Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


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


Hero Behind the Hits

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

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.


Nashville Dancin': Will Hoge


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). ​


Summer of Street Food


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.

The Wall That Heals Tour


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. 

Music Nights at The Hermitage Hotel

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

Nashville Predators Draft Party


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.

3rd Anniversary and Employee Showcase Night


Come and celebrate at the 3rd anniversary party for Back Alley Diner. Enjoy free drink tickets, raffles and performances by the restaurant employees. 


Frist Fridays Concert Series: The Long Players

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

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.


Tennessee Brew Works Block Party


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). 


Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival 

Presented by
Tavern '96


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.


Nashville Scene 25th Birthday Bash


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).


Rodney Mitchell Downtown Sneak Preview

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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 or call 615-242-5455 by June 27.


Picnic in the Park

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 11 AM - 1:30 PM

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 AlBuns 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

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

Park It! Downtown

Check out the responsive and mobile-friendly Park It! Downtown website! Parking downtown has never been easier. The website includes an interactive parking map to search and compare rates for the closest parking facilities to your downtown destination. Plus, a database for monthly parking options, transportation services and more.

Get your Downtown Guidebooks today!

Everything you need to know about downtown Nashville is in The Guidebook! The sleek new design and rectangular format easily fits into a bag or your back pocket and, for the first time, is printed in full color, giving rich detail to all the attractions the heart of Music City has to offer. Plus, check out the fold out downtown map in the back and always know where you are. It is the ultimate companion for exploring downtown! If your downtown business needs multiple copies, contact the Nashville Downtown Partnership at 615-743-3097 or A convenient online version is also available here. Books are available at several downtown locations.

Convention Update

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:

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