News & Information
New restaurant: Subway!
1 Hermitage Avenue. 615-891-1454. A new Subway near Rutledge Hill. Go to the sub shop on Monday, April 22 for a "buy one, get one free" deal to celebrate the grand opening.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 - SUNDAY, APRIL 21, THURS 10 AM – 7 PM; FRI 10 AM – 8 PM; SAT 10 AM - 7 PM; SUN 11 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER ADULTS: $10; YOUTH (AGES 6-12): $5
The Southern Women's Show returns to the Nashville Convention Center. Exhibitors showcase jewelry, handbags, makeup, delicious gourmet treats and much more! Great shopping and lots of samples. Plus, fashion shows, healthy lifestyle tips, cooking classes and a great line-up of guest speakers. Celebrity guests at this year's show include The Bachelor's Sean Lowe, Kay Robertson of the A&E series Duck Dynasty, Days of Our Lives actress Deidre Hall, and more.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: CUMMINS STATION FREE
A night of conversation and art at Cummins Station’s urban community garden. Speak with members of international organizations who have interests in promoting education about world affairs, multi-cultural awareness and international cooperation. Presented by the Tennessee World Affairs Council and the United Nations Association's Young Professionals Group. Cummins Station will display the artwork of artist Rachel Owen. Her solo exhibition on paper, “Soft Edges,” will be on display in the re-purposed train cars at the Track 13 Gallery in the Community Garden.
Matthew Lewis maintains an active career as organist, choral conductor and educator. As Organist and Director of Music at the Church of the Incarnation in Manhattan, he directs a select group of professional singers in a wide variety of liturgical choral music.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: THE PINNACLE AT SYMPHONY PLACE FREE; SUGGESTED DONATION OF $50/PERSON
Enjoy food, wine, beer, soft drinks and more at this fundraiser for Rooftop. From the rooftop deck of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place enjoy a silent auction, live jazz and one of the best views Nashville has to offer. Silent auction items include a hot air balloon ride, a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels, a tour of the set of "Nashville," a weekend at a beautiful lakeside house at Tim Ford's Lake and more. Rooftop's mission is to preserve shelter, prevent homelessness, and provide hope.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 4 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK $45 - $50
The Nashville Junior Chamber's 14th Annual Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil will take place in Cumberland Park along the East Bank. This crawfish boil features New Orleans-style food, beer, and 3,500 lbs. of fresh crawfish. Event benefits the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross and Nashville Junior Chamber charities.
Enjoy a day of fun and creativity, filled with art activities, live music, dance and exciting demonstrations. Bring your family and friends to share in a day of art and inspiration! Investigate the culture of the Aztecs, Maya, Incas, and Olmecs in a daylong celebration of the exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. Discover the unique traditions of Mesoamerican, Central American, and Andean South American civilizations through more than 125 art objects including sculptures, pottery, and jewelry. Make a Mesoamerican mask, carve a soap “jadeite” pendant, and use Maya hieroglyphs to create your own calendar.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Join the fight against HIV/AIDS while celebrating food, friends and the community during the 11th Annual Dining Out for Life. On Tuesday, April 23, the following restaurants will donate 30% or more of your bill to Nashville Cares. Participating downtown restaurants include 417 Union, B&C Market BBQ, Capitol Grille, Etch, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte World Dining & Wine, M Restaurant & Bar, The Melting Pot, Music City Flats, Nuvo Burrito, Pour House Burgers, Bouron, and Brews, Provence at the Main Library, Rodizio Grill, Rumours 12th & Division, Salsa, The Sports Page, Virago, and Watermark. Reservations for dinner are suggested. Check out this website to see which meal the participating restaurants have designated for donation.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 11:30 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $25
Reverse the roles and schedule a lunch for your assistant, office employees and you at the Nashville City Club featuring an enhanced lunch buffet. Reservations: 615-620-1327. Private rooms are available: 616-620-1331.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 7:15 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: AVENUE 2 BALLROOM FREE
Lessons, professional dance performances, snacks, libations, and dancing! All first time guests will receive a complimentary private dance lesson with a professional dance instructor. Click here for the schedule.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 8 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $136
A limited number of lower level tickets are now available for the Jimmy Buffett concert on Saturday, April 27. This concert was previously sold out. Click here to purchase tickets.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Gary Allan at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 17
Brit Floyd at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 17
Opry Country Classics with the Charlie Daniels Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 18
An Evening with Weird Al Yankovic at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 18
Mozart's Piano Masterpiece at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, April 18 - Saturday, April 20
2013 Wine Festival and Tasting at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, April 18
Southern Women's Show at Nashville Convention Center Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21
Night Moves at Sambuca Thursday, April 18
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, April 18
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, April 18
Gary Allan at Ryman Auditorium Friday, April 19
Rock of Ages at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20
Hansel and Gretel at Nashville Public Library Friday, April 19
Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Walk at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, April 20
The Black Crowes: Electric Show at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 20
The Westbound Rangers at Station Inn Saturday, April 20
Connecting Disciplines: Writing and Iconography as a Window into the Past at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, April 20
Nashville Ballet presents Aesop's Fables at Nashville Public Library Saturday, April 20
The Black Crowes: Acoustic Performance at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, April 21
Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, April 21
Broken Folk at The Rutledge Sunday, April 21
Cards and Chords at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, April 22
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, April 23
Elio and the Hank Sinatra Band at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, April 23
Wear It Out, Wear It Well at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, April 23
The Cumberland Collective at Station Inn Wednesday, April 24
Steven West Band at Second Fiddle Wednesday, April 24
Opry Country Classics featuring Mel Tillis and more at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 25
B.B. King at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, April 25
Barefoot Renegades at Legends Corner Thursday, April 25
The Otherside at Big Shotz Thursday, April 25
Accessory Trunk Show at Modern Trousseau Nashville Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27
Nashville Ballet's Romeo and Juliet at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28
Sarah and Dirk at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, April 26
Seth Costner at Sambuca Friday, April 26
Blue Expressions at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, April 26
Get Fit Downtown
Did you know that downtown Nashville has nine fitness centers? Worried about losing a few extra pounds before bathing suit season? Plan ahead and browse our online map to find an option that works for you. Choose from traditional gyms, yoga studios personal training options, and dance studios.
Nearby Parking Options
Work downtown and need to let people know the closest parking options to your office building? Going to a concert with friends and looking for the closest (or cheapest) parking? Use our "popular destinations" map to find the closest parking to your destination of choice. This example features the 25 parking garages and lots closest to the Ryman Auditorium. And this example shows the nearest parking options for one of downtown's office towers, the Fifth Third Center.
Large groups and events that are downtown April 17 - May 1, 2013 include the Southern Women's Show (20,000, April 18 - 21), Savan Group (350, April 21 - 24), Corrections Corporation of America (345, April 23 - 24), Country Music Marathon (30,000, April 26 - 27), International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (500, April 27 - May 3), Automotive Oil Change Association (800, April 28 - May 1), and United Service Organizations (300, April 29 - May 2). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.