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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

   

Events This Week


Picnic in the Park

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE

Head to Church Street Park on your lunch break and enjoy a picnic in the park! Live music by Noelle LaRae beginning at noon. Plus, food available for purchase from local food trucks, Smoke Et Al and Moovers and Shakers from 11 am to 1:30 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.

 

Nashville Dancin': Colt Ford

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 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. This last show of the inaugural series and is a 21+ show only. 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, August 1 includes Colt Ford, A Thousand Horses, Quaker City Nighthawks, and Scarletta. 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!

 

Downtown Dental: Be Well Party

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN DENTAL SERVICE FREE

To celebrate the addition of Downtown Dental's new pain-free dental laser technology, the practice has teamed up with local businesses to make healthy living convenient, easy, and stress free. They know that the easier it is, the healthier you’ll be. Vendors will have special offers, free gifts, and demos to show how easy it is to incorporate healthy living into anyone's life. Complimentary food from Wrapper's Delight, brews from Jackalope Brewery, wine from Midtown Wine & Spirits, and live entertainment from Josh Roberts. Plus, attendees will have a chance to win a new iPad Mini.

 

First Responders' Benefit Show

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $10

First responders are the first people we turn to in our times of need. What we don’t realize is how much they need our help during their hardships. Presented by 12th Street Management, the inaugural First Responders Benefit Show features performances by Anderson Layne and the Killer Saints, Jeff Radford and Josh Harrison. All proceeds will benefit Nashville firefighter David Powell who was critically injured on the job in December 2012. Enjoy great local music and support those who put their lives on the line for the community.

 

Collectors Art Night

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art talks on the 5th Avenue of the Arts hosted by Paul Polycarpou editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm, The Rymer Gallery will start the evening with a conversation with Jeff Green about his mixed media paintings. At 6:45 pm, artist Patricia Bellan-Gillen will discuss her new exhibit at Tinney ContemporaryThe Arts Company will complete the evening with a preview of the Avant-Garage Sale at 7:15 pm. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Free valet parking and complimentary wine, gourmet coffee, and cupcakes will be available with registration.

 

8th Annual Soul Food Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, MUSIC BEGINS AT 6 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $30 GENERAL ADMISSION, $40 VIP

Performers include Peabo Bryson, Loose Ends, Lyfe Jennings, Color Me Badd, Urban Mystic, and Guy featuring Aaron Hall. Gates open at 4 pm, music starts at 6 pm. Soul food and beverages will be sold at the festival. PLEASE NOTE: Road closures associated with this event include 1st Avenue from Demonbreun to Church Street and Broadway from 1st to 2nd Avenues. Closures begin at 10 am on Friday, August 2 and end on Sunday, August 4 at 4 pm.


I AM Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, FESTIVAL: 10 AM - 8 PM; CONCERT: NOON - 10 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FESTIVAL: FREE; CONCERT: $35; CRITERIUM: $35

As part of I AM The Engine's mission to weave opportunities for healthy, active living into the fabric of Nashville, the organization will host a community celebration of health and happiness. The day will include a healthy living exposition, a criterium bicycle race, 5K family-fun run, zip line, climbing wall and array of other family and kid-friendly activities and entertainment. The festival runs from 10 am to 8 pm. Plus, a concert featuring performances by Mutemath, The Whigs, Flobot, Nappy Roots and other popular bands from noon to 10 pm. The festival is free, but the concert and the bicycle race are $35 each. VIP tickets available for the concert for $50.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 4 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Performance platforms will feature The Love Drums and the Ukedelics. See this month's gallery map. NOTE: A free shuttle will run from the Frist Center for Visual Arts to 5th Avenue at the Arcade from 4:15 pm to 9:30 pm. Pick up for the shuttle will be at the shuttle stop sign located by the bollards on the Demonbreun Street side of the Frist. Parking will be available in the Frist Center visitor lot. The galleries along 5th Avenue will be open beginning at 4 pm. All other galleries will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
 

40AU
69 Arcade. 266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 
4 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6
 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

COOP
75 Arcade.
6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Joe Fizer Photography
64 Arcade. 300-4239. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. 

