Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

   

Events This Week

Early Voting Downtown

THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 30
LOCATION: DAVIDSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION

Early voting runs through Saturday, July 30. Skip the lines on election day and vote early! Click here to view the full schedule.

 

The Nashville Scene's Summer Concert Series: Guilty Pleasures

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 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. Guilty Pleasures will perform on Thursday, July 28 - the final concert in this series. Sounds Like Summer is a 21+ event.


Swine Ball

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 6 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $65

Nashville’s most delightfully tacky ball, The Swine Ball, will be held on board the General Jackson. This "Pig Nose Required" event features live music, dancing with Grand Ol’ Porker, and great BBQ. Put on your tux or jeans and cowboy boots (the pig snout will be provided) and dance the night away to the tunes of Super T and the Tyrone Smith Revue. The voice of the Nashville Predators, Pete Weber, will emcee the event. The General Jackson showboat will be docked at the foot of Broadway in Riverfront Park and guests are welcome to come and go as they please. A silent auction will be held with 100% of the proceeds benefiting STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand) and the T.J. Martell Foundation.


Mix 92.9 Christmas in July

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 11 AM
LOCATION: REGIONS CENTER

Mix 92.9 celebrates Christmas in July at the Regions Center plaza (corner of 3rd Avenue N. and Union). Free Blue Bell ice cream to those who make a donation to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree campaign.


Customer Appreciation Party

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: URBAN SUN

Customer appreciation party including 10 Level One Sessions for $29.95, 3 Velocity HP sessions for $29.95, and Versa Spa Sunless tanning $29.95 buy one, get one free. Free lotion samples. Refreshments and light snacks. Parking validation is available.


Frist Fridays Concert Series: Studio 54 Remix with DJ Ron Slomowicz

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 6 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS $10; MEMBERS AND 18 AND UNDER - FREE

The popular summer concert series at the Frist Center! DJ Ron Slomowicz will transform the Turner Courtyard of the Frist Center with music and sounds reminiscent of the infamous Studio 54. This disco of the 1970's and 1980's was notable for its glamorous nightlife and celebrity guest list which often included pop artist Andy Warhol (whose works are currently on display). 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. This is the final Frist Friday of 2011!


Block Party with Three 6 Mafia

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 8 PM
LOCATION: 12TH & PORTER $20

Block party featuring performances by Three 6 Mafia, DJ Wick-it, Slow Motion Centerfold, The Beauty School Dropouts, and Sam & Tre. Hosted by Big Fella.


10th Annual Music City Brewer's Festival

SATURDAY, JULY 30, NOON - 10 PM
LOCATION: HILTON PARK $35 IN ADVANCE

Brewers from around the country call the Music City Brewer's Festival one of the best festivals they participate in all year! Sample beer from over 50 local, regional and national breweries. Live music by the Big Tasties, Honeybaked, the San Rafael Band, and Guthrie Trapp & Friends. Food from area restaurants will be available for purchase. This festival has two sessions. The only session with tickets remaining is shift A: noon - 4 pm. 15% of net ticket sales benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.


Kendell Marvel Writers' Round

SATURDAY, JULY 30, 8:30 PM
LOCATION: PUCKETT'S GRO. & RESTAURANT $10

Puckett's hosts songwriters and musicians throughout the week. Most weekday shows are free and most shows on Friday and Saturday have a cover charge. This Saturday night Kendell Marvel will perform with Tim James and Lance Miller. Book online or call 770-2772 for dinner reservations. Complimentary valet parking.


Share Our Strength Tasteful Pursuit Dinner

SUNDAY, JULY 31, 6 PM
LOCATION: THE HERMITAGE HOTEL $150

Tyler Brown, Executive Chef, The Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel will host six guest chefs for this multi-course seated dinner with wine pairings. Guest chefs include Ashley Christensen, Poole's, Raleigh, NC; John Currence, City Grocery Restaurants, Oxford, MS; Hal Holden-Bache, Eastland Café, Nashville, TN; Anne Quatrano, Bacchanalia, Quinones, Floataway Café, Star Provisions, and Abattoir, Atlanta, GA; Megan Williams, Pastry Chef, The Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, TN; and Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville, TN. Plus, live and silent auctions.Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® Campaign — a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Reservations required. Click here for more information and to make reservations.


