NOV 2016

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 14 MARRIOTT SHOALS HOTEL & SPA 10 Hightower Place, Florence, AL 35630, A part of the Resort Collection on Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND "Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers." Names like Aretha Frankin, The Rolling Stones and Jason Isbell are also associated with the Muscle Shoals sound. Discover the South's hidden music gem when you visit the Marriott Shoal Hotel & Spa and enjoy live music in Swampers Bar & Grille every night. To learn more or to make reservations, call 256.246.3600 or visit © 2015 Marriott International, Inc. and the blues to the infamous Southern Rock. Additionally, Capricorn Records was born here. On MLK Boulevard, groups can tour the newly renovated Douglass Theatre, which hosted many greats on their road to fame. Visitors can also join Rock Candy Tours for their Free Birds and Night Owls tour, hearing about music legends' climb to fame and the fans they gathered along the way. Grant's Lounge, one of the stops, has a wall of fame filled with artists who came through its doors and later played on the stages around the world. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House offers rentable venue space at the place where members of The Allman Brothers Band, their families, friends and roadies lived, worked and played from 1970 to 1973. The city's music history stays alive through events such as the Bragg Jam Musical Festival, bringing in music acts from all over the Southeast. Also, local spots such as The Rookery, The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, and Cox Capitol Theatre open their stages to local musicians keeping Macon nightlife alive. Meet Among Music Legends The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, which can be rented for private functions, offers a unique Nashville experience. The 10,000-square- foot Event Hall, with soaring 40-foot glass windows overlooking downtown, provides a view of the cityscape and presents an awe- inspiring space for receptions, dinners, general sessions, trade shows and exhibits. This is also a great setting for live concert events. There are several other group event spaces, including the Curb Records Courtyard and the Hall of Fame Rotunda. Suzanne Tolbert, director of museum sales and guest relations, and her staff can help make arrangements for live performances. Home to many of the world's finest musicians and songwriters, Nashville has a wealth of talent to draw from, and the Country Music Hall of Fame can offer music to complement events with performances rooted in Country. Rock n' Roll, Jazz, Bluegrass and Pop. Additionally, groups can choose from a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences that include Nashville's most legendary recording studio or time spent with Music City's finest performers and songwriters. n The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Dove Wedding Photography/Country Music Hall of Fame

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