News & Information
New restaurant: Al Taglio!
Music City Center. 201 5th Avenue South. 615-401-1390. Menu items include Roman-style pizza by the slice featuring light, airy crust and specialty toppings, plus soups, salads, sandwiches, craft beers, local spirits and more. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 11 am - 8:30 pm and Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 11:30 pm.
New coffee shop: Dunkin' Donuts!
Music City Center. 321 5th Avenue South. 615-425-2856. Dunkin' Donuts is now open inside Music City Center, its second location downtown. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 6 am - 6 pm.
Grand Opening Event for Al Taglio and Dunkin' Donuts
In celebration of its latest additions, Music City Center will offer special deals at both Al Taglio and Dunkin' Donuts on Friday, January 17. Visit Dunkin' Donuts from 8 am to 10 am for a free medium hot or iced coffee and Al Taglio from 11 am to 1 pm for free pizza samples. Entrances to both businesses are located on the corner of 5th Avenue South and Korean Veterans Boulevard.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, THURSDAY: 11 AM - 9 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 11 AM - 11 PM
Salsa, Nashville's first authentic Puerto Rican restaurant, features a farm-to-table inspired menu with fresh local ingredients and deeply rooted Latin flavor. In celebration of its first anniversary, the restaurant is hosting three days of music, dancing and drink specials. Thursday, January 16 features live music by Pablo Garzon with Serenatta and 2-for-1 house wine and Sangria from 6 pm to 8 pm. Friday, January 17 includes entertainment by the Marcela Pinilla Trio and a live DJ with 2-for-1 Sangria from 8 pm to 10 pm and 2-for-1 Don Q Rum all day. Saturday, January 18 is Salsa dancing night with Sangria happy hour all day and 2-for-1 Don Q Rum from 8 pm to 10 pm.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
Erika Doss, professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will present a variety of Norman Rockwell's pictures of America and consider their popularity in terms of storytelling, style and emotional connection with American audiences.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $54 - $138
One of America’s greatest songstresses will bring her gorgeous voice and incomparable blend of soul, jazz, pop and folk to the Nashville Symphony. Her hits include “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” and many more. Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through music.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, NOON - 3 PM
LOCATION: WEDDING 101 FREE
Throughout the months of January and February, Wedding 101 is hosting a variety of vendor showcases providing brides-to-be with exclusive access to Nashville’s top, pre-screened wedding industry professionals. Each showcase will highlight a particular area of wedding products or services. Saturday, January 18 will feature Nashville Sweets, a local boutique bakery specializing in handcrafted cake pops, cakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats. Click here for additional, upcoming vendor showcases at Wedding 101.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $10
Meet the best local wedding professionals face-to-face and find the ones who share your vision for your special day! Many vendors will offer samples, coupons and budget-saving discounts. Plus, bridal fashion shows, give-aways and live entertainment.
Join Grow Local Kitchen chef Laura Wilson in a class about real food culture. Learn how friendly microorganisms preserve and add deep flavor to everyday foods. You'll learn how to make sauerkraut, pickled beets and kimchi and take home starters of each. Register in advance.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1 PM - 3 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $100
The Nashville Predators are hosting a skill development clinic for youth hockey players. The event is geared toward recreational, intermediate and advanced hockey players and goaltenders ages 7 to 12. Registration includes 90 minutes of on-ice instruction with Preds alumni Bob Boughner, Blake Geoffrion, Mark Mowers and more, two lower-bowl tickets to an upcoming Preds game and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Preds alumni. Click here for additional information and registration. Following the event, the Preds will take on the Dallas Stars at the Bridgestone Arena at 7 pm.
Accomplished portraitist and illustrator Geralda Shockey brings more than 30 years of experience to her instruction in the basics of drawing. Beginning through advanced students are welcome. Materials and storage space will be provided. Participants should bring lunch.
Join the Yazoo Brewing Company for Brewery Night at the Flying Saucer, which takes place each Wednesday. Yazoo is the featured brewery of the evening and will showcase a special Firkin tap as well as its 10-Year White IPA. At this event, buy the beer and keep the glasses.
