Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

   

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


Guerrero Conducts Mahler

 

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. 

 

Downtown Dancin'

 

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.

 

"Starter Saturday" at the Downtown YMCA

 

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.

 

CMT Hot 20 Countdown: Studio Audience Opportunity

 

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.

 

Food for Thought: Visualizing America through Art by African American Artists and Norman Rockwell

 

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.

 

Public Meeting: Amp Design

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP FREE

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.

 

I Love Lucy: Live on Stage

 

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: Basic Digital Photography

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE ART LEAGUE AND GALLERIES $35

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.

 

Salon@615: Sue Monk Kidd

 

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

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

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.

Convention Update

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.

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