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Almond Street Road Closure
Almond Street will be closed from Peabody Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard until Monday, March 24.
Events This Week
Christ Church Cathedral celebrates the genius and mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach at the eighth annual BACHanalia, a six-hour marathon music festival. Music begins at 5 pm and continues non-stop until 11 pm. Studio musicians, Nashville Symphony musicians, university faculty and students, and church musicians will perform a variety of Bach's masterpieces in traditional and innovative ways. Drop by this free event for a few minutes or a few hours.
The lecture traces the profound influences of Japanese art and design on Western fashion beginning in the late 19th century and how contemporary fashion is still impacted by Japan’s unique and inimitable street style. Presented by Patricia Mears, deputy director at New York City's Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 10 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK $5
This inaugural event seeks to raise awareness and funds for the Nashville Humane Association. The event includes a St. Puppy's Day parade, a pet costume contest, vendors showcasing the latest pet products, a demonstration from Nashville K-9, food vendors, music and more. Nashville Predators FANGtastic 5K Run/Walk participants receive free admission. Click here for more information.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 10:30 AM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $35 IN ADVANCE; $45 ON RACE DAY
This annual 5K features an all-new course that takes runners and walkers through downtown Nashville and the surrounding area. The entry fee includes a 5K t-shirt and a voucher for one ticket to an upcoming Preds game. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets in advance. Note: road closures associated with this event. Downtown closures include 5th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun) and Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 13th Avenue South). Rolling road closures begin as early as 10 am and end as late as 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 15. Click here for the complete route.
"Sound City," a music documentary directed by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, follows the history of Sound City Studios in Los Angeles and the legendary artists who recorded there. The film focuses on how to keep the human element alive in recorded music during this era's increasing technology. A panel discussion featuring local recording industry professionals will follow. Tickets also include museum admission.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Tennessee Brew Works' fresh craft beer, an Irish favorite dish of bangers and mash, and live music!
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2 PM
LOCATION: BAR LOUIE $35 IN ADVANCE; $40 ON RACE DAY
The third annual St. Patrick's Day Kegs and Eggs run/walk features both a 5K and 10K course option. Participants will receive complimentary Michelob Ultra, a collector's cup, t-shirts and more. Plus, a post-race party at Bar Louie featuring food and drink specials as well as live music. The event supports Special Olympics Nashville. Click here to purchase tickets in advance. Note: road closures associated with this event. Road closures include 11th Avenue South (Pine Street to Charlotte Avenue), Charlotte Avenue (George L. Davis Boulevard to 6th Avenue North), George L. Davis Boulevard (Charlotte Avenue to Church Street), Church Street (George L. Davis Boulevard to 9th Avenue North), 9th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street), Union Street (9th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North) and 6th Avenue North (Union Street to Charlotte Avenue). Rolling road closures begin as early as 1:30 pm and end as late as 3:30 pm on Sunday, March 16. Click here for the route.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16 - THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 5 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $31.90/PERSON; $18.95 GIRL SCOUTS UNDER 15
Join the Melting Pot for a girls' night out benefiting the Girl Scouts. The three-course dinner includes cheese fondue, an entrée and chocolate fondue — all featuring Girl Scout cookies! Plus, a mother-daughter luncheon on Sunday, March 16 beginning at 1 pm.
Enjoy $3 Irish beer specials all day. Plus, Irish band The Sells will take the stage at 9 pm.
The Providence Players, an ensemble of musicians who play the recorder and keyboard, will perform a variety of popular Irish songs in honor of St. Patrick's Day in the library's courtyard gallery.
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 3 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: THE PUB NASHVILLE FREE
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with The Pub Nashville's Street Party! The event includes live entertainment and food and drink specials throughout the day. Proceeds benefit March of Dimes. Click here for more information. Note: 11th Avenue South (12th Avenue South to Pine Street) will be closed for the duration of the event.
