News & Information
New shop: Rocket Fizz!
201 2nd Avenue N. 615-730-8085. This soda pop and candy shop features a giant selection of novelty candy and soda. Hours are Mon - Wed, 10 am - 9 pm, Thurs, 10 am - 10 pm, Fri - Sat, 10 am - 11 pm, and Sun, 10 am - 9 pm.
New nightclub: HelanBack!
128 2nd Avenue N. 615-574-0475. This new nightlife option features two dance floors, DJs, pool tables, and a rooftop bar overlooking the Cumberland River. Hours are Wed - Sat, 8 pm - 2:30 am.
New nightclub: Honky Tonk Central!
329 Broadway. 615-726-0463. This honky tonk at the corner of 4th and Broadway features three floors of live music. Hours are Mon - Sun, 11 am - 3 am.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 - THURSDAY, MAY 10, 5 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: THE BRIDGE LOUNGE FREE
Two nights of entertainment featuring the Renaissance Nashville Hotel associates performing from a wide range of genres including country and pop. Drop in for a great show either or both nights.
The Turnip Truck's prepared foods manager, Molly Martin, will offer advice on how to shop locally and seasonally while staying within a budget. Attendees will receive a menu, shopping lists and recipes for a five-day dinner menu based on a $35 per person budget. Also, enjoy samples of prepared meals that feature local, organic, and seasonal ingredients from The Turnip Truck. 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, May 12 at 10 am.
Bonamassa has been lauded as one of the world's greatest guitarists and he is fast evolving into a full-blown truly charismatic and mesmerizing blues-rock star, as well as a singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 8 AM
LOCATION: HILTON PARK $15 - $30
The Run for the Homeless is a 5K run/walk. Runners and walkers, individuals, families, and teams are encouraged to participate. Southwest Airlines is sponsoring the four top prizes which are round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S. Registration is available the morning of the race and starts at 6:30 am. The race begins at 8 am. This event is a fundraiser for The Key Alliance. PLEASE NOTE: Road closures that impact downtown Nashville are Demonbreun from 4th Avenue to 12th Avenue. This stretch of Demonbreun will be closed from 7:45 am to noon on Saturday, May 12.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 4 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $35: REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY AT THE DOOR
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. In celebration of Mother's Day, Maryann is teaching a wedding cake stacking technique, butter flowers, and tricks and techniques for mastering Southern biscuit making. Enjoy samples during class. Register online.
Celebrate Mother's Day on Saturday night with songwriter James Slater. Born in Durham, North Carolina to a mandoli- loving psychiatrist and a Spanish-speaking mother, he grew up in the tropics of the Panama Canal Zone. After circling the globe he now resides in Nashville. He has songs recorded by Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Wills, and many others. His song "In My Daughter's Eyes" received a Grammy nomination. Call 615-770-2772 for show and dinner reservations. Complimentary valet parking!
SATURDAY, MAY 12 - SUNDAY, MAY 13, SATURDAY: 7 PM (DINNER SHOW); SUNDAY: 2 PM (DESSERT SHOW)
LOCATION: MISS JEANNE'S DINNER THEATRE SAT: $50 (PLUS TAX); SUN: $20 (TAX INCLUDED)
Take your mother out for a night of laughter and smiles by bringing her to Miss Jeanne's Mystery Dinner Theatre. $15 off tickets for all mothers. Enjoy opening night of the 5th Annual "Gimmee Awards." Doors open at 6:45 pm. BYOB. Or, attend a special show on Sunday at 2 pm. Enjoy dessert and a show for $20 per person. Call 615-902-9566 for reservations.
Yanni and his world class musicians will perform his greatest instrumental hits. This show also features music from Yanni's new album "Truth of Touch."
SUNDAY, MAY 13, DOORS OPEN AT 2 PM; PROGRAM AT 3 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE; ADVANCED RESERVATIONS HAVE A $2.50 FEE
Salon@615 with Sissy Spacek. This event features an author talk and book signing. Spacek will only sign copies of her memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life.
