Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 5 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH FREE
Join Connect Nashville for a Pine Street block party to support plans for a new bike-friendly, pedestrian bridge linking The Gulch and SoBro. Plus, food, drinks and giveaways.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: ACME FEED & SEED FREE
Relax, re-energize and find your zen at this new midday yoga series. Sanctuary for Yoga’s talented staff will set up shop on Acme’s rooftop every Monday - Friday for a mixed level yoga class from noon - 1 pm. In celebration of the launch, classes are free through Friday, September 12. Classes are full price beginning Monday, September 15.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Visit the library's courtyard as notable authors and citizens perform readings of banned and challenged books of classic literature. Robert Hicks, New York Times bestselling author of "The Widow of the South," will introduce the event and read the first passage from “To Kill a Mockingbird.” A second reading will be held at Corvidae Collective on Saturday, September 20. Plus, check out Corvidae Collective's September exhibit dedicated to artworks based on banned and challenged classics. Banned Books Week is September 21 - 27.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 8:30 PM - 1:30 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $47 - $65
Life in Color, known as "the world's largest paint party," transports fans into the ultimate mind-blowing, head-bumping and heart-pumping experience. Featuring the world's biggest DJs, soaring aerial acts, stilt walkers, contortionists and fire shows — all leading up to the famous paint blast.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 11 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE TO ATTEND
The Tennessee Volksfest presented by Hallmark Volkswagen will bring the look, feel and taste of Munich, Germany to Nashville. This two-day event features traditional German food, a beer garden, a kids' zone, live music and a vintage Volkswagen car show.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 11 AM - 8 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $35 - $150; KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE
The Music City Hot Wing Festival will fill the air with the aroma of hot wings as teams vie for the title of Music City's Best Wings. More than 30 hot wing teams, 20 local restaurants and 25 craft breweries will come together to provide a day of great food and brew. Plus, live music by Robert Randolph & The Family Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, and more. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Bootstraps Foundation.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 3 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: JOHN SEIGENTHALER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE $55 IN ADVANCE; $65 DAY OF FESTIVAL
A great atmosphere for wine novices and connoisseurs alike. A "world tour" of hundreds of wine, beer and spirit samples from 10 regions around the globe. Food vendors will also serve cuisine from the featured regions. Plus, live music by local jazz musicians. A portion of proceeds will benefit Hands On Nashville. 21+ event only. Attendees are invited to continue the festivities at the official after party at the Hard Rock Cafe for Live Band Karaoke on the rooftop patio. Note: bridge closure associated with this event. The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge will be partially closed from midnight Saturday, September 13 until midnight Sunday, September 14.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, NOON
LOCATION: LP FIELD $59 - $291
Enjoy the first Tennessee Titans home game of the 2014 regular season as they take on the Dallas Cowboys! Please note: road closures associated with this event.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The library's hit music series continues. Bring a lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 7. Enjoy Riders in the Sky's mix of Western music and wacky humor when they perform on Tuesday, September 16.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $125
This exciting evening includes a buffet-style dinner, a comedic performance by Nashville native Keith Alberstadt (veteran of "The Late Show with David Letterman," "SNL" and CMT's "Next Big Comic") and a world-class silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation and the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
The 15th annual Americana Music Festival features four nights of approximately 175 live performances at venues throughout Nashville. Check out the nightly showcases at downtown venues including 3rd and Lindsley, Mercy Lounge, The High Watt, Cannery Ballroom, The Listening Room Cafe, Station Inn, Third Man Records and The Rutledge. Thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world will gather for this festival honoring great music. A $50 wristband grants access to all of the venues every night of the festival. The festival will conclude with an outdoor concert featuring The Avett Brothers in Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 20. Tickets for this show sold separately. Or, purchase a wristband and Avett Brothers bundle for $99. Click here for additional ticket information.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Visit one of the 25 local restaurants participating in Eat Green for Tennessee on Wednesday, September 17 to support local farm conservation and protecting the area's natural landscapes. Participating downtown locations include The 404 Kitchen, Arnold's Country Kitchen, Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel, Frothy Monkey, Merchants Restaurant, Paradise Park Trailer Resort and Food Stand, Pub5 and Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom. A percentage of sales will be donated to The Land Trust for Tennessee.
September Dinner Discount at Nuvo Burrito!
319 Peabody Street. 615-415-2294. Nuvo Burrito now offers evening hours! For the month of September, receive 25% off dinner orders from 4 pm - 7 pm. Delivery available for neighborhoods including downtown, The Gulch, midtown and Germantown. New hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 11 am - 7 pm and Saturday - Sunday, noon - 2:30 pm.
