Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

   

News & Information


New restaurant: Acme Feed & Seed! 101 Broadway. 615-915-0888. Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely "Nashville" atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city's past, present and future. With 22,000 square feet of cocktail, culinary and entertainment space, The Acme invites guests to experience an entirely new Lower Broadway. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 11 am - 2 am.
 

New deli: SlocoNashville Farmers' Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. 615-942-8801. The original Sloco is located in 12 South. The sandwich shop now has a post in the Nashville Farmers' Market. The restaurant sources as many ingredients as possible from local purveyors. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm. 
 

New bakery: Sweet Things Bakery! 215 6th Avenue North. 615-405-8057. This bakery specializes in custom wedding cakes, birthday cakes, pies, cake pops, cupcakes, cobbler, cookies and additional desserts. The space is also available for tea parties, birthday parties and other special events. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

 

Events This Week


Weird Animal Science with the Nashville Zoo

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Join the Nashville Zoo and their Wild Animal Ambassadors as they answer questions about the world of wildlife.
 

Arc of a Relationship: Stranger to Storyteller

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER FREE, DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Ten years ago, Nashville in Harmony started in a church with only 18 members. Today, they have over 140 members and have headlined the historic Ryman Auditorium, twice. Knapptimecreative produced a 30 minute documentary telling the stories of Nashville in Harmony's first ten years and some of its members' extremely moving personal stories. Join Knapptimecreative and Nashville in Harmony as they discuss how the relationship came about and screen the 30 minute program. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated, but not required.

 

Sugar Rush

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $25

Satisfy that sugar craving at Sugar Rush. Taste all the sweets you can eat and vote on your favorite. The winner at the end of the night will go on to compete in the World Food Championship in Las Vegas. 


Hot Nights at the Hall: Holly Williams

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 7 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM MUSEUM MEMBERS: FREE; NON-MEMBERS: $20

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. Singer-Songwriter Holly Williams has released three studio albums and owns a popular women’s boutique in Nashville. Williams’ most recent album released in 2013, "The Highway," ranked #1 on the Billboard heat-seekers chart and features Dierks Bentley, Jakob Dylan, Gwyneth Paltrow and others. 
 

Collectors Art Night

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 7:15 PM
LOCATION: THE ARTS COMPANY FREE

Art talks on the 5th Avenue of the Arts hosted by Paul Polycarpou editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm, Tinney Contemporary will start the evening with a conversation with gallery director Sarah Wilson as she discusses "The New Real 2: Figure-Focused." At 6:45 pm, artist Jeff Green will discuss his current exhibit at The Rymer GalleryThe Arts Company will complete the evening with the Collectors Preview Auction beginning at 7:15 pm, where collectors are invited to preview art, furniture and vintage items to be sold in the Annual Avant-Garage Sale. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. With registration, the event includes free valet parking, complimentary appetizers and desserts, with wine provided by the galleries. A VIP dinner with artists and gallery owners will be held at the Frothy Monkey at 8 pm for $35. 

 

Lecture with John Baker Jr.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2 PM - 3 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE

John Baker, Jr., the author of The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom, will make a return appearance at the museum by popular demand. Baker gave a lecture in March to a sold-out audience and will repeat his lecture on Saturday, August 2, at 2 pm A descendant of the Washington slaves, Baker spent years going through the Wessyngton records at the TSLA. He also interviewed many individuals, ranging from 80 to 107 years old, who were children or grandchildren of the Wessyngton slaves. His book inspired the museum's current exhibit: The Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessynton Plantation.
 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

The Frist Saturday Art Crawl is celebrating it's 8th anniversary! 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 music by Meltzer/Parsons Project and 12 AM Band. 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, August 2. 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.

Art @ Music City Marketplace
501 Broadway. 615-259-4747. 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.


Plus, The Arts Company will begin it's 18th Annual Avant-Garage Sale during the art crawl and will run through August 15. Original artwork, stylish turniture and decor, miscellaneous props and collections from the gallery archives and private collections will be available for purchase. 
 

Tin Roof Broadway Grand Opening

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 7 PM
LOCATION: TIN ROOF BROADWAY FREE

Tin Roof Broadway is celebrating their new location with a free show featuring a performance by Gin Blossoms. Come help break in this new downtown staple! VIP tickets are available by calling 615-242-4446.

 



Picnic in the Park

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 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! Live entertainment by Susie Oravec beginning at 11:30 am. Plus, food available for purchase from Jonbalaya and Gigi's Cupcakes 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, July 30

Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, July 30

Cort Carpenter & Triple C at Second Fiddle Wednesday, July 30

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, July 30

Josh Helms at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, July 30

Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, July 30

American Idol Auditions at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, July 30

The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, July 30

Flawless Pursuit at The Rutledge Wednesday, July 30

Essential Oils 101 at Downtown Wellness Wednesday, July 30

Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, July 30

Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, July 30

Catfish Dinner at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, July 30

The Nashville Twangcats at Station Inn Wednesday, July 30

Ricky Godfrey at Sambuca Wednesday, July 30

Kid Craft at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, July 30

Altan at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 30

Bill Block Folk Night at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, July 30

Greg Friia at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, July 30

Bekka Bramlett and Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 30

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, July 30

Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, July 30

Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, July 30

Chris Shrader at Second Fiddle Thursday, July 31

Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, July 31

Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, July 31

Buddy Owens at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, July 31

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, July 31

Eric Nicholas at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, July 31

Les Richardson Band at Barlines Thursday, July 31

Arc of a Relationship: Stranger to Storyteller at Nashville Entrepreneur Center Thursday, July 31

Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, July 31

Sugar Rush at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, July 31

Andy Dozier & Heavy Soul at Mercy Lounge Thursday, July 31

Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, July 31

Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, July 31

Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, July 31

Ricky Skaggs at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 31

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, July 31

18 South at Station Inn Thursday, July 31

Peter Pandemic at Sambuca Thursday, July 31

Painting Class: Choose Your Own at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, July 31

Weird Animal Science with the Nashville Zoo at Nashville Public Library Thursday, July 31

Writers Round: Hunter Tynan Davis at Two Old Hippies Thursday, July 31

Kim Logan at 12th & Porter Thursday, July 31

Josh Helms at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, July 31

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, July 31

Good Thursdays at Anthem Thursday, July 31

Collectors Art Night at The Arts Company Friday, August 1

String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 1

Steely Dan at Ryman Auditorium Friday, August 1

Happy Together Tour 2014 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, August 1

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, August 1

Hot Nights at the Hall: Holly Williams at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, August 1

Abandon Jalopy at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 1

Funky Meters at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 1

David Peterson & The 1946 Band at Station Inn Friday, August 1

Phil Barton and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, August 1

Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, August 1

Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Friday, August 1

The Jack Pearson Band at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 1

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, August 2

String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 2

Steely Dan at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, August 2

Soiree Saturday with Keno at Anthem Saturday, August 2

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, August 2

Architecture Tour of the Frist Center at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, August 2

Lecture with John Baker, Jr. at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, August 2

Family Program: Miranda's Cool Costumes at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 2

Rubik's Groove at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, August 2

Tiffany Johnson at Sambuca Saturday, August 2

Amanda Penecale at Two Old Hippies Saturday, August 2

Amber's Drive at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, August 2

Nashcamp Student Concert at Station Inn Saturday, August 2

Brandon Harris at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, August 3

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, August 3

Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, August 3

Craig Wayne Boyd at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, August 3

The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Sunday, August 3

Trigger Hippy at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, August 3

Tin Roof Broadway Grand Opening at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, August 3

Acoustic Guitar Demonstration: Jeff Burke at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 3

Randy Nations at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, August 4

Story Stretchers and Shakers at Nashville Public Library Monday, August 4

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, August 4

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, August 4

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, August 4

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, August 4

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, August 5

Great Books Reading and Discussion Program at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, August 5

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay at Station Inn Tuesday, August 5

Kari Smith at Sambuca Tuesday, August 5

Sixwire & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, August 5

Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, August 6

Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 6

FEED ME: Psychedelic Journey Tour at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, August 6

Ben Nichols at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 6

Jack Pearson Band at Station Inn Wednesday, August 6

Abigail Nyman at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, August 6

The Council at Sambuca Wednesday, August 6

Regi Wooten & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, August 6

Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, August 6

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

Preds or Titans Fan?

Whether you are a full, half or partial Nashville Predators season ticketholder, we have the parking package for you! Park at the Library Garage for only $5/game. Your garage access card will be pre-programmed for the games included in your ticket package. It is hard to beat the price and convenience of this parking deal! Let's go, Predators (first pre-season home game is Thursday, September 25)! There is also a parking package for Titans season ticketholders. Park in the Metro Courthouse Garage with this fantastic deal - only $10 a game (frist pre-season home game is Saturday, August 9)!

Thirsty? Happy Hour Options

Cool off from the hot summer temps by taking advantage of downtown drink specials! There are tons of happy hours to choose from each day in downtown Nashville. Check out our complete list of happy hour offerings and head to one of these restaurants or bars soon!

Convention Update

Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown July 30 - August 13, 2014 include SVMIC Physicians Training (600, July 30 - 31), American Idol Auditions (10,000, July 30), Idol Productions (600, July 30 - August 1), LifeWay Christian Resources (2,000, August 1 - 2), Lenders One (550, August 3 - 5), Trinity Foundation (400, August 5 - 8), ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership (7,000, August 9 - 12), BWI Companies, Inc. (350, August 11 - 14) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (400, August 11 - 15). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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