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: Sloco! Nashville 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Gallery. The 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.