Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

   

News & Information

Road Closures!  

PLEASE NOTE: many road closures throughout downtown through this week. All road closures will be lifted by Monday, June 11 at 5 am. Click here for the complete list of road closures.

Music City Circuit - alternative routes!

Due to all of this week's road closures, the Music City Circuit has an adjusted route. Taking the circuit is especially better than driving your car this week!

 

Events This Week

10,000 Scoop Challenge: Free Purity Ice Cream

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE

West Michigan-based Denali Flavors, developers of Moose Tracks flavor of ice cream, has partnered with Purity Dairy to host a free ice cream giveaway. Ten-thousand scoops of Moose Tracks will be given away. For each scoop eaten, Denali Flavors will donate $1 to Rocketown in an effort to raise $10,000 of new support for its vital community programs.


Mosaic: Voices for Change

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $20

A choral concert and spoken word event presented by the 100-voice mixed chorus of Nashville in Harmony in collaboration with the youth spoken word performance artists of Southern Word (formerly YouthSpeaks Nashville). The program features dynamic music and compelling original poetry. Repertoire features the premiere of two original choral works created for this event, as well as a wide variety of exciting arrangements of familiar pop and Broadway tunes for which the chorus is famous.


CMA Music Festival

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 - SUNDAY, JUNE 10
LOCATION: LP FIELD $40 FOR LP FIELD CONCERTS; ALL OTHER CONCERTS FREE

 

Four days of concerts and events! Nightly concerts at LP Field feature the big-name artists, daily concerts at Riverfront Park star well known and up-and-coming artists, and the Fan Fair Hall at the Nashville Convention Center offers autograph signings.

 

Take part in all of the FREE festivities offered this year including the FREE Concerts in Riverfront Park! Performances from 10 am to 6 pm. Free. Great artists including Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, and many, many more.

 

Additional free areas include The Buckle along Lower Broadway, the Soleil Bella Beach in Hilton Park, Fan Alley in front of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, free concerts on the Hard Rock Cafe's outdoor stage starting at 11 am each day, and more. Check out all of these areas on the festival's map.

Middle Tennessee residents are encouraged to attend the festival! Check out the festival's complete music schedule.

LP Field Nightly Concert Performers:

Thursday, June 7
Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Glen Campbell, and Brad Paisley

Friday, June 8
Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert, and Ronnie Milsap

Saturday, June 9
Faith Hill, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes and Kenny Rogers

Sunday, June 10
Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Scotty McCreery, and The Mavericks


10th Avenue Toast

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: LISTENING ROOM CAFE FREE

10th Avenue Toast is a community mixer that occurs the first Thursday of every month. If you work in the 10th Avenue District or like to enjoy what the neighborhood has to offer, attend this event and meet the 10th Avenue District committee members. Special acoustic performance by T. Graham Brown.


Nashville Symphony Community Concert

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 8 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE

Pack a picnic dinner, bring friends and family and celebrate summertime with a great evening of free music by the Nashville Symphony. Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran will lead the symphony in a mix of beloved orchestral favorites, classic tunes and unforgettable movie music.


CMA Fest Biscuit Class

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 9 AM - 11 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $35

Learn the art of classic Southern biscuit baking with local biscuit expert Maryann Byrd while in town for the CMA Music Festival. 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. She will teach students how to make the best classic Southern biscuit recipes in her book and teach the tried and true tricks of making them turn out high and flaky. Enjoy samples during class. Register online.

 

Arts Immersion

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $40

Immerse yourself with Nashville's creative community! This summer soiree features live music, aerial dance, film, spoken word, visual and performance art. Plus, an open bar and hors d'oeuvres from local eateries. Also, a silent auction featuring everything from co-writing sessions with top songwriters to enticing offers from local businesses. Proceeds benefit The Arts & Business Council's Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts, a program that has provided $1 million worth of free legal and business help to over 1,000 low-income artists and 300 nonprofit arts organizations over the past five years.

