Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

   

News & Information

 

TDOT Road Closures

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews are performing repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge crossing over Charlotte Avenue this weekend resulting in road closures on both I-40 West and Charlotte AvenueAll lanes on I-40 West starting at mile marker 209 will be completely closed from Friday, November 1 at 8 pm until Monday, November 4 at 5 am. All entrance ramps on I-40 West for Broadway, Church and Demonbreun will be closed. However, drivers will be able to enter I-40 westbound at Charlotte Avenue. All ramps to I-40 East from downtown will be open. In addition, both directions of Charlotte Avenue under I-40 will be closed. See the two links above for detour maps.

 

New restaurant: Luigi's City Pizza!

105 3rd Avenue South. 615-742-9099. This new restaurant offers an array of lunch and dinner options (including pizza by the slice) as well as a casual environment to enjoy drinks on the town. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 11 am to 4 am.

 

Events This Week

 

Jersey Boys

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $35 - $120

"Jersey Boys" is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons. The story follows how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they were 30!

 

Welcome to Nashville Halloween Bash

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7 PM
LOCATION: SILVER DOLLAR SALOON FREE

The bash will feature a lineup of more than 20 of Nashville’s best up-and-coming artists with acoustic shows from 7 pm to 9 pm. Band showcases will be from 9 pm until close, including Timothy Chance, Kelly 'n’ Troy, Spencer Mulder, Midtown Violets, Stephen Cochran, Trickum, Willie  Street and more. Plus, a costume contest and a giveaway including merchandise from Boot Country, a writing session with a notable songwriter and a professional photo shoot including hair and makeup. The back room and lower floors of the venue will feature the Living Dead Legends Wax Museum and Silver Slaughter Haunted House.

 

Curator's Tour: "30 Americans"

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, NOON
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED

Join Frist Center Curator Katie Delmez on this tour that explores the themes of race, identity and contemporary culture found in the "30 Americans" exhibition.

 

Salon@615: Elizabeth Gilbert

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of five books of fiction and nonfiction. Gilbert will discuss her new book, "The Signature of All Things," which soars across the globe from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam and beyond. A book signing will follow.

 

Nashville Ultra Marathon

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7 AM

This 50-mile race course is about 90% paved and 10% grass trails. Of the paved portion, 90% are trails that are part of the downtown Nashville Greenways system. The other 10% is a bike trail along Davidson Street in East Nashville. There are a couple of points in the downtown area where runners will cross roads with live traffic. Note: expect runners along this route as early as 7 am to as late as 7 pm on Saturday, November 2.

 

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, NOON - 6 PM
LOCATION
NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $25 - $45

Festival admission buys you a sampling glass to enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors will be on-site, along with seminars, exhibits, contests and a cigar tent. There will be 40 different types of bourbons available and 60 beers on tap.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6 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 along 5th Avenue will feature live music by The Ukedelics and Mary Grace Williams. Plus, Blush Boutique's mobile retail truck will be on site. See this month's gallery map. Three free shuttles will circulate the route from 6 pm to 10 pm. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:

 

40AU
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-554-1340. 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. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Gallery One
213 3rd Avenue N. 615-352-3006. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Hatch Show Print
224 5th Avenue S. 615-256-2805. 6 pm - 9 pm. Click here for exhibit information. Located in their brand new location and a new addition to this month's crawl!

Joe Fizer Photography
64 Arcade. 615-300-4239. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

OPEN
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Grand opening!

Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 615-889-5640. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Space
61 Arcade. 615-582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tennessee Art League
219 5th Avenue North. 615-736-5000. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

WAG 
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 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 be open from 5 pm to 9 pm and will offer complimentary wine. CoLab (230 4th Avenue N.) will feature artwork by local artists, free coffee and wine, and live music provided by The Bill Young Band from 6 pm - 9 pm. And, Karma (302 Church Street) will be open until 11 pm with 20% off clothing and free refreshments. Art on display by Ashley Mintz.

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, START TIME: 9 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE

Join the fight against breast cancer in this five-mile, non-competitive fundraising walk benefiting the American Cancer Society. This walk honors and celebrates breast cancer survivors and supports the society’s mission to save lives by finding cures and fighting back against the disease. Note: road closures associated with this event. Road closures begin as early as 9 am and end as late as 1 pm on Saturday, November 2.

 

Urban Bike Ride

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, NOON
LOCATION: ROLLING MILL HILL FREE

Join Team Green and Nashville B-cycle for a beginner-friendly urban bike ride. Bring your own bike or check out a B-cycle from the Rolling Mill Hill B-station. The ride starts and ends at this station. A B-cycle rental is only $5 for 24-hours of unlimited 60-minute trips. Team Green will lead attendees on an easy ride through downtown. This event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to register in advance. Team Green will give away up to two free day passes for B-cycle riders who reserve their bike before the ride!

 

Choral Evensong & Organ Concert

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE

The organ concert will feature Nick Bergin, organist at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville. An All Saints Choral Evensong will follow the concert under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, canon for music, and Jon Johnson, associate organist and choirmaster.

 

Dierks Bentley: Miles & Music for Kids

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, CONCERT: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $30

Dierks Bentley hosts his eighth annual Miles and Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and benefit concert. Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Easton Corbin and Brett Eldredge will join Bentley on stage. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Registration for the hour-long motorcycle ride begins at 11 am at Harley Davidson in Columbia, Tennessee. The concert starts at 3 pm in Riverfront Park. Note: road closures associated with this event. The following roads will be closed from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday, November 3: 1st Avenue from Broadway to Church and Broadway from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue.

