Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


News & Information

New restaurant: Shish Kabob & Hookah Lounge!
204 Commerce Street. 615-678-8952. This new restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern and Persian cuisine and offers a hookah bar after 5 pm each night. Hours are Mon - Thurs, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Fri - Sat, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 3:00 am; and Sun, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm.


New honky tonk: Swingin' Doors Saloon!
111 4th Avenue South. 615-736-5050. This new honky tonk is located on 4th Avenue just south of Broadway. Featuring live music all day and night and a full menu. Hours are Mon - Sun, 11:00 am - 2:30 am.


Events This Week

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Pre-Party


Enjoy a pre-party in celebration of Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's concert on Saturday night at LP Field. Live music by Steel Magnolia, Lyndsey Highlander, and Russell Dickerson! Cover at the door is two nonperishable food items to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

Stuff the Bus Launch Concert with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville


The Stuff the Bus Launch Concert features LIVE UNITED Song Contest finalists and music industry professionals. Help the United Way kick-off our community's Stuff the Bus efforts in true Nashville style! Bring new school supplies as admission or make a suggested donation of $5 or more.

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Vince Gill


Grammy award-winning country singer and songwriter Vince Gill will kickoff the Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series this summer. Additional concerts in this series include Chris Thile & Michael Daves and The Boxcars on June 28, The Gibson Brothers on July 5, Rhonda Vincent on July 12, Dailey & Vincent on July 19, and Ricky Skaggs on July 26. Also, before each show there will be free music outside of the Ryman from 6 pm - 7 pm as part of the Pickin' on the Plaza series.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes!


Calling all super heroes, Super Grover has lost his super-ness! Never fear, the fabulous Super Heroes are here. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and all of their furry friends are on a quest to put the "super" back in Super Grover while singing and dancing their way through fun lessons.


Nashville Symphony Crescendo Club Kickoff Party

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Kick-off event and reception for the Crescendo Club. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Martha Rivers Ingram Courtyard and learn more about the Symphony's new club for young professionals! Discounted tickets for the Beethoven's "Emperor" Piano Concerto immediately following the reception are available for only $32. To purchase the discounted tickets use promo code: Piano or mention the Crescendo Club (615-687-6400). Click here to RSVP for the reception.

Curator's Perspective: "A Conservative Revolutionary: John Constable and Art History"

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM

This lecture contrasts John Constable's ideas on the history of landscape painting, as revealed by lectures he gave in 1833 and 1836, with critics' shocked responses to his apparent lack of finish and disregard for formal decorum. It surveys Constable's posthumous international celebrity as a precursor of the Impressionists.

Dunn Bros Coffee's Five Year Anniversary


Dunn Bros Coffee located in the L&C Tower is five years old! Stop by all week for varying buy one/get one free specials offered each day, cupping and roasting seminars, and the opportunity to enter into the prize drawings. Plus, daily samples.



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

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

Dunn Bros Coffee's Five Year Anniversary at Dunn Bros Coffee Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29

Sugar Rush at Cannery Ballroom Monday, June 25

Buried in the Sky at Rocketown Monday, June 25

Moonface with LA Big Vic and Kidd Ramius at 12th & Porter Tuesday, June 26

Beppe Gambetta at Station Inn Tuesday, June 26

Brett Stokes at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, June 26

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Tuesday, June 26

Janae Cherry at Second Fiddle Tuesday, June 26

Molly Sue Gonzalez and the Mean Mean Men at National Underground Tuesday, June 26

Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, June 27

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, June 27

Gabriel Kelley CD Release Show with Gabe Dixon at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, June 27

Jutt Huffman at National Underground Wednesday, June 27

Explosions In The Sky at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, June 27

The Wooten Brothers at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 27

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, June 27

Sarah McLachlan at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, June 28

Sam Grow at National Underground Thursday, June 28

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Chris Thile & Michael Daves and The Boxcars at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 28

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, June 28

Mr. Bond, Science Guy at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 28

Jerry Seinfeld at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, June 29

Hurt with Lovers & Liars and Prosevere at 12th & Porter Friday, June 29

Apassionata: The Beginning at Bridgestone Arena Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, June 29

Barefoot Justice at Second Fiddle Friday, June 29

Tim Boucher Band at National Underground Friday, June 29

Frist Fridays Concert Series: Sam Bush with Special Guest Lera Lynn at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 29

Biscuit Miller at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 29

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, June 30

Floord at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, June 30

Andy Davis with Satellite and Grant Terry at 12th & Porter Saturday, June 30

My So Called Band at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, June 30

Earl Klugh in Concert at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 30

AJ Jamal at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, June 30

James Slater & Friends at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, June 30

Amanda Allen Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 30

Eileen Rose and Silver Threads at Robert's Western World Saturday, June 30

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th Celebration at The Lawn at Riverfront Wednesday, July 4

4th of July Party at Nashville City Club Wednesday, July 4

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

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Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown June 20 - July 4, 2012 include AE Ventures (650, June 25 - 29), Central Station Alarm Association/ESX (4,000, June 26 - 30), Markiewicz International (800, June 29 - July 1), Leadership Team Developments (1,500, June 29 - July 1), and Leininger International (1,200, June 29 - July 1). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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