FIELD TRIPS

Photos in above video provided by Alex Neely and Jerel Merical. 

SIGN UP NOW for 2020 and 2021 Field Trips! 

March 27 – 29, 2020  TIX HERE

March Musical Guests: Antsy McClain gets together with friend, singer/songwriter/fingerstyle guitarist, Kevin Ward on Friday night, March 27 here in the living room after a wonderful meal, beverages and meet and greet. Saturday night, Nashville singer/songwriter Rob Higginbotham brings his unique blend of jazz, swing Americana to the living room after a great meal and lovely day touring Music City. Sunday night, after a music studio tour and wonderful dinner, Nashville songwriter/bluesman Jim Sales entertains us with his original songs, masterful guitar and harmonica playing. 

April 17 – 19, 2020  TIX HERE

Spring is lovely in Nashville! Come join us!

April Musical Guests: Antsy McClain gets together with The Trailer Park Troubadours and friends on Thursday night, April 16, at Nashville’s legendary Douglas Corner, one of the best listening rooms in town. Plan to come in a day early and be our guests (free admission, first round’s on us) at this fun, one-of-kind local, Music City style concert/jam. Friday night, Antsy hosts a Nashville-style living room guitar pull with his friends, hit songwriters Jim Sales and Wood Newton. (Randy Travis, Restless Heart, Steve Wariner and many, many more). These guys are incredibly smart AND funny – combinations we love around here, and we know you’ll love them too. On Saturday night, we are entertained by the amazing Paul Cullen from the band Bad Company. He is not just a master musician, but he’s also a chef. He’ll cook for us and host a wine tasting/matching – and then he’ll entertain us in the living room after dinner. Sunday night we’ll be joined by the inspiring Tim and Myles Thompson. We have them on our Field Trips a lot because they always deliver and dang it, they’re just good people.  TIX HERE

June 19 – 21, 2020  TIX HERE

April Musical Guests: Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours and guests Thursday night, June 18, at Nashville’s legendary Douglas Corner, the best listening room in town. Plan to come in a day early and be our guests (free admission, first round’s on us) at this fun, one-of-kind local, Music City style concert/jam. June is great in Nashville. The trees are in full bloom and the dog days of Summer are yet to come upon us. Pleasant early Summer Field Trips have been our favorite. After our live entertainment each night, we usually gather under the stars on the patio out back and take a seat around the fire. Guitars have been known to come out. 

September 25 – 27, 2020  TIX HERE

September is as good as it gets weather-wise here in Nashville. The temperature drops, the leaves start to change, and tourist season is winding down. Musical guests TBA.

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2021 Nashville Field Trips:

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April 2 – 4, 2021  TIX HERE

Musical guests to be announced, but they’ll be amazing as usual.

April 30 – May 2, 2021  TIX HERE

Musical guests to be announced, but they’ll be amazing as usual.

September 24 – 26, 2021  TIX HERE

Musical guests to be announced, but they’ll be amazing as usual.

October 22 – 24, 2021  TIX HERE

Musical guests to be announced, but they’ll be amazing as usual.

IMPORTANT: 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 and enjoy life. 


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

“I have made so many new friends, and discovered some amazing musicians I would never have known about. You and Deana Lynn 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

“You and Deana Lynn 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!

Email Antsy HERE for questions

Or CLICK HERE to be a Field Tripper

Just $599/person. Here’s what you get:

Your weekend includes 1) an off-the-beaten-path tour of Music City, 2) live entertainment by some of Nashville’s most talented songwriters and musicians, 3) home-cooked meals every night, fruit, danish and coffee in the mornings, 4) jam sessions and feedback on your own music and 5) a day in a Nashville studio singing on one of Antsy’s recordings for an upcoming album. 

Travel and hotel not included. But we can recommend hotel options for you that are close by and reasonable. The Field Trips start at 5 PM on Friday (unless you come in a day early for one of our Douglas Corner concerts) and our last event goes late Sunday night, so make your travel plans accordingly.

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 by getting off the beaten path.

Everyone is invited to participate if you have music to share, but some choose to recite a favorite poem or lay low and just listen. It’s all good.

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

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

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Email Antsy HERE for questions

or CLICK HERE to be a Field Tripper

Travel notes: Our first event is Friday at 5 PM, (unless you come in a day early to attend one of our Douglas Corner concerts), 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 help with 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. E-mail us at thetroubs@unhitched.com for a list of RV park locations that come highly recommended by other campers we’ve had join us. 

Hotel and Air BnB info: Any hotel or Air BnB near the airport would be a perfect distance from where you’ll need to go, and there are plenty of options there with reasonable rates. Tourist season (From June to early Sept) will be a tad bit higher, but if you reserve early, it won’t be that much different. If you want less expensive, non-chain options, anything on the East side of town, in the areas of Hermitage or Donelson might be fine, but as is typical with travel in any strange city, research the area before making your reservation. 

That oughtta cover it! We’ll see you in Nashville!

* 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 60 days prior to the event and receive a full refund. No refunds 60 days prior to the event. If you wish to postpone to a future Field Trip, you can do so up to 60 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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