News & Information
New bakery: The Peach Cobbler Factory!
9 Arcade. 615-592-5170. This new bakery features Southern-style fruit cobblers, pies, cinnamon rolls and cakes. All of their gourmet desserts are baked from scratch with locally sourced fresh fruit. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm.
New clothing and boot store: Boot Barn!
318 Broadway. 615-742-9780. Boot Barn, with more than 160 stores across the country, has opened its newest location on Broadway. Boot Barn is America's largest western and work wear store. This two-story location features a country music theme, complete with a stage for live performances. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm and Sunday, 11 am - 7 pm.
Boot Barn Grand Opening Weekend
In celebration of its grand opening, Boot Barn will host a full weekend of events beginning Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26! Visit the store for free live performances, merchandise giveaways, special offers, an in-store appearance and autograph session with John Rich of Big & Rich, and more. Friday, October 24 will feature the official store ribbon cutting. The event will introduce the store's exclusive new clothing line "Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley." Plus, a live WSIX-FM radio remote broadcast, an Ole Smoky Moonshine tasting and refreshments, and more. Click here for a complete schedule of events.
Special Event Road Closures
There will be several downtown road closures due to the Boswell's 20th Annual Toy Parade on Saturday, October 25. The ride begins and ends outside of downtown, but the route impacts the following downtown roads: Broadway (beginning west of downtown to 2nd Avenue), 2nd Avenue (Broadway to Union Street), Woodland Street (Union Street to South 2nd Street), South 2nd Street (Woodland Street to Shelby Avenue), Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge (Shelby Avenue to 1st Avenue South) and 1st Avenue South (running south on to Hermitage Avenue and ending outside of downtown). Roads will be closed beginning as early as 1 pm and ending as late as 2 pm.
Events This Week
A true New York City institution, "Chicago" has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. No wonder "Chicago" has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, one Grammy Award and thousands of standing ovations. This production stars John O'Hurley.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $75
This second annual event will feature innovative and delicious interpretations of a traditional farmhand dinner, a time when farm workers would come together to celebrate a successful day in the fields. The evening is inspired by fifth generation NFM farmer Troy Smiley of Smiley's Farm along with the culinary talents of 11 local chefs. The event will begin with a traditional farmhand "water break" with signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The dinner portion will include select wine pairings with farmhand-style dinner service and live music by The Harmaleighs.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6 AM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK
A 196-mile, team-oriented running event that will push participants through the birthplace of country music: Tennessee. The race begins in Chattanooga and ends in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7 PM AND 10 PM
LOCATION: THE RUTLEDGE $10
LOL Nashville presents their October comedy improv show on Friday, October 24 at The Rutledge. Two performances: 7 pm and 10 pm. A full bar and food menu will be available. Come early, grab a seat and enjoy dinner. Free parking available in the lot behind the venue (based on availability). It is strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as these shows typically sell out quickly.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 10 PM - 2:30 AM
LOCATION: ANTHEM $10
Join Colombian Party Cartel for this special monthly installment of En Fuego, Nashville's largest Latin music party. Come dressed as a zombie-fied version of yourself or as whatever creepy, crazy, creative thing your heart desires. $100 cash prize for best costume.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, REGISTRATION: 7 AM; RACE BEGINS: 8:30 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $40
Metro Water Services, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation and the Tennessee Stormwater Association have teamed up to host the second annual Urban Runoff 5K. The run begins at Bicentennial Mall and weaves its way past several green stormwater management practices. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Tennessee Stormwater Association. Click here to register in advance. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Road closures along the course will begin as early as 6 am and end as late as 10 am on Saturday, October 25.
Saint Thomas Health Ministry presents its largest medical mission yet with its "Day of Hope, Healing & Health" on Saturday, October 25. Services provided at no cost include medical, dental and vision care, social services, spiritual care, medications by the Dispensary of Hope and more. No appointment necessary.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, NOON - 9 PM
LOCATION: BLACK 13 TATTOO PARLOR FREE TO ATTEND
Black 13 Tattoo Parlor will host its second annual LIVE event on Saturday, October 25. Black 13 Tattoo artists and special guest artists will provide a series of custom-designed flash art for customers to choose from and will tattoo each piece on a first-come, first-served basis. Each tattoo will have a set price and 100% of the proceeds will support Women Rock for the Cure. Plus, a silent auction, live music, family-friendly activities and an after party at Cinco de Mayo in Cummins Station.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The Tennessee State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, will take place on Saturday, October 25. The 14th annual event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with chilling stories of Tennessee's past as well as prizes, crafts and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best costumes.
