News & Information
New bridal boutique: Modern Trousseau Nashville!
425 Church Street. 615-733-0155. In the market for a wedding dress (or know someone who is)? Check out the gorgeous gowns at this fabulous new boutique on Church Street. Modern Trousseau also has locations in NYC and Charleston, SC. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.
New hat shop: Goorin Bros. Bold Hatmakers!
107 2nd Avenue N. 615-248-4287. This company has been in business since 1895 and has over 25 locations across the country. They offer a wide selection of men's, women's and children's hats. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 7 pm; Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 10 pm; and Sunday, noon - 6 pm.
Events This Week
The Urban Market is celebrating their five-year anniversary throughout the month of March! Stop by the grocery store and register to win prizes. A $50 gift card card will be drawn every Friday. Plus, surprise drawings each week. Also, browse the store and find lots of deeply discounted items available in every department.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 7 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE BALLROOM $20
An introduction to contemporary social dancing. The night starts with a basic beginner group dance lesson and is followed by a dance demonstration and newcomer dance party. This night will feature a mix of popular social dances including two-step, salsa, swing and more! All are welcome and no partner or previous experience is necessary.
Celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8 with Ashley Segroves Photography and Bombshell Creative. Stop by their studio on 3rd Avenue North for a free professional portrait. One emailed digital file of your headshot will be included. The fine print: arrive with hair and makeup ready. Wear your favorite color or outfit and please avoid white. Interested in a free headshot? RSVP. Donations will be accepted for Thistle Farms and the women of Magdalene, a residential program for women who've survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: THE TURNIP TRUCK URBAN FARE FREE, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Cindy Delvin of Delvin Farms will lead an in-depth discussion about the importance of local, seasonal, and organic produce, as well as information on why it is important to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Advanced registration is requested. All participants will receive a 10% discount on groceries purchased at the time of the class, as well as a $5 gift card toward grocery purchases during a return visit. This class will also be offered on Saturday, March 10 at 10 am.
Featuring an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the music of Jimi Hendrix. The concert includes performances by Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Brad Whitford and more.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, ALL DAY AND NIGHT
Nashville MTA will offer free bus rides on Friday, March 9 to encourage people who do not ride public transit to try it. The free rides will last all day and are unlimited. Save gas and use the bus on Friday to get to work, your favorite restaurant, a honky tonk, a downtown museum or anywhere else life takes you! And finding when and where to catch the bus is super easy with Google's Transit Trip Planner. Or, use MTA's traditional bus schedules.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 7:30 AM 5K START, 8 AM HALF MARATHON START
LOCATION: LP FIELD
The Tom King Classic 5K and half-marathon races are back for their 18th year. Click here for the 5K route map, and click here for the half-marathon route map. Visit the event's website for more information, including the Healthy Nashville Mayor's 3K Walk and details for raceday. ATTENTION: Road closures associated with this event from 6 am to noon on Saturday, March 10. See links to route maps above for streets involved in these closures.
Country artists will show their support in the fight against autism at this benefit concert. Ty Herndon, Bucky Covington, Bo Bice, Carter's Chord and Mockingbird Sun will perform individual acoustic sets. Also, 13-year-old Katie Chance, who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at two years old, will perform and CMT's Evan Farmer will emcee this event. Autism Speaks has given back more than $2 million to Tennessee in five years. An autographed guitar signed by all six participating artists will be auctioned off and fans can bid on meet-and-greet packages with the artists. VIP seating is available, call 615-238-1625 to make a VIP reservation.
A variety of a cappella sacred and secular music will be featured, including Shakespeare texts set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Matthew Harris, and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi. The concert will also include selections from Maurice Ravel’s Trois Chansons, and music by René Clausen, Dale Grotenhuis, Ben Allaway, William Hawley and F. Melius Christiansen. The Gettysburg College Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College in central Pennsylvania. Directed by Dr. Robert Natter, the choir is acclaimed for superlative performances of choral literature from the Renaissance era to contemporary music.
Learn the art of classic Southern biscuit baking with local biscuit expert Maryann Byrd. She will teach you the recipes and tricks she has learned while documenting the best biscuit makers in the South in her film and book, The Biscuit Dive Guide. Recipes in this class include the classic perfect Southern biscuit, a sweet potato biscuit, and a country ham & cheddar. Register online.
