2021 Convention




SAFN BIENNIAL CONVENTION
Nashville, TN
August 24-28, 2021

More detailed information will follow in the registration packet and added to this website soon.

HOTEL

The 2021 biennial national SAFN convention will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee.  Rooms are blocked and priced at $129/night plus state and local taxes (currently 15.25% + $2.50) which is a little more than we like to pay but actually is an excellent rate compared to most of the Nashville hotels that we contacted about hosting our meeting. 

The Sheraton Music City, a Marriott property, is an elegant, southern mansion-style hotel nestled atop 23 beautifully landscaped acres and just minutes from downtown Nashville and three miles from the Nashville International Airport.  With ample meeting space on one level, the ADA-accessible hotel recently completed a full renovation of the guest rooms, lobby, restaurant, bar, and club lounge.  There is complimentary airport shuttle or, if you drive in, overnight self-parking for $5.00!  The hotel is smoke-free, all rooms come with high speed wired and wireless internet and a private balcony or patio, and it is pet-friendly.


TOURS

We think you’ll be thrilled with the variety of tours available which include city tours, music events, shopping, an equine helping organization for veterans, good food, and of course the Grand Ole Opry.



EXPERIENCE MUSIC CITY TOUR with LUNCH & LINE DANCING LESSONS AT WILDHORSE SALOON - 6.5 hours

Includes Highlights of Music City Tour except Ryman Auditorium, PLUS: Historic RCA Studio B guided tour, and BBQ Lunch and line dance lessons at the Wildhorse Saloon!

HIGHLIGHTS OF MUSIC CITY TOUR – 4.5 hours

Includes Historic Downtown Nashville and Riverfront; *Ryman Auditorium and Honky Tonk Row; **Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum; Bicentennial Park and Centennial Park; and Korean War, Vietnam War and WWII Memorials.

*Ryman Auditorium - The Ryman Auditorium was the home to the Grand Ole Opry for more than 30 years. The backstage area and dressing rooms still hold the spirits of the legends who have performed here. Your self-guided tour winds up on the world famous stage, with you being the Star

**COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM(Self-guided tour) - 2.5 hours

When you enter the Country Music Hall of Fame-Museum, you will take a step back in time through decades of music history! It is the definitive home of American music, safeguarding more than 2.5M priceless artifacts, including countless recordings, photographs, stage costumes & musical instruments.

SELF-GUIDED TRIP TO VISIT OPRYLAND RESORT HOTEL & GARDENS OR TO SHOP AT OPRY MILLS OUTLETS – 3.5 hours

Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center has earned an international reputation for its service and amenities but is equally well known for its nine acres of lavish indoor gardens. Boasting 50,000 tropical plants, rare international blooms and romantic Southern species, the horticultural displays at Gaylord Opryland are among the most exquisite in the world. Meticulously selected and lovingly maintained by a staff of 20 full-time interior horticulturists, the landscaping is a colorful, year-round paradise tucked inside this amazing resort.

Opry Mills is a super-regional “outlet” shopping mall that opened in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000 on the former site of the Opryland USA theme park. The mall has over 200 stores on a single level and is adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry House and the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

DINNER AT MONELL’S AT THE MANOR – 2.5 hours

Be treated to a “Southern feast,” with pass-the-plate group seating at tables of 10 and gracious turn-of-the-century decor, complete with sweeping staircase, high ceilings and antique furniture. Choose from a rotating lineup of all-you-can-eat Southern meat-and-three specials.

HOPE & HEALING AT HILLENGLADE – 2.5 hours

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD—the unseen enemy that follows all too many of our soldiers home from war. Every 65 minutes a Veteran's life is ended by suicide. The loss is tragic—HHH can help. "Hope and Healing at Hillenglade™” is an Equine-Assisted Program, established by former actress Jennifer O’Neill that offers time away in the Country for our Active Armed Forces, Veterans, First Responders and their Families to enjoy the therapeutic wonder of horses. Motto: RELAX-RECONNECT-RESTORE RELATIONSHIPS. Tour the ranch and visit the horses.

SOUTHERN BELLE BISCUIT & BREAKFAST COOKING CLASS — 2.5 hours

Be treated to a “Southern feast,” with pass-the-plate group seating at tables of 10 and gracious turn-of-the-century decor, complete with sweeping staircase, high ceilings and antique furniture. Choose from a rotating lineup of all-you-can-eat Southern meat-and-three specials.

PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON’S HOME THE HERMITAGE HOUSE & GROUNDS, with SMORGASBORD LUNCH – 3.5 hours

Tour The Hermitage, the most-preserved and the third-most visited early presidential home in America. It is a 1,120-acre National Historic Park featuring 30 historical buildings, walking trails and spectacular grounds. Take a guided mansion tour and a self-guided tour of the lush gardens & the quarters of the enslaved who cared for the grounds and served President Jackson. Lunch at Hermitage House Smorgasbord, famous for their apple fritters!

GRAND OLE OPRY DINNER and SHOW - 5 hours
The Grand Ole Opry, an American Icon and Nashville's number one attraction (live on the radio first in 1952!) is known for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages. It's where unforgettable moments happen every week. With country music's new stars, superstars, and legends live on stage, you never know what'll happen next. See the show that made country music famous!
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