News & Information
Red Rover now offers grooming!
A new grooming salon is now open at Red Rover Pet Services. Appointments are available Tuesday through Saturday.
New $5.99 lunch at the Wildhorse Saloon!
A new lunch offering featuring a chef's market table, hot bar, and salad bar for $5.99 from 11 am - 3 pm. Plus, downtown employees can get a lunch punch card, good for a free lunch on the sixth visit.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $25 - $155
Entertainment Weekly calls Wicked "the best musical of the decade," and when it first played Nashville in 2009, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is Broadway's biggest blockbuster and was just named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times. Before Dorothy arrived in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The story of how these two become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $44 - $129
When floodwaters closed the Schermerhorn, Christopher Cross performed a free outdoor concert for the people of Nashville, a moving and memorable moment in the city's history. This fall, he returns to perform with the orchestra, this time buoyed by the Schermerhorn's outstanding acoustics. This can't-miss event will feature hits including "Sailing," "Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)" and "Ride Like the Wind."
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: HOTEL INDIGO $50 IN ADVANCE; $60 DAY OF THE EVENT
The 25th Annual Progressive Party begins at the Hotel Indigo (315 Union), continues to Printers Alley (between Church and Union), and ends at Whiskey Bent Saloon (306 Broadway). Tickets include complimentary parking, delicious food from downtown restaurants, wine and beer. Plus, musical entertainment at each stop. Ruble and Brenda Sanderson will receive the 2011 Spirit of The DISTRICT Award. Purchase tickets in advance online or buy at the event by arriving at Hotel Indigo by 7 pm (before the party progresses to the second location). Proceeds from this event go to support The DISTRICT's holiday decorations and other projects of The DISTRICT.
The first event in The Art Of series, a fun and educational spirits and beer tasting series. This tasting experience will be led by Jeff Norman, the Jack Daniel Distillery's Master Taster. Enjoy tastings of the world-famous Tennessee distillery’s family of brands: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel and the new Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. Plus, food from Jim and Nick's BBQ. Proceeds will benefit TPAC Education. Purchase an "Artful Taster" package for $75 and attend all three events including "The Art of Yazoo Brewery" on February 23 and "The Art of Corsair Distillery" on April 5.
Calling all Beatles fans! Book signing and meet and greet with Beatles' authors May Pang, Nancy Lee Andrews, Richard Courtney and George Cassidy. Proceeds from book sales will help fund The House the Beatles Fans Built, a new program benefiting Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The "ghost trail" through the museum features prizes and crafts. At stops along the trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee's past including "The Legend of Davy Crockett." The trail concludes at the tall tales stage where professional storytellers will relate stories about Tennessee. Complimentary refreshments. Costumes are encouraged. Haunted Museum visitors may park for free in the state employee parking lots north and west of the State Capitol.
This two-day event features free art demos, free samples and multiple "make it, take its." See how various art supplies are used; silkscreen your own t-shirt; try your hand at watercolor, oils, origami, markers; make your own artist trading cards and much more!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 9:30 AM - NOON
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE FREE
Join 104.5 The Zone and Coors Light for the ultimate VIP tailgating experience. This event is scheduled before every Titans home game at the Hard Rock Cafe. Meet and greet with Mark Howard and former Titans Blaine Bishop and Kevin Dyson. Enjoy appetizers and Coors Light drink specials. Valet conveniently at the Hard Rock and walk over to the game.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 4 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM FREE
The 4th annual Silver Stars talent competition features singers and musicians from Nashville and Memphis performing before a live audience and celebrity judges to win $7,500 in prize money. This family show includes a variety of entertainment – from blues, country and gospel music to jazz and Latin vocals. Celebrity judges include R&B/rock singer Bonnie Bramlett, Fleetwood Mac’s Billy Burnette, and Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a free Silver Stars CD.
Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame for lunch! A live performance by Aaron Tippin at noon with an autograph signing immediately following. Aaron will also be the guest cook of the day! Use the Music City Circuit to get down to the Hall.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: ICON FREE
ICON's newest model units have been designed by the talented students of O'More College of Design. Preview these models, meet the designers, and learn about what inspired them and how they implemented their unique visions for these one bedroom units. RSVP to events@ICONintheGulch.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 11 AM - NOON
LOCATION: DOLCE VITA HAIR SALON
Bring your own lunch to the salon for a class about the benefits of various essential oils. Complimentary dessert. Call 615-252-8885 to reserve a spot.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 11 AM - NOON
LOCATION: SUNTRUST PLAZA
A new 12-week Weight Watchers At-Work series begins Thursday, October 27. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 11 am to noon in the SunTrust Plaza Building. Weight Watchers is running a special: 12 weeks for the price of 10! Call 615-748-4710 to sign up or for more information.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Taking Back Sunday at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, October 19
Aretha Franklin at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 19
Wicked at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 19 - Sunday, November 6
Sleepless Truckers at Second Fiddle Wednesday, October 19
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, October 19
NashCamp Banjo Camp Concert at Station Inn Thursday, October 20
Christopher Cross at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, October 20 - Saturday, October 22
Mat Kearney at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, October 20
The District's 25th Annual Progressive Party at Hotel Indigo Thursday, October 20
The Black Lillies at Station Inn Thursday, October 20
Opry Country Classics with Ray Price at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 20
The Martin McDaniel Band at Legends Corner Thursday, October 20
Krysta Youngs, Julia Sinclair, and Jenn Bostic, at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, October 20
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, October 20
The Art of Jack Daniel's at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, October 20
Yacht Rock Revue at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 21
Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 21
Avery*Sunshine at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, October 21
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 21
Beaker Street Blues Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, October 21
The Running at 12th & Porter Friday, October 21
The House The Beatles Fans Built at 417 Union Restaurant & Bar Friday, October 21
Rookie of the Year at Rocketown Friday, October 21
Gil Gann at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, October 21
Haunted Museum at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, October 22
Aaron Tippin & The Wright Kids at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 22
Peter Frampton at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 22
Jake Austin & The City Limits, One Must Fall, and Three Blonde Moms at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 22
Rachael Thibodeau, Jason Sever, and Nicole Johnson at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, October 22
Hands On Creativity at Plaza Artist Materials and Picture Framing Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23
Ty Brando at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, October 22
Songwriter Session: Tia Sillers and Mark Selby at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 22
Hit Writers' Night with AJ Masters & Greg Crowe at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, October 22
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, October 22
Titans Ultimate VIP Tailgate at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, October 23
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans at LP Field Sunday, October 23
Jackopierce with Anderson East at The Rutledge Sunday, October 23
Mandolin and Flatpick Guitar Demonstration at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, October 23
Silver Stars at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 234
Fitz and the Tantrums with Walk the Moon at Cannery Ballroom Monday, October 24
Randy Nations at The Stage on Broadway Monday, October 24
The Heartbroken and Freddie Long at The Rutledge Monday, October 24
The Alternate Routes with Carters Chord at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, October 24
Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 25
Andi Zack's Groovy Tuesdays at 12th & Porter Tuesday, October 25
McKenzie's Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, October 25
Clay Evans at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, October 25
Inspired @ ICON at ICON Wednesday, October 26
Familiar Faces Night at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, October 26
Cookin' Out Country with Aaron Tippin at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, October 26
Uncle Skeleton at 12th & Porter Wednesday, October 26
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, October 26
Lunch & Learn: Essential Oils at Dolce Vita Hair Salon Thursday, October 27
Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 27
Opry Country Classics with Ricky Skaggs at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 27
TalkBack Thursday: Wicked at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 27
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 27
Sugar Rush: A Candy-Coated Competition at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, October 27
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, October 27
Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, October 27
Block & White Party at Virago Thursday, October 27
The ICM Country Music Awards and PINK Carpet Gala at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 28
The Avett Brothers with Social Distortion at Bridgestone Arena Friday, October 28
Nashville Ballet Presents: Cinderella at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30
My So-Called Band and Space Capone at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 28
Metal Masquerade at The Rutledge Friday, October 28
The Composer is Dead at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, October 29
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 29
Cheersport's Nashville Grand Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 29
Halloween Bash with the Spazmatics at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, October 29
Sam Hayes Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, October 29
Guilty Pleasures and Who's Bad? at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 29
Jim Lauderdale at Station Inn Saturday, October 29
Rock Over Broadway: Halloween at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 29
Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Saturday, October 29
Halloween Dance Party and Humming House CD Release at The Rutledge Saturday, October 29
Halloween Costume Party at Ms Kelli's Karaoke Club Saturday, October 29
HiPower at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, October 29
Zombie Buffet 5K at Riverfront Park Saturday, October 29
Titans Ultimate VIP Tailgate at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, October 30
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts at LP Field Sunday, October 30
McKendree UMC Art Crawl at McKendree United Methodist Church Sunday, October 30
Halloween Party and Devil's Night Spooktacular at The Rutledge Sunday, October 30
Resophonic Guitar Demonstration: Randy Kohrs at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, October 30
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Large groups and events that are downtown October 19 - November 2 include Healthland (600, October 17 - 20), Association of Millwork Distributors (500, October 23 -26), Christian Country Music Association (500, October 24 - 28), American Vacuum Society (2,000, October 30 - November 3), and American Bar Association (225, November 1 - 6). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.