News & Information
333 Commerce Street. 615-742-0261. Chick-fil-A now offers several new menu items in addition to its previous offerings. New menu items include the spicy chicken sandwich, spicy chicken biscuits and grilled chicken nuggets. Plus, its recent kitchen upgrade and complete re-design of the customer area allow more counter space and faster service. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 am - 2 pm.
Union Street Road Closures
Union Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed until Saturday, February 15. Plus, Union Street (7th Avenue North to Capitol Boulevard) will be closed until Saturday, February 15 due to continued construction at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel.
Events This Week
The Nashville Scene will moderate a public forum to discuss 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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
For six nights during the two-week Olympic break, the Nashville Predators will transform the Bridgestone Arena Rehearsal Hall into a Winter Wonderland. Activities include curling, shot on net, Olympic viewing parties, cornhole and more. All fans in attendance can register to win a free pair of tickets to upcoming Bridgestone Arena shows or Nashville Predators home games, every hour on the hour. In addition to the regular activities offered, Friday, February 14 will feature an open skate. Click here for additional Winter Wonderland dates.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
LOCATION: CANTINA LAREDO $35/PERSON
In honor of Valentine's Day, Cantina Laredo is offering a special three-course menu between Thursday, February 13 and Saturday, February 15. Menu items include sautéed shrimp with spicy mango mole sauce, filet mignon topped with black peppercorn dijon, churros drizzled with chocolate raspberry sauce and more. Plus, tequila cocktail pairings available with each course for $15. Make reservations in advance online or by calling 615-259-9282.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE $100/COUPLE
The Listening Room Cafe is offering two days of Valentine's celebrations including a special four-course menu with wine and drink pairings. Enjoy dinner along with the sounds of some of Nashville's most talented songwriters and performers. Seatings available every 30 minutes from 6 pm to 9 pm. Reservations recommended: 615-259-3600.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE FARM HOUSE $75/PERSON
A four-course prix fixe menu created by Chef Trey Ciocca. Menu items include andouille gumbo, smoked fried chicken with crispy collards, tripled seared strip steak with whipped potatoes, chocolate terrine and more. Make reservations in advance online or by calling 615-522-0688.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 5 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: THE SOUTHERN STEAK & OYSTER $72/PERSON
Enjoy Valentine's Day with a four-course prix fixe dinner created by Executive Chef Matt Farley. Menu items include fresh-shucked oysters, roasted salmon with jumbo lump crab meat, chocolate cheesecake and more. Make reservations in advance online or by calling 615-724-1762.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: PRIME 108 $85/PERSON
A five-course meal offered between Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Menu items include smoked tomato bisque, sweet soy-glazed sea bass, pan-roasted chicken breast, chocolate mousse and more. Optional wine pairing available for $45. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations recommended: 615-620-5665.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6 PM, 8 PM AND 10 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA $44.95/PERSON
A special Valentine's Day three-course prix fixe menu featuring the restaurant's most popular items. Plus, enjoy a show by jazz vocalist Jaimee Paul. Three seating options: 6 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm. Purchase tickets in advance.
Enjoy a special Puckett's Valentine's Day meal. Following dinner, Boomerang will take the stage. The high-energy '60s and '70s tribute band will perform classic hits from rock 'n' roll's golden era. Make reservations in advance online or by calling 615-770-2772.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON $47.50 - $190
Rick Springfield will play the Wildhorse Saloon for a special, two-night engagement over Valentine's weekend. Springfield, an Australian musician and actor, was a member of the pop-rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971 before beginning a solo career. His solo successes include two U.S. Top 10 albums and a Grammy Award for the 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl."
