News & Information
New seafood market: Louisiana Seafood Company!
Nashville Farmers' Market - 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 615-499-6865. This new seafood company inside the Market House at the Nashville Farmers' Market features fresh seafood from the gulf. Selections change weekly. Past offerings include grouper, cobia, redfish, mahi mahi, jumbo shrimp, bags of live crawfish, and shucked oysters. Hours of operation are Friday - Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm and Sun, 9 am - 2 pm.
4th of July Events
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 6 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE
Celebrate Independence Day with a pre-party on Sunday, July 3 in Riverfront Park. The fun starts with a free concert at 6 pm featuring Port Chuck, Lighter Ray, The Dirty Guv'Nahs and fireworks at approximately 9:30 pm!
MONDAY, JULY 4, 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $40
Enjoy Music City's 4th of July Celebration at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Ledge, the cafe's outdoor deck with great views of the fireworks. The admission fee ($40) includes a dinner buffet featuring American fare and free admission to the After Party at 10 pm with performances by Stephen Salyers & Friends. Call 742-9900 x106 to make reservations for the Ledge Party. Also, on the 4th, the Hard Rock Cafe's parking lot will serve as a beer garden from 6 pm to 11 pm and is open to anyone, no reservations needed. Cash bar.
MONDAY, JULY 4, GATES OPEN AT NOON, FIREWORKS SHOW AT 9:30 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE
Hailed as one of the top five fireworks displays in the nation, this event is one of Music City's best events. Festivities begin at noon with the free Family Fun Zone. Pre-show live music from 12:30 pm - 7 pm featuring The Jompson Brothers, Ayla Brown, The Willis Clan, The Cleverlys and The Dirty Guv'Nahs. The official main stage concert begins at 7 pm with Street Corner Symphony, Darius Rucker and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. This celebration concludes with amazing fireworks choreographed to the sounds of the Nashville Symphony playing on the banks of the Cumberland River at approximately 9:30 pm.
Additional Events This Week
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: URBAN SUN FREE
Customer Appreciation Party featuring refreshments, entertainment, and tanning specials. The two-day sale (June 30 and July 1 only) includes buy one, get two free sunless spray tanning ($29.95), ten level two sessions for $60 (regularly $99.95), and six rejuvansun sessions for $50 (regularly $84.95).
Author of Alphabetter Juice: or, the Joy of Text, Blount is a well-known writer and essayist, and a panelist on NPR's weekly “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” Reception, author talk, and signing.
Honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The National 9/11 Flag Tour makes a stop in Nashville on Saturday, July 2. Visitors are invited to a stitching ceremony with local and NYC service heroes at 11 am. Stitching will be open until 2 pm and the flag will remain on display until 5 pm.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 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. Participating galleries include:
417 Union Street. 401-7241. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Photography by Gary Giles.
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.
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.
44 Arcade. 522-8908. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, NOON
LOCATION: HILTON PARK FREE
Throughout this event, local police, fire and military heroes will be honored. Enjoy live music and delicious food from B.B. King’s, Hooters, and additional restaurants. Cool off in the Budweiser beer tent, enjoy specialty items from unique vendors, and say a special thank you to all of those who serve. Musical performances by Sal Gonzalez, The Invite, Ayla Brown, The Springs and Rockit City.