Still not registered for the CD/NLA Executive Retreat in Nashville? Well, no worries, because slots are still available for our one-of-a-kind mix of executive level education and networking. Held June 4-7 at the conveniently located Hilton Downtown Nashville, we’ve planned an exciting mix of business development and nightlife that will have you talking for months. Last week, we detailed our daytime sessions and seminars, so let’s take a look at the events we have planned on Nashville’s iconic Broadway!
We’re jazzed to be throwing our opening night dinner party at the one-and-only Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk, Nashville’s biggest and baddest new honky-tonk located just a short walk away from the Hilton. With five floors, four stages, and six bars—and a larger-than-life personality that matches its famed proprietor—this gorgeous honky-tonk is where many of the town’s shooting stars perform daily. Our private event will take over the sky-high fifth-story rooftop, which boasts the most stunning views of downtown Nashville. With a live band and unlimited Southern BBQ and drinks, you’ll mingle and network with your peers in true rock-and-roll style with our very own private concert. And with the CMAs being held in town just days away from our event, you’ll never know if a surprise guest will hop on one of the venue’s stages!
Then, after a day of intensive and enriching education on Monday, what better way to unwind than returning to Broadway for an evening at a true Nashville country music institution and world-famous honky-tonk, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Operating across the alley from live music venue Ryman Auditorium almost continuously since 1960, Tootsie’s has served such famous customers as Kris Kristofferson, Faron Young, and Willie Nelson when they were still up-and-coming artists. On your way up to the exclusive private rooftop where you’ll dine on Nashville-inspired cuisine (i.e., famous hot chicken, smoked wings, brisket sliders, and much more), be sure to check out the photo and memorabilia–decked walls that offer a history of this decades-old, purple-faced establishment. Once again, we’ll have a live band playing just for us, so be prepared for some old school boot scootin’ boogie.
And speaking of the Ryman… Called the Mother Church of Country Music, this legendary venue is hallowed ground for country music. On Tuesday afternoon, we’re inviting you to join us on a special tour of the Ryman that will give you an extraordinary glimpse into the history of country music and rock & roll. We’ll kick it off with an intro video followed by a self-guided tour of memorabilia from some of the most iconic acts in music, from Hank Williams and Elvis to Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan—and be sure to check out the venue’s new Rock & Rock Hall of Fame along the way. You have a chance to snap a photo on the legendary stage, and even record a song in the recording studio. A tour guide will be on hand to answer any of your burning questions. And like our nighttime events, the Ryman is just a proverbial stone’s throw from our home base at the Hilton.
Be sure to visit cdnlaexecutiveretreat.com for all the latest information about our Nashville getaway. For operators looking to make their trip a short vacation, we’re currently offering a $499 non-industry spouse pass that will let your significant other join us for our after-hours events and Ryman tour. Avoid that dreaded FOMO… register today.