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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

   

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Downtown Nashville's New Year's Eve Events
Want to get a jump start on your New Year's Eve plans? We've got you covered. Our online calendar features more than 40 New Year's Eve events from dinners to concerts to parties throughout downtown. Next week's edition of this newsletter will highlight these events. Please note: several road closures are planned throughout downtown for the Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway and various Music City Bowl events. Some road closures will begin as early as Saturday, December 27. Most closures will begin on Wednesday, December 31. All roads will re-open by midnight on Friday, January 2. Click the event links for more information and plan your route in advance.
 

Events This Week


Christmas Eve Meal and Services at McKendree

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, MEAL: 11:30 AM; SERVICES: 1 PM AND 11 PM
LOCATION: MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FREE

McKendree United Methodist Church is offering two candlelight Christmas Eve services at 1 pm and 11 pm. Plus, a Christmas Eve meal at 11:30 am benefiting the homeless community.

 

Christmas Eve Worship at First Baptist Nashville

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5 PM AND 8 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE

Two Christmas Eve services featuring carols, candles and communion. The 5 pm service will include soloists and great carols of the season in the sanctuary. The 8 pm service will feature holiday music with a contemporary flair in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Christmas Celebration Services at Christ Church Cathedral

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, WEDNESDAY: 12:15 PM, 4 PM AND 11 PM; THURSDAY: 10 AM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE

Christmas Eve services featuring Holy Eucharist at 12:15 pm and 4 pm. Solemn Holy Eucharist at 11 pm (music begins at 10:15 pm). Christmas Day service with Holy Eucharist at 10 am.

 

Christmas Masses at St. Mary's

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, WEDNESDAY: 5 PM AND MIDNIGHT; THURSDAY: 12:10 PM
LOCATION: ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH FREE

A 5 pm and midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Plus, a service at 12:10 pm on Christmas Day.

 

Christmas Services at First Lutheran

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, WEDNESDAY: 5:30 PM AND 10:30 PM; THURSDAY: 10 AM
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA FREE

Two candlelight services on Christmas Eve featuring traditional carol singing and Holy Communion at 5:30 pm and 10:30 pm (music begins at 10 pm for the second service). Plus, a 10 am worship service on Christmas Day. Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of 8th Avenue South and McGavock Street.

 

Christmas Worship at Downtown Presbyterian Church

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, WEDNESDAY: 6 PM; THURSDAY: 11 AM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FREE

Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 pm featuring communion and favorite hymns. Plus, a relaxed and joyful Christmas Day worship service with communion and hymns at 11 am.

 

Christmas Meal at Kitchen Notes

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, DINNER: 5 PM - 9 PM; BRUNCH: 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: KITCHEN NOTES DINNER: à LA CARