News & Information
New Restaurant: Kayne Prime!
1103 McGavock St. 615-259-0050. This new steakhouse features local Tennessee grass-fed beef along with other USDA prime American steaks and imported Australian Wagyu. The restaurant also offers a daily four-course vegetarian tasting. Hours are Sun - Thurs, 5 pm - 10 pm and Fri - Sat, 5 pm - 11 pm.
Now serving weekend brunch!
Provence Breads & Cafe located in the Main Library is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm serving brunch items that range in price from $3 to $8.
Events This Week
An evening of wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, amazing silent auction items, and live music. Proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of Tennessee's children.
200 students in three orchestras from Hume-Fogg and MLK Magnet High Schools will perform. Works will include "Ashokan Farewell" featuring senior violinist, Patrick Gallagher; Franz Schubert's "Serenade" featuring a senior quartet including Jacob Schafer, Rita Pfeiffer, Desiree Hunter, and Amy Stout; and "Hoe-down from Rodeo" by Aaron Copland.
When does a ballet become larger than life? When the Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Symphony Chorus, the Nashville Children’s Choir, and vocalists join forces to present the encore performance of the family-friendly Carmina Burana! With the chorus onstage and the symphony spilling along the sides of the stage, be prepared for an avalanche of pure sound as the dancers burst onstage with athletic fireworks. German composer Carl Orff set these irreverent poems to music in 1936 and this popular score continues to live on through television commercials, film scores, and concert performances around the globe.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29 - SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 8 PM AND 10 PM BOTH NIGHTS
LOCATION: JAZZ AND JOKES LOUNGE $10
Comedian Joe Clair performs four shows this weekend. Joe has been a staple on Black Entertainment Television's Rap City for nearly twenty years and has been featured in the motion pictures Train Ride and High Frequency.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE, FINISH LINE: LP FIELD
The Marathon runs through Nashville on Saturday, April 30. Featuring over 50 local bands playing live on 28 entertainment stages and local high school and middle school cheer squads along the course, plus a fantastic finish line festival. Find a spot downtown to cheer on the runners! Post-race concert with Montgomery Gentry, HER & Kings County at 7 pm at the Bridgestone Arena. PLEASE NOTE - ROAD CLOSURES associated with the marathon: click here for the route map and a map of road closures.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: THE PAINTED CUPCAKE FREE
An afternoon of cupcake tasting, kids' activities, and prizes. Sample the finalists in the National Broccoli Cupcake Recipe Contest and vote for the winning recipe. In this Cupcake Wars meets Deceptively Delicious baking competition, this recipe winner gets $150. Buy one, get one 1/2 off cupcakes in a variety of flavors courtesy of The Painted Cupcake.
Release party hosted by Fandemic featuring Thad Cockrell, LaBrie, Will Solomon and Schofield. Fandemic is a smartphone application that brings out the live music lover in everyone, from fans to the artists who create it. The app provides a platform for bands, musicians, and DJ’s to promote their live music on a local or national level.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE WINE LOFT $10 MINIMUM DONATION
A night full of jazz music. Performances by the Adam Wirdzek Trio, the Michael Whittaker Group, Jaimee Paul, Lief Shires, Ben Graves, J'Nae, Loud Jazz Jam Revue, and Dan Hagen. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross of Japan.
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the May 2010 flood, Nashvillians are invited to join Mayor Karl Dean and other community leaders for a ceremony on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. The event, Voices Rising: Remembering One Year Later, will include performances by musicians with the Nashville Symphony and other well-known Nashville artists. Attendees will have an opportunity to share their flood stories with the Nashville Public Library for the Nashville Flood Digital History Project, and also get a first look at a traveling flood exhibit that will be on display this summer at community centers and other locations throughout Davidson County. Click here to view the short video, "Remembering the May 2010 Flood," produced by the Nashville Downtown Partnership.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 7 PM
LOCATION: ROOM IN THE INN FREE
Nashville in Harmony (NiH) presents a special outreach concert for the homeless of Nashville and their advocates as part of the 2011 season concert series, "A Home For Us All." The concert is free and open to the public and will help raise awareness about Music City's homeless population. NiH will premiere its original composition, "Is It Me?" with lyrics by formerly homeless poet and songwriter Chuck Clinard and music by NiH Music Director, Don Schlosser.
Celtic Woman, a smash hit around the globe, returns with their most recent live show! The awe-inspiring vocalists along with mesmerizing Celtic violinists continue to capture the hearts of fans across the country. Their Emmy-nominated television special, Celtic Woman - Songs from the Heart, filmed live from Powerscourt House and Gardens in Ireland, is a blockbuster on PBS. Celtic Woman, their six-piece band, and the Aontas Choir perform unique renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
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
Taste of Spring 2011 at Nashville Farmers' Market Thursday, April 28
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 28
El Movimiento at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, April 28
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, April 28
Hume-Fogg and MLK Orchestra Concert at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School Thursday, April 28
The Springs at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, April 29
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, April 29
Nashville Ballet presents Carmina Burana at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1
Joe Clair at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, April 29 - Saturday, April 30
Country Music Marathon Post-Race Concert at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, April 30
Heath Haynes at Sambuca Saturday, April 30
Tom Jones at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 30
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, April 30
An Evening with Thad Cockrell and Guests at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, April 30
Country Music Marathon Saturday, April 30
Cupcake Tasting Party at The Painted Cupcake Saturday, April 30
Life Change University at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, May 1
Jazz 4 Japan at The Wine Loft Sunday, May 1
Introduction to Yoga at First Baptist Nashville Monday, May 2
Jimmy Hall & The Prisoners of Love at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, May 2
Voices Rising at Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge Monday, May 2
Interpol at Ryman Auditorium Monday, May 2
Clay Evans' Writers' Round at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, May 3
Double Funny with Carl Hurley and Jeanne Robertson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, May 3
Nashville in Harmony: A Home for Us All at Room in the Inn Tuesday, May 3
Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, May 4
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 5
National Day of Prayer at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, May 5
Avenged Sevenfold at Bridgestone Arena Friday, May 6
Community Art Program: Student Exhibit at Cummins Station Friday, May 6
Faith Hill at Ryman Auditorium Friday, May 6
First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, May 7
Performance in which Hopefully Nothing Happens - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 7
Red Bull Manny Mania at Riverfront Park Saturday, May 7
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, May 7
Cinco In The Gulch 5K/10K and Block Party at The Gulch Saturday, May 7
Martin Lawrence Saturday, May 7
Introduction to Yoga at First Baptist Nashville Monday, May 9
Jimmy Hall & The Prisoners of Love at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, May 9
Clay Evans' Writers' Round at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, May 10
Salon@615: Erik Larson at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, May 10
Jars of Clay & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, May 10
Darryl Worley at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, May 11
Marathon Road Closures
PLEASE NOTE - many road closures this Saturday, April 30 for the Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. This new and improved interactive map of road closures gives instructions on how to reach downtown and other areas of Nashville via a car while road closures are in place. Be sure to zoom in and click on the shaded areas for tips.
Additional Road Closures
Ongoing road closures are in place due to the construction of the Music City Center and Nashville Electric Service utility work. A timeline of dates when roads are expected to reopen is included on this website.
Large groups and events that are downtown April 27 - May 11 include Associated Pharmacies, Inc. (600, April 27 - May 1), Country Music Marathon (20,000, April 29 - May 1), International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (500, May 3 - 6), NASA (250, May 8 - 12), and Aclara Software (600, May 11 - 12). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.