Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

   

Events This Week

NashCamp Bluegrass Camp Concert

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 8:30 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: STATION INN $10

NashCamp Bluegrass Camp's annual teacher and student concert. Join bluegrass music's biggest stars to celebrate the hard work of bluegrass players and students from around the country. Proceeds from this concert send high school and college students to music camp.


Sacred Soul Space: First Friday

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 6 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE

A new season of liturgies. Sacred Soul Space: "So Longs my Soul" will featured music provided by the Gallery Musicians. Plus, liturgical dance performed by the Epiphany Dancers. Childcare is provided and a reception follows.


Hot Nights at the Hall: Summer Concert Series

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $40 - $100

Carter's Chord will perform in the museum's Curb Conservatory and sign their CDs in the Museum Store. Plus, after hours access to the Museum's exhibition and gallery space, 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 the concert and more.


Tennessee Repertory Theatre Season Launch Party

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 6 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $30

This special event kicks off the Tennessee Repertory Theatre's 2011-2012 season of professional theater. The evening will feature staged readings of scenes from Tennessee Rep's upcoming season and heavy hors d'oeuvres. This unique event offers the opportunity to mingle with actors and staff, preview the upcoming Tennessee Rep season, and get a behind the scenes look at Andrew Johnson Theatre.


Collectors Art Night

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS

The event is a special first-look preview of the impressive new exhibitions at The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, and Tinney Contemporary. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. The program will feature art talks at The Arts Company at 6 pm with John Nikolai, at The Rymer Gallery at 6:45 pm with Charles Clary, and at Tinney Contemporary with Claire b Cotts and Raeanne Rubenstein. The event is limited to 125 spaces; to register to attend click here to RSVP. Free valet parking will be available with registration.


First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 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:

Andy Anh Ha
63 Arcade.
668-7598. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Animal Art Photography
59 Arcade. 815-4346. 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.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

COOP
75 Arcade.
6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Estel Gallery
115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Froelich Gallery
83 Arcade.
244-8899. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Lisa Mergen Wearable Art
58 Arcade. 254-9209. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

The Lost Boys Center & Gallery
535 4th Avenue South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Free parking and on the shuttle route.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 889-5640. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Seven Art
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Studio 69
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.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

ZieherSmith Pop-up Gallery
1112 Division Street - ICON in the Gulch.
6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Additionally, the following downtown merchants will have special offerings during the crawl. Puckett's (500 Church Street) will host a First Saturday Art Crawl Showcase featuring two free shows. Morton's The Steakhouse (618 Church Street) will offer their discounted "Bar Bites" menu all night during the crawl, with special menu items priced between $5-$6. Morton's will continue to offer this special during First Saturday Art Crawl nights through the end of the year. Dunn Bros. Coffee (401 Church Street) will feature art by The Collaborative Artists Network of Nashville.


KidFlix: How to Train Your Dragon

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 12:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding traditions of heroic dragon slayers.


Mayor's First Day Celebration

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE

Join Mayor Karl Dean for this free community celebration to welcome the beginning of a new school year. This year's festival features family fun, entertainment, educational activities, informational booths and free school supplies. Plus, Mayor Dean is hosting a food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help feed the hungry in Nashville. Most needed items are canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruit, pasta, canned beans, rice and cereal.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

DOM at 12th & Porter Wednesday, August 3

Frank Sollivan and Dirty Kitchen at Station Inn Wednesday, August 3

Eileen Rose & Silver Threads at Robert's Western World Wednesday, August 3

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

Todd Simpson at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, August 4

NashCamp Bluegrass Camp Concert at Station Inn Friday, August 5

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 Cannery Ballroom Friday, August 5

Carbon Leaf at 12th & Porter Friday, August 5

Least of Your Worries Band at Listening Room Cafe Friday, August 5

Soul Cages: the Music of Sting at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 5

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

Fridays Al Fresco at Virago Friday, August 5

Tennessee Repertory Theatre Season Launch Party at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, August 5

Tall Tale Circus at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 5

Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, August 5

Collectors Art Night at 5th Avenue of the Arts Friday, August 5

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

Back to School Bash at Rocketown Saturday, August 6

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

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

KidFlix: How to Train Your Dragon at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 6

Heath Haynes & the High Dollar Band at Sambuca Saturday, August 6

First Saturday Art Crawl Showcase at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, August 6

Martin McDaniel at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, August 6

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

Sizzling Summer Sunday Series at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Sunday, August 7

Pedal Steel Guitar Demonstration: Pete Finney at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 7

Mayor's First Day Afterparty at Rocketown Sunday, August 7

Jason Turner Band at Listening Room Cafe Monday, August 8

The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, August 9

The Kahndeli Express Featuring Travis Mann at Sambuca 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

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, August 10

Author Talk and Book Signing: Will Kaufman at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 10

Queens Boulevard at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, August 10

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

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, August 10

"Andy, the Factory and Me": Photos and Discussion with Raeanne Rubenstein at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 11

Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, August 11

Shaker Herb Workshop at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, August 12

Megan Pflueger at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, August 12

Curator Exhibit Talk: Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, August 12

The Aught-Nots and The Dance Rock Sellouts at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 12

Balsam Range at Station Inn Friday, August 12

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, August 12

Sam Hayes at Legends Corner Friday, August 12

Nashville Rollergirls vs. Carolina All Stars at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, August 13

Tennessee Body Building Championships at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, August 13

Toad the Wet Sprocket at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 13

Stepford Wives at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 13

Burning Down the House 6 at The Rutledge Saturday, August 13

Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, August 13

Jeff Cohen and Alyssa Bonagura at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, August 13

Blue Moon Rising at Station Inn Saturday, August 13

Hope for Holly Featuring Heather Cohen and Stephen Salyers at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, August 13

Sam Hayes at Second Fiddle Saturday, August 13

Cassie Peterson at Listening Room Cafe Sunday, August 14

The Doobie Brothers with Lara Johnston at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, August 14

Thumbstyle Guitar Demonstration: Ben Hall at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 14

Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, August 15

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, August 15

The Podunk Sessions at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, August 15

Star Murphy, Call It Dope!, and Black Catfish at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, August 15

The Lunabelles at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, August 15

Elio Giordono at Second Fiddle Monday, August 15

Nadine Tindall at Legends Corner Monday, August 15

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

Downtown Hotels

Do you have guests coming to visit soon? Help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City! Browse our online hotel map to find the option closest to any venue of your choice. Everything you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Music City Circuit

Three routes serving downtown Nashville! Hop a ride to the Farmers' Market for lunch or to shop for produce, catch happy hour in The Gulch, see the newest exhibit at the Frist, attend a concert at the Ryman ... the possibilities are endless. Music City Circuit makes it even easier to travel to destinations around downtown! Click here for a route map. The best part? This service is free.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown August 3 - 17 include 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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