The new Nashville Sounds stadium, along with structured parking and residential development, is bringing new attention to the Sulphur Dell area. This forum will feature short presentations on the history of the district, the new stadium's design and a conversation about future plans for the area.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Sister Act at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, March 16
Champions Challenge Tennis Tournament at Bridgestone Arena 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
WSM Live Broadcast with The Roys at Station Inn Thursday, March 13
Holland Marie at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, March 13
Marcus and Brian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, March 13
Widespread Panic at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 13 - Friday, March 14
Ben Folds' Piano Concerto at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 13 - Saturday, March 15
Jessica Nixon and Friends at Two Old Hippies Thursday, March 13
George Thorogood & The Destroyers at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, March 13
Pink Martini with The Von Trapps at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, March 13
Remedy Krewe & Friends at 12th & Porter Friday, March 14
The Global Battle of the Bands at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, March 14
Eric Heatherly at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, March 14
Landon and the Tennessee Thunder at Bootleggers Inn Friday, March 14
The Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Friday, March 14 - Saturday, March 15
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
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, March 14
Copper Into Steel at The Rutledge Friday, March 14
Billy Joel at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 14
Jim Jefferies at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 14
Stephen Salyers and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, March 14
St. Patrick's Day Improv Show at 12th & Porter Saturday, March 15
Soiree Saturday featuring DJ Jam at Anthem 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
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
Smoke 'n' Guns at Second Fiddle Saturday, March 15
Mandy Barnett at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, March 15
Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Stacia Watkins at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, March 16
Bobby McClendon at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, March 16
Winter Jam 2014 at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, March 16
Artful Tales: "John upon the Sea" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, March 16
Green River Ordinance at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 16
Randy Nations at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, March 17
Painting Class: Clovers at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, March 17
Meredith Mazie and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, March 17
Wah Watsui at Sambuca Monday, March 17
Gary Numan at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 17
Rick Trace at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, March 18
Wes Cook Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, March 18
Night at the Library: Annabelle Gurwitch at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, March 18
Itzhak Perlman at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, March 18
The Nashville Cartel at Anthem Wednesday, March 19
Eric Nicholas at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, March 19
Painting Class: Lighthouse at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, March 19
Fletcher, Bell & Ward at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, March 19
The Colourist at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, March 19
Pittie in Pink: A Benefit for Nashville Dog Rescue at The Rutledge Wednesday, March 19
Spring Forth featuring Zebo at Anthem Thursday, March 20
Amber's Drive at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, March 20
The Nashville TwangCats at Station Inn Thursday, March 20
Coffee and Conversation: An Introduction to Insurance & Retirement at Wedding 101 Thursday, March 20
Kenny Loggins at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 20 - Saturday, March 22
Troy Dixon, Stephanie Lambring & Brad Hays at Two Old Hippies Thursday, March 20
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, March 20
Spring Into Street Food Thursday, March 20
The Southern Soul Assembly Tour at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, March 20
The Moody Blues at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 20
Hunter Cook, Mason Rivers and Jim Peterik at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, March 20
The Whistles and the Bells at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 20
Andrew Belle and Diane Birch at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 20
Author Talk and Book Signing: Graham Nash at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 21
Painting Class: Boots at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, March 21
Cooper & The Jam at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, March 21
George Strait at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 21
Crosby, Stills & Nash at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 21
Film Screening: "Goya in Bordeaux" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, March 21
Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band at 12th & Porter Saturday, March 22
Weekend Workshop: Handbuilding Clay Basics at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, March 22 - Sunday, March 23
Africa Yoga Project Fundraiser at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 22
Pentatonix at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, March 22
TedxNashville 2014 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 22
Mardi Gras Nationals Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 22
Concert and Conversation: Pete Anderson: California Country’s Second Generation at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 22
The 11th Annual Live it Up! Downtown Home Tour is Sunday, April 13 from noon - 6 pm. More than 100 volunteers are needed. Duties include checking tickets and guiding attendees to the units on display. Volunteers will receive one free tour ticket ($10 value) and a t-shirt. Plus, this year volunteers will receive one ticket to the exclusive Home Tour After-Party with food, drinks and fun!
Hungry? Downtown Dining Options
Did you know that downtown Nashville has 200 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. You can also narrow your search by cuisine type. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown March 12 - 26, 2014 include 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), American Animal Hospital Association (3,500, March 17 - 23), International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (1,000, March 21 - 26), Mardi Gras Nationals Cheerleading Competition (6,000, March 22), Southern Women's Show (41,000, March 24 - 31), American College of Medical Genetics (2,000, March 25 - 29) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (600, March 26 - 28). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.