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  * The District: Lower Broad & Second Ave.
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* BlueShoe Nashville Travel Guide
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A Traveler's Travel Guide

BlueShoe: What's in our Name?

elvis presley statue on Beale StreetBlueShoe Nashville is a cultural and historical travel guide to Nashville, Tennessee. Its name was inspired by a Tennessee musician named Carl Perkins who wrote and sang "Blue Suede Shoes." Perkins' shoe ditty was a hit not once, but twice. A Memphis man named Elvis Presley brought his own particular flair to Perkins' work and turned it into a sensation all over again.

When we were looking for a title for our travel guide to Nashville that would honor the musical heritage not only of the city, but the region, Perkins' and Presley's renditions came to mind.

A BlueShoe Traveler does the town in style, with imagination, curiosity, and discernment— making the discoveries that can turn even the most humdrum business excursion into a journey of revelation and delight.

Office location:

BlueShoe Nashville
4th Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37208

Lower Broad & 2nd Avenue
The Ryman Auditorium

The Parthenon


BlueShoe Nashville was recognized in Feb. 2004 by WhatRank for its number one placement in Google for "nashville travel." Roses and champagne to the What Rank editors for distinguishing BlueShoe with their gracious write-up and weekly honor.

From the Editors's review at excite.com: BlueShoe Nashville Travel Guide - A fantastic site with pretty much everything you'll need for a visit: city maps, an online tour, and guides to eateries, music venues, museums, landmarks, lodging, and food. The works.

Thanks to Lonely Planet for recognizing BlueShoe Nashville Travel Guide since our inception in 1998 as "one of the planet's best travel-related links."

You'll also find us listed on Official City Sites and USACityLink. Other distinguished sites featuring BlueShoe Nashville:
Cities. Com (Cities of the World), Mindspring Nashville City Page,
Online City Guide, Expedia, and Expedia UK.

Usable Design and Accessibility for Handicap Users

We want everyone to be able to access Blueshoe Nashville easily and quickly. Toward that goal, we've worked to design a usable site. BlueShoe Nashville is written with valid W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional code and style sheets (W3C CSS2) We are in the process of testing all the pages of the site on Bobby Cast 3.2 for accessibility to handicap users.

If you have any diffficulties accessing or printing this site, please let us know. (e-mail: editor@blueshoenashville.com)

About Travel Information

Travel information is subject to sudden and unannounced changes--particularly regarding prices. Please let us know if you find dead links, incorrect information, or something that you think may be questionable. We'll check it out and update the information as soon as possible. Be certain to call and confirm all dates and prices before attending an event.


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BlueShoe Nashville is edited by
Cheryl Hiers
Email: editor@blueshoenashville.com

Copyright 2011, BlueShoe LLC
All rights reserved. No content, including photos, graphics, and writing can be reproduced without written permission.



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