Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

   

News & Information

New Retailer: Simply The Best $10 Boutique!
176 2nd Avenue N. #100. 615-251-0004. This new shop has jewelry, watches, scarves, accessories, sunglasses, leather goods and more. All items are $10. Hours are Mon - Sat, 11 am - 7 pm and Sun, 11 am - 6 pm. 

 

New Restaurant: Fish & Grits!
719 8th Avenue S. 615-291-6534. Menu items include shrimp, steak, Tilapia, catfish, salmon, crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, salads, and more. Plus, the breakfast menu is offered all day. Open 24 hours a day.

 

Events This Week

Giancarlo Conducts Mahler's Second

THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - SATURDAY, JUNE 4, THURSDAY AT 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $39 - $109

Gustav Mahler grappled with the profoundest questions of existence in his music, and his Resurrection Symphony offers a resounding testament to the endurance of the human spirit. With its expansive orchestral and choral forces, which include an ensemble of offstage musicians, this work includes some of the composer’s most dramatic and transcendently beautiful music. After performing two movements from the Resurrection Symphony at the grand opening of Schermerhorn Symphony Center in 2006, soloists Janice Chandler Eteme and Frederica von Stade return for a full presentation, in what promises to be a rousing finish to the season.


Taste of Music City

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - SATURDAY, JUNE 4, FRIDAY 5 PM - 8 PM; SATURDAY 11 AM - 10 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE PARK FRIDAY: $25 (21 & up event): SATURDAY: FREE ADMISSION with food tickets available for purchase

The 9th annual Taste of Music City is Nashville's largest food and drink festival. Attendees enjoy food, wine, beer and more from over 50 of the best restaurants on the area. The grand kick-off event will be held on Friday night on the lawn of the Metro Courthouse (Public Square) featuring beer from Nashville breweries and BBQ from Jim 'n Nick's (21 and up event, $25 admission). Saturday is an all-day family-friendly festival along Deaderick Street and in Public Square which includes food, wine and beer. Plus, live music on multiple stages. Food tickets will be available for purchase: 12 tickets for $15.

 

Hugo

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: THE BRIDGE LOUNGE FREE

An intimate performance by Hugo in the Lounge of the Renaissance Hotel. Hugo's full set will include a performance of his latest single "Rock 'n Roll Delight." Part of the RLife LIVE concert series showcasing emerging artists at Renaissance Hotel locations across the globe.


Collectors Art Night

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

The event is a special first-look preview of the impressive new exhibitions at The Arts Company and The Rymer Gallery. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. The program will feature art talks at The Arts Company at 6 pm with Brother Mel and at The Rymer Gallery at 6:45 pm with Catherine Forster. The event is limited to 125 spaces; to register to attend click here to RSVP. Free valet parking will be available with registration.

 

Walk Like An Egyptian

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1:30 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE

Tennessee State Museum curator Jim Hoobler will lead a guided tour of the Egyptomania section of the Egyptian Relics, Replicas & Revivals: Treasures from Tutankhamun exhibit at the state museum and of the Downtown Presbyterian Church.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 6 PM - 9 PM

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm. See this month's shuttle map and gallery listing (updated the week of the crawl). Participating galleries include:

Animal Art Photography
59 Arcade. 815-4346. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Arcade 57
57 Arcade. 931-446-2337. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Coop
75 Arcade. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Estel Gallery
115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

LeQuire Gallery Annex
64A Arcade. 298-4611. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

The Lost Boys Center & Gallery
535 4th Avenue South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Free parking and on the shuttle route.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Ronell & Co.
83 Arcade. 776-7868. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Seven Art
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Suite 69
69 Arcade. 479-5133. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tenneessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street. 741-2692. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for information about a new exhibit opening - an annual international juried exhibition organized by the Handweavers Guild of America. Their Egyptian exhibit will also be open for viewing.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Click here for exhibit information.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.


