Plans and details have been announced for the upcoming Michael W. Smith & Friends - A Nashville Weekend. This special and unique weekend event will take place June 3rd through June 5th 2011 in and around Nashville and Franklin Tennessee.
From the official event brochure:
Planning this event has been a blast! The idea of friends I see on the road coming to my hometown is really exciting for my family and me. We love Nashville, Franklin and all that Middle-Tennessee has to offer and we can’t wait for you to experience it yourself.
We have a lot planned for you, but we have also built in some time for you to explore the area. Some of Nashville’s highlights include: The Ryman Auditorium (the original home of the Grand Ole Opry), the Country Music Hall of Fame, historic lower Broadway and the Parthenon. In Franklin, you can visit several Civil War battle sites and soak up the rich history. You can take a stroll through downtown Franklin on Main Street, which will quickly remind you of the town of Mayberry. I have no doubt that you will quickly fall in love with Nashville and Franklin, my hometown.
You’ve heard me talk about the teen club Rocketown. I cannot wait for you to see firsthand the ministry that happens there. The band and I will make good use of the concert facility to put on a private show for you that could only happen at a venue like Rocketown.
Deb and I are particularly excited to host you at our farm in Franklin. Deer Valley Farm has been a retreat for the Smith Family for many years and for the first time, we will be opening the gates for you, my friends, to experience a traditional Tennessee BBQ. There’s likely to be some games and maybe a bit of fishing in our pond. Then we’ll close the night with a “Writers-in-the-Round” concert with a few of my friends, who you’ll find, have penned some of your favorite songs!
Along with a few great concerts with some of my Nashville friends, there will also be teaching sessions that you won’t want to miss. To cap off a great weekend we’ll end our time together with a very special church service. We want to create that moment that will send you home feeling refreshed, encouraged and renewed.
For me, this weekend is all about fellowship. I want it to be rich with interaction, sharing, renewing old friendships and making new ones! I hope you can join us for what I know will be an unforgettable weekend.
Michael W. Smith
Click on the link below for more information or to download the event brochure: