News & Information
New bar and restaurant: Fleet Street!
207 Printers Alley. 615-200-0782. Serving lunch, dinner and late night eats, this new English-style pub also offers a great place to watch soccer, rugby and other international sporting events. A great menu features traditional British fare. Hours are 10:30 am - 1:30 am, Sunday through Tuesday and 10:30 am - 3 am, Wednesday through Saturday.
Events This Week
From the underground dance clubs of 1950's Memphis comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
A performance by the Hume-Fogg Academic High School Jazz Bands including the Silver Jazz Band and the Blue Jazz Band.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE $5
The recreation center at First Baptist has added Zumba classes on Monday and Thursday nights. Zumba is a fun dance fitness program. The class is open to beginning and advanced students. The rec center also offers yoga classes, basketball, and a weight room featuring treadmills, elliptical machines and more. Call 615-664-6050 for rates and more information. Free on-site parking.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, FRI, 11:30 AM - 9 PM; SAT, 9 AM - 7 PM; SUN, 11 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER ADMISSION: $10; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE
'Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace is a three-day shopping event filled with aisle after aisle of upscale gifts from over 100 unique merchants across the country. In its fifth year, 'Tis the Season is a major fundraiser for the Junior League of Nashville with proceeds going directly into the community to support the league's mission of improving the lives of women, children, and families. In addition, "Santa Snaps" will be held on Saturday from noon to 5 pm. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and take home a festive family photo from Ashley Segroves Photography.
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. The screening will be preceded by a brief presentation from Magdalene/Thistle Farms, a residential program for women who have survived lives of violence, prostitution and addiction. After the screening, there will be a community discussion led by Dr. Brian Hooper, a therapist and fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Live at the Tennessee State Museum! is back. This free musical showcase and TV taping of the PBS series features acclaimed independent singer-songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer along with legendary performer Cowboy Jack Clements. Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.
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. A fantastic selection of produce, baked goods, retail items and more --- perfect for the upcoming holidays!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $50 IN ADVANCE; $60 DAY OF THE EVENT; $75 FOR VIP
The Phoenix Club of Nashville presents Taste of Nashville 2011. Enjoy tastings from several local restaurants including Whiskey Kitchen, Paradise Park, Watermark, The Standard, Arnold's Country Kitchen, Sambuca, the Nashville City Club, Virago, Puckett's, Merchants, and many more. Plus, an open bar and live music by Max Headroom, Mr. Belding, and Turbothrust. Proceeds benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.
The 2011 Virtuoso Showcase Classical Guitar series brings world-class guitarists to the Nashville Public Library. Now in its ninth year, the series has a loyal following of music lovers and classical guitar students. The 2011 fall concert series concludes with a return performance by Finnish guitarist Otto Tolonen.
The First Baptist Thursday Business Lunch has moved to Monday, November 21 due to the holiday. There will be a short devotion, music and lunch with traditional Thanksgiving fare!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE HERMITAGE HOTEL FREE
Downtown residents are encouraged to attend the URA's bimonthly business meeting. Matt Wiltshire, Director of the Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development, is the guest speaker. Complimentary wine and appetizers.
