Events This Week
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE PARK GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE AND VIP: $45
Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. This third annual outdoor concert features local and national artists. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and water bottles are welcomed at this free six-week concert series.
The line-up for Thursday, September 15:
6:30 pm - Music City Soul Break Dance Troupe
7 pm - The Kicks
7:45 pm - Rumba
9 pm - Los Lonely Boys
$3 parking available in the Metro Courthouse parking garage located directly below the park. Free bicycle parking. VIP tickets available for $45. Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water, food, and an incredible view of the stage.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, THURSDAY - FRIDAY AT 7:30 PM; SATURDAY 2 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL $10 ADULT; $5 STUDENT
Jezebel’s Got the Blues features eight dramatic readings written and illustrated by Merrill Farnsworth and accompanied by the music of Phil Madeira. Actors include local theater favorites Nan Gurley, Chip Arnold, and Bonnie Keen. These re-imaginings of familiar Old Testament stories explore issues of love, despair and faith.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 6 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $40
Conexion Americas kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with a fiesta and awards reception. An annual cultural celebration featuring authentic Latin American food and music by Kazique and RUMBA. The winners of the Orgullo Hispano award and the Young Latino Essay Contest will be announced at this event.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: TERRAZZO FREE
Art and architecture intersect at this event featuring more than 150 works of art in an exclusive urban residential setting - Terrazzo's expansive two-story penthouses. Featuring artwork from twelve local galleries. This special exhibit will also be open on Saturday, September 17 from noon to 4 pm.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
Shop "under the stars" at the Night Market! Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, beverages from merchants, live music, free samples, artisan booths, and much more. Night Market will be held both inside the Market House and outside in the farm sheds, with all Market House restaurants and shops open. Fall is in the air with apples, pumpkins and more of your favorite Fall treats.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE
Join thousands of other walkers during Walk2Reach. This family-friendly event includes a 5K walk, inflatables, games, food, music, and other activities. The purpose of Walk2Reach is to motivate the Christian community to help support local and international ministries. Online registration is available.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: BOURBON STREET BLUES & BOOGIE BAR FREE; DONATIONS ACCEPTED
The Nashville Rollergirls are the hosts for this luau-themed fundraiser. The event features Hawaiian-themed food and music, a chance to mingle with the rollergirls, and a silent auction.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK
The 2011 Great Nashville Duck Race is a duck derby benefiting over 3,500 youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Over 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped from the Korean War Veterans' Memorial Bridge and will race down the Cumberland River. The duck drop is at 1 pm and the results tally will happen by 1:30 pm. Rubber ducks are available for adoption for $5 a duck. Other adoption opportunities include: A six QUACK for $25; QUACKER'S dozen (13) for $50; and a FLOCK of ducks (25) for $100. The lucky duck reaching the finish line first will win $10,000 in cash and additional prizes for others who place second, third and fourth.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 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. Bearfoot performs on Tuesday, September 20.
Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame for lunch during Wednesdays in September! Live music from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, with autograph signings immediately following. Performance schedule includes Ty Herndon on September 21 and Restless Heart on September 28. The performers will also be the guest cooks of the day! Use the Music City Circuit to get down to the Hall. Just hop on and get off at the Hilton Downtown stop and walk on over!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: COLAB NASHVILLE FREE
Objections come up each day, by would-be customers, current clients, co-workers, and employees. Not responding in the right way can add extra stress and cause one to miss out on opportunities. Join Dale Carnegie Training for a lunch and learn workshop and learn how to respond to objections and uncover hidden obstacles that get in the way. Lunch is provided.
