Nashville Downtown Details

Thursday, July 5, 2012

   

Events This Week


Bluegrass Night: The Gibson Brothers

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $26.50

The Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series continues with The Gibson Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers and The Roys on July 5. Additional concerts in this series include 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 on the Ryman plaza from 6 pm - 7 pm as part of the Pickin' on the Plaza series.


Full Moon Festival

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 7 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: BOOTLEGGERS INN FREE

Free outdoor live music at the corner of 2nd & Broadway on the night of each full moon! Performances by Brad Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys, Nashville Pickin' Party, Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass, Midnight From Memphis, and many more. Plus, moonshine, cold beer, spirits, and hot food for sale. The festival will be held in the surface parking lot adjacent to Bootleggers. The Full Moon Festival will also be held on August 2, August 30, September 27 and October 31.

 

Nashville Rollergirls vs. Arch Rival Rollergirls

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM ADULTS $15, KIDS 7-12 $7, 6 AND UNDER FREE

The St. Lunachix face the Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 pm. Immediately following the first game, the Arch Rival All Stars from St. Louis skate against the Music City All Stars.


Family Program: The World of Mother Goose

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM FREE

An exciting program celebrating the rhymes and rhythms of Mother Goose. This high-energy, interactive show features live performances, hand puppets, music, and marionettes. All ages. No reservations required. Presented by the Nashville Public Library.


MINIcross

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE

Owner or fan of the MINI? Drive like you've never driven before on an amazing closed course track staffed by professional drivers. The track features hairpin turns and slaloms built specifically to challenge and test MINI enthusiasts. Attendees can take as many spins through the course as they want in all of the latest MINI models, including the all-new MINI Roadster. This autocross is part of the fourth bi-annual MINI road rally. Register for the MINIcross.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 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.

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.

Sweeney Art Gallery
83 Arcade.
6 - 9 pm. Free.

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 this month's crawl is Karma Boutique (302 Church Street). Offering 30 percent off clothing, free wine and munchies, and tunes by a DJ, Karma will be open until 10 pm.
 

The After Crawl

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: BRICK FACTORY FREE

After the First Saturday Art Crawl head to this after party! Artwork from Brick Factory Nashville's members and collaborators will be showcased. Plus, free adult beverages.
 

Songwriters in the Park

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE

Songwriters in the Park features live performances by local songwriters including Jay Craik, Cheri Hefner, Too Old To Care, Golden State Refugees, and Crash Like This. 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.


CityThink Film Series: The Weight of the Nation

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

As part of its effort to help combat the obesity epidemic in our community, the Nashville Civic Design Center, in partnership with the Tennessee Obesity Task Force, the Nashville Healthcare Council, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Office of Mayor Karl Dean/Metro Nashville, are hosting screenings of the four-part HBO documentary, The Weight of the Nation. This July 10 showing is the second film in the series is Choices.

 

Country to the Core Market

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: BANK OF AMERICA PLAZA FREE TO ATTEND

A weekly farmers market in Bank of America Plaza (located between the Bank of America building and the Doubletree Hotel). This market will be held on Tuesdays from 11 am to 2 pm. Shop for local organically and conventionally grown produce, pastured eggs, hand-crafted cheeses, baked goods, prepared foods and more. This event is organized by Good Food for Good People as part of their Edible Community Project.


A Celebration of Music

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: EVENTS ON THIRD FREE

Performances in the round featuring John Oates, Gary Morris, Drake White and more. Plus, a special performance by the Little Kids Rock student band. Also, enjoy a free dinner buffet from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, a silent auction and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit that provides music instruction for public school students who have been left behind due to budget cuts. Presented by NAMM, Two Old Hippies, Bedell Guitars, and The Music Trades.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Bluegrass Nights: The Gibson Brothers at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 5

Mayer West at Benchmark Thursday, July 5

Full Moon Festival at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, July 5

My Ticket Home at Rocketown Thursday, July 5

Barefoot Renegades at Legends Corner Thursday, July 5

Cherry Rain Music at Two Old Hippies Friday, July 6

Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, July 6

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at Station Inn Friday, July 6

