Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

   

News & Information

New restaurant: The Southern Steak & Oyster!
This new restaurant located in the Pinnacle at Symphony Place serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, brunch on the weekends. The menu features many Southern specialties as well as a large selection of steak and seafood options. Hours are Mon - Wed, 7 am - 10 pm; Thurs, 7 am - 11 pm; Fri, 7 am - midnight; Sat, 10 am - midnight, and Sun, 10 am - 9 pm.

 

New coffee shop: Smallbucks Coffee!
This new coffee shop in The Arcade serves a variety of coffee drinks and baked goods. Hours are Mon - Fri, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm and open for the First Saturday Art Crawl each month from 4 pm - 9 pm.

 

New downtown location: Karma Boutique!
Karma has relocated from 2nd Avenue N. to Church Street. Now located across the street from Fire Finch, this shop is open from 3 pm - 10 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

Advertise in The Guidebook!
Advertise in the next edition of our printed publication, The Guidebook! This publication reaches over 30,000 downtown residents, employees, out-of-town visitors, conventioneers, and more. If your downtown business is interested, please fill out this form.

 

Events This Week

C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 - SATURDAY, APRIL 28, FRIDAY: 8 PM AND SATURDAY: 4 PM AND 8 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $29 - $59

The Screwtape Letters, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, returns to the James K. Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
 

Organ Concert: Nigel Potts

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE

World-renowned organist Nigel Potts will make his first Nashville appearance. Potts will play nineteenth and twentieth century organ masterpieces  This event is part of the Sacred Space for the City Arts Series and is free and open to the public.

 

Insight? Outta Site with Ryder Richards

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 7 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: ET BURK

Ryder Richards will discuss his role as an artist, curator and educator. Richards is the Gallery Coordinator for Richland College in Dallas, Texas and a co-founder of Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery. The Nashville Cultural Arts Project presents this participatory forum designed to ignite creativity and discussion about contemporary art practice and social engagement.

 

Country Music Marathon

SATURDAY, APRIL 28
LOCATION: ACROSS NASHVILLE AND DOWNTOWN
; LP FIELD - finish line

The St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan runs through Nashville on Saturday, April 28. Featuring over 50 local bands playing live on 28 entertainment stages and a fantastic finish line festival. Find a spot downtown to cheer on the runners! Or, sign up for the new 2.6 mile mini marathon. Plus, the ING Kids Rock run at LP Field on Friday at 5 pm (over 7,000 runners expected) and the Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday and Friday. PLEASE NOTE - ROAD CLOSURES associated with the marathon and related events!

 

Marathon Block Party

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 7 AM - NOON

Live music, food, and fun. A great place to watch the Country Music Marathon runners. Block party will be held near the intersection of 11th Avenue N. and Charlotte Ave.

 

Country Music Marathon Post Race Concert: Rodney Atkins and Gloriana

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $35

Country star Rodney Atkins and special guest, Gloriana, will lend their voices to support the 13th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan. Continuing the tradition of combining great country music with Nashville's premier running event, Atkins and Gloriana will cap the weekend of festivities with this post-race concert.

 

State of Metro Address

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 10 AM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE

The Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Karl F. Dean, will report on the state of Metro government at this annual event. Join Mayor Dean at the new Cumberland Park! Parking available in Lot R. Rain location: LP Field, West Club Level.

 

Cookin' Out Country with Jim Lauderdale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $15

Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame for lunch! A live performance by Jim Lauderdale at noon with an autograph signing immediately following. Enjoy cookout favorites from the grill. Use the Music City Circuit for a quick ride down to the Hall.