Nashville Flacks August Happy Hour

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA FREE

Public relations and communications professionals, join the Nashville Flacks for happy hour and networking. Sambuca will offer happy hour specials including $2 Miller Lite and Yuengling draft beers, $3 well drinks, $4 red and white featured wines, and half-off bottles of wine.


American Red Cross Blood Drive

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 7 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: L&C TOWER FREE

Give the gift of life! American Red Cross blood drive located on the 17th floor of the L&C Tower. Click here to make an appointment. Sponsor code is LCTower19.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

National MS Society's Mid-South Chapter Benefit Dinner at Sole Mio Wednesday, July 27

Bon Iver at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, July 27

The Travis Mann Band at Robert's Western World Wednesday, July 27

Rad Bromance at The Rutledge Wednesday, July 27

Bo Bice at 12th & Porter Wednesday, July 27

Doc Watson at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 28

The Nashville Scene's Summer Concert Series: Guilty Pleasures at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, July 28

Texaco Country Showdown plus Randy Houser at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, July 28

Swine Ball at Riverfront Park Thursday, July 28

Mix 92.9 Christmas in July at Regions Center Thursday, July 28

Customer Appreciation Party at Urban Sun Thursday, July 28

Chris Tucker at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, July 29

Sky Bear at Nashville Public Library Friday, July 29

Frist Fridays Concert Series: Studio 54 Remix with DJ Ron Slomowicz at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, July 29

Block Party with Three 6 Mafia at 12th & Porter Friday, July 29

The Long Players at Mercy Lounge Friday, July 29

Beaker Street Blues Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, July 29

Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, July 29

Fridays Al Fresco at Virago Friday, July 29

American Idol Live! at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, July 30

Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, July 3030

Make Me Smile Chicago Tribute and Jonell Mosser CD Release at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, July 30

10th Annual Music City Brewer's Festival at Hilton Park Saturday, July 30

Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, July 30

Kendell Marvel Writers' Round at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, July 30

Ke$ha at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, July 31

The Temptations & The Four Tops at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, July 31

Mandolin Demonstration: Roland White with Diane Bouska at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, July 31

Miller/Meyers at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, July 31

Share Our Strength Tasteful Pursuit Dinner at The Hermitage Hotel Sunday, July 31

Sade with John Legend at Bridgestone Arena Monday, August 1

The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Monday, August 1

Bob Dylan at Ryman Auditorium Monday, August 1

Nashville Flacks August Happy Hour at Sambuca Monday, August 1

Shelly Fairchild with Vinyl Pinups at 12th & Porter Tuesday, August 2

Nashville AFTRA First Tuesday at Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, August 2

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, August 3

Randall "Big Daddy" Webster at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, August 3

Lyrics and Laughs at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Wednesday, August 3

Mother Goose on the Loose at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 3

American Red Cross Blood Drive at L&C Tower Thursday, August 4

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, August 4

Sacred Soul Space: First Friday at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, August 5

Hot Nights at the Hall: Summer Concert Series at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, August 5

Hollywood Undead with All That Remains at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, August 5

Carbon Leaf at 12th & Porter Friday, August 5

Lecture: "Andy Warhol and the Liberation of Popular Music" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, August 5

Tennessee Repertory Theatre Season Launch Party at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, August 55

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, August 6

The 4th Annual Gimmee Awards at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, August 6

Keith Urban at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, August 6

The Decemberists with Caitlin Rose at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, August 6

McKenzies Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, August 6

Black 13 Tattoo Parlor Annual Anniversary Party at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 6

Shakespeare Allowed at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 6

Mayor's First Day Celebration at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, August 7

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Sunday, August 7

Underoath at Rocketown Tuesday, August 9

KidKraft: Kazoos! at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, August 9

Florida-Georgia Line and Chase Rice at 12th & Porter Tuesday, August 9

Death Cab for Cutie at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, August 10

Telecommunicators, Run With Bulls, and The Future at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 10

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

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Park Cheap with BEEP!

During Bridgestone Arena events, park FREE at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details about this parking option. The perfect option for the American Idol Live! concert this Saturday, Sade with John Legend on Monday, August 1 and Keith Urban on Saturday, August 6.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown July 27 - August 10 include U.S. Department of Defense (800, July 24 - 30), Staff Development for Educators (225, July 25 - 29), Live On Stage (217, July 28 - 31), Brother International Corp. (265, July 31 - August 3), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (500, August 4 - 7), and Microscopy Society of America (2,500, August 7 - 11). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.

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