Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

   

News & Information

Road closures are associated with three major events this week: the Music City Bowl's Battle of the Bands, the Resolution Run, and Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway. See events below for specific road closure info.

 

Events This Week

Battle of the Bands

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

Gather at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway to watch the marching bands from Mississippi State University and Wake Forest University perform and "battle" against each other. Prior to the event, RCA Nashville Recording Artist Love and Theft will perform a free concert.

NOTE: Road closures associated with this event! On Friday, December 29 the following roads will be closed: 2nd Ave. from Commerce St. to Demonbreun St.; 1st Ave. from Church St. to Demonbreun St. and Broadway from 1st to 3rd Avenues.

 

Music City Bowl

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 5:40 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $25.80 - $90.88

Now in its 14th year, this Bowl matches teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). This year's game is between Wake Forest University and Mississippi State University. Sgt. Corrin Campbell will sing the National Anthem at this year's event and Sarah Darling will perform God Bless America. Both universities' marching bands will provide the halftime entertainment.

 

Nashville New Year's Eve Resolution Run/Walk

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 9 AM - NOON
LOCATION: HILTON PARK REGISTRATION: $35 IN ADVANCE; $40 RACE DAY

Before counting down the last few minutes of 2011, start your New Year’s Eve with the Nashville Resolution Run. Celebrate your 5K finish with prizes, Hoppin' John and Michelob Ultra. The certified 5K course starts and finishes in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

NOTE: Road closures associated with this event on Saturday, December 31! The race course will be closed from 8:45 am to 10 am. Demonbreun (from 4th to 5th Avenue) will be closed from 5 am to 1 pm.

 

Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

Nashville's official New Year's Eve party features a free block party and concert on Broadway between 1st and 4th avenues. At midnight, a 15-foot-tall Music Note will drop from a 115-foot structure and a be capped off with a great fireworks show! Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the concert. Additional performances by Eden's Edge, THE FARM, and Jeffrey Steele. Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country, will emcee the free event.

NOTE: Road closures associated with this event include Broadway (from 3rd Avenue to 4th Avenue); 2nd Avenue (from Commerce Street to Church Street); Commerce Street (from 2nd Avenue to 3rd Avenue); and 3rd Avenue (from Demonbreun To Commerce Street). Closures will be in place from as early as 6 am on December 31 until 6 am on January 1. Note: the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge will be closed at 11 pm and re-open immediately after the fireworks.

 

The Spazmatics: Totally Rad NYE Party

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, DOORS OPEN AT 9 PM; SHOW AT 10 PM
LOCATION: JIMMY BUFFETT'S MARGARITAVILLE NASHVILLE $20 IN ADVANCE; $30 AT THE DOOR; $50 VIP

Party with The Spazmatics as they play totally rad high energy dance hits from the 80's and 90's. VIP tickets are available for $50 and include a buffet and a meet and greet with the band. All guests will receive a champagne toast at midnight and party favors.

 

New Years Eve: Here Come the Mummies

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 9:30 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $40

Funk into the new year with Here Come the Mummies! This funk and R&B band is known for energetic live performances in which band members perform in full mummy attire.


New Year's Eve Speakeasy

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 8PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $50

Enjoy an open bar and appetizers and ring in 2012. Ask for the secret password when making reservations by calling 615-244-3693. Also, ask about a special New Year's Eve dining option before the party!

 

New Year's Eve at Puckett's

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 9 PM
LOCATION: PUCKETT'S GRO. & RESTAURANT $45

Ring in the new year at Puckett's with dinner and a show. Live music by The Boomers. Plus, a special dinner menu and champagne toast. Free valet parking.

 

Quest for the New Year: Adventure Race

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: DICK'S LAST RESORT $50

Experience the thrill of the hunt amidst the excitement of NYE in downtown Nashville! Gather your team and follow a treasure map to hot-spots around the city, where you'll solve riddles, encounter hidden actors, and utilize theatrical gadgets. Outwit and outrace the others to arrive first at a fabulous after-party with an open bar. The winners will receive "fabulously" tacky prizes. Register by December 28 to participate.

