News & Information
New restaurant: Rodizio Grill!
166 2nd Avenue N. 615-730-8358. Lunch and dinner options with unlimited appetizers, salads, and rotisserie grilled meats. Plus, valet parking available. Hours are Mon - Thurs, 11 am - 9:30 pm; Fri - Sat, 11 am - 10:30 pm; and Sun, 11 am - 9:30 pm.
New restaurant and market: M. Market!
Cummins Station. 209 10th Avenue S. #213. 615-678-1591. Breakfast, lunch, custom cuts of meat, artisan cheeses, takeout, coffee bar, smoothies and milk shakes. Hours are Mon - Fri, 7 am - 6 pm and Sat, 10 am - 3 pm.
New restaurant: Bibap Fusion Rice!
235 5th Avenue N. 615-732-1034. This new restaurant on 5th Avenue serves a variety of Asian dishes including Korean, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Hours are Mon - Sun, 10 am - 10 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
Nashville B-cycle, Nashville's newest bike-share system with 190 bikes at 20 kiosks, goes live tomorrow. A short program with remarks by Mayor Karl Dean, Dr. Bill Paul (Metro Health Department), and Tom Turner (Nashville Downtown Partnership) at noon. After the program, purchase an annual membership and receive a special discounted rate and a free t-shirt (for the first 100 people to sign up). Demo bike rides, kiosk demonstrations, swag, and more. Local food truck Yayo's O.M.G (Original Mexican Gourmet) will be on site selling their Mexican fare from 11 am - 1 pm. Click here for rate information and locations of the kiosk stations.
Celebrate with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as they welcome the holiday season! This concert will feature favorite Christmas songs. Bring the whole family and deck the halls with festive cheer.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL ADULTS $15; STUDENTS $5
In a remarkable one-man show, Mark Cabus brings to life all 34 characters in Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. Performances will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14. This special holiday event is part of Christ Church Cathedral's Sacred Space for the City Arts Series.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, DOORS AT 7 PM; CONCERT AT 7:30 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Live at the Tennessee State Museum! is back for its fifth season. The public is invited to attend this free, musical showcase and TV taping on Friday evening, featuring Grammy Award-winning songwriter Don Henry and Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart. The live concerts are aired as taped broadcasts from the museum's Buffalo Bill Stage, providing viewers with an opportunity to explore and understand the cultural connections between Americana music and its historical roots. Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, NOON - 2 PM
LOCATION: TWO OLD HIPPIES FREE
Santa will visit Two Old Hippies during the first three Saturdays in December (December 1, 8, and 15) from noon to 2 pm. Santa will give treats to every child. Bring your own camera if you want your child's picture with Santa.
Kyle Hamlett is a singer/songwriter and finger-style instrumentalist from Nashville. For over 10 years he has fronted chamber folk ensemble, Lylas. For his Frist Center performance, Hamlett will perform his unique, haunting versions of both familiar and lesser known holiday pieces on the banjo and guitar. He will be joined by Luke Schneider (also of Lylas) on pedal steel and theremin.
Children are invited to visit with Santa and receive one complimentary photo, courtesy of Generation Domination. Timed passes are available in 15-minute increments to help plan your day at the Hall! Pass pick-up begins at 9 am. that morning. Museum members may reserve their passes in advance.
A journey in words and music from the creation through the prophecies pointing to Christ's coming, His birth, and the promise of Salvation. Music by Alan Smith, Harold Darke, Mary Gilbert, and Maxcine Posegate, plus traditional favorite carols.