Enjoy Lightning 100's College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville. Every Saturday, Lightning 100 broadcasts live from 1 pm - 3 pm as you cheer on your favorite teams. Plus, delicious food, drink specials and giveaways — including the grand prize of two SEC Championship tickets. This event continues through December 6.
A celebration of two commonly appreciated Southern traditions: hearty food and distilled spirits. The event features 30 of Nashville’s best restaurants putting out their best bacon and BBQ dishes as well as a vast array of distilled spirits to savor. Participating downtown restaurants include Burger Republic, City Winery, The Farm House and Rodizio Grill. Plus, live country music and a cash bar (tickets include 15 bourbon samples).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: ANTHEM $30 GENERAL ADMISSION; $50 VIP
The Monster Block Party returns to haunt the heart of Music City on Saturday, October 25! Don't miss this electronic music dance festival featuring performances by DJ Snake, 3LAU, Mercer, Bixel Boys and many more. VIP tickets include a private bar, an exclusive side stage viewing area, a separate entrance and more. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 12th Avenue (Broadway to Grundy Street) and Porter Street (11th Avenue North to 12th Avenue North) will be closed from 3 pm on Saturday, October 25 until 5 am on Sunday, October 26.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH $15 ADULT; $10 MILITARY/STUDENT; $40 FAMILY
The Gateway Chamber Orchestra performs two masterworks for orchestral winds. The music of Georges Enescu and Antonín Dvořák captures the quintessential folk spirit of their native countries: Romania and Czechoslovakia. The orchestra will also perform Alec Wilder's "Serenade" which will provide a jazzy American counterpoint to a program of beautiful melodies and danceable rhythms.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Children and their parents are invited to come in costume to a special session of story time. Trick-or-treating will be available both before and after story time.
Join First Baptist Nashville for the final Food Truck Tuesday of the season! Trucks will be stationed at 7th Avenue South and Demonbreun, facing Music City Center. Seating available. Trucks scheduled for Tuesday, October 28 include Yayo's O.M.G., Jay's Chicago Hot Dogs, Music City Pie and Moovers & Shakers.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE HERMITAGE HOTEL $90
Enjoy an evening celebrating the launch of Chef Sean Brock's debut book, "Heritage." It's only fitting the event take place at The Hermitage Hotel, where Brock previously served as executive chef of The Capitol Grille. Attendees will enjoy dishes and libations featured in "Heritage" while Brock, executive chef of Husk, shares the stories and inspirations behind the book. Tickets include a signed copy of "Heritage" as well as parking.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES: 6:30 PM; CONCERT: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $17 - $39
Get ready for chills and thrills with a special screening of the 1925 silent movie classic, accompanied by the seat-shaking sound of the Schermerhorn's Martin Foundation Concert Organ. Plus, pre-concert activities beginning at 6:30 pm with trick-or-treating stations, a costume contest, a frightfully festive atmosphere and much more!