My So-Called Band & Yacht Rock Revue at Cannery Ballroom Friday, July 6

Kenneth Wright at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, July 6

The After Crawl at Brick Factory Saturday, July 7

Nashville Rollergirls vs. Arch Rival Rollergirls at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, July 7

Ringo Starr and His All Star Band at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, July 7

Kid Flix: Ratatouille at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 7

Family Program: The World of Mother Goose at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 7

MINIcross at LP Field Saturday, July 7

Amanda Allen Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, July 7

Leroy Powell and The Messengers at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, July 7

Julianne Ankley & Friends at Listening Room Cafe Saturday, July 7

San Rafael Band at Two Old Hippies Saturday, July 7

The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Saturday, July 7

Guilty Pleasures at Mercy Lounge Saturday, July 7

Luenell at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, July 7

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, July 7

Songwriters in the Park at Church Street Park Saturday, July 7

Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, July 7

Les Richardson at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, July 7

Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, July 8

The Disappointments at Benchmark Sunday, July 8

Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, July 8

Michael Vance Trio at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, July 8

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, July 9

Kiernan McMullan With Claire Stahlecker & Charlie Abbott at 12th & Porter Monday, July 9

CityThink Film Series: The Weight of the Nation at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, July 10

Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, July 10

Country to the Core Market at Bank of America Plaza Tuesday, July 10

Justin Caldwell at Sambuca Tuesday, July 10

Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass at Station Inn Tuesday, July 10

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, July 10

Sam Hayes at Legends Corner Tuesday, July 10

Plasa Focus at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, July 11 - Thursday, July 12

Dusty & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, July 11

Kristin Cothron at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, July 11

Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Wednesday, July 11

Holly Willams Band at Station Inn Wednesday, July 11

A Celebration of Music at Events on Third Wednesday, July 11

Artist's Forum featuring Erin Anfinson, Mark Hosford, and Kristi Hargrove at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, July 12

Bluegrass Nights: Rhonda Vincent at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 12

US Air Guitar Championship in Nashville at The Rutledge Thursday, July 12

James Taylor at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, July 12

NAMM After Party - Reverend Guitars at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, July 12

Dave Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, July 12

Diana Krall at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, July 13

Beady at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, July 13

Fiona Apple at Ryman Auditorium Friday, July 13

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Nashville Public Library Friday, July 13 - Saturday, July 14

Voices For The Missing Benefit Concert Featuring Performances by Brynn Marie and Bridgette Tatum! at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, July 13

Zappa Plays Zappa at Cannery Ballroom Friday, July 13

Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, July 13

Kids Club: Quilting Abstraction at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, July 14

Neon Trees with Penguin Prison & JJAMZ at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, July 14

Chef Tyler Brown: Help End Childhood Hunger in America, No Kid Hungry Dinner Nashville at The Hermitage Hotel Sunday, July 15

5th Annual Mayor's Home Ownership Fair at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, July 15

Flying Colour at Rocketown Sunday, July 15

New Monday at Station Inn Monday, July 16

Monday Summer Jazz Series: Jeff Lorber at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Monday, July 16

Kassie Jordan at Legends Corner Monday, July 16

Death Cab For Cutie at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, July 17

Blind Pilot with Lost Lander at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, July 17

Jackson Browne at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, July 18

Boy Wonder Blues Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 18

Ella Mae Bowen at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, July 18

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, July 18

Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, July 18

Buddy Owens at Legends Corner Wednesday, July 18

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

Special Event Venues

Planning a corporate or social event? Look no further than downtown! These special event venues are the perfect location for your upcoming event. Also, many of the downtown art galleries are great venue rental options.

 

Thirsty? Happy Hour Options

It is summertime and it is the perfect time to grab a drink downtown after work! There are tons of happy hours to choose from each day in downtown Nashville. Check out our complete list of happy hour offerings and head to one of these restaurants or bars soon!

 

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown July 5 - 18, 2012 include American Guild of Organists (2,000, July 1 - 6), Plasa Focus (2,500, July 11 - 12), and NAMM (13,000, July 12 - 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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