News & Information
New restaurant: Adele's! 1210 McGavock Street. 615-736-5122. Celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman of New York City's Barbuto restaurant and participant on Top Chef Masters has opened shop in Nashville! His signature style melds French cuisine with California style. Adele's menu changes often to insure the freshness of seasonal ingredients and includes a variety of options such as a signature hamburger, smoked trout salad and Waxman's famous JW chicken dish. In a former auto shop garage, the renovated space includes an open kitchen, wood oven and a patio. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: THE BRIDGE LOUNGE FREE
The Bridge Lounge at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel kicks off its "Hero Behind the Hits" series, with stories and performance by hit songwriter Gordon Kennedy. Kennedy won the 1997 Grammy Award for Song of the Year for Eric Clapton's #1 hit "Change the World". He has also written hits for Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss and Peter Frampton. Unique food and drink specials will also be available. To reserve free tickets, please visit this website.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 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. The series is 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 26 includes Will Hoge, Drake White & The Big Fire, Clare Dunn and Brian Collins. Gates open at 5 pm and the music begins at 6 pm. Note: road closures are associated with this event. Closures include 1st Avenue (Broadway to Church Street).
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: DEADERICK ST (4TH AVE N TO 5TH AVE N)
Enjoy a gathering of 15 to 20 local food trucks to celebrate the arrival of summer! Several of the trucks will introduce new menu items. This event will take place every other Thursday through August 21. Trucks will be parked on Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.
TURSDAY, JUNE 26 - SATURDAY JUNE 28
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE
This half-scale replica of the Vietnam memorial found in Washington D.C. and mobile museum has traveled to more than 350 communities throughout the nation spreading healing to family members and awareness for the ones who served. Opening ceremonies begin Thursday, June 26 at 1 pm. the exhibit will be on display from June 26 - 28.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: THE HERMITAGE HOTEL FREE
Enjoy Music Nights at The Hermitage Hotel, a twice monthly event held in the hotel's Performing Arts Suite. The series will feature the musical stylings of Americana band Sheriff Scott and the Deputies. Plus, the Oak Bar at The Hermitage Hotel will offer happy hour specials as well as unique cocktails created just for these evenings. Click here for a complete list of upcoming shows.
Wear gold, bring your friends and join fellow Nashville Predators fans this Friday to watch the Preds make the 11th overall selection in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fans can celebrate the newest Nashville Predator at both Bridgestone Arena’s Tavern ’96 and Barlines inside the Omni Nashville Hotel. All fans in attendance can participate in games, giveaways and enter to win ticket drawings. Season-ticket holders will receive a 25 percent discount on food at Barlines and a 25 percent discount on any item purchased at Tavern ’96.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 6PM-11PM
LOCATION: BACK ALLEY DINER FREE
Come and celebrate at the 3rd anniversary party for Back Alley Diner. Enjoy free drink tickets, raffles and performances by the restaurant employees.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FRIST MEMBERS: FREE; NON-MEMBERS: $10
Now in its 12th year, this exciting series takes place on the final Friday of June, July and August. Attendees are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, light snacks and beverages as well as the diverse exhibitions on view in the Frist Center’s galleries. The Long Players will kick off the series with a rendition of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" album in the courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Frist Fridays take place rain or shine.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, NOON - 8 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS FREE
In celebration of Nashville Craft Beer Week, Tennessee Brew Works is partnering with radio station Lightning 100, who will broadcast live, to thank their neighborhood and customers. The entire block in front of the Ewing Street brewery will be closed to traffic and open for festivities. Tennessee Brew Works will release their Summer Seasonal as well as several other special brews for the occasion. Local favorites will provide food, including The Southern, Flavor Catering, Confeastador and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. There will also be live music by Guthrie Brown & the Family Tree, Lulu Mae, AJ & the Jiggawatts, DeRobert & the Half-Truths. Third Man Records will also have their Rolling Record Store present. Note: road closures are associated with this event. Closures include Ewing Street (Ash Street to Vine Street), Vine Street and Mulberry Street (Ewing to 6th Avenue).
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $50 GENERAL ADMISSION; $100 VIP
Join the Nashville Predators for craft brews, food, games and entertainment. More than 60 breweries will serve up some of their finest libations. Plus, enjoy special appearances from Nashville Predators personalities. General admission includes entry into the beer festival, a souvenir glass, unlimited tastings and a voucher for an Upper Bowl ticket to a Monday-Thursday Predators pre-season or regular season home game in September or October (excludes opening night). VIP tickets include a VIP tasting area with food and special craft beers among other perks. Designated Driver tickets are also available. The winning brewery will have the opportunity to have their beer served at three Preds games in November. Proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE; VIP: $45
Join the Nashville Scene for its 25th birthday bash in The Gulch! Listen to My So-Called Band perform one song from each of the magazine's 25 years. Plus, great food, drinks and surprises. General admission to the event is free. VIP tickets ($45) include an exclusive viewing area, three drink tickets and catered food. Note: road closures are associated with this event. Closures include Pine Street (11th Avenue to 12 Avenue).
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RODNEY MITCHELL STYLE BAR & SPA MUST RSVP BY JUNE 27
Come to the Sneak Preview of the new Rodney Mitchell Style Bar and Spa, conveniently located on 6th Avenue North next to The Hermitage Hotel! Come for cocktails and appetizers and preview the new space. In addition to traditional hair services, the new salon will offer a blowout bar, ponytail bar, braid bar and eyebrow bar as well as facials, permanent cosmetics, massages, manicures and pedicures. RSVP here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-242-5455 by June 27.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 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. Plus, food available for purchase from Smoke Et Al, Buns on the Run and Moovers and Shakers 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
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, June 25
Billy Block Folk Night at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, June 25
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, June 25
Ken Matthieson, Lance Carpenter and Lara Wisdom at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, June 25
The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, June 25
The Mickey Utley Band at The Rutledge Wednesday, June 25
Doug McCormick at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, June 25
Catfish Dinner at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, June 25
The Nashville Twangcats at Station Inn Wednesday, June 25
Weird Animal Science with the Nashville Zoo at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, June 25
Theory of a Deadman at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, June 25
Why Not Be Kings at 12th & Porter Wednesday, June 25
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, June 25
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, June 25
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, June 26
Chris Shrader at Second Fiddle Thursday, June 26
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, June 26
Ryan Harris Brown, Elise Hayes and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 26
RAW Nashville: Panorama at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, June 26
Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, June 26
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Thursday, June 26
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, June 26
The Mood Ring at Sambuca Thursday, June 26
Music at the Frist: Joyride at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 26
The Shadowboxers at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 26
Cultural Food Experience at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 26
Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 26
Painting Class: Hydrangeas at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, June 26
Old 97's at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 26
Amber's Drive at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, June 26
U.S. Air Guitar 2014 Qualifer at The Rutledge Friday, June 27
Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, June 27
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 27
Anthem Friday Night VIP Party at Anthem Friday, June 27
The Boys of Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Friday, June 27
Kyndon Oakes and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, June 27
Jer Gregg at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, June 27
Brandon Harris at Barlines Friday, June 27
Film Screening: Night Train at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 27
The Extravaganza at Rocketown Friday, June 27 - Saturday, June 28
Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, June 27
Al Green & The Hard Times at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 27
Katy Perry at Bridgestone Arena Friday, June 27
Fantasia with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 27
Curator's Tour: "Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 27
Billy Joe Shaver at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, June 27
The Farmhands with Friends at Station Inn Friday, June 27
Dave Rawlings Machine at Ryman Auditorium Friday, June 27
Mother Goose is Going Places! at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 27
Stephan Salyers and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, June 28
The Boys of Brazilbilly at Robert's Western World Saturday, June 28
Wimberley Bluegrass Band at Two Old Hippies Saturday, June 28
Cort Carpenter & Triple C at Second Fiddle Saturday, June 28
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 28
Josh Helms at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 28
Jackson Mohr at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, June 28
Charlie Cushman and Friends at Station Inn Saturday, June 28
Nashville Junior Chamber Gala 2014 at Salsa Saturday, June 28
Nashville Venom vs. Trenton Freedom at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, June 28
Hillbilly Casino at Sambuca Saturday, June 28
Little Seeds Book Club at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 28
Lindsey Stirling at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 28
Songwriter Session: Tim James at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 28
Eleven 59 & Riff Rath' at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 28
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, June 28
Project 48 and Friends at The Rutledge Saturday, June 28
Yoga on Tap at 12th & Porter Saturday, June 28
J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, June 29
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, June 29
Sunday Afternoon Yoga at Rocketown Sunday, June 29
Sprocket Improv presents: "Crazy Summer Daze Improv" at Bailey's Sports Grille Sunday, June 29
Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, June 29
Johnnyswim at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 29
Resonator Guitar Demonstration: Dave MacKenzie at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 29
Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Maybe April at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, June 29
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, June 30
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, June 30
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, June 30
Don Pedigo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, June 30
Rickers Pickers at Barlines Monday, June 30
Randy Nations at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, June 30
Tim Waters at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, June 30
Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, June 30
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, June 30
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, June 30
Story Stretchers and Shakers at Nashville Public Library Monday, June 30
Lineup #2: A Live Comedy Special Taping at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, June 30
12th & Porter Trivia at 12th & Porter Monday, June 30
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, June 30
Story Time at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, July 1
Painting Class: American Guitar at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, July 1
The Music City Doughboys at Station Inn Tuesday, July 1
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, July 1
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, July 2
Matt Mcatee & the Eventuals at Sambuca Wednesday, July 2
The Felice Brothers at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, July 2
Civil Rights @ 50 Film Screening: Soundtrack for a Revolution at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, July 2
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Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown June 25 - July 9, 2014 include the 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), the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (2000, June 28 - July 2), the National Governors Association (1000, July 3 - 14), Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! (150,000+, July 4), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (500, July 5 - 11), the International Thermoelectric Society (600, July 7 - 10) and the International Council of Shopping Centers - Tennessee and Kentucky (600, July 8 - 10). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.