Events This Week
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7 PM
LOCATION: JAZZ AND JOKES LOUNGE $15 IN ADVANCE; $20 AT THE DOOR
In celebration of Black History Month, the Music City Soul Series is a weekly concert offering the best in soul, jazz, and R&B every Thursday night in February. Performers this week include Herschel Bailey and Sheri Hauck.
The Nashville Urban Residents Association will host this forum. Meet the four candidates for General Sessions Court Judge and the four candidates for Third Circuit Court Judge. Early voting runs from February 15 to February 28 and election day is March 6. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet the judicial candidates before election day!
Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Live at the Tennessee State Museum! is a free musical showcase and TV taping of the PBS series. This performance features master songwriter Guy Clark and East Nashville favorites, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper. Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.
Twenty-five years after winning a Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby is still making joyful noise. At this performance, Hornsby will tap into many of the genres that have influenced his artistic output over the years — pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical music.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA $30 IN ADVANCE; $40 AT THE DOOR
Come mix and mingle with the city's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featured in the February issue of Nashville Lifestyles magazine. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music. Plus, bid on amazing date packages through a silent auction that benefits the Oasis Center.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7 PM
LOCATION: DICK'S LAST RESORT $10
Trailer trash themed interactive murder mystery. Somebody "dies," somebody did it, and the guests solve the crime. Guests are encouraged to "dress trashy" and prizes are awarded for "Best Big Hair," "Most Likely to Need Bail Money Tonight" and more. Food and drink are sold separately from the Dick's Last Resort menu. Reservations recommended: 615-361-8836. Tickets are $10 (cash or check).
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6 PM - 3 AM
LOCATION: BENCHMARK NO COVER
In honor of Mardi Gras, Benchmark will serve authentic Cajun cuisine along with some of New Orleans' best drinks!
Celebrate Mardi Gras Dick's Style with $2.75 SoCo Hurricanes and food specials including $8.99 Gater Bites and $8.99 Froggy Legz available all day. Plus, live music by Stretta at 8:30 pm.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: BEER SELLAR
Meet at the Beer Sellar at 7 pm for the first of five stops of the evening. Yazoo is sponsoring this "Mardi Crawl" through downtown Nashville bars and each stop will feature different Yazoo beer specials. The pub crawl will conclude at the Beer Sellar and will feature prize giveaways for the folks that go to every stop on the crawl. Also, prizes for Mardi Crawl King and Queen, best beads, most beads.
Lady Antebellum's truth is in the music. This six-time Grammy award-winning trio will share its signature vocal blend and heartfelt songwriting gifts with admiring fans.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: COLAB NASHVILLE FREE
What does retirement look like for those who own or work for a small business? Courtenay Shipley will share ideas about how to work toward retirement when you do not work in a traditional setting. It's never too early or too late to start planning ahead for your financial future! This event is free and does not require an RSVP.
Margarita specials all day long! Plus, Who's to Blame Margaritas for $2.22, key lime pie for $2.22 (with purchase of an entree), and 22% off margarita-themed merchandise in the retail store. Free gift certificates to those with February 22 birthdays.
Dog Grooming Discount
25% percent off grooming services for first-time grooming clients available through February 25. Appointments are available Tuesday through Saturday. The price for small dogs typically starts around $45. Call 615-200-7709 to schedule an appointment.
