News & Information
New restaurant: Rumours Wine Bar!
1104 Division Street. 615-432-2740. The popular 12th South neighborhood restaurant is now located in The Gulch! Menu items include favorites from their original location like the cheese plate, salads, and scallops over mushroom risotto, plus many new dishes. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 4 pm - midnight.
Tours are available: Bicentennial Mall!
Weekly tours are now being offered every Wednesday at 2 pm. The tour meets under the train trestle outside the park's Visitor Center. The tour lasts approximately one hour and discusses the significance of the park and the history of Tennessee. No sign-up necessary, except for groups of 25 people or more. For more information, call 615-741-5280.
Events This Week
Fusing the traditions of circus with the energy of street performance, the artists of Traces employ every trick in the book to make a lasting impression. Performances and tricks include music, dance, illustration, skateboarding, basketball, and high-risk acrobatics. The show is spectacularly anti-spectacle, relying on the fantastic abilities of the performers. This 90-minute show is performed without an intermission.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, PRE-SHOW EVENT: 5:30 PM - 7 PM; SHOW STARTS AT 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB PRE-SHOW EVENT: FREE; SHOW TICKET: $15
Opening Act is a young professionals group for theatre, arts and music lovers. Enjoy drink specials and free appetizers at the Nashville City Club prior to the show (5:30 pm - 7 pm), followed by the Broadway production of Traces at 7:30 pm at TPAC. Click here to purchase tickets for Traces at a special rate of only $15 (typically priced from $35 - $45).
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, ALL DAY
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Use your own plastic bricks to create an original LEGO creation for this annual contest. First place prizes will be awarded in various age group categories, from preschoolers to adults. Click here for entry forms, contest rules, and to view past winners. The awards ceremony will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, February 24.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB UNCORKED! MEMBERS $35; GUESTS $45
Enjoy a wine tasting and dinner. Featured wines include French Rhone and California Rhone Rangers. RSVP by calling 615-244-3693.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, VARY BY DAY
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN PRICES VARY DEPENDING ON EVENT
Rocketown and Sixth Avenue Skatepark will celebrate ten years at this three-day event. The birthday bash features concerts, art shows, skateboarding, open studio sessions, carnival games, inflatables, best trick skate contest, a basketball tournament and more. Click here for the full schedule.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is partnering with the Ford Motor Company Fund to present a FREE admission day as a "thank you" to the Middle Tennessee community for its support. Events include a fiddle and banjo demonstration, musical petting zoo for children, Hatch Show Print letterpress demonstration, performance and autograph signing by Josh Turner, performance and autograph signing by Lauren Alaina, and much more. Click here for the full schedule.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 9 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER $10 ADULTS; $5 CHILDREN (AGES 3-12)
SportsFest hosted by 104.5 The Zone is a family-friendly day full of sports fun. The speaker series features University of Tennessee Coach Butch Jones, Western Kentucky University Coach Bobby Petrino, Titans' players and many more. Free shuttle service from LP Field's Lot A to the convention center from 8 am to 5 pm.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $20
Grab your spoon for the 20th annual Our Kids Soup Sunday. This grand tasting event features delicious soups from 50 local restaurants. Also, children's activities, a silent auction and celebrity judges. The event will be held inside LP Field's Club Level West. This year's event is sponsored by Ford and US Foods.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $41.50 - $49.50
The 4th Annual Nashville Blues Festival featuring performances by Mel Waiters, Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, Latimore, and more.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Traces at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, February 24
Brigitte DeMeyer, Will Kimbrough, and Chris Donohue at Station Inn Wednesday, February 20
Abernathy Band at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, February 20
Stories & Their Tellers: A CMT Pop-Up Gallery Wednesday, February 20
Opening Act: TPAC's Young Professional Group at Nashville City Club Thursday, February 21
McKenzies Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, February 21
The Chieftains at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 21 - Saturday, February 23
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, February 21
Music at the Frist: Ryan Coleman at Frist Cafe Thursday, February 21
Night Moves at Sambuca Thursday, February 21
Tucker Band at National Underground Thursday, February 21
2013 LEGO Contest at Nashville Public Library Thursday, February 21 - Sunday, February 24
Live from Ventura Boulevard at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, February 21
Uncorked! at Nashville City Club Thursday, February 21
Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena Friday, February 22
Acquire The Fire at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, February 22 - Saturday, February 23
ARTini: Camille Utterback: Tracing Time/Marking Movement at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, February 22
Jonathan Slocumb at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, February 22
South Street Players at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, February 22
The Shugga Pies at National Underground Friday, February 22
Anansi the Spider at Nashville Public Library Friday, February 22
10 Year Birthday Bash at Rocketown Friday, February 22 - Sunday, February 24
Remnants of Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, February 22
Jeremy Spillman, Travis Meadows annd Lucie Silvas at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, February 23
The Kangs at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, February 23
Mama Tried at 12th & Porter Saturday, February 23
The Global Battle of the Bands at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, February 23
Ford Community Day at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 23
Tift Merritt with David Wax Museum at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, February 23
Our Kids Soup Sunday at LP Field Sunday, February 24
Nashville Blues Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, February 24
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, February 24
The Global Battle of the Bands at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, February 24
Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, February 24
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 25
Music City Doughboys at Station Inn Monday, February 25
Raisin Cain at The Stage on Broadway Monday, February 25
Clint May Band at Second Fiddle Monday, February 25
Country Music Is Love Benefit Concert at 12th & Porter Monday, February 25
Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, February 26
San Rafael at Sambuca Tuesday, February 26
Sam Hayes at Legends Corner Tuesday, February 26
African and African American Crafts at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, February 26
Tylor Bailey at Second Fiddle Wednesday, February 27
The Wild Feathers at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, February 27
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, February 28
Tchaikovsky & Copland at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 28 - Saturday, March 2
Barefoot Renegades at Legends Corner Thursday, February 28
Absinthe Junk at 12th & Porter Thursday, February 28
Raw Artists Nashville: Discovery at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, February 28
Jedd Hughes at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, February 28
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 2
Michael Samis, Cellist at Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, March 3
Union Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue will be closed on Friday, February 22 between 7 am and 7 pm. Downtown employees who utilize Union Street are encouraged to seek alternate routes for their morning and afternoon commutes.
Thirsty? Happy Hour Options
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!
Large groups and events that are downtown February 20 - March 6 include the World Aquaculture Society (3,500, February 19 - 25), Acquire the Fire Teen Mania Ministries (5,000, February 22 - 23), SportsFest (3,000, February 23), Country Radio Broadcasters (2,500, February 26 - March 3), Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference (3,000, March 1 - 2), Worldwide Spirit Association: Nashville Classic Cheerleading Competition (3,000, March 3), and Tractor Supply Company (2,500, March 3 - 6). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.