An Affair of the Arts

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CUMMINS STATION FREE

On the First Saturday Art Crawl shuttle route: The first annual An Affair of the Arts brings local artists and the community together to help Art Institute of Tennessee students continue their education. Works will be up for sale and silent auction, and include many different genres such as three dimensional pieces, paintings, photography, graphic design, works on paper, sculptures, and even culinary treats. Works for sale have been created by Art Institute students, faculty, staff, and professional artists from Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas. All proceeds from the event will benefit the EDMC Foundation, offering scholarship support for students in Nashville.


HomeGrown

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CUMMINS STATION FREE

On the First Saturday Art Crawl shuttle route: HomeGrown is a group show exhibit featuring regionally influenced, culturally significant, contemporary design to an underexposed market outside major design centers such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc. Instead of transplanting "Brooklyn Design" or "West Coast Design" to the Southeastern United States, HomeGrown promotes design that is influenced by the rural culture of the region. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 6 pm - 9 pm at Track 13 located in Cummins Station. To view the exhibit at any other time, please make an appointment by calling 615-259-0999. On display from June 1 - June 30.


Savor Nashville Celebrity Chef Dinner

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 7 PM
LOCATION: HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $150 PER PERSON

Numerous celebrity chefs will be paired with local culinary talents to design a high-end dinner where each pair of chefs creates a course for an inventive gourmet meal. Enjoy wine pairings by Concannon Vineyards and live entertainment from Grammy Award-winning songwriters, Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman, and friends. Visiting celebrity chefs include Lydia Shire, Norman Van Aken, Larry Forgione, Robert Del Grande, and Bob Kinkead. All are winners of the prestigious James Beard Award and have numerous accolades. This event benefits Community Food Advocates.


Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 7:30 AM - NOON
LOCATION: LP FIELD REGISTRATION: KIDS 10 & UNDER, FREE; ADULTS $30 in advance, $35 on race day

The 5K Run begins at 7:30 am and will be followed by the kids' fun run. After the races, there will be live music, a fun festival and kids' zone with free activities located in LP Field's Lot A. Activities include giant inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, an appearance by Shoney Bear®, a police cruiser, members of the Nashville Police S.W.A.T. Team, the Nashville Police Bomb Team and their Bomb Robot, a Police helicopter and more. Registration begins at 6:30 am.

 

Vox Humana

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 3 PM
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA $15

Vox Humana will present a choral concert, "I'm Gonna Sing."  This professional ensemble of 24 singers brings together the finest in choral talent from around the United States and is led by Artistic Director Dr. David  Childs.

 

Public Art Dedication

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 10 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE PARK FREE

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Mayor Karl Dean invite the public to this dedication of new public art by Ken Rowe in Public Square.

 

Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 9 PM
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN $30 - $125

A fashion show featuring over twenty country music artists as the models. Live performances by Joe Nichols and Steel Magnolia. Proceeds benefit Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.


CMT Music Awards

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $35 - $99

The 2011 CMT Music Awards feature performances by Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland. The CMT Music Awards are country music's first fan-voted awards' show. This year’s awards mark the 10th anniversary of the annual awards show.


A Home for Us All

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $20

City chorus Nashville in Harmony returns to TPAC's Polk Theater with their amazing harmonies, laughter and fun. Presenting "A Home for Us All," the chorus has dedicated this season to help raise awareness about marginalized citizens such as the homeless, immigrants and others who call Nashville "home." Enjoy an evening with Nashville in Harmony and their choral arrangements of Pop, Jazz, Broadway, and world music - all in a style that is uniquely Nashville in Harmony!


Please Note: Road Closures!

Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 - Taste of Music City:
Deaderick Street from 3rd Avenue to 6th Avenue from 9 am on Friday, June 3 until 11 pm on Saturday, June 4
6th Avenue North from Union Street to Charlotte from 9 am on Friday, June 3 until 11 pm on Saturday, June 4
3rd Avenue North from Union Street to Charlotte from 8 am on Saturday, June 4 until 11 pm on Saturday, June 4
4th Avenue North from Union Street to Charlotte from 8 am on Saturday, June 4 until 11 pm on Saturday, June 4
5th Avenue North from Union Street to Charlotte from 8 am on Saturday, June 4 until 11 pm on Saturday, June 4

Wednesday, June 8 - CMT Music Awards:
Demonbruen from 4th to 7th Avenue from Tuesday, June 7 to midnight Thursday, June 8 
6th Avenue South from Broadway to Demonbruen from Tuesday, June 7 to midnight Thursday, June 8 
5th Avenue South from Broadway to Demonbruen from Tuesday, June 7 to the early morning hours of Monday, June 13

 

Wednesday, June 8 - CMA Music Festival Grand Opening Parade:
10th Avenue North from Broadway to LifeWay Plaza closed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Commerce Street from 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue closed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Broadway (northern most lane) from 10th Avenue to 12th Avenue closed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Broadway from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue closed from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Broadway from 2nd Avenue to 3rd Avenue and Broadway from 3rd Avenue to 4th Avenue closed from noon on Wednesday, June 8 to the early morning hours of Monday, June 13 (2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue will remain open to traffic)
 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Jeff Shephard Band at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, June 1

Brother Love at Sambuca Wednesday, June 1

Battle for the Saddle: House Band Competition Finals at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, June 1

Benefit for Chris Kent at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, June 1

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, June 1

Brian McKnight at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 2

Tax Brandywine and New Madrid at 12th & Porter Thursday, June 2

Giancarlo Conducts Mahler's Second at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, June 2 - Saturday, June 4

WSM Live with Chuck Mead at Station Inn Thursday, June 2

Art Making in the Lobby: Make a Shaker Quilt Square at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 2

Ian "Mac" McLagan at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 2

Galen Crew Band at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 2

VH1 Save the Music Presents: The Band Perry at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, June 2

John Cowan's Rock Show at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 2

Seether with Adelitas Way at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, June 2

Cat Fight at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 2

Taste of Music City at Public Square Park Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 4

Hugo at The Bridge Lounge Friday, June 3

Tracy Morgan at Ryman Auditorium Friday, June 3

Alecia Nugent at Station Inn Friday, June 3

The Invite + Jason Gregory at Listening Room Cafe Friday, June 3

The Jompson Brothers at 12th & Porter Friday, June 3

Ezell at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, June 3

Sam Bradley with Holly Conlan at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, June 3

Bayou Degradable with Jimmy Hall at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 3

Kelly "K-Dub" Walker at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, June 3

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, June 3

Collectors Art Night Friday, June 3

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, June 4

An Affair of the Arts at Cummins Station Saturday, June 4

HomeGrown at Cummins Station Saturday, June 4

Savor Nashville Celebrity Chef Dinner at Hilton Nashville Downtown Saturday, June 4

Jonny Lang with Indigenous' Mato Nanji at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 4

Aquaculture with Mark Kerske at Gardens of Babylon Saturday, June 4

Foundation at Rocketown Saturday, June 4

3rd Annual All White Affair After Party at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, June 4

Gail Davies Band at Station Inn Saturday, June 4

Heath Haynes & the High Dollar Band at Sambuca Saturday, June 4

Third Coast with Reverend Zack at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, June 4

Shakespeare Allowed at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 4

Artists of The Limited Editions Club at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 4

Poets and Prophets: Don Schlitz at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 4

Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, June 4

Jen Adan at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, June 4

Soul Cages: The Music of Sting plus Soul Sacrifice: Santana at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, June 4

The 4th Annual Gimmee Awards at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, June 4

Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run at LP Field Saturday, June 4

Nick & Amanda Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 4

The Long Players at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 4

Walk Like An Egyptian at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, June 4

Funny First Sunday at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Sunday, June 5

Accordion and Guitar Demonstration: Jeff Taylor and Andy Reiss at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 5

Film Screening: Hee Haw at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 5

Sarah Jarosz and Rayland Baxter at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 5

Miller/Meyers at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, June 5

Vox Humana at First Lutheran Church ELCA Sunday, June 5

My Cardboard Spaceship Adventure at Rocketown Monday, June 6

The Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, June 6

Darius Rucker & Friends at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, June 6

