News & Information
New Treat Shop: Sweet CeCe's!
319 12th Avenue South. This local favorite frozen yogurt shop just opened in The Gulch next door to the Turnip Truck. Treat yourself to a variety of fat free frozen yogurt flavors and a vast selection of toppings. Hours are Mon - Thurs, 11 am - 9 pm; Fri - Sat, 11 am - 11 pm; and Sun, noon - 9 pm.
New Retailer: ACC Secret!
22 Arcade. 497-0268. This shop features hair accessories and craft supplies. They offer craft classes the first weekend of every month. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 1 pm - 9 pm.
New Restaurant: Wise Burger!
223 4th Avenue N. 712-6075. This lunch spot on 4th Avenue is open from Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm and Sat, 11 am - 4 pm.
Events This Week
One day only sale! Buy one regularly priced item and get the second regularly priced item for 50% off.
Producers will hold an open casting call for NBC's "Minute to Win It" this Saturday.
Drawing on works of art from the exhibition Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue Skinned Savior, participants will use bold color and precise geometry to create beautiful and elaborate patterns out of simple materials. Investigate how line and design are connected to art making in the Indian tradition. Kids Club is designed for ages 5 - 10, and registration is required. Call 615-744-3357 to reserve a space.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 7:30 AM 5K START, 8:30 AM HALF-MARATHON START
LOCATION: LP FIELD $25 3K; $40 5K; $70 HALF-MARATHON
The Tom King Classic 5K and Half-Marathon races are back for a 17th year. Click here for the 5K route map, and click here for the Half-Marathon route map. Visit the event website for more information, including the Healthy Nashville Mayor's 3K Walk and details for raceday. To register online, click here.
The Frist Center presents a modern musical master, saxophonist Jeff Coffin, in a rare discussion and demonstration of how he approaches composition. Besides being a local jazz icon, Jeff is known nationally and internationally for his work with Béla Fleck and the Dave Matthews Band. A gifted teacher as well as player, Jeff's insights will give the audience an understanding of how music is composed.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 6 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
The Winter Jam 2011 tour spectacular includes performances by Tony Nolan, Jason Castro, Chris August, Sidewalk Prophets, KJ-52, NewSong, RED, Kutless, Francesca Battistelli, David Crowder Band and Newsboys. No ticket necessary; a $10 donation is suggested.
The Colon Cancer Alliance presents the 3rd annual "Stars Go Blue" benefit concert for colon cancer. This event benefits the Blue Note Fund, which provides financial support for colon cancer patients in need of financial assistance. "Couples in Country Music" is the theme for this year's concert and features Josh Turner and his wife and band member, Jennifer, along with Linda Davis and her husband singer/songwriter, Lang Scott. Also performing is “Stars Go Blue” creator Charlie Kelley with his wife, GAC personality Nan Kelley. Tickets include the intimate concert in the Ford Theater, a VIP cocktail reception, and an auction after the concert.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Blind 10 at The Rutledge Wednesday, March 9
Suzy Bogguss at Station Inn Thursday, March 10
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 10
Dot Dot Dot! Feat. Banner Fair, Former, and Oh No No at The Rutledge Thursday, March 10
The Honeymoon Thrillers with Kink Ador and Iron Siren at 12th & Porter Thursday, March 10
Slatkin Conducts Glass at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 10 - Saturday, March 12
Curator's Tour: Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, March 10
Rick Springfield at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, March 11
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, March 11
Cortney Tidwell, Kyle Andrews and David Vandervelde at Mercy Lounge Friday, March 11
The Midnight Riders Allman Brothers Revue at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 11
George Jones at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, March 12
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 12
Waymore's Outlaws at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, March 12
"Minute to Win It" Auditions at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, March 12
Kids Club: Magnificent Mandalas at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 12
Space Capone with The Floorwalkers at Mercy Lounge Saturday, March 12
Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, March 12
Naked Without Us at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, March 12
17th Annual Tom King Classic at LP Field Saturday, March 12
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, March 13
Jazz on the Move: The Art of Composition with Jeff Coffin at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, March 13
Bob Schneider at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 13
Winter Jam 2011 at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, March 13
Henningsens at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, March 14
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, March 14
Raul Malo at Station Inn Tuesday, March 15
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 15
Leo Kottke at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 16
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, March 16
3rd Annual Stars Go Blue at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, March 16
The Pink Floyd Experience at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 17
Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 17
Bright Eyes with The Mynabirds at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 17
Def Leprechaun at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, March 17
Salt-N-Pepa's Legends of Hip Hop Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 18
Joel Osteen at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 18
Al Di Meola World Sinfonia - The Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody Tour 2011 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, March 18
Stryper at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, March 18
Learn to Paint Workshop at O Gallery Saturday, March 19
Jim Lauderdale at Station Inn Saturday, March 19
Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 19
The Art of Yoga: Lecture and Demonstration at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 19
March Madness featuring Mimosa at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, March 19
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, March 20
Zach Myers with special guests Adalene, O.A.T.H, and Stilldown at The Rutledge Sunday, March 20
Queens of the Stone Age at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 20
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, March 21
The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Monday, March 21
Emily West with Eric Parslay at The Rutledge Monday, March 21
Road To Bonnaroo 2011 at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 21
Nashville Flacks March Happy Hour at 315 Bar & Grill Monday, March 21
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 22
Mayor's Healthy Lifestyle Challenge at Fifth Third Center Tuesday, March 22
See Something Amiss?
Notice a broken tree limb, news rack in disarray, graffiti, trash in the street or anything else that needs attention downtown? Use this helpful PDF with phone numbers listing the Metro and local agencies that can fix these problems.
Guidebooks Are Available
The current edition of The Guidebook, our downtown retail, restaurant and amenity resource book, is available. Copies of this edition are available at most downtown hotels, restaurants, retailers, the Urban Market, the Visitor Information Center in the Bridgestone Arena, Arcade shops and restaurants, Lower Broadway bars, restaurants and stores, and many other locations! If your downtown business would like 80 or more books delivered to your location, please let us know.
Large groups and events that are downtown March 9 - 23 include Tractor Supply Company (2,500, March 6 - 10), Professional Trade Publications, Inc. (2,000, March 8 - 11), Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference (4,000, March 11 - 12), Time Out for Women (2,500, March 11 - 12) and American Public Power Association (400, March 18 - 24). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.