The Stage is Set for a Successful Congress of Cities

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We're just days away from the big show in Music City: the 2015 National League of Cities Congress of Cities & Exposition, Nov. 4-7 in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville is turning up the volume, bringing up the lights, and setting the stage to welcome thousands of elected officials from across the country.

"The Congress of Cities is located at the new Music City Center in the heart of Nashville's downtown entertainment district, within blocks of amazing cultural destinations including the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the historic Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and Riverfront Park," said Mayor Barry and former Mayor Dean. "In between meetings, we recommend stretching your legs for a walk to take in the sights and sounds of the many music venues on Lower Broadway."

In addition to three general sessions, more than fifty education workshops and seminars, and countless networking opportunities offered at the conference, delegates also have the opportunity to experience what makes Nashville unique with programming carefully integrated by the Nashville Host City Team throughout the conference and outside the walls of the convention center.

"You can expect a level of entertainment that can only be found in the place known around the world as Music City. Get ready for a show – from the Opening Reception, which features 18 South and Grammy Award winner Jon Randall, to the Closing Reception, headlined by country music superstar Martina McBride, and all of the amazing acts in between. We think you will agree that no city has better live music than Nashville."

It is worth noting that the 49th Annual CMA Awards, often called "Country Music's Biggest Night," will air live from Downtown Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 4. There are sure to be big names and bright young stars ducking in and out of the crowds at Nashville's famed Honkey-Tonks and hopping on stage for impromptu performances with their famous friends.

In addition to the tunes, delegates can get an inside look at a range of public and public/private efforts that contribute to Nashville's success through 13 metro-led mobile workshops, and guests can choose from an array of tours that will provide a front row experience of various history, music, dining and cultural distinctions that can only be found in Nashville.

Guides and resources for planning your trip are available online through the Metro Government website,, and through the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation website,, which features information on the "Top Things to do in Nashville" and "Where to See Live Music."

Not registered yet? It's not too late! Register today (or even on-site) and join the largest national gathering of local officials in the country this Nov. 4-7!

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