Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

   

News & Information


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Downtown Employee Survey
Do you work downtown? Take our quick 6-minute annual online survey about working in downtown Nashville. Respondents who complete the survey have a chance to win one of ten gift certificates to the downtown restaurant of your choice. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!

 

New bakery: Sophia Isabella's the Royal Wedding Cakes!
28 Arcade. 615-610-2689. This new bakery in the Arcade sells baked goods and custom cakes. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 

New restaurant: The 404 Kitchen!
404 12th Avenue South. 615-251-1404. This new restaurant in The Gulch offers a modern take on classic European cuisine. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Thursday, 5 pm to 10 pm and Friday - Saturday, 5 pm to 11 pm. 


New location: Hatch Show Print!
244 5th Avenue South. 615-256-2805. Hatch recently moved into their new home inside the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

 

 

Events This Week

 

Community Meeting to Discuss New Baseball Stadium

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

The Metro Planning Department will hold an information session and community meeting to discuss the proposed baseball stadium in Sulphur Dell (south of Jefferson/Jackson Street, west of Third Avenue North, north of Harrison Street, and east of Fifth Avenue North). This event will include discussions about the stadium project, site and building design, street design, and operational impacts. Community members will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments.

 

3rd and Church Healthcare Open House

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND CHURCH HEALTHCARE FREE

3rd and Church Healthcare is celebrating its four years downtown with an open house to educate attendees on its existing and new services. New services include physiotherapy, acupuncture, psychotherapy, botox and cosmetic services. There will be food, drinks, live music and giveaways! Also, enter their drawing to win one free facial or one free botox treatment.

 

Artist's Perspective: "30 Americans"

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED

By employing the language of popular culture and advertising in his work, Hank Willis Thomas explicitly addresses race, class and history in a way that is accessible and easy to decode. In this lecture, the "30 Americans" artist will explore how the visual culture of the past affects and intersects with our current worldview.

 

Littering is Wrong Too Jingle Contest

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: BOURBON STREET BLUES & BOOGIE BAR FREE

One of the final events in the nine-month Keep America Beautiful campaign to raise awareness about the harmful effects of littering. Five songwriters will take the stage for a chance to win up to $2,000 and have their jingle played on Lightning 100 throughout the month of November. Emcee DJ Wells Adams of Lightning 100, known for discovering and featuring local talent on his radio show the615, will serve as one of the judges and give away door prizes at the event.

 

Music City Pizza's Official Grand Opening

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 3 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: 12TH & PORTER FREE

Celebrate Music City Pizza's official kick off with a free tasting of some of its chef's top dishes. Stick around and check out Ruby Amanfu as she takes the stage at 7 pm. The show also features Matt Mahaffey and Thom Donovan. Tickets for the show are $12.

 

Ragnar Relay

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 5 AM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK

A 196-mile, team-oriented running event that will push participants through the birthplace of country music: Tennessee. The race begins in Chattanooga and ends in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

Nashville City Club Halloween Party

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $25 FOR NCC MEMBERS, $35 FOR GUESTS

Tickets to this event include a live band, a complimentary drink, tricks and treats. There will be prizes awarded for the best costumes, so dress to impress! Plus, enjoy the night's drink specials.

 

Guilty Pleasures Halloween SPOOKtacular

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 8 PM
LOCATION: MERCY LOUNGE $15

Known for spot on covers of all your guilty favorites from the late '70s through the early '90s, Guilty Pleasures has been bringing the party to their devoted fans for more than a decade. Enjoy their music at this annual Halloween party.

 

The Ultimate '90s Halloween Jam

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 8 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $15 IN ADVANCE, $20 AT THE DOOR

The event features My So-Called Band, a tribute act that performs the '90s greatest hits, anthems and one-hit wonders with a sense of joy that is proving to be contagious. The band has a rotating all-star cast of guest singers and musicians. They will be joined by special guest, Schwing!

 

Urban Runoff 5K

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 8 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $25 IN ADVANCE, $35 ON RACE DAY

Metro Water Services, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation and the Tennessee Stormwater Association have teamed up to host the Urban Runoff 5K. The run begins at the Bicentennial Mall and weaves its way past several green stormwater management practices. Net proceeds from this event will benefit Hands on Nashville, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a variety of programs that help meet community needs and engage groups in volunteerism, including The Waterway Recovery and Restoration Program. Participants can register online. NOTE! Road closures associated with this event. Closures begin as early as 6 am and end as late as 10 am on Saturday, October 26.

