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Wednesday, March 12, 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


BACHanalia

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 5 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE

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.

 

Lecture: "Dressing Japanese: A Survey of Japonisme's Impact on Fashion"

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED

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.

 

St. Puppy's Day

 

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.

 

Nashville Predators FANGtastic 5K Run/Walk

 

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" Screening & Panel Discussion

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2 PM
LOCATION: MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM $23.95

"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.

 

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

 

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!

 

St. Patrick's Day Kegs and Eggs 5K/10K

 

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.

 

Girls' Night Out featuring Girl Scout Cookies

 

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.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Bash

 

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 11 AM - 2 AM
LOCATION: FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM $6

Enjoy $3 Irish beer specials all day. Plus, Irish band The Sells will take the stage at 9 pm.

 

St. Patrick's Day Concert with The Providence Players

 

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 11 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

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.

 

St. Patrick's Day Street Party

 

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.

 

Urban Design Forum: Sulphur Dell and the Urbanism of Bureaucracy

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CIVIC DESIGN CENTER FREE

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

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

Volunteers Needed! 

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.

Convention Update

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.

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