News & Information
New restaurant: Back Alley Diner!
217 Arcade Alley. 615-251-3003. This new diner is located in the alley that crosses the Arcade (connecting Church Street and Union Street). Menu features homemade soups and salads, specialty sandwiches, burgers, BBQ, Italian, and more. Hours are Mon - Fri, lunch from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm and happy hour from 4 pm - 7 pm.
New coffee shop and bakery: Butter Cake Babe Coffee & Cafe!
Nashville Farmers' Market. 900 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. 615-361-1685. This new coffee shop is located in the Market House at the Farmers' Market. Sweet treats for sale, as well. Hours are Tues - Sun, 8 am - 2 pm.
Events This Week
Cannot afford to go to Thailand or Mexico this summer? Explore other cultures at the library through food! Experience what others eat around the world and excite your taste buds with this culinary excursion for teens.
Author of Overbite (July 2011). Cabot is the author of the beloved Princess Diaries series for teens. This new novel is aimed at adults and is the sequel to Insatiable. Reception, author talk, and book signing.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 8 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $5 IN ADVANCE; $10 AT THE DOOR
Celebrate Nashville as the hometown of living legends from all music genres with the Nashville Scene’s Sounds Like Summer concert series on Thursdays throughout the month of July. Performers on Thursday, July 7 include The Greenhornes and Turbo Fruits. Sounds Like Summer is a 21+ event.
The Stealing Angels will perform in the museum's Curb Conservatory. Artists will sign their CDs in the Museum Store. Plus, access to the Museum's exhibition and gallery space after hours, food, and a cash bar. Free for CMHOF members. Non-Members: $40 individual membership fee or $100 friends and family membership fee includes entry to entire concert series and more. Additional concert in this series is scheduled for Friday, August 5.
FRIDAY, JULY 8 - SATURDAY, JULY 9, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $29 - $79
Performed in one continuous movement, Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto places incredible demands on the soloist — and German cellist Alban Gerhardt is up to the challenge. Known for his intuitive musicianship, he will explore the full range of his instrument in this landmark piece. Osvaldo Golijov’s cinematic Sidereus takes an imaginative flight into the night skies, while Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony was inspired by the composer’s visit to an aging Scottish castle.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE WITH PURCHASE OF GALLERY ADMISSION
To celebrate the opening of the exhibit Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Nashville Ballet will perform a short ballet inspired by Warhol’s aesthetic and artistic style. The performance will be set to popular music from the same era as Warhol’s famous pop art and screen prints. Sit on the steps of the grand staircase or watch from the second floor as the Nashville Ballet takes over the gallery foyer in true Warhol style.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 10 AM - 9 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
The Predators annual "Skate of the Union" will feature an update on the latest hockey and business developments surrounding the team by President of Hockey Operations David Poile, Head Coach Barry Trotz and CEO Jeff Cogen at 6 pm. The group will also unveil the 2011-12 newly redesigned home jersey. In addition, a plaza party at 3 pm, locker room tours, and more. This free event will feature a used equipment sale and a variety of Pro Shop specials!
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $26.50
The Bill Monroe 100th Birthday Celebration includes performances by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-press and Sierra Hull. Additional concerts in this series include 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.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, NOON
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE WITH PURCHASE OF GALLERY ADMISSION
Join Mark Scala, chief curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol's Work that illustrates the ways Andy Warhol used the medium of music to transform himself from fan to record album designer, producer, celebrity nightclubber, and rock star.
FRIDAY, JULY 1 - SUNDAY, JULY 31
LOCATION: DOLCE VITA HAIR SALON
All women's haircuts are $50 throughout the month of July. Offer expires on July 31. Call 615-252-8885 to book an appointment.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
The Night the Stars Came Out for Kaleb at 12th & Porter Wednesday, July 6
Lyrics and Laughs at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Wednesday, July 6
Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, July 6
Sam Bush at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 7
Cultural Food X-perience at Nashville Public Library Thursday, July 7
Author Talk and Book Signing: Meg Cabot at Nashville Public Library Thursday, July 7
The Nashville Scene's Summer Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, July 7
Wiz Khalifa at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, July 8
Hot Nights at the Hall: Summer Concert Series at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, July 8
Summer Festival: Tour-de-Force for Cello at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, July 8 - Saturday, July 9
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Friday, July 8
Kentucky Thunder at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, July 8
Art Making in the Lobby: Vinyl Pop! at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, July 8
Nashville Ballet Performance at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, July 8
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, July 8
Donnell Rawlings at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, July 8
Travelin' Light with Ricky Ray, Bee Spears, and Richie Albright at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, July 8
Yours Truly with Galen Crew at Listening Room Cafe Friday, July 8
The Honky Tonk Angels at Nashville Dinner Theatre Friday, July 8
The Early Evening, Stacy Randol, and The Rhinetones at Casablanca Coffee Friday, July 8
Harry and the Potters Courtyard Concert at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 9
Tina Adair Band at Station Inn Saturday, July 9
Kids Club: Pop! Stars at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, July 9
I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow in Concert at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 9
Billy Kirsch's Writers Round at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, July 9
Far Cry at Second Fiddle Saturday, July 9
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, July 10
Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Sunday, July 10
Miller/Meyers at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, July 10
Lainey Wright, Wes Harless, Charity Vance, & The Relique at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, July 10
Nadine Tindall at Legends Corner Monday, July 11
He is We at 12th & Porter Tuesday, July 12
Alabama Line at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, July 12
Common Thread with Darren Flowers at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, July 13
Jerrod Niemann at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, July 13
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 13
hellogoodbye at Rocketown Wednesday, July 13
Nashville Predators Skate of the Union & Jersey Unveiling at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, July 13
R. Kelly at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, July 14
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Bill Monroe 100th Birthday Celebration at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 14
Curator's Tour: Warhol Live at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, July 14
The Nashville Scene's Summer Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, July 14
Billy Gardell at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, July 15
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Friday, July 15
McKenzies Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, July 15
90s Dance Party at Rocketown Friday, July 15
Linda Davis, Brent Rowan, Lang Scott, and Bill Whyte at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, July 15
Dominique at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, July 15
Nashville Rollergirls vs. Minnesota All Stars at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, July 16
Savannah at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, July 16
Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, July 16
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, July 17
Artful Tales: "Anansi the Spider" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, July 17
Britney Spears with Nicki Minaj at Bridgestone Arena Monday, July 18
ZOD Night Featuring Danielle Aument at The Rutledge Monday, July 18
The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, July 19
Tina Adair Band featuring Kenny Lewis at Station Inn Tuesday, July 19
Derek Joseph at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, July 19
Craig Wayne Boyd and Friends at 12th & Porter Tuesday, July 19
Dixie Tabernacle at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, July 19
The Travis Mann Band at Sambuca Tuesday, July 19
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Large groups and events that are downtown July 6 - 20 include Christian Church - Disciples of Christ (7,000, July 8 - 13) and National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators (225, July 13 - 16). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.