News & Information
New coffee shop: Barista Parlor Golden Sound!
610 Magazine Street. 615-227-4782. Barista Parlor's second Nashville location is now open in the former Golden Sound recording studio in The Gulch. Barista Parlor Golden Sound offers high-end coffee and espresso, a variety of biscuits and breakfast sandwiches featuring local meat and cheeses, homemade baked goods and more. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 am - 8 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 8 am - 8 pm.
New brewery and taproom: The Picnic Tap!
Nashville Farmers' Market. 900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard. 615-823-2545. The Picnic Tap is pioneering as the first Nashville Farmers' Market establishment to offer a changing array of local and regional craft beers, growler fill-ups for take-home and a locally produced picnic-style menu. Hours of operation are Monday - Wednesday, 11 am - 3 pm and Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 8 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $18 - $28
The Al Menah Temple Shrine Circus is back at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium — a fun family adventure for all ages. Join the pre-party one hour before show times. For a small additional fee, ride an elephant or pony, get your face painted, and meet circus stars up close and in person.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $33 - $300
Cheer on the Nashville Predators at the first home game of the 2014 - 2015 regular season as they host the Ottawa Senators!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, FRIDAY: NOON - 5 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 6 PM; SUNDAY: NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL PLAZA FREE
Now in its 26th year, the Southern Festival of Books is a free, three-day celebration of the written word that provides book-loving guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite authors. Award-winning authors headlining the festival include Ishmael Beah, Pat Conroy, Jasper Fforde, Lev Grossman, Christina Baker Kline and many others. Plus, food vendors, a children’s stage, live music, a café stage, author readings, book signings and much more! Click here for the full schedule of authors and activities.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, REGISTRATION: 5:30 PM; CEREMONY: 7 PM; WALK: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services and, on this night, carry illuminated balloons to show support. Plus, live music, kids' activities, a bone marrow drive and a remembrance ceremony. Registration begins at 5:30 pm, the opening ceremony is at 7 pm and the walk starts at 7:30 pm. The two-mile walk begins and ends near the north entrance of LP Field. A fireworks show will "light the night" and end the event. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Roads along this course will be closed beginning at 7:30 pm and are rolling closures. All roads will re-open by 8:30 pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $40
Following the Light the Night Walk, join Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne on ABC's "Nashville") and several of his musician friends for a special show at 3rd & Lindsley. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A meet and greet will follow the show. Click here to purchase tickets.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, REGISTRATION: 7:30 AM; WALK: 9 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE
Join the fight against breast cancer in this 4.6-mile, non-competitive fundraising walk benefiting the American Cancer Society. A two-mile shortcut is also available. This walk honors and celebrates breast cancer survivors and supports the organization’s mission to save lives by finding cures and fighting back against the disease. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Roads along this course will be closed beginning at 9 am and are rolling closures. All roads will re-open by 11 am.
The second annual Gulch Beer Fest will feature 40 Southern craft beer brewers and more than 100 different types of beer. Enjoy unlimited samples of delicious beer, music, food trucks and local vendors. Please note: this event was originally scheduled for Saturday, August 30 and was rescheduled due to weather.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
Ina May Gaskin, founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center, will speak about traveling cross-country with her late husband, Stephen Gaskin, in 1971 before settling in Tennessee. They helped establish a 1,500-member communal settlement in Middle Tennessee known as The Farm. The event is held in conjunction with the museum's current exhibit "Tennessee's Intentional Communities: Examining The Farm, Nashoba, Rugby, and Ruskin," a look at four unique social living experiments that existed in the state over the past 180 years.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, REGISTRATION: 2 PM; WALK: 3 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
The Nashville Zombie Walk is a free, fun-focused charitable drive that allows enthusiasts to dress as the living dead and walk through downtown. The walk begins and ends at Public Square. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items on the day of the walk to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 2nd Avenue North (Union Street to Broadway) will be closed beginning as early as 3 pm and ending as late as 4 pm on Saturday, October 11.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6:30 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $100 GENERAL ADMISSION; $150 VIP
The third annual Nashville Whiskey Festival will feature a grand tasting event on Saturday, October 11. The event will include approximately 60 whiskey producers leading seminars throughout the evening while pouring more than 300 of the finest bottles of scotch, whiskey, bourbon and rye. Plus, a cigar bar, live music, bites and more. VIP tickets include an extra hour of crowd-free tasting and exclusive product pours. Please note: the events originally scheduled for Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10 have been canceled.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10 PM
LOCATION: ANTHEM $10 AFTER 11 PM (LADIES FREE ALL EVENING)
Nashville's premier nightlife experience, Soiree at Anthem, is once again bringing the best party in town! Featuring Keno, Sir Lazenby, DJ Carmine and more. Plus, a social media friendly photo booth to help document your evening. Slim Sinatra and Smoke Signals BBQ will also be on-site with good eats.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM; MOVIE: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: YAZOO BREWING COMPANY AND TAPROOM FREE TO ATTEND
Enjoy Monster Sundays each week until October 26! Every Sunday, Yazoo will screen a different classic monster movie in the taproom or outside depending on weather. Plus, $5 Yazoo monster beers with collectible cups (a different cup will be featured each week), free popcorn and food truck fare available for purchase.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7 PM - 10:30 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $32 - $115
An evening of musical entertainment featuring some of Nashville’s most talented singers, songwriters and performers benefiting the Nashville Rescue Mission. This fourth annual event will be hosted by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers along with the Nashville Symphony. Enjoy a star-studded lineup of celebrity entertainers including Lynda Carter, The Beegie Adair Trio, Tracy Lawrence, Charles Esten, The Henningsens, The Willis Clan and Jesse Lee Jones.
