Events This Week
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - SATURDAY, MARCH 2, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $28 - $115
Full of dramatic, explosive music, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is a cathartic masterpiece. Also, the Nashville Symphony will give one of the first performances of a new concerto by Mason Bates written for the talented violinist Anne Akiko Myers. Copland’s colorful El Salón México opens the evening with lively Latin rhythms.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $15 IN ADVANCE; $20 AT THE DOOR
RAW: natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography and performing art. Over forty local artists will display their work at this multi-faceted artistic showcase. Cocktail attire and ages 21+.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB FREE
Join the Nashville Young Executives for this monthly mixer at the Nashville City Club. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary appetizers. Also, network with executives from several organizations. The co-host organization is the Nashville Symphony Crescendo Club and a portion of all sales will be donated to a non-profit of their choice. Parking in the building's garage is complimentary if you exit after 7 pm.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT TAVERN FREE
This Cigar Women of Nashville event will be held at Riverfront Tavern, a cigar-friendly establishment. The organization will give away a desk humidor, travel humidor and other goodies.
Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan! Discover the magic all over again with this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony award nominated musical.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 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:
69 Arcade. 266-4028. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
58 Arcade. 200-8230. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 966-6282. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
Picture This on 5th
44 Arcade. 889-5640. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
61 Arcade. 582-2098. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
66 Arcade. 498-3320. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
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.
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.
59 Arcade. 521-2632. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Additional downtown location open especially for the crawl include St. Mary's Catholic Church, Karma and CoLab. St. Mary's Catholic Church will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm and is located one block north of the galleries on 5th Avenue. Artwork by Niki Adams on display, plus live music, refreshments, and tours of the historic church. Karma (302 Church Street) will offer 20 percent off clothing and free refreshments. The store will be open until 10 pm and will feature artwork by Georgina's Personalities. CoLab (across from the Arcade's 4th Avenue entrance) will be open from 6 pm - 9 pm showcasing work by local artists and serving complimentary wine and coffee.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 - SUNDAY, MARCH 3, SATURDAY: 9 AM; SUNDAY: 10 AM
LOCATION: FLEET STREET PUB FREE
Are you a fan of the English Premier League? Fleet Street Pub regularly airs matches on their flat screen TVs and opens early for certain games. This weekend catch Chelsea vs. West Brom at 9 am on Saturday and the Spurs vs. Arsenal at 10 am on Sunday.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 4 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL ADULTS $15; STUDENTS $5
Recognized for his shining and expressive playing and haunting tone, Samis is an accomplished solo, chamber, and orchestral cellist. He was recently awarded a 2013 Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in Music for Solo Instrumental Performance.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER
A special spring event celebrating Nashville B-cycle. Festivities include brief remarks by Mayor Karl Dean, live coverage by Lightning 100, food trucks, demo bike rides and giveaways. Ride a B-cycle to this event and receive a free Nashville B-cycle t-shirt. Sign up for an annual membership on site at this event and receive $10 off and B-cycle swag.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Cabaret at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, March 9
July Michaels at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, February 27
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, February 28
Jon Pardi at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, February 28
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, February 28
Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, February 28
Tchaikovsky & Copland at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 28 - Saturday, March 2
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, February 28
Heath Haynes & the High Dollar Band at Sambuca Thursday, February 28
Jim Rooney's Irregulars at Station Inn Thursday, February 28
Next to Blow: Open Mic Night at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Thursday, February 28
Music City Doughboys at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, February 28
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, February 28
Sam Hayes at Second Fiddle Thursday, February 28
Barefoot Renegades at Legends Corner Thursday, February 28
Absinthe Junk at 12th & Porter Thursday, February 28
Fuzz Face and The Granny Whites at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, February 28
Raw Artists Nashville: Discovery at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, February 28
Shane Piasecki at National Underground Thursday, February 28
Nathan Osmond and the Dance Hall Doctors at The Rutledge Thursday, February 28
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, February 28
B.B. King All Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, February 28
Jedd Hughes at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, February 28
Chris Henry at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, February 28
Nashville Young Executive Networking Mixer at Nashville City Club Thursday, February 28
Cigar Women of Nashville at Riverfront Tavern Friday, March 1
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Friday, March 1
Make Your Mark: Online Marketing for Artists at Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission Friday, March 1
Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2
Off The Wagon at Station Inn Friday, March 1
Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, March 1
Peter Pan at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3
Baylor Wilson at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 1
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 2
Forever with Us: The 50th Anniversary of a Country Music Tragedy at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 2
Randy Moore & the Suedes at Sambuca Saturday, March 2
B.B. King All Star Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, March 2
Pink at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 2
First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, March 2
Roland White Band at Station Inn Saturday, March 2
English Premier League Football Viewing at Fleet Street Pub Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 3
Jessica Deason at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 2
Michael Samis, Cellist at Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, March 3
Resophonic Guitar Demonstration: Johnny Bellar at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 3
The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Sunday, March 3
Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, March 3
Music City Classic Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, March 3
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, March 3
Kids Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, March 3
Tummies for Toby at M. Restaurant and Bar Monday, March 4
San Rafael at Sambuca Tuesday, March 5
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, March 5
Phil Madeira's Mercyland Review at Station Inn Tuesday, March 5
American Idiot at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 5 - Thursday, March 7
Artist Workshop: Music Industry Blueprint at Two Old Hippies Tuesday, March 5
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Wednesday, March 6
The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, March 6
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, March 6
OVC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, March 6 - Saturday, March 9
Bon Jovi at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 6
B.B. King All Star Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, March 7
Randy Travis at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, March 9
Nora Jane Struthers Band at Station Inn Thursday, March 7
Time Sawyer at Two Old Hippies Thursday, March 7
B-cycle in Bloom at Fifth Third Center Friday, March 8
Grasstowne at Station Inn Friday, March 8
Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Friday, March 8
B.B. King All Star Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, March 8
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 8
Sam Hunter and the Two Tones at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 8
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 9
Songwriter Session: Kristen Kelly and Striking Matches at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 9
Matt McAtee & the Eventuals at Sambuca Saturday, March 9
B.B. King All Star Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, March 9
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 9
Jake Leg Stompers at Station Inn Saturday, March 9
Anjelah Johnson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 9
Dillon Hodge at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 9
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, March 10
Fingerstyle Guitar Demonstration: Jonathan Brown at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 10
Patton James & the Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, March 10
Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, March 10
Voices of Spring at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 10
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, March 10
The Zombies at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, March 10
Kids Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, March 10
Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Monday, March 11
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, March 11
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, March 11
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, March 12
Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst at Station Inn Tuesday, March 12
Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Wednesday, March 13
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, March 13
WeCar is there when you need it
Car sharing is available in downtown Nashville! A great program for those who take public transportation to work and occasionally need a car for an appointment or meeting. Perfect for downtown residents who have eliminated one or two cars. There are four convenient WeCars located downtown. Also, members are able to use the seven additional WeCars located at local universities: Belmont, Lipscomb, and Vanderbilt. Sign up now for this program and receive a free first year membership worth $50 (use signup code: NASHCAR). This code expires April 30, 2013. More info on our website.
Be Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena and Nashville Symphony events, park FREE at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena and the Schermerhorn. Click here for all of the details about this parking option. (TIP: You don't have to attend an event at either venue to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the stated event dates).
Large groups and events that are downtown February 27 - March 13, 2013 include the 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), Tractor Supply Company (2,500, March 3 - 6), Journeys (400, March 4 - 7), Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championship (7,500, March 6 - 9), and Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (10,000, March 13 - 17). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.