Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

   

News & Information

Dashing Downtown Deals continue through December 24! Check out the link for a full listing of all the great deals offered and take care of your holiday shopping needs! If you work downtown, finish off your shopping list on your lunch break.


Temporary Road Closures! Two lanes of 8th Avenue South at Lafayette Street will be closed to traffic as a safety precaution while building demolition is underway for the Gateway/Korean Veterans Boulevard extension. Northbound and southbound traffic on 8th Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction approaching the Lafayette Street intersection between 9 am and 1 pm on Thursday, December 22.

 

Events This Week


A Skaggs Family Christmas

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $44 - $84

Join Ricky Skaggs, The Whites and the whole Skaggs family for a down-home holiday celebration at the Schermerhorn. Enjoy an evening of seasonal favorites, classic tunes, fleet-fingered musicianship and inspiring harmonies — it’s sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
 

Christmas Eve Services

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5 PM AND 8 PM; SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 10:30 AM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE

Two Christmas Eve services. Service at 5 pm features Carols, Candles and Communion including soloists and traditional carols. Service at 8 pm features music by Contemporary Christian artist Kim Hill. Both services include pre-service music provided by jazz saxophonist, Chris Gregg. Also, Christmas Day service at 10:30 am in the sanctuary.


Midnight Mass Christmas Eve

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5 PM AND MIDNIGHT; SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 10 AM
LOCATION: ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH FREE

Midnight mass to celebrate Christmas and a Christmas Eve Mass at 5 pm. Plus, a service at 10 am on Christmas morning.


Christmas Worship Services

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 6 PM; SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FREE

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm on Saturday night featuring communion and favorite hymns. Communion and a relaxed and joyful Christmas Day worship service in the chapel on Saturday at 11 am. The nursery will be open.


Christmas Worship Services

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:30 PM AND 10:30 PM; SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 8:15 AM AND 10:30 AM
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA FREE

Holy Communion and a Christmas Eve candlelight services on Saturday night at 5:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Christmas Day services with Holy Communion and carols begin at 8:15 am and 10:30 am.


Christmas Celebration Services

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 12:15 PM, 4 PM, AND 11 PM; SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 10 AM FREE
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE

Christmas Eve service featuring Holy Eucharist and music from the choir at 12:15 pm, 4 pm and 11 pm. Christmas Day service with Holy Eucharist at 10 am.


The Twelve Tastes of Christmas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION HOTEL $45; AGES 7-12 $20; 6 & UNDER FREE

The Twelve Tastes of Christmas is a culinary delight. Enjoy a delicious family-style dinner while relaxing in an elegant atmosphere. Menu items include artichoke saffron bisque, prime rib, roasted duck breast, winter greens, Turkish dates, roasted parsnips, herb glazed turnips, green beans almandine, a selection of holiday desserts and much more!


Christmas Day Brunch Buffet

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: CAPITOL GRILLE AT THE HERMITAGE HOTEL $26.50 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12; $46.50 ADULTS

The brunch buffet menu by Chef Tyler Brown includes Niman Ranch steamship ham, roasted sweet potatoes and red onion crumble, brioche stuffing with mushrooms, leeks, and bacon, roasted beef steamship round, Ashley Farms turkey, a Hermitage Hotel Grand Dessert Display, and much more! Brunch is served in the Grand Ballroom and on the veranda. Call 615-345-7116 for reservations.

 

Sporting Events in Music City

VARIOUS DATES

Have a sports fan on your Christmas gift list? Treat them with tickets to a game! The Nashville Predators take the ice on Thursday, December 22; Monday, December 26; and Wednesday, December 28. The Tennessee Titans play their final regular season home game on Saturday, December 24. And the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl will be at LP Field on Friday, December 30.

 

New Year's Eve

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

Next week's issue of this newsletter will feature all of parties happening downtown. Want to start making plans for NYE now? Click here for a listing of over 40 events.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

A Christmas Story at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center thru Thursday, December 22

Amy Grant and Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 21

Allen Thompson and Marion Grace at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, December 21

Champagne Guest Dance Party! at Nashville Ballroom Wednesday, December 21

Tim O'Brien at Station Inn Wednesday, December 21

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, December 21

Country Rebels at Bootlegger's Inn Wednesday, December 21

Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 22

A Skaggs Family Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 22

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Thursday, December 22

Amy McCarly and Furnace Road at The Rutledge Thursday, December 22

David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, December 22

Trevor Finlay at Bootlegger's Inn Thursday, December 22

Lucy Blu Christmas Party at Lucy Blu Thursday, December 22

A Benefit for Earl Washington Kelly at The Rutledge Friday, December 23

Marcus Hummon and Friends at Listening Room Cafe Friday, December 23

Deep Fried 5 at 12th & Porter Friday, December 23

Sweethearts of the Rodeo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, December 23

Opry at the Ryman featuring Jimmy Wayne and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 23

