Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

   

News & Information

 

Join Downtown's Enterprise CarShare for a $70 Savings!

Enterprise CarShare´╗┐ is available with vehicles located in four convenient downtown locations. Become a member between now and February 28, 2014 to waive the first-year membership fee and application fee, totaling $70 in savings. Click here for additional information and join today!

 

New restaurant: Pinewood Social!
33 Peabody Street. 615-751-8111. This innovative concept allows patrons to transition from morning to noon to night in the same space. Unique features include six bowling lanes, karaoke and private dining. The restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and an extensive bar. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 am - 1 am and Saturday - Sunday, 9 am - 1 am.

 

Events This Week

 

88th Annual Waffle Shop

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH $7

A long-running Christmas tradition, the Waffle Shop will serve homemade waffles, turkey hash, southern grits, linked sausages, spiced tea and coffee. Plus, live music, a silent auction, baked goods sale and gift shop. All proceeds benefit the homeless ministries of the Downtown Presbyterian Church.

 

Rivertown Beer Dinner

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM $35 GENERAL PUBLIC; $30 UFO MEMBERS

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will host a dinner crafted to pair with a range of beers from Rivertown Brewing Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Rivertown owner and brewmaster, Jason Roeper, who will discuss his small batch craft brews and the art of beer pairing.

 

Collectors Art Night

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art talks on the 5th Avenue of the Arts hosted by Paul Polycarpou, editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm, The Rymer Gallery will start the evening with a conversation with sculptors Charles Clary and Jamey Grimes. At 6:45 pm, photographer Dorothy O'Connor will discuss her current exhibit "Scenes" at Tinney Contemporary. The Arts Company will complete the evening with a conversation featuring photographer Jerry Park at 7:15 pm. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. With registration, the event includes free valet parking, complimentary appetizers and coffee by Frothy Monkey, and desserts by the Cupcake Collection, with wine provided by the galleries.

 

NCC Annual Champagne Tasting

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $55 UNCORKED MEMBERS; $65 NCC MEMBERS; $75 GENERAL PUBLIC

This annual event features multiple champagne and sparkling wine stations for guests to enjoy, along with a spread of hors d'oeuvres and an impressive view of the city.

 

33rd Annual Rudolph's Red Nose Run

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $35

Be part of one of Nashville's favorite holiday traditions. Approximately 2,000 runners and walkers light the way for the Nashville Christmas Parade and the Jolly Old Elf himself. Start and finish line near the south end zone of LP Field. Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures begin at 4 pm and end at 9 pm on Friday, December 6. Closures include Victory (Titans Way to South 2nd Street), South 2nd Street (Victory to Russell), Russell (South 2nd Street to Titans Way), South 1st Street (Russell to Woodland), Woodland (South 1st Street to Union), Union (Woodland to 2nd Avenue North), 2nd Avenue North (Union to Broadway) and Broadway (2nd Avenue to 7th Avenue). Click here for a route map.

 

Metro Christmas Tree Lighting

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

Mayor Karl Dean will launch Nashville's holiday season by lighting the city's Christmas tree, a 30-foot Norway Spruce. The mayor will flip the switch to the tree and the wreaths decorating the Historic Courthouse and Founders' Tower. The tree lighting ceremony will be emceed by Anne Holt, anchor at WKRN-News 2, and include performances by Lennon and Maisy Stella, sisters Maddie and Daphne Conrad on ABC's "Nashville"; the Nashville Symphony Chorus; and Lunch Break, a quartet from the Barbershop Harmony Society. The tree lighting kicks off the 61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade.

 

61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

The 61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade celebrates "Sharing the Joy of Giving." The parade boasts more than 80 participants including 23 floats, eight large balloons like the Macy's Parade in NYC and 16 marching bands from across the Southeast filling the streets with magical sounds of the holiday season. Eric Close, Mayor Teddy Conrad on ABC's "Nashville," is the parade's grand marshal. This year's route begins on the Woodland Street Bridge, goes south down 2nd Avenue and marches down Broadway just past 12th Avenue. The parade, hosted by Piedmont Natural Gas, will benefit Piedmont's Share the Warmth Round Up program. Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the Woodland Street Bridge, Union (from 1st to 3rd Avenue), 2nd Avenue (from Union to Broadway) and Broadway (from 2nd to 10th Avenue). Closures begin at 4 pm and are rolling road closures (all streets will re-open by 9:30 pm).

 

Gardens of Babylon Holiday Open House

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

Gardens of Babylon, a locally owned and operated landscaping company specializing in ecologically sound planting techniques, is hosting a holiday open house. Enjoy product specials, snacks and beverages, a bad santa/good santa photo booth and more.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 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. The performance platform along 5th Avenue will feature live music by Greg Bryant. 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's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue S. 615-256-2805. 6 pm - 9 pm. Click here for exhibit information.

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

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 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. Click here for exhibit information.

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. Karma (302 Church Street) will be open until 10 pm with 20% off clothing and free refreshments. Art on display by Ashley Mintz. Plus, the Downtown Presbyterian Church will host a cappella Christmas caroling on its steps beginning at 7 pm. Music sheets and hot beverages will be provided, and the church's sanctuary will be open for public viewing. Carolers will proceed down 5th Avenue during the Art Crawl festivities.

