Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

   

Events This Week

Francis Coppola Wine Dinner

THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, SEATING OPTIONS: 4:30 PM, 9:30 PM, AND 10:30 PM ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $49: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY; $43: SUNDAY - THURSDAY

Four courses of fondue perfectly paired with Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Wines for $98 per couple ($49 per person) on Friday and Saturday nights through the end of July. Prices are $86 per couple ($43 per person) for Sunday through Thursday reservations. The price per person would normally be $62. Call to make a reservation: 615-742-4970.

 

Nashville Dancin': Edwin McCain

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 5 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE

Nashville Dancin' presented by Dollar General brings local and national artists to the stage for this concert series hosted by Storme Warren. Riverfront Park's grassy slopes provide natural stadium seating for all to enjoy the live music. Plus, a variety of local food trucks will be on-site. The line-up for Thursday, July 25 includes Edwin McCain, The Kicks, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, and Modoc. Gates open at 5 pm and the music begins at 6 pm. Free parking available in LP Field's parking Lot R, plus free shuttle service from this surface lot to Riverfront Park!


Picnic in the Park

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK

Head to Church Street Park on your lunch break and enjoy a picnic in the park! Live music by Emily Earle beginning at noon. Plus, food available for purchase from Jonbalaya, a local food truck. Jonbalaya will be on site from 11 am to 1 pm. Or, bring your own lunch and enjoy eating outdoors while listening to great live music. Tables, chairs and umbrellas for shade will be set up for this event.


Frist Fridays featuring The Long Players

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS $10

Now in its eleventh year, this popular summer concert series takes place on the last Friday of the month from June to August! Patrons are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, light snacks and beverages as well as the diverse exhibitions on view in the Frist Center’s galleries. The Long Players will perform in the courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and Frist Fridays take place rain or shine. No admission charge for members. Non-members pay $10. Admission includes entrance to the center's current exhibits including Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles.


Nashville Rollergirls vs. CQS All Stars

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM ADULTS: $13; KIDS: 7-12 $5; 6 AND UNDER: FREE

The Miss B-Havers face the Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 pm. Immediately following the first game, the CQS All Stars, from Columbia, SC will skate against the Music City All Stars.


150th Anniversary: The Battle of Gettysburg

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Tim Mulligan will share his latest research about the Tennesseans at Gettysburg. Mulligan, a renowned historian and researcher, has focused his attention on Archers Brigade, the only brigade that included Tennesseans serving in the Army of Northern Virginia. This Brigade saw some of the heaviest fighting of the war and fought in the infamous Pickett’s Charge. Gettysburg-related flags from the museum's collection will be on display.


12th Annual MAFIAoZA'S Music City Brewer's Festival

SATURDAY, JULY 27, SESSION A: NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK $20 - $47

Brewers from around the country call the Music City Brewer's Festival one of the best festivals they participate in all year! Sample beer from over 50 local, regional and national breweries. Live music by the San Rafael Quartet, Johnny Neel, Guthrie Trapp, and Mike Bauer. Food from area restaurants will be available for purchase. This festival has two sessions. The only session with tickets remaining is shift A: noon - 4 pm. Event patrons are welcome to bring camping chairs and blankets. This is a 21 or older event and there will be no re-entry once inside the gates. A portion of ticket sales benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.


NashvilleNext Community Workshop

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: HOWARD OFFICE BUILDING FREE

Thousands of Nashvillians from all over Davidson County have told NashvilleNext what they want to see happen in the next 25 years. Take a turn as the "NashvilleNext Mayor" and you can decide what NashvilleNext should focus on as they create a plan for Nashville's future. Anyone can attend this event and give their input. Free food and kids’ activities will be provided.


Music City Triathlon and Kids' Duathlon

SUNDAY, JULY 28, SATURDAY(KIDS RACE) - 9AM: SUNDAY(ADULT RACE) - 7:30AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD REGISTRATION: $35 - $140

The 5th Annual Music City Triathlon. Swim the Cumberland River (1.5k), bike through East Nashville (40k) on a completely closed and traffic-free Ellington Parkway, and run (10k) through downtown Nashville. There is also a shorter course option with a 400 yard swim, 20k bike, 5k run. Plus, a Kids Duathlon on Saturday. Non-racers are encouraged to watch and cheer on the participants! NOTE: rolling road closures associated with this event! Closures include the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, Broadway (2nd Ave to 3rd Ave), Union (3rd Ave to Woodland Street Bridge), 1st Avenue (southbound lane from Union to Molloy), 2nd Avenue (all lanes from Union to Broadway), 3rd Avenue (northbound lane from Union to Broadway and the Shelby Street Bridge to Molloy), and the Woodland Street Bridge (eastbound lanes). These closures will be in effect from 8:30 am until noon on Sunday.


