Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

   

News & Information

New bar and restaurant: Bar Louie!
314 11th Avenue S. 615-457-1632. This new restaurant and bar in The Gulch has a full menu served at lunch, dinner and until they close. Hours are Monday - Sunday, 11 am - 2 am.

 

New honky tonk: Just Kickin' Saloon!
128 B 2nd Avenue N. 615-256-9255. This new honky tonk on 2nd Avenue opens Friday, June 1.Two grand opening celebrations feature Jaime Fox & Friends performing from 6 pm - 1 am on Friday and Borrowed Blue from 6 pm - 1 am on Saturday. Hours are Monday - Sunday, 11 am - 3 am.

 

New art gallery: UltraViolet Gallery & Photography
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. This new art gallery opens on Saturday, June 2 during the First Saturday Art Crawl and will be open for all art crawls and by appointment.

 

Please Note: ROAD CLOSURES!
The downtown portion of I-24 will be closed this weekend from 9 pm Friday to at 5 am Monday (June 1 - 4, 2012). Plus, Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed beginning at 6 am on Saturday, June 2 to 2:30 am on Sunday, June 3. Also, from 6 am to noon on Saturday, June 2, portions of Demonbreun and 3rd Avenue will be closed. Click here for a FULL list of road closures and please plan accordingly!

 

Events This Week


Collectors Art Night

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art talks on the 5th Avenue of the Arts hosted by Paul Polycarpou, editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm, The Rymer Gallery will start the evening with featured alumni from art schools in the exhibit, "New Ground." Tinney Contemporary features mixed-media artist John Folsom speaking about his new exhibit, "Anodyne Frontiers" at 6:45 pm. The Arts Company will round out the evening with a conversation about commissioning works of art with mixed-media artist Wayne Brezinka and photographer David Farmerie at 7:15 pm. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Free valet parking and complimentary wine and cupcakes will be available with registration.

 

First Annual Nashville Crawfish Boil

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 4 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $25 - $40 ADULTS; $15 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER

All-you-can eat crawfish, corn, and potatoes. Admission also includes bottomless beer, soft drinks, and water (two pricing options). Seven bands from Baton Rouge will play throughout the event. Plus, raffles, t-shirts and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of deployed and wounded soldiers and their families. Advance tickets are on sale online until midnight on Friday, June 1. A limited quantity of tickets will be available at the door.


Nashville Rollergirls v. Clarksville and Duke City

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, FIRST GAME: 5:30 PM, SECOND GAME: 7 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM ADULTS $15, KIDS 7-12 $7, 6 AND UNDER FREE

The Clarksville Red River Sirens face the Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 pm. Immediately following the first game, Duke City's Munecas Muertas, from Albuquerque, skate against the Music City All Stars.


First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm (galleries close at 9 pm). See this month's shuttle map and gallery listing. Participating galleries include:

Andy Anh Ha
63 Arcade.
668-7598. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Their final show!

COOP
75 Arcade.
6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Froelich Gallery
83 Arcade.
244-8899. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Lisa Mergen Wearable Art
58 Arcade. 254-9209. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 889-5640. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Studio 69
69 Arcade. 479-5133. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 521-2632. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

An additional merchant with special offers during the crawl is Karma Boutique (302 Church Street). Karma will offer 20 percent off clothing, free wine and munchies, and tunes by a DJ during the crawl. The work of a few local artists will be featured. The store will be open until 10 pm.


Nissan Taste of Music City

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 5 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE $45 IN ADVANCE; $55 AT THE DOOR

The 10th annual Taste of Music City is Nashville's largest food and drink festival. Enjoy food, wine, and beer from over 50 restaurant and beverage sponsors. Plus, live music on the main stage. Tickets to this event include all food and beverages. Tickets are $45 for adults (in advance), $10 for kids ages 3-12, and free for those under three.


West Coast Swing Workshops with Dance Pro Ben Hooten

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 5 PM, 6 PM, AND 7 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE BALLROOM $15 EACH OR ALL 3 FOR $35; $10 SOCIAL DANCE ONLY

Nashville Ballroom welcomes West Coast Swing Pro Ben Hooten as the guest instructor for June’s Swing 'n Country Dance Weekend: June 1 - 3. Offering three workshops each day at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Workshops are open to the public and are $15 each – or all 3 workshops for $35. Admission to the dance party is $10. The dance begins at 8 pm, with the last dance at 11 pm.

