News & Information
New store: Goo Goo Shop!
116 3rd Ave S. 615-490-6685. A one hundred year old Nashville staple has opened shop in downtown. Though much of the space remains under construction in preparation for a full opening in the fall, this pop-up store has all variations of the Goo Goo Cluster, a line of Goo Goo Cluster branded merchandise and King Leo Peppermints. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 10 am - 7 pm.
New store: 2OH Next!
408 11th Ave S. 615-254-6446. This new sister store to Two Old Hippies offers more product selections for home decor than its counterpart, including furniture that can be purchased straight off the floor or pieces that can be custom designed. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday, noon - 5 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 11 AM - 2 PM
Enjoy a gathering of 15 to 20 local food trucks to celebrate 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.
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 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 10 includes Dumpstaphunk, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience and Kansas Bible Company. 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).
Want to give back to the community and win something for yourself? Come to the 2nd Annual NALS After Hours Silent Auction. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. If you are interested in volunteering or need more information, please contact the organization through email or via this website.
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
David Baldacci will discuss The Finisher, his first fantasy novel for young readers. This is a free ticketed event. Seating is limited. You may get advance auditorium tickets online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.
This annual summer concert series is complete with family-friendly music, complimentary light bites, a cash bar and artist autograph signings. The concert will be held in the museum's new event hall. Thompson’s debut album, Way Out Here, brought him Top 20 singles with “Beer On The Table” and “’Way Out Here,” and has hit the road with Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Justin Moore and others.
Enjoy free admission to the Frist Center all day on Saturday, July 12, courtesy of Regions Bank. Tour exhibits such as Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart, Maira Kalman: The Elements of Style and Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art.
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
Southern Roots, a celebration of African and Southern influenced customs, will feature songs, stories, tastes of Southern food and more. Activities will include singers performing Negro spirituals from the Civil War and post-war eras. Storytellers will also tell tall-tales of the Old South. There will be games for children and even vintage baseball players talking about how Civil War soldiers played the game. Handweaving demonstrations are also scheduled.
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 10 AM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Come out to the Bridgestone Arena for the Nashville Predators Open House starting at 10 am. There will be authentic used Predator equipment on sale at 12:30 pm along with Predator Pro Shop goods. Single game tickets go on-sale at noon and there will also be a select-a-seat event. Plus, there will be a free public skate hour from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (bring your own skates) on the Bridgestone Area ice, appearances by Predator personalities and more! Enjoy free popcorn and soda while you watch the Predators Development Camp scrimmage at 3:30 pm. There will be a prospect autograph signing at 5:30 pm.
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 8:45 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $50
The Glo Run comes alive with exciting colors and effects, plus music played by DJs along the course. Experience this 5K run/walk with extravagant music and lights, all while sporting a glow-in-the-dark shirt and glowing accessories. Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, Symphony Place (1st Avenue South to 4th Avenue South), 4th Avenue South (Symphony Place to Molloy Street), Molloy Street (4th Avenue South to 1st Avenue South), 1st Avenue (Molloy Street to Union Street), Woodland Street (Union Street to South 2nd Street) and streets surrounding LP Field. Closures begin as early as 8:45 pm and end as late as 11 pm on Saturday, July 12. Click here for the complete route.
