News & Information
New art gallery: Corvidae Collective!
11 Arcade. 615-251-1609. This new gallery will feature local artisans, handmade goods, curated vintage goods and local food providers. The gallery will be open to the public on Saturday, April 5 from 6 pm - 9 pm for the First Saturday Art Crawl. Regular hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday, noon - 6 pm.
11th Avenue South (Laurel Street to McGavock Street) will be closed until Saturday, April 5. Almond Street (Peabody Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard) will be closed for construction until Friday, May 23. Plus, several event-related road closures listed below.
Events This Week
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $30
The NCAA Women's Final Four is coming to Nashville! Several events will be held throughout downtown leading up to the games, which will take place at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 8. The "Salute on Tour" Premiere will kick off celebrations by welcoming participating teams to Nashville: University of Connecticut, University of Notre Dame, University of Maryland and Stanford University. The event will include a red carpet arrival of the teams, team introductions, special tributes, live entertainment and team video highlights of their road to the Final Four.
Nashville Fashion Week continues! The evening will begin with a cocktail hour hosted by three 5th Avenue of the Arts galleries, The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery and Tinney Contemporary, who will each showcase artistic works inspired by fashion. Following cocktail hour, the event will move outside for five headlining runway shows along 5th Avenue. Plus, join the official after party at The Rosewall including signature cocktails and bites. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets in advance. Note: road closure associated with this event. The northern end of the block on 5th Avenue North (Union Street to Church Street) will be closed beginning as early as noon and ending as late as 11 pm on Saturday, April 5.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL $15 ADULTS; $5 STUDENTS
A weekend of choral music at Christ Church Cathedral begins with Grammy-winning composer and songwriter Marcus Hummon's premiere of his Passion Cantata. Hummon will begin the evening with some of his best-known songs and share how his faith has influenced his music. The Cantata will follow, featuring accomplished soloists and the Belmont Chamber Singers. Click here to purchase tickets in advance. The weekend will conclude with a free performance of the Chorister Festival Evensong on Sunday, April 6 at 4 pm.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 8 AM
$20 IN ADVANCE; $25 RACE DAY
Fans and families are invited to participate in the seventh annual 4Kay Run in association with the NCAA Women's Final Four. This 4K (2.49 mile) run/walk is held in honor of the late NC State head women's basketball coach Kay Yow. Proceeds will benefit women's cancer research through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The race begins and ends at 6th Avenue South and Demonbreun. Click here to register in advance. Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include Demonbreun (8th Avenue South to 3rd Avenue South), 3rd Avenue South (Demonbreun to Symphony Place), Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, Victory Avenue (South 1st Street to South 2nd Street), Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, 1st Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway), Broadway (1st Avenue to 8th Avenue) and 8th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun). Closures begin as early as 8 am and end as late as 9 am on Saturday, April 5. Click here for the complete route.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 - TUESDAY, APRIL 8, SAT 9 AM - 7 PM; SUN 10 AM - 5 PM; TUES 3 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER FREE
Tourney Town is a free fan festival celebrating the best in women’s college basketball during the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Located inside Music City Center, Tourney Town will offer non-stop programming including concerts by national recording artists, the NCAA Women’s Final Four Pep Rally and AT&T Mascot Challenge, appearances and autograph sessions with sports celebrities, giveaways and more. Click here for the complete schedule of events.
The Nashville Public Library and the local Glengarry Highland Dancers have teamed up to host the inaugural Highland Dance Competition. Presented in conjunction with the library's Scottish Heritage Festival, watch as dancers from across the Southeast compete for top honors. Plus, the festival will include bagpiping by the Tennessee Scots Pipe Band, Scottish dogs, displays and more.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 10:30 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Super Saturday gives fans the chance to watch and meet the four NCAA Women's Final Four teams before the semifinal games begin the following night.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1 PM
Youth, ages 18 and under, are invited to participate in the Broadway Bounce and be a part of the NCAA Women's Final Four excitement. Attendees will dribble their way through downtown Nashville, beginning and ending at 6th Avenue South and Demonbreun. Participants will receive a t-shirt and basketball. Plus, enjoy entertainment and activities prior to the bounce. Following the event, Tourney Town will welcome dribblers and fans with additional festivities throughout the afternoon. Click here to register in advance.
Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include Demonbreun (7th Avenue South to 5th Avenue South), 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway), Broadway (5th Avenue to 7th Avenue) and 7th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun). Closures begin as early as 1 pm and end as late as 2 pm on Saturday, April 5. Click here for the complete route.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE
Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. The performance platform along 5th Avenue will feature live music by The Storm Kings. Plus, Frothy Monkey will be offering refreshments. See this month's gallery map. Two free shuttles will circulate the route from 6 pm to 10 pm. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-554-1340. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
11 Arcade. 615-251-1609. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Hannah Lane Gallery
64 Arcade. 225-315-0221. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue S. 615-256-2805. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 615-889-5640. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
61 Arcade. 615-582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Tennessee Art League
219 5th Avenue North. 615-736-5000. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Several downtown locations will be open especially for the crawl. Cute & Comfy Shoes (5 Arcade) will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm and will offer complimentary wine. Karma (302 Church Street) will be open until 10 pm with 20% off clothing, free refreshments and art on display by Sarit Jacobsohn. Plus, St. Mary's Catholic Church will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm and is located one block north of the galleries on 5th Avenue. Artwork on display by Amelie Brown, a live classical guitarist, refreshments and tours of the historic church.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 7 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE BANK $40/PERSON; $75/COUPLE
The American Cancer Society's Junior Board of Nashville's annual Pink Tie Affair. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, a silent auction and live music by '90s cover band Dot Commies. The party will be held at the Waller Law Firm Conference Center (511 Union Street, Suite 2700). Click here to purchase tickets in advance. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6 - TUESDAY, APRIL 8, SUN 5:30 PM AND 8 PM; TUES 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $150 - $800
The Final Four is the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. Three basketball games will be played over two days: two National Semifinal games on Sunday, April 6 and the National Championship game on Tuesday, April 8. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE
Head to Church Street Park on your lunch break and enjoy a picnic in the park! Live music by Kendall Phillips beginning at 11:30 am. Plus, food available for purchase from Smoke Et Al and Jay's Chicago Hot Dogs from 11 am - 1:30 pm. Or, bring your own lunch and enjoy eating outdoors while listening to great live music. Shaded tables and chairs will be set up for this event.
National Burrito Day at Blue Coast Burrito!
500 Church Street. 615-748-3003. Thursday, April 3 is National Burrito Day, and Blue Coast Burrito is celebrating! Buy one burrito anytime on Thursday, April 3 and get one burrito of equal or lesser value for free. Plus, the restaurant will be giving away 160 free burritos! Enter by submitting your best Blue Coast photo here. Hours of operation on Thursday are 10:30 am - 8 pm.
Tennessee state employee special at Cute & Comfy Shoes!
5 Arcade. 615-594-3313. Cute & Comfy Shoes is holding a spring special for Tennessee state employees. On Thursday, April 3rd - Friday, April 4, receive 10% off all purchases. Plus, a free cupcake from Sophie Isabella's the Royal Wedding Cakes with purchase.
April deal for downtown employees at goPerformance & Fitness!
Cummins Station. 209 10th Avenue South, #149. 615-251-1500. Now through Wednesday, April 30, goPerformance & Fitness is waiving the initial membership fee for downtown Nashville employees — a $29 savings! Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm, Friday, 7:30 am - 6 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm.