News & Information
New clothing store: Muse Inspired Fashion!
123 2nd Avenue N. 615-730-7381. The third location of this clothing store which also has locations in New Orleans and Memphis. Muse sells apparel and accessories for men and women. Hours are Mon - Sat, 10 am to 6 pm and Sun, noon to 5 pm.
Events This Week
TUESDAY, MARCH 20 - SUNDAY, MARCH 25, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $35.50 - $87.50
This musical features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, Mary Poppins. Plus, new songs, dance numbers and stagecraft. Get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical.
Attend industry panels during Nashville Fashion Week. Producing the Goods (10 am - 11:30 am), What Makes a Brand? (1 pm - 2:30 pm), and Southern Fashion Show (3 pm - 4:30 pm). Admission is free, tickets can be obtained online.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22; SATURDAY, MARCH 24; MONDAY, MARCH 26
LOCATION: LP FIELD $20 - $225
The U.S. men's national soccer team (under 23) will match up against Cuba on Thursday, March 22 (at 8 pm), Canada on Saturday, March 24 (at 6 pm), and El Salvador on Monday, March 26 (at 8 pm). The teams from Canada, Cuba and El Salvador will also play against each team in this championship. Enjoy doubleheader games each day. Click here for the complete schedule. This championship hosted by U.S. Soccer is a qualifying round for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Walk a mile in their shoes. Meet at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center's plaza at 6 pm. The group will walk to the Cumberland River, gather water, and return to the plaza. Bring your own container to gather water. Water walks like this are scheduled throughout the country on March 22. They are based on the recognition that every day thousands of young Africans must hike miles each day just for access to water, water that isn't even safe to drink.
A grand opening celebration and open house! Browse the store's collection of couture bridal gowns and accessories. Enjoy cupcakes, beverages, mini-spa treatments, live music, and more.
Christ Church Cathedral celebrates the genius and mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach at the sixth annual BACHanalia, a six-hour marathon music festival. Music begins at 5 pm and continues non-stop until 11 pm. Studio musicians, Nashville Symphony musicians, university faculty and students, and church musicians all contribute to this festive evening. They will perform a wide variety of Bach's masterpieces in expected and unexpected ways – everything from harp to marimba, organ to voice, jazz ensembles to harpsichord, and more. Drop in to this free event for a few minutes or a few hours.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 9 AM - 10 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
Led by Mayor Karl Dean and Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Sato, the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Walk's 2.5 mile course begins and ends in the Public Square. Commemorative t-shirts, food and drinks will be available. No registration required.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
The 2012 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture. Events, entertainment, and activities include a musical showcase, tea ceremony, origami, a CosPlay contest, Japanese food booths and more! Cherry blossoms, or sakura, have been a symbol of the U.S.-Japan friendship since the Mayor of Tokyo donated 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. in 1912. This year marks the centennial celebration of this gift to our nation's capital.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 8 PM
LOCATION: AVENUE $40 SINGLES; $75 COUPLES
The inaugural Cirque de Nash is a masquerade ball (think Lady Gaga meets George Clinton meets Alice in Wonderland). Partygoers are encouraged to wear a costume that reflects their innermost creative alter egos – and the more outlandish, the better. Live funk music will be provided by Jones World and the party will start with music by DJs from the Chicago School of Bass. Proceeds from this event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE PINNACLE AT SYMPHONY PLACE $75 FOR THE NIGHT; $350 ALL ACCESS PASS
The closing night fashion show of Nashville Fashion Week features designs by Randi Rahm, Sylvia Heisel, Jamie and the Jones, Kal Rieman and Magid Bernard. Plus, a closing night party for ticket holders of the night's fashion show and All Access pass holders. The closing party will be held from 10 pm - 11:30 pm.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT ADULTS: $34; AGES 12-16: $24; UNDER 12: $18
A three-course dinner featuring a cheese fondue, entree and chocolate fondue. Plus, a choice of mocktail for the daughters. This offer is available from noon to 5 pm.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2:30 PM AND 7:30 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $34 - $79
Your chance to sing the great hymns with the Nashville Symphony! Join the orchestra and The Nashville Choir at this popular annual event, and lend your voice to some of the most inspiring songs ever written. Special guests leading the sing-along include Michael W. Smith, rising gospel star Marcia Ware, Randy Travis and the dynamic vocal group Committed, winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Urban Market: March Madness 5 Year Anniversary Celebration at H.G. Hill Urban Market through Saturday, March 31
