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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

   

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Downtown Events Calendar
Plan out your month with activities all located in the heart of Music City! Our online events calendar, a comprehensive list of everything happening downtown, is available so you can always know what is going on. From festivals to who is playing on Lower Broadway, it has everything you need to know. If you have a downtown event you would like included in the calendar and possibly featured here in Downtown Details, please submit it here
 

New fitness center: Barre3!
501 12th Ave Sā€‹. 646-522-8778ā€‹. This innovative new studio combines moves inspired by ballet, yoga and pilates. In-studio memberships as well as online are availible. Class schedule varies by day. Check website for schedule.
 

Events This Week


Nashville Farmers' Market Community Potluck

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 19
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

The Nashville Farmers' Market and Grow Local Kitchen will host a potluck dinner to help celebrate the "Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook" by Nancy Vienneau. Bring a meat, veggie, or dessert and a beverage of choice and join the fun! The cookbook focuses on seasonal cooking: each chapter features a different month with its own story and menu. A portion of the book sales will go to the Community Food Advocates, an organization that strives to provide access to healthy and affordable food to everyone. A book signing by author Nancy Vienneau will also take place.
 

Nashville Dancin': Xavier Rudd

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 5 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE

Nashville Dancin' presented by Dollar General brings local and national artists to the stage for this free summer concert series. Nashville Dancin' will be held every Thursday through July 31. Riverfront Park's grassy slopes provide natural stadium seating for all to enjoy the live music. Plus, a variety of local food trucks will be on-site. The lineup for Thursday, June 19 includes Xavier Rudd, The Main Squeeze, Ash Grunwald and Ray Scott. Gates open at 5 pm and the music begins at 6 pm.
 

Battle of the Burger

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH $20

Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out in a burger competition to see who will be the 2014 Burger Champion. Taste all the burgers and meet some of Nashville's top chefs all for only $20! Plus, vote on who you think has the best burger while enjoying a Goose Island brew. Some of the participating restaurants include Bar LouieBurger RepublicHard Rock CafeKitchen NotesWhiskey Kitchen and more.

 

Trivia Time

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: TAVERN '96 $10

Join a trivia session benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee at Tavern '96 located inside Bridgestone Arena! The event includes a variety of door prizes, $3.50 drafts and 10% off all food purchases. Complimentary parking available at the Grand Avenue Garage (corner of 6th Avenue and Demonbreun).

 

Wildhorse 20th Anniversary Show

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 6 PM
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON $12.50 - $75

One of the most iconic entertainment destinations in downtown is turning twenty years old! The once 66,000 square foot warehouse, now three-story restaurant, bar and music venue has become one of the most trafficked locations in downtown over its twenty year history. Boasting more than 1.5 million visitors annually, the Wildhorse Saloon has changed the face of 2nd Avenue. The anniversary concert features artists who got their start on the Wildhorse stage. Lonestar, Trick Pony and Ricochet will put on a show to celebrate the place that has become a true Nashville treasure.
 

CMT Lemonade Stand

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 11 AM - 5 PM

On Friday, June 20 from 11 am to 5 pm the CMT summer interns will be hosting a lemonade stand outside of their office doors on 330 Commerce Street as a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. This organization raises awareness and funding for childhood cancer research.

 

Night Market

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, live music, artisan booths, kids' activities and much more at this event held on the third Friday of each month. Market House restaurants and shops will be open. Vendors in the farm sheds will sell local produce, meat, cheese, plants and more!
 

2nd Annual Whiskey & Bourbon Tasting

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 7 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $65 FOR NCC MEMBERS; $75 FOR GUESTS

Join Nashville City Club for its second annual bourbon and whiskey tasting event! Experts in the field will present more than 20 different bourbons and whiskeys. Plus, a heavy selection of hors d'oeuvres specifically created to complement the tastings. RSVP in advance by email or call 615-620-1328.

 

6th Annual Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run & Walk

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 8 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $30 IN ADVANCE; $35 DAY OF RACE; FREE CHILDREN 10 & UNDER

The 5K run begins at 8 am and will be followed by the kids' fun run at 9 am. After the races, there will be live music, a fun festival and kids' zone with free activities located in LP Field Lot T (at Victory Avenue). Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, 3rd Avenue South (Symphony Place to Demonbreun) and Demonbreun (3rd Avenue South to 16th Avenue South). Closures begin at 8 am and end at 11 am on Saturday, June 21. Click here for more information and the race route.
 

Nissan Taste of Music City

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 5 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $50 IN ADVANCE; $60 DAY OF FESTIVAL

The 12th annual Nissan Taste of Music City is Nashville's largest food and drink festival. Enjoy food, wine and beer with a focus on local flavors. Plus, live music on the main stage. Tickets include all food and beverages.

 

14th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 9 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $10 GENERAL ADMISSION; $20 VIP

The 14th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival is a daylong event that showcases national and local jazz and blues musicians as well as celebrates the musical heritage of Jefferson Street. Performers include Denise Lasalle, Third Coast Jazz, Karlton Taylor Trio, After 5 Tux and many more! The event is organized and sponsored by the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership – J.U.M.P. Kick off the festival by attending the Bridging the Gap Mixer on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge on Friday, June 20.
 