 

 

Nashville Unlimited: Benefit for Room In The Inn

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 7 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE

Every holiday season, bassist/producer Dave Pomeroy organizes a dazzling array of the finest singers and players in Music City for his annual Christmas concert benefiting Nashville’s Room In The Inn homeless program. Members of Nashville's musical community will join forces for this year's event, hosted by Pomeroy and singer/songwriter Don Henry. Admission is free, but a minimum $20 donation to the cause is encouraged.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Martina McBride at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 4

John Mayer at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 4

NCC Annual Membership Mixer at Nashville City Club Wednesday, December 4

"Save the Music America" Concert at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, December 5

Jennifer Knapp Christmas Show with Margaret Becker at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 5

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 5

Killer Thrillers Book Club: The Lincoln Lawyer at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 5

Music at the Frist: Contrarian Ensemble at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 5

Nashville in Harmony at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, December 5

The Irish Tenors Christmas Show at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 5

Coffee, Country, Cody and Christmas at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, December 6

Great American Ideas at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 6

Ernie Halter's CD Release at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 6

The Vagabond Souls at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, December 6

ARTini: "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 6

Opry at the Ryman featuring Little Big Town, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 6

Thyroid Cancer Fundraising Concert at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, December 7

12 Against Nature Holiday Show: A Steely Dan Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, December 7

Conversations @ NPL: Michele Norris at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 7

Holiday Concert: The Blair School of Music's Suzuki Strings at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 7

Cash Country Christmas at The Johnny Cash Museum Saturday, December 7

Family Program: Embellished Instruments and Photos with Santa Claus at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 7

Opry at the Ryman featuring Del McCoury Band, Kathy Mattea and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 7

The Snowman at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 7

College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, December 7

Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza" at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 8 - Monday, December 9

Matt Wertz Holiday Show at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, December 8

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, December 8

A December Hallelujah at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, December 8

Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 8

Kyndon Oakes and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, December 10

The Nth Power at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 10

Donny and Marie Christmas at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 10

Swanky Sweater Christmas Jam starring Thirty Seconds to Mars at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, December 10

Milk and Cookies with First Lady Crissy Haslam at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 10

A Celebration of Museum Artist Members of 2013 at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, December 10

Opry at the Ryman featuring Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 10

Handel's Messiah at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, December 11 - Friday, December 13

Andrew Peterson at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 11 - Thursday, December 12

5th Annual Christmas with the Kiddos featuring Trent Tomilson at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, December 11

Ernie Hendrickson at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 11

A John Waters Christmas at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, December 11

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Session at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 11

BURNT Recycling's 25th Anniversary Reception at Rolling Mill Hill Thursday, December 12

Imagine No Gun Violence: A Tribute to John Lennon at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 12

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 12

Holiday Concert featuring the Providence Players at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 12

Educator Workshop: "What does it mean to be an American?" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 12

Holiday Party & Art Event at Alfred Williams & Company Thursday, December 12

Shannon Cain's South Broadway Shakedown at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, December 13

A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, December 13

A Child's Calendar at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 13

Family Film: Ruby Bridges at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 13

Opry at the Ryman featuring Carrie Underwood, Kree Harrison and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 13

Pat Summitt Benefit Concert at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, December 14

An Electric Christmas with Over the Rhine at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, December 14

Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 14

Holiday Dulcimer Concert at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, December 14

Holiday Concert featuring the Nashville Belles at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 14

Family Workshop: "A Norman Rockwell Christmas" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 14

Family Program: Embellished Instruments and Photos with Santa Claus at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 14

It's a Wonderful Life Holiday Benefit at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, December 14

Opry at the Ryman featuring Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 14

An East Nashville Christmas Benefit Concert at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, December 15

Holiday Santa Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, December 15

Holiday Film Screening: Reba McEntire's Christmas Card at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 15

Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols at Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, December 15

Titans Pre-Game Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, December 15

Arizona Cardinals vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, December 15

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, December 16

Holiday Concert featuring the Providence Consort at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 16

Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 16

Story Time at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 17

A Merry Tuba Christmas at First Baptist Nashville Tuesday, December 17

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 17

Sixwire & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 17

John Tesh Big Band Christmas at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, December 18

Holiday Concert featuring Bicinium at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 18

McKendree Daycare's Christmas Caroling at McKendree United Methodist Church Wednesday, December 18

Network After Work at McFadden's Wednesday, December 18

Brendan Benson & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 18

Justin Forrest at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 18

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

Music City Star for Christmas Parade

The Music City Star is a great alternative to beat the traffic and parking for the Nashville Christmas Parade on Friday, December 6. Advance tickets range from $1.70 - $5 per person. Click here for route and time information.

Downtown Grocery Stores

Downtown Nashville has two grocery stores! H.G. Hill Urban Market (415 Church Street) features produce, a selection of meats, bakery items, groceries and more. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 am - 9 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 9 am - 9 pm. The Turnip Truck Urban Fare (321 12 Ave S) offers organic produce, fresh meats and additional groceries. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 8 pm and Sunday, 9 am - 8 pm.

 

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown December 4 - 18, 2013 include CMT Artist of the Year (300, November 29 - December 4), the National Ground Water Association (4,500, December 3 - 6) and the Tennessee Law Institute Review (600, December 11 - 13). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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