups competing – giving your ensemble exposure to their peers.
  • Haunted Ghost Tour (optional) Hear stories of the strange and unexplained from knowledgeable guides to learn why Nashville is considered one of the most haunted cities in America.
Day 3 Final performances and your Awards Ceremony
  • Final festival performances Festival performances will continue throughout the day. Your performance time will be given to you weeks before your event, so you can plan your day accordingly. Bringing more than one ensemble? No problem – our team will arrange your schedule so you can maximize your free time.
  • Johnny Cash Museum (optional) Nashville is the new home to a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia celebrating the Man in Black, including handwritten lyrics of the last song that he penned.
  • Awards Ceremony and Dinner Hosted at Wildhorse Saloon, this party includes dinner and line-dancing!
Day 4 Depart for home
  • Bye, Nashville! Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in Nashville.

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