Highlighted Events This Week
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6 PM - 10 PM
ENCORE, TERRAZZO, & ICON
This progressive party begins at the Encore. Next, party goers will visit the Terrazzo and then the ICON. Admission includes food and beverages from great downtown restaurants including Urban Flats, Sambuca, Watermark, The Wine Loft, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant, Royal Icing, and Sweet CeCe's. Check our website for the tour route map, details about each venue, and free parking and transportation information. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door (at Encore from 6 pm - 7:30 pm) or in advance online by noon Thursday, April 14.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, NOON - 6 PM
TEN DOWNTOWN CONDO AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS
Gather home decor ideas, see amazing views, shop for condos and apartments, and get an idea of what it's like to live in downtown Nashville! Over twenty individual units on display at ten downtown residential buildings. An assortment of private residences, model units, leasing centers, rental and purchase units, plus rooftop decks will be on display during the self-guided tour. The home tour website features general tour information, free parking info, and more. When you purchase your ticket, you will receive a tour map to help you plan your route.
Purchase tickets ($10) the day of the tour at the main ticket sales location at the Cohen Building or at satellite ticket locations at Encore and Terrazzo.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 5 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $26 - $270
The Nashville Predators host the Anaheim Ducks for game three of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs! The puck drops at 5 pm, but festivities begin at 2 pm with a party in the plaza featuring live music, games and more. In addition, all fans attending the game will receive rally towels courtesy of Land Rover Nashville. This is the Nashville Predators sixth playoff appearance in the past seven seasons. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online, by calling 615-770-PUCK or visiting the Bridgestone Arena box office. Go Preds!
Also, fans are encouraged to wear Nashville Predators colors, apparel or jerseys to work and school this Friday, April 15 - the date of game two, in Anaheim! "Whether you LIVE, WORK or PLAY downtown, show your true colors this Friday, April 15, by wearing Predators gear," said Nashville Downtown Partnership President and CEO Tom Turner. "It's no secret - hockey rules at Bridgestone on Broadway. And from honky tonk to hockey tonk, welcome to SMASHVILLE!"
Events This Week
Join Her Nashville for Coffee and Conversation, a networking opportunity for Nashville's women. The featured speaker is Beth Troutman, host of Lifetime's morning show "The Balancing Act." Experience firsthand how her talent, insight, and sense of humor empower women every weekday morning. After breakfast, head down to the Southern Women's Show for early admission with your complimentary ticket and experience great shopping, food, exhibitions, and more.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14 - SUNDAY, APRIL 17
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER $8 - $10
The Southern Women's Show returns for its 25th year and you are invited to join the fun! Exhibitors showcase jewelry, handbags, makeup, delicious gourmet treats and much more! Great shopping and lots of samples. Plus, runway fashion shows, cooking classes and a great line-up of guest speakers.
The Music City PHiNs (the local Jimmy Buffett fan club) will celebrate their 8th birthday with a night of great live music, an auction, appetizers and more. Ramajay Intercoastal (featuring Tall Paul and Quincy Yeates) will perform. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Monroe Harding Children’s Home.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 7PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE
Celebrate Life! is a dramatic, Life-of-Christ musical written by Ragan Courtney and Buryl Red. This musical shares the Good News of Jesus Christ in a compelling way. Performances feature First Baptist Nashville's Youth and Sanctuary Choirs & Orchestra, Ballet Magnificat, playwright Ragan Courtney, and Cynthia Clawson.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 10 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $5 PER BOX OF MATERIALS
Take the first step in protecting yourself from identity theft. Your old personal documents will be instantly destroyed by a Shred-It high-speed cross shredder. All shredded material will be recycled. All proceeds from the $5 per box donation will benefit Nashville Crime Stoppers. Receipts will be available for this tax deductible donation. Nashville Crime Stoppers' community partner for this event is Shred-It. This event will be held in LP Field's parking Lot D.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $35
Sample food from over 20 local restaurants, enjoy live music by Thomas Cain, and participate in a silent auction. This event benefits the college scholarship fund for deserving senior students at Pearl-Cohn High School. Taste of Nashville will be held in the West Stadium Club of LP Field.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 - SATURDAY, APRIL 23, VARIES BY EVENT
Events planned from Sunday, April 17 to Saturday, April 23 to highlight public transit options in Nashville. Events include the Downtown Home Tour on April 17, Transit: The Big Picture at the Nashville Civic Design Center on April 19, Taste of Transit at the Nashville Farmers' Market on April 20, a progressive dinner (Past Perfect, Puckett's, and The Wine Loft), on April 22 and much more!
Mix and mingle with your fellow downtown neighbors. Enjoy 20% off food, drink specials and more!
Introduction to Yoga
MONDAY, APRIL 18, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE $30 PER SIX-WEEK SESSION
Are you feeling tired, fat and stiff? Having problems bending over or turning your head from side to side? First Baptist Nashville offers a new Introduction to Yoga class, taught by Debbie Thurman. The class will be taught in the recreation center/gym of the church.