Make Music Nashville

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 9AM-9PM
LOCATION: MULTIPLE, FREE

Make Music Nashville is an all-day, open-access, free festival taking place in various neighborhoods in Nashville on June 21, 2014. Participation is encouraged from all ages, music genres and abilities. Indie rock to bluegrass to a cappella, music students to professional artists and everything in between, every one is encouraged to take part! Ring in the summer solstice as part of an international event with its heart and soul in the local community! Participating downtown locations include 12th and Porter LoungeTennessee Brew WorksYazoo Brewing Company and more! For a complete list of venues and performances, visit the event website.
 

Declaration of Independence on Display

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

An original copy of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the Nashville Public Library on Saturday, June 21, in partnership with the Tennessee State Library Archives Friends Group and Museum of the American Revolution. The Declaration is one of only two copies made directly from the original Declaration of Independence in the latter half of the 19th century. The public will be welcome to view the Declaration and hear presentations from Tom Lingenfelter, a dealer in rare historical documents and artifacts, who discovered this copy at a garage sale more than 20 years ago.

 

Sesame Street Live

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 - SUNDAY, JUNE 22, SATURDAY: 10:30 AM AND 2 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $21.35 - $66.50

When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby's magic wand, there's something in the air — and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along.

 

Picnic in the Park

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE

Plan ahead to visit Church Street Park on your lunch break and enjoy a picnic in the park! Live entertainment beginning at 11:30 am by DancEast Workshop. Plus, food available for purchase from Smoke Et Al, Gigi's Cupcakes and Jay's Chicago 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.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, June 18

Catfish Dinner at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, June 18

Cort Carpenter & Triple C at Second Fiddle Wednesday, June 18

Amber's Drive at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, June 18

Bekka Bramlett and Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, June 18

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, June 18

Wheathouse at 12th & Porter Wednesday, June 18

The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, June 18

Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, June 18

Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, June 18

Tricks of the Trade Workshop with Scott Cantrell at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, June 18

Julianne & Derek Hough at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, June 18

Liz Moriondo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, June 18

Jimmy & Goose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 19

Chris Shrader at Second Fiddle Thursday, June 19

Sammy Arriaga at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 19

Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, June 19

Modern Trousseau Trunk Show at Modern Trousseau Nashville Thursday, June 19 - Saturday, June 21

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, June 19

Jim Rooney's Irregulars at Station Inn Thursday, June 19

Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, June 19

Workshop: "Drop-in Drawing" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 19

Rival Sons at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 19

Cultural Food Experience at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 19

Anna Haas + The Effect at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 19

Paul Sikes Industry Showcase at The Rutledge Thursday, June 19

Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, June 19

Josh Gilbert at Two Old Hippies Friday, June 20

Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, June 20

The Captain at Rocketown Friday, June 20

Jer Gregg at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, June 20

Singin' in the Rain with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 20

Music City Center Tours at Music City Center Friday, June 20

Bridging the Gap Mixer at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge Friday, June 20

Volume Five at Station Inn Friday, June 20

Community Reception: "Growing in our Community: A World Refugee Day" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 20

Great American Ideas at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 20

Archnemesis at 12th & Porter Friday, June 20

Bobby Tomberlin and Friends at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, June 20

Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, June 20

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, June 21

Bobby McClendon at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, June 21

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, June 21

Soiree Saturday with Keno at Anthem Saturday, June 21

Amber's Drive at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, June 21

Jet Black & the Cadillacs at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, June 21

Tennessee Peace Corp Event at The Rutledge Saturday, June 21

Music City Center Tours at Music City Center Saturday, June 21

Gulch Groove at The Gulch Saturday, June 21

The Diggy Band at Sambuca Saturday, June 21

Nashville Rollergirls vs. Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, June 21

The Whigs at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 21

Painting Class: Diva at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, June 21

Preschool Program: Song and Story Time at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 21

Elvis Costello at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 21

The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 21

Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, June 22

J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, June 22

Mouth of the South at Rocketown Sunday, June 22

Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, June 22

Hamilton Leithauser at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 22

That Nashville Sound presents Ray Stevens at Nashville Public Library Sunday, June 22

Harmonica and Spoons Demonstration: Carlos Deford Bailey and Lucius Talley at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 22

Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Elle Maze at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, June 22

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, June 22

Tim Waters at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, June 23

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, June 23

Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, June 23

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, June 23

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, June 23

Story Stretchers and Shakers at Nashville Public Library Monday, June 23

Painting Class: Orchids at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, June 23

Doug McCormick at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, June 24

Johnny G. at Robert's Western World Tuesday, June 24

Josh & Matt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 24

Death Valley Wreckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, June 24

Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, June 24

ARTini: "Watch Me Move: The Animation Show" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, June 24

Great Books Reading and Discussion Program at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, June 24

Jeff Tweedy at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, June 24

Martin McDaniel at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, June 24

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

Express Bus Service to Airport

Any summer trips planned? Whether its business or pleasure save time and money by riding the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority’s bus route to and from the airport. Hourly express bus service to and from Nashville International Airport, Music City Center and major downtown hotels is available for only $1.70 each way. Click here for additional route information.

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 building. Parking is free with a permit and shuttle passes are only $30/month. Click here to sign up and here for the shuttle route map.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown June 18 - July 2, 2014 include the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (1,400, June 21 - 25), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (800, June 22 - 26), Electronic Security Expo and Alarm Industry Expo (4,000, June 24 - 27), Sports Incorporated (600, June 25 - 27), College Board (450, June 27 - 28) and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (2000, June 28 - July 2). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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