Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

   

Events This Week

 

Nashville Street Food Month Celebration

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 11 AM - 2 PM

The Nashville Food Truck Association will kick off the second annual Nashville Street Food Month on Thursday, May 1 at Spring Into Street Food! More than 18 local food trucks will serve both breakfast and lunch menu items on Deaderick Street between 3rd and 5th Avenue North. During the entire month of May, there will be a series of large scale truck events, special menu items and truck anniversaries. Full truck schedules can be found on the NFTA app for iPhone and Android, as well as participating food trucks' social media.

 

Hume-Fogg and MLK Orchestra Concert

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 7 PM
LOCATION: HUME-FOGG ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL FREE

More than 200 orchestral students from Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet and Martin Luther King Academic Magnet high schools will perform under the direction of Sally McFadden in the Hume-Fogg Auditorium. Students will showcase selections by Gershwin, Vivaldi, Elgar and Puccini. Plus, the concert will recognize graduating seniors. The event will be McFadden's final concert before retirement.

 

The Ben Folds Project

 

FRIDAY, MAY 2 - SUNDAY, MAY 4, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 7:30 PM; SUNDAY: 2:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $35 - $95

Ben Folds will debut his daring combination of new art live on stage to display the diverse talents of Music City’s dance and musical communities. The show will combine Folds' original piano concerto with a performance by the Nashville Ballet to create a poetic narrative influenced by both classical and popular music.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 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 Leah and the Blackland Ballad. 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. Note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 5 pm and ending as late as 9 pm on Saturday, May 3. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
 

40AU
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

COOP
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Corvidae Collective
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 South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

OPEN
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

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.

Space
61 Arcade. 615-582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Studio 66
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.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

WAG
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. St. Mary's Catholic Church (330 5th Avenue North) will debut a new group, Anamnesis, which will meet four times a year. Each session will feature a different artistic theme, guest speaker and relating artwork from 7 pm to 9 pm. This session's theme is Anamnesis, or re-remembering the art of remembering. Plus, the church's gallery will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm with refreshments.
 

Studio Tenn's "Les Miserables"

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3 - SUNDAY, MAY 4, SATURDAY: 7 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM AND 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $49 - $109

Studio Tenn's season finale production of "Les Miserables" will celebrate Claude-Michel Schönburg's stirring, masterful score. The performance will feature some of the finest vocal talent from Broadway and beyond, adorned with exquisite costuming and backed by a full symphony orchestra.

 

3rd Annual Mayor's Field Day

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 8:30 AM - NOON
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE

Mayor Karl Dean will host this free, citywide Field Day. The event will begin with a one-mile walk starting at LP Field at 8:30 am. Other activities include an obstacle course, educational fitness fair and field games in a relaxed, tournament-style format. Tennessee Titans players, cheerleaders and mascot T-RAC will participate. Plus, attendees who complete their activities will receive a free t-shirt and family four-pack to the Music City Sports Festival on Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, June 1 at Music City CenterAdvance registration is encouraged but not required. Nashville MTA will provide free transportation on all bus routes to Field Day participants.

 

Relay For Life

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 10 AM - 10 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE

Relay For Life offers the opportunity for the community to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Teams of people will camp out and take turns walking/running the track. The day is filled with food, music, a kids' zone and more. Plus, the traditional Luminaria Ceremony, which remembers loved ones lost to cancer and honors cancer survivors, and the Fight Back Ceremony. The event is free for participants, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Click here to register in advance.

 

Tres de Mayo

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3, NOON - 8 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $40

Tres de Mayo will feature some of Nashville’s best restaurants and bars in the ultimate margarita showdown. The event includes unlimited samples of artisan margaritas and more than 15 types of Mexican beers, as well as several stages of live music. Plus, join the official after party at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville beginning at 8:30 pm with drink specials and more live music! Click here to purchase tickets. Note: road closures associated with this event. Beginning as early as 8 pm on Friday, May 2, the eastbound lane on Broadway (2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue) will be closed. Beginning as early as 6 am on Saturday, May 3, Broadway (2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue) and 3rd Avenue (Commerce Street to Demonbreun Street) will be closed. Closures will end as late as 2 am on Sunday, May 4.

 

Cinco de Mayo Street Party

 

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 1 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: M STREET $25

St. Anejo is celebrating Cinco de Mayo a day early on Sunday, May 4 with a party along M Street! The event includes Mexican street food, tequila tastings, live music, dancers, a photo booth and more. Tickets include two drink tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.
Note: road closure associated with this event. McGavock Street (11th Avenue South to 12th Avenue South) will be closed beginning as early as 1 pm and ending as late as 10 pm on Sunday, May 4.

 

Keith Urban's We're All 4 The Hall

 

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $35 - $50

An all-star lineup of country music celebrities, including Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire, will team up for the 5th Annual We're All 4 The Hall Benefit Concert. Each artist will perform a selection of songs and share the stories behind them. Proceeds benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs.

 

Picnic in the Park

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE

Plan ahead and visit Church Street Park on your lunch break to enjoy a picnic in the park! Live music by Katelyn Pope beginning at 11:30 am. Plus, food available for purchase from Jonbalaya 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.