1st Avenue North Road Closure
1st Avenue North will be closed between Broadway and Church Street from 4 pm - 11:30 pm on Thursday, September 11 due to a private corporate event.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Bekka Bramlett & Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, September 10
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, September 10
Cort Carptenter & The Triple C Band at Second Fiddle Wednesday, September 10
Kobrand Winemaker's Dinner with Michele Chiarlo & Folonari at Moto Wednesday, September 10
Winemaker's Dinner at Etch Wednesday, September 10
Jason Mraz at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, September 10
Whitey Johnson at Station Inn Thursday, September 11
Nodaway at The Rutledge Thursday, September 11
Amber's Drive & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, September 11
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, September 11
The Four Tops at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, September 11 - Saturday, September 13
Jay Leno at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, September 11
Workshop: Real/Surreal: Rendered Surreal at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, September 11
Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Thursday, September 11
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, September 11
Painting Class: Wine Glasses at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, September 11
Friendly Fugitives at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, September 12
Billy Yates & Friends at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, September 12
Lightning 100's Artist of the Week at 12th & Porter Friday, September 12
Dusty Hundley at Barlines Friday, September 12
Bobby McClendon at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, September 12
Journey at Bridgestone Arena Friday, September 12
Jerrod Niemann at Ryman Auditorium Friday, September 12
Sam Hunter at Two Old Hippies Friday, September 12
Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, September 12
Soiree Saturdays at Anthem Saturday, September 13
The Bluelaws with Val Storey at Station Inn Saturday, September 13
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, September 13
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, September 13
Don Gallardo & How Far West at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, September 13
Terry McDermott with Miggs at 12th & Porter Saturday, September 13
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, September 13
Jutt Huffman at National Underground Nashville Saturday, September 13
Ed Sheeran at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, September 13
Kris Kristofferson at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, September 13
Photography Session with Russ Harrington at Dury's Pro Shop Saturday, September 13
The David Mayfield Parade at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, September 13
Lewis Copeland at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, September 13
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, September 13
Tiffany Johnson at Sambuca Saturday, September 13
Sunday Spotlight: The Springs at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, September 14
J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, September 14
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, September 14
Justin Myers at Second Fiddle Sunday, September 14
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Sunday, September 14
Johnny Mathis at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, September 14
Yodeling Demonstration: Eli Barsi at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, September 14
Justin Currie of Del Amitri at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, September 14
Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, September 14
Network After Work at Bar Louie Monday, September 15
Operation Troop Aid Benefit at The Rutledge Monday, September 15
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, September 15
Monte Good & The Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, September 15
New Country Night at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, September 15
Classical Elegance with Charles Neidich at Downtown Presbyterian Church Monday, September 15
Matt McAtee Band at Barlines Monday, September 15
Leftover Salmon at Ryman Auditorium Monday, September 15
Music Production Workshop at Nashville Public Library Monday, September 15
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, September 15
Nick Carter and Jordan Knight at Cannery Ballroom Monday, September 15
The Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, September 16
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, September 16
Jimmy Charles at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, September 16
Camille Rae at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, September 16
45 RPM with Daryl Singletary at Station Inn Tuesday, September 16
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, September 16
Music City Breakthrough at 12th & Porter Tuesday, September 16
Hillbilly Hammer at Legends Corner Tuesday, September 16
Red Ribbon Rounds at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, September 16
Elio & The Hank Sinatra Band at Barlines Tuesday, September 16
Once at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, September 16 - Sunday, September 21
Death Valley Wreckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, September 16
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, September 16
Doug McCormick at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, September 16
Honeyboy and Boots at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, September 17
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, September 17
Robert Ellis & Friends at Robert's Western World Wednesday, September 17
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, September 17
The Revival at 12th & Porter Wednesday, September 17
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, September 17
Leland Williams at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, September 17
Matt Marinchick at National Underground Nashville Wednesday, September 17
Arts Appetizer: Once at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, September 17
Americana Honors and Awards at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, September 17
Global Dance Team at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 17
Michael Martin Murphey at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, September 17
Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Wednesday, September 17
Doug McCormick at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, September 17
Jamie Higdon at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, September 18
Rob Harris at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, September 18
BMI Artist Showcase at Two Old Hippies Thursday, September 18
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, September 18
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert's Western World Thursday, September 18
Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, September 18
Uncorked Wine Dinner at Nashville City Club Thursday, September 18
Falling in Love with Street Food Thursday, September 18
Stop! Take Notice
The community project Stop! Take Notice, founded by members of the Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School senior class, will launch a pedestrian safety and awareness campaign beginning Saturday, October 4 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The project emphasizes the necessity of driver and pedestrian awareness and safety by bringing attention to busy downtown intersections through collaborative art-making. Click here for additional information and a complete list of upcoming events.
NDP Annual Meeting
The Nashville Downtown Partnership celebrates 20 years of transforming downtown on Tuesday, September 23! Our 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel from noon to 1:30 pm. Register to attend this annual event. Plus, follow along via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts as we showcase major milestones over the last 20 years leading up the annual meeting!
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown September 10 - 24, 2014 include the Associated Wholesale Grocers Food Show (600, September 8 - 11), Middle Tennessee Realtors Convention (500, September 8 - 11), Comfortech (1,000, September 8 - 12), Penton Media - Cleveland (1,000, September 9 - 11), Xtend Healthcare (800, September 11 - 13), Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (500, September 14 - 15), BWI Companies, Inc (1,800, September 15 - 17), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (1,000, September 15 - 17), Kenworth Truck Dealers Tradeshow (600, September 17 - 20), WSMV Channel 4 Healthy 4 Life Expo (20,000, September 17 - 22) and the Association of Air Medical Services (2,500, September 19 - 24, 2014). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.