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 Avenue. All 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-554-1340. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
61 Arcade. 615-582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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, 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.