Celebrate Margaritaville's 1st anniversary with lunch and dinner specials, $2.50 LandShark lagers all day, a cake cutting and complimentary cake at 6 pm. Plus, live music, Jimmy Buffett trivia contest with prizes and more!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 8 PM
LOCATION: BOOTLEGGER'S INN FREE
Join Bootleggers Inn on the night before Thanksgiving for bootlegging, live music, moonshine, whiskey barrels, mason jars, and more.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Memphis at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, November 20
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, November 16
Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, November 16
Sleepless Truckers at Second Fiddle Wednesday, November 16
Ashley McBryde at National Underground Wednesday, November 16
Mahler's Fourth at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 17 - Saturday, November 19
Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, November 17
Brandi Carlile at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 17
Fall Jazz Band Concert at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School Thursday, November 17
City and Colour with Hacienda at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, November 17
Martin McDaniel at Legends Corner Thursday, November 17
Zumba at First Baptist Nashville at First Baptist Nashville Thursday, November 17
‘Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace at Nashville Convention Center Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20
Demetri Martin at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 18
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, November 18
Drivin N Cryin with Findlay Brown at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 18
Femme Fatale Film Series: Double Indemnity at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 18
Opry at the Ryman featuring Diamond Rio, Wanda Jackson and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 18
Steve Roper at Lucy Blu Friday, November 18
Screening: Miss Representation at First Lutheran Church ELCA Friday, November 18
A Child's Calendar at Nashville Public Library Friday, November 18
Jammin' at Hippie Jack's at Tennessee State Museum Friday, November 18
Night Market: A Taste of Thanksgiving at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, November 18
10th Annual Taste of Nashville at Cannery Ballroom Friday, November 18
Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 19
Tennessee State University vs. Jacksonville State University at LP Field Saturday, November 19
Les Kerr, Sara Shepard, Johnny Mire In Concert! at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, November 19
Farewell Fighter at Rocketown Saturday, November 19
Opry at the Ryman featuring The Marshall Tucker Band at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 19
The Kentucky Headhunters CD Release at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, November 19
Manchester Orchestra at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, November 19
Lalah Hathaway at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, November 19
Hunter Nash at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, November 19
Stephen Salyers with The Fates and Brian Deseaux at National Underground Saturday, November 19
Lauren and the Reckless at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, November 19
PCG Nashville Hit Writers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, November 19
Nashville Classic Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, November 20
The Welcome Table at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 20
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Sunday, November 20
Dobro and Guitar Demonstration: Gene Bush and Bruce Nemerov at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 20
Film Screening: Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 20
Afton Presents at The Rutledge Sunday, November 20
Virtuoso Showcase Classical Guitar Concert: Otto Tolonen at Nashville Public Library Sunday, November 20
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, November 21
The Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, November 21
Jon Roniger at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, November 21
Nick & Amanda at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, November 21
A Night for Dan Toler at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, November 21
Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, November 21
8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge Monday, November 21
Randy Nations at The Stage on Broadway Monday, November 21
Elio Giordono at Second Fiddle Monday, November 21
Kassie Jordan at Legends Corner Monday, November 21
Charlie Daniels Band & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 21
Harry Fontana at National Underground Monday, November 21
The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Monday, November 21
Cody Belew at Listening Room Cafe Monday, November 21
Run Kid Run, Wavorly, and Stephanie Smith at The Rutledge Monday, November 21
Up 'n Comers Night featuring Allen Thompson Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, November 21
Thanksgiving Lunch at First Baptist Nashville Monday, November 21
Urban Residents Association's November Membership Meeting at The Hermitage Hotel Monday, November 21
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, November 22
Barefoot Renegades at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, November 22
Kings of Salsa at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, November 22
Margaritaville's 1st Anniversary Celebration at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, November 22
It's A Family Tradition at Bootlegger's Inn Wednesday, November 23
Night Before Thanksgiving at Coyote Ugly Saloon Wednesday, November 23
Kid Rock at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 23
The Music of Ventura Boulevard and The Wooten Brothers at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, November 23
Crystal Rose at National Underground Thursday, November 24
Annual Thanksgiving Bash with Mile 8 and Ballhog at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, November 24
Nashville International Auto Show at Nashville Convention Center Friday, November 25 - Sunday, November 27
Opry at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 25
Katt Williams at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 26
Opry at the Ryman featuring The Charlie Daniels Band, Hunter Hayes, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 26
Will Hoge with Josh Hoge and Nic Cowan at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, November 26
Cherrelle with B-Phlat at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, November 26
Chuck Wagon Gang's 75th Year Anniversary Celebration at Ernest Tubb Record Shop Saturday, November 26
Heath Haynes and the High Dollar Band at Sambuca Saturday, November 26
Autograph Signing: Ricky Skaggs and The Whites at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 26
Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at LP Field Sunday, November 27
Wynonna at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, November 27
Film Screening: The Johnny Cash Christmas Special at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 27
Want to stay up-to-date with road closures in Nashville? This webpage on the Metro Public Works website has the latest road closures posted.
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Large groups and events that are downtown November 16 - 30 include the Tennessee Department of Education (450, November 13 - 16) and the National Bible Bee (2,500, November 14 - 21). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.