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Nashville Sets Stage for Summer Concert Season

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The home of one of the country's most historic music scenes is gearing up for the summer season. NY1's Valarie D’Elia filed the following report.

They don’t call it Music City for nothing—there are traffic control boxes found on nearly every corner of downtown Nashville that are tricked out with speakers blaring country music that muffles the sounds of cars idling for the lights.

There’s a less exhausting way to visit the memory of Johnny Cash though, with a new museum dedicated to the inimitable performer.

If you’re a fan of the city’s namesake TV series, you’re probably pumped "Nashville" is back for a third season, but there’s lots more intrigue off the small screen when you make a visit in person.

No visit is complete without a stop at the Grand Old Opry, America’s longest-running radio show, going strong for more than 85 years.

While Grand Old Opry represents traditional Nashville, the country music scene has since evolved into every genre of music including pop, rock, blues and jazz.

If you have a song in your heart, you’ve come to the right place.

Nashville has long been known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World.” Duck into any one of the honky tonks on Broadway where you can hear the lyrics of original live music night and day.

Just look for these guitar pick signs that indicate a live venue.

Nashville is tuning up for the summer season with eight weeks of free live music on the riverfront every Thursday night starting on June 12.

The annual Fourth of July bash also takes place in Riverfront Park, with 100,000 fans watching country music artists perform accompanied by the Grammy-winning Nashville symphony.

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