Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


News & Information


New restaurant: St. Anejo!

1120 McGavock Street. 615-736-5301. The newest restaurant in The Gulch offers creative takes on classic Mexican cuisine, such as lobster tempura tacos, spicy crab guacamole and lamb sirloin fajitas. St. Anejo features Latin-inspired drinks, signature margaritas and an extensive premium tequila and mezcal list. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 11 am - 1:30 am.


Downtown Merchant Call for Thanksgiving Meal Information

Is your downtown restaurant or hotel serving a special Thanksgiving meal? If so, please let us know by filling out this online form so that we can publicize it in next week's newsletter (which will be sent on Tuesday, November 26).


Events This Week


Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony



Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony has captured audiences' attention for more than 200 years. The show will also feature recent works by American composer Joan Tower, whose music earned the Nashville Symphony its first-ever Grammy Awards in 2008.


Studio Workshop: "Drop-in Drawing"



Participants ages 18 and older will have the opportunity to practice different artistic techniques and enhance their drawing skills during this open studio. Attendees will experiment with various drawing supplies and a range of subjects such as still lifes, artwork studies or live models. All materials will be provided.


The Giving Suite



The Creative Arts Agency is hosting this second annual event that will showcase more than eight Tennessee-based social enterprises who will "set up shop" to sell their products just in time for the holiday season. Products include jewelry, leather purses, scarves, food and drink items, bath and beauty products, Christmas cards and more. Local organizations such as Thistle Farms, The Well and Fashionable will feature their products and all purchases will support the respective causes.


Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers



Cheer on the Nashville Predators as they take on the New York Rangers in Smashville.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas



The Mannheim Steamroller tour, currently in its 27th year, is still met by sold-out audiences and was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year. Mannheim Steamroller is one of the largest-selling Christmas music groups in history through its signature mix of Renaissance instruments and rock 'n' roll sounds.


3rd Annual Mayor's Challenge 5K Walk/Run



 Due to weather concerns, the Mayor's 5K was rescheduled from its original date on Sunday, November 17 to its new date on Sunday, November  24. Everyone is welcome to participate, no matter age or fitness level. The race is free, but advanced registration is encouraged. Activities and registration begin at noon. The Kids' Fun Run (ages 12 and younger, .75 miles) begins at 2 pm and the 5K (3.1 miles) begins at 2:15 pm. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before their start time. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures begin as early as noon and end as late as 4 pm on Sunday, November 24. Free parking for this event is available in LP Field Lot F. Also, Nashville MTA will provide free transportation on all buses for participants traveling to and from the 5K.


Downtown Discounts

Early Black Friday Deals at Cute & Comfy Shoes
5 Arcade. 615-594-3313. Take advantage of three days of deals from Monday, November 25 to Wednesday, November 27. Discounted prices will range from $29 - $99. Hours of operation on these days are 10 am - 3 pm.


$7 Sign-Up at goPerformance & Fitness
Cummins Station. 209 10th Avenue South, #149. 615-251-1500. Celebrate goPerformance & Fitness's anniversary with a $7 initial fee for interested members through Tuesday, December 31. The offer includes a free fitness assessment. Plus, participants are welcome to try the 24-hour facility with a free, seven-day trial.



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Peter Moon Band at Sambuca Wednesday, November 20

Music City Doughboys at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, November 20

Icon For Hire at The Rutledge Thursday, November 21

Dave Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, November 21

ZZ Top at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 21

Billy Brown at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, November 21

Steven West Band at Legends Corner Friday, November 22

Tribute to George Jones at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 22

Menopause: The Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 22 - Saturday, November 23

Opry at the Ryman featuring The Willis Clan, Elizabeth Cook and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 22

The Wild Feathers at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 22

The Weeks at Mercy Lounge Friday, November 22

Open Table Nashville Benefit Concert at 12th & Porter Friday, November 22

Katie Kendall at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, November 23

Five Iron Frenzy at Rocketown Saturday, November 23

Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 23

College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, November 23

Opry at the Ryman featuring Charles Esten, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 23

Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, November 23

Songwriter Session: Wil Nance and Mo Pitney at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 23

Painting Class: Golden Winged Cross at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, November 24

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, November 24

Rob Zombie and Korn at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, November 24

Tokens: Lee C. Camp & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 24

Christmas with Renaissance at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 24

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, November 24

Matt and Jutt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, November 24

Rachel Honza at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, November 25

Allie Farris at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, November 25

Nashville Predators vs. Phoenix Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena Monday, November 25

Charlie Daniels Band & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 25

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, November 25

Great Books Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, November 26

Nashville's Newest Open Mic Night at 12th & Porter Tuesday, November 26

Paramore at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, November 26

Opry at the Ryman featuring Craig Morgan, Marshall Chapman and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 26

LookIn: A Christmas Story at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, November 26

2013 Middle Tennessee Hospitality Championship Series at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, November 26

Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, November 27

Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, November 27

Wings Day at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Wednesday, November 27

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, November 27

Advocate at The Rutledge Wednesday, November 27

Painting Class: Snowman at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, November 27

Billy Block Folk Night at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, November 27

Gil Gann Happy Hour at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, November 28

Marcus and Brian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, November 28

Thankful Weekend at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 29

Music at the Frist: Kelsey Harmon at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 29

Opry at the Ryman featuring Janelle Arthur, Restless Heart and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 29

The Story Tour at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 29

Gabe Dixon at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 29

Opry at the Ryman featuring JT Hodges and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 30

Painting Class: Sparkle Ornaments at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, November 30

A Child's Calendar at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 30

Johnny T at Second Fiddle Saturday, November 30

Regions Free Day: A Christmas Story at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 30

The Kingston Springs at 12th & Porter Saturday, November 30

Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 30

Nashville Stache Bash at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, November 30

Family Program: Introduction to Country Dance at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 30

Messiah Sing-In at Christ Church Cathedral Monday, December 2

Opry at the Ryman featuring Rascal Flatts, Striking Matches and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 3

Food for Thought at The Frist: Visualizing America Through Art by African American Artists and Norman Rockwell at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, December 3

Martina McBride at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 4

4th Annual Generations Against the Death Penalty Benefit Concert at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 4

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

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.

Need Stress Relief?

Downtown has twelve businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy. Make an appointment soon at one of their convenient locations.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown November 20 - December 4, 2013 include Word of Mouth Marketing Association (600, November 17 - 21), Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce NEXT Awards (500, November 21), National Youth Workers Convention (5,800, November 22 - 24), CMT Artist of the Year (300, November 29 - December 4) and the National Ground Water Association (4,500, December 3 - 6). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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