The smell of dirt, the sound of honky tonks coming from every direction and food to knock you o your feet! The PBR is a favorite annual event of the Bridgestone Arena, in Music City, USA.

Nashville, Tennessee is host to the PBR – Built Ford Tough Music City Knockout. In mid-August each year, the top bull riders in the country converge on this drinking town with a music problem to compete for top PBR honors. You would be hard-pressed to nd a combination more exciting! A sport that is so imbedded in American culture and a destination with its own rich history to be appreciated and enjoyed. An unforgettable experience can be had in Nashville while you are there for the PBR.

Let’s start your trip at one of the historic Nashville Hotels. Located next to the Tennessee Capitol building is the Hermitage Hotel that became the preferred gathering spot for well-known gures such as Greta Garbo and Al Capone in the early 1900’s. The Hermitage was reopened in 2003 after an extensive renovation. If the Hermitage isn’t your style, try the awe-inspiring Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel boasts ne shopping, dining, and 9 acres of lush, indoor gardens and waterfalls. For those that just need a good place to rest their head after a long day, the Homewood Suites in Downtown Nashville puts you right near the excitement of Nashville’s entertainment and nightlife.

Start your day with breakfast at Taylor Swift’s favorite spot, Fido, known for its great atmosphere. Afterwards, wander around the shops in Hillsboro Village. Don’t forget to stop by Nashville’s oldest coffee company, Frothy Monkey for a freshly roasted cup. Nothing says Nashville, like Hot Chicken, be sure to try Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack for a legendary meal. The Nashville food scene is nothing less than vibrant and exciting. It’s a wonder more country artists don’t sing about it.

Of course a trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without visiting The Grand Ole Opry, the iconic and legendary Country Music Stage and Concert Hall and Ryman Auditorium. See the most famous stage in country music. Located across from the Bridgestone Arena is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. You can browse its unrivaled music collection and be treated to regular live performances.

Spend your evening at the Bridgestone Arena enjoying the antics of Flint Rasmussen, the o cial entertainer of the PBR and top bull riders taking on the ercest bulls in the world. After watching the most action-packed, adrenaline pumping sport on dirt, wind down in the honky tonks on Lower Broadway, the crown jewel of Music City, USA. Rows of honky tonks line the street and play music all day and long into the night.

No matter how you decide to spend your time in Nashville during the PBR, your first trip to Music City is sure to be an unforgettable experience with a little something for everyone.

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