Get ready to rock in Nashville - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Get ready to rock in Nashville

Our industry’s big show has the perfect stage.

The site of The Car Wash Show™ 2019 is Nashville, Tennessee. With so much to see and do in the Music City, experienced visitors know that the chicken isn’t the only thing that’s hot in this exciting, American metropolis.

Fun facts about the area 

Settled on Christmas Day in 1779, Nashville first became the state capital of Tennessee from 1812-1815 and then remained permanently so in 1843. The city has the second largest land mass in the country, totaling 533 square miles. 

Nashville’s population, based on 2017 statistics, is over 691,000, and the median household income in the area is $60,030. 

Last year, Nashville played host to 15.2 million visitors, which was up from 14.5 million in 2017 — accounting for a 5 percent increase. With such heavy interest as a vacation and business destination, the city boasts 31,500 hotel rooms. 

As interest in the area has grown over the recent decades, the city has seen new construction and a revitalization occur.

In fact, the venue for The Car Wash Show 2019 — the Music City Center — will celebrate only its seven-year anniversary during the same month that The Car Wash Show and its participants are in town. The modern, attractive facility is a total of 1.2 million square feet, featuring more than 375,000 square feet of exhibit space, 128,000 square feet of meeting space, two ballrooms, a business center and a 2,500-seat theater.1

All business

The business environment in Nashville is quite diverse. According to our research, the predominant industries that operate in the city include health care management, automobile production, finance, higher education, insurance, music production, printing and publishing, technology manufacturing and tourism.

Over 68,000 jobs in Nashville are related to the hospitality industry. Here is a further industry breakdown of the city: 

  • Education and health services: 24.1 percent 
  • Trade, transportation and utilities: 17.5 percent 
  • Professional and business services: 13 percent
  • Leisure and hospitality: 12.1 percent
  • Government: 9.5 percent
  • Manufacturing: 7.3 percent
  • Financial activities: 7.2 percent 
  • Construction: 6 percent
  • Information: 3.1 percent.2

Some of the more well-known companies and facilities that are headquartered in Nashville are AT&T, Capitol Records, Dell Computer Corporation, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Gibson Guitar Corp./Baldwin Pianos, Nissan Motor Manufacturing USA and Verizon Wireless.1  

Take a bite out of Nashville

Whatever your palate desires, it will be served in Nashville. From fine dining to casual eateries, there is something for everyone.

Of course, Nashville is probably most famous for inventing hot chicken. According to www.visitmusiccity.com, visitors can find the original hot chicken at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, but there are plenty of other establishments in town that are serving the local favorite, including Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Party Fowl, Pepperfire Hot Chicken and Scoreboard Bar & Grill. 

“Another Nashville food staple is the classic ‘meat and three,’ downhome, Southern cooking where you typically go through a line, cafeteria style, and order a meat and three sides,” as stated on www.visitmusiccity.com. 

And no, we didn’t forget the barbecue. You will find award-winning joints all over the city. Visitors can dine at such BBQ restaurants as Martin’s BBQ Joint, Peg Leg Porker, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Jack’s Bar B Que, Bar-B-Cutie and Puckett’s Grocery, just to name a few.1

Things to do

Nashville is obviously well-known for its vast country music history, including the iconic Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. However, there are other hotspots in town for the music aficionado, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ryman Auditorium as well as the city’s District area, which is jam-packed with  notable honky-tonks, bars and dance halls. 

There is plenty to see and hear in the Music City; here is a closer look at some of the biggest sightseeing attractions to add to your list when in Nashville.   

Grand Ole Opry House

In 2020, this famous venue will celebrate its 95th anniversary. According to its website, www.opry.com, “What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.” 

Referred to as the “home of American music” and the “country’s most famous stage,” hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists from around the world come to the Grand Ole Opry every year to see live entertainment.

  • Address: 2804 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214
  • Phone: (800) SEE-OPRY
  • Website: www.opry.com

Parthenon 

The Parthenon is the centerpiece of Centennial Park, which is Nashville’s premier urban park. According to www.nashville.gov, the re-creation of the 42-foot Athena statue is the focus of the Parthenon, just as it was in ancient Greece. Both the building and the Athena statue are full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals. 

The Parthenon was originally erected for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition. Also, according to www.nashville.gov, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. Additionally, the Parthenon serves as the city of Nashville’s art museum. The focus of the Parthenon’s permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. 

Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the world’s largest museums and research centers of American country music. The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. This self-guided museum allows visitors to create their own experience with an audio tour that contains approximately 60 minutes of narrative.   

According to this attraction’s official website, www.countrymusichalloffame.org, the facility’s newly expanded exhibit space requires approximately two to three hours to experience. For more information and ticket prices, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website or call the number listed below. 

Honky-Tonk Highway 

In case you are not familiar with the term “honky-tonk,” here is one source’s definition: a honky-tonk is an establishment that contains at least one rockin’ stage, cold beverages and a party that lasts all day, every day.1 Nashville’s Honky-Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, is a row of honky-tonks with live music playing from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.1 

Many well-known country stars, such as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley and others, began their careers on Honky-Tonk Highway. 

Ryman Auditorium 

Take a self-guided tour or a guided backstage tour of the Historic Ryman Auditorium. Established in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, this national landmark is a must-see for any Nashville visitor. It is most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974, but it is known as the “Soul of Nashville,” according to www.ryman.com.     

With over 125 years of history and stories to tell, this national landmark has been “historically cool since 1892.”    

  • Address: 116 5th Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37219
  • Phone: (615) 889-3060
  • Website: www.ryman.com 

Sources:

1www.visitmusiccity.com

2US Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey

You May Also Like

Washworld Inc. announces new distributor

DE PERE, Wis. — By adding Washex, Washworld is now selling and servicing Washworld vehicle wash systems throughout Manitoba, Canada.

DE PERE, Wis. — Washworld announced in a press release it has recently added a new member to its distributor network.

Washex will be selling and servicing Washworld vehicle wash systems throughout Manitoba, Canada.  

Washex manufactures carwashes, truck washes, bus washes, and steamers, as well as portable and stationary pressure wash equipment and accessories.

Scenes from The Car Wash Show™ 2024

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Check out our gallery of photos from across the tradeshow floor at The Car Wash Show™ 2024.

The Car Wash Show 2024
The Car Wash Show™ Brian Campbell Best Booth Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Brian Campbell Best Booth Awards are presented to exhibit booths that stood above the rest at The Car Wash Show™ 2024.

Tour Nashville carwashes before The Car Wash Show 2024
ICA announces dates for The Car Wash Show™ 2025

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The show will head back to Las Vegas in 2025.

WashCard’s Amy Olson to present key tips for boosting carwash competitiveness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Learn about the tried-and-true ways to help improve your business competitiveness today at 3:00 p.m.

Amy Olson, WashCard

Other Posts

Mothers Automated Solutions enters automated car care sector

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mothers has introduced a comprehensive lineup of products designed for tunnels, in-bay automatics and self-serve carwashes.

Steel City Wash acquires Coates Car Care

PITTSBURGH — Steel City Wash LLC announced the acquisition of Coates Car Care, marking a significant expansion into Ohio.

mr-magic-car-wash-logo
El Car Wash donates $100,000 to Baptist Health Foundation

MIAMI — The donation from El Car Wash will support pediatric cancer research at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute.

el car wash florida logo
ZIPS celebrates 20 years with Folds of Honor partnership

PLANO, Texas — ZIPS Car Wash is giving scholarships to students sourced by the non-profit that helps families of fallen or injured soldiers.