News & Information
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER FREE
Mayor Karl Dean challenges Nashville to live a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy a FREE, healthy lunch* and find out more about the mayor's citywide health challenge. Mayor Dean will address the crowd at 11:30 am. *Lunch provided to the first 500 people who register on site to participate in the mayor's challenge. Registrants will receive a ticket to claim their free lunch.
Big River has a new selection of happy hour options including $1 off handcrafted house beers, $2 off all wines by the glass, and $5 ultra premium cocktails. Plus, $5, $7 and $11 appetizer specials. These specials are available from 4 pm - 6:30 pm in the bar. Check out this full list of downtown happy hours. Cheers!
Events This Week
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $33 - $263
The St. Patrick's Day pre-game festivities start on the plaza at 4 pm. The plaza party will feature plenty of activities for the entire family. Everyone in attendance will receive MY MAPCO St. Patty's Day beads upon entrance to the arena and will have the opportunity to bid on St. Patrick's Day jerseys that the Preds will wear during warm-ups. Stop by the silent auction table following pre-skate to place your bid. Thursday is also College Night. Show your student ID at the box office and receive a $10 upper level ticket or a $25 lower level ticket. The puck drops at 7 pm.
Carlos Enrique attended de Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where he studied composition with Amaury Veray and classical guitar with Leonardo Egurbida. His music ranges from compositions for solo instruments to chamber music and orchestral arrangements.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 8 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $8
A musical line-up perfect for a St. Patrick's Day celebration! The lads of Def Leprechaun will headline the show. Also performing are Kris Bell, Noah Kelm and straight from Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Martin A. Egan.
Green Beer is overrated ... instead, think "IRISH I had a MARGARITA." Join Margaritaville on St. Patrick's Day for drink specials including $5 "Off To See The Leprechaun" MargO'ritas and $2.50 "Lucky LandSharks" - LandShark Lager with Margaritaville Island Lime Tequila (their alternative to green beer)!
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
LOCATION: MCFADDEN'S $10
Live music by Dirty Cherry, Since Forever and DJ Cliffy D. Traditional Irish food served all day starting at 11 am. Drink specials including green beer, Guinness, Jameson and Irish Car Bombs.
Live music by Bueller at 9 pm and $3.50 Irish beer specials all night.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 9 PM
LOCATION: MERCY LOUNGE $5
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a night of Thin Lizzy featuring all star guests.
Nick Nixon, formerly with The Imperials, performs at 9 pm. Green beer, Irish car bombs and other drink specials offered all night.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 11 AM - 3 AM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT TAVERN
Watch the NCAA March Madness basketball games and enjoy the St. Patrick's Day festivities. The first 150 people will receive a free Riverfront Tavern St. Patty's Day t-shirt. Pints of green beer starting at 11 am are only $0.25. Each hour the price of a pint increases by $0.25.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 8 PM AND 11 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE DINNER THEATRE $30 - $60
As American Idol's 10th season airs, America continues to adore the mild mannered man with the big voice who ran away with the second season title. Ruben Studdard, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, performs a classy mix of his hits and pop/ jazz standards. Studdard will headline two shows, one at 8 pm and one at 11 pm. Tickets for dinner & show start at $45 (8 pm performance only), and show only tickets are $30.
Shop "under the stars" at the Night Market! Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, beverages from merchants, live music, free samples, and much more. Night Market will be inside the Market House, with almost all restaurants and shops open, and the outside merchants will move inside for the evening fun as well! This month's event celebrates and benefits Hands On Nashville. Most merchants are donating a percentage of the night's sales to the non-profit.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: O GALLERY FREE
This third Saturday art discovery will showcase how local artists interpret the color red. Enjoy food and wine and live music by Tom Shinness.
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: 315 BAR & GRILL FREE
Public relations and communications professionals, join the Nashville PR Flacks for happy hour at the Hotel Indigo bar. The bar will offer drink and food specials including: 2 for 1 drafts, $6 specialty cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, a $7 appetizer special and a $5 dessert special.
