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Future of Nashville

With cranes riddling the skyline and whisperings of new perspectives on life in the city, it is hard not to wonder what the future of Music City might look like. InsideVandy talked to Nashville experts, alumni and students to get the scoop on why the best of Nashville is still yet to come.



Life beyond the Vanderbilt bubble: why Vandy students are sticking around

According to GQ, The New York Times, Business Insider and 20,702 Vanderbilt alumni living in the area, Nashville is the place to be these days. The Hustler talked to experts, alumni and students to find out why Nashville’s star is rising.

  • Bringing you to the food: interview with the Catbird Seat owners

    As Nashville’s food and bar scene continues to receive growing national attention, people within the industry attribute Nashville’s budding local scene to the patrons that support it.

  • Nashville looks to urban infrastructure near Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt’s corner of Nashville — both on and off campus — will look and function differently in the years to come for students and alumni of the university in addition to residents of Nashville.

  • New Music City landmark defies convention

    For over three years, downtown Nashville has transformed to make way for its new emerging landmark — and come May 19, its doors will open to the world. Billed as the largest public development project in the history of the state, the Music City Convention Center will serve as the gateway for the hundreds of thousands of convention visitors to the city.

  • Interview with Dualtone’s Will McDonald

    Nashville is experiencing an exciting moment of indie label fortune, with local acts and imports alike contributing to its rise in prominence. The Hustler talked to Dualtone’s manager of A&R and artist development Will McDonald to find out a bit more about the appeal of the city and the direction it is headed.

  • Minors share major link

    Nashville and Milwaukee may not have much in common aside from housing the top minor league affiliates of each other’s professional teams and their eye toward the future of their minor league sports scenes.

  • BRT for Music City: getting connected

    An ambitious construction project that will connect East and West Nashville via bus rapid transit line has major implications for how Vandy can get around Nashville

  • Knowing what to do to get on the Nashville big screen

    If you’re looking to enter the film and television industry, Nashville is a tricky but worthwhile place to start. Nashville faces a catch-22 in terms of its ability to be a thriving production city. 

  • Mayor Dean on the future of Nashville

    Mayor Karl Dean issued a statement to InsideVandy in connection with the NashvilleNext kickoff — commenting on the future of Music City.

  • Health care industry drives Nashville growth

    With over 250 firms in the area, health care management provides Nashville with more business than any other sector, according to a recent Economic and Community Development report released by NashvilleNext.

  • Heading south of Broadway

    The emergence of the new convention center, set to open downtown in May, will begin a transformation of the area that will span for the coming decades. 

  • Why choose Nashville?

    For recent graduates, Nashville is an appealing place to live. It’s coming of age rapidly — both economically and residentially.

  • Start-ups on the rise

    Healthcare and entertainment may be Nashville’s signature industries, but keep an eye out for the city’s growing entrepreneurial scene in the future. 

  • Nashville avoids a crane shortage

    If you’ve looked at the Nashville skyline recently, you may have noticed how many cranes are perched above construction projects throughout the area. But according to a March 14 Nashville Post article, there’s no cause for concern that the city will be left shorthanded as new projects break ground.

  • Kurds on the big screen

    The group announced Kurdish works will be shown April 19-21 as part of the weeklong event — the 44th annual festival. The films will be shown at the Regal Green Hills Cinema.

  • New job skills event hosted on campus

    The Center for Student Professional Development is hosting an event aimed at educating students on transitioning into the professional world — addressing issues from common faux pas all the way to workplace taboos.


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