 

New Year's Eve at Virago

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 9 PM - 2 AM
LOCATION: VIRAGO $50 GENERAL ADMISSION; $119 VIP PACKAGES

Ring in the new year at Virago with two VIP options (feast & bubble or double bubble) and a general admission option. VIP packages include Taittinger Champagne and party favors.

 

Dick's Last Resort New Year's Eve Bash

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 11 AM - 1 AM
LOCATION: DICK'S LAST RESORT $49.99

Dick's annual semi-famous New Year's Eve Bash. Admission price includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, survival kit, and a champagne toast at midnight. Live music by Magnolia 3.


New Year's Eve with a Twist of Elegance

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 6 PM - 7 PM OR 9 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION HOTEL $65 FOR EARLY SEATING; $95 FOR LATE SEATING

Ring in the New Year with a choice of an early seating with a three-course meal or prime seating with a five-course dinner and champagne toast. Optional wine pairing available to compliment the dinner courses. Early seating is from 6 pm - 7 pm and the prime seating is from 9 pm - 10 pm.
 

New Year's Eve 2012

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 6 PM - 3 AM
LOCATION: BENCHMARK $15 - $100

Kickoff your new year at downtown's newest sports bar. Several ticket packages available including VIP ($40 advanced/$50 at the door) featuring an upstairs private bar and champagne toast at midnight; Ultra VIP ($100/person) featuring a four course meal, a private open bar from 7 pm - 10 pm, and guaranteed VIP entrance all night; and regular admission ($15 advanced/$20 at the door). Plus, arrangements can be made for table and bottle service, call for details and pricing.

 

Party Rockin' Into The New Year - New Year's Eve Glow Party

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 7 PM - 3 AM
LOCATION: MCFADDEN'S $20 - $100

Rock into the new year. Live music from 7 pm to 9 pm with DJs to follow. Champagne toast and balloon drop with $1,000 in cash and prizes at midnight. VIP packages include complimentary champagne, open bar and a dinner buffet.

 

Tu-Tu'z & Top Hatz - New Year's Eve Party!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 11 AM - 3 AM
LOCATION: BIG SHOTZ FREE

The annual New Year's Eve Bash at Big Shotz features performances by Jenae Cherry, Don Gallardo & How Far West, Adam Fisher & Caleb Cain's DWC Band, Drew Smith, The Strangers, Jacob Stiefel, and Bridgette Tatum.

 

New Year's Eve 2012

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 6 PM
LOCATION: FRONTIER ROOM $40

Live music from Sharie Bardo Explosion and Plex Nation. Plus, passed appetizers, noisemakers, party hats and favors, a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.

 

New Year's Eve at Whiskey Kitchen

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 9:30 PM
LOCATION: WHISKEY KITCHEN $20

A New Year's celebration featuring champagne cocktails, party favors, a DJ, videos, and as always, a good time! Whiskey Kitchen will take reservations for this evening.

 

Coyote Ugly New Year's Eve Bash

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 7 PM TO CLOSE
LOCATION: COYOTE UGLY SALOON $50 VIP; $20 REGULAR ADMISSION

Coyote Ugly has you covered for New Year's, from $50 VIP tickets to $20 at the door. All prices include party favors, champagne toast and a breakfast buffet at midnight. VIP also includes a goody bag, dinner, and door prizes.


New Year's Eve at Kayne Prime

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, RESERVATIONS BEGIN AT 5 PM
LOCATION: KAYNE PRIME

Reservations will begin at 5pm, and feature the nightly menu, as well as additional special selections from MStreet Culinary Director Robbie Wilson. This festive evening will also include party favors, champagne cocktail specials, reserve wine and champagne additions.


New Year's Eve at Flyte

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
LOCATION: FLYTE WORLD DINING AND WINE $75 OR $85 DEPENDING ON TIME OF RESERVATION

Five course, prix fixe menu with amuse bouche and mignardies. Reservations from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm are $75 and reservations from 7 pm to 9:45 pm are $85. Optional wine pairings are available. Plus, live jazz from 8 pm to 12:30 am. 

 

Need More Options? 

