Discover “Nancy” Cartoons On the Walls of the Nashville Airport

One of the best airports in the U.S. to experience flight delays, in my opinion, is the Nashville International Airport (BNA).


In addition to the live music at Tootsie’s on the C Concourse, you also have a massage and manicure bar at which to relax. Some really cool shops with lots of music CDs, cowboy hats and other stuff just shouts the flavor of Nashville.

Listen closely to those announcements about security issues. Those of some of country music’s most talented voices reminding you to not to accept anything from a stranger. Those famous voices welcome you to their hometown with the pride and warmth that gives Nashville that friendly feel.

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Nancy Cartoons in Nashville Airport

Nancy Cartoons on the wall of the C Concourse in Nashville AirportOn the C Concourse, near the food court, is an exhibition devoted to the adorable cartoon character “Nancy.”  Nancy is a child of the Great Depression, adding smiles to the funny sections of newspapers around the world since Ernie Bushmiller first frizzed her hair in 1933.

Fans of Nancy Cartoons know that she is a fan of music. She loves to sing and dance, usually with her teddy bear or her buddy Sluggo. Nancy developed her love of music beginning in about 1995. That’s when acclaimed cartoonist Guy Gilchrist put his pen to paper and became the spirit of “Nancy.”


A guitar painted with a Nancy Comic in a display case in the Nashville AirportGilchrist lives in nearby Gallatin Tennessee and is as passionate about music as he is about making people smile through his cartoons. The exhibition includes 60 of Gilchrist’s favorite cartoons that highlight Nancy’s love of music, and a couple of guitars he has painted with Nancy’s image on them.

So that’s why Nancy is flying through the food court on Concourse C. Numerous art installations highlighting the talents of regional artists make hanging around, waiting for a flight at the Nashville International Airport a more engaging experience.

Nancy cartoons on the C Concourse of Nashville's Airport

Timeless Nancy Comics