2020 National Garden Railway Convention news

Stay up to date with the latest information about the national convention in Nashville
Garden Railways is working with the Nashville Garden Railway Society to keep you up to date on the 2020 convention. As we receive news and updates, we'll share them here.

Dates: May 31-June 6, 2020
Location: Nashville area
Website: https://ngrc2020.com
Registration information: https://ngrc2020.com/collections/events-and-tickets
Official convention hotel: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Hotel registration: https://book.passkey.com/gt/217389666?gtid=40ba6ecf4df71034513b8cb1cc2121f2

Note: You must register for the convention (individual or family rates) if you're planning to attend any of the extra events.

Dan Meador

Hotel information

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is a prime location. Everything you could possibly want is on location including 19 restaurants, multiple large climate-controlled garden atriums, numerous sitting areas, a leisurely boat ride on a 1/4 mile river with waterfalls, coffee shops, a full-service day spa, three pools, a complete waterpark, shopping centers, and more than 2,800 rooms… all of this on site!  In fact, Opryland Resort is the largest hotel and convention center under one roof in the entire world.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214, US

Book your rooms through this link to get the special negotiated room rate: https://book.passkey.com/gt/217389666?gtid=40ba6ecf4df71034513b8cb1cc2121f2

2020 convention car, made by PIKO America

Special offer

NGRC 2020 is offering a free convention car to the first 200 families who sign up for five nights at the resort (through the link at ngrc2020.com), and who also register for the event. Families who qualify for the free car will be entered in a raffle to win one of three USA Trains EMD SD70 locomotives with a “Spirit of Nashville” paint scheme.
Convention banquet
The Nashville Garden Railway Society is pleased to announce that Ms. Irlene Mandrell will be performing during the banquet on Friday June 5th. Ms. Mandrell and her husband also are planning on joining us on the train excursion on Monday June 1st. In addition, another special guest performing at the banquet is the renowned 12 South Band. They perform across the country for many big events. The 12 South Band variety show will include many songs and dances.
Grand Ole Opry Performance (June 2nd)

The Convention Organizing Committee has negotiated a block of 250 seats on the main floor and a 100-seat block in the balcony for the Tuesday night June 2nd performance of the Grand Ole Opry at a reduced ticket price. If you enjoy country music and attending a performance at the Grand Ole Opry is on your bucket list, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. The names of the performers scheduled for the show will be announced on the Opry website (www.opry.com) about 7 to 10 days in advance of the performance. Any unused tickets in our blocks will be released to the Opry for general sales to the public in early May. Register early because once the tickets in our block are gone, they are gone.


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