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 7:30 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $28 - $70
Nashville Ballet’s annual production of "Attitude" combines contemporary dance from three cutting-edge choreographers with live music from respected, local artists to create an evening of innovative art. Company dancer Christopher Stuart will showcase an original ballet set to the iconic music of Johnny Cash reimagined by Sugar & The Hi Lows. Brian Enos' 2012 piece, "And Legions Will Rise," will be set to music by Kevin Puts played live by Alias Chamber Ensemble. Plus, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Paul Vasterling's piece, "Time/Return/Memory," will be performed to a solo piano score adapted from Philip Glass' "Orphée Suite."
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $43 - $115
Join Kenny Rogers as he celebrates the most romantic day of the year with the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony. With 50 plus years in show business, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, has recorded more than 65 albums and was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 5K: 7 AM; 15K: 7:55 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL 5K: $45; 15K: $69
The Hot Chocolate Run features both a 5K (3.1 mile) and 15K (9.3 mile) course. Participants will receive a goodie bag featuring a his or hers zip pullover made of wicking fleece material. Following the race, celebrate with complimentary hot chocolate and fondue. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, which provides essential resources and a "home away from home" for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at area hospitals. Note: road closures associated with this event. Major downtown closures include James Robertson Parkway (5th Avenue to Church), Rosa Parks Boulevard (Church to Broadway) and Broadway (Rosa Parks Boulevard to 9th Avenue). Closures begin as early as 6 am and end as late as noon on Saturday, February 15. Plus, the off ramp to Broadway (Exit 209A) on 1-65 North and 1-40 West and the off ramp to Broadway/Demonbreun (Exit 209B) on 1-65 South and 1-40 East will be closed from 7 am to 11 am on Saturday, February 15. Click here for a route map and complete list of closures. Click here for alternate routes.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: WELLS FARGO FREE
In honor of Black History Month, the Atlantic Institute of Tennessee will host a luncheon that is free and open to the public. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Dr. Portia Shields, former president of Tennessee State University. Register in advance.
Winter Clearance Sale at Cute & Comfy Shoes!
5 Arcade. 615-594-3313. Winter clearance items have been moved from Cute & Comfy's Green Hills location to the Arcade! Sandals, shoes and boots are up to 70% off. Sale is ongoing. February hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 11 am - 3 pm.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
WSM Live Broadcast with Greg Bates at Station Inn Thursday, February 13
Red Hot Bash featuring Jason Derulo at Anthem Thursday, February 13
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, February 13
Tommy Emmanuel at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, February 13
Lord Huron at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, February 13
Celtic Woman at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 14 - Saturday, February 15
Anansi the Spider at Nashville Public Library Friday, February 14 - Saturday, February 15
Country at the Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, February 14 - Saturday, February 15
Aaron Denver Crites at 12th & Porter Friday, February 14
Don Gallardo & Friends at The Rutledge Friday, February 14
Valentine's Day with Edwin McCain at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, February 14
Painting Class: Date Night & Dinner at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, February 14
Emoni Wilkins' Valentine's Day Special at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, February 14
Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Cannery Ballroom Friday, February 14
Music at the Frist: An Evening of Love Songs with Duette at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, February 14
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, February 15
Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, February 15
Lotus Energy Drink Presents Customer Appreciation Night at The Bridge Lounge Saturday, February 15
"All About Love" Valentine's Concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, February 15
Disney Junior Live on Tour at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 15
Ira Glass at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 15
Tennessee Jack and the Kudzu Vine at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 15
Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 15
Vinyl Radio at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, February 15
Weekend Workshop: Artistic Photography at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, February 15
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, February 16
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, February 16
Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, February 16
Artful Tales: "The Stonecutter's Tale" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, February 16
Pat Metheny Unity Group at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, February 16
Painting Class: Afternoon Date at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, February 16
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, February 16
Banjo Demonstration: Michael & Jennifer McLain at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, February 16
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, February 17
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, February 17
Nashville Universe Awards Show at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, February 17
All Around The Block: A Benefit for Billy Block & His Family at The Rutledge Monday, February 17
