News & Information
New restaurant: Ajora Kitchen! 34 Arcade. 615-891-1898. Downtown's first Ethiopian restaurant. It is open for breakfast and lunch as well as for dinner during the First Saturday Art Crawl. Menu items include tibs, wot, gomen, injera and more. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm.
Road closures: 5th Avenue (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) from Thursday, August 7 to Monday, August 11. 6th Avenue (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) from Friday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 12.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 11 AM - 2 PM
Enjoy a gathering of 15 to 20 local food trucks to celebrate summer! This event takes place every other Thursday through August 21. Trucks will be parked on Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $22.90 - $94
Miley Cyrus is on the road in support of her latest album, "Bangerz." "Bangerz" debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and the Digital Album Charts with more than 270,000 copies sold. Also featuring special guest Lily Allen.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: THE HERMITAGE HOTEL FREE
Enjoy Music Nights at The Hermitage Hotel, a twice monthly event held in the hotel's Performing Arts Suite. The series features the musical stylings of Americana band Sheriff Scott and the Deputies. Plus, the Oak Bar at The Hermitage Hotel will offer happy hour specials as well as unique cocktails created just for these evenings. Click here for a complete list of upcoming shows.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: FROTHY MONKEY $60 PLUS TAX AND TIP
The Frothy Monkey and Omni Beverage to showcase five unique wines from France alongside Chef Chase’s beautifully crafted menu. Dinner will feature products from La Belle Farms, Bear Creek and Boyd Mill Farm. This dinner collaboration will be an informative, fun and delicious event. Find the menu and wine pairings here.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 8 PM
LOCATION: EVENTS ON THIRD $50
Snacks for Snacks has raised thousands of dollars for after school snacks programs benefiting underserved youth involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. 100% of the evening's proceeds will benefit this cause. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and a biscuit bar provided by Kitchen Notes of Omni Hotel Nashville. Plus, there will be a raffle where attendees could win tickets to the 2014 Music City Bowl, Nashville Predators, Nashville Symphony and more.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 5:30 PM AND 7:15 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $15 ADULTS; $7 CHILDREN 7-12; FREE 6 & UNDER
All games are doubleheaders starting at 5:30 pm and 7:15 pm. Ticket price includes both games. This is the final home game of the season.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, NOON
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE
After nearly 150 years, this Civil War–era style of baseball is played in Tennessee. This match of vintage base ball (it was two words in the 1860's) has been organized by the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball. Players use the rules, equipment, and costumes of the 1860's–1880's. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcomed at this event. There will also be a second game played at 2:30 pm.
MONDAY, AUGUST 11 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET SINGLE CLASS: $85; 3-DAY SERIES: $225
The Quick and Dirty Cooking Basics series is a three-day crash course that will give you more confidence behind the stove. Everything from knife skills to simple butchering will be covered. Learn how to hone your cooking skills. Register for one, two or three classes.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 11:45 PM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The library's hit music series is back for another season! Bring a lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 7. J2B2: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band will perform on Tuesday, August 12.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 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 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH $10
Retailers and restaurants in The Gulch have partnered together for a day of savings, promotions, and fun to support Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee. By purchasing a $10 ticket, guests will be granted exclusive access to special deals at their favorite Gulch hotspots. Participating restaurants and retailers include Bar Louie, Barre3, Blush, Bond Coffee Company, Cantina Laredo, E. Allen, Hops & Crafts, Juice Nashville, Turnip Truck, Rumours, Sips n' Strokes, Two Old Hippies, Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Watermark and Yazoo. Purchase a ticket to this event.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Regi Wooten & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, August 6
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, August 6
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, August 6
Bekka Bramlett and Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, August 6
Pub 5 Wing Wednesday at Pub5 Wednesday, August 6
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, August 6
Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, August 6
The Council at Sambuca Wednesday, August 6
Jack Pearson Band at Station Inn Wednesday, August 6
Ben Nichols at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 6
FEED ME: Psychedelic Journey Tour at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, August 6
Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 6
Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, August 6
Killer Thrillers Book Club - Where Monsters Dwell at Nashville Public Library Thursday, August 7
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, August 7
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Thursday, August 7
Buddy Owens at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, August 7
Music at the Frist: John Richards at Frist Cafe Thursday, August 7
Jay Brannan at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 7
Summer of Street Food Thursday, August 7
Miley Cyrus at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, August 7
String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 8
Rodrigo y Gabriela at Ryman Auditorium Friday, August 8
Eric Heatherly at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, August 8
En Fuego - Summer Party at Anthem Friday, August 8
Art-Making in the Lobby: Paint by Word at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, August 8
Little Daylight at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 8
Music Nights at The Hermitage Hotel at The Hermitage Hotel Friday, August 8
Snacks for Snacks at Events on Third Friday, August 8
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Friday, August 8
Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, August 8
French Wine Love at Frothy Monkey Friday, August 8
Soiree Saturday with Keno at Anthem Saturday, August 9
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, August 9
Matt Delrosi at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, August 9
David Gray at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, August 9
Nashville Rollergirls vs. Toronto Roller Derby at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, August 9
Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers at LP Field Saturday, August 9
Emma Jane at Two Old Hippies Saturday, August 9
Roland White Band at Station Inn Saturday, August 9
Songwriter Session: Larry Weiss at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 9
Summer Concert with I Madrigali at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 9
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, August 10
J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, August 10
Jeff Dayton Band at Barlines Sunday, August 10
Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, August 10
Charge The Atlantic and Friends at 12th & Porter Sunday, August 10
Mandolin Demonstration: Mike Compton at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 10
Stewarts Creek Scouts vs. Oak Hill Travellers: Vintage Base Ball at Bicentennial Mall Sunday, August 10
Highland Rim Distillers vs. Phoenix of East Nashville: Vintage Base Ball at Bicentennial Mall Sunday, August 10
Liz Moriondo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, August 11
Quick and Dirty Cooking Basics at Nashville Farmers' Market Monday, August 11 - Wednesday, August 13
Story Stretchers and Shakers at Nashville Public Library Monday, August 11
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, August 11
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, August 11
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, August 11
Rick Trace at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, August 12
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, August 12
Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Tuesday, August 12
Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay at Station Inn Tuesday, August 12
Courtyard Concerts: J2B2 at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, August 12
Boz Scaggs at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, August 12
Picnic in the Park at Church Street Park Wednesday, August 13
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, August 13
Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, August 13
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, August 13
2nd Wednesday Book Club - A House in the Sky at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 13
Mando Saenz at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 13
Anthony Michael at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, August 13
The Tennessee Titans first pre-season game at LP Field is this Saturday, August 9. Take the Music City Star and make getting to the game even easier! Advance tickets purchased now through September 1 are only $12, a savings of 20% off regular cost. The cost is $20 for a game-day purchase made on the train.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown August 6 - August 20, 2014 include the Trinity Foundation (400, August 5 - 8), ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership (7,000, August 9 - 12), BWI Companies, Inc. (350, August 11 - 14), the Tennessee Valley Authority (400, August 11 - 15), the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (2,000, August 14 - 17), Sports Inc. (600, August 14 - 16), Brother International Group (402, August 16 - 20), Dollar General Corporation (2,000, August 17 - 19), and TSMSDC Marketplace of Opportunities (500, August 19 -22). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.