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, November 1
Wilco at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 22
Arts Appetizer: Chicago at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 22
Artist-in-Residence: Alan Jackson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, October 22
Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Wednesday, October 22
Paul Brewster & Legacy at Station Inn Wednesday, October 22
Sarah Allison Turner & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, October 23
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Thursday, October 23
The Wood Brothers at City Winery Thursday, October 23 - Friday, October 24
Scott Skittle Johnson at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, October 23
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 23
Opry Country Classics: Ashley Monroe, Shawn Camp and more at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 23
PBS Screening: ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, October 23
Gus & The Fuss at Two Old Hippies Thursday, October 23
Bonfire Choir at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, October 24
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, October 24
The Smoking Section at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, October 24
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, October 24
Jason Isbell at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
Lightning 100's Artist of the Week at 12th & Porter Friday, October 24
National Food Day Event at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, October 24
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 24
Music at the Frist: Sonja Porter Hopkins at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 24
Late Nite Catechism at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 24
Orchestral Fireworks! at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 24 - Saturday, October 25
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, October 24
The New Nashville at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, October 24
Painting Class: Nashville Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, October 24
Scotty Schultz Project at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, October 24
Yacht Rock Revue at Cannery Ballroom Friday, October 24
Mindy Smith: "One Moment More" 10th Anniversary Show at City Winery Saturday, October 25
South Street Players at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, October 25
Justine Blazer at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, October 25
Soul Brunch featuring Charles "Wigg" Walker at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, October 25
Pura Vida Vintage: Thru the Fire Benefit at The Rutledge Saturday, October 25
Family Program: Make a Hall of Fame Medallion at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26
Instrument Petting Zoo at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 25
Richard Marx at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 25
Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 25
Jutt Huffman at National Underground Nashville Saturday, October 25
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, October 25
VocalizeU Songwriters' Night at Two Old Hippies Saturday, October 25
Valentine Saloon at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 25
Special Consensus at Station Inn Saturday, October 25
Justin Myers at Second Fiddle Sunday, October 26
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, October 26
Game Day Sundays at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, October 26
Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Elle Maze at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, October 26
Brandon Harris at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, October 26
Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, October 26
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans at LP Field Sunday, October 26
Cheersport's Nashville Grand Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, October 26
The Dean Martinis at Sambuca Sunday, October 26
Monster Sundays at Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom Sunday, October 26
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, October 26
Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, October 26
Harpeth Hill at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, October 27
The Nashville Berklee Jam featuring Zoro at The Rutledge Monday, October 27
Steve Wariner at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, October 27
Aaron Krause Album Release Show at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, October 27
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, October 27
Becky McLoud at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, October 27
2014 Score Prize Event at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, October 27
Music Production Workshop at Nashville Public Library Monday, October 27
Painting Class: Spooky Trees at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, October 27
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, October 27
The Reign of Kindo at 12th & Porter Tuesday, October 28
Casee Allen at Legends Corner Tuesday, October 28
Jeff Dayton Band at Barlines Tuesday, October 28
Yoga at the Cumberland River Center at The Bridge Building Tuesday, October 28
2nd Annual More Than Music Benefit at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, October 28
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, October 28
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Tuesday, October 28
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, October 28
J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, October 28
Triple Run at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, October 28
Caroline Rose at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, October 28
Mary Lambert at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, October 28
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, October 28
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, October 28
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, October 29
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, October 29
Steve Everett & Friends at 12th & Porter Wednesday, October 29
Steve Dorian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, October 29
Liz Moriondo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, October 29
DJ Phillips at The Rutledge Wednesday, October 29
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, October 29
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, October 29
Cort Carpenter & The Triple C Band at Second Fiddle Wednesday, October 29
Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, October 29
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, October 29
Peer Music Night at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, October 29
Will Rambeaux & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, October 29
Plexnation at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, October 29
First Aid Kit at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 29
Tony Lucca with Matt Hires at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, October 29
Painting Class: Trees at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, October 29
Matt Marinchick at National Underground Nashville Wednesday, October 29
Jim Hayden at Sambuca Wednesday, October 29
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, October 29
Leland Williams at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, October 29
Bekka Bramlett & Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, October 29
Billy Block Folk Night at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, October 29
Rubblebucket at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, October 29
Wild Cub at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, October 29
Jared Suitor at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, October 30
Leo Kottke at City Winery Thursday, October 30
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, October 30
The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, October 30
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Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown October 22 - November 5, 2014 include Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (850, October 21 - 23), Det Norske Veritas (500, October 22 - 24), Tennessee Department of Education Leadership (1,800, October 25 - 26), Cheersport's Nashville Grand Championship (3,500, October 26), Ascension Health (750, October 26 - 29), Career Exploration Fair (5,000, October 28 - November 2), The Next Level Games presents Grand Prix Nashville (1,600, October 30 - November 2), ASCAP Awards (750, November 2 - 4), American Orff-Schulwerk Association (2,000, November 3 - 9), America's Got Talent Auditions (600, November 5) and the CMA Awards (15,000, November 5). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.