The Nashville Scene presents the fourth annual Iron Fork! This event showcases five of Nashville's best local chefs battling it out in a head-to-head competition that will be judged by top local "foodies" and celebrities. The winning chef will receive the prestigious "Gold Fork" award. Tickets include three drink tickets and samplings from over 30 local restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Martha O'Bryan Center.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WHISKEY BENT SALOON $10
Mark Wills is a country music artist who has charted 27 singles on the Billboard country top 40 charts. Also in 1999, Wills received the Academy of Country Music award for Top New Male Vocalist.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Sour Soul Band at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, April 13
Common Thread and Couch Lady at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, April 13
Peter Moon at Sambuca Wednesday, April 13
Coffee & Conversation at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, April 14
Southern Women's Show at Nashville Convention Center Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 17
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 14
City Lights Tour Thursday, April 14
Howling Brothers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, April 14
Madison Hardy at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, April 14
Brandon Rickman, Kevin Denney, Ben Daniel, Larry Cordle at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, April 14
Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, April 14
Harlem Globetrotters 2011 World Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Thursday, April 14
Spring Choral Concert at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School Thursday, April 14
Music City PHiNs' Birthday Bash at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, April 15
Celebrate Life Easter Musical at First Baptist Nashville Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17
Don Schlitz at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, April 15
Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Friday, April 15
Mingo Fishtrap and Clay Evans at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, April 15
The Spinners in Concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, April 16
Sugarland at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, April 16
Alvarado Road Show at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, April 16
Community Shred Day at LP Field Saturday, April 16
Jimmy Wallace at Sambuca Saturday, April 16
The Spinners at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, April 16
Songwriter Session: Leslie Satcher at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, April 16
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, April 16
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, April 17
Live It Up! Downtown Home Tour Sunday, April 17
Taste of Nashville at LP Field Sunday, April 17
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Sunday, April 17
Gran Jaripeo (Rodeo) with La Arrolladora at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, April 17
Stanley Cup Playoffs Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, April 17
Dobro Demonstration: Al Goll at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, April 17
Transit Now Nashville's Transit Week Sunday, April 17 - Saturday, April 23
Urban Residents Association's April Mixer at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, April 18
Introduction to Yoga at First Baptist Nashville Monday, April 18
Chris Cline & Friends at Listening Room Cafe Monday, April 18
Karen Waldrup with Jackie Gray at Listening Room Cafe Monday, April 18
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, April 18
Jimmy Hall & The Prisoners of Love at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, April 18
Sacred June at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, April 19
Lady Gaga at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, April 19
Laura Vida at Sambuca Tuesday, April 19
Clay Evans' Writers' Round at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, April 19
Iron Fork at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, April 20
Kevin So & The Nash Browns at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, April 20
Mark Wills at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, April 20
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Wednesday, April 20
Stanley Cup Playoffs Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, April 20
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 21
Green Business Summit at Nashville Convention Center Thursday, April 21 - Friday, April 22
Bob Seger at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, April 21
Justin Moore at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, April 21
Jake Leg Stompers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, April 21
Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, April 21
Concert Bands Spring Concert at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School Thursday, April 21
Art & Music at Alfred Williams & Company Thursday, April 21
Living Well Sustainable Marketplace at Nashville Convention Center Friday, April 22 - Saturday, April 23
Travelin' Light with Ricky Ray, Bee Spears, and Richie Albright at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, April 22
Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Friday, April 22
Nashville Rollergirls Home Opener at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, April 23
The WannaBeatles at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, April 23
Todd Sansom at Sambuca Saturday, April 23
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, April 23
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, April 24
Easter Brunch at the Hilton at Hilton Nashville Downtown Sunday, April 24
Easter Brunch at Union Station at Union Station Hotel Sunday, April 24
Easter Brunch at The Hermitage Hotel at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Sunday, April 24
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Sunday, April 24
Film Screening: CMT’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, April 24
Debbie Pascarella and Friends at Listening Room Cafe Monday, April 25
The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Monday, April 25
Introduction to Yoga at First Baptist Nashville Monday, April 25
Jimmy Hall & The Prisoners of Love at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, April 25
Pete Yorn at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, April 26
Lisa Shaffer Band and Jonathan Wells at Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, April 26
Dog & Pony at Sambuca Tuesday, April 26
Dining Out For Life Tuesday, April 26
Clay Evans' Writers' Round at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, April 26
Jeff Beck at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 27
The Vibe Dials at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, April 27
Kristina Kidd at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, April 27
Ben Graves at Sambuca Wednesday, April 27
Park Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park FREE at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details about this parking option. The perfect option for the Sugarland concert on Saturday, the Preds playoff games on Sunday and next Wednesday, and the Lady Gaga concert on Tuesday!
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 April 13 - 27 include the Association of American Medical Colleges (600, April 13 - 16), Southern Women's Show (18,900, April 14 - 17), Law Enforcement Executives Development Association (400, April 17 - 21), Living Well Events (10,000, April 22 - 23), and Associated Pharmacies, Inc. (600, April 27 - May 1). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.