Events This Week
In celebration of Black History Month, the Music City Soul Series is a weekly concert offering the best in soul, jazz, and R&B every Thursday night in February.
The Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Music City Center, and the Nashville Civic Design Center are hosting a public workshop for interested Nashvillians to help find inspiration for public art at the Music City Center (Nashville's new convention center). Register for the workshop by email or call 615-862-6721. Registration is optional.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL $15 IN ADVANCE; $20 AT DOOR
Rod McGaha has made a name for his trademark laid-back jazz trumpeting. This concert will also showcase brand new compositions featuring the newly created big band, United for Peace Orchestra. The band was handpicked from the best of the Nashville jazz community. Click here for tickets.
Nashville Opera On Tour presents the American premiere of Dean Burry's The Brothers Grimm. Follow Wilhelm and Jacob as they write the classic tales "Rapunzel", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "Rumpelstiltskin". Families are encouraged to tour the museum at a discounted rate following the program. Visit the information desk or ticket window for more information.
Bobby’s breakout single “She’s Not From Texas” stayed on the charts for an impressive 26 weeks, stopping such legendary favorites as Willie Nelson and Rodney Crowell. Bobby continues to reach audiences worldwide with performances over the radio and internet on shows such as the WSM Opry Star Spotlight and the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree. A coveted spot on the stage at Nashville’s CMA Music Fest has allowed him to entertain fans worldwide. Free valet parking.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
A three-part exhibition exploring the art, history, and culture of ancient Egypt and its influence on Tennessee. This exhibit features ancient artifacts from the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology of the University of Memphis.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $20
City of Hope is one of the nation's leading research, treatment, and education centers for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This year's CountryMusicIsLove benefit concert will feature acoustic performances by Josh Thompson, Chuck Wicks, Thompson Square, Brett Eldredge, Troy Olsen, Chris Cavanaugh, and Ty Brown. Whitney Duncan will host the evening. All proceeds benefit City of Hope. Click here for tickets.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
The Quebe Sisters Band at Station Inn Wednesday, February 23
Hinder with Saving Abel and Kopek at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, February 23
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, February 23
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 24
Noi, Rene Breton, Taxi Cab Racers at The Rutledge Thursday, February 24
Lecture: Vishnu during the European Enlightenment presented by Robert J. Del Bontà, Ph.D. at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, February 24
Rose Falcon at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, February 24
Music City Soul Series: Damien Horne at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, February 24
Spring Awakening at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27
NashVegas Casino Night 2011 at Cannery Ballroom Friday, February 25
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, February 25
Tommy Gallagher Band, John Carter, Josh Pruno and DC and Julia Ann at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, February 25
Dave Parks at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, February 25
Teenmania's Acquire the Fire at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, February 25 - Saturday, February 26
80s Pop Icon Tiffany CD Release Party at Listening Room Cafe Friday, February 25
A Public Workshop: Finding Inspiration for Public Art at Nashville Convention Center Friday, February 25
Rod McGaha, Jazz Trumpeter at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, February 25
Brad Paisley with special guests Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 26
Heath Haynes at Sambuca Saturday, February 26
Songwriter Session: Shane McAnally at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 26
Family Program: Nashville Opera presents The Brothers Grimm at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 26
Bobby Marquez at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, February 26
Kink Ador with The Grayces, The Vicious Guns at 12th & Porter Saturday, February 26
Suha Khalil Art at O Gallery Saturday, February 26
Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, February 27
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, February 27
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, February 28
Road To Bonnaroo 2011 at Mercy Lounge Monday, February 28
Red Carpet Blues Jam at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, February 28
2nd Annual CountryMusicIsLove Concert Benefiting City of Hope at Hard Rock Cafe Tuesday, March 1
Ella at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 1 - Sunday, March 6
Music City Madness at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, March 2 - Saturday, March 5
SEC Women's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 3 - Sunday, March 6
Momix Botanica at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 3
Kem with Musiq Soulchild and Ledisi at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 4
First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, March 5
Flogging Molly at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, March 5
The Rebirth of Black at The Ha Factory Saturday, March 5
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, March 6
Nashville Blues Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, March 6
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, March 7
The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, March 8
Hungry? Online Dining Options
Did you know that downtown Nashville has over 160 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. You can also narrow your search by cuisine type. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Nightlife and Live Music Options
Downtown Music City boasts over 35 live music venues, plus additional nightlife options including bars and nightclubs. Plan your next night out by using our online guide. Click here to see a full list of the downtown clubs, bars and live music venues.
Large groups and events that are downtown February 23 - March 9, 2011 include HFMA Healthcare Financial Management Association (200, February 23 - 25), Goodman Manufacturing (65, March 2 - 3), Country Radio Broadcasters (2,000, March 2 - 5), Ohio Valley Conference (5,000, March 2 - 5), Southeastern Conference (10,000, March 3 - 6), Tractor Supply Company (2,500, March 6 - 10), and Professional Trade Publications, Inc./Concrete Decor Show (2,000, March 8 - 11). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.