Want to Christmas carol around downtown? Meet at St. Mary's for a short rehearsal and potluck appetizers and then go caroling! Afterwards, the group will return to the church for hot chocolate and desserts and a tour of historic St. Mary's Church for anybody who is interested. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and dress for the weather. Jingle bells are welcome. Sheet music will be provided. Meet at the Charlotte Avenue entrance of the church.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 8:30 PM
LOCATION: SILVER DOLLAR SALOON $15
Daryle Singletary earned his reputation for country authenticity with hits including "I Let Her Lie," "Too Much Fun," and "The Note." His new album, Rockin’ In The Country, includes country songs "Love You With The Lights On" and "That’s Why God Made Me." He will perform at 8:30 pm at Silver Dollar.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
A Christmas Story at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, December 22
Nashville's Nutcracker at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, December 23
San Rafael at Sambuca Wednesday, December 12
Off The Wagon Christmas Extravaganza at Station Inn Wednesday, December 12
Mark Cabus: A Christmas Carol at Christ Church Cathedral Thursday, December 13 - Friday, December 14
Aerosmith at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 13
Straight No Chaser at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, December 13
A Nashville Symphony Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 13
Holiday Concert with Bicinium at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 13
America's Got Talent Auditions at Nashville Convention Center Thursday, December 13
Nashville B-cycle Launch at Public Square Thursday, December 13
Toby Mac at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 14
Opry at the Ryman: Old Crow Medicine Show, Del McCoury Band, and more! at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 14
Asking Alexandria & As I Lay Dying at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, December 14
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Benefit Concert at 12th & Porter Friday, December 14
Tony Campanella at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, December 14
German Expressionist Film Series: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 14
Val Storey, Carl Jackson, & Larry Cordle at Station Inn Friday, December 14
Cinderella at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 14
Daniel Crane & Chip Greene at Casablanca Coffee Friday, December 14
Jammin' at Hippie Jack's at Tennessee State Museum Friday, December 14
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, December 15
Photos with Santa at Two Old Hippies Saturday, December 15
Opry at the Ryman: Stars from ABC's Nashville: Charles Esten, Lennon & Maisy Stella, Jonathan Jackson and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 15
B.B. King All Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, December 15
Diggy Band at Sambuca Saturday, December 15
The Steeldrivers at Station Inn Saturday, December 15
Girls Night Christmas Party at Rocketown Saturday, December 15
Photos with Santa at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 15
Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 15
Smoke 'N Guns at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, December 15
Andrew Peterson at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 16
Jimmy Charles & Goose Gossett at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, December 16
Sindustry Sundays at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, December 16
Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at Downtown Presbyterian Church Sunday, December 16
Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets at LP Field Monday, December 17
Andrew Peterson at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 17
Stacy Mitchhart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, December 18
Amy Grant & Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 18 - Thursday, December 20
Holiday Concert: Bella Voce Dallas Christian Academy at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, December 18
The Whole Damn Family at Station Inn Tuesday, December 18
Story Time at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 18
Elio and The Hank Sinatra Band at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, December 18
Daryle Singletary at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, December 19
Billy Burnette at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 19
Holland Marie at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, December 19
Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, December 20
Handel's Messiah at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 20 - Saturday, December 22
Dixie Tabernacle at 12th & Porter Thursday, December 20
Music at the Frist: Contrarian Ensemble at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 20
Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, December 20
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Nashville Children's Theatre Friday, December 21
Preschool Children Caroling at McKendree United Methodist Church Friday, December 21
Middle Tennessee State University vs. Vanderbilt at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 21
Opry at the Ryman: Chonda Pierce, Gwen Sebatian, and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 21
The Cumberland Collective at Station Inn Friday, December 21
Project 21 at Rocketown Friday, December 21
Meiko with Angel Snow at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 21
Western Kentucky vs. Louisville at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 22
Opry at the Ryman: Ashley Monroe, Jimmy Wayne, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 22
A Spirit for the Holidays at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 22
The Bridge to Christmas at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, December 22
Joy, An Irish Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 23
Kuzin It Reunion Party at 12th & Porter Sunday, December 23
Rob Skaggs at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, December 23
The Boy Wonder Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, December 26
Jon Byrd & Byrds Auto Parts at Station Inn Wednesday, December 26
July Micheals at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, December 26
Holland Marie at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, December 26
Do you have guests coming to visit soon for the holidays or the Music City Bowl? It is easy to help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Nashville! Browse our online hotel map to find the option located closest to a certain venue, or search by other criteria. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Map of Downtown Nashville
Do you ever need an easy-to-print and easy-to-read map of downtown Nashville and all of the attractions, venues, and amenities? Use this helpful map from our website. The PDF can be printed either in color or black and white.
Large groups and events that are downtown December 12 - 30 includes the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (50,000, December 27, 2012- January 1, 2013). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.