Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

   

News & Information

New restaurant: Cafe Fuzion!
231 7th Avenue N. 615-953-6468. Menu items include chicken teriyaki, an Asian-style burger, potstickers, grilled bulgogi (Korean BBQ) and more. Also, serving breakfast all day long. Hours of operation are Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3 pm and Sat, 8 am - noon.

 

New restaurant: Oscar's Taco Shop!
530 Church Street. 615-251-1507. Selections from the menu include burritos, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, combination plates, salads, tortas, and much more! Hours of operation are Mon - Sat, 7 am - 6 pm.
 

Events This Week

Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 - SATURDAY, MARCH 3
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

The Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments return to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. This year's tournament is branded "Music City Madness."


2012 Women's SEC Basketball Tournament

THURSDAY, MARCH 1 - SUNDAY, MARCH 4, GAME TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $90 TICKET BOOK (ADMISSION TO ALL 11 GAMES)

This is the fifth time the Bridgestone Arena has hosted the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament. The schedule can be viewed by clicking here. To purchase tickets, click here. BEEP (Best Ever Event Parking) is free and available for this event.


La Belle et la Bête

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 - SUNDAY, MARCH 18, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE $12 - $19

The Nashville Children's Theatre’s own theatrical version of The Beauty and the Beast dances a thin line between dream and reality to tell a timeless story of sacrifice and redemption. Recommended for ages seven and up. See the show for free on Sunday, March 10 thanks to a partnership with Regions Bank. 500 free tickets are available and all tickets for this performance are general admission. Click here for the details.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm (galleries close at 9 pm). See this month's shuttle map and gallery listing. Participating galleries include:
 

Andy Anh Ha
63 Arcade.
668-7598. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
Animal Art Photography
59 Arcade. 815-4346. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Their final show!

COOP
75 Arcade.
6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Froelich Gallery
83 Arcade.
244-8899. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Lisa Mergen Wearable Art
58 Arcade. 254-9209. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 889-5640. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Studio 69
69 Arcade. 479-5133. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.


Bento Box Class

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 3 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $25 FOR ADULTS; $5 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12

Learn the Japanese art of packing a bento lunch! Bento, or obento, means box. Learn cutting techniques, character ideas, and recipes. Bentos are a great way to pack healthful, beautiful, and delicious lunches for yourself and your family. This class will focus on children's and adults' meals. Bento snacks will be served and some supplies will be available for purchase. Registration is required.


Tapping of Irish Red

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: BIG RIVER GRILLE & BREWING WORKS FREE

Join Big River as they tap their seasonal Irish red beer. Enjoy passed appetizers and samples of Irish Red. Plus, $1 off the new brew and a raffle for Big River merchandise. Irish Red is a medium-bodied lager, auburn in color with a hint of caramel malt. In addition, they are hosting a shoe drive for Soles4Souls.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, February 29 - Saturday, March 3

Ketch Secor at Station Inn Wednesday, February 29

The Travis Mann Band at Robert's Western World Wednesday, February 29

Buddy Owens at Legends Corner Wednesday, February 29

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, February 29

Chris Blair's "Stories Behind the Songs" at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, February 29

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, February 29

DJ Rock and Roll Dance Party at National Underground Wednesday, February 29

2012 Women's SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Thursday, March 1

Blue Star Connection at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 1

David Peterson & His Country Revue at Station Inn Thursday, March 1

Rich Robinson at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 1

Diana Ross at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 2

San Rafael Band at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 2

The Johnson Sisters & Jennie Willoughby at Casablanca Coffee Friday, March 2

North Mississippi Allstars at Cannery Ballroom Friday, March 2

La Belle et la Bête at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, March 18

The Breedy Bunch Wedding Mystery at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 3

Mel and The Party Hats at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, March 3

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, March 3

Bento Box Class at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, March 3

Dr. Dog at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, March 3

Heartless Bastards with The Fling and Devin Therriault at Mercy Lounge Saturday, March 3

The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Sunday, March 4

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 6

Tapping of Irish Red at Big River Grille & Brewing Works Tuesday, March 6

Big Time Rush with One Direction at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 7

Lindsay Ell at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, March 7

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 8

Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, March 8

Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Conference at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 9 - Saturday, March 10

Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, March 9

The Jack Pearson Band at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 9

Prattle on Rick with Laura Maine at Casablanca Coffee Friday, March 9

Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 10

The Breedy Bunch Wedding Mystery at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 10

The Devil Makes Three with Good Old War at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 11

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, March 11

Melanie Rose Dyer at Two Old Hippies Monday, March 12

Autism Speaks™ presents Autism Sings at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, March 13

Soul Cages, "The Music of Sting and The Police" at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, March 13

Sierra Hull with Rob Block, Matt Wingate, Justin Moses, & Beth Lawrence at Station Inn Tuesday, March 13

Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Wednesday, March 14

The Royal Comedy Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 16

2012 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 16

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

Map of Downtown Nashville

Do you ever need an easy-to-print and easy-to-read map of downtown Nashville and all of the attractions, venues, and amenities? Use this helpful map from our website. The PDF can be printed either in color or black and white.

Affordable Monthly Parking

Looking to cut your monthly parking costs? Consider using our LP Field Parking Option. Park at LP Field and ride our convenient Park It! Express shuttle to your office building. Parking is free with a permit and shuttle passes are only $25/month. Click here to sign-up and here for the shuttle route map.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown February 29 - March 14 include the Ohio Valley Conference (3,000, February 29 - March 3), 2012 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament (10,000, March 1 - 4), Valic (450, March 1 - 2), LivingSocial (400, March 4 - 6), and the Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference (4,000, March 9 - 10). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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