Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

   

News & Information

New restaurant: Which Wich
216 4th Avenue N. 457-1867. A new location of the national chain known for their menu featuring over 50 customizable sandwiches. Hours are Sun - Thurs, 10 am - 6 pm and Fri - Sat, 10 am - 8 pm.

 

New shop: Honey Girl Print Company and Shop
125 2nd Avenue N. 939-2497. This new store sells stationery, handmade accessories and jewelry, custom print orders, and more. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm. 

 

Events This Week

College Football Kick-off Concert Event

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE

Kick off the start of college football season at this celebration concert. The Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky University meet the University of Kentucky Wildcats at LP Field at 8:15 pm. Laura Bell Bundy will perform at this free pre-game concert in Riverfront Park at 5:30 pm. To celebrate College Colors Day, wear the colors and apparel of your favorite college or university to the concert.

 

Western Kentucky University vs. University of Kentucky

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 8:15 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $35.93 - $70.93

College football season begins on September 1 at LP Field as the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky University square off against the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

 

73rd Annual National Folk Festival

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE ADMISSION

The National Folk Festival is a free, three-day outdoor event. Celebrating the traditions of American culture in music, dance, crafts, foods, storytelling and more, the National Folk Festival offers something for everyone. A wide array of continuous music and dance performances by the finest traditional artists from all parts of the nation. Visit nationalfolkfestival.com for a complete schedule of activities. This is the first year of a 3-year run for the festival in Music City. Click here for the closest parking options for the festival. The State of TN parking lots will be open to the public for this festival. Also, the hours for the blue line of the Music City Circuit will be extended until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday nights of the festival! A great way to park in the downtown core and catch a ride to the festival site.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 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 (galleries close at 9 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. Click here for exhibit information.

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

 

Additionally, several downtown merchants will have special offerings during the crawl. 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. The Peanut Shop (19 Arcade) will host "Cupcakes for Cancer," a bake sale benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Restaurant Week

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

A semiannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals, Restaurant Week is a great way to enjoy Nashville's unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants are Copper Kettle, Flyte World Dining and Wine, The Listening Room Cafe, Provence Breads & Cafe, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant, and Watermark. These restaurants will feature special prices and menus throughout the week.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Serenatta

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

The library's hit music series continues with concerts in the courtyard! Bring your lunch and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 11. Serenatta performs on Tuesday, September 6.

 

Smashville Text Scavenger Hunt

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 9 AM - NOON
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE

Teams of two to four members will compete to win two 2011-12 Predators Full Season ticket packages in this on-foot scavenger hunt around downtown Nashville. One member of each team must be a subscriber of Smashville Text (text 'Gold' to 37048). Prizes will also be awarded to the teams with the best team name, costumes and more. Teams must register by Thursday, September 8 by clicking here.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Tailor Made Fable at The Rutledge Wednesday, August 31

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, August 31

Vinyl Pinups with Rachel Loy and Melissa Fuller at 12th & Porter Wednesday, August 31

College Football Kick-off Concert Event at Riverfront Park Thursday, September 1

Artist’s Perspective: Vesna Pavlović at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, September 1

Opening Reception: "Sustainability : A Part of Design" at Alfred Williams & Company Thursday, September 1

Keith Walker at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, September 1

Regi Wooten and Friends at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, September 1

Emily Howard and Throwing Gravity at The Rutledge Thursday, September 1

Western Kentucky University vs. University of Kentucky at LP Field Thursday, September 1

Fridays Al Fresco at Virago Friday, September 2

Howard Hewett at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, September 2

73rd Annual National Folk Festival at Bicentennial Mall Friday, September 2 - Sunday, September 4

Kentucky Thunder at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, September 2

The Bluefields at Mercy Lounge Friday, September 2

Robert Gay and McKenzie Scott at Casablanca Coffee Friday, September 2

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, September 3

Dehlia Low at Station Inn Saturday, September 3

Of Montreal with Yip Deceiver and Kishi Bashi at Mercy Lounge Saturday, September 3

Tennessee State University vs. Southern University at LP Field Saturday, September 3

Hinkley's Heroes at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, September 3

Abe & The Stokes at Sambuca Saturday, September 3

Details Details at Rocketown Saturday, September 3

Rock Over Broadway at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, September 3

Songwriter Session: Don Henry and Lauren Braddock at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 3

Gabe Dixon at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, September 4

Jimmy Charles Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, September 4

7" Vinyl Sundays Hosted by Feeka at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, September 4

Restaurant Week Monday, September 5 - Sunday, September 11

Concerts in the Courtyard: Serenatta at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 6

Queens Boulevard and My Everyday Mask at Hard Rock Cafe Tuesday, September 6

Hogslop String Band at 12th & Porter Tuesday, September 6

Cookin' Out Country with Jamie O'Neal at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, September 7

JP, Jessie, and James Pennington at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, September 7

The Glory Bugles' "800 Miles Off-Broadway" at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, September 8 -  Sunday, September 11

Ollabelle at Mercy Lounge Thursday, September 8

Live on the Green at Public Square Park Thursday, September 8

Season Opening Celebration with Yo-Yo Ma at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, September 9

Over The Edge at Nashville City Center Friday, September 9

JJ Williamson at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, September 9

The Script with Hot Chelle Rae at Ryman Auditorium Friday, September 9

Girls and Boys Nashville at Cannery Ballroom Friday, September 9

A Tribute to Journey at The Rutledge Friday, September 9

Tyler Flowers, Christian Luitti, and Clayton Fike at Casablanca Coffee Friday, September 9

Nashville Rollergirls vs. Naptown Tornado Sirens at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, September 10

The ConSoulers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, September 10

Blindside with Write This Down at Rocketown Saturday, September 10

Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Jerry Foster at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 10

Smashville Text Scavenger Hunt at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, September 10

Mat McHugh at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, September 11

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, September 11

Miller / Meyers at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, September 11

9/11 Benefit and The Listening Room Birthday Bash at Listening Room Cafe Sunday, September 11

Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Sunday, September 11

Nuw Skewl and Guests at The Rutledge Sunday, September 11

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Ryman Auditorium Monday, September 12

Live from the Ledge featuring Mark Wills at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, September 12

Concerts in the Courtyard: Riders in the Sky at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 13

Journey with Foreigner and Night Ranger at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, September 13

The Fray at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, September 13

TV On The Radio with Broken Social Scene at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, September 14  

Louisiana Night at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, September 14 

 

The "Brasher/Bogue Real Friends" Event Series at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, September 14

Kendra Chantelle with Brennin at 12th & Porter Wednesday, September 14  

Cookin' Out Country with Mark Wills at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, September 14 

 

Gwen Sebastain at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, September 14

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

Attention: Road Closures!

National Folk Festival
- James Robertson Parkway from 5th Avenue to Rosa Parks Blvd will be closed from Thursday, September 1 at 6 pm until Monday, September 5 at 5 am

College Football Kick-off Concert
- 1st Avenue from Broadway to Church Street will be closed on Thursday, September 1
- Broadway from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue will be restricted to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on Thursday, September 1
- Woodland Street bridge will remain open
 

Looking to live downtown?

Check out this "craiglist-type" online posting of downtown condos available for rent or sale. If you own a downtown condo and wish to add it to this list, please use this form.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown August 31 - September 14 include College Colors Game Day Kickoff: Western Kentucky University vs. University of Kentucky (50,000, September 1 -2), National Folk Festival (30,000 (September 2 - 4), The Endocrine Society (400, September 6 - 11), Home Decorating and Remodeling Show (5,000, September 9 - 11), and Optimum Solutions (250, September 13 - 15). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.

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