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 Friday, February 28 to waive the first-year membership fee and application fee, totaling $70 in savings. Click here for additional information and join today!
Road Closures on Rosa Parks Boulevard
Due to construction on Hume Fogg's new gymnasium, Rosa Parks Boulevard from Commerce to Broadway will experience two southbound lane closures that will end as late as Friday, February 28. Metro Public Works and the Tennessee Department of Transportation are jointly issuing traffic controls, which will include police presence during heavy volume times and throughout the day.
Events This Week
THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
A semiannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals, Restaurant Week is a great way to enjoy Nashville's unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants are Copper Kettle, Flyte World Dining and Wine, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant, Rumours Wine Bar and Watermark. These restaurants will feature special prices and menus throughout the week, and across the mealtimes. In light of New Year's resolutions to maintain healthier eating habits, several participating restaurants have crafted lighter options and gluten-free dishes for the week.
Artists' Forum is a program featuring various artists and the thoughts and processes behind their work. In this session, Nashville artists James Perrin and Jodi Hays will discuss their approaches to art making. Perrin and Hays both utilize familiar, everyday scenes as the underpinnings of their abstract compositions. Learn more about their artistic processes and be a part of the dialogue. Perrin’s work is included in the Frist Center exhibition "Abstractometry" on view through Sunday, February 2.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL $15 ADULTS; $5 STUDENTS
As the collective story of Henry VIII and his six wives unfolds, it becomes a metaphor for the transformation of civilization's Age of Faith into the Age of Reason, with all the attendant moral issues. One critic calls this play "500 years of drama, comedy, philosophy, theology and history all rolled into about two hours." Five performances in the cathedral's nave through Saturday, February 1.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $15 - $100
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built to Amaze, the 143rd edition of the "greatest show on earth." Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists perform in this spectacular production.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Sounds will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the city’s new minor league ballpark at Sulphur Dell beginning at 3:30 pm. A Family Fun Festival will follow from 4 pm to 5 pm with refreshments, baseball-themed activities for kids and a special appearance by Major League Baseball player Albert Pujols. The ballpark is expected to be completed in time for the 2015 season. Attendees should enter on 5th Avenue North near Jackson Street for this free event.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 5 PM
LOCATION: EMMA $10 FOR ABC MEMBERS; $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS
Not sure how to advance your work in 2014? Van Tucker will lead an interactive goal setting and planning workshop for artists and creative business owners. Tucker has more than 30 years of professional experience in financial services industries and has a rich history of civic and community involvement. Hosted by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville. Register in advance.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 7 PM
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON $25 - $100
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Pujols Family Foundation, a nonprofit with the joint mission of helping the lives of those with Down syndrome in the United States and improving the condition of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic. Musical performances by Rodney Atkins, Nicol Sponberg, Little Texas, Nelson Brothers, Scott Getlin and more. Plus, a number of Major League Baseball athletes will trade stories with Albert Pujols, first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels and founder of the Pujols Family Foundation.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: ARNOLD'S COUNTRY KITCHEN $35 GENERAL ADMISSION; FREE FOR 12TH & BROAD MEMBERS
A pop-up dinner hosted by 12th & Broad celebrating and exploring food and literature. Each course will feature readings related to the food presented, followed by writing prompts to express your creativity on paper. Dinner will include beaten biscuits and toppings, followed by a plate lunch inspired by Southern American and Indian traditions, ending with a cardamom buttermilk pie. Plus, a happy hour from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm sponsored by Shiner Beers. RSVP in advance.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
I Love Lucy: Live on Stage at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, February 2
Jack Pearson and Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, January 22
Paul Kramer & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, January 22
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, January 23
Olivia Lane and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, January 23
Mojo Rose at The Rutledge Thursday, January 23
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, January 23 - Sunday, January 26
Sam and Luke from "The Voice" at Two Old Hippies Thursday, January 23
Nick Smith at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, January 24
Shareen & The Kings at Sambuca Friday, January 24
Music at the Frist: Duology at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 24
Kathleen Madigan at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, January 24
Opry at the Ryman featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Charley Pride and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 24
Painting Class: Cowgirl at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, January 24
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, January 25
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
Special Program: Peter Guralnick in Conversation with Robert Gordon at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 25
The Long Players Performing Neil Young's "After the Goldrush" at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, January 25
Opry at the Ryman featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Craig Campbell and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 25
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, January 25
Paper Diamond at Anthem Saturday, January 25
The Steeldrivers at Station Inn Saturday, January 25
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, January 26
King Ryan iShowcase at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, January 26
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, January 26
Virtuoso Showcase Classical Guitar: Zoran Dukić at Nashville Public Library Sunday, January 26
Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, January 26
Cody Simpson: "The Acoustic Sessions Tour" at Mercy Lounge Sunday, January 26
Kirstie Lovelady at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, January 27
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, January 27
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, January 27
Kenzie Wentz at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, January 27
Richie Scholl at Second Fiddle Tuesday, January 28
Lauren Winans and Super Dave at The Rutledge Tuesday, January 28
Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, January 28
Smithfield Showcase at 12th & Porter Tuesday, January 28
Andrea Gibson at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, January 29
Doug McCormick at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, January 29 - Friday, January 31
Lunch and Learn: Pastel Painting at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Wednesday, January 29
Mary Chapin Carpenter at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, January 29
Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, January 29
Billy Block Folk Night at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, January 29
Liz Moriondo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, January 29
Up on the Ridge with Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall & Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, January 29
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, January 30
8th Annual Baselines & Grapevines at Baker Donelson Special Events Center Thursday, January 30
Tom Ford Trunk Show at AccessorEyes Thursday, January 30
The Music of Led Zeppelin Performed by the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 30
The Barber of Seville at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1
Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute at Mercy Lounge Friday, January 31
Moe. After Party featuring Soul Mechanic at 12th & Porter Friday, January 31
Curator's Perspective: "Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 31
Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 31
Marcus Roberts Trio at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, January 31
Jake Bugg at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 1
Keith Urban at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 1
Pixies at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, February 2
GnashVegas: Casino Gala & Auction at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, February 4
Neutral Milk Hotel at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, February 4
Mayor's Workplace Challenge
Join Mayor Karl Dean in an opportunity to evaluate how green, healthy and involved your business is. Learn how to improve, and earn points as you compete with other companies. This year's round of the Workplace Challenge will end Saturday, March 1. Businesses currently a part of the challenge should update their scorecards by this date. Interested businesses can still take the challenge. Click here for additional information.
Get Fit Downtown
With seven fitness centers, downtown is making it easy for you to keep your health resolutions for the new year! Browse our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, dance studios and personal training options.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown January 22 - February 6, 2014 include the 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), Verizon Wireless Regional Kick-off Meeting (500, January 29 - 30), Nashville RV Supershow (5,000, January 30 - February 2), "The Voice" Auditions (1,000, January 30 - February 2), Easyriders Bike Show (5,000, January 31 - February 3), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (300, February 3 - 7), Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville (6,800, February 3 - 10) and the Tennessee Bankers Association (475, February 5 - 6). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.