Looking for more options on New Year's Eve? Check out this complete list of over 50 downtown NYE events.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

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

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, December 28

Phil Vaught at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 28

Rachael Johnson at Wildhorse Saloon 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

Sleepless Truckers at Second Fiddle Wednesday, December 28

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, December 28

The BB King All Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, December 28

Guthrie Trapp and Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, December 28

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, December 28

The Acadias at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, December 28

Wednesday Night Karaoke at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Wednesday, December 28

Honey Locust and Taylor Brashear at The Rutledge Wednesday, December 28

The Travis Mann Band at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 28

Seafood & Salsa at Lucy Blu Wednesday, December 28

Art Making and Music at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 29

Battle of the Bands at The District Thursday, December 29

Zac Brown Band at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 29

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, December 29

Beth Hart Band at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 29

Jim Wes at The Rutledge 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

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Thursday, December 29

Barefoot Renegades at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, December 29

Martin McDaniel at Legends Corner Thursday, December 29

Sam Hayes at Second Fiddle Thursday, December 29

The BB King All Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, December 29

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, December 29

IIIrd Tyme Out at Station Inn Thursday, December 29

Open Mic Night at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, December 29

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

Music City Bowl at LP Field Friday, December 30

Art Making and Music at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 30

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

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

Headbanger's Ball at The Rutledge Friday, December 30

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

McKenzie's Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, December 30

Chris Weaver at Sambuca Friday, December 30

Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, December 30

Sam Hayes at Legends Corner Friday, December 30

The Shawn & Hobby Band at Second Fiddle Friday, December 30

The BB King All Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, December 30

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar 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

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

Higher Ground at Lucy Blu 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

New Year's Eve with a Twist of Elegance at Union Station Hotel 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

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

New Year's Eve 2012 at Frontier Room Saturday, December 31

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

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, January 1

Jimmy Stewart at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, January 1

Power Players at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, January 1

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, January 1

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, January 1

Nick & Amanda at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, January 2

Jon Roniger at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, January 2

The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, January 2

The Addams Family at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, January 3 - Sunday, January 8

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

Clay Evans at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, January 3

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon 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

Jeffrey Gaines and Katie Heath at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, January 4

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, January 4

Seafood & Salsa at Lucy Blu Wednesday, January 4

The Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, January 4

McKenzie's Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, January 4

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, January 5

Tianwa Yang Returns at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 5 - Saturday, January 7

Sandra McCraken and Melanie Penn at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, January 5

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, January 5

The Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, January 5

McKenzie's Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, January 5

Carolyn Martin Swing Band at Station Inn Thursday, January 5

Opry at the Ryman featuring Diamond Rio, Ralph Stanley, Danny Gokey, and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 6

Mel and the Party Hats at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, January 6

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, January 6

Logan at Lucy Blu Friday, January 6

Gil Gann at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, January 6

Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, January 6

Kenny & Amanda Smith Band at Station Inn Friday, January 6

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 7

Mandy Barnett at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, January 7

Savannah at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, January 7

Steve Roper Band at Lucy Blu Saturday, January 7

Opry at the Ryman featuring Bo Bice, Andy Gibson, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 7

Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, January 7

Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, January 7

Larry Cordle & LST at Station Inn Saturday, January 7

Harlem Globetrotters at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, January 8

Sarah Jarosz at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, January 8

Jimmy Stewart at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, January 8

Steve Roper Band at Lucy Blu Sunday, January 8

Power Players at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, January 8

Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, January 8

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, January 8

Nick & Amanda at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, January 9

Jon Roniger at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, January 9

The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, January 9

The Smokin Section at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, January 10

Randy Moore at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, January 10

Clay Evans at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, January 10

Rachael Johnson at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, January 10

Ketch & Critter at Station Inn Tuesday, January 10

Jeffrey Gaines with Zach Lockwood at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, January 11

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, January 11

Seafood & Salsa at Lucy Blu Wednesday, January 11

The Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, January 11

Rachael Johnson at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, January 11

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

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Nightlife and Live Music Options

Downtown Music City boasts over 35 live music venues, plus additional nightlife options including bars and nightclubs. Plan out 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. Plus, more than 50 great New Year's Eve options are here to kick off the new year!

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown December 28 - January 11 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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