 

IVS4Charity Book Tour

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: DOUBLETREE HOTEL $35

Spend a few hours over cocktails and get to know Tom Martin, author of The Invisible Sale. He will sign complimentary copies of his book and answer questions. Tickets include a signed copy of The Invisible Sale and hors d'oeuvres throughout the event, with 50% of ticket sales donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

 

Twerk or Tweet

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 4 PM
LOCATION: DICK'S LAST RESORT FREE

Dick's Last Resort presents its first "Twerk or Tweet" contest. Dress in your Halloween best and compete for prizes! First place winner receives $100 cash, second place $50 in Dick's Dollars, and third place an official Dick's Last Resort foam finger.

 

Hands On Creativity

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: PLAZA ARTIST MATERIALS & PICTURE FRAMING FREE

The third annual Hands On Creativity, a two-day event where you can try out all types of art supplies and materials, features more than 20 vendors and art instructors. There will be "Make It and Take Its," free samples, demonstrations, classes, door prizes and more!

 

Jackalope Brewery & ZolliKoffee Halloween Party

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: JACKALOPE BREWING COMPANY FREE

Join Jackalope Brewing Company and ZolliKoffee for their third annual Halloween party! This year's theme is a "Grimm Evening" and showcases the darker side of fairy tales, along with a haunted brewery. Dress to impress and enter the costume contest featuring five different categories. The Deg Thai Food Truck will be there, along with a live DJ.

 

"LIVE" Cancer Fundraiser

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, NOON - 9 PM
LOCATION: CUMMINS STATION FREE

LIVE is a special event to help support those living with cancer. Black 13 Tattoo artists are preparing sheets of pre-designed tattoo images for customers to choose from, with some featuring cancer survival themes. Each tattoo has a $100 minimum donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to the cause. In addition to the tattoos, there will be family-friendly activities, t-shirts for purchase, art showings and much more! All proceeds from the event will benefit PearlPoint Cancer Support.

 

Monster Block Party 2013

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6 PM - 2 AM
LOCATION: ANTHEM $41

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind spooktacular Halloween event sure to shake the heart of Nashville. In addition to the stage at Anthem, The Monster Block Party will haunt the 12th Avenue Block Party Pavilion and 12th & Porter. There will also be a haunted house for those who dare. This year's party will feature music from Steve Aoki, Borgore, Waka Flocka, Autoerotique and more!

 

Medallion Ceremony Red Carpet Fan Experience

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 3 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM FREE

Bobby Bare, "Cowboy" Jack Clement and Kenny Rogers are being welcomed as the Country Music Hall of Fame's newest members. The public is invited to attend the annual red carpet fan experience outside the museum for a chance to catch a glimpse of the new inductees, as well as other stars as they arrive for the evening. Fans will enjoy interviews from the red carpet, trivia and giveaways hosted by 650 AM WSM's Bill Cody.

 

Yazoo's 3rd Annual Big Wheel Championship

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, NOON
LOCATION: YAZOO BREWING COMPANY AND TAP ROOM $40

Yazoo's third Annual Big Wheel Championship will be held at 915 Division Street (across from the brewery). Registration begins at noon, and the first race will begin at 1 pm. Co-ed teams of four are randomly bracketed and will compete in team relays against one another until a winner is declared. Registration includes each team's race entry, team shirts, the first beverage of the day and more. The event is free to attend and $40 to compete.

 

Salon@615: Garrison Keillor

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Garrison Keillor is an author, storyteller, humorist and celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor will discuss "O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound," his first poetry collection. A book signing will follow.

 

Lunch and Learn: Watercolor Painting with Jim Pfeffer

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE ART LEAGUE AND GALLERIES $35

This four-week art workshop allows your creativity to soar during the lunch hour with award-winning artists as your instructors. The series continues this week featuring watercolor painting instructed by Jim Pfeffer. 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.