Nashville Lines
58 Arcade. 200-8230. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

OPEN
57 Arcade. 966-6282.
6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 889-5640. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 4 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Space
61 Arcade.
582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 498-3320.
6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tennessee Art League
219 5th Avenue North. 736-5000. 4 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 4 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

 

Several downtown locations will be open especially for the crawl. Cute & Comfy Shoes (5 Arcade) will offer 20% off purchases that night, plus complimentary wine. Oriental Lunch will be serving dinner from their location in The Arcade from 5 pm to 9 pm. CoLab (230 4th Avenue N.) will feature art by four local artists, music with a DJ, free coffee and wineKarma (302 Church Street) will offer free wine and homemade pastries. The shop will be open until 10 pm and will feature artwork by Cailtyn Campbell.


Girls' Night Out: Sundresses and Sandals

MONDAY, AUGUST 5 - TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $32.90/PERSON FOR THOSE DRESSED IN A SUNDRESS

Four courses of fondue fun: cheese fondue, petite side salad, summer dipping entree and chocolate fondue. Special cocktails available for $6 each. Wear a sundress to this event and enjoy the special four course menu for only $32.90. Price does not include tax or gratuity. 


Food Truck Tuesday

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 11 AM – 1 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE

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. Trucks scheduled for August 6 are The Rolling Feast & The Cupcake Collection.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Lefty Ferguson at Second Fiddle Wednesday, July 31

Trent Baren, Casey Derhak, Smithfield, & Josh Matheny at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, July 31

Jon Byrd & Byrd's Auto Parts at Station Inn Wednesday, July 31

The Psychedelic Furs at War Memorial Auditorium 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

Welcome to Nashville at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, August 1

Amy Andrews at Two Old Hippies Thursday, August 1

Killer Thrillers Book Club: Down River at Nashville Public Library Thursday, August 1

Jonell Mosser at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 2

Music at the Frist: Sylvia Thompson at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, August 2

Saints of Havana at 12th & Porter Friday, August 2

August Birthday Bash at McFadden's Friday, August 2 - Saturday, August 3

Lanndon and Tennessee Thunder at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, August 2

Ana Popavic at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, August 2

Ocean Architecture at Rocketown Friday, August 2

Bobby Tomberlin, Candi Carpenter and Bill LaBounty at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, August 2

Gerald Kelly at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, August 2 - Saturday, August 3

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

Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, August 3

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, August 3

Songwriter Session: Gary Nicholson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 3

Painting Class: Van Gogh's Sunflowers at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, August 3

First Saturday Art Crawl Show: The Ham Family at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, August 3

I Madrigali at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 3

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, August 3

Nashville Venue Crawl at The Bridge Building Sunday, August 4

Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, August 4

Laura McGhee at National Underground Sunday, August 4

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, August 4

Sunday Supper with The Shuffle Brothers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, August 4

Easy First Sunday: Recharged at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Sunday, August 4

Pretty in Pink at 12th & Porter Monday, August 5

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, August 5

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Tuesday, August 6

David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon 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

Farewell Fighter at Rocketown Tuesday, August 6

Panic! at the Disco at 12th & Porter Wednesday, August 7

Herchal Bailey Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, August 7

Matt Marinchick at National Underground Wednesday, August 7

4 Mile at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, August 7

Kathy Griffin at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, August 8

Live on the Green: Matt & Kim at Public Square Thursday, August 8

Hank & Cupcakes at 12th & Porter Thursday, August 8

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, August 8

12 Against Nature: A Steely Dan Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 9

Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, August 9

Kindred the Family Soul at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, August 9

Great American Ideas at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 9

Titans Back to Football 5K at LP Field Saturday, August 10

An Art Deco Affair at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, August 10

Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, August 10

Jessica Deason at Two Old Hippies Saturday, August 10

Interview with Reba at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 10

Zig Zag Mojo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, August 10

Back to School Bash at Rocketown Saturday, August 10

Franklin Farriers vs. Nashville Maroons: Vintage Base Ball at Bicentennial Mall Sunday, August 11

Wine Tasting at Rumours Wine Bar Monday, August 12

Eric Von at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, August 12

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

Downtown Massage Discount

Nashville Sports Massage has a new therapist, Blake Mundell. To celebrate, Mundell is offering an introductory discount of $10 off any service. Book online or call 615-500-0993. This offer runs through August 31, 2013.

Thirsty? Happy Hour Options

Cool off from the hot summer temps by taking advantage of downtown drink specials! 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! This list was recently updated - so even if you checked it out before, some offerings may be new to you.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown July 31 - August 14, 2013 include the 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), Farm Credit Services of Illinois (300, August 2 - 3), and Purina Mills (900, August 10 - 14). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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