News & Information
Do you work in downtown Nashville? Join us for Employee Appreciation Week (Monday, October 3 - Friday, October 7) - for events scheduled each day! Activities and events include corporate tug-of-war, Nashville's largest coffee break (free coffee!), Farmers' Market Friday, Downtown's Next Superstar, and much more. Click here for the FULL schedule of events. Plus, check out this list of merchants and other businesses who are offering special discounts and freebies during the week.
New live music venue and restaurant: National Underground
105 Broadway. 615-255-5522. This new venue offers lunch, dinner, late night dining and live music in the evenings. Hours are Mon - Sun, 11 am to 3 am.
New offers at 3rd & Church Healthcare!
Downtown Nashville's healthcare clinic has expanded their offerings to include women's health services. Appointments with Bridget Stover can be scheduled online or by calling 615-255-7902. Additionally, nurses from 3rd & Church Healthcare are available to come onsite to your office to offer B-12 shots and flu vaccines.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE PARK GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE; VIP: $45
Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. The weather should be perfect for these events! Blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and water bottles are welcomed at this free concert series.
The line-up for Thursday, September 29:
6:15 pm - The Spinderellas
6:45 pm - Carey Ott
7: pm - Edwin McCain
9 pm - Ten Out of Tenn
$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.
Wake Up Nashville! is a fundraiser and songwriters showcase. Legendary songwriters Bobby Wood (Elvis, Garth Brooks) and Dave Gibson will perform. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit narcolepsy research and awareness.
C.S.Lewis' brilliant novel, The Screwtape Letters, reveals spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. A sold-out hit in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., this funny, provocative, and wickedly witty theatrical adaptation stars Max McLean as Screwtape.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, SCHEDULE VARIES EACH DAY
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER $40 - $95; $20 STUDENTS WITH ID
Over sixty bluegrass artists will perform. Plus, the Grand Master Fiddler Championship, an expo hall with over 100 booths, jam sessions and more. Click here for the full schedule of performers. The World of Bluegrass convention began this week and Puckett's, the Hard Rock Cafe, and other downtown locations are featuring Bluegrass performances all week.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 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, these downtown businesses will have special offerings during the crawl. Rachel's Gifts at the Hermitage Hotel will host a trunk show featuring artist Sarah Tams of Route Thirteen from 6 pm - 9 pm. She will showcase her line of sterling silver, cold and copper jewelry. 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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $30 - $50
The Nashville Beer Festival celebrates great craft beer, fine food, live music and much more. The event features unlimited tastings, food pairings, music, contests, and games. Enjoy beer samples from over 50 Nashville-area breweries and home brew clubs. A concert featuring performances by Ruth Collins and Sons of Fathers follows the event.
The perfect way to celebrate a beautiful Fall day! The entire community is invited to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to enjoy free musical performances all day long and into the night. This free day of music will feature over 30 local ensembles performing in various spaces throughout the building. The music will range from classical to jazz to pop, with an 11 am concert by the Nashville Symphony in the Laura Turner Concert Hall. Plus, a kids' area featuring an instrument petting zoo, juggling, face painting, virtual Wii conducting lessons and more!
Help Yazoo Brewing Company celebrate eight years! Live music begins at 6 pm and features performances by Ballhog, The Red Caps, Lynn Taylor, and more. Plus, food trucks including Happy Eating, Love Shack, and YaYOMG.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, OPEN HOUSE: 10 AM - 1 PM; PLAZA PARTY: 4:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
A day and night full of Preds fun! An open house from 10 am to 1 pm featuring a tour of the Bridgestone Arena, and the opportunity to ask questions and select seats for the season. Players will sign autographs from 11 am to 1 pm. A Youth Hockey Clinic will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm. The pregame plaza party begins at 4:30 pm and features games, inflatables, live music, concessions, youth hockey rinks and more. Also, free general admission tickets are available (while supplies last) to that night's preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Public relations and communications professionals, join the Nashville Flacks for happy hour and networking. Urban Flats will offer happy hour specials including $2 Miller Lite and Yuengling draft beers, $3 well drinks, $4 red and white featured wines, and half-off bottles of wine.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 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. Jason D. Williams performs on Tuesday, October 4.