 

Feeling's Mutual Tour: Halloween Edition

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 9:30 PM
LOCATION: SEEN $10

The special event features musicians Ryan Hemsworth and Cyril Hahn.

 

Halloween Movie Night: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $38

Get your Halloween thrills with the presentation of the 1923 silent movie classic, complete with live organ accompaniment by Peter Krasinski. Put on your Halloween costume, and enjoy this fantastically fun tradition at the Schermerhorn!

 

BOO! Under the Bridge

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 AT THE DOOR

Join the fun on Halloween and help raise money and awareness for Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee. Enjoy a selection of beers, wines, appetizers and Halloween treats while dancing to the sounds of the Vicki Reid Band. Plus, a silent auction for the chance to bid on two round-trip American Airline tickets, a weekend getaway to any Hyatt property and more. Come in costume, or just come in your work attire. Anyone 18 years and over is welcome. Purchase tickets online.

 

Halloween Bash 2013

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 9 PM
LOCATION: 12TH & PORTER $12

The event features live music from Our Vintage Film, Staying For The Weekend, Young Islands, Devin Dawson, Wild Sun, and Third Kind.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

The Importance of Being Earnest at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, October 26

Michael Bublé at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 23

Emeli Sandé at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 23

Matt Nathanson at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, October 24

Jimmy V Foundation Benefit Concert at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, October 24

Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media at Nashville Business Incubation Center Thursday, October 24

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 24

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 24

Dueling Pianos at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26

Selena Gomez at Bridgestone Arena Friday, October 25

The Art of American Beer at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 25

John Prine at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 25

Mistress Patti's Halloween Bash at The Rutledge Friday, October 25

Family Program: Hotel Transylvania at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 26

Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 26

Songwriter Session: Tia Sillers and Mark Selby at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 26

College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, October 26

Cheersport's Nashville Grand Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 26

Eastern Illinois vs. Tennessee State University Tigers at LP Field Saturday, October 26

School House Rock Live! at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, October 26

John Prine at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 26

World Turning Band: The "Live" Fleetwood Mac Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, October 26

Annual TSU Homecoming Black Affair at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 26

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, October 27

Painting Class: Tennessee Landscape at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, October 27

Sleeping with Sirens at Rocketown Sunday, October 27

Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, October 27

Brandon Harris at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, October 28

Thick As Thieves at 12th & Porter Monday, October 28

Jessica Nixon at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, October 28

The Chris Casello Trio at Robert's Western World Tuesday, October 29

Great Books Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 29

Jersey Boys at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, October 29 - Sunday, November 3

Back to Dixie at Nashville Center Stage Tuesday, October 29

ARTini: "Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, October 29

Asking Alexandria at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, October 29

Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, October 29

Polka Pandemonium at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, October 29

Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, October 30

Wild'n Out Winsday at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Wednesday, October 30

Halloween at the Library at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, October 30

Feeling's Mutual Tour: Halloween Edition at Seen Wednesday, October 30

San Rafael at Sambuca Wednesday, October 30

Arts Appetizer: Jersery Boys at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 30

Clay Walker & Friends' Chords of Hope Benefit Concert at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, October 30

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, October 31

Band of Heathens at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 31

Michael McDonald at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, October 31 - Saturday, November 2

Diva Night with DJ Gina Sutton at Anthem Thursday, October 31

Goth Night Halloween Party at The Rutledge Thursday, October 31

Terrordome: Halloween 2013 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Thursday, October 31

Carolyn Martin's Swing Band at Station Inn Thursday, October 31

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 31

Walk Nashville Month: Urban Design Walking Tour Thursday, October 31

BB King All Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, October 31

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, October 31

Opry at the Ryman: Little Big Town and Josh Turner at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 1

Jay Stolar at 12th & Porter Friday, November 1

Salon@615: Elizabeth Gilbert at Nashville Public Library Friday, November 1

Opry at the Ryman: Terri Clark and Deana Carter at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 2

Shakespeare Allowed! at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 2

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 2

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.

Happy Hour Specials

Take advantage of downtown drink deals! 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.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown October 23 - November 6, 2013 include 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), Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship (3,000, October 29 - November 1), ASCAP Awards (November 3 - 5, 2013), International Society of Automation (550, November 2 - 7) and 23rd NSF EPSCoR National Conference (350, November 3 - 7). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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