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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

   

News & Information


Almond Street Road Closure

Almond Street will be closed from Peabody Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard until Monday, March 24.
 

Events This Week
 

Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & The Family Band

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $39 - $59

Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has been a major influence on rock icons like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound and has earned numerous awards over his storied career. Rolling Stone magazine ranks him in the top 25 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." He will be joined by Robert Randolph & The Family Band.

 

Classical Mystery Tour

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $44 - $138

February marks the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion, and the Nashville Symphony is celebrating with a tribute to The Beatles. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour will perform 30 Beatles songs exactly as they were written. Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section, “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, and “A Day in the Life” with a full symphony orchestra.

 

Our Kids Soup Sunday

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $40 FAMILY PACKAGE; $20 ADULTS; $8 CHILDREN 2 - 17; CHILDREN UNDER 2 FREE

Grab your spoon for the 21st annual Our Kids Soup Sunday. This grand tasting event features delicious soups from more than 50 local restaurants. Plus, children's activities, a silent auction and celebrity judges. Judges include ABC "Nashville" stars Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) and Eric Close (Mayor Teddy Conrad), Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and Vanderbilt Offensive Coach Herb Hand. The event will be held inside LP Field's Club Level West. Parking is free.

 

Benevolence Bazaar

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FREE

Join Downtown Presbyterian Church for its inaugural Benevolence Bazaar. Meet with more than 10 local nonprofits that seek to end the cycle of homelessness and learn how to get involved. The event includes food, prizes, entertainment and fellowship.

 

Jazz on the Move: Music of Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 3 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE

The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center, presents the eighth season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz on the Move. Each installment includes a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. This installment features music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers presented by Marcus Finnie. Blakey was a Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader whose work continues to inspire generations of young jazz musicians today.

 

Billy Block Benefit

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 4 PM
LOCATION: THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE $10

A benefit for Billy Block, the popular musician, host and artist advocate who has been a staple in Nashville's music scene for nearly 20 years. All proceeds will be donated to The Billy Block Fund to provide financial support for Block's fight against cancer. Performers include Eric Heatherly, Sixwire, The House, Chasin' Crazy and more.

 

Chimay Beer Dinner

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: BOB'S STEAK AND CHOP HOUSE $75

Spend an evening at Bob's Steak and Chop House inside the Omni Nashville Hotel for a special five-course menu. The dinner will feature select Chimay beer pairings imported from an authentic Trappist brewery in Belgium. Click here for the complete menu. Make reservations​ in advance.

 

Ghost The Musical

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - SUNDAY, MARCH 2, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $15 - $70

Relive the iconic and timeless moments from the Oscar-winning movie "Ghost" in a new Broadway musical that takes you on an adventure to the afterlife. The production features thrilling special effects and an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award winners.

 

Single in the City

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 PM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL $30 IN ADVANCE; $35 AT THE DOOR

Nashville Lifestyles magazine will host its 10th annual Single in the City party. Guests can mingle with the city's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featured in the February issue of Nashville Lifestyles while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

 

Music Row 101

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 9 AM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $98

Music Row 101 is a one-day educational seminar that provides an informative look inside Nashville's music industry. The event includes a welcome by Mayor Karl Dean, four panel discussions featuring top industry executives and more. Plus, an after party to watch the Predators take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 pm. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Red at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, March 1

PLASA Focus at Nashville Municipal Auditorium through Wednesday, February 19

Cruisin' the Block: Benefit for Billy Block at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, February 19

Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Friends at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, February 19

Snoop Dogg at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, February 20

Anniversaire: Mindub's Birthday Soiree at Anthem Thursday, February 20

Music Loves Fashion at Manuel Thursday, February 20

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, February 20

Eileen Carey at Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill Thursday, February 20

Nashville Predators Winter Wonderland at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 20 - Saturday, February 22

An Evening with Tony Bennett at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, February 20

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, February 20

Jennifer Nettles at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, February 20

North 40 Album Release at Two Old Hippies Thursday, February 20

Black Diamond Experience: Love on the Rocks at 12th & Porter Friday, February 21

Whiskey Dawn at Bootleggers Inn Friday, February 21

Spin Doctors Music Night at The Listening Room Cafe 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

Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, February 21 - Sunday, February 23

Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, February 21

Anansi the Spider at Nashville Public Library Friday, February 21

Downtown Dancin' - Country Night at St. Mary's Catholic Church Friday, February 21

Mayer Hawthorne at Cannery Ballroom Friday, February 21

Steven West Band at Legends Corner Friday, February 21

Peter Pandemic at Sambuca Friday, February 21

Bobby Tomberlin, Bill LaBounty & Steven Dale Jones at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, February 21

Shen Yun Performing Arts at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23

The Crowe Brothers at Station Inn Saturday, February 22

2014 LEGO Contest at Nashville Public Library Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23

Landon and the Tennessee Thunder at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, February 22

Rocketown Birthday Bash at Rocketown Saturday, February 22

Number the Stars at Nashville Children's Theatre 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

Songwriter Session: Phil Barton and Jeff Cohen at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 22

5th Annual Ride For Reading Acoustic Benefit Concert at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, February 22

The Living Situation CD Release Party at Two Old Hippies Saturday, February 22

Colby Dee at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, February 22

Weekend Workshop: Sculpting a Terracotta Head at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, February 22

Jessica Rose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, February 23

Fiddle Demonstration: Brandon Godman at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, February 23

G. Love & Special Sauce at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, February 23

Painting Class: Bourbon Street at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, February 23

Sunday Spotlight: Tripp Hewell at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, February 23

Raising & Managing Money Workshop at Emma Monday, February 24

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, February 24

Imagine Dragons at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 24

Jared Gray at The Stage on Broadway Monday, February 24

Herchel Bailey Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, February 25

Bush Hawg Showcase at 12th & Porter Tuesday, February 25

Adam Wright & Jay Knowles Band at Station Inn Tuesday, February 25

ARTini: "Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, February 25

The Council at Sambuca Tuesday, February 25

Andrew Velez at Legends Corner Tuesday, February 25

Eric Nicholas at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, February 26

The Shuggah Pies at The Rutledge Wednesday, February 26

Randy Moore at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, February 26

Carl Stewart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, February 26

Babies and Books: Story Time for Babies and Toddlers at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, February 26

Arts Appetizer: Ghost The Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, February 26

Painting Class: Spring Garden at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, February 26

Shovels & Rope at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, February 26

The Ham Family at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, February 26

9th Annual Greatest Show Ever at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, February 27

Employee Showcase at Back Alley Diner at Back Alley Diner Thursday, February 27

DJ Raw Tune and Ducko McFli at Anthem Thursday, February 27

Painting Class: Mardi Gras Mask at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, February 27

Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 27

The Global Battle of the Bands at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, February 28

En Fuego: Carnaval at Anthem Friday, February 28

Haydn & Strauss at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, February 28 - Saturday, March 1

Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration at The Johnny Cash Museum Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 2

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

Be Cheap with BEEP!

During Bridgestone Arena and Nashville Symphony events, park for free at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena and the Schermerhorn. Click here for details. (Tip: You don't have to attend an event at either venue to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the stated event dates).

See Something Amiss?

Notice a broken tree limb, news rack in disarray, graffiti, trash in the street or anything else that needs attention downtown? Use this helpful PDF with phone numbers listing the Metro and local agencies that can fix these problems.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown February 19 - March 8, 2014 include 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), National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (9,500, February 27 - March 6), Tractor Supply Company Annual Meeting (2,500, March 3 - 5) and the OVC Basketball Championship (23,000, March 5 - 8). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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