News & Information
New restaurant: The Farm House!
210 Almond Street. 615-522-0688. This new restaurant is located in the Encore and the menu offers traditional Southern cuisine featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 5 pm - 10 pm and Sunday, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm for brunch.
Downtown Nashville's Online Calendar
Looking to plan to attend events further out than the week's worth of featured events covered in this newsletter? Use our online calendar. Over 880 events have been scheduled downtown this October.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 11:30 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! As part of Artober, the Metro Arts Commission presents a performance by street vendors from The Contributor. Plus, attendees can participate in a collaborative visual art project organized by Poverty & The Arts from noon - 1 pm. Also, food available for purchase from Smoke Et Al and Moovers & Shakers from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Or, bring your own lunch and enjoy eating outdoors while listening to live music. Shaded tables and chairs will be set up for this event.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 4 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: ROOM IN THE INN FREE
A showcase of Room in the Inn's participants' paintings, drawing, sculpture, pottery, and mixed media created at Studio 532. Proceeds from sales will benefit the art program at Room in the Inn.
Come out for the last Night Market of the 2013 season! Enjoy shopping, wine and beer from a cash bar, live music, artisan booths, crafts, corn hole and more. All market house restaurants and shops will be open and with special offerings. Vendors in the farm sheds will sell local produce, meat, cheese, plants and more! This event will feature a pumpkin theme in celebration of fall.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, REGISTRATION: 8 AM, CEREMONY: 9 AM, WALK STARTS: 9:30 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
This Alzheimer's Association Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The walks are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. While there is no fee to register, each participant is encouraged to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. Registration begins at 8 am and the walk begins at 9:30 am.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The museum’s annual ghost story festival, known as “Haunted Museum,” is back for its thirteenth and scariest year! The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts, and refreshments. At stops along the trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including those of the Bell Witch, John Murrell’s thumb and other harrowing tales. Children who complete each stop of the trail will receive prizes. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER FREE
This expo will bring exhibitors and attendees together in a one-of-a-kind event focusing on health and wellness. WSMV Channel 4 and The Nashville Network are hosting this inaugural event, which will be the largest health and wellness tradeshow ever held in Middle Tennessee. Take advantage of free health screenings, exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, a kid zone, rock walk, indoor skating rink and more.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 10:30 AM
LOCATION: M. RESTAURANT AND BAR $30
Nashville Lifestyles will host "Table Talk," an interactive dining event. Starting at 10:30 am, attendees will enjoy a full brunch menu, bloody marys and mimosas, all while visiting with chefs Caleb Phillips and Justin Walker of M. Restaurant. There will be a shuttle to and from the Titans game for those interested.
In celebration of Walk Nashville Month, T-Rac and the Titans' cheerleaders will greet fans who walk to the 49ers vs. Titans game via the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.
Lunch and Learn is a four-week lunch-hour workshop that allows your creativity to soar with award-winning artists as the instructors. The series kicks off with acrylic painting, with Al Bray as instructor. A light lunch will be available while you work. Return to your office with a piece of art created by you. Pre-registration is required in order to ensure sufficient food and art supplies.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN FREE
This after-hours networking event is an opportunity for young professionals to get connected and involved in the Nashville area. Booths will be staffed by members of more than 25 young professional organizations that belong to YP Nashville. Attendees can learn about the benefits and offerings of each organization. Plus, door prizes and appetizers. Bring business cards. Advance registration suggested.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
The Importance of Being Earnest at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, October 26
The Eagles at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 16
Chris Shrader at Second Fiddle Thursday, October 17
Twenty One Pilots at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, October 17
Abandon Kansas at Rocketown Thursday, October 17
Nashville Symphony Petting Zoo at Nashville Public Library Thursday, October 17
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 17
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 17
The Canyon Riders at The Rutledge Thursday, October 17
This is Nashville 2013 at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 18
Roger Day at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 18
Tennessee History Festival at Bicentennial Mall Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19
Peter Pan at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20
Chris Botti at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 18
XFC 26: Night of Champions III at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, October 18
Music at the Frist: Meltzer Parsons Guitar Duo at Frist Cafe Friday, October 18
Luke Bryan at Bridgestone Arena Friday, October 18
Painting Class: Wise Owl at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, October 18
Hunter Hayes at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 18
Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Saturday, October 19
Marc Scibilia at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 19
Rodney Perry at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Saturday, October 19
Dance Party with Keno at Anthem Saturday, October 19
Luke Bryan at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 19
Charlie Wilson at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 19
Theresa Caputo at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, October 19
Hunter Hayes at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 19
Icon & Anchor at Rocketown Saturday, October 19
Vanessa Carlton at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, October 19
Tennessee Art Education: A Tour of Historic Nashville with Jim Hoobler at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, October 19
Bryan Wayne at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, October 20
Todd Farrell Jr. & The Dirty Birds at Mercy Lounge Sunday, October 20
Titans Pre-Game Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, October 20
San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, October 20
Artful Tales: "Eagle Turk" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, October 20
Mandolin Demonstration: Roland White and Diane Bouska at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, October 20
Air Supply at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, October 20
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, October 21
Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Monday, October 21
Patty Griffin at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 21
Songs for Sound Benefit Concert at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, October 22
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week at Tennessee Tower Tuesday, October 22
Salon@615: Donna Tartt at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 22
Nine Inch Nails at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 22
Women Who Rock at 12th & Porter Wednesday, October 23
Michael Bublé at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 23
Network After Work at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, October 23
Emeli Sandé at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 23
Herchel Bailey Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, October 23
Raven Cliff at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, October 23
Holland Marie at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, October 24
Naturally 7 at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 24
Digital Photo Editing: Getting Started at Nashville Public Library Thursday, October 24
3rd and Church Healthcare Open House at 3rd and Church Healthcare Thursday, October 24
School House Rock Live! at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, October 24
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 24
Vicki Reid at Sambuca Thursday, October 24
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, October 24
Langhorne Slim & The Law at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 25
Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!
Get Fit Downtown
Did you know that downtown Nashville has nine fitness centers? Browse our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, yoga studios, dance studios, and personal training options.
Map of Downtown Nashville
Do you ever need an easy-to-print and easy-to-read map of downtown Nashville and all of the attractions, venues, and amenities? Use this helpful map from our website. The PDF can be printed either in color or black and white.
Large groups and events (250+ attendees) that are downtown October 16 - 30, 2013 include HealthStream (600, October 13 - 18), Network Events, Inc (4,000, October 16 - 21), Wizard World: Nashville Comic Con (5,000, October 17 - 19), International Entertainment Buyers Association (500, October 19 - 22), American Institute of Airport Executives (300, October 19 - 22), Sunshine Production & Events/KEEN (300, October 25- 27), National Commission on Correctional Health Care (1,200, October 26 - 30), Tennessee Department of Education Leadership (1,800, October 27 - 30), and Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship (3,000, October 29 - November 1). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.