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
THROUGH THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 10 AM - NOON
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $25 - $30 PER SESSION
Chef Tiffani Rozier is leading a series of culinary classes for both juniors (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 13-17). Junior classes (continuing through Friday, March 21) focus on basic skills and nutrition-oriented games while creating sweet and savory recipes. Senior classes (Monday, March 24 - Thursday, March 27) will provide a heightened level of information and skills, along with a taste of global cuisine and more advanced techniques. Click here for individual class information and to register.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 11 AM - 2 PM
Enjoy a gathering of more than 15 local food trucks to celebrate the arrival of spring and introduce new menu items. Participating food trucks include Crepe A Diem, Smoke Et Al, Yayo's O.M.G., The Grilled Cheeserie, Smokin' Thighs and many more! The event will take place on Deaderick Street between 3rd and 5th Avenue North.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: MANUEL $10 DONATION
Join Manuel for Music Loves Fashion, an artist showcase presented the third Thursday of every month. Each event highlights different musicians and/or fashion designers while benefiting a charitable organization. This month will feature new Texas duo, 100 Miles Gone. Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Tennessee.
Four talented songwriters will perform together on one stage for an amazing night of stories and songs inspired by the roots of Southern rock, gospel, funk and blues. Featuring JJ Grey, Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard and Luther Dickinson, along with special guest Kenny Foster.
Graham Nash, member of folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will discuss his new memoir, "Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life." A book signing will follow.
SATURDAY, MARCH 22 - SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE ART LEAGUE AND GALLERIES TAL MEMBERS: $170; NON-MEMBERS: $180
Students in Handbuilding Clay Basics will follow step-by-step instructions for a comprehensive understanding of how clay is transformed into a finished piece from beginning to end. Instructed by Linda Johnson.
Pete Anderson gained prominence in the 1980s for his guitar and production work with Dwight Yoakam. Their collaboration generated more than a dozen Top Ten singles and re-established the Bakersfield sound as a force on country radio. In recent years, Anderson has turned his attention to performing the R&B that first inspired him while growing up in Detroit. Anderson will discuss his career and perform songs from the Bakersfield repertoire and his latest release, "Bird Above Guitarland."
A special free concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Led by conductor Kelly Corcoran, Voices of Spring will feature some of the most inspiring choral music ever written, including Rachmaninoff’s "All Night Vigil," Britten's "Voices for Today," Debussy's "Salut Printemps" and more.
TUESDAY, MARCH 25 - SATURDAY, MARCH 29, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriters' festival. Currently in its 22nd year, the festival boasts more than 250 songwriters in more than 85 shows over five nights in celebrated venues throughout Nashville. Downtown venues include 3rd & Lindsley, B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, The Listening Room Cafe, The Rutledge and Station Inn. Click here for the complete schedule.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 - SUNDAY, APRIL 20, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $40 - $160
Back by popular demand, the winner of more than 50 major awards (including a Grammy and three Tony Awards) returns to Nashville. Before Dorothy arrived in Munchkinland, two girls met in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. "Wicked" follows the remarkable story of how these two eventually become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Pittie in Pink: A Benefit for Nashville Dog Rescue at The Rutledge Wednesday, March 19
Carly Pearce at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, March 19
The Nashville TwangCats at Station Inn Thursday, March 20
Holland Marie at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, March 20
Marcus and Brian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, March 20
Painting Class: Jazz Drummer at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, March 20
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, March 20
Kenny Loggins at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 20 - Saturday, March 22
Spring Forth featuring Zebo at Anthem Thursday, March 20
The Moody Blues at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 20
Andrew Belle and Diane Birch at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 20
Landon and the Tennessee Thunder at Bootleggers Inn Friday, March 21
Dynamo Album Release Party at 12th & Porter Friday, March 21
The Devil Wears Prada at Rocketown 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
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, March 21
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, March 21
Cooper & The Jam at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, March 21
Raven Cliff at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, March 22
Roland White Band at Station Inn Saturday, March 22
Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, March 22
Africa Yoga Project Fundraiser at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 22
Mardi Gras Nationals Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 22
TedxNashville 2014 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 22
Pentatonix at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, March 22
Japanese Stab Binding Workshop at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 22
Russ Taff at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, March 22
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, March 22
SPROCKET Improv presents "Help Yourself — Or We'll Do It For You" at Bailey's Sports Grille Sunday, March 23
Brandon Harris at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, March 23
Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, March 23
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, March 23
Jazz on the Move: Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, March 23
Fiddle Demonstration: Tyler Andal at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 23
Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Sunday, March 23
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, March 24
Chinese Arts Alliance presents "The Lost Horse: A Blessing in Disguise" at Nashville Public Library Monday, March 24
Trent Jeffcoat and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, March 24
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, March 24
8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 24
The Chris Casello Trio at Robert's Western World Tuesday, March 25
Future Thieves at 12th & Porter Tuesday, March 25
Jessica Frech at Rocketown Tuesday, March 25
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, March 25 - Wednesday, March 26
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 25
Guitar Presentation with Dave Isaacs at Two Old Hippies Tuesday, March 25
The Accidentals & Friends at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, March 25
Randy Moore at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, March 26
Painting Class: Peacock at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, March 26
Gavin DeGraw at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 26
Robert Eskew at Sambuca Wednesday, March 26
Jonny Fritz at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, March 26
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, March 26
Music City Center Tours at Music City Center Thursday, March 27
Unite for HER Benefit at 12th & Porter Thursday, March 27
Southern Women's Show at Music City Center Thursday, March 27 - Sunday, March 30
Sibelius & Elgar at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 27 - Saturday, March 29
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, March 27 - Saturday, March 29
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, March 27
Artist's Tour: "Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, March 27
Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 27
Greenbrier Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, March 28
Painting Class: Wine Bottles at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, March 28
Autism Speaks Benefit Show at Rocketown Friday, March 28
En Fuego: Five Year Anniversary Party at Anthem Friday, March 28
Gabriel Iglesias at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 28
Mike Epps at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 28
Oscar Charles at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 28
Zig Zag Mojo featuring Jonell Mosser at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, March 29
The Great Divorce at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, March 30
Our Historic Neighbors at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, March 30
Art Galleries Galore
Downtown's thriving art scene is something to enjoy with more than 20 galleries located within footsteps of each other. These galleries are great places to explore during the week and also during the First Saturday Art Crawl each month.
Need Stress Relief?
Downtown has 12 businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy. Make an appointment soon at one of their convenient locations.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown March 19 - April 2, 2014 include 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), American College of Medical Genetics (2,000, March 25 - 29), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (600, March 26 - 28), Southern Women's Show (41,000, March 27 - 30), Nashville Fashion Focus (5,000, March 27 - 31), Aloha International Spirit Championships (1,500, March 29), Beauty Systems Group (4,000, March 30 - 31), North American Mission Board (300, March 31 - April 1) and ACS Technologies (800, April 1 - 3). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.