 

2013 CMA Awards

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $114.50 - $551

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 47th Annual CMA Awards, country's most anticipated show of the year. Note: road closures are associated with this event. The following roads will be closed as early as 6 am on Wednesday, November 6 to as late as 4 am on Thursday, November 7: Demonbreun from 8th Avenue S to 4th Avenue S, 5th Avenue S and 6th Avenue S from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway, 7th Avenue S from Demonbreun to Broadway, and McGavock Street from 8th Avenue S to 7th Avenue S. From 6 am to 10 pm on Wednesday, November 6, only the southbound lane on 4th Avenue from Broadway to Demonbreun will be open. In addition to the CMA Awards, other events happening in this footprint are ABC's Good Morning America and the CMA's red carpet.

 

Lunch and Learn: Collage Making with Amy Stielstra

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE ART LEAGUE AND GALLERIES $35

Lunch and Learn, a four-week art workshop that allows your creativity to soar during the lunch hour with award-winning artists as your instructors, continues this week with collage making instructed by Amy Stielstra. 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.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway 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

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

7th Annual Halloween Bash at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 31

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 31

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

Best Buddies Fundraiser at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 1

David Parmley & Friends at Station Inn Friday, November 1

Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Friday, November 1

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

Book Talk: "Johnny Cash: The Life" with Robert Hilburn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 2

Sam Palladio at Mercy Lounge Saturday, November 2

Randy Moore Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, November 2

School House Rock Live! at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 2

College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, November 2

Shakespeare Allowed! at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 2

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

Terraplane Sun at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, November 3

Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Hatch Show Print Sunday, November 3

Kevin Gates at 12th & Porter Sunday, November 3

Alabama at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 3

Lupe Fiasco at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, November 3

Larry Cordle & Friends at Station Inn Monday, November 4

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, November 4

Alabama at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 4

Josh and Matt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, November 5

SAG-AFTRA Nashville Presents First Tuesday at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, November 5

Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual" Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, November 5

Opry at the Ryman: Suzy Bogguss at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 5

Back to Dixie at Nashville Center Stage Tuesday, November 5

Cat Power at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, November 6

Smile Empty Soul at 12th & Porter Wednesday, November 6

Stravinsky's Firebird at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9

Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, November 7

Marcus and Brian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, November 7

The Red Headed Step Children at Station Inn Thursday, November 7

Peter Moon Band at Sambuca Thursday, November 7

Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo Thursday, November 7

Nashville Farmers' Market Farmhand Dinner at Nashville Farmers' Market Thursday, November 7

Alton Brown: The Edible Inevitable Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 7

Straight No Chaser at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 7

The Aquaducks Album Release Show at 12th & Porter Thursday, November 7

Sixty Four: Beatles Revue at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 8

The Steeldrivers at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 8

Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, November 8

Sarah Montgomery Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, November 8

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice at Station Inn Friday, November 8

Angelica at Sambuca Friday, November 8

Benefit Concert for Norml.org at 12th & Porter Friday, November 8

CMA Country Christmas at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 8

Opry at the Ryman: Dailey & Vincent and Del McCoury Band at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 8

Bluegrass and Beyond at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 9

Tea Leaf Green at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, November 9

Josh Helms Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, November 9

Newtown CD Release Show at Station Inn Saturday, November 9

Diggy Band at Sambuca Saturday, November 9

Opry at the Ryman: Holly Williams and Del McCoury Band at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 9

Generation Down at 12th & Porter Saturday, November 9

Nashville Marathon at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, November 9

Literary Award Gala at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 9

Jamfest: Cheer and Dance Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 9

Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, November 10

Matt and Jutt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, November 10

Ivan and Alyosha at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, November 10

Nashville Veterans Day Run at Bicentennial Mall Sunday, November 10

Resophonic Guitar and Bass Demonstration: Mike Webb and Kent Blanton at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 10

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, November 10 - Tuesday, November 12

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, November 10

The O'Jays at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, November 10

O.A.R. at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, November 10

Engelbert Humperdinck at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 10

Iron and Wine at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 10

Titans Pre-Game Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, November 10

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, November 10

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, November 11

Eric Von at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, November 11

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, November 11

Youngest Daughter at Sambuca Monday, November 11

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 11

The Greencards at Station Inn Tuesday, November 12

Rachel Solomon at Sambuca Tuesday, November 12

Krewella at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, November 12

Opry at the Ryman: The Farm and Larry Gatlin at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 12

Yesterday Wine: Classic Country Music at Station Inn Wednesday, November 13

Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Wednesday, November 13

Arts Appetizer: We Will Rock You at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, November 13

Amos Lee at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 13

Lunch and Learn: Mixed Media with Barbara Cox at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Wednesday, November 13

Ricky Young at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, November 13

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

Nightlife and Live Music Options

Downtown Music City boasts over 40 live music venues, plus additional nightlife options including bars and nightclubs. Plan your next night out by using our online guide. Click here to see a full list of the downtown clubs, bars and live music venues.

Downtown Hotels

Do you have guests coming to visit soon? Help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City! Browse our online hotel map to find the option closest to any venue of your choice. Everything you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown October 30 - November 13, 2013 include the ASCAP Awards (750, November 3 - 5), International Society of Automation (550, November 2 - 7), 23rd NSF EPSCoR National Conference (350, November 3 - 7), Association of Fundraising Professionals (400, November 7), Business Growth Exhibition (500, November 7), International Smart Tan Network (3,000, November 6 - 11), International Bullying Prevention Association (800, November 10 - 12), Global South Summit (400, November 11 - 12), Mahindra USA, Inc (600, November 13 - 17) and Honeywell (300, November 13 - 15). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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