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There are three unique opportunities that have been scheduled for the attendees of the 2018 Medicinal Chemistry Symposium allowing you to explore the best Nashville has to offer! There will be a welcome reception with live music on the top level of the hotel, which provides a 360° view of the city. Included in the registration is the chance to either tour the Jack Daniel’s Distillery or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour and Tasting:

Located south of Nashville in the hills of Tennessee, Lynchburg is home to the famous Tennessee whiskey produced by the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Spend the afternoon with good whiskey and a good story enjoying the Flight of Jack tour. This tour includes a walk through Mr. Jack’s distillery and the old-time Tennessee whiskey-making process guided by a seasoned storyteller. The 90 minute tour concludes at the historic Barrel House with a tasting of five of the most popular labels.

Limited to 160 registrants; shuttle service WILL be provided.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

Located a block away from the honkey-tonks of Broadway, known as the “Smithsonian of country music,” the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a look into the history and traditions of country music. The Stories Behind the Songs experience will be an intimate session with one of Nashville’s hit-making songwriters. This will be a rare opportunity to discover the story behind the music and hear how songs are created from concept to hit.

Afterwards, take a self-guided tour through the museum to see artifacts, photographs, vintage video and interactive displays about the origins, traditions, stories and voices of country music.

Shuttle service will NOT be provided (museum is within walking distance from Sheraton).

Welcome Reception and Live Music at SKYE:

There will be a welcome reception from 6:30PM until 9:00PM at SKYE, which sits atop the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, which will feature live music by Bruce Kulick and his wife Lisa.

On top of session work and a solo career, Bruce was lead guitarist for KISS for twelve years before leaving to form the band Union, and for the last eighteen years, lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad.