Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

   

News & Information


Attention: 4th of July Road Closures
Several road closures are planned throughout downtown in association with the Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th Celebration and Music City July 4th 5K/10K. Note: some roads will be closed for several days. All closures will be lifted no later than Monday, July 7 at 10 am. Click here for a complete road closure list.
 

New salon and spa: Rodney Mitchell Style Bar & Spa!
219 6th Ave N. 615-982-6979. Acclaimed hair stylist Rodney Mitchell has opened a new salon and spa in downtown Nashville. 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. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Thursday 9 am - 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday and Monday by appointment.
 

Events This Week


Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $29 - $79

The Nashville Symphony will be joined by the 101st Airborne Division Band in their highly anticipated concert on July 2, 2014. The military ensemble will perform Servicemen on Parade and Stars & Stripes Forever with the Symphony during the concert, "A Star-Spangled Evening with the Nashville Symphony & the 101st Airborne Division Band." The Symphony will also perform all-American classics by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and more. The evening will culminate with the thunderous 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. 

 

Nashville Dancin': The Apache Relay

 

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 5 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE

Nashville Dancin' presented by Dollar General brings local and national artists to the stage for a free summer concert series 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, July 3 includes The Apache Relay, Steelism, Promised Land Sound and El El. 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). 

 

Music City July 4th 5K/10K

 

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 8 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $35 IN ADVANCE; $40 RACE DAY

Kick off your Music City July 4th celebration with a 5K or 10K through downtown streets! All ages and fitness levels will love running past Nashville landmarks like Music City CenterSchermerhorn Symphony CenterRyman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame. Every participant will receive a complimentary t-shirt and a finisher’s medal when they cross the finish line. Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include Deaderick Street (6th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue North), 3rd Avenue North (Deaderick Street to Union Street), Union Street (3rd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North), Woodland Street (1st Avenue North to Interstate Drive), Interstate Drive (Woodland Street to Shelby Avenue), Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Korean Veterans Boulevard (1st Avenue South to 6th Avenue South), 6th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street), Demonbreun Street (6th Avenue South to 7th Avenue South), 7th Avenue (Demonbreun Street to Church Street), Church Street (7th Avenue North to Capitol Boulevard), Capitol Boulevard (Church Street to Union Street), Union Street (Capitol Boulevard to 6th Avenue North) and 6th Avenue North (Union Street to Deaderick Street). Closures begin as early as 7:30 am and end as late as 9:30 am on Friday, July 4. Click here for the complete route.

 

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th Celebration

 

FRIDAY, JULY 4, GATES OPEN AT NOON; FIREWORKS SHOW AT 9:45 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

Hailed by the American Pyrotechnics Association as the 2nd best fireworks display in the nation, this is one of Music City's best events. This year's main concert will be staged at the corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue. The July 4 events begin at noon with the free Family Fun Zone along with event vendors and live pre-show music from 1 pm - 5 pm at the Bridgestone Area Plaza. The main stage concert at 1st Avenue and Broadway begins at 6:30 pm featuring the National Anthem by Jason Eskridge and performances by Billy Currington, Ashley Monroe, Striking Matches, Barry Scott and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The celebration concludes at approximately 9:45 pm with the longest and largest fireworks display in the city's history choreographed to the sounds of the Nashville Symphony. Riverfront Park will be open for viewing the fireworks display with video screens and audio. Click here for additional event details. Note: The Lawn at Riverfront is closed due to construction and will not be available for viewing the show. There will also be road closures associated with this event. Closures include portions of 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, Broadway, Demonbreun, Commerce, Church, Korean Veterans Boulevard and more. Click here for the complete list of closures and alternative parking options. All roads will re-open no later than Monday, July 7 at 10 am. 


4th of July VIP Celebration

 

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 7 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE PARKING LOT TICKETS $10 PER ADULT, $5 PER CHILD 12 AND UNDER; VIP TICKETS $65

Enjoy Music City's 4th of July Celebration at the Hard Rock Cafe! Both VIP and parking lot tickets are available for purchase. VIP tickets ($65, begins at 7 pm) include appetizers, two drink tickets, a VIP lanyard, view of the fireworks display and the Broadway stage. Plus, free live music in the Reverb Room immediately following the fireworks. The parking lot tickets ($10 per adult, $5 per child 12 and under; begins at 8 pm) include entrance to the Parking Lot Party and 1 drink ticket (1 non-alcoholic drink ticket per child). To purchase tickets, call 615-742-9900. 

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, JULY 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 entertainment by Greg Bryant and Bri & the Dr. 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, July 5. 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.


Community Update Meeting: First Tennessee Park


THURSDAY, JULY 8, 5 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: HOWARD OFFICE BUILDING FREE

The Ballpark Project Team and the Nashville Sounds invite you to attend an informational community update meeting about First Tennessee Park. This meeting is a follow up to the community meeting held during the planning process for Nashville's new minor league ballpark. The Project Team will provide an update on the construction schedule and the Nashville Sound's will present a video tour of the ballpark's final design. Written questions or comment will be accepted at the conclusion of the meeting. Free parking will be available at the Fulton campus.

