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
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $23 - $138
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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY FREE TO ATTEND
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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $39 - $470
Cheer on the Nashville Predators as they take on the New York Rangers in Smashville.
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.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
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.
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
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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: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.