News & Information
New restaurant: Green Asia!
Nashville Farmers' Market. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 615-732-0839. Chinese and Japanese cuisine including sushi, vegetarian, and vegan options. Focused on offering healthy meals, Chef Jackie Liu will source most of his ingredients from the Farmers' Market. Hours are Monday - Sunday, 10:30 am - 3 pm.
New restaurant: AM@FM!
Nashville Farmers' Market. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Chef Arnold Myint's newest venture. The menu changes daily and includes salads, sandwiches, wraps, and baked in-house bread. Vegan and vegetarian options. Plus, many ingredients are sourced from the Farmers' Market. Hours are Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 3 pm and Friday - Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 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 14 include Real Estate and Dent May. Sounds Like Summer is a 21+ event. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 4 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: METROPOLITAN WINES FREE
Sample a few of the stores favorite wines including a 2009 Silver Ridge Chardonnay, a 2008 Gryphus Gryphus Sauvignon Blanc, and a 2010 Cotton Wood Creek (red table wine). Wine tastings will continue every Thursday evening with different wines featured each week!
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 7 PM
LOCATION: LISTENING ROOM CAFE $10 IN ADVANCE; $15 AT THE DOOR
Nashville's 1st Annual Cancer Birthday Bash for Cash 2011 benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Shrimp boil and appetizers, silent auction, "Life's a Beach! Kiss a Crab!" photo ops, and signature drink specials. Cash bar with a percentage of the sales benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Shop "under the stars" at the Night Market! Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, beverages from merchants, live music, free samples, and much more. Night Market will be held both inside the Market House and outside in the farm sheds, with all Market House restaurants and shops open including the market's newest additions: Green Asia, AM@FM, Louisiana Seafood Company and Butter Cake Babe Coffee Cafe.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $10 - $15 ADULTS; $7 CHILDREN
The Burn City Rollers, from Auburn, AL, will face the Music City Brawl Stars in the first game of the night and the Minnesota All-Stars take on the Music City All Stars immediately following the first match. Special ticket price of only $7 at the door on gameday.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
Visitors will learn about the process of mummification through examination of a real mummy and will explore the lives of ancient Egyptians. Other activities include arts, crafts, hands-on activities, and food samples. Tutenstein cartoons will be shown. Visitors will be able to learn how to make Egyptian headdresses, necklaces, and bracelets; and learn how to write their name using hieroglyphics.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 4 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $30 - $50
Performers include George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Barkays, Slave Band, SWV, Dru Hill, and the Dazz Band. Gates open at 4 pm, music starts at 6 pm. Soul food and beverages will be sold at the festival. PLEASE NOTE: Road closures associated with this event include 1st Avenue from Demonbreun to Church Street and Broadway from 1st to 2nd Avenue (on Saturday, July 16).
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ July 18 Senior Monday will honor all branches of the U.S. military by offering free admission to veterans, current service members, reservists, National Guard members and military retirees all day. Woody McMillin, author of In the Presence of Soldiers: The 2nd Army Maneuvers & Other World War II Activity in Tennessee, will be on hand to sign copies of his acclaimed book and display artifacts from his WW II collection.
Downtown residents are encouraged to attend the URA's bimonthly business meeting. Guest speakers include the two District 19 Metro Council Candidates, Erica Gilmore and Curt Wallen. They will share their plans for the future of downtown. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the candidates. Early voting begins this Friday and election day is Thursday, August 4.