 

June Class: Shopping and Eating Gluten Free

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 6 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: THE TURNIP TRUCK URBAN FARE FREE; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

A representative from CSA Nashville, an organization that provides support and information for patients (and families) diagnosed with Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance, will offer attendees pointers on adjusting to a gluten-free diet. Also, enjoy samples gluten-free food from The Turnip Truck. Advanced registration is required. 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, June 16 at 10 am.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, June 6

CMA Fest Special! Beginner Group Dance Class & Dance Party at Nashville Ballroom Wednesday, June 6 - Thursday, June 7

CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 6

CMT Music Awards Viewing Party at Benchmark Wednesday, June 6

Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, June 6

RLife Live at the Renaissance featuring RStars at The Bridge Lounge Thursday, June 7

10,000 Scoop Challenge: Free Purity Ice Cream at First Baptist Nashville Thursday, June 7

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

Kellie Pickler and Tyler Farr at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 7

Holland Marie at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, June 7

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

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

6th Annual Songwriters Series at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, June 7

Frankie Ballard Showcase at Benchmark Thursday, June 7

Mallary Hope Fan Club Event at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, June 7

Nashville Symphony Community Concert at Bicentennial Mall Friday, June 8

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

The Lower 40 Band at Bootleggers Inn Friday, June 8

Barefoot Renegades at Legends Corner Friday, June 8

Buddy Jewell Fan Club Event at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, June 8

Opry at the Ryman: CMA Music Fest Matinee Saturday, June 9

Hope Nix Fan Party at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, June 9

Dallas Does Dixie! Advance Screening Passes and Cast Q&A at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 9

Marcus Finnie Band at Two Old Hippies Saturday, June 9

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

Michael Scott at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, June 9

Anthony K Band at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, June 9

Songwriter Session with Kellie Pickler at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 9

Steve Wariner Concert at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 9

Tylor Bailey at Second Fiddle Saturday, June 9

CMA Fest Biscuit Class at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, June 9

6th Annual Songwriters Series at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, June 9

B.B. King Allstars featuring Natasha Young at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, June 9

Puckett's Pickin' Party featuring Music City Doughboys and The Purple Hulls at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, June 9

Chris Weaver at The Stage on Broadway 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

Stacy Mitchhart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, June 11

Erica Von at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, June 11

Radio Hayes with Rose Angelica at Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, June 12

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

Stacy Mitchhart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, June 12

Arts Immersion at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, June 13

Under the Streetlamp at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, June 14

WSM Live at Station Inn Thursday, June 14

June Class: Shopping and Eating Gluten Free at The Turnip Truck Urban Fare Thursday, June 14

Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, June 14

Brent Clifford at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 14

Full Moon Festival at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, June 14

Beethoven Symphony No. 4 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 15

Sharif Iman Band at Two Old Hippies Friday, June 15

Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, June 15

Nashville Alternators at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, June 15

Shang at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, June 16

Tylor Bailey at Second Fiddle Saturday, June 16

Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Saturday, June 16

Jason Matthews, Tim Johnson, and Phil Barton at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, June 16

Josh Helms Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 16

Traditional Country Music Demonstration with Roy Harper and Johnny Bellar at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 17

Bart Walker at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, June 17

Jon Gambino at Two Old Hippies Monday, June 18

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, June 18

The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 19

Roger Waters: The Wall Live at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, June 19

Ben Graves at Sambuca Tuesday, June 19

Kyle Stallons at Second Fiddle Tuesday, June 19

Kobalt Music Night at Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, June 19

Kristin Chenoweth in Concert at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, June 20

ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 20

Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, June 20

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, June 20

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

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.

 

Got Mobile?

Our website is now mobile-friendly! If you have a Smartphone (iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or other similar device), visit our website on your phone for quick and easy reference to upcoming events, downtown restaurants, nearby parking, happy hour info and much more!

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown June 6 - 20, 2012 include the 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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