News & Information
New business: Wedding 101
1108 Division Street. 615-988-2494. Wedding 101 serves as a resource for brides by providing options for wedding vendors at every budget level, including planners, photographers, cake designers, dresses, flowers and venues. The business will celebrate its grand opening with an open house that is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 9 from 11 am - 7 pm. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 7 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: PRIDE AND GLORY TATTOO PARLOR
This two-day event offers downtown employees half-off new tattoos (no work on existing tattoos) and merchandise. There is a two-hour limit on tattoo work. The event is first come, first serve and proof of employment must be shown.
Nashville Farmers' Market will host an innovative and delicious interpretation of a traditional farmhand dinner, a time when farm workers would come together to celebrate a successful day in the fields. This first-time event features fifth generation NFM farmer Troy Smiley of Smiley’s Farm, along with the culinary talents of seven local chefs. The evening begins with a traditional twist on a farmhand “water break” with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The dinner portion includes wine pairings and farmhand-style dinner service, music and more. Proceeds will benefit developments to NFM’s ongoing work to support local agriculture and educational programs.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 7 PM
LOCATION: CANTINA LAREDO $49.99
The night includes cocktail service beginning at 7 pm followed by a four-course dinner with paired tequila drinks at 7:30 pm. Participants will enjoy Mexican dishes with a modern twist while learning about the history of the featured tequila.
This special, adult-only evening includes happy hour with Yazoo beer, light food and an entertaining show featuring the "Schoolhouse Rock!" songs you grew up with. Attendees must be 21 and up for this popular, after-work show.
A full day of bluegrass-inspired performances featuring celebrated players in this musical genre. Performers include Jim Hurst, NewTown, Tim May and Gretchen Priest May with Alan O'Bryant, and The Claire Lynch Band.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $65 - $100
Whether an out-of-towner or a lifelong local, runners will love this route that goes through some of Nashville’s most beautiful and historic scenery in The Gulch, downtown, East Nashville and other neighborhoods. Following the run, participants can enjoy music, food and complimentary Michelob Ultra at the Hard Rock Cafe's block party. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Check the schedule detailing the specific roads and accompanying times each are expected to be closed. Roads will close as early as 4 am and open as late as 4 pm on Saturday, November 9.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $5 - $35
The inaugural Nashville Veterans' Day Run offers participants three distances to choose from: a timed 11K run, a timed 5K run or a one-mile family walk. There is also a supporter option for those who prefer to just come out and support our Veterans, with 100% of proceeds donated to charity partner Folds of Honor Foundation. Veterans and all active-duty military personnel will receive discounted entries into the event. Please note: road closures associated with this event.
On Veterans' Day, the Frist Center will offer free admission to active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired service members and their families. Plus, attendees can enjoy the Nashville Veterans' Day Parade from the Broadway terrace at the museum.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 11 AM
This annual event is one of the South's largest Veterans' Day parades. The family-friendly celebration honors Nashville's military community and includes floats, antique cars, local military groups and supporters, local business and charities, and nearby high schools' marching bands. The parade begins at 14th Avenue and Broadway and continues down to 3rd Avenue. Note: rolling road closures along Broadway from the interstate to 3rd Avenue in conjunction with the parade, beginning as early as 9:30 am.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 5 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER FREE
A public meeting to describe and discuss the future of the Gulch-SoBro Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge project. The project will link Pine Street to 10th Avenue South by constructing a practical and visually appealing pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the railroad. The meeting will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session.
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, concludes this week with mixed media taught by Barbara Cox. 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
$3.50 House Beers at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Wednesday, November 6
CMA Watch Party at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, November 6
Cat Power at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, November 6
The Mowgli's at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, November 6
Amber's Drive at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, November 7
Curator's Tour: "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 7
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, November 7
Stravinsky's Firebird at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9
Straight No Chaser at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 7
Alton Brown: The Edible Inevitable Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 7
Peter Moon Band at Sambuca Thursday, November 7
Red Grant at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, November 8 - Saturday, November 9
MAQ Attack: Martin ArtQuest Kickoff Event at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 8
The Halloween Hangover at The Rutledge 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
Sixty Four: Beatles Revue at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 8
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors at Cannery Ballroom Friday, November 8
Miss Jackie at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, November 9
Studio Workshop: "Capture Gesture: Basic Figure Drawing" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, November 9
Literary Award Gala at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 9
College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, November 9
Jamfest: Cheer and Dance Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 9
Opry at the Ryman: Holly Williams and Del McCoury Band at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 9
Newtown CD Release Show at Station Inn Saturday, November 9
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, November 10
Resophonic Guitar and Bass Demonstration: Mike Webb and Kent Blanton at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 10
Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, November 10
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, November 10 - Tuesday, November 12
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, November 10
Titans Pre-Game Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, November 10
Iron and Wine at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 10
Engelbert Humperdinck at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 10
O.A.R. at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, November 10
The O'Jays at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, November 10
Megan Ruger at The Stage on Broadway Monday, November 11
Martin Guitar Experience at Two Old Hippies Monday, November 11
Lynyrd Skynyrd at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 11
Veterans' Day Specials at The Pub Nashville Monday, November 11
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, November 12
ARTini: "30 Americans" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, November 12
Shannon Selig Industry Showcase at The Rutledge Tuesday, November 12
We Will Rock You at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, November 12 - Sunday, November 17
Hannah Hampton at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, November 12
Back to Dixie at Nashville Center Stage Tuesday, November 12
Opry at the Ryman: The Farm and Larry Gatlin at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 12
Krewella at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, November 12
Josh and Matt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, November 12
Amos Lee at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 14
Arts Appetizer: We Will Rock You at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, November 13
Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Wednesday, November 13
Yesterday Wine: Classic Country Music at Station Inn Wednesday, November 13
Educator Workshop: "What does it mean to be American?" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 14 - Saturday, November 16
A Tribute to Patsy Cline with Mandy Barnett at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 14 - Saturday, November 16
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Thursday, November 14
Kelly Clarkson at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, November 14
Bernhoft at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, November 14
Ricky Young at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, November 14
Alvarado Road Show at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, November 15
Painting Class: Santa Cheers at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, November 15
Film Screening: "Basquiat" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 15
Nashville International Auto Show at Music City Center Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17
Tony Roberts at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, November 15 - Saturday, November 16
America Recycles Day at Fifth Third Center Friday, November 15
Justin Timberlake at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 15
Opry at the Ryman: Craig Campbell at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 15
School House Rock Live! at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 16
Peter and the Wolf at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, November 16
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 16
Opry at the Ryman: Charlie Daniels Band at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 16
Nashville Cats: A Salute to Legendary Guitarist Mac Gayden at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 16
Murray State vs. Tennessee State University Tigers at LP Field Saturday, November 16
Free Family Festival Day at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, November 17
Concert and Conversation: Divided & Undivided: Music of the Civil War at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 17
3rd Annual Mayor's Challenge 5K Walk/Run at Public Square Sunday, November 17
Shop 'Til You Drop!
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Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown November 6 - 20, 2013 include the 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), Honeywell (300, November 13 - 15), Word of Mouth Marketing Association (600, November 17 - 21) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (1,800, November 18). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.