Grapes for the Good Wine Tasting

MONDAY, JULY 29, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP FREE

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust's inaugural "Grapes for the Good" wine tasting fundraiser. Partnering with One Hope Wine, a portion of all wine sales proceeds during the event will benefit the NASBA Center for the Public Trust and its programs which include fighting breast cancer, ending childhood hunger, supporting our troops, and providing clean water. Come ready to taste and order some great wines. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. The mission of the NASBA CPT is to champion the public trust by advancing ethical leadership in business, institutions and organizations.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

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

The Monkees at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, July 24

The Herchel Bailey Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 24

Flash Point at Anthem Wednesday, July 24

Marcus and Brian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, July 25

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 25

Heath Haynes & the High Dollar Band at Sambuca Thursday, July 25

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, July 25

John Jorgenson Blugrass Band at Station Inn Thursday, July 25

The Lighthouse and the Whaler at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, July 25

Curator's Tour: Jack Spencer: Beyond the Surface at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, July 25

Bill Cosby at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, July 26

Andy Davis at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, July 26

Rob Stapleton at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, July 26 - Saturday, July 27

Markus Fox and Friends at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, July 26

Painting Class at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, July 26

Interview with Mark Bright at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 27

The Grascals at Station Inn Saturday, July 27

Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, July 27

Tunnel Vision: Telling Visual Stories at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 27

Rob Skaggs at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, July 27

The Carter Brothers at Two Old Hippies Saturday, July 27

Becki McLeod at Second Fiddle Saturday, July 27

Kenny Fleetwood at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, July 27

Ted Nugent at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, July 28

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, July 28

Sunday Afternoon Yoga at Rocketown Sunday, July 28

Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, July 28

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, July 28

Bryan Grayson at National Underground Sunday, July 28

Forever and Never at The Rutledge Monday, July 29

Jillian Jacqueline at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, July 29

Wine Tasting at Rumours Wine Bar Monday, July 29

Aubryn Writer's Night at National Underground Monday, July 29

Food Truck Tuesdays at First Baptist Nashville Tuesday, July 30

Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, July 30

Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, July 31

Erin Enderlin at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, July 31

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, July 31

Nashville Dancin': Colt Ford at Riverfront Park Thursday, August 1

The Psychedelic Furs at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, August 1

First Responders Benefit Show at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 1

Downtown Dental: Be Well Party at Downtown Dental Service Thursday, August 1

Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 1

Art-Making in the Lobby: Garbage Galore at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 1

Zeds Dead at Anthem Thursday, August 1

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, August 3

8th Annual Soul Food Festival at Riverfront Park Saturday, August 3

I AM Festival at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, August 3

Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, August 3

Nashville Venue Crawl at The Bridge Building Sunday, August 4

Steve Dorian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, August 5

Jimmy Jama at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, August 6

Noir She Didn't at Old Spaghetti Factory Tuesday, August 6

ARTini: Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, August 6

Mindless Behavior: All Around the World Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, August 7

Peter Moon Band at Sambuca Wednesday, August 7

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

Cheap Parking Options

Park for only $3 weeknights after 6 pm and all day Saturday or Sunday at the Metro Courthouse Garage. Or, pay only $5 after 5 pm on weeknights or all day Saturday or Sunday at the Library Garage. It is hard to beat these rates! To find additional parking options based on location and price, please use our online parking map.

Hungry? Downtown Dining Options

Did you know that downtown Nashville has over 180 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. You can also narrow your search by cuisine type. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown July 24 - August 7, 2013 include the Tennessee Valley Authority (400, July 23 - 26), National Network of Embroidery Professionals (1,500, July 26 - 27), Corrections Corporation of America (415, July 28 - August 2), Brother International Corporation (415, July 28 - July 31), Live on Stage (500, July 31 - August 5), National College Testing Association (350, July 31 - August 3), and Farm Credit Services of Illinois (300, August 2 - 3). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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