 

Songwriters in the Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE

Songwriters in the Park features live performances by local songwriters including Heath Forbes, Craig Jackson, Jeremy Rash and Jason Daniels. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the live music! Dogs are welcome, too. These events will continue through September on the first Saturday of each month to coincide with the First Saturday Art Crawl.


Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 7 AM - NOON
LOCATION: LP FIELD $30 IN ADVANCE; $35 ON RACE DAY

The 5K Run begins at 7 am and will be followed by the kids' fun run. After the races, there will be live music, a fun festival and kids' zone with free activities located in LP Field Lot T (at Victory Avenue). Activities include giant inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, an appearance by Shoney Bear®, a police cruiser, members of the Nashville Police S.W.A.T. Team, the Nashville Police Bomb Team and their Bomb Robot, a Police helicopter and more. Registration begins at 6 am. Registration fee for adults increases to $35 on race day. PLEASE NOTE: road closures associated with this event! Demonbreun from 3rd Avenue to 14th Avenue and 3rd Avenue from Symphony Place to Demonbreun will be closed from 6 am - noon.


Clay Walker's Annual MS "Chords of Hope" Benefit Concert

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 7 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 MAIN FLOOR: $50 VIP TICKETS

The 3rd Annual Clay Walker "Chords of Hope" MS benefit concert is presented by WSIX. Performances by Jerrod Niemann, Hal Ketchum, and Sarah Marince and a special performance by Clay Walker and Friends.

 

Amazing Wonders Aviation: Vacation Bible School

MONDAY, JUNE 11 - FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 8:45 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE

"Amazing Wonders Aviation" Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Nashville for Kindergarten to 6th grade students. Kids will enjoy outrageous games, creative crafts, tasty snacks, and Bible stories. VBS ends at 12:30 pm (8:45 am - 12:30 pm during this week is free). Or, kids can bring a sack lunch and stay all day with VBS PLUS. This additional program is Monday - Thursday from 12:30 pm - 5 pm and kids will go on trips to the Adventure Science Center, Sportsplex, Owl's Hill, and Opry Mills. VBS PLUS is $20/day or $75 for all four days. Registration is required.


 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Weir, Robinson & Greene Acoustic Trio at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 30

Hello Kelly at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, May 30

Trevor Finlay at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, May 30

Jameson CD Release party with Melissa Montgomery at The Rutledge Wednesday, May 30

McKenzies Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, May 30

Stacy Mitchart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, May 30

Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, May 31

Chuck Mead & The Grassy Knoll Boys at Station Inn Thursday, May 31

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 31

Savannah Jack at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, May 31

Carmina Burana at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, May 31 - Saturday, June 2

Volunteer String Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, May 31

McKenzies Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, May 31

Stacy Mitchart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, May 31

Just Kickin' Saloon: Grand Opening at Just Kickin' Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 2

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Nashville City Club Friday, June 1

Nora Jane Struthers & The Bootleggers at Station Inn Friday, June 1

Voyage Air Guitar Presents: Dave Gibson, Daisy Dern and Danny Flowers at Two Old Hippies Friday, June 1

Peasants with Philo Moore at Casablanca Coffee Friday, June 1

Smoke N Guns at Bootleggers Inn Friday, June 1

Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, June 1

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 1

Collectors Art Night at 5th Avenue of the Arts Friday, June 1

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Friday, June 1

Randy Kohrs & Friends Jam Benefitting Agape Animal Rescue at Station Inn Saturday, June 2

First Annual Nashville Crawfish Boil at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, June 2

7th Annual Walk Like MADD at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, June 2

Nashville Rollergirls v. Clarksville and Duke City at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, June 2

Musical Petting Zoo at Summer Reading Kickoff at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 2

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, June 2

Nissan Taste of Music City at Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge Saturday, June 2

Stephen Gallagher Trio at Two Old Hippies Saturday, June 2

West Coast Swing Workshops with Dance Pro Ben Hooten at Nashville Ballroom Saturday, June 2

Lynn Beal and Sharon Anderson at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, June 2

Kaleb Hensley at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 2

Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, June 2

Songwriters in the Park at Church Street Park Saturday, June 2

Smoke N Guns at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, June 2

Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run at LP Field Saturday, June 2

