Events This Week
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 7 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: BOOTLEGGERS INN FREE
Free outdoor live music at the corner of 2nd & Broadway on the night of the full moon each month! Performances by Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass, Adam Olmstead, Midnight from Memphis, Shawn Camp and many more. Plus, moonshine, cold beer, spirits, and hot food for sale. The festival will be held in the surface parking lot that is adjacent to Bootleggers and inside the moonshine bar. The Full Moon Festival will also be held on July 5, August 2, August 30, September 27 and October 31.
In this lecture, San Francisco-based artist Ben Venom will discuss his interest in juxtaposing traditional handmade crafts with one of the more extreme musical genres, heavy metal. His work is serious, yet attempts to take on a B-movie horror film style, where even the beasts of metal need a warm blanket to sleep.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14 - SUNDAY, JUNE 17, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE $12 - $24
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 27 centuries ago. They blend lavish costumes, award-winning acrobatics, and traditional dance together with a hint of ancient and contemporary theater to create a spectacular performance for all ages.
Celebrate 417 Union Restaurant and Bar's sixth birthday with complimentary samples from their new menu, drink specials and live music.
Shop "under the stars" at the Night Market! Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, beverages from merchants, live music, free samples, artisan booths, and much more. Night Market will be held both inside the Market House and outside in the farm sheds, with most Market House restaurants and shops open. Vendors on the farm side will be selling local produce, meat, cheese and more!
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, NOON - 9 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL Free; $5 - $20 (for amphitheater seating)
Local and national jazz and blues musicians will perform all day including Cojo and the Konnects, After 5 Tux Band, Karlton Taylor Trio, Marcus Finney Band, B.B. King All-Stars, Tina Brown, and Joe Johnson and Kevin Whalum. The headliner, Howard Hewett, will perform at 7:30 pm. Food and art vendors will line the Bicentennial Mall and many participating artists will be available to meet fans and sign autographs. This event is organized and sponsored by the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership – J.U.M.P. It is free to attend the festival. However, seating in the amphitheater is $5. VIP seating is available for $20. Also, on Friday night, the Bridging the Gap Mixer on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 11 AM - 7 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $5 ADULTS; AGES 12 AND UNDER FREE
The Nashville Pride Festival features musical entertainment on three stages, 100+ vendors at the Artists Village, and plenty of surprises. Live performances by Kristy Lee, Kerli, Antigone Rising, Seeing Red and many more. Also, the Equality Walk begins at 11 am in front of the Hard Rock Cafe.
PLEASE NOTE - road closures: 1st Avenue will be closed from Church Street to Demonbreun and Broadway will be closed from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue on Saturday, June 16 between 6 am and 10 pm.
July 4th Transportation
Take the Music City Star downtown for the 4th of July and make getting to and from the festivities even easier! Round-trip tickets cost only $12. Online tickets will be on sale through Friday, June 22 or until they are sold out, whichever comes first.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 13
Arts Immersion at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, June 13
Hits & Grins at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, June 13
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, June 13
Under the Streetlamp at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, June 14
Chris Henry and Various Bluegrass Artists at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, June 14
Full Moon Festival at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, June 14
Golden Dragon Acrobats at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, June 14 - Sunday, June 17
Pride Rocks VIP Pre-party at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, June 14
Founders' Day at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, June 14
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 15
Sharif Iman Band at Two Old Hippies Friday, June 15
Sam Hayes at Legends Corner Friday, June 15
Nashville Alternators at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, June 15
Smoke N Guns at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, June 15
6th Anniversary Celebration at 417 Union Restaurant & Bar Friday, June 15
Film: Manufactured Landscapes at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 15
June Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, June 15
Bridging the Gap Mixer at Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge Friday, June 15
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Saturday, June 16
Songwriter Session with David Olney and Sergio Webb at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 16
Sam Hayes at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, June 16
Brandon Maddox Band at National Underground Saturday, June 16
12th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, June 16
Nashville Pride Festival at Riverfront Park Saturday, June 16
Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, June 17
Artful Tales: "The River that Gave Gifts" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, June 17
Fresh Music Festival Featuring Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, Guy, SWV and Hosted by Doug E. Fresh at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, June 17
Edwin McCain with Sandra McCracken at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 17
Darryl Worley & Jimmy Wayne at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, June 18
Roger Waters: The Wall Live at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, June 19
Kristin Chenoweth at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, June 20
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, June 20
Town Mountain at Station Inn Wednesday, June 20
Roy Kay Trio at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, June 20
ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 20
Kelly McGrath at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, June 20
Audrey Auld at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, June 20
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Pre-Party at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, June 20
Next to Blow at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, June 21
Stuff the Bus Launch Concert with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 21
Randy Moore Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 21
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, June 21
RAW Nashville: Solstice at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 21
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 21
XFC 18 : Music City Mayhem at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, June 22
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 22
Goodburgers Jazz Quartet at Casablanca Coffee Friday, June 22
Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes! at Bridgestone Arena Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24
Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Friday, June 22
The Bar-Kays at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, June 22
Yeasayer with Delicate Steve at Cannery Ballroom Friday, June 22
Earth, Wind & Fire at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, June 23
Barefoot Renegades at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, June 23
B.B. King Allstars featuring Natasha Young at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, June 23
Tenacious D with The Sights at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 23
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw: Brothers of the Sun at LP Field Saturday, June 23
Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, June 24
Bart Walker at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, June 24
Norah Jones at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, June 24
Eileen Rose and Golden Needles at Robert's Western World Tuesday, June 26
Rachael Johnson at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, June 26
Clean and Safe Request Form
If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, please let us know about it! Report graffiti that needs to be removed, public sidewalks that need pressure washing, weeds, trash and other unsightly items! Use this form to send a request directly to our Clean and Safe Team manager. NOTE: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).
Interstate Closures: I-24
The downtown portion of I-24 will be closed this weekend from Friday at 9 pm to Monday at 5 am (June 15 - 18, 2012). Check out the closure maps and alternative route suggestions online. These closures will continue on weekends through August 31, 2012, except for a few weekends with major events at LP Field. Please plan accordingly!
Large groups and events that are downtown June 13 - 27, 2012 include Milsoft (300, June 10 - 15), AE Ventures (650, June 25 - 29), and Central Station Alarm Association/ESX (4,000, June 26 - 30). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.