News & Information
New brewery: Tennessee Brew Works!
809 Ewing Avenue. 615-200-8786. Tennessee Brew Works offers a variety of beers from seasonal to high gravity with an emphasis on utilizing local ingredients. Enjoy "finely tuned craft beer" in its new two-story taproom, including a glass wall overlooking the brewing process, or purchase a growler to take home. Taproom hours of operation are Thursday - Friday, 4 pm - 8 pm and Saturday, 2 pm - 8 pm.
Events This Week
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $23 - $138
Big, bold and breathtaking, Mahler’s "Seventh Symphony" is part of the Austrian composer’s quest to capture the full scope of the human experience in music. Powerful and dramatic, the piece moves from struggle to triumph with a glittering array of sounds throughout. From the opening horn call to the blazing finale, this is music that takes you on an incredible journey with vivid sounds ranging from cowbells and birdcalls to the plucking of guitars and mandolins.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH $10
Downtown Dancin' provides an opportunity to learn various types of dance. Friday, January 10 will feature Latin dance (salsa, merengue and bachata) and Saturday, January 11 is all about swing. Lessons begin with 45 minutes of beginners' instructions followed by three hours of open dance, including a live band. No partner necessary. New and experienced dancers welcome. Downtown Dancin' will be offered three times a month with an emphasis on salsa, swing or country at each session. Check out this site for the complete schedule.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1 PM - 3 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN YMCA FREE
The Downtown YMCA is offering a free "Starter Saturday" series during the entire month of January to help you kick off your health and fitness New Year's resolutions. Every Saturday in January, try out the downtown YMCA for free from 1 pm to 3 pm. At each event, visitors will have the chance to sample group exercise classes, get New Year's resolution tips from its team of wellness experts, try out their state-of-the art wellness facilities and receive a free one-day pass to visit again during the following week.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Be part of the audience for CMT's Hot 20 Countdown. Two segments: 8:30 am to noon and 12:30 pm to 4 pm. RSVP to come to either segment or both. Attire for this event is "country concert." No sequins, logos, brand names, bright colors or handbags. Lunch is usually provided for those who stay for both segments. Ages 18 and up only.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, LUNCH SERVED AT 11:30 AM; PROGRAM FROM NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE
In partnership with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Vanderbilt University Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations presents a three-part lecture series that explores issues surrounding what it means to be an American today. This series provides the community at large with an opportunity to build challenging intellectual connections to the exhibitions "30 Americans" and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell." This is the final lecture of the series and centers around "Heroes as Defined by the Arts." Box lunches are provided to the first 250 people to respond. Reservations are required. Call 615-322-8585.
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority is holding a public meeting to give downtown community members a chance to weigh in on Amp, the proposed 7.1 mile bus rapid transit system that would run from the St. Thomas Hospital area in West Nashville to Five Points in East Nashville. The session will include a project overview and small group breakout sessions with displays and preliminary plans available for those discussions. There will be four public meetings throughout January in areas that Amp will directly affect to incorporate the community suggestions that uniquely represent each neighborhood impacted by the proposed transportation system.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC $15 - $70
"I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" is the brand new hit show adapted from one of the most beloved programs in television history. It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar "I Love Lucy" episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you on the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect ’50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time.
Lunch and Learn is a three-week workshop that allows your creativity to soar during the lunch hour with award-winning artists as your instructors. The January series kicks off with basic digital photography instructed by John Cranshaw. 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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Sue Monk Kidd, the author of 2002's international bestseller "The Secret Life of Bees," will discuss her latest work "The Invention of Wings." The novel depicts life in the pre-Civil War South. A book signing will follow.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Jeff Dunham at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, January 8
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, January 9
Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, January 9
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, January 9
Mood Ring at Sambuca Thursday, January 9
Michelle Buzz Album Release Concert at Rocketown Friday, January 10
Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, January 10
Cooper & The Jam at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, January 10
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ashley Monroe, Sundy Best and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 10
Harlem Globetrotters at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, January 10
Tyler Hilton at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, January 10
Sam Hunter Band at Two Old Hippies Friday, January 10
MAQ Attack at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 10
Weekend Workshop: Oil Painting at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12
AmeriCheer’s Music City Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, January 11
Ron White at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, January 11
Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 11
Opry at the Ryman featuring Eric Church, Clare Bowen and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 11
Songwriter Session: Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone of American Young at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 11
Seasonal Sing-along and Craft Time at Nashville Public Library Saturday, January 11
Painting Class: Paint Your Pet at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, January 12
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, January 12
Banjo Demonstration: Blake Williams at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 12
Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, January 12
Sunday Spotlight: Maddie and Tae at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, January 12
Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, January 12
Nick Cross at Bootleggers Inn Monday, January 13
Jace Everett Band at 12th & Porter Monday, January 13
Jillian Jacqueline and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, January 13
Wah Watsui at Sambuca Monday, January 13
Derek St. Holmes at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, January 14
Richie Scholl at Second Fiddle Tuesday, January 14
Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, January 14 - Wednesday, January 15
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, January 14
Amber's Drive at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, January 14
Herchel Bailey Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, January 14
Win(e)d Down Wednesday with Chris Burke at 12th & Porter Wednesday, January 15
Royal Bangs at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, January 15
Arts Appetizer: I Love Lucy at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, January 15
Emily Fullerton & Friends at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, January 15
Roberta Flack at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 16 - Saturday, January 18
The Harris Brothers at Station Inn Thursday, January 16
Lecture: "Pictures of Feeling: Norman Rockwell's Affection for America" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, January 16
Texaco Country Showdown at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, January 16
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, January 16
FreeDem Radio Showcase at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, January 17
29th Annual Stellar Awards Pre-Show at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, January 17
Weekend Workshop: Pastel Painting at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Friday, January 17
Opry at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 17
World Turning Band: Fleetwood Mac Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, January 17
Painting Class: Wine Bottles ($25 Special) at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, January 17
Jessie Baylin at Mercy Lounge Friday, January 17
John Carter Cash at The Rutledge Saturday, January 18
James King Band at Station Inn Saturday, January 18
Emancipator at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, January 18
29th Annual Stellar Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, January 18
29th Annual Stellar Awards Showcase at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, January 18
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 18
Opry at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 18
Raven Cliff at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, January 18
Nashville Pink Bridal Show at Music City Center Sunday, January 19
Fermented Foods Class with Laura Wilson at Nashville Farmers' Market Sunday, January 19
Artful Tales: "A Story in a Magazine" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, January 19
Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 19
Nightlife & Live Music Options
Downtown Music City boasts more than 40 live music venues, plus additional nightlife options including bars and nightclubs. Plan your next night out by using our online guide. Click here to see a full list of the downtown clubs, bars and live music venues.
Salons & Barber Shops
Looking for a hair stylist or barber? Look no further than downtown! Check out the nine barber shops and salons listed on our website. Some salons offer nail and spa services, too. Check their websites or call for more information.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown January 8 - 27, 2014 include the Southwestern Company (800, January 9 - 11), American Bus Association (3,500, January 10 - 14), American Society of Home Inspectors (650, January 12 - 15), National Communication Association Group Claims Seminar (300, January 14 - 17), Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association (1,200, January 15 - 18), Nashville Pink Bridal Show (4,000, January 16 - 19), 29th Annual Stellar Awards (January 18), Sherwin-Williams Company (1,400, January 20 - 25) and the Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow (10,000, January 20 - 27). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.