Events This Week
Learn about the Tomorrow Fund and how you can join other young professionals doing work in the community. Yazoo will donate $1 to the Tomorrow Fund for each beer purchased during this event. Also, one lucky person who attends this event will win a free Summer VIP Package of unlimited haircuts for three months at Uncle Classic Barbershop.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $26.50
Grammy award-winning country singer and songwriter Vince Gill will kickoff the Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series this summer. This is the one time a year that Gill will play an acoustic show devoted primarily to bluegrass. Additional concerts in this series include Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder on June 30, Sam Bush on July 7, Bill Monroe on July 14, Dailey & Vincent on July 21, and Doc Watson on July 28. Also, before each show there will be free music outside of the Ryman from 6 pm - 7 pm as part of the Pickin' on the Plaza series.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 5 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE WINE LOFT
A benefit event for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of canned food items, bottled water, and travel sized toiletries. In turn they will receive a $10 gift voucher to be used toward the purchase of a Beijo handbag made at the event. 20% of the sales of Beijo handbags sold during this event will be donated to the Nashville Rescue Mission, as well as all proceeds raised from raffles and silent auction items. Complimentary appetizers and cocktails, plus free valet parking.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $29 - $79
Trombonists from all over the world will converge in Nashville for the International Trombone Festival this summer, and the Schermerhon will welcome them with a bold, brassy world premiere: Daniel Schnyder’s jazzy Concerto for Trombone, which will feature Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. Plus, Rachmaninoff’s final work, Symphonic Dances, a triumphant summation of his creative genius, full of rhythmic energy, rich harmonies and deeply felt emotions.
The popular summer concert series at the Frist Center! The Long Players will perform in the courtyard. As homage to Andy Warhol’s love of, if not near obsession for, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, The Long Players will perform a faithful rendition of The Stones' album Sticky Fingers. Light appetizers are provided and there is a cash bar. No admission charge for members, and non-members pay $10. Admission includes entrance to current exhibits including Warhol Live (opening that day). An additional Frist Friday is scheduled for July 29.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2:30 PM RECEPTION; 3 PM CONCERT
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Jazz singer Annie Sellick will perform. A reception proceeds the concert at 2:30 pm.
Author Ann Patchett was at the library’s grand opening weekend in 2001 and discussed her newly-published novel Bel Canto. Patchett will be at the library for the Nashville launch event of her newest work, State of Wonder. A reception, author talk, book sale and signing.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
LOCATION: SOLE MIO
50% of all food sales on this night will be donated to Books from Birth and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Sole Mio hosts a dinner once a month that benefits a local non-profit organization. Reservations suggested.
Test your news' knowledge at a live taping of NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! Join host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kassell, and a line-up of witty panelists for a fast-paced, irreverent look at current events. It is a rare trip to Nashville for this oddly informative news quiz show, so don't "Wait, Wait" to buy tickets - shows sell out fast!
Have you ever wondered about the plants and details in the Main Library’s Courtyard? Come learn more from Ben Page, the landscape architect who designed it. Bring your lunch and questions. This event will take place rain or shine.
THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 7 PM AND 9:30 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $20 - $25
Come on down to Riverfront Park this summer and take a relaxing boat ride aboard the Music City Queen. Enjoy views of the downtown skyline while dining and listening to live music. Walk to the outer decks and enjoy the night's breeze. Cruises depart from Riverfront Park on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Jack's Tale at Nashville Children's Theatre through Sunday, June 26
The Color Purple at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, June 26
Tap into the Tomorrow Fund at Yazoo Brewing Company and Tap Room Wednesday, June 22
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 23
Music in the Grand Lobby at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 23
A Child's Life in Japan with Charlene Hosey at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 23
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, June 23
Andy Davis at 12th & Porter Thursday, June 23
UniverSoul Circus at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Thursday, June 23 - Friday, June 24
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, June 23
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Thursday, June 23
Brittany Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 23
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, June 23
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, June 23
Sesame Street Live at Bridgestone Arena Friday, June 24
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Friday, June 24
Handbags Fight Hunger at The Wine Loft Friday, June 24
Summer Festival: Trombone Festival at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 25
Jim Lauderdale at Station Inn Friday, June 24
Curator's Conversation: Warhol Live at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 24
Frist Fridays Concert Series: The Long Players at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 24
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 24
Perpetuum Jazzile at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, June 24
HiPower at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, June 24
Space Capone with Matt Duncan Band at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 24
Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, June 24
Cedric the Entertainer at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, June 25
Sesame Street Live at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, June 25
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 25
High Performance Landscapes: A Tutorial at Gardens of Babylon Saturday, June 25
Third Coast with Reverend Zack at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, June 25
Annie Sellick Live at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 25
Songwriter Session: Jesse Lee and Gary Hannan at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 25
Lyndsey Highlander at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, June 25
Platinum Rose with Redstone & The Shakes at 12th & Porter Saturday, June 25
Music City Street Soccer Cup 2011 at Rocketown Saturday, June 25
The 4th Annual Gimmee Awards at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, June 25
Kathie Baillie & The Boys at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, June 25
Nick & Amanda Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 25
Guilty Pleasures at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 25
Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, June 25
Paris Delane & His Insane Band at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, June 25
Gabe Dixon at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 26
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Sunday, June 26
Steven Johnson at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, June 26
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, June 26
Tony Pierce at Legends Corner Sunday, June 26
The Shawn and Hobby Band at Second Fiddle Sunday, June 26
Six Shot Revival, Black Oak Arkansas, and Buzzard at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, June 26
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, June 26
The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, June 27
Nadine Tindall at Legends Corner Monday, June 27
Elio Giordono at Second Fiddle Monday, June 27
Johnny Lemonis, Koriander, and Mason Douglas at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, June 27
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, June 27
Steve Miller Band at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, June 28
The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 28
Author Talk and Book Signing: Ann Patchett at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, June 28
Books from Birth Dinner at Sole Mio Wednesday, June 29
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, June 29
Foster the People with Canon Blue at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, June 29
Matt Mason at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, June 29
Buddy Ownes at Legends Corner Wednesday, June 29
The Vibe Dials at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, June 29
Phillip Austin at Second Fiddle Wednesday, June 29
Montezuma Fire Machine at 12th & Porter Wednesday, June 29
Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, June 30
Music in the Grand Lobby: Carlos Enrique at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 30
Musical Petting Zoo at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 30
Designing the Library's Courtyard Garden: Ben Page at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 30
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 30
Brent Mason and Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 30
Super T and The Tyrone Smith Revue at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, July 1
Shang at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, July 1
Josh Garrett Birthday Bash at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, July 1
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, July 1
First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, July 2
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, July 3
Motley Crue and Poison at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, July 3
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.
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Large groups and events that are downtown June 22 - July 6 include URS Corporation (250, June 20 - 25) and Cydcor (400, June 23 - 25). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.