News & Information
New restaurant: City Fire American Oven & Bar!
Icon. 610 12th Avenue South. 615-410-9103. This new restaurant offers a variety of American food including flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, entrées and more. Plus, eclectic cocktails and an extensive wine and beer list. Click here for the complete menu. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 11 pm, Friday - Saturday, 11 am - midnight and Sunday, 11 am - 10 pm.
Re-opening: Old Spaghetti Factory!
160 2nd Avenue North. 615-254-9010. Old Spaghetti Factory will re-open its doors following a renovation beginning with dinner service on Friday, March 7 from 5 pm - 10:30 pm. Click here for the restaurant's complete hours of operation.
Almond Street Road Closure
Almond Street will be closed from Peabody Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard until Monday, March 24.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 4 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: ACCESSOREYES FREE
Enjoy a showcase of the newest eyewear designs by Ray Ban and Armani. Receive at least 15% off your purchase, plus a chance to win additional discounts and prizes. Food and drinks will be provided.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $50
Join the Nashville Predators for Hockey & Heels to get an exclusive look inside the Preds organization while learning more about hockey. Whether you are new to hockey or a die-hard fan, this event is a perfect girls' night out. Registration includes a "chalk talk" with Director of Hockey Operations Brian Poile, a ticket to that night's Preds game against the St. Louis Blues, drinks, snacks, a cosmetic bag and special raffle items. Register in advance.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $85
Napa Valley winemakers and some of Nashville's finest musicians will team up with the culinary talents of the Hard Rock Cafe for a night benefiting music education in schools. The event includes two sets of wine tastings and appetizers, each followed by a set of music. Proceeds will benefit Notes for Education.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 7 PM
LOCATION: CANTINA LAREDO $49.99
A four-course seated dinner featuring Cabo Wabo Tequila. Click here for the menu. Cocktail service begins at 7 pm followed by dinner at 7:30 pm. Reservations recommended: 615-259-9282.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, WORKSHOP: 3 PM; CONCERT: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CARTER VINTAGE GUITARS WORKSHOP: $25; CONCERT: $15; BOTH: $30
Join Carter Vintage Guitars for an afternoon workshop and evening concert featuring Italian virtuoso Beppe Gambetta. The workshop will be held from 3 pm - 5 pm, and the concert will begin at 7:30 pm.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8 - SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 11:30 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: RODIZIO GRILL
Rodizio Grill will feature a Bloody Mary bar and brunch each Saturday and Sunday throughout March. More than two dozen seasonings, mix-ins and garnishes to help you create the perfect Bloody Mary. The March special begins at $6.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: WEDDING 101 FREE
Saturday, March 8 is International Women’s Day! Wedding 101 and Mary Kay are teaming up to celebrate by offering complimentary makeovers. Plus, receive 15% off all purchases. RSVP to attend.
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY FREE
A brand new weekly showcase featuring country music’s newest and brightest female singer-songwriters. Be among the first to check out country music's next big stars, along with special surprise guests, each Monday evening at 3rd and Lindsley's intimate backstage setting.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11 - SUNDAY, MARCH 16, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $20 - $85
"Sister Act" is Broadway’s feel-good musical comedy smash. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, the story follows Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE
On Wednesday nights during Lent, Christ Church Cathedral will examine the 21 chapters of William Faulkner's "Light in August" in relation to the 21 chapters of the Gospel according to St. John. The series will consider how Faulkner presents the Passion of Christ in the post-Civil War South. Victor Judge of Vanderbilt University Divinity School will lead the five-part lecture. Optional dinner provided before ($5 for adults; $3 for children). RSVP for the meal.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $25 - $200
Pat Cash, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors will reprise their epic "Super Saturday" semifinal matches from the 1984 U.S. Open. The one-night tournament will feature three matches: two one-set semifinal matches followed by a one-set championship match.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Wednesday, March 5
OVC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament at Nashville Municipal Auditorium through Saturday, March 8
Band of Horses at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 5
Chris Shrader at Second Fiddle Thursday, March 6
Short Stories at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 6 - Saturday, March 8
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, March 6
Maggie Rose at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 6
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 6
107.5 The River Star Party with Colbie Caillat and more at Anthem Thursday, March 6
Creative Conversation: Art in Neighborhoods at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, March 6
Clay Underwood at The Stage on Broadway Friday, March 7
Al Green & The Hard Times at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, March 7
Downtown Dancin' - Salsa Night at St. Mary's Catholic Church Friday, March 7
