News & Information
New wine and liquor store: 12th & Pine Beverage Company!
315 12th Avenue South. 615-678-6300. 12th & Pine Beverage Company is the newest wine and liquor store in The Gulch. The store offers specialty wines, cutting-edge spirits and a variety of local craft beers. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 9 pm and Friday - Saturday, 10 am - 10 pm.
Downtown Nashville's Events Calendar
Plan out your month with activities located in the heart of Music City. Our online events calendar, a comprehensive list of everything happening downtown, is available so you can always be in the know. More than 850 events have been scheduled downtown this December. Plus, get a jump start on holiday plans and check out events for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. If you have a downtown event you would like included, please submit it here.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The Nashville Public Library will present two holiday concerts this week in the courtyard gallery. Recorder duo Bicinium, playing recorders ranging from the sopranino to the great bass, will perform on Thursday, December 11. Their performance will include a variety songs including "The Holly and the Ivy" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The Providence Consort, a recorder trio accompanied by keyboard, will showcase a mix of classical and contemporary pieces such as Rutter's "Candlelight Carol" and "Greensleeves" on Tuesday, December 16.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $20 - $120
Watch your favorite Marvel superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Hulk, as they take on threatening villains in this action-packed arena event. The evening will include cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. Enjoy what's being hailed as one of the most technically advanced live shows ever.
The music of Historic RCA Studio B comes to life in a special holiday tour and concert by guitarist Meagan Taylor, great-niece of Chet Atkins, and pianist Jason Coleman, grandson of Floyd Cramer. In the very studio where Country Music Hall of Fame members Atkins and Cramer popularized the "Nashville Sound" more than 50 years ago, Taylor and Coleman will perform Christmas classics as well as timeless songs originally recorded in the studio. Call 615-416-2001 or click here to purchase tickets.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE
Art talks on the 5th Avenue of the Arts hosted by Paul Polycarpou, editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm, Tinney Contemporary will host Nashville-based photographer Carla Ciuffo as she discusses her new exhibit, "Stasis: Heavenly Bodies." Plus, jewelry for sale by local designer Alizah Greenberg. At 6:45 pm, The Rymer Gallery will present artists who contributed to its current exhibit celebrating the 100th First Saturday Art Crawl. The Arts Company will complete the evening at 7:30 pm with Mandy Rogers Horton as she sheds light on her "Patchwork and Frankenstein" exhibit. Plus, an art-filled preview and champagne reception for the 18th annual Holiday Arts Market. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Free valet parking and complimentary wine and refreshments with registration.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE $20 ONE CHILD; $25 TWO CHILDREN; $30 MAX PER FAMILY
At this month’s Parents' Night Out, children will celebrate Christmas with pizza, crafts, stories and games. Plus, milk, cookies and a special Christmas movie. Payment and RSVP are due by noon on Thursday, December 11. Click here to register online.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, REGISTRATION: 7 AM; RUN/WALK BEGINS: 8 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $35
The annual Music City Christmas Run is a non-competitive 5K run/walk. Participants are encouraged to showcase their best holiday attire. Proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Union Street (3rd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North) will be closed from 5 am to 11 am on Saturday, December 13. The remainder of the roads along the course will close as early as 8 am until as late as 9:30 am.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 10 AM
Eleven Civil War historic sites in the Nashville area will host living history demonstrations with Confederate and Union reenactors and cannon firings on Saturday, December 13. Several locations will present special exhibits and events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville. Downtown locations include the Bicentennial Mall, Tennessee State Library and Archives, and Tennessee State Museum. Six sites will offer free admission, including all downtown locations. Or, purchase a $30 pass for access to all locations. Click here for a complete schedule of events and ticket information.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 10 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE TO ATTEND
Join the Nashville Farmers' Market for its Breakfast with Santa event. Riffs Fine Street Food will be on site cooking up special kid-friendly breakfast options along with NFM favorites Music City Crepes, Farmers' Market Deli & Grill and El Burrito Mexicano. Santa will greet the breakfast crowd until 11 am and be available for photos until 1 pm.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS $5 GENERAL ADMISSION; $30 VIP
Tennessee Brew Works is celebrating the holiday season as well as the one year anniversary of its tap room's grand opening on Saturday, December 13. Enjoy its usual lineup of stellar craft beers plus a variety of seasonal brews. Live music all night by The Tennessee Warblers, Nashville Gun Show, Back 80 Bluegrass Band, Bearheart and The Enablers. Plus, food will be available for purchase. $30 advance VIP tickets include open bar access all evening.
Readings and music celebrating the birth of Jesus featuring the Cathedral Choir and Senior Choristers. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, canon for music, and Jon Johnson, associate organist and choirmaster. A reception will follow.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE
Celebrate Christmas with Steve Green along with the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra on Sunday, December 14. Green's music has been honored with four Grammy nominations, 18 No. 1 songs and seven Dove Awards. He has 37 recordings to his credit with more than three million albums sold worldwide. Join for an extraordinary evening of praise and worship featuring music of the season.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 8 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $20
Enjoy a special Christmas concert featuring the stars of ABC's "Nashville" on the heels of the cast's recently released holiday album. Plus, Tim Akers and The Smoking Section as well as Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus will perform. Click here to purchase tickets.