Eric Nicholas at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, February 17
Cole Phillips at Legends Corner Monday, February 17
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, February 17
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, February 17
5th Annual Country Music Is Love Benefit Concert at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, February 17
Ed Salamon Book Signing at Two Old Hippies Monday, February 17
A Benefit for Billy Block at 12th & Porter Tuesday, February 18
Sixwire & Friends featuring Charles Esten and Sam Palladio at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, February 18
Matt Delrosi at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, February 18
PLASA Focus at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, February 18 - Wednesday, February 19
Raven Cliff at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, February 18 - Thursday, February 20
Music City Doughboys at Station Inn Tuesday, February 18
Chris Thile at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, February 18
Scotty McCreery at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, February 18
Painting Class: Mardi Gras Mask at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, February 18
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, February 19
McKenzies Mill & Friends at 12th & Porter Wednesday, February 19
Cruisin' the Block: Benefit for Billy Block at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, February 19
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, February 19
Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Friends at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, February 19
Lunch and Learn: Watercolor Basics at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Wednesday, February 19
White Lies at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, February 19
Pierce Avenue at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, February 19
CeCe and the Bandits at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, February 19
Andy Ross at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, February 20
Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell at Station Inn Thursday, February 20
EP Release Party: Christina Bailey & The Civil Men at 12th & Porter Thursday, February 20
Steve Dorian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, February 20
Snoop Dogg at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, February 20
Classical Mystery Tour at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 20 - Saturday, February 22
Number the Stars at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, February 20
Workshop: "Drop-in Drawing" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, February 20
Jennifer Nettles at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, February 20
Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & The Family Band at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, February 20
An Evening with Tony Bennett at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, February 20
Al Green & The Hard Times at Sambuca Thursday, February 20
Keeley Valentino and Alicia Michilli at Two Old Hippies Thursday, February 20
Rae Solomon at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, February 20
Cosmic Gate at Anthem Friday, February 21
Black Diamond Experience: Love on the Rocks at 12th & Porter Friday, February 21
Sarah and Tawnya at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, February 21
Acquire the Fire at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22
Weekend Workshop: Handmade Papermaking & Printmaking at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22
Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, February 21
Sushi and Sake Social at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, February 21
Brett Dennen at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, February 21
Markey Blue at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, February 21
Downtown Dancin' - Country Night at St. Mary's Catholic Church Friday, February 21
Peter Pandemic at Sambuca Friday, February 21
Mayer Hawthorne at Cannery Ballroom Friday, February 21
Smoke 'n' Guns at Second Fiddle Saturday, February 22
The Crowe Brothers at Station Inn Saturday, February 22
Funkhammer at The Rutledge Saturday, February 22
Govinda at 12th & Porter Saturday, February 22
Shen Yun Performing Arts at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23
2014 LEGO Contest at Nashville Public Library Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23
Gino Speight of The S.O.S Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, February 22
Rally Rumble at Rocketown Saturday, February 22
Brad Paisley at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 22
Wedding 101 Vendor Showcase: Pink Magnolia Bakery at Wedding 101 Saturday, February 22
Knights & Princesses at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, February 22
Steven Curtis Chapman at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 22
The Tenors at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 22
All-new Park It! Downtown Website
Check out the new and improved Park It! Downtown website! Now responsive and very mobile-friendly, parking downtown has never been easier. The website includes an interactive parking map to search and compare rates for the closest parking facilities to your downtown destination. Plus, a database for monthly parking options, additional transportation services and more.
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.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown February 12 - February 26, 2014 include the American Association of School Administrators (6,000, February 10 - 15), Log and Timber Home Show (1,000, February 13 - 17), Country Radio Broadcasters (3,200, February 18 - 22), Association of Academic Physiatrists (650, February 18 - 22), Pollstar USA (800, February 19 - 21), Acquire the Fire (February 21 - 22), Showbiz National Talent (2,000, February 21 - 24), SportsFest 2014 (3,000, February 21 - 24) and the Tractor Supply Company Annual Meeting (2,000, February 22 - 26). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.