Downtown residents are encouraged to attend the URA's bimonthly business meeting. The agenda includes elections for the 2011-2012 Board of Directors and guest speakers from the Country Music Hall of Fame.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22 - SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 7:30 PM TUES - THURS, 8 PM FRI, 2 PM AND 8 PM SAT, 1 PM AND 6:30 PM SUN
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $27.50 - $72.50
Tony Award Winner and Grammy Award Winner, In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. A place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Leo Kottke at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center 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
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, March 17
Ron Rigsby at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, March 17
The Good Side at The Rutledge Thursday, March 17
Bright Eyes with The Mynabirds at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day with Def Leprechaun at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, March 17
Stella Parton, A Songbird's Heart at Nashville Dinner Theatre Thursday, March 17
4th Annual McPatty's Day Fest at McFadden's Thursday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Party at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium Thursday, March 17
Live and Dangerous: A St. Patrick's Day Tribute to Thin Lizzy at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Bash at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day March Madness at Riverfront Tavern Thursday, March 17
Salt-N-Pepa's Legends of Hip Hop Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 18
Nashville Bluegrass Band at Station Inn 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
Lori McKenna and Sean McConnell at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 18
Acklen Park CD Release with Rick Huckaby at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 18
Ruben Studdard at Nashville Dinner Theatre Friday, March 18
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, March 18
Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, March 18
Jim Lauderdale at Station Inn Saturday, March 19
Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 19
Songwriter Session: Marc Beeson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 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
Stella Parton, A Songbird's Heart at Nashville Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 19
The John Corbett Band at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, March 19
The Essence of Red at O Gallery Saturday, March 19
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, March 20
Queens of the Stone Age at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 20
Instrument Demonstration: Belmont University Bluegrass Ensemble at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 20
Emily West with Eric Parslay at The Rutledge Monday, March 21
Jordan Kyle Reynolds, Piper Jones, Melany Watson, Cameron Bedell at 12th & Porter 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
Urban Residents Association's March Membership Meeting at Nashville Downtown Partnership Monday, March 21
Raul Malo at Station Inn Tuesday, March 22
In The Heights at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 22 - Sunday, March 27
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 22
Mayor's Healthy Lifestyle Challenge at Fifth Third Center Tuesday, March 22
Super Sessions featuring Phil Keaggy, Gene Miller, Tommy Simms, Chris Rodriguez, Tom Roady, and Bobby Blazier at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, March 22
The Swon Brothers at The Rutledge Wednesday, March 23
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, March 23
Carolyn Martin Swing Band at Station Inn Thursday, March 24
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 24
Prokofiev’s Fifth at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 24 - Saturday, March 26
Represent Nashville 2 Year Anniversary with Ed Rush and Optical + DJ Shiftee + Jae K at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 24
Mixology at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, March 25
Bobby Osbourne and The Rocky Top Express at Station Inn Friday, March 25
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, March 25
5th Annual BACHanalia at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, March 25
Songwriter Session: Chris Stapleton at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 26
Family Program: Hank and Jimmie Loved Trains, by Conductor Jack at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 26
The Steeldrivers at Station Inn Saturday, March 26
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 26
Heath Haynes and the High Dollar Band at Sambuca Saturday, March 26
Kathie Baillie at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, March 26
JJ Grey at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, March 26
Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event at Public Square Park Saturday, March 26
Nashville Cherry Blossom Walk at Public Square Park Saturday, March 26
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, March 27
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, March 28
The Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, March 28
Cold War Kids with Baths at Cannery Ballroom Monday, March 28
Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 29
Tin Pan South at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, March 29
Gwen Sebastain at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, March 29
Save the Date!
Please save the date for our 8th annual Downtown Home Tour on Sunday, April 17 AND our 2nd annual City Lights Tour on Thursday, April 14. You don't want to miss either event!
Our website is now mobile-friendly! If you have a Smartphone (iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or other similar device), visit our website on your phone for quick and easy reference to upcoming events, downtown restaurants, nearby parking, happy hour info and much more!
Large groups and events that are downtown March 16 - 30 include American Public Power Association (400, March 18 - 24), Elite Energy Gymnastics (1,200, March 25 - 27), and Beauty Systems Group (4,000, March 25 - 28). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.