May 16, 2024

Best Hotel For Memorial Day Weekend In Nashville, TN

Now’s the time to book your Marriott Autograph Collection guestroom or suite here at The Union Station Nashville Yards for a Memorial Day getaway in Music City, USA!

Our luxury boutique hotel on Broadway—one of Nashville’s great historical landmarks and an absolute architectural showstopper—provides premium hospitality within easy reach of the Tennessee capital’s prime attractions. This warm, sunshiny, and bloom-filled season is a wonderful time to visit Nashville, and what better excuse to do so than the end-of-May holiday weekend: a time to reflect upon and honor those who’ve lost their lives in service to the country, and also the unofficial kickoff to summertime?

Don’t wait to reserve your bespoke Memorial Day accommodations at our historic hotel: That special weekend’s coming up fast on the calendar! Here are some of what’s going down in Music City for the occasion, and other activities you might enjoy while relishing our refined lodgings and exceptional on-site amenities.

A Memorial Day Weekend Getaway in Music City at The Union Station Nashville Yards

From concerts and other special events to sightseeing and outdoor recreation in the lovely start-of-summer weather, you’ll have plenty to do and explore as a guest of ours at The Union Station Nashville Yards this Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Weekend Special Events & Live Music

The events calendar is always lively in Music City, USA, one of America’s great centers for live entertainment and culture, and Memorial Day Weekend 2024 certainly comes packed to the gills with goings-on. Here’s a look at some (and only some) of what’ll be on offer…

Musicians Corner at Centennial Park

Memorial Day Weekend marks the second week in the Spring Series of the beloved free Musicians Corner concert program over in Centennial Park, only a few minutes away from The Union Station Nashville Yards. Launched more than a decade ago and taking inspiration from London’s Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner, Musicians Corner is run by the non-profit Centennial Park Conservancy and aims to provide free access to live music to one and all and to bolster a sense of community.

Along with the live tunes—which over the years have been supplied by everyone from Emmylou Harris to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band—Musicians Corners features food vendors and loads of good vibes.

On Friday, May 24th, the Musicians Corner lineup will feature corookMORGXNWilbyNeil O’Neil, and Jarren Blair. Saturday sees Rayland BaxterMax McNownCarly BannisterChrome Pony, and Annie Scherer take the Main Stage, while the Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage will crackle with performances by S-Wrap & Rashad thaPoetTracee PerrinTiffany Johnson, and David Daniel Parker.

On Sunday the 26th, meanwhile, Musicians Corner Main Stage performers will include Courtney Marie AndrewsCaitlin RoseBoo RayCane & Cancino, and EG Vines. Over at the Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage, Camille ParkerKat & ZachJack Cassidy, and Izzy Potter will play sets.

Other Concerts Over Memorial Day Weekend

There’ll be live music all over the place Memorial Day weekend (as, admittedly, there is every weekend in Nashville). From BJ The Chicago Kid at City Winery Nashville (May 24th) and The Decemberists with Ratboy at the Ryman Auditorium (May 24th) to the Nashville Symphony’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center (May 25th and 26th), check out the concerts on tap for the holiday window right here.

The Music City Rose Show at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Mark the launch of summer amid floral finery over at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens with the Music City Rose Show, presented by the Nashville Rose Society on Saturday, May 25th from 1 to 5 PM and Sunday, May 26th from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Dozens of top-tier rosarians from the American Southeast will be strutting their stuff and competing for honors across a slew of categories—from Miniatures and Old Garden Roses to Best Rose Photography and Best Rose Arrangements—while beautifying Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall.

The 24th Annual Memorial Day Dash 5K Run

A benefit for the Nashville City Cemetery Association (which co-hosts the event along with the Metro Historical Commission), the Memorial Day Dash 5k Run is a good cause, a healthy workout, and a chance to do some historical sightseeing rolled up into one fabulous event.

Commencing at 7:30 AM, the race proceeds from the Adventure Science Center through Fort Negley Historic Park, rounds St. Cloud Hill, and finishes up in the Nashville City Cemetery itself.

Memorial Day Remembrance & Reflection

At its heart, of course, Memorial Day commemorates those who’ve lost their lives in the military service of the United States. There are many worthy settings in Nashville for quiet reflection over the holiday weekend, from Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park—host to a World War II Memorial among others—and the aforementioned Fort Negley, where the visitor center offers exhibits on this important Civil War Union Army facility and self-guided paths explore the grounds.

Outdoor Activities Over the Holiday Weekend

Drink up some fresh air during your Memorial Day weekend in Nashville! Picnic in Riverfront Park, hike the trails of Shelby Bottoms Natural Area, bike or jog your way along one of Music City’s fabulous official Greenways, go paddling on the Cumberland River—our Autograph Collection hotel puts all of that outdoor fun and more at your fingertips!

The Ideal Memorial Day Perch in the Heart of Nashville: The Union Station

You won’t find a better home base for Memorial Day weekend in Music City than The Union Station Nashville Yards, offering upscale Marriott Autograph Collection lodgings right on Broadway.

Built in 1900 as a train terminal for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, our building stands proudly on the National Register of Historic Places and belongs to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historical Hotels of America. Complementing our historical heritage and grand Neo-Romanesque/Richardsonian-Romanesque architecture is the very finest in modern boutique-luxe hospitality.

It’ll be a Memorial Day getaway to remember at The Union Station Nashville Yards: Relax in your stylish guestroom or suite, savor some of the best dining in town at Stationairy, and sip a cocktail at ERGO while enjoying evening live music in our Grand Lobby.

We’d love to host you this Memorial Day in Music City: Book your Union Station Nashville Yards room or suite for the holiday weekend today!