New Year's Deals at goPerformance & Fitness!
Cummins Station. 209 10th Avenue South, #149. 615-251-1500. Throughout the month of January, goPerformance & Fitness is offering a special membership rate of $20.14. Membership includes 24-hour gym access, a fitness assessment, free parking and more. Or, purchase 30 days of goStrength personal training for $150 with personal training sessions, unlimited conditioning classes, 24-hour gym access, free parking and more. Purchase both deals before Friday, January 31 for special rates.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
I Love Lucy: Live on Stage at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, February 2
Buddy Owens at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, January 16
Texaco Country Showdown hosted by LeAnn Rimes at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, January 16
Jim Hayden at Sambuca Thursday, January 16
Steven West Band at Legends Corner Friday, January 17
Weekend Workshop: Pastel Painting at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Friday, January 17
29th Annual Stellar Awards Pre-Show at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, January 17
Opry at the Ryman featuring Lauren Alaina, Ricky Skaggs and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 17
Jessie Baylin at Mercy Lounge Friday, January 17
Markey Blue at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, January 17
Shawn Camp & Friends at Station Inn Friday, January 17
Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, January 18 - Sunday, January 19
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse at Nashville Children's Theatre 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 featuring Sarah Darling, Ricky Skaggs and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 18
Songwriter Session: Marcus Hummon at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 18
Cameron Bedell and David DeVaul at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, January 18
Against Me! at Mercy Lounge Sunday, January 19
Artful Tales: "A Story in a Magazine" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, January 19
John & Jacob at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, January 19
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, January 19
Let Freedom Sing: A Musical Celebration of MLK at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, January 19
Sunday Spotlight: Andrew Malinik at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, January 19
The Other Side at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, January 20
Erin Frith and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, January 20
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, January 20
Leif Shires at Sambuca Monday, January 20
McKenzies Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, January 21 - Wednesday, January 22
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, January 21
Derek St. Holmes at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, January 21
Jim Lauderdale Band at Station Inn Tuesday, January 21
The Teddy Gentry Annual Birthday Bash at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, January 21
Great Books Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, January 21
Michael Tyler and Rachel Farley at The Rutledge Wednesday, January 22
Jer Gregg at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, January 22
Abigail Nyman at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, January 22
Josh Helms at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, January 22
After 5 Tux Band featuring Freddie Holt at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, January 22
Painting Class: Abstract Flowers at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, January 22
12th Planet at Anthem Thursday, January 23
The Pedal Stills at 12th & Porter Thursday, January 23
Artist's Forum: James Perrin and Jodi Hays at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, January 23
Sam and Luke from "The Voice" at Two Old Hippies Thursday, January 23
School of Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, January 24
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26
Yonder Mountain String Band After Party at 12th & Porter Friday, January 24
Opry at the Ryman featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Jewel and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 24
Kathleen Madigan at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, January 24
Music at the Frist: Duology at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 24
Wedding 101 Vendor Showcase: Nashville Photography Group and Vintage Cakes & Catering at Wedding 101 Saturday, January 25
Weekend Workshop: Painting Still Life in Oil at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, January 25 - Sunday, January 26
Paper Diamond at Anthem Saturday, January 25
Opry at the Ryman featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Craig Campbell and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 25
Special Program: Peter Guralnick in Conversation with Robert Gordon at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 25
Painting Class: Dragonflies at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, January 25
Map of Downtown Nashville
Do you ever need an easy-to-print and easy-to-read map of downtown Nashville and all of the attractions, venues and amenities? Use this helpful map from our website. The PDF can be printed either in color or black and white.
Happy Hour Specials
Take advantage of downtown drink deals! There are tons of happy hours to choose from each day in downtown Nashville. Check out our complete list of happy hour offerings and head to one of these restaurants or bars soon.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown January 15 - 30, 2014 include the 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), Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat and Sportshow (10,000, January 20 - 27), International Tour Management Institute (300, January 26 - 30), Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (January 28), Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (500, January 28 - 30) and the Verizon Wireless Regional Kick-off Meeting (500, January 29 - 30) . For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.