Winter Prix Fixe Special at The Palm
Winter prix fixe dinner specials running through March 31, 2012. The special winter menu features a choice of starter, entree and side dish. The special is $49.95 per person.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
God of Carnage at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, February 18
Gnash Vegas: Casino Night and Auction at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, February 15
Soles 4 Souls at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, February 15
The Travis Mann Band at Robert's Western World Wednesday, February 15
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, February 15
Music City Soul Series: Herschel Bailey at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, February 16
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, February 16
What Up, English EP Release at Mercy Lounge Thursday, February 16
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, February 16
2012 Judicial Candidates Forum at Nashville Downtown Partnership Thursday, February 16
Jammin' at Hippie Jack's at Tennessee State Museum Friday, February 17
Drew Dixon and Friends at Casablanca Coffee Friday, February 17
Franklin School of Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, February 17
An Evening with moe. at Cannery Ballroom Friday, February 17
Music, Noise and Silence at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, February 18
Bruce Hornsby at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, February 18
David Peterson & 1946 at Station Inn Saturday, February 18
Bare Bones Trio at Two Old Hippies Saturday, February 18
Reggie Ballard's "Bruh Man from the 5th Floor" at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, February 18
SIMO with Webb Wilder at Mercy Lounge Saturday, February 18
Kassie Jordan's CD Release Party at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, February 19
The Band Perry at Ryman Auditorium Monday, February 20
Dark Star Orchestra at Cannery Ballroom Monday, February 20
Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, February 21
Single in the City at Sambuca Tuesday, February 21
Organ Recital with James O'Donnell at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, February 21
Curl Up & Dye: The Best Little Hair House In Tennessee! at Dick's Last Resort Tuesday, February 21
Cajun Invasion Mardi Gras Party at Benchmark Tuesday, February 21
Dick's Fat Tuesday Party at Dick's Last Resort Tuesday, February 21
Mardi Crawl 2012 at Beer Sellar Tuesday, February 21
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, February 21
Rock and Roll Team Trivia at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, February 21
Bear Cub, Grass Roots Kids, They Shantys and Scale Model at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, February 21
Bayou Degradable at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, February 21
Lady Antebellum at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, February 22
Marshall Chapman at Station Inn Wednesday, February 22
Christine Parri at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, February 22
Dog & Pony at Sambuca Wednesday, February 22
The Travis Mann Band at Robert's Western World Wednesday, February 22
Lunch & Learn: Small Business Retirement at CoLab Nashville Wednesday, February 22
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, February 22
Buddy Owens at Legends Corner Wednesday, February 22
National Margarita Day at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, February 22
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, February 22
Buffalo Clover with The Sons of Summer and Buxton at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, February 22
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 23
The Art of Yazoo Brewery at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, February 23
NEEDTOBREATHE at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, February 23
Mozart and Copland at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25
Music City Soul Series: Ladies of Soul at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, February 23
The BB King All Stars featuring Natasha Young at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, February 23
Troy Brooks at Legends Corner Thursday, February 23
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, February 23
NEEDTOBREATHE at Ryman Auditorium Friday, February 24
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan at Bridgestone Arena Friday, February 24
Teenmania's Acquire the Fire at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, February 24 - Saturday, February 25
Abigail Bobo, Sarah Hargett and Meghan Saletta at Casablanca Coffee Friday, February 24
Big Shoes at Two Old Hippies Friday, February 24
Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, February 24
Latin Night at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, February 24
Happy Early Birthday, George: A Tribute to the Music of George Harrison at Mercy Lounge Friday, February 24
Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 25
Shen Yun Performing Arts at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26
Lewis Black at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 25
Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Saturday, February 25
Nashville Blues Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, February 26
A Song Lives On – A Tribute to Ryan Jones at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, February 26
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 27
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, February 27
Guthrie Trapp at Station Inn Tuesday, February 28
The Kahndeli Express at Sambuca Tuesday, February 28
Ketch Secor at Station Inn Wednesday, February 29
Explore The Gulch!
One of downtown's sub-neighborhoods, The Gulch is a great place for a night on the town, a day of shopping, and a fantastic place to live. Check out all that The Gulch has to offer on this website!
Hungry? Downtown Dining Options
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Large groups and events that are downtown February 15 - 28 include Nashville RV Super Show (5,000, February 17 - 19), SpecialtyCare (350, February 17 - 18), Country Radio Seminar (3,500, February 22 - 25), Acquire the Fire Teen Mania Ministries (5,000, February 24 - 25), and Tractor Supply Company (2,300, February 26 - 28). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.