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $35.95 ADULTS, $10.95 CHILDREN 7-12, UNDER 7 FREE
Lavish buffet served in the Grand Ballroom featuring omelet and waffle stations, smoked prime rib and glazed pork loin carving stations, sliced London Broil, grouper, chicken marsala, assorted fresh salads and fruit, extensive dessert display, a special children's buffet and more. Live music and complimentary valet parking. Reservations recommended: 615-620-2178.
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: COPPER KETTLE CAFE & CATERING $24.95, $8.99 CHILDREN 6-10, FREE 5 AND UNDER
Mother's Day brunch featuring Eggs Benedict, beef tenderloin, Belgian waffles and omelets, baked brie display, crab cakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fresh fruit, muffins & fresh pastries, incredible desserts, and much more! Call ahead seating available: 615-742-5545.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $41.50; $15 AGES 6-12; 5 AND UNDER: FREE
Four courses of fondue, family, and fun for Mother's Day! Enjoy cheese fondue, salad, entree, and chocolate fondue, plus a complimentary "Mom"osa for Mom! The four-course menu starts at $41.50 per person. The children's three-course dinner is $15 (ages 6-12). The Melting Pot opens at 11 am on Mother's Day. Reservations required: 615-742-4970.
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA $29.95 ADULTS; $9.95 AGES 10 AND UNDER
Mother's Day brunch featuring made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict and waffles; a carving station with honey-glazed ham and prime rib, stuffed chicken breast with white wine cream sauce, pan-seared mahi-mahi with citrus buerre blanc, desserts, fresh fruit and much more! $3 Bloody Marys and mimosas. Live music by Dallas Stark. Reservations suggested: 615-248-2888.
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION HOTEL $40 ADULTS, $15 CHILDREN 7-12, UNDER 7 FREE
Enjoy an elegant prix fixe family-style Mother's Day brunch and a decadent dessert buffet. Choice of entree menu items include shrimp & eggs sardou, grilled beef tenderloin, smoked turkey crepes, and campanelle pasta. The menu also includes starters and side items. Plus, live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Reservations recommended: 615-620-5665.
Moms eat free on Mother's Day. Reservations suggested: 615-254-0454. Plus, the restaurant has just released a new menu.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: COLAB NASHVILLE FREE
A Lunch & Learn about coworking and how it can help your business. Coworking spaces, like CoLab, offer desks and offices to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and like-minded professionals looking to get the most out of their office environment. Coworking answers the question that many face when working from home: "Why isn’t this as fun as I thought it would be?" Coworking spaces are built around the idea of community-building and sustainability. Some of CoLab's coworkers will speak about how they decided on coworking and how it has helped their business grow. All Lunch & Learns at CoLab are free and are open to the public.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Little Shop of Horrors at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, May 19
Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Wednesday, May 9
TN Titans Cheerleading Final Auditions at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, May 9
Kelly Lang at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, May 9
Stacy Mitchart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, May 9
Love's in Season Concert Series: Jonathan Winstead and Lo Carter at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, May 10
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 10
Heath Haynes & The High Dollar Band at Sambuca Thursday, May 10
Curtis McPeake & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, May 10
Joe Bonamassa at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 10
Scott Kirby at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, May 10
Lo Carter at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, May 10
May Class: Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget at The Turnip Truck Urban Fare Thursday, May 10
Kyle Jennings with Bryan Edwards at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, May 10
Navy Band at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, May 10
Emmylou Harris at Ryman Auditorium Friday, May 11
Godsmack & Staind at Bridgestone Arena Friday, May 11
Savannah Jack at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, May 11
Jacob Stiefel and The Truth at Big Shotz Friday, May 11
Scott Revey at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, May 11
Joe Dunn at The Rutledge Friday, May 11
Eric Hutchinson with Graffiti 6 at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, May 11
Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, May 11
Mike Epps: I'm Still Standing Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, May 12
Adam Craig Band at Sambuca Saturday, May 12
Chris Miller & Belle Rose at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, May 12
Marty Lanham & Dixie Cafe at Station Inn Saturday, May 12
Bonnie Raitt at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, May 12
James Slater "In My Daughter's Eyes" Mother's Day Show at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, May 12
Randy Moore at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, May 12
Mother's Day Special at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, May 13
Academy of Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, May 12
An Evening with Yanni at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 12
Travis Fest at Rocketown Saturday, May 12
Mother's Day Weekend Biscuit Baking Class at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, May 12