Tiffany and Friends at The Rutledge Monday, June 6

CMA Global Artist Party at The Stage on Broadway Monday, June 6

Ken Rowe Art Dedication at Public Square Park Monday, June 6

The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 7

Idina Menzel at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, June 7

Josh Thompson 1st Annual Fan Club Party at 12th & Porter Tuesday, June 7

Clay Evans at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, June 7

Aristo Media Global Showcase at Second Fiddle Tuesday, June 7

Chad Hudson at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 7

Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert at Rocketown Tuesday, June 7

Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, June 8

Stella Parton at Station Inn Wednesday, June 8

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, June 8

CMT Awards Viewing Party at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, June 8

Pre-Bonnaroo Party with This is ART at 12th & Porter Wednesday, June 8

The Wooten Brothers at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 8

CMA Jam Night at The Rutledge Wednesday, June 8

CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 8

Guitars of the Stars and More at Opry Originals: The Shop on Broadway Thursday, June 9

A Home for Us All at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, June 9

Creature Culture with the Nashville Zoo at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 9

LoCash Cowboys - Hard Rock After Party at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, June 9

Dirty Proper at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 9

CMA Music Festival at LP Field Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12

Glenn Jones at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, June 9

Open House Thursday, June 9

Celeste Kellogg at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 9

Shannon Slaughter at Station Inn Friday, June 10

Mailk Shannon at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, June 10

Art Making in the Lobby: Make a Shaker Quilt Square at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 10

The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 10

Blake Shelton Fan Club Party at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, June 10

The Carrier at Rocketown Friday, June 10

Ventura Boulevard and Make Me Smile Chicago Tribute at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, June 10

Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, June 10

Jesse Lee and Love & Theft at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, June 10

Mel Tillis at Opry Originals: The Shop on Broadway Friday, June 10

Nashville Symphony: Regions Free Community Concert at Bicentennial Mall Friday, June 10

Yacht Rock Revue at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 10

Rufus Fontaine at The Rutledge Friday, June 10

Shania Twain Book Signing at Bridgestone Arena Friday, June 10

Opry at the Ryman: Special Matinee at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 11

Mailk Shannon at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, June 11

Carl Stewart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, June 11

Kids Club: Draw, Blot, Color, and Repeat at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, June 11

Downtown Library 10th Anniversary Celebration at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 11

First Timers Show at Rocketown Saturday, June 11

Jack Pearson's Birthday Event at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, June 11

Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, June 11

Sweethearts of the Rodeo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, June 11

Mandy Barnett at Opry Originals: The Shop on Broadway Saturday, June 11

The Exotics with Soul Incision at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 11

Songwriter Session: Craig Wiseman at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 11

Kindling Stone and Friends: Engaging the Spirit of Shaker Music at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, June 12

Gary Clark Jr. and Jessica Breanne at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 12

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Sunday, June 12

Mark Wills at Opry Originals: The Shop on Broadway Sunday, June 12

Owl City at Ryman Auditorium Monday, June 13

The Podunk Sessions at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, June 13

Morgan Karr: A Benefit for the Oasis Center at Mercy Lounge Monday, June 13

Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, June 14

Andi Zack's Groovy Tuesdays at 12th & Porter Tuesday, June 14

The Alternators at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, June 14

Jon Myers at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 14

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

WeCar in Nashville!

Car sharing is available in downtown Nashville! Great for those who take public transportation to work and occasionally need a car for an appointment or meeting. Perfect for downtown residents who have eliminated one or two cars. Sign up now for this program and receive a free membership worth $50 (use signup code: NASH50). More info on our website.

Looking to live downtown?

Check out this "craiglist-type" online posting of downtown condos available for rent or sale. If you own a downtown condo and wish to add it to this list, please use this form.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown June 1 - 15 include CMA Music Festival (65,000, June 9 - 12) and American Dental Hygienists Association (2,200, June 14 - 21). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.

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