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
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.
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).
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 Center, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Ryman 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
61 Arcade. 615-582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
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.