Mary Poppins at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, March 25
The Moody Blues at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 21
Night at the Library: Steve Tepper at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, March 21
Newcomer Class and Beginner Dance Party at Nashville Ballroom Wednesday, March 21
Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Thursday, March 22
Sam Hayes at Second Fiddle Thursday, March 22
Nashville Fashion Week: Industry Panels at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, March 22
Kathy Mattea at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 22 - Saturday, March 24
2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Soccer Matches at LP Field Thursday, March 22
World Water Day: 3rd Annual Nashville Water Walk at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 22
Gabriel Iglesias at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 23
Tyme featuring Alan Valentine at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 23
Brand New Strings' CD Release at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, March 23
The Tempest at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 23
Modern Trousseau Nashville: Unveiled at Modern Trousseau Nashville Friday, March 23
BACHanalia: See Bach City! at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, March 23
Nashville Predators vs. Winnepeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 24
The Breedy Bunch Wedding Mystery at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 24
2012 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Walk at Public Square Saturday, March 24
2012 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival at Public Square Saturday, March 24
Cirque de Nash at aVenue Saturday, March 24
The Storm Kings at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 24
Red Bull Music Academy Session: Eliot Lipp at 12th & Porter Saturday, March 24
Crazyface at Sambuca Saturday, March 24
Randy Moore at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, March 24
Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, March 24
Nashville Fashion Week: Runway Show & Closing Night Party at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place Saturday, March 24
2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Soccer Matches at LP Field Saturday, March 24
Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Sunday, March 25
John Karl at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, March 25
Daddy Daughter Date at The Melting Pot Sunday, March 25
Community Hymn Sing at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 25
The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, March 26
Chris Shrader at Second Fiddle Monday, March 26
Randy Nations at The Stage on Broadway Monday, March 26
2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Soccer Matches at LP Field Monday, March 26
Derek St. Holmes from the Ted Nugent Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, March 27
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 29
Heath Haynes & The High Dollar Band at Sambuca Thursday, March 29
Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 29 - Saturday, March 31
"Honoring Our History" Traveling World War I Exhibition Thursday, March 29
Nashville Academy of Rock at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 30
iBranding: Personal Branding Workshop at Nashville City Club Friday, March 30
Daughtry with Safetysuit and Mike Sanchez at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 30
Life Is What You Make It: Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, March 30
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 31
TEDxNashville 2012 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 31
Writing Your Life Stories at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 31
Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Saturday, March 31
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, April 3
Derek St. Holmes from the Ted Nugent Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, April 3
Save the Date!
Please save the date for our 9th annual Downtown Home Tour presented by Summit Property Management on Sunday, April 22. Over 12 residential buildings will be on the tour. Don't miss this great annual event!
Music City Circuit
Three routes serving downtown Nashville! Hop a ride to the Farmers' Market for lunch or to shop, catch happy hour in The Gulch, see the newest exhibit at the Frist, attend a concert at the Ryman ... the possibilities are endless. Music City Circuit makes it even easier to travel to destinations around downtown (especially during the cold winter months)! Click here for a route map. The best part? This service is free.
Large groups and events that are downtown March 21 - April 4 include the Beauty Systems Group (4,000, March 22 - 27), NSAI's 20th Annual Tin Pan South (3,000, March 27 - 31), Viziya (300, March 27 - 29), and United Auto Workers (500, March 31 - April 3). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.