Several Grady College public relations students are working on the inaugural Tour Stop: Nashville event.
Several Grady College public relations students are working on the inaugural Tour Stop: Nashville event.

Music City Meets the Classic City

The University of Georgia hosts a networking event for students

Tour Stop: Nashville will feature the bustling music industry of Nashville, Tennessee, providing University of Georgia students with a platform to learn and network with industry professionals and UGA alumni without stepping foot off campus.

Tour Stop: Nashville will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018. The event will be hosted in Studio 100 of Grady College, and all UGA students are invited to purchase a ticket and join in on the opportunity. Attendees of the event will be provided with lunch and an inside look into several aspects of the ever-changing landscape of the music business in Nashville.

Combining the efforts of Grady College of Journalism, Terry College of Business, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the University of Georgia is orchestrating this day dedicated to providing students with information about the music industry and an opportunity to network with Music City and Classic City professionals. John King, a country music singer/songwriter and UGA graduate, will be featured as a keynote speaker to present his tale of climbing the music industry ladder. Four panels of professionals will discuss the topics of branding, law, technology and PR, subjects that weave together to create the cloth of the music business.

“We’re bringing Nashville to Athens, and offering it in a way that is affordable and accessible to the largest amount of students,” noted Kim Landrum, Grady professor and one of the minds behind Tour Stop: Nashville. With prices ranging from $10 to $25, this event is an affordable opportunity for students who are searching for network opportunities and information about the music industry, advertising, branding, communications and law.

Tickets for Tour Stop: Nashville will go on sale February 21, 2018. Learn how to purchase tickets and about ticket availability at For more information concerning the event, follow @tourstopuga on Instagram and Twitter.

About Tour Stop: Nashville: All roads lead back to Athens! Tour Stop is a student-oriented forum designed to bridge the gap between students and the music industry. Every year the event will highlight different cities around the United States, giving students the opportunity to network and learn about the music business of the area.

Date: February 9, 2018

Contact:  Kim Landrum,