 

First Baptist Nashville Prayer Breakfast

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 6:30 AM – 7:35 AM
LOCATION: RENAISSANCE NASHVILLE HOTEL $20

National Day of Prayer breakfast features keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas, Senior Pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, Memphis, TN. Additional special guests include Bill Lee, President and CEO of Lee Company, and Rev. D. Lynn Jacobs, TN State Coordinator Tennessee Prayer Task Force, Inc. Live music by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

 

Hume-Fogg and MLK Orchestra Concert

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 7 PM
LOCATION: HUME-FOGG ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL FREE

Two hundred students from Hume-Fogg and MLK Academic High Schools will perform their Spring Concert under the direction of Sally McFadden. Works include the Prelude from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann, Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington, O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini, and the St. Paul Suite by Gustav Holst.

 

Downtown Discount


Pralines by Leon: Now serving Bongo Java Coffee!

Pralines by Leon is now serving locally-roasted Bongo Java Coffee. Receive 20% off the purchase of a coffee and praline or turtle of your choice with the mention of this newsletter. Offer runs through Saturday, May 12.
 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

National Dance Week at Nashville Ballroom at Nashville Ballroom through Sunday, April 29

Administrative Assistants' Week at Nashville City Club through Thursday, April 26

Tim O'Brien with Todd Burge at Station Inn Wednesday, April 25

The Sessions at Sambuca Wednesday, April 25

Singer-Songwriter's Night with Tom Shinness at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, April 25

Fight Night 2012 at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, April 25

Great Futures Gala at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, April 26

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 26

C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 27 - Saturday, April 28

Insight? Outta Site with Ryder Richards at ET Burk Friday, April 27

Special Consensus at Station Inn Friday, April 27

Van Halen at Bridgestone Arena Friday, April 27

Sam Lewis with Kenny Vaughan at Two Old Hippies Friday, April 27

Nigel Potts: World-renowned Organist at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, April 27

RLife Live presents Augustine at The Bridge Lounge Saturday, April 28

The Diggy Band at Two Old Hippies Saturday, April 28

Country Music Marathon Post Race Concert: Rodney Atkins and Gloriana at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, April 28

Mayer West Band at Benchmark Saturday, April 28

Country Music Marathon Saturday, April 28

A Prairie Home Companion at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 28

Marathon Block Party Saturday, April 28

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Moon Taxi at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, April 29

The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, April 30

Up 'n Comers Night featuring Metro Nashville Public Schools Talent Showcase at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, April 30

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, April 30

The Brit Stokes Band at Benchmark Monday, April 30

Two Old Hippies Employee Jam Session at Two Old Hippies Monday, April 30

State of Metro Address at Cumberland Park Tuesday, May 1

Cookin' Out Country with Jim Lauderdale at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, May 2

Hume-Fogg and MLK Orchestra Concert at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School Thursday, May 3

First Baptist Nashville Prayer Breakfast at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, May 3

ULI Nashville's Excellence in Development Awards at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place Thursday, May 3

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 3

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Nashville City Club Friday, May 4

Elle Maze at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, May 5

Cris Carpenter at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, May 5

Lucas Carpenter, Joelle Maddyson at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, May 5

Eric Church at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, May 5

Nashville Rollergirls v. Santa Cruz Derby Girls & ROSI at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, May 5

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, May 5

Cinco De Mayo After Crawl at Cummins Station Saturday, May 5

Mayor's Field Day at LP Field Saturday, May 5

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

Marathon Road Closures

PLEASE NOTE - many road closures this Saturday, April 28 for the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. This interactive map of road closures gives instructions on how to reach downtown and other areas of Nashville via a car while road closures are in place. Be sure to zoom in and click on the shaded areas for tips.

Nightlife and Live Music Options

Downtown Music City boasts over 35 live music venues, plus additional nightlife options including bars and nightclubs. Plan 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.

 

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown April 25 - May 9, 2012 include St. Jude Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon (30,000, April 27 - 28), American Wood Protection Association (350, April 28 - May 1), National Association of Home Builders (600, April 29 - May 1), National Business Aviation Association (400, April 30 - May 2), Lifeway Christian Resources (700, May 2 - 4), and US Department of Defense (450, May 7 - 11). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

 

 

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