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
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.
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.
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.
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.
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.