Click on the following link to download your 2017 Reunion Registration Form.
MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE HOTEL
The toll free reservations number for the Sheraton Music City Hotel is 888-627-7060
Ask for the Air Force Gunners Association Guestroom block rate when making reservations. A personalized web site for Air Force Gunners Association Reunion reservations has been set up by the Sheraton Music City Hotel for the special rate for rooms occurring between August 28, -September 4, 2017.
Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from June 22, 2016, to July 29, 2017. Below you will find the appropriate link for participants to access the site:
Click on the the link if that doesn’t work; Copy and paste the link into your web browser on your smart phone or computer to access the Sheraton site displayed above to make your reservation on line or call the free reservation number 888-627-7060 to book direct)
Tour Descriptions for
MUSIC CITY TOUR – $56
Fri Sept 1 8:30 am-1:30 pm
An enlightening & entertaining narrative will include the downtown area with some of its colorful history & beautiful architecture. Also, drive by the historic Ryman Auditorium, world famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Honky Tonk Row, the original Ernest Tubb Record Shop, the State Capitol and more.
You’ll learn about Tennessee’s rich history with a drive through Bi-Centennial Mall Park and view The Parthenon, the world’s only exact scale replica of The Parthenon from Athens Greece in our city’s Centennial Park.
Drive through Music Row where you’ll learn about the recording industry from songwriting to record producers to famous recording studios and the performance rights organizations ASCAP & BMI who monitor airplay of songs all over the world, so that the songwriters get paid.
You’ll learn about Tennessee’s rich history with a drive through Bi-Centennial Mall Park and view the WWII Memorial.
We’ll stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (admission included) where you can explore the many, ever changing exhibits telling the story of country music all the up to today’s contemporary artists.
GRAND OLE OPRY DINNER TOUR – $91
Fri Sept 1 4-10 pm
We’ll start our evening with Dinner at Santa Fe Cattle Co then we’re off to the world famous Grand Ole Opry. Since 1925, the longest running radio show in radio history celebrates its 92nd Anniversary in 2017. Dedicated to honoring country music rich history, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends & the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. This is the show that made Nashville famous and not to be missed.
LADIES FONTANEL MANSION TOUR – $51
Sat Sept 2 8:30 am-1:30 pm
It’s labeled a “ladies” tour, but men are welcome too. You’ll enjoy a Guided Tour of the Mansion at Fontanel is a 33,000 square foot log cabin and former home of Country Music legend and Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell. This is the only “home of the star” tour in Nashville that you can actually go inside! The Mansion boasts over 20 rooms, 13 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, an indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range.
The Mansion at Fontanel has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia and personal items from the period when the Mandrell family lived there. Additionally, the personal collections of current owners Dale Morris and Marc Oswald are featured, including one-of-a-kind items, personal photos, and keepsakes of the artists they currently manage – Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and many others!
After touring the mansion you’ll have free time on your own to explore Natchez Hills Winery Tasting Room, Prichard’s Distillery, the Stone House Gift Shop or have lunch at Café Fontanella all located on the property.
THE HERMITAGE, MEMORIAL SERVICE & LUNCH TOUR – $65
Sun Sept 3 8:30 am-1:30 pm
We’ll begin at The Hermitage Church for a memorial service. The church was constructed in 1823 from funds donated by Andrew Jackson and others. For generations, it has been a highly sought historic & intimate venue for special occasions.
The hushed stillness of the quaint Hermitage Church will set the tone for your memorial ceremony and the simple brick structure is the perfect backdrop.
After the memorial you’ll enjoy costumed guides on a Guided Tour of The Hermitage, beloved home of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, restored with hundreds of his well-preserved original belongings. Guides will share the stories, history and lore of each of the rooms. Then at your leisure you can explore the grounds, Jackson’s tomb, and gardens.
Last stop is for Lunch at Hermitage House Smorgasbord for a delicious buffet of southern fare.