Tickets for six concerts are on sale for as much as 50% off now through Monday, March 12. Concerts include Russian Masters, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody, TAO, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Steven Wright, and The Cleveland Orchestra. Use promo code MADNESS when ordering online or by phone: 615-687-6400.
LOCATION: DICK'S LAST RESORT
Take advantage of $5.99 lunch specials at Dick's Last Resort! This lunch deal comes with an entree, side of fries and a soft drink. Check out these daily specials that are offered Monday through Thursday (from 11 am - 4 pm).
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
La Belle et la Bête at Nashville Children's Theatre through Sunday, March 18
Big Time Rush with One Direction at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 7
Urban Market: March Madness 5-Year Anniversary Celebration at H.G. Hill Urban Market through Saturday, March 31
The Wooten Brothers at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, March 7
Guthrie Trapp at Station Inn Wednesday, March 7
New Student Class and Newcomer Dance Party at Nashville Ballroom Wednesday, March 7
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 8
Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, March 8
Amy Wilcox, Anthony Billups, and Cumberland Collective at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 8
Marshall Chapman, Matraca Berg, & Tommy Womack at Station Inn Thursday, March 8
Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Conference at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 9 - Saturday, March 10
Bobby Hamrick, Alvin Love, Jerald & Jovaun Woods and Alyssa Bonaguru at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 9
Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, March 9
The Jack Pearson Band at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 9
Prattle on Rick with Laura Maine at Casablanca Coffee Friday, March 9
The Steeldrivers at Station Inn Friday, March 9
Experience Hendrix Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 9
Fareless Friday: Free Rides Day on MTA Friday, March 9
Savannah Jack at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, March 9
Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 10
The Breedy Bunch Wedding Mystery at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 10
Brian Ashley Jones at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 10
Chris Weaver at Sambuca Saturday, March 10
The Wood Brothers with Seth Walker at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, March 10
Ty Brando with Phoebe Sharp and Friends at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, March 10
Val Storey, Carl Jackson, & Bradley Walker at Station Inn Saturday, March 10
18th Annual Tom King Classic Half Marathon and 5K Run at LP Field Saturday, March 10
Nick & Savannah at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, March 10
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Sunday, March 11
The Devil Makes Three with Good Old War at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 11
Ann Marie plus The Hellens at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, March 12
The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, March 12
Nick Smith at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, March 12
Autism Speaks™ presents Autism Sings at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, March 13
Ben Graves at Sambuca Tuesday, March 13
Soul Cages, "The Music of Sting and The Police" at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, March 13
Sierra Hull with Rob Block, Matt Wingate, Justin Moses, & Beth Lawrence at Station Inn Tuesday, March 13
The Gettysburg College Choir at First Lutheran Church at First Lutheran Church ELCA Tuesday, March 13
Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Wednesday, March 14
The Wooten Brothers at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, March 14
Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass at Station Inn Wednesday, March 14
This Old Bear at 12th & Porter Wednesday, March 14
Southern Biscuit Baking Class at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, March 14
Jake Earles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, March 14
The Royal Comedy Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 16
2012 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 16
Etta Britt & Friends at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 16
Adam Craig Band at Sambuca Friday, March 16
Hayes Carll at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 16
Daniel Crane at Casablanca Coffee Friday, March 16
The Breedy Bunch Wedding Mystery at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 17
Guthrie Trapp & Friends at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 17
2012 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, March 18
Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, March 18
Andrew Bird at Ryman Auditorium Monday, March 19
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 20
The Kahndeli Express Featuring Travis Mann at Sambuca Tuesday, March 20
Josh Helms at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, March 20
The Moody Blues at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 21
Curtis McPeake with Aubrey Haynie, Charlie Cushman, & Andy May at Station Inn Wednesday, March 21
Lunch and Learn: Video Content and Creation at CoLab Nashville Wednesday, March 21
Dusty & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, March 21
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 nearest 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, Fifth Third Center.
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.
Large groups and events that are downtown March 7 - 21 include the Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference (4,000, March 9 - 10) and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball 2nd and 3rd Round Tournament (19,000, March 15 - 18). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.