Adam Craig Band at Sambuca Saturday, June 2

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, June 3

Jerami Matlock at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, June 3

Smoke N Guns at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, June 3

Scotty Williams at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, June 3

Megan Pflueger at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 3

The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Sunday, June 3

The Time Jumpers at Station Inn Monday, June 4

Brittney Kennell at Two Old Hippies Monday, June 4

Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, June 4

Elio and Hank Sanatra Band at Bootleggers Inn Monday, June 4

Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, June 4

Matt Delrosi at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, June 4

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, June 4

Clay Walker's Annual MS "Chords of Hope" Benefit Concert at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, June 5

CMA Presents The Aristo Global Show at Second Fiddle Tuesday, June 5

Willie Nelson at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, June 5

The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 5

Gail Davies at Station Inn Tuesday, June 5

Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 5

Night of Hits at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 5

Matt Delrosi at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, June 5

Preston Coley at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, June 5

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, June 5

Ben Graves at Sambuca Tuesday, June 5

Suzy Bogguss at Station Inn Wednesday, June 6

Kenzie Wetz at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, June 6

Randy Moore Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, June 6

Parmalee at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, June 6

Ray Arron at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, June 6

CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 6

Chris Weaver at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, June 6

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, June 6

Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Wednesday, June 6

Lee Greenwood Autograph Signing at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Store Thursday, June 7

Mosaic: Voices for Change at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, June 7

Old Gringo Boots Presents: Kevin Post & Danielle Bourjeard at Two Old Hippies Thursday, June 7

Stephen Arnold Music Presents: Stephen Arnold, Lee Roy Parnell, Dennis Matkosky, Greg Barnhill & Little Kids Rock at Two Old Hippies Thursday, June 7

CMA Music Festival at LP Field Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10

10th Avenue Toast Community Mixer at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 7

Randy Moore Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 7

Late Night Country Club with Kellie Pickler at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 7

Chris Henry and Bluegrass Jam at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, June 7

Larry Frick at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, June 7

Holland Marie at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, June 7

Heath Haynes & The High Dollar Band at Sambuca Thursday, June 7

David Peterson & 1946 at Station Inn Friday, June 8

Old Gringo Boots Presents: Kevin Post at Two Old Hippies Friday, June 8

Sam Hunter Band at Two Old Hippies Friday, June 8

Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, June 8

Late Night Country Club with Love & Theft at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, June 8

Kirk Sauers at Casablanca Coffee Friday, June 8

The Lower 40 Band at Bootleggers Inn Friday, June 8

Drake White and Friends at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, June 8

Megan Pflueger at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 8

Angelica at Sambuca Friday, June 8

Old Gringo Boots Presents: Danielle Bourjeaurd at Two Old Hippies Saturday, June 9

Marcus Finnie Band at Two Old Hippies Saturday, June 9

Amanda Allen Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 9

Late Night Country Club with Casey James at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 9

Chris Miller and Belle Rose at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, June 9

Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 9

Michael Scott at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, June 9

Anthony K Band at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, June 9

Todd Sansom at Sambuca Saturday, June 9

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, June 10

Savannah Jack Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, June 10

Smoke N Guns at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, June 10

Larry Frick at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, June 10

Megan Pflueger at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 10

Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, June 10

Amazing Wonders Aviation: Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Nashville Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15

The Cantrells at Two Old Hippies Monday, June 11

Peter Moon Band at Sambuca Monday, June 11

Granville Automatic CD Release Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 12

Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, June 12 - Wednesday, June 13

Ben Graves at Sambuca Tuesday, June 12

Jessie Liz Clement at Two Old Hippies Tuesday, June 12

Junior Brown at Station Inn Wednesday, June 13

An Evening with Michael Supe Grande at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, June 13

Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Wednesday, June 13

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

Looking to live downtown?

Check out this "craiglist-type" online posting of downtown condos available for rent or sale. If you own a downtown condo and wish to add it to this list, please use this form.

 

See Something Amiss?

Notice a broken tree limb, news rack in disarray, graffiti, trash in the street or anything else that needs attention downtown? Use this helpful PDF with phone numbers listing the Metro and local agencies that can fix these problems.

 

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown May 30 - June 13, 2012 include the National Association for College Admission Counseling (300, May 30 - June 1), CMA Music Festival (65,000, June 7 - 10), and Milsoft (300, June 10 - 15). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

 

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