Events This Week
Ash Wednesday service includes Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes.
A Lenten supper of red beans and rice at 6 pm. Worship with Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm. Supper is free. Nursery provided from 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $30
Nashville has long been known as Music City, but since 2003 it is also known as the home of Yazoo Brewery. Learn about the art of making beer, the inspiration behind each unique flavor, and enjoy tastings. The tasting will be led by Yazoo Brew Master and founder Linus Hall.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 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 offers the best in soul, jazz, and R&B every Thursday night in February. Performers during this final show of the series include Kim Fleming, Lo Carter, and April Rucker. Joe Johnson will open the show.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, FRIDAY: 6:30 PM; SATURDAY: 2:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
The Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s REPaloud (“Reading Excellent Plays” aloud) series features contemporary, award-winning dramas in a staged reading format. Red paints the vivid picture of master Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko who has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. This program has been developed in conjunction with To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection, which includes a painting by Mark Rothko. This event is free, but please call 615-244-4878 to make a reservation. Also, Saturday is a Regions FREE day at the Frist. Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 5:30 pm!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, SATURDAY: 7:30 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $52 - $132
Shen Yun features classical Chinese dance and music inspired by the myths, legends, and divine beauty of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Stunning costumes, brilliant choreography and state-of-the-art dynamic backdrops, all complemented by a live orchestra combining Chinese and Western instruments.
Featuring performances by Bobby "Blue" Bland, Sir Charles Jones, Shirley Brown, Mel Waiters, Theodis Ealey, O.B. Buchana, and Sheba Potts-Wright.
The Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments returns to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
National Margarita Day at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, February 22
Ash Wednesday Service at First Lutheran Church ELCA Wednesday, February 22
Chris Blair's "Stories Behind the Songs" at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, February 22
Dylan Taylor at National Underground Wednesday, February 22
Ash Wednesday Service at Downtown Presbyterian Church 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
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, February 23
Music City Soul Series: Ladies of Soul at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, February 23
The Crumbs, Wilder Embry, Oh Dang Lo Mein and The Smoking Flowers at Mercy Lounge Thursday, February 23
Heath Haynes and the High Dollar Band at Sambuca 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
Sam Hayes at Legends Corner Friday, February 24
Happy Early Birthday, George: A Tribute to the Music of George Harrison at Mercy Lounge Friday, February 24
REPaloud: RED by John Logan at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, February 24 - Saturday, February 25
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
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, February 25
Regions Free Day at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, February 25
Nashville Blues Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, February 26
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, February 26
A Song Lives On – A Tribute to Ryan Jones at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, February 26
Conductor Kelly at National Underground Sunday, February 26
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 27
The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, February 27
Hillbilly Harlots at Two Old Hippies Monday, February 27
Kassie Jordan at Legends Corner Monday, February 27
Music Jam with Andy T. at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, February 27
Anna Haas Music Video Premiere at The Rutledge at The Rutledge Monday, February 27
Josh Mullins at Listening Room Cafe Monday, February 27
Harry Fontana at Robert's Western World Tuesday, February 28
Derek St. Holmes at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, February 28
KK Miller & Bedhead and Blondy at Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, February 28
Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, February 29 - Saturday, March 3
Ketch Secor at Station Inn Wednesday, February 29
Sean Patrick McGraw at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, February 29
2012 Women's SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4
Diana Ross at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 2
San Rafael Band at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 2
Peter Moon Band at Sambuca Monday, March 5
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 6
The Kahndeli Express Featuring Travis Mann at Sambuca Tuesday, March 6
Big Time Rush with One Direction at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 7
Want to stay up-to-date with road closures in Nashville? This webpage on the Metro Public Works website always has the latest road closures posted.
Park Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park FREE at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details about this parking option. The perfect option for the Predators' games on Thursday, February 23; Saturday, February 25; and Monday, February 27; and the Jason Aldean concert on Friday, February 24!
Large groups and events that are downtown February 22 - March 7 include the Country Radio Seminar (3,500, February 22 - 25), Acquire the Fire Teen Mania Ministries (5,000, February 24 - 25), Tractor Supply Company (2,300, February 26 - 28), Ohio Valley Conference (3,000, February 29 - March 3), 2012 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament (10,000, March 1 - 4), Valic (450, March 1 - 2), and LivingSocial (400, March 4 - 6). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.