 

Picnic in the Park

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 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! Food will be available for purchase from Jonbalaya and Gigi's Cupcakes from 11 am - 1:30 pm. Or, bring your own lunch and enjoy eating outdoors. Shaded tables and chairs will be set up for this event. Also, there will be a 50th anniversary celebration for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from noon - 12:45 pm. Mayor Karl Dean, District Attorney-elect Glenn Funk, Carrie Gentry, Rabbi Joshua Kullock, Dwight Lewis and Remziya Suleyman will speak at the event in association with the YWCA of Nashville's Stand Against Racism campaign.  

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, July 2

Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, July 2

Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, July 2

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, July 2

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, July 2

Bekka Bramlett and Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 2

Sarah Allison Turner and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, July 2

Rob Harris at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, July 2

Opposite Box at 12th & Porter Wednesday, July 2

Writers Round: Megan Carver, Matt McClure and Britney Monroe at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, July 2

Dave Ferguson, John Carter & Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, July 2

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

Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, July 2

Sixwire & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 2

The Ham Family at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, July 3

Marion Grace and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, July 3

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, July 3

Country at the Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, July 3

Good Thursdays at Anthem Thursday, July 3

Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, July 3

Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, July 3

Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, July 3

Under Great Lights and SEYGO at 12th & Porter Thursday, July 3

Josh Needs at Two Old Hippies Thursday, July 3

The Alternators at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, July 3

Yonder Mountain String Band at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 3

Nashville Dancin': The Apache Relay at Riverfront Park Thursday, July 3

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, July 3

Fireball Mail at Station Inn Thursday, July 3

Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Thursday, July 3

Lucy's Record Shop Reunion Show at Mercy Lounge Thursday, July 3

Painting Class: Nashville Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, July 3

Cultural Food Experience at Nashville Public Library Thursday, July 3

Phoenix Drive at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, July 4

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, July 4

Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, July 4

Bobby McClendon at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, July 4

Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, July 4

4th of July Fireworks Party at Nashville City Club Friday, July 4

4th of July VIP Celebration at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, July 4

Music at the Frist: Carlos Enrique at Frist Cafe Friday, July 4

Music City July 4th 5K/10K at Public Square Friday, July 4

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th Celebration at The District Friday, July 4

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, July 4

David Peterson & The 1946 Band at The Southern Steak & Oyster Friday, July 4

Al Green and the Hard Times at Sambuca Friday, July 4

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, July 5

Kyndon Oakes and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, July 5

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, July 5

Chris Jones Band at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, July 5

Soiree Saturday with Keno at Anthem Saturday, July 5

Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, July 5

Rob Skaggs at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, July 5

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, July 5

First Saturday Art Crawl Show: Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, July 5

Kristin Larkin & Callie Hopper at 12th & Porter Saturday, July 5

Wellington College School Showcase at Two Old Hippies Saturday, July 5

Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, July 5

Charles Esten & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, July 5

Paula Chavis at Sambuca Saturday, July 5

Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Buzz Cason at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 5

Brandi Carlile with Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, July 5

Reading Paws at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 5

Architecture Tour of the Frist Center at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, July 5

Vinyl Radio at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, July 5

Brandon Harris at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, July 6

Doug McCormick at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, July 6

J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, July 6

Nathan Goodlet & Whitney Gradwhol at 12th & Porter Sunday, July 6

Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, July 6

Bad Suns at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, July 6

Brandi Carlile with Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, July 6

Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, July 6

The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Sunday, July 6

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, July 6

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, July 6

Carly Pearce at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, July 7

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, July 7

Stacy Mitchhart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, July 7

Doug McCormick at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, July 7

Tim Waters at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, July 7

Randy Nations at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, July 7

12th & Porter Trivia at 12th & Porter Monday, July 7

Sophie Beem at Two Old Hippies Monday, July 7

Open Jam with ANDY T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, July 7

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, July 7

Kari Smith at Sambuca Monday, July 7

Painting Class: Oranges at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, July 7

Story Stretchers and Shakers at Nashville Public Library Monday, July 7

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, July 7

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, July 8

Rick Trace at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, July 8

David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, July 8

Hershel Bailey at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, July 8

Kristy Cox at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, July 8

Daphne Willis at Two Old Hippies Tuesday, July 8

Great Books Reading and Discussion Program at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, July 8

Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, July 8

Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Tuesday, July 8

New Edition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, July 8

Carolyn Martin's Swing Band at Station Inn Tuesday, July 8

Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, July 8

Anna Krantz, Korby Lenker & Morgan Karr at 12th & Porter Wednesday, July 9

Bekka Bramlett and Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 9

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, July 9

David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, July 9

Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, July 9

Kingston & Oklahoma Benefit Show at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 9

Kid Craft at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, July 9

Painting Class: Polka Dot Tree at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, July 9

The Eastern Sea & Wild Mocassins at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, July 9

The Jenerators at Sambuca Wednesday, July 9

Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, July 9

Town Mountain at Station Inn Wednesday, July 9

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, July 9

Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, July 9

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

Alternative July 4th Parking

-Music City Center will offer $10 parking
-LP Field lots A, B, D, E, and N will offer $10 parking
-Taxi stands will be an alternative option on July 4, and will be located at 7th Avenue and Broadway.
-To locate other available parking downtown, visit Park It! Downtown

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Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown July 2 - July 16, 2014 include the National Governors Association (1,000, 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), the International Council of Shopping Centers - Tennessee and Kentucky (600, July 8 - 10), Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association (400, July 10 - 12), National Asphalt Pavement Association (600, July 13 - 16) and Desire2Learn (1,200, July 14 - 18).  For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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