The Long Players perform George Harrison at Mercy Lounge Friday, December 23

Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field Saturday, December 24

Opry at the Ryman featuring Laura Cantrell, David Ball, Suzy Bogguss and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 24

Titans Ultimate VIP Tailgate at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, December 24

Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve Services at First Baptist Nashville Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25

Midnight Mass Christmas Eve at St. Mary's Catholic Church Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25

Christmas Worship Services at Downtown Presbyterian Church Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25

Christmas Worship Services at First Lutheran Church ELCA Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25

Christmas Celebration Services at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25

Christmas Eve Service at Midtown Fellowship Saturday, December 24

Brandi Thornton at Legends Corner Sunday, December 25

The Bart Walker Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, December 25

Power Players at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, December 25

Brad Anderson at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, December 25

Un-Wrapped: The Christmas Night Classic at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Sunday, December 25

The Twelve Tastes of Christmas at Union Station Hotel Sunday, December 25

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Sunday, December 25

Christmas Worship at McKendree United Methodist Church Sunday, December 25

Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 26

Randy Nations at The Stage on Broadway Monday, December 26

Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Monday, December 26

The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, December 26

Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, December 27

The Kandheli Express at Sambuca Tuesday, December 27

Richie Scholl at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, December 27

Becki McLeod at Legends Corner Tuesday, December 27

Brad Anderson at Second Fiddle Tuesday, December 27

Jim Hurst CD Release at Station Inn Tuesday, December 27

Kelsey Klingensmith at Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, December 27

Opry at the Ryman featuring Josh Turner, Del McCoury Band, and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 27

Harry Fontana at Robert's Western World Tuesday, December 27

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 28

Dog & Pony at Sambuca Wednesday, December 28

Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, December 28

Buddy Owens at Legends Corner Wednesday, December 28

Guthrie Trapp and Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, December 28

Zac Brown Band at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 29

Scream Tour NXG at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Thursday, December 29

Shelby Bottom String Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, December 29

Rachael Johnson at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, December 29

Sarah Gayle Meech Band at Robert's Western World Thursday, December 29

Music City Bowl at LP Field Friday, December 30

Opry at the Ryman featuring Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 30

Headbanger's Ball at The Rutledge Friday, December 30

Boomerang at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, December 30

David Peterson and 1946 at Station Inn Friday, December 30

Official Bassnectar NYE Preparty at Mercy Lounge Friday, December 30

Latin Night at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, December 30

Party Rockin' Into The New Year - New Year's Eve Glow Party at McFadden's Saturday, December 31

The Spazmatics: Totally Rad NYE Party at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, December 31

Opry at the Ryman featuring Dailey & Vincent, Jimmy Wayne, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 31

New Years Eve: Here Come the Mummies at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, December 31

Bassnectar at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 31

Dusty Hundley: New Year's Eve Free Music at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve Speakeasy at Nashville City Club Saturday, December 31

Paul Thorn at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, December 31

Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway at The District Saturday, December 31

Jason & The Scorchers New Year's Eve 2012 at The Rutledge Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve with The Boomers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve with McKenzie's Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, December 31

Quest for the New Year: Adventure Race at Dick's Last Resort Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve at Virago at Virago Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve with Chris Weaver at Sambuca Saturday, December 31

Lewis Copeland at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, December 31

Todd Sansom at Legends Corner Saturday, December 31

Sam Hayes at Second Fiddle Saturday, December 31

Tu-Tu'z & Top Hatz - New Year's Eve Party! at Big Shotz Saturday, December 31

The BB King All Stars featuring Natasha Young at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, December 31

Dick's Last Resort New Year's Eve Bash at Dick's Last Resort Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve with Josh Garrett at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, December 31

Mike Bub & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, December 31

Guilty Pleasures at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, December 31

My So-Called Band at Mercy Lounge Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve VIP Bash at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, December 31

Joe Johnson and Friends at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, December 31 - Sunday, January 1

New Year's Eve Cover Show at Rocketown Saturday, December 31

Nashville New Year's Eve Resolution Run/Walk at Hilton Park Saturday, December 31

Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve 2012 at Benchmark Saturday, December 31

NYE 2K12: The Last Dragon at Lucy Blu Saturday, December 31

Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, January 1

Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, January 3

Todd Grebe & Cold Country at Station Inn Tuesday, January 3

Arts Appetizer - The Addams Family at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, January 4

Gregg Allman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, January 4

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

Downtown Hotels

Do you have guests coming to visit soon for the holidays or the Music City Bowl? It is easy to help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Nashville! Browse our online hotel map to find the option located closest to a certain venue, or search by other criteria. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Nearby Parking Options

Work downtown and need to let people know the closest parking options to your office building? Going to a concert with friends and looking for the closest parking? Use our "popular destinations" map to find the closest parking to your destination of choice. This example features the 25 parking garages and lots closest to the Ryman Auditorium. And this example shows the nearest parking options for one of downtown's office towers, the Fifth Third Center.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown December 21 - 30 include the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (50,000, December 27 - January 1). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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