Join First Baptist Nashville for Food Truck Tuesdays. Trucks will be stationed at 7th Avenue South and Demonbreun, facing the Music City Center. Seating available. The event will take place every Tuesday through the month of October. Trucks scheduled for Tuesday, October 14 include Pappy's Mobile Cafe, Pita Pit, Dawg Daze and Moovers & Shakers.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, October 8
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, October 8
The Secret Sisters at City Winery Wednesday, October 8
Tenasie at Nashville Street Tacos Wednesday, October 8
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, October 8
Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, October 8
Erasure at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, October 8
Artist-in-Residence: Alan Jackson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, October 8
LoCash Cowboys at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, October 8
Amanda Fields at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, October 9
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, October 9
Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, October 9
Opry Country Classics: Crystal Gayle, Chuck Mead and more at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 9
La Bohème at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 9 - Saturday, October 11
Curator's Tour: "Kandinsky: A Retrospective" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, October 9
Painting Class: Diva in White at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, October 9
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers at Station Inn Thursday, October 9
Bonfire Choir at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, October 10
Fit for a King at Rocketown Friday, October 10
Jason James at Legends Corner Friday, October 10
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, October 10
Kelly Moneymaker at Two Old Hippies Friday, October 10
Casting Crowns at Bridgestone Arena Friday, October 10
Loretta Lynn at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 10 - Saturday, October 11
The Music of Michael Jackson with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 10
Miranda Sings at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 10
Family Film: Coraline at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 10
Friends of the Library Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 10
Matrimony at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 10
Cashmere Cat at Anthem Friday, October 10
Stephen Salyers at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, October 11
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, October 11
Nashville Flipside presents "Drenched in Soul" at The Rutledge Saturday, October 11
Holiday Gifting Class at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, October 11
Bluegrass Brunch at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, October 11
Cort Carpenter & The Triple C Band at Second Fiddle Saturday, October 11
RP Entertainment Nashville Launch Party at 12th & Porter Saturday, October 11
College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, October 11
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 11
Songwriter Session: Max T. Barnes at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 11
Guilty Pleasures at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 11
Pinktober Pin Event at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, October 12
Rob Skaggs at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, October 12
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, October 12
Organ Concert with Mark Laubach at Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, October 12
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Sunday, October 12
Game Day Sundays at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, October 12
"The Walking Dead" Season 5 Premiere Watch Party at 12th & Porter Sunday, October 12
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, October 12
You Can! at Nashville Farmers' Market Sunday, October 12
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field Sunday, October 12
Home Free at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, October 12
Writers Circle: Daniel Wallace and Maggie Shipstead at Nashville Public Library Sunday, October 12
Fiddle and Clogging Demonstration: Tori and Kati Huntley at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, October 12
The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Sunday, October 12
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, October 12
Greg Manuel at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, October 13
Comedy for a Cause at Rocketown Monday, October 13
Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys at City Winery Monday, October 13
The Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, October 13
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 15
Painting Class: Pet Photo at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, October 13
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, October 13
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, October 13
Ty Dolla Sign at Anthem Monday, October 13
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, October 13
Harpeth Hill at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, October 14
Music City Breakthrough at 12th & Porter Tuesday, October 14
Benefit Concert for St. Jude's at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, October 14
Lower Broadway Band at Second Fiddle Tuesday, October 14
J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, October 14
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 14
Open Mic Night with Jutt Huffman at National Underground Nashville Tuesday, October 14
Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Tuesday, October 14
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, October 15
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, October 15
Tennessee Kings at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, October 15
Marketa Irglova and Rosi Golan at City Winery Wednesday, October 15
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, October 15
Customer Appreciation Event at Well Placed Smile Wednesday, October 15
Plexnation at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, October 15
Mötley Crüe at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 15
Josh Turner at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 15
The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, October 15
Town Mountain at Station Inn Wednesday, October 15
Bernhoft at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, October 15
Book Signing with Jake Brown and Susan Dean at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, October 15
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Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown October 8 - 22, 2014 include Gas Machinery Research Council (1,100, October 3 - 9), Furnaces North America 2014 Conference (1,400, October 5 - 9), Rubber Division - American Chemical Society (1,500, October 9 - 15), National Funeral Directors Association (5,000, October 10 - 15), LeadingAge (8,000, October 17 - 22), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (850, October 21 - 23) and Det Norske Veritas (500, October 22 - 24). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.