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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)