Tennessee Art League and Galleries will host an evening featuring complimentary wine and cheese, music and 10% off all art purchases.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $40 - $70
The beloved television classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is coming off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Celebrate Rudolph’s 50 years on television and see all of your favorite characters as they come to life in this musical production.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
A Christmas Story at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, December 21
Nashville's Nutcracker at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Tuesday, December 23
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 10
Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, December 10
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, December 10
Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 10 - Thursday, December 11
John Hiatt at City Winery Wednesday, December 10 - Thursday, December 11
Radio Romance at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, December 10
Under the Mistletoe: Christmas Comedy Fundraiser at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, December 10
Ketch & Critter at Station Inn Wednesday, December 10
Green River Ordinance Holiday Concert at 12th & Porter Wednesday, December 10
Jacob Whitesides at Rocketown Thursday, December 11
Josh Helms at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, December 11
Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, December 11
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, December 11
Trace Adkins' Christmas Show at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, December 11 - Friday, December 12
Tony Bennett at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 11 - Friday, December 12
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, December 11
Art-Making in the Lobby: Construct Like Kandinsky at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 11
RAW Nashville Presents Holiday RAWk at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, December 11
Communion Nashville December Club Night at Mercy Lounge Thursday, December 11
Cinderella at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 12 - Saturday, December 13
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, December 12
Art After Dark at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 12
Opry at the Ryman: Dierks Bentley, Marty Stuart, Joe Diffie and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 12
Sam Hunter at Two Old Hippies Friday, December 12
Rave of Thrones at Anthem Friday, December 12
Painting Class: Funky Wreath at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, December 12
Relient K at Cannery Ballroom Friday, December 12
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, December 12
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, December 12
Nashville Bluegrass Band Christmas Ham Giveaway at Station Inn Friday, December 12
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, December 12
Zig Zag Mojo featuring Janell Mosser at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, December 13
Bridgette Tatum & Blue Mother Tupelo at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, December 13
Opry at the Ryman: Kacey Musgraves, Emmylou Harris, Kree Harrison and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 13
Oz Noy at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, December 13
James and the Giant Peach at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, December 13 - Sunday, December 14
Soiree Saturdays at Anthem Saturday, December 13
Kopecky Family Band at Mercy Lounge Saturday, December 13
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, December 13
Scott Skittle Johnson at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, December 13
Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, December 13
Harold Allen at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, December 14
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, December 14
Festmas II at Rocketown Sunday, December 14
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Sunday, December 14
Matt Wertz presents Snow Globe: A Christmas Tradition at City Winery Sunday, December 14
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, December 14
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, December 14
Jazz in The Gulch at The Cave Sunday, December 14 - Wednesday, December 17
Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, December 14
The Head and the Heart at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 14
Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets at LP Field Sunday, December 14
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, December 14
Painting Class: Nativity Scene at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, December 14
Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, December 14
Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, December 14
Homeless Benefit for Room in the Inn at Station Inn Sunday, December 14
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, December 15
Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, December 15
Hull-Jackson Montessori Elementary School Performance at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, December 15
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 15
Holiday Photo Editing at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 15
Andrew Peterson & Special Guests at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 15
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, December 15
Stacy Mitchhart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, December 15
Brewer's Happy Hour at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Tuesday, December 16
Death Valley Wreckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, December 16
Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, December 16 - Wednesday, December 17
Opry at the Ryman: Hunter Hayes, The Railers, Lennon & Maisy and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 16
Paragon Mills Elementary Performance at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, December 16
Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 16
Anchor Thieves at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, December 16
Daryle Singletary at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, December 16
Jenny Leigh at Nashville Street Tacos Wednesday, December 17
Trevor Finlay at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, December 17
A Night of Light: A Liturgy of Hope and Healing at Christ Church Cathedral Wednesday, December 17
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 17
Steve Dorian & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, December 17
Film for Thought: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 17
Mark O'Connor: An Appalachian Christmas at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 17
John Dennis at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, December 17
Painting Class: Glitter Stockings at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, December 17
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, December 17
2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Extravaganza at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, December 17
The Spaghetti Junction Tour at 12th & Porter Wednesday, December 17
Pamela Ward at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, December 18
Handel's Messiah at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 18 - Saturday, December 20
Writer's Round with Charles Johnson at Two Old Hippies Thursday, December 18
Aqua Velvet & The Ornaments at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 18
A Comedy of Ethics at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 18
Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 18
Allen County Primary Center Performance at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, December 18
Painting Class: Snowmen at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, December 18
Music to the Rescue: Nashville Rescue Mission Benefit Concert at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, December 18
Toys for Tots Holiday Benefit at 12th & Porter Thursday, December 18
The Earls of Leicester at Station Inn Thursday, December 18
Sleepwave at Rocketown Friday, December 19
Gabe Dixon & Friends Christmas Show at City Winery Friday, December 19
Hits & Grins at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, December 19
Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, December 19
Free Holiday Parking in The Gulch
The Gulch is offering free parking every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas. Click here for an interactive downtown parking map. Scroll to The Gulch (southwest edge of downtown) to see all of the parking options for the area. Click here to explore a list of retail shops, dining options, bars and more located in this downtown neighborhood to plan your trip in advance.
Shop 'Til You Drop!
The holidays are just around the corner, and downtown is the perfect spot for all your shopping needs. Downtown boasts more than 110 different shopping options. Use our online map and select specific retail categories to locate stores of interest to you.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown December 10 - 24, 2014 include American Country Countdown Awards (6,000, December 7 - 16), American College of Surgeons (1,000, December 11 - 13), Hunt Brothers Pizza (500, December 11 - 13), Symposium of Cochlear Implants in Children (1,000, December 11 - 13), Med-El Corporation (900, December 11 - 14) and Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1,300, December 14). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.