Travel

Venue:

The Vanderbilt Music and Mind Kickoff to SMPC on August 1 will take place at Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music,  2400 Blakemore Ave , Nashville, TN 37212.

The remainder of the conference sessions (on August 2, 3, 4 and 5) will take place at the Scarritt Bennett Center, located adjacent to Vanderbilt University, at:

1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

http://www.scarrittbennett.org/about/maps-directions/

Getting Here:

The closest airport is Nashville International (BNA), approximately 9 miles from the conference site.

http://www.flynashville.com/

There are several ground transportation options from BNA:

  • InShuttle – $12
  • Gray Line Shuttle – $14 one way, $25 round trip
  • Public bus transportation is available to and from the airport: $5 one-way (includes transfer)
  • Taxi – $30

Additionally, please note that Nashville is within a day’s drive from numerous major cities:

  • Atlanta, GA – 3.75 hours
  • St. Louis, MO – 4.75 hours
  • Chicago – 7 hours
  • Detroit, MI – 8 hours
  • Indianapolis, IN – 4.25 hours
  • Columbus, OH – 5.75 hours
  • Memphis, TN – 3.25 hours
  • Birmingham, AL – 2.75 hours

Lodging:

Scarritt Bennett Center
A limited number of very affordable single rooms with shared bathrooms are available at the conference venue (Scarritt Bennett Center); these rooms are first-come, first-serve so please reserve as soon as possible.

http://www.scarrittbennett.org/accomodations/rooms-rates/


Room blocks are at 3 hotels within 5-10 minutes’ walking distance from the main conference venue.

Embassy Suites Hotel – Nashville at Vanderbilt.
1811 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

  • Or by calling the Embassy Suites Nashville at (615)277-4966 and requesting a room in the Society for Music Perception and Cognition block. Rooms must be reserved by JUNE 30.
Rates: $169/night plus tax for a King Suite or a Double/Double Suite

Hilton Garden Inn
1715 Broadway Ave. Nashville, TN 37203

  • Or by calling the Hilton Garden Inn at (615)369-5900 and requesting a room in the Society for Music Perception and Cognition block. Rooms must be reserved by JULY 3.
Rates: $149 plus tax for a king or double queen


Hampton Inn Vanderbilt West End
1919 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

  • Reservations: Online or call the Hotel at (615) 620.4853. Please mention the “SMPC” block when making all reservations. Rooms must be reserved by JULY 3.
Rates: King Standard -or- Two Queens Standard: $199.00