News & Information
New retail store: Lions Smoke Shop!
209 6th Avenue North. 615-649-8456. Lions Smoke Shop is a tobacco and accessories shop. Premium cigars, pipes, hookahs, vapors and more are available for purchase. Regular hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm.
Thanksgiving Meal Information
Still looking for Thanksgiving meal ideas? Click here for a list of downtown restaurants offering lunch and dinner options, as well as a complete list of downtown events on Thanksgiving Day.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 8 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION $35 IN ADVANCE; $40 RACE DAY
This third annual race will begin and end at the Nashville Rescue Mission and go through the streets of downtown Nashville. Runners can choose either a four or eight mile course. Participants are encouraged to bring a frozen turkey to packet pickup or on race day to be donated to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Lafayette Street (Lea Avenue to Korean Veterans Boulevard) will be closed from 5 am until as late as 11:30 am. The remainder of the roads along the course will be closed from as early as 8 am until as late as 10 am.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $33 - $300
Shake up typical Thanksgiving plans by catching the Nashville Predators as they host the Edmonton Oilers.
Celebrate the holiday season with the Country Music Hall of Fame's annual Deck the Hall event. Festivities include the lighting of its 30-foot Christmas tree and a live performance by Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee. Lee will perform several songs, including her classic 1958 hit "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." An autograph signing will follow. Free hot chocolate and cider will be provided. Plus, the festivities will continue on Saturday, November 29 with the Deck the Hall Concert with Ronnie Milsap.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $25 - $55
Nashville's all-American holiday tradition celebrates its sixth anniversary. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary official Red Rider carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle."
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 5 PM AND 7:30 PM; SUNDAY: 1 PM AND 3:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $22/DAY
The inaugural Challenge in Music City event is a three-day college basketball tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. Participating teams include Drake University, Murray State University, University of Portland and Valparaiso University. Tickets are $22 per day. Click here for a complete schedule of events.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 10 PM - 2:45 AM
LOCATION: ANTHEM $10
You survived Black Friday! Put on your best black outfit and celebrate with a night of dancing to the latest and greatest in Latin music spun by Colombian Party Cartel. Enjoy your favorites in salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton and more.
Enjoy one of the final College Football Saturdays of the season at Pour House Nashville. Lightning 100 will broadcast 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 weekly event continues through December 6.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $46.50 - $52.50
The Ryman Auditorium is welcoming the holiday season with the inaugural Winter Nash Bash. An impressive line up of country music artists will perform including Clint Black, Parmalee, Easton Corbin, Joe Diffie and Maddie & Tae. Hosted by Blair Garner, Terri Clark and Chuck Wicks from "America’s Morning Show." Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift for a child or senior in need to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels program. Plus, guests will receive a complimentary gift from the Doug Jeffords Company.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The Providence Players, an ensemble of musicians who play the recorder and keyboard, will present a holiday concert in the library's courtyard gallery. They will perform a selection of favorite carols and Hanukkah songs including "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," "Silent Night" and "My Dreidel."
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
LOCATION: MOKARA SPA
Need a midweek recharge? Enjoy yours with this exclusive spa and sip offer at Mokara Spa, located inside Omni Nashville Hotel. Book a 50-minute treatment and enjoy your choice of wine with light bites to start your appointment off right. Offered every Wednesday. Hours of operation are 9 am - 7 pm. Call 615-761-3600 to book an appointment.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Lucinda Williams at City Winery through Wednesday, November 26
Hospitality Championships at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, November 25
Opry at the Ryman: Del McCoury Band, Bill Anderson and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 25
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, November 25
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, November 26
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, November 26
Michael McDaniel at Sambuca Wednesday, November 26
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, November 26
Jimmy & Goose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, November 27
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, November 27
Night Rancher at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, November 27
The Rocketmen at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, November 28
Langhorne Slim with Jill Andrews at City Winery Friday, November 28
Therese Rose & The Thorny Horns at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, November 28
Flashback Friday with Tommy USA at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, November 28
Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, Riders in the Sky, Mike Snider and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 28
Music at the Frist: Barry and Holly with the E-5 Band at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 28
Roland White Band at Station Inn Friday, November 28
Lightning 100's Artist of the Week at 12th & Porter Friday, November 28
Mama's Gotta Sing at The Rutledge Saturday, November 29
Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, November 29
Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 29
Opry at the Ryman: Jeannie Seely, Mike Snider, John Conlee and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 29
Soiree Saturdays at Anthem Saturday, November 29
James and the Giant Peach at Nashville Children's Theatre through Sunday, December 14
The Dirty Guv'nahs at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, November 29
The Whigs at Mercy Lounge Saturday, November 29
Painting Class: All Ages Session at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, November 29
Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, November 30
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, November 30
Game Day Sundays at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, November 30
The Service of Remembrance and Hope at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, November 30
Johnnyswim Christmas Tour at City Winery Sunday, November 30 - Tuesday, December 2
Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, November 30
J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, November 30
All Them Witches at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, November 30
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, November 30
Family Program: String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music & Puppetry at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 30
Station Camp High School Performance at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, December 1
Opry at the Ryman: Sarah Darling, The Isaacs, John Thompson and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 2
Food for Thought at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, December 2
Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 3 - Thursday, December 4
Howie Day at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 3
MP&F Speaker Series: A Conversation with Andrew Maraniss & Perry Wallace at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 3
J. E. Woodard Elementary School Performance at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, December 3
89th Annual Waffle Shop at Downtown Presbyterian Church Thursday, December 4
Killer Thrillers Book Club: The Big Sleep at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 4
Michael W. Smith: The Spirit of Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 4
Holiday Spirits at Nashville City Club Thursday, December 4
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 4
Opry at the Ryman: Gene Watson, The SteelDrivers, Janelle Arthur and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 5
The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, December 5
R. Kelly at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, December 5
Music at the Frist: The Contrarian Ensemble at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 5
102.9 The Buzz's Swanky Sweater Christmas Jam at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, December 5
61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade at Public Square Friday, December 5
Brantley Gilbert at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 5
Coffee, Country, Cody & Christmas at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, December 5
Christmas Movie Night: Home Alone at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 6
Holiday Concerts at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 6
Opry at the Ryman: Chaley Rose, Darryl Worley, Mel Tillis and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 6
Amahl and the Night Visitors at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 6
Holiday Concert: The Blair School of Music's Suzuki Strings at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 6
iHeart the Holidays at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 6
Photos with Santa at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 6
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 6
First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, December 6
Deck the Hall Concert with Gene Watson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 6
It's a Wonderful Life Holiday Benefit at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, December 6
Christmas at First Baptist Nashville at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, December 7
A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 7
Family Program: Country Cookie Decorating at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 7
Family Program: Letterpress Holiday Prints at Hatch Show Print Sunday, December 7
Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants at LP Field Sunday, December 7
The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks Extravaganza at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 8
Anthony Hamilton: Home for the Holidays at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, December 8
The Black Keys at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 8
Opry at the Ryman: Dustin Lynch, Lindsay Ell, Anna Wilson and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 9
Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, December 9
Salon@615: Richard Ford at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 10
Be Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park for free at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details. (Tip: You don't have to attend an event at Bridgestone to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the stated event dates).
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Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown November 25 - December 10, 2014 include Challenge in Music City: College Basketball Tournament (5,000, November 28 - 30), Tennessee Law Institute (600, November 30 - December 2), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (4,500, December 3 - 10), Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (1,000, December 4 - 6) and American Country Countdown Awards (6,000, December 7 - 16). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.