Shopping Discount at Simply the Best
10% off discount through the end of this month. Bring a copy of this newsletter to receive the discount. This shop sells jewelry and accessories for women and men including sunglasses, handbags, hair accessories and hats at great values well below retail prices. Everything in the store is $10.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
William Topley at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, September 14
TV On The Radio with Broken Social Scene at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, September 14
Dale Watson with Amber Digby at Station Inn Wednesday, September 14
New Faces in Philanthropy at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, September 14
Wynonna at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, September 15 - Saturday, September 17
Dinner on the Bridge at Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge Thursday, September 15
The Raconteurs at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, September 15
Emerson Sky at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, September 15
Music for a Change Presents: Nashville Love at 12th & Porter Thursday, September 15
Adam Levy and James Tealy at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, September 15
Barefoot Justice at Second Fiddle Thursday, September 15
Live on the Green at Public Square Park Thursday, September 15
Jezebel's Got the Blues at Christ Church Cathedral Thursday, September 15 - Saturday, September 17
Shawn Mullins with Alice Peacock and Danny Myrick at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, September 16
Fridays Al Fresco at Virago Friday, September 16
Taylor Swift at Bridgestone Arena Friday, September 16 - Saturday, September 17
Geoff Ramsey and the All Stars at Sambuca Friday, September 16
Conexion Americas Hispanic Heritage Fiesta & Awards Ceremony at Cannery Ballroom Friday, September 16
Celebrity Casino Night at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, September 16
Art After Hours at Terrazzo Friday, September 16
Alvarado Road Show at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, September 16
Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, September 16
Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, September 16
Walk2Reach at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, September 17
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, September 17
Zachapalooza 4: Benefit for Betty Brown at The Rutledge Saturday, September 17
Art After Hours at Terrazzo Saturday, September 17
The Cold Stares, Stagolee, and The Future at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, September 17
The Anna Johnson Band and Emily Howard at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, September 17
Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, September 17
Far Cry at Second Fiddle Saturday, September 17
Artful Tales: Mexican Folk Tale at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, September 18
Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens at LP Field Sunday, September 18
Barefoot Renegades at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, September 18
Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Sunday, September 18
Nashville Rollergirls Luau & Silent Auction at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, September 18
Great Nashville Duck Race at Riverfront Park Monday, September 19
Nick & Amanda Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, September 19
Gwen Sebastain at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, September 19
Red Bird Music at Listening Room Cafe Monday, September 19
Elio Giordono at Second Fiddle Monday, September 19
Kassie Jordan at Legends Corner Monday, September 19
The Lunabelles at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, September 19
Concerts in the Courtyard: Bearfoot at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 20
The Kahndeli Express at Sambuca Tuesday, September 20
Stars for Stripes Benefit: "Have you Forgotten?" at The Palm Tuesday, September 20
Alien Ant Farm at 12th & Porter Wednesday, September 21
Cookin' Out Country with Ty Herndon at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, September 21
Dale Carnegie Training: Responding to Objections at CoLab Nashville Wednesday, September 21
Béla Fleck’s Banjo Concerto at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24
Singing Down the Pain: The Civil War at Downtown Presbyterian Church Thursday, September 22
Foster The People, CULTS, and Reptar at 12th & Porter Thursday, September 22
If Birds Could Fly at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, September 22
Live on the Green at Public Square Park Thursday, September 22
SoundLand: Ghostland Observatory with Cherub at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, September 22
SoundLand: Bonobo with Ziggurat & Treekeeper at Mercy Lounge Thursday, September 22
Nashville Metal Bands 1 Year Anniversary at The Rutledge Friday, September 23
Frankie Beverly and Maze with Fantasia at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, September 23
Devious Angels at Listening Room Cafe Friday, September 23
Ace of Blues at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, September 23
Women's Half Marathon & 5K at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 24
Nashville Predators vs. Winnepeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, September 24
AIDS Walk at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, September 24
Crump Bluegrass Day at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 24
Wine on the River at Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge Saturday, September 24
Bernie Nelson, Don Poythress, and Dave Gibson at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, September 24
Van Hunt at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, September 25
Elvis Costello & The Imposters at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, September 25
Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos at LP Field Sunday, September 25
7" Vinyl Sundays Hosted by Feeka at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, September 25
Film Screening: Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, September 25
Derek Joseph at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, September 25
Chris Weaver at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, September 25
Gang Gang Dance at Mercy Lounge Monday, September 26
World of Bluegrass Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, September 26
Clean and Safe Request Form
If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, please let us know about it! Report graffiti that needs to be removed, public sidewalks that need pressure washing, weeds, trash and other unsightly items! Use this form to send a request directly to our Clean and Safe Team manager. NOTE: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).
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Large groups and events that are downtown September 14 - 28 include Optimum Solutions (250, September 13 - 15), Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (250, September 18 - 20), Soundland (1,000, September 20 - 25), Women's Half Marathon (5,000, September 24), and International Bluegrass Music Association (24,000, September 25 - October 2). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.