In the heart of Nashville.

Come for the conference and make plans to enjoy all that the beautiful city of Nashville has to offer.

708 Demonbreun Street | Nashville, Tennessee, 37203 | 1-615-736-7100

Haystack Connect 2023 will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. This new-build hotel, which opened in late 2022, is the largest, most modern
Embassy Suites in the United States. With an unparalleled location in the heart of downtown Nashville, the 30-story hotel extends high into Nashville’s skyline, offering breathtaking views from all angles and is within steps of the city’s top attractions including Music City Center and Bridgestone Arena, the State Capitol, Ryman Auditorium, and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 

We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $275 a night – book early, rooms are likely to sell out!

*Please book using the button above or by calling the hotel directly. No one from Haystack Connect or the hotel will contact you to book your room. Should you be contacted by anyone claiming to represent Haystack Connect for the purpose of booking your room, please ignore it. Across the conference industry, scammers are increasingly targeting conference attendees and often related to booking hotel rooms.


For transportation planning assistance, please call 1-615-736-7100.

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is located just 8 miles from the hotel.

Driving directions from the airport
From the terminal head south on Terminal Dr. Go for 276 ft. Keep left toward Valet Parking. Go for 0.1 mi. Continue toward Parking/Valet/Long Term B/Economy. Go for 0.1 mi. Turn slightly left onto Terminal Dr. Go for 0.3 mi. Keep right toward Economy Lot B Parking/Donelson Pike North/I-40 E/BNA Express Park Parking/Donelson Pike/US-70S. Go for 0.1 mi. Turn left and take ramp onto Donelson Pike (TN-255) toward I-40. Go for 0.7 mi. Turn left and take ramp onto I-40 W toward Nashville. Go for 5.4 mi. Continue on I-40 W toward I-65 S/Huntsville/Memphis. Go for 1.7 mi. Take exit 209B toward Demonbreun St. Go for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto Demonbreun St. Go for 0.5 mi.

Parking – Valet parking only.

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The Bluebird Cafe

4104 Hillsboro Road
NashvilleTN 37215

The Bluebird Cafe is Nashville’s best-loved live music venue, featuring up-and-coming as well as hit songwriters in an intimate setting. We are a listening room where the songs and the stories are the most important thing. Two shows nightly, seven nights a week. Reservations recommended.

Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, is a row of honky tonks, including Tootsies’ World Famous Orchid Lounge, pumping live music into the streets from 10am to 3am. One of the best parts: it doesn’t cost a thing. Meaning no cover charge. Meaning save your money for more important things like the tip jar! Because in Music City we understand music should be shared to all. 

The Loveless Cafe

8400 Highway 100
NashvilleTN 37221

Established in 1951 and currently serving more than half a million guests a year, the Loveless Cafe is a Nashville landmark that stays true to its Southern flavor. Its welcoming neon sign on Highway 100 promises hot biscuits and country ham every day, drawing food enthusiasts, locals, out-of-town guests and celebrities alike. The Loveless Cafe is rooted in the traditions of comfort, home-cooked meals and down-home hospitality.

River Queen Voyages

2 Victory Ave
NashvilleTN 37213

River Queen Voyages provides safe, affordable, accessible outdoor recreation for locals and tourists alike. Offering three Nashville kayaking tours on the Cumberland River: a one hour downtown Skyline route, a two hour Shelby Park Greenway route, and a Full Nash tour combining the Skyline and the Greenway. Upgrade these tours to a River Scavenger Hunt with trivia questions, nature clues, and prizes for the winner.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 Rep. John Lewis Way South
Nashville, TN 37203

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located in downtown Nashville, has been called the “Smithsonian of country music,” celebrated for its broad cultural impact, educational mission, and unrivaled collection of historically important artifacts related to country music.

Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music great—new stars, superstars, and legends. Among the Opry’s current members are Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Known around the world as “the show that made country music famous,” you can count on things happening at the Opry that you just can’t see anywhere else.

Old Town Trolley Tours of Nashville

201 Broadway
NashvilleTN 37201

Hop aboard the most comprehensive tour of Nashville with Old Town Trolley. More than just a sightseeing tour, it is a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little known facts and behind-the-scenes tips. View popular attractions like the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, the Blue Bird Cafém the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon, and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall.

Shopping in Nashville

Nashville shops offer something for everyone: records by local musicians, rare musical instruments, vintage items, artisanal sweets and drinks, and items crafted by local makers and fashion designers. Find a local treasure to commemorate your trip to Music City at one of Nashville’s shopping districts including 12South, East Nashville, Hillsboro Village, Green Hills, and Downtown.

Ryman Auditorium

116 Rep. John Lewis Way North
Nashville, TN 37219

A world-renowned concert hall, Rock & Roll landmark, famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry, and music’s most iconic stage, Ryman Auditorium is the “Mother Church” bringing artists and fans together for unforgettable music moments. This beloved Nashville landmark isn’t just another nightly music venue or daytime tourist stop. This is hallowed ground.

The Hermitage

4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076

Visit The Hermitage to walk through President Andrew Jackson’s life and home, explore a beautiful, historic Tennessee farm and experience an important piece of Nashville and our nation. Rated the third best Presidential Site in the nation by USA TODAY, this is a must-see for any visitor to Music City!

Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

5055 Broadway Place – Stall# 2268
Nashville, TN 37203

Almost 100 years later, a lot has changed in Nashville. But not Prince’s. Thorton Prince’s great niece, Ms. Andre Prince Jeffries, is still serving the legendary dish that Nashvillians crave. In the last few years, the hot chicken trend has caught on like wildfire throughout the South, but Prince’s Hot Chicken is the original and remains the gold standard for hot chicken.

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

The Frist Art Museum is a world-class art museum located in downtown Nashville and is dedicated to presenting an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions from local, regional, national, and international sources—all surrounded by gorgeous architecture. It’s a great place to explore, learn, and enjoy great art!

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