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Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour

414 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219-1757
+1 615-499-5159
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Spectacular Tour of Music City!

Such an honor to be shown around Nashville by Bill! His passion, knowledge, and love for the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David A
A must for all lovers of music.

Bill has stories to tell that you'll hear nowhere else. I enjoyed every minute. Highly, highly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Established July 2012. Hank, Johnny, Chet, George, Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Dolly, Willie . . . There was a time when country music was on a first name basis with its fans. A time when the streets of downtown Nashville were alive with the sound of backroom guitar pulls, Midnight Jamborees and the Grand Ole Opry. Now you can recapture the magic of this golden era on the Walkin' Nashville Music City Legends Tour. Packed with history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about your favorite country legends, this 90-minute walking tour tells the real story of how Nashville came to be called Music City. You'll see Printer's Alley, The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Hatch Show Print.Your friendly guide is Grammy-nominated journalist and musician, Bill DeMain. A longtime resident of Nashville, he will show you hidden corners of the city not found in any guidebook and tell you stories you won't hear on any other tour.From APRIL - OCTOBER, tours run Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday. From NOVEMBER - MARCH, tours run Friday & Saturday only (weekdays available by special arrangement for groups of 8 or more)Start Time: 10:30 AM (Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in)Tour Length: Approx. 2 Hours
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414 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219-1757
+1 615-499-5159

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such an honor to be shown around Nashville by Bill! His passion, knowledge, and love for the history of music, the power of song, and all things Nashville was phenomenal! Plus, as a high school English teacher & actor, I believe in the power of...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bill has stories to tell that you'll hear nowhere else. I enjoyed every minute. Highly, highly recommend.

Thank Tena C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very rewarding outing. Bill is personable and really knows his music history. I recommend this tour over a "commercial" tour where they just instruct their workers what to say. He really knows Nashville and the music scene.

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I took Bill's tour as part of a Girls Getaway week in Nashville. We enjoy walking tours but often you get a refresher in what you already know. Not in this case. Bill shared wonderful nuggets that brought the rich tapestry of...More

Thank Colleen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and had so many interesting stories. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank lilnic1278
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill, the walkin' man, is a cornucopia of country and rock music history. On the tour you will see famous honky tonks such as Tootsie's Orchid Lounge,where many artists got their start. I even found out about the history of "Nudie." (Don't know what that...More

Thank motravel51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we first arrive at our meeting place, Bill took the time to talk to each of the people on the tour. He told stories along the tour that were interesting and really showed his knowledge of the history of country music. We were also...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My only regret was taking the tour on my last day in Nashville, instead of my first. You can tell Bill not only knows his stuff, but is passionate about everything music. I would highly reccommend!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved, loved, loved this tour. I liken it to having a nice long lunch with a delightful interesting person whose career path has filled him with stories to tell that bring Nashville alive. Nashville grew for me in depth and breadth and ignited a desire...More

Thank dinkink
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This is Bill's tour, and he sure knows his stuff. He's both a musician and a writer, successful on both counts, and his passion for country music is clear. His depth of knowledge is impressive, and he's also just a very pleasant guy. One of...More

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Mario M
11 April 2017|
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Response from Bill D | Property representative |
The cost is $25 per ticket for adults / $12 per ticket for kids 12 and under We cover a little over a mile You can learn more on my site
21 February 2017|
Response from Bill D | Property representative |
Walkin' Nashville is off for the winter. My tours resume on March 3rd. For future reference, I do not offer pick ups at the hotel. I'd suggest a taxi or Uber downtown.
31 January 2017|
Response from Bill D | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest and happy anniversary! I'll be offering regularly scheduled tours on April 14 and 15 at 10:30 am. You can book through my Walkin' Nashville website. For off-day private tours, I'd need a minimum of... More