Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

   

News & Information

 

Employee Appreciation Week!

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

 

Live on the Green

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!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $75

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' The Screwtape Letters

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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.


Bluegrass Fan Fest

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.


First Saturday Art Crawl

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.

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, 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.


Nashville Beer Festival

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.

 

Nashville Symphony's Regions Free Day of Music

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 10 AM - 10 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER FREE

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!


Yazoo Family Picnic and Birthday Party

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 4 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: YAZOO BREWING COMPANY AND TAP ROOM FREE

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.


Preds Fest: Open House and Pregame Plaza Party

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.


Nashville Flacks October Happy Hour

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: URBAN FLATS FLATBREAD & WINE CO. FREE

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.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Jason D. Williams

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.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Blast! at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, October 2

Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, September 28

Lonesome River Band at Station Inn Wednesday, September 28

Hope Nix, Brinley Addington, and Trey Wilson at The Rutledge Wednesday, September 28

World of Bluegrass Concert Series at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, September 28

Leukemia Benefit with Craig Campbell at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, September 28

Salon @ 615: Joe Henry at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 28

Hanson at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, September 29

IBMA Awards at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, September 29

Archnemesis and PlayLow at 12th & Porter Thursday, September 29

David Borne at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, September 29

Barefoot Justice at Second Fiddle Thursday, September 29

Live on the Green at Public Square Park Thursday, September 29

The Mighty Dan Halen at Mercy Lounge Thursday, September 29

Wake Up Nashville! at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, September 29

Larry Carlton at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, September 30

C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1

Fridays Al Fresco at Virago Friday, September 30

"Weird Al" Yankovic at Ryman Auditorium Friday, September 30

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, September 30

B.B. King All Stars with Natasha Young and Carl Stewart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, September 30

Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, September 30

Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, September 30

The Long Players perform Pink Floyd at Mercy Lounge Friday, September 30

Ellingtown at Nashville Public Library Friday, September 30

Bluegrass Fan Fest at Nashville Convention Center Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, October 1

Nashville Beer Festival at Riverfront Park Saturday, October 1

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 1

Wilco with Nick Lowe at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 1

Chris Burke and Chad Stuible at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, October 1

Marc Broussard at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, October 1

Sam Hayes Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, October 1

Nashville Symphony's Regions Free Day of Music at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, October 1

Yazoo Family Picnic and Birthday Party at Yazoo Brewing Company and Tap Room Saturday, October 1

Preds Fest: Open House and Pregame Plaza Party at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 1

Wilco with Nick Lowe at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 2

The Lemonheads with The Shining Twins and New York Rivals at Mercy Lounge Monday, October 3

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 3

Nashville Flacks October Happy Hour at Urban Flats Flatbread & Wine Co. Monday, October 3

Buddy Miller Band with Patty Griffin at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, October 4

Concerts in the Courtyard: Jason D. Williams at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 4

The Roys, Kimberly Wolff, Hannah Anders, and Jason Gregory at Hard Rock Cafe Tuesday, October 4

Arctic Monkeys at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, October 5

Ax Plays Beethoven at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, October 6 - Saturday, October 8

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9

Live on the Green at Public Square Park Thursday, October 6

The B-52s at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 6

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 6

Mystikos - An Evening of Mystery, Marvels & Magic at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 6

Forget Me Not - Alzheimer's Benefit at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, October 6

Art Making and Music at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 7

Buddy Greene & Friends at Station Inn Friday, October 7

Keb' Mo' at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 7

Tennessee State University vs. Southeast Missouri at LP Field Saturday, October 8

Amanda Broadway, Nicole Boggs, Jeffrey James, and Tyrone Carreker at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, October 8

AJ Jamal at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, October 8

Music City Muscle at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 8

Second Sundays at Virago Sunday, October 9

Adele at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 10

Inspired @ ICON at ICON Monday, October 10

Concerts in the Courtyard: Sara Sant'Ambrogio at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 11

Men's High Heel Race at Hilton Park Tuesday, October 11

Trailer Park Boys at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, October 11

John Byrd CD Release at Station Inn Tuesday, October 11

Americana Music Festival: Marshall Chapman at Station Inn Wednesday, October 12

Cookin' Out Country with The Roys at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, October 12

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

Gulch Giveaway

Each week, great stores, restaurants, and other merchants in The Gulch are giving away prizes worth up to $150 to the weekly winner of a NFL Pick’Em Game. To participate in this contest visit this link! Merchants participating in this contest include Adagio Massage Co. & Spa, A+ Storage, Apricot Lane, Arnold's Country Kitchen, Cantina Laredo, Casablanca Coffee, Sambuca, The Turnip Truck, and Yazoo Brewery.

Nightlife and Live Music Options

Downtown Music City boasts over 35 live music venues, plus additional nightlife options including bars and nightclubs. Plan your next night out by using our online guide. Click here to see a full list of the downtown clubs, bars and live music venues.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown September 28 - October 12 include International Bluegrass Music Association (24,000, September 25 - October 2), Gas Machinery Research Council (1,100, October 1 - 6), International Entertainment Buyers Association (500, October 1 - 5), Advisors Excel (250, October 4 - 7), National Black Child Development Institute (1,000, October 8 - 11), Marsh Berry & Company Inc. (250, October 11 - 14), and Americana Music Festival and Conference (3,000, October 12 - 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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