Why Attend

What To Do in Nashville

Affectionately known as Music City, Nashville offers countless opportunities to soak in the sounds. From lively country music on Broadway, outdoor concerts at Ascend Amphitheater, world-class acts at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn, to countless venues showcasing up-and-coming local acts of all genres—there is sure to be a song for you.

Broadway is the heart of Nashville. With food and entertainment for all ages, Fifth + Broadway is changing the way Nashville lives, works, and plays. Treat yourself to shopping favorites and ridiculously delicious food. Relax on the rooftop and soak up the views or sip on a tasty, hand-crafted cocktail to end the day. With a unique array of local tenants, there’s something for everyone from burgers to pizza and tacos to donuts. This is Nashville’s newest hub for entertainment.

Visit one of our many museums—like the Country Music Hall of Fame, Tennessee State Museum, or the brand new National Museum of African American Music at 5th + Broadway. The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is a 56,000 SF facility that encourages visitors to discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music. From classical to country to jazz and hip hop, NMAAM integrates history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres and sub-genres. It is an unparalleled institution, unconfined by record label, genre or recording artist, and tells a unique narrative through the lens of Black music.

Nashville has long been a mixing-pot of cuisine—showcasing yet another facet of this artistic city. Food & Wine highlighted the “booming Music City food scene,” Food Arts Magazine noted the “emerging culinary scene putting Nashville on the gastronomic radar” and, most recently, Condé Nast Traveler stated this about Music City: “There’s enough going on food-wise to warrant a trip solely for eating.” Nashville has something for everyone’s tastes, including hot chicken, barbecue, and meat & three fares.

History of SERC

Each year, the Southeastern Regional Conference brings together AEC professionals for three days of learning and networking. A rotating team of chapter volunteers plan, sponsor, and organize the annual event, including members from the following chapters: SMPS Nashville, SMPS Central Florida, SMPS Tampa, SMPS Atlanta, SMPS Charlotte, SMPS Alabama, SMPS North Florida, SMPS South Florida, SMPS Research Triangle, and SMPS Palmetto.


Past SERC Locations

  • 2020 - Tampa, FL (Virtual due to COVID-19)
  • 2019 - Asheville, NC
  • 2018 - Atlanta, GA
  • 2017 - Amelia Island, FL
  • 2016 - Charleston, SC
  • 2015 - Nashville, TN