Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

   

News & Information

New dance studio: Jump Session!
312 9th Avenue South. The grand opening celebration for this new swing dance studio is Friday, August 12 from 8 pm to 3 am. A beginner lindy hop lesson will be held at 8 pm. Open dancing from 9 pm to 3 am. Plus, a cash bar, a Jack and Jill contest ($10), and solo jazz contest ($5). Tickets are $12. Class schedules vary by month. Each 4-week class costs $40 prepaid online, $45 at-the-door, or $15 a la carte. Check Jump Session's website for the class schedule.

 

WeCar
Car sharing is available in downtown Nashville! Great for those who take public transportation to work and occasionally need a car for an appointment or meeting. Perfect for downtown residents who have eliminated one or two cars. Four cars conveniently located in different spots around downtown. Sign up now for this program and receive a free membership worth $50 (use signup code: NASH50). More info on our website.

 

Events This Week

"Andy, the Factory and Me": Photos and Discussion with Raeanne Rubenstein

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

In the 1970s, aspiring photographer Raeanne Rubenstein worked for many of the most popular magazines of the day. One day, she was sent on an assignment to photograph an artist who was making a big name for himself in the worlds of advertising, art, and music — Andy Warhol. Rubenstein and Warhol immediately hit it off, and for more than a decade she was a fixture at his Factory, both as friend and documentarian. Dipping into her rich archives, Rubenstein will share some of her photographs and talk with the audience about her experiences at the Factory and what it was like to take pictures of Warhol and his coterie of assistants, musicians, mirth makers, and hangers on.

 

Curator Exhibit Talk: Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1:30 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

A museum curator offers an introduction to the museum's new exhibition Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player. Included with the price of museum admission or free to museum members.


Nashville Rollergirls vs. Carolina All Stars

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $10 - $15 ADULTS; $7 CHILDREN

The Carolina Bootleggers will face the Music City Brawl Stars in the first game of the night and the Carolina All-Stars take on the Music City All Stars immediately following the first match. An evening of fast skating, action-packed roller derby madness at the Municipal Auditorium.


Cumberland River Writers

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Cumberland River Writers is a free creative writing workshop focusing on revision and innovation. Some experience preferred.


Concerts in the Courtyard

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

The library's hit music series is back for another season! Bring your lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 11. The 3 Tenors of Take 6 will perform on Tuesday, August 16.

Upcoming performances include:
Annie Sellick and The Hot Club of Nashville - August 23
Maura O'Connell - August 30
Serenatta - September 6
Riders in the Sky - September 13
Bearfoot - September 20
The WannaBeatles - September 27
Jason D. Williams - October 4
Sara Sant'Ambrogio - October 11

 

Downtown Discount

Dolce Vita Men's Haircut Special

THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
LOCATION: DOLCE VITA HAIR SALON

A free 8.45 oz. bottle of American Crew shampoo with each men's haircut in August. Call 615-252-8885 to book an appointment. Offer expires on August 31.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Death Cab for Cutie at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, August 10

Lyndsey Highlander at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, August 10

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

Guthrie Trapp at Station Inn Wednesday, August 10

Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, August 10

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

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, August 11

Barefoot Justice at Second Fiddle Thursday, August 11

Annual Night for Gary Smith at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 12

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

Y2K at 12th & Porter Friday, August 12

Fridays Al Fresco at Virago 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

Tall Tale Circus at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 12

Alex Thomas at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, August 12

Vanessa Mandrell, Rick Caballo, and Labeling Deloris at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, August 12

Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, August 12

Jimmy Hall at Listening Room Cafe Friday, August 12

Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, August 12

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

The 4th Annual Gimmee Awards at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, August 13

Jasper's Cast at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, August 13

Bands from the Battle at Rocketown Saturday, August 13

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

Blackwater James and Super Water Sympathy at 12th & Porter Saturday, August 13

Toad the Wet Sprocket at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 13

Music and Memories of Chet Atkins at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 13

Tall Tale Circus at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 13

Cumberland River Writers 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

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

Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Sunday, August 14

Andy Davis with mynameisjohnmichael at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, August 14

Americana Carnival at Robert's Western World Sunday, August 14

Nick & Amanda Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, August 15

Nadine Tindall at Legends Corner Monday, August 15

Randy Nations at The Stage on Broadway Monday, August 15

The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, August 16

Concerts in the Courtyard at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, August 16

The Kahndeli Express Featuring Travis Mann at Sambuca Tuesday, August 16

Kevin Key at Second Fiddle Tuesday, August 16

Maroon 5 and Train with Gavin DeGraw at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, August 17

Evanescence at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, August 17

Guthrie Trapp at Station Inn Wednesday, August 17

Artist's Forum: Roger Clayton at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 18

Stars Go Dim at Rocketown Thursday, August 18

Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, August 18

Chuck Cannon, Tim Brantley, and The Trailer Park Ninjas at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 18

Katy Perry at Bridgestone Arena Friday, August 19

Ted Nugent at Ryman Auditorium Friday, August 19

Tall Tale Circus at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 19

Kathie Baillie at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, August 19

Donna Ulisse at Station Inn Friday, August 19

Lo Carter at Listening Room Cafe Friday, August 19

Brittini Black at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, August 19

Martin McDaniel at The Stage on Broadway Friday, August 19

5th Annual Dragon Boat Race and River Festival at Riverfront Park Saturday, August 20

12 Against Nature Steely Dan Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, August 20

Jesse Lee at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, August 20

Kathy Von, Ayla Brown, and Sarah Brown at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, August 20

Far Cry at Second Fiddle Saturday, August 20

Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, August 20

Tyler Lowe and The Alchemists at The Rutledge Sunday, August 21

Return to Forever IV with Zappa Plays Zappa at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, August 22

10,000 Maniacs with Jim Reilley at 12th & Porter Monday, August 22

Elio Giordono at Second Fiddle Monday, August 22

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

Hungry? Downtown Dining Options

Did you know that downtown Nashville has over 175 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. You can also narrow your search by cuisine type. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Game-Day Express

The Tennessee Titans first pre-season game at LP Field is this Saturday, August 13 at LP Field. Take the Music City Star and make getting to the game even easier! Purchase single-game tickets for the Music City Star's Game-Day Express and save 20%. Advance tickets purchased now through September 11 are only $12. The cost is $20 for a game-day purchase made on the train.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown August 10 - 24 include Microscopy Society of America (2,500, August 7 - 11), National Network of Embroidery Professionals (2,000, August 18 - 20), Tennessee Valley Authority (240, August 22 - 25), and Tractor Supply Company (1,100, August 23 - 24). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.

NDP Logo

More than 160 restaurants, 115 retail options, 35 live music venues, 20 art galleries, and
hundreds of events make downtown Nashville the place to be!

Downtown Details is a weekly publication of the Nashville Downtown Partnership

Thanks for subscribing and spread the word by forwarding to a friend!

Submit downtown area events, news, and other information to be published in this
newsletter by using our online form or by contacting Andrea Champion (743-3097)
at the latest by the Monday of the week to be profiled.