MONDAY, JULY 14 - JULY 18, 9 AM - NOON
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA FREE
First Lutheran is inviting all children to gear up at Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God! The adventure includes music that will wow your ears, interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, delicious snacks, great games, and more. Sign up online to be a part of all the excitement.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 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 and Smoke Et Al 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
World Cup Football Party at Fleet Street Pub Thursday, June 12 - Sunday, July 13
The World’s Finest Football Party at The Pub Nashville Thursday, June 12 - Sunday, July 13
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, July 9
Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, July 9
Hits and Grins at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, July 9
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, July 9
Cort Carpenter & Triple C at Second Fiddle Wednesday, July 9
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, July 9
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, July 9
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, July 9
Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, July 9
The Eastern Sea & Wild Mocassins at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, July 9
Kid Craft at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, July 9
Kingston & Oklahoma Benefit Show at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 9
Bekka Bramlett and Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 9
Country at the Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, July 10
Good Thursdays at Anthem Thursday, July 10
Buddy Owens at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, July 10
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, July 10
Farmer & Adele at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, July 10
Second Annual NALS After Hours Silent Auction at Baker Donelson Special Events Center Thursday, July 10
Steep Canyon Rangers & Jim Lauderdale at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 10
Music Loves Fashion at Manuel Thursday, July 10
Nashville Dancin': Dumpstaphunk at Riverfront Park Thursday, July 10
Summer of Street Food Thursday, July 10
Chicks Under the Two Covers at Station Inn Thursday, July 10
Hot Nights at the Hall: Josh Thompson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, July 10
Music at the Frist: Bri & the Doctor at Frist Cafe Thursday, July 10
Salon@615: David Baldacci at Nashville Public Library Thursday, July 10
Painting Class: Hydrangeas at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, July 10
Music Nights at The Hermitage Hotel at The Hermitage Hotel Friday, July 11
Markey Blue at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, July 11
Fingerstyle Guitar Demonstration: Guy Van Duser at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, July 11
Riff-Raff at Mercy Lounge Friday, July 11
Great American Ideas at Nashville Public Library Friday, July 11
The Midnight Riders: Allman Brothers Revue at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, July 11
Sam Hunter at Two Old Hippies Friday, July 11
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, July 12
Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, July 12
Carly Pearce, Phil Barton and Jillian Jacqueline at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, July 12
Cort Carpenter & Triple C at Second Fiddle Saturday, July 12
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, July 12
Southern Roots at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, July 12
Regions Free Day at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, July 12
Matt Giraud at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, July 12
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, July 12
The Glo Run at LP Field Saturday, July 12
Songwriter Session: Jim Lauderdale at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 12
2nd Annual Strange Arrange at Anthem Saturday, July 12
Predators' Open House at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, July 12
I Cry Wolf at Rocketown Saturday, July 12
South Street Players at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, July 12
Feedback Revival at 12th & Porter Saturday, July 12
Puppet Show: Stonecutter at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 12
Rob Skaggs at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, July 13
Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Sunday, July 13
Bill Maher at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 13
Patton James & the Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, July 13
Fingerstyle Guitar Demonstration: Pat Kirtley at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, July 13
PHOX Sunday, July 13
Writers Circle: John Seigenthaler and James Squires at Nashville Public Library Sunday, July 13
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, July 14
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, July 14
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, July 14
12th & Porter Trivia at 12th & Porter Monday, July 14
Beck at Ryman Auditorium Monday, July 14
Open Jam with ANDY T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, July 14
Avers at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, July 14
Story Stretchers and Shakers at Nashville Public Library Monday, July 14
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, July 14
Rick Trace at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, July 15
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, July 15
Memphis Belle at Second Fiddle Tuesday, July 15
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, July 15
Hershel Bailey at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, July 15
Beck at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, July 15
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, July 15
Story Time at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, July 15
Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, July 16
Catfish Dinner at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, July 16
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, July 16
Jack Pearson Band at Station Inn Wednesday, July 16
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Wednesday, July 16
KISS & Def Leopard at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, July 16
Hurray for the Riff Raff at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, July 16
Super Science TN at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, July 16
Rebecca Moreland at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, July 16
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Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown July 9 - July 23, 2014 include the 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), the National Governors Association (1,000, July 10 - 13), National Asphalt Pavement Association (600, July 13 - 16), Desire2Learn (1,200, July 14 - 18), NAMM International Music Products Association (13,000, July 17 - 19), Pennwell Corporation (4,000, July 22 - 25) and B Convention, LLC (950, July 23 - 27). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.