Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

   

Events This Week
 

20th Annual Tin Pan South

THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 31, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE

The 20th annual songwriters' festival features several amazing shows and songwriters' rounds at these downtown venues: 3rd & Lindsley, Hard Rock Cafe, The Listening Room Cafe, The Rutledge and Station Inn. Click here for the complete schedule.


Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 - SATURDAY, MARCH 31, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $39 - $109

The perfect piano concerto — that’s how soloist Jon Kimura Parker describes Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. It’s also the perfect vehicle for this pianist’s technique and showmanship.


"Honoring Our History" Traveling World War I Exhibition

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, EXHIBIT OPEN 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MILITARY MUSEUM DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED

This World War I exhibit is designed to honor veterans and raise funds and awareness for cultural institutions. See the relatively primitive tools, weapons, equipment and uniforms of a war from nearly 100 years ago. Nashville is the 43rd stop on a 75-city tour. The exhibition will be in Nashville for one day only.

 

iBranding: Personal Branding Workshop

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $49

Google your name. What comes up? Join this workshop to learn how to conquer personal branding online!

 

Predators Pride Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

The Nashville Predators Hockey Team is encouraging fans to show their team pride on Friday! Wear team colors, decorate your cubicle, paint your face, "Pred" your ride, and show your support for the hometown team. Tickets for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs go on sale on Saturday, March 31.

 

March Madness Finals: Viewing Party

SATURDAY, MARCH 31
LOCATION: BENCHMARK NO COVER

Looking for a place to watch the NCAA Final Four? Benchmark will have the games' sound on upstairs and downstairs for the semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Monday. $15 domestic buckets of beer and $2 off any appetizer. Guess the correct score of the game and win prizes and gift cards!


Artist and Author Ron DiCianni at First Baptist Nashville

SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 10:30 AM AND 6 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE

Ron DiCianni is author or illustrator of over 75 books. He will share his amazing personal story during the morning worship service. The evening service at 6 pm features the Nashville String Machine, First Baptist choir and drama team reenacting DiCianni's Resurrection mural. Also, a book signing with the author on Friday, March 30 at the LifeWay Christian Store.

 

18th Anniversary Celebration at The Melting Pot

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 4:30 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $30.90+

Each year, The Melting Pot celebrates its anniversary by giving back to the community. This year owners Mark and Carla Rosenthal have chosen to support the LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's largest lung cancer organization. Enjoy a three-course fondue menu for $30.90. 50% of the proceeds will be donated. The event will also feature a week of $5 balloon pops for prizes that include free dinners at The Melting Pot.

 

Cookin' Out Country with Doug Stone

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $15

Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame for lunch! A live performance by Doug Stone at noon with an autograph signing immediately following. Enjoy cookout favorites from the grill. Use the Music City Circuit for a quick ride down to the Hall.

 

Lunch & Learn: Principles of Sustainability

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: COLAB NASHVILLE FREE

Founding director of Lipscomb University's Institute for Sustainable Practice, Dr. Dodd Galbreath, will speak about the principles of sustainability. Sustainability is revolutionizing everything from cultures to corporations. What does this movement really represent in the context of personal and professional practice? What must every business know to grow in the slow but increasingly steady shift to a sustainable economy? All Lunch & Learns at CoLab are free and are open to the public.


Breakfast Before Bed

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 12TH & PORTER $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT DOOR

A launch party for Musicians On Call Young Professionals Committee. This committee helps raise funds and awareness for Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Tickets include a free champagne brunch and a 1-year membership to the organization. This event raises money to help MOC launch a new Bedside Performance Program.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

20th Annual Tin Pan South at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant through Saturday, March 31

Tin Pan South at Station Inn Wednesday, March 28

Sleepless Truckers at Second Fiddle Wednesday, March 28

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 at Military Museum Thursday, March 29

Nashville Academy of Rock at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 30

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Friday, March 30

Tin Pan South at Station Inn Friday, March 30

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, March 30

The Tempest at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 30

Sam Hayes at Legends Corner Friday, March 30

The Shawn & Hobby Band at Second Fiddle Friday, March 30

Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway 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

"SongwritersLive"...Showcase at 417 Union Restaurant & Bar Friday, March 30

Book Signing with Ron DiCianni at LifeWay Christian Store Friday, March 30

Christian Art Business Awareness Seminar at First Baptist Nashville Friday, March 30

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 31

The Breedy Bunch Wedding Mystery at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 31

TEDxNashville 2012 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 31

Paris Delane & Friends at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 31

Randy Moore Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, March 31

Writing Your Life Stories at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 31

The Tempest at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 31

Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Saturday, March 31

Sam Hayes at Second Fiddle Saturday, March 31

John Karl at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, March 31

Beginner Ballroom Bootcamp: Two Step and Cha Cha at Nashville Ballroom Saturday, March 31

March Madness Finals: Viewing Party at Benchmark Saturday, March 31

Mayer West Band at Benchmark Saturday, March 31

Rooftop Patio Opening at Virago Saturday, March 31

Artist and Author Ron DiCianni at First Baptist Nashville at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, April 1

Belmont University Bluegrass Ensemble at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, April 1

Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Monday, April 2

March Madness Finals: Viewing Party at Benchmark Monday, April 2

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, April 3

18th Anniversary Celebration at The Melting Pot at The Melting Pot Tuesday, April 3

Derek St. Holmes from the Ted Nugent Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, April 3

The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, April 3

Dog & Pony at Sambuca Tuesday, April 3

Kids Biscuit Camp at Nashville Farmers' Market Tuesday, April 3

Lunch & Learn: Principles of Sustainability at CoLab Nashville Wednesday, April 4

Breakfast Before Bed at 12th & Porter Wednesday, April 4

Cookin' Out Country with Doug Stone at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, April 4

RLife Live at the Renaissance Featuring RStars at The Bridge Lounge Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5

Minton Sparks at Station Inn Wednesday, April 4

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, April 5

The Disappointments at Benchmark Friday, April 6

The Breedy Bunch Wedding Mystery at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, April 7

Marla Morris at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, April 7

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, April 7

18 South at Station Inn Saturday, April 7

Carolyn Martin Swing Band at Station Inn Wednesday, April 11

Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Wednesday, April 11

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

Call for Volunteers!

Our 9th Annual Downtown Home Tour presented by Summit Property Management is Sunday, April 22. Over 100 volunteers are needed. Duties include checking tickets and guiding attendees to the units on display. Each volunteer receives a FREE tour ticket ($10 value), a t-shirt, and a ticket to the exclusive home tour after-party.

Volunteer shifts are as follows:
A: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
B: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
C: 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm

If interested, please contact Erin at eperry@nashvilledowntown.com or call 743-3090 (specify shift preference and t-shirt size). More details about the home tour.

 

Salons & Barber Shops

Looking for a hair stylist or barber? Look no further than downtown! Check out the fourteen barber shops and salons listed on our website. Some salons offer nail and spa services, too. Check their websites or call for more info.

 

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown March 28 - April 11 include NSAI's 20th Annual Tin Pan South (3,000, March 27 - 31), Viziya (300, March 27 - 29), United Auto Workers (500, March 31 - April 3), Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (5,000, April 6 - 8), and Nashville Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Festival (2,000, April 6 - 8). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

 

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