12 Against Nature "A Steely Dan Experience" with Lauren Thomburg at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, May 12
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, May 12
Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, May 12
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Sunday, May 13
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, May 13
Sarah & Tawnya at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, May 13
Apocalyptour at Rocketown Sunday, May 13
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, May 13
Salon@615: Sissy Spacek at Nashville Public Library Sunday, May 13
Paul Thorn at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, May 13
Power Players at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, May 13
Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Monday, May 14
The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, May 14
Eric Von at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, May 14
Comeback Kid concert at Rocketown Monday, May 14
Mi-Careme at The Rutledge Monday, May 14
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, May 14
Angelica at Sambuca Tuesday, May 15
Three Ring Circle at Station Inn Tuesday, May 15
Jack White with Alabama Shakes at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, May 15
Josh Helms at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, May 15
Nicole Scott at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, May 15
The Billy Block Show at The Rutledge Tuesday, May 15
Battle For the Saddle - 2012 at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, May 15
Whitey Johnson's Bluesy at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, May 15
Lunch and Learn: Coworking at CoLab Nashville Wednesday, May 16
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Wednesday, May 16
Minton Sparks at Station Inn Wednesday, May 16
Jack White with Alabama Shakes at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 16
Wilson at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, May 16
Scott Mulvahill & Aaron Cox at The Rutledge Wednesday, May 16
Stacy Mitchart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, May 16
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 17
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Thursday, May 17
Mike Bub's XXL Band at Station Inn Thursday, May 17
Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, May 17
Quickfoot & The Slowdowners at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, May 17
Chris Botti at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, May 17 - Saturday, May 19
Three Dog Night at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, May 17
Stacy Mitchart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, May 17
The Art of Time at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, May 18
Goodguys 7th Nashville Nationals Giant Car Show at LP Field Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Friday, May 18
Matt Keyler, Joshua James & The Paper Planes at Casablanca Coffee Friday, May 18
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper at Station Inn Friday, May 18
Trace Adkins at Ryman Auditorium Friday, May 18
The ConSoulers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, May 18
Stacy Mitchart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, May 18
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, May 18
Ty Tunes Presents at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, May 19
Ellie's Run for Africa at Riverfront Park Saturday, May 19
Jamie Fox's "Girls Night Out" at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20
Randy Moore & The Suedes at Sambuca Saturday, May 19
Miranda Lambert at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, May 19
Christy McDonald at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, May 19
Country at the Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, May 19
Trip Lee concert at Rocketown Saturday, May 19
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, May 19
Conflicting Chemistry at The Rutledge Saturday, May 19
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, May 19
Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, May 20
Chris Cornell at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, May 20
Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, May 20
Transcend The Fallen at The Rutledge Sunday, May 20
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, May 20
Power Players at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, May 20
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, May 21
The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, May 21
Caleb Fletcher at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, May 21
Dog & Pony at Sambuca Tuesday, May 22
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, May 22
Randy Moore at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, May 22
Derek St. Holmes at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, May 22
Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Wednesday, May 23
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, May 23
Stacy Mitchart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, May 23
Do you have guests coming to visit soon? Help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City! Browse our online hotel map to find the option closest to any venue of your choice. Everything you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Four Day Parking Pass for CMA Music Festival
If you have made plans to attend the CMA Music Festival (June 7 - 10), you may want to purchase a four-day parking pass (with in and out privileges) in the Metro Courthouse Garage for $50. The garage is conveniently located just across the Woodland Street Bridge from LP Field. Use this form to find out more details and to secure this parking package.
Large groups and events that are downtown May 9 - 23, 2012 include the 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.