Nashville residents will have the opportunity to receive information about the city's "Unified Flood Preparedness Plan" being developed by Metro Water Services. A series of public meetings will be held over the next twelve months to gather input from the community including recommended projects to reduce damages from a future flood similar to the May 2010 floods. At this meeting, attendees will receive information about goals and objectives of the program, the planning process that has been established to identify, evaluate and select flood damage reduction solutions, and the communications plan that will be used to share information with and receive input from citizens.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Common Thread with Darren Flowers at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, July 13
hellogoodbye at Rocketown Wednesday, July 13
Maura O'Connell at Station Inn 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
Wine Tasting at Metropolitan Wines Thursday, July 14
Billy Gardell at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, July 15
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Friday, July 15
The Cleverleys at Station Inn Friday, July 15
McKenzies Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, July 15
Big Bill Morganfield at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, July 15
Crazy Face at Sambuca 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
Former, Ezell, Jarod Delgado, and Breath of Soul at The Rutledge Friday, July 15
Cancer Birthday Bash for Cash 2011 at Listening Room Cafe Friday, July 15
Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, July 15
Nashville Rollergirls vs. Minnesota All Stars at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, July 16
The 4th Annual Gimmee Awards at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, July 16
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, July 16
Savannah at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, July 16
Jim Parker's Writers Round at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, July 16
Egyptian Family Activity Day at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, July 16
Soul Food Festival at Riverfront Park 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
Mandolin and Banjo Demonstration: Bob Grant and Ryan Cavanaugh at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, July 17
Free Frist Admission for Military Personnel at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, July 18
Britney Spears with Nicki Minaj at Bridgestone Arena Monday, July 18
Urban Residents Association's July Membership Meeting at Nashville Downtown Partnership Monday, July 18
Dixie Tabernacle at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, July 19
Public Meeting: Flood Preparedness Plan at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, July 19
Bearfoot at Station Inn Wednesday, July 20
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, July 20
The Shackeltons at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, July 20
Dakota & Garry at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, July 20
Kathy Griffin at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, July 21
Dailey & Vincent at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 21
Art Making in the Lobby: Vinyl Pop! at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, July 211
Sevendust at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, July 21
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, July 21
The Nashville Scene's Summer Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, July 21
The Lower Broadway Band at Legends Corner Thursday, July 21
Trina Broussard at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, July 21
Patient Appreciation Day at Downtown Chiropractic Center Friday, July 22
The Midnight Riders and Adam Nitti's NAMM Event at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, July 22
The Steeldrivers at Station Inn Friday, July 22
"South Union Shaker Furniture: A Southerner's Interpretation of Shaker Simplicity" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, July 22
Yacht Rock Revue at Mercy Lounge Friday, July 22
Boomerang at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, July 22
NAMM Jam Nashville at Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill Friday, July 22
The Stonecutter - Presented by Nashville Public Library Puppet Trunk at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 23
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, July 23
Riff Raff Performs ACDC & Original Shazam Performs The Who at Mercy Lounge Saturday, July 23
Porter Gentry NAMM Jam at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, July 23
Melissa Fuller CD Release at The Rutledge Saturday, July 23
Rob Stapleton at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, July 23
Always...Patsy Cline at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, July 24
Christina Perri at Mercy Lounge Sunday, July 24
Dobro Demonstration: Al Goll at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, July 24
40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour Bus at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, July 24
Sizzling Summer Sunday Series at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Sunday, July 24
The Podunk Sessions at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, July 25
Nadine Tindall at Legends Corner Monday, July 25
The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, July 26
The Travis Mann Band at Sambuca Tuesday, July 26
Ryan Case at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, July 26
Soles4Souls Benefit Concert at Hard Rock Cafe Tuesday, July 26
National MS Society's Mid-South Chapter Benefit Dinner at Sole Mio Wednesday, July 27
Attention: Road Closures!
Broadway from 5th Avenue to 10th Avenue will be milled and paved over the next few weeks. Broadway will remain open, but lanes will be closed during the process. Click here for all of the details.
Get Fit Downtown
Did you know that downtown Nashville has seven fitness centers? Browse our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, yoga studios and personal training options.
Large groups and events that are downtown July 13 - 27 include Christian Church - Disciples of Christ (7,000, July 8 - 13), National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators (225, July 13 - 16), NAMM - International Music Products Association (13,000, July 21 - 24), U.S. Department of Defense (800, July 24 - 30), and Staff Development for Educators (225, July 25 - 29). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.