Bring Me The Horizon at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, March 7
Emblem 3 at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 7
Workshop: "Traveling East to West with Tea" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, March 7
Tyler Filmore and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, March 7
Fabrizio and the Fever at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 8
Miss Jackie Wilson Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, March 8
Weekend Workshop: Painting Still Life in Oil at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, March 8 - Sunday, March 9
Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 8
Number the Stars at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 8
Nashville Cats: A Salute to Leon Rhodes at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 8
Tunnel Vision: Telling Visual Stories with Tunnel Books at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 8
Noah Gundersen at Mercy Lounge Sunday, March 9
Courrier with Melodime at 12th & Porter Sunday, March 9
The Strypes at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 10
Mindy Ellis Campbell, Craig Campbell and Hannah Ellis at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, March 10
ARTini: "Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, March 11
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Tuesday, March 11
Young the Giant at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, March 11
The Guitar Show at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, March 12
Regi Wooten and Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, March 12
Arts Appetizer: Sister Act at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 12
The Sing-Off at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 12
Educator Workshop: "Looking East: Exploring the Allure of Japanese Art & Gardens" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Wednesday, March 12
Ben Folds' Piano Concerto at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 13 - Saturday, March 15
Widespread Panic at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 13 - Friday, March 14
Pink Martini with The Von Trapps at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, March 13
George Thorogood & The Destroyers at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, March 13
Communion Nashville March Club Night at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 13
Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 14 - Saturday, March 15
Weekend Workshop: Watercolor Basics at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Friday, March 14 - Saturday, March 15
Billy Joel at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 14
Jim Jefferies at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 14
Lecture: "Dressing Japanese: A Survey of Japonisme's Impact on Fashion" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, March 14
Sky Bear at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 14
Adam Faucett at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 14
BACHanalia at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, March 14
Smoke 'n' Guns at Second Fiddle Saturday, March 15
Carmen Brandy at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 15
St. Puppy's Day at Walk of Fame Park Saturday, March 15
Nashville Predators FANGtastic 5K Run/Walk at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 15
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 15
Jillian Michaels at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 15
Bob Weir & Ratdog at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, March 15
"Sound City" Screening & Panel Discussion at Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Saturday, March 15
Studio Workshop: "Elements of Batik: Eastern Symbols in Western Fashion" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 15
Songwriter Session: Rodney Clawson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 15
Artful Tales: "John upon the Sea" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, March 16
Winter Jam 2014 at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, March 16
St. Patrick's Day Street Party at The Pub Nashville Monday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Concert with The Providence Players at Nashville Public Library Monday, March 17
Night at the Library: Annabelle Gurwitch at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, March 18
Itzhak Perlman at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, March 18
Fletcher, Bell & Ward at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, March 19
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Downtown Home Tour presented by the Nashville Downtown Partnership on Sunday, April 13! Catch a glimpse of urban life, Nashville style, by touring private residences, rental units and properties for sale along Church Street as well as in The Gulch and SoBro. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
Shop 'Til You Drop
Did you know there are more than 100 shopping options downtown? Use our online map and select specific retail categories to locate stores of interest to you.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown March 5 - 19, 2014 include the OVC Basketball Championship (23,000, March 5 - 8), American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (300, March 7 - 9), American Trucking Association (3,000, March 10 - 13), Prudential Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway Homes (4,000, March 13 - 19), Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference (7,000, March 14 - 15), Capella University (600, March 14 - 16), Talent on Parade (2,000, March 14 - 16), Showstopper Dance Competition (1,000, March 14 - 16), Qualifacts Systems, Inc. (300, March 16 - 19) and American Animal Hospital Association (3,500, March 17 - 23). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.