FIELD TRIPS


September 22 – 24, 2023  TIX HERE


Just $699/person. Scroll down to see what’s included.


This year’s Field Trips will be dedicated to the memory of the lovely and unforgettable Deana Lynn, who gave so much of her heart and passion to the music, mood and menu of these extraordinary events. We miss you, dear one, and we will celebrate each day with a smile and the positive energy you always gave. Cheers, doll. I will love you forever. – RJ 

Your weekend includes 1) an off-the-beaten-path tour of Music City; 2) live entertainment each night by Nashville’s most talented songwriters and musicians; 3) delicious meals each night; 4) jam sessions and feedback on your own music; 5) a day in a Nashville studio watching how the music is made and singing on one of Antsy’s recordings for an upcoming album.

The tour of Nashville takes you all over Music City, stopping at many off-the-beaten-path places responsible for Nashville’s unique music history.
You do not have to be a songwriter or musician to enjoy this trip. Most of our Field Trippers are simply music lovers who like to laugh, enjoy life and see a Nashville that most tourists will never see.

Enjoy a state-of-the-art Nashville studio visit and sing on one of Antsy’s songs.

“I have made so many new friends, and discovered some amazing musicians I would never have known about. You are wonderful. I came with 4 of my dearest friends. We’ve been around the world together, and this, we all agreed, has been the best trip we’ve ever taken together.” – Sandy


“This trip has exceeded all my expectations. I am blown away. Your hospitality and willingness to share so much with us… This has been wonderful.” – Terri


“You guys always amaze me, how you just open your hearts and your home like this. The perfect hosts. I always drive home with my mind kind of swirling about what just happened.” – Kevin, A FIVE-TIME Nashville Field Tripper!

Forever friends are made during the after hours hang time.

Email Antsy McClain HERE if you have questions


Or CLICK HERE to be a Field Tripper


Travel and hotel not included. The Field Trips start at 5 PM on Friday and our last event goes until late Sunday night, so make your travel plans accordingly. Scroll down for hotel, Air BnB and RV camping options.


Again, you don’t have to be “musical” to enjoy this weekend. We have a wide mix of people at each Field Trip, from professionals who want to be better writers, to weekend pickers, to folks who just enjoy live music and want to see Nashville in a way they’d never be able to as a regular tourist. 


“Just think of it as a weekend at a friend’s house eating great food, and all these amazing musicians keep dropping by.” – Bob


Antsy directs you as you sing on one of his songs in a Nashville studio. 

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Engineer Marv Treutel at the helm as he mixes vocals while we listen.

Email Antsy HERE if you have questions


Travel notes: Our first event is Friday at 5 PM, and our last event goes late Sunday night, so you’ll want to make your travel plans accordingly. If you want to spend a few extra days before or after, many folks do that, and we are happy to recommend restaurants, parts of town, site-seeing destinations, etc., to make your stay in Nashville as enjoyable as possible. Just e-mail us at thetroubs@unhitched.com once you’ve made your reservations with us. 


To our Airstream and RVer cousins: There are many great locations with full hook ups near us. If you prefer closer to Nashville, The Nashville Fairgrounds RV park is a favorite among my RVer friends. Go HERE for more info. If you’re wanting to be closer to us, the food and music, Cedars of Lebanon State Park is just 20 minutes away. Click HERE. Lovely, woodsy and full hook ups. Airstream has rallies there, and our friends always enjoy it. There are so many other options. Click HERE to see what I found when I Googled RV parks in the Nashville area.


Hotel and Air BnB info: Any hotel or Air BnB near the airport would be a perfect distance from where you’ll need to be, and perfectly in between downtown and the house where all the parties will be. When traveling in any strange city, be sure to research the area before making your reservation. If you’d prefer to stay closer to home base where the nightly music and food will be, click HERE for Mount Juliet hotels in the Providence Mall area. You’ll be about 10 minutes away, and you’ll be within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. As the map below indicates, you’ll be 20 minutes from the airport and 35 minutes from downtown Nashville. Air BnBs abound in the area as well. Just Google “Mount Juliet/Wilson County, TN” when browsing in your favorite Air BnB app.

This overview map should help you get your bearings and assist you in your search for accommodations.
Bring your own songs to share if you have some, or just gather around and sing along. Our jam sessions are without a doubt some of the most fun things to happen all weekend. Field Trip favorite, Tim Thompson, second from left, leads the group in song. Learn more about Tim and his music, as well as the duo he has with his son Myles Thompson, HERE.
Americana cult hero Tommy Womack is a favorite Field Trip performer. Tommy has dedicated his life to songwriting and performing. His songs are honest and real, astonishing his audiences as he dances between laughter and heartache. Learn more about Tommy Womack HERE.
One of Nashville’s most dynamic performers, Nalani and Josh, captivate us every time with their soulful, original songs as well as interpretations of classics by Aretha Franklin, among others. Powerful vocals, expert musicianship and tightly crafted songs make these two a must see. For more about Nalani and Josh, visit HERE.
Master guitarist, teacher and storyteller Dr. John Knolls CGP (Certified Guitar Player, a title given by Chet Atkins to only a handful of players) wows the group. Learn more about John Knowles HERE.
Hit-making songwriter and currently one of the top artists in Bluegrass, Irene Kelley wins every heart in the room with her music. A great singer/songwriter, and an even better human, Irene is one of our favorites. Learn more about Irene Kelley HERE.
So, what are ya waiting for? Let’s pack up the van and go on a Field Trip!

We’ll see you in Nashville!

CLICK HERE to be a Field Tripper


* Cancellation policy: Our Field Trips are tailor-made, intimate events, with a maximum of 14 Field Trippers each weekend. A lot of custom planning goes into the weekend to make it the best possible experience for everyone. Our promotion efforts for each Field Trip stop at around 45 days prior to each event, making it impossible for us to replace cancelled participants after that time. If you have paid but wish to cancel, you can do so up to 45 days prior to the event and receive a refund, minus a cancellation fee of $100. Refunds may take up to 45 days to issue. No refunds 45 days prior to the event. If you wish to postpone to a future Field Trip, you can do so up to 45 days prior (space permitting) and we can move your spot(s) for a $100 fee per person, and we’ll look forward to seeing you next time. Thanks for your understanding.  

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