 

Beer and Cheese Tasting



WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: JACKALOPE BREWING COMPANY $25 IN ADVANCE; $30 AT THE DOOR

Bounty Bev, The Bloomy Rind, Nashville Universe and Jackalope Brewing Company are teaming up with the Tennessee Respite Coalition for an event to raise awareness for family caregivers across Tennessee. In addition to a beer and cheese tasting, enjoy music by singer/songwriter Kristina Wrenn. Click here to purchase tickets.
 

Downtown Discount


Spring White Sale at Rachel's Boutique!
The Hermitage Hotel. 231 6th Avenue North. 615-345-7149. Rachel's Boutique is celebrating the arrival of spring with a white sale through Sunday, May 11. Enjoy 30% off all white apparel, accessories and gifts for the home, including Frette bed and bath linens. Sale excludes locally made crafts and accessories. Complimentary parking for shoppers. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm, Friday - Saturday, 8 am - 10 pm and Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Local Natives at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 30

Seygo at 12th & Porter Wednesday, April 30

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, April 30

Eric Nicholas at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, April 30

Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, April 30

Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, April 30

Cort Carpenter & The Triple C Band at Second Fiddle Wednesday, April 30

Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, April 30

The Nashville TwangCats at Station Inn Wednesday, April 30

Randy Moore at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, April 30

Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, April 30

Journey Resurrection at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, April 30

Fiona at Sambuca Wednesday, April 30

Billy Block Folk Night at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, April 30

EMA at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, April 30

Carl Stewart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, April 30

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, April 30

Elephant Revival at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, May 1

Killer Thrillers Book Club: The Cuckoo's Calling at Nashville Public Library Thursday, May 1

Art-Making in the Lobby: Eastern Sketches at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, May 1

Opry Country Classics featuring Loretta Lynn, Rhonda Vincent and more at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 1

Arcade Fire at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, May 1

Dianne Reeves at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, May 2

Lana Del Rey at Ryman Auditorium Friday, May 2

Music at the Frist: Dark Circles at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, May 2

The Frog Prince at Nashville Public Library Friday, May 2

Jonell Mosser at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, May 2

Concert and Conversation: Crystal Gayle at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 3

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Terms and Conditions May Apply at Nashville Public Library Saturday, May 3

12 Against Nature: A Steely Dan Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, May 3

Community Shred & Electronics Recycling Day at LP Field Saturday, May 3

Connecting Conversations: "Goya: The Disasters of War" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, May 3

Lyle the Crocodile at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, May 3

Girls on the Run 5K at LP Field Saturday, May 3

Walk Me Home 5K at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, May 3

An Evening with Sandi Thom at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 3

CPA at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, May 3

Wake Owl at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, May 4

Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring the Squirrel Hillbillies at Nashville Public Library Sunday, May 4

Fiddle Demonstration: David Coe and Josh Culley at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, May 4

Embrace the Funk with Yazoo at Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom Sunday, May 4

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, May 5

Story Stretchers and Shakers at Nashville Public Library Monday, May 5

Healthy Aging Seminar Series at First Baptist Nashville Monday, May 5

The Smoking Section at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, May 6

Million Dollar Quartet at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, May 6 - Sunday, May 11

Tyrone Wells at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, May 7

Arts Appetizer: Million Dollar Quartet at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, May 7

Neil Sedaka at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, May 8 - Saturday, May 10

Iris Dement at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, May 8

Curator's Perspective: "Vincent van Gogh and Japan" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, May 8

Opry Country Classics featuring Lindsay Ell, T.G. Sheppard and more at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 8

Spoken Word Workshop at Nashville Public Library Thursday, May 8

The Color Purple at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, May 9

MAQ Attack at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, May 9

Mason Jennings at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, May 9

Teens Got Talent at Nashville Public Library Friday, May 9

Movies @ Main: The Anderson Tapes at Nashville Public Library Saturday, May 10

Songwriter Session: Matt Jenkins and Jon Nite at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 10

Nashville Venom vs. Albany Panthers at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, May 10

A Prairie Home Companion at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, May 10

Traditional Country Music Demonstration: Roy Harper and Johnny Bellar at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, May 11

Ledisi at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, May 11

Mother's Day Brunch at Nashville City Club at Nashville City Club Sunday, May 11

Mother's Day Brunch at Prime 108 at Prime 108 Sunday, May 11

Neon Trees at Ryman Auditorium Monday, May 12

Great Books Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, May 13

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

Nashville Art Walk

Walk your way through downtown's art and history! Use your smart phone or computer to plan a Nashville Art Walk. Almost 90 public art projects, art galleries, historical and architectural sites, and Capital Hill area sites are mapped and ready for you to create your own customizable tour. Click here for a complete listing of Art Walk sites and here to create your own walking/driving route.

 

Affordable Monthly Parking

Looking to cut your monthly parking costs? Consider using our LP Field Parking Option. Park at LP Field and ride our convenient Park It! Express shuttle to your office. Parking is free with a permit and shuttle passes are only $30/month. Click here to sign up and here for the shuttle route.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown April 30 - May 14, 2014 include the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (1,200, April 24 - May 1), Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (2,600, April 30 - May 7), Building Owners and Managers Association International (550, May 1 - 2), Emerald Expositions/Imprinted Sportswear Show (2,000, May 8 - 10), Dish Network (3,000, May 12 - 15) and HCA Healthcare (600, May 14 - 15). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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