News & Information
New clothing store: Ensemble!
203 3rd Avenue South. 615-522-0610. This new clothing store located in the Encore offers luxury for less. Items for sale include clothing, jewelry, handbags, hats and accessories. Several original Nashville clothing designs are available.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 6 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
The season opener for the sixth annual concert series! This series brings local and national artists to the stage in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and water bottles are welcome at this free six-week concert series. The line up for Thursday, August 14 includes Spanish Gold, The Weeks and City and Colour as the headliner. $5 parking available in the Metro Courthouse Garage, located directly below the park, and at LP Field. Free bicycle parking. VIP tickets available for $60 - $80. VIP tickets include beer, wine, soft drinks, water, food and an incredible view of the stage. Please note: road closures associated with this event! 3rd Avenue North between Union Street and James Robertson Parkway will be closed beginning at 1 pm on Thursday, August 14 and will reopen at midnight on Friday, August 15.
Multi-talented legend Kenny Rogers will participate in a special interview. The expert-led conversation will take place in conjunction with the debut of "Kenny Rogers: Through the Years," a biographical exhibit in the museum's East Gallery opening August 15, 2014. Rogers will recount memories from throughout his history-making life and career during the interview. Archival photographs and video will supplement the storytelling. The new exhibit runs through June 14, 2015.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS $50 MEMBER TICKETS; $75 NON-MEMBER TICKETS
Celebrate the glamour and luxury of the Jazz Age with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music and a chance to view current exhibitions. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Flappers and dapper gents welcome! Advance tickets required and can be purchased here. All proceeds support the care and maintenance of the Frist Center's historic Art Deco building.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 12:45 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH $30
Sample some of Nashville's best craft beers at this crawl. Your ticket includes beer at each brewery and a shuttle to take you from brewery to brewery. The crawl begins at the corner of Pine and 11th. This is a 21+ event. The five participating breweries include Hops + Crafts, Jackalope Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Brewery, Yazoo Brewing Company and Craft Brewed. Food trucks will be available at Yazoo.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
Join the Tennessee State Museum for a special viewing of Nashville Public Television’s documentary “Wessyngton Plantation: A Family’s Road to Freedom.” The program follows the lives of the plantation's families, black and white, from the years of slavery to freedom after the Civil War through artifacts currently on display in the museum’s Wessyngton exhibit. There is no admission charge, but a reservation ticket is required. Seating is limited to 150 chairs and is available on a first-come, first-served basis to those visitors with reservations.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
Enjoy live jazz on the third Sunday of every month through October. Tyronn Hamilton will perform on Sunday, August 17 in the park's amphitheater. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at this event. Food available for purchase from local food trucks.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 11:45 PM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The library's hit music series continues with concerts in the courtyard! Bring your lunch and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 7. The WannaBeatles perform on Tuesday, August 19.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 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 beginning at 11:30 am. Plus, food available for purchase from Music City Pie Company 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: REGIONS BANK FREE
Regions Bank is hosting Critical Conversations, a lunch series presented by the Council on Workforce Innovation. During this informative program, Regions experts will educate people about making smart financial decisions. Presentations will include an in-depth analysis of the methods, processes and decision-making skills needed to make intelligent financial choices and receive positive returns. Those wishing to attend should RSVP here by Thursday, August 14. Lunch will be provided along with complimentary parking in the One Nashville Place garage.
Learn about classic cartoons and altered states, then listen to representatives from three local breweries—Turtle Anarchy, Jackalope, and Yazoo—talk about their own artistic process in the creation of their beers. Participants must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to attend. Advance registration required; call 615-744-3355 before Friday, August 15.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, August 13
Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, August 13
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, August 13
The Jenerators at Sambuca Wednesday, August 13
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, August 13
Anthony Michael at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, August 13
John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band at Station Inn Wednesday, August 13
Mando Saenz at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 13
2nd Wednesday Book Club - A House in the Sky at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 13
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, August 13
Nick Smith at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, August 13
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, August 14
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, August 14
Country at the Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, August 14
Babies and Books at Nashville Public Library Thursday, August 14
Artists' Forum: Jonathan Rattner and Michael Lapinski at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 14
Music City Center Tours at Music City Center Thursday, August 14
ROXY ROCA - Dynamite Southern Soul Night at ACME Farm Supply Thursday, August 14
Amanda Shires at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 14
String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 15
Riley Weston, Steve Dean & Scott Reeves at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, August 15
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Friday, August 15
Music at the Frist: Ronny Criss and Friends at Frist Cafe Friday, August 15
Back to School Benefit at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 15
Oginalii at Two Old Hippies Friday, August 15
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, August 16
Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, August 16
Soiree Saturday with Keno at Anthem Saturday, August 16
End of Summer Party at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 16
Mike Robinson at Sambuca Saturday, August 16
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band at Station Inn Saturday, August 16
The "Detention" Improv Show at 12th & Porter Saturday, August 16
An Art Deco Affair at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, August 16
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, August 17
Artful Tales: "Brother Snake and Sister Possum" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, August 17
Fiddle and Hammered Dulcimer Demonstration: Craig Duncan at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 17
Peter Moon at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, August 17
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, August 17
T-Pain at Cannery Ballroom Sunday, August 17
Tori Amos at Ryman Auditorium Monday, August 18
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, August 18
Wildcat! Wildcat! at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, August 18
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, August 18
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, August 18
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, August 18
J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, August 19
Elio and the Hank Sinatra Band at Barlines Tuesday, August 19
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, August 19
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, August 19
Bekka Bramlett and Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, August 20
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, August 20
Tyler Barham at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, August 20
Young At Heart Book Club at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 20
Wild Party at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 20
The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, August 20
Music City Center Tours at Music City Center Wednesday, August 20
Clean and Safe Request Form
If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, please let us know about it! Report graffiti that needs to be removed, public sidewalks that need pressure washing, weeds, trash and other unsightly items! Use this form to send a request directly to our Clean and Safe Team manager. NOTE: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown August 13 - August 27, 2014 include the 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), TSMSDC Marketplace of Opportunities (500, August 19 - 22), National Association of Chemical Distributors (400, August 20 - 22), Pennwell Corporation (3,000, August 20 - 24), Mega Group USA (900, August 20 - 26), Nashville Pink Bridal Show (4,000, August 21- 24), Tennessee Healthcare Association (1,200, August 23 - 27), BWI 2014 Nashville Sales Meeting (350, August 25 - 28), and Tractor Supply Company (1,400, August 26 - 29). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.