Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


News & Information

New optometrist and frames store: AssessorEyes!
302 11th Ave S. 615-835-3363. Select your perfect pair (of glasses) at this new business in The Gulch! In addition, Dr. Rebecca Norris will provide optometry services at this location.


Events This Week

10,000 Scoops Challenge


Denali Flavors and Purity Dairies will host this free ice cream give-away. Ten-thousand scoops of Moose Tracks will be given away in the Bridgestone Arena plaza as a 10,000 Scoops Challenge issued by Denali to Nashville residents. For each scoop eaten at this event, Denali Flavors will donate $1 to Rocketown in support of ongoing children's programming.

Sing for Air


The first annual CMA Week "Sing For Air" benefit show for the American Lung Association.


CMA Music Festival


Four days of concerts and events! Nightly concerts at LP Field feature the big-name artists, daily concerts at Riverfront Park star well known and up-and-coming artists, and the Fan Fair X at the new Music City Center offers autograph signings and photos of the artists, shopping, live music, and more. Take part in all of the free festivities offered this year including the FREE concerts in Riverfront Park! Great artists including Sara Evans, Joe Nichols, Lonestar, Gloriana, and more. Additional free areas include The Buckle along Lower Broadway, the Transitions Performance Park in Walk of Fame Park, Fan Alley in front of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, free concerts on the Hard Rock Cafe's outdoor stage starting at 11 am each day, and more. Check out all of these areas on the festival's map. Middle Tennessee residents are encouraged to attend the festival! Check out the festival's complete music schedule.


Sensuous Steel Film Series: The Great Gatsby


A screening of The Great Gatsby. Produced in 1974, this movie depicts the beloved story of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. Staring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Part of the Sensuous Steel Film Series. This film series highlights the glamorous decades of the 1920's and 1930's and the luxury automobiles that became an emblem of modern society during that time. Some of the vehicles highlighted in the series are on display in the exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit three great American classics and some even classier cars.

Franklin Farriers vs. Nashville Maroons: Vintage Base Ball


After nearly 150 years, a Civil War–era style of baseball will once again be played in Tennessee. This match of vintage base ball (it was two words in the 1860's) has been organized by the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball. Players will use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860's–1880's. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcomed at this event.


Audience Opportunity: CMT Hot 20 Countdown

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 8:15 AM - 4 PM

Be part of the audience for CMT's new Hot 20 Countdown. Two segments: 8:15 am to noon and 12:30 pm to 4 pm. Sign up to come to either segment or both. Ages 18 and up only. This opportunity is also available on June 25. Same location and times apply.

Country to the Core Market

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 11 AM - 2 PM

The Country to the Core Market has returned in 2013 to a new location downtown. This year the weekly market is held in the plaza in front of the 315 Deaderick Street office building (corner of 4th and Union). Produce selections available at the June 11 market include fresh summer honey with the comb, sweet peaches, lettuces, beets, cabbages, chard, kale, turnips, summer squash, heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Plus, pastured eggs, hand-crafted cheeses, homemade jams, fresh baked bread, homemade granola, grass-fed meat, and more. This event is organized by Good Food for Good People and is part of their Edible Community Project. This weekly farmers' market will continue every Tuesday through October 29.

Food Truck Tuesdays

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 11 AM - 1 PM

Join First Baptist Nashville this summer for Food Truck Tuesdays. A food truck (or two) will be stationed in the church's driveway between 6th and 7th Avenues. Just Like Nannie Fixed it will be on site on Tuesday, June 11.




Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

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

CMT Awards Watch Party at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, June 5

Wynonna & The Big Noise with Shelly Fairchild at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 5

Country Under The Bridge Thursday, June 6 - Saturday, June 8

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, June 6

Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, June 6

Frazier Band at National Underground Thursday, June 6

Montgomery Gentry Fan Club Party at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 6

Outdoor Live Music at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, June 7

DJ Du and Cowboy Troy at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, June 7

Whiskey Dawn at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 7

Tate Stevens at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 7

Orchard Lounge at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 7

Campfire Sessions at Rocketown Friday, June 7

The Celts at 12th & Porter Saturday, June 8

Brandy at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, June 8

2Steel Girls at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, June 8

Safari Greg at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 8

30th Annual YWCA Celebrity Auction at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, June 9

Dawes at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, June 9

Eric Von at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, June 10

Elio and The Hank Sinatra Band at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, June 11

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, June 11

The Paranormals at 12th & Porter Tuesday, June 11

The Billy Block Show at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, June 11

Holland Marie at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, June 12

Music at the Frist: Paul Kramer and Swing Street at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 13

She & Him at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 13

Heath Haynes & the High Dollar Band at Sambuca Thursday, June 13

Tommy Malone & Johnny Neel at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 13

Bonnie Bishop at Station Inn Thursday, June 13

Nashville Dancin': Donna the Buffalo at Riverfront Park Thursday, June 13

Magician Scott Cantrell at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 13

Cultural Food X-Perience at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 13

Curator and Collectors' Perspectives: "Behind the Headlights" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 14

Jimmy Charles Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, June 14

Kenneth Wright at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 14

Radio Romance at Two Old Hippies Saturday, June 15

Nashville Pride Festival at Riverfront Park Saturday, June 15

Nashville Cats: Bergen White Autograph Signing at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 15

Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, June 16

Artful Tales: "Never Judge a Bird by Her Feathers at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, June 16

Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, June 16

Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, June 16

Brandon Harris at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 16

VaShawn Mitchell at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Sunday, June 16

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

Reminder! CMA Festival Road Closures

Many road closures are planned throughout downtown for the CMA Music Festival. Closures are in place and all roads will be re-open by Monday, June 10 at 5 am. Click here for the full list and schedule.


Food Truck Square

Love the local food truck scene? You are in luck! Food trucks will be parked in Public Square weekdays from 11 am to 2 pm through Wednesday, July 31. Food trucks will vary by day. Click here to see the calendar for June.


Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown May 29 - June 12, 2013 include the CMA Music Festival (70,000, June 6 - 9), Strategic Market Alliance (300, June 10 - 13), National Distribution and Contracting, Inc. (1,000, June 10 - 13), Tennessee Bar Association (300, June 12 - 14), American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (1,500, June 16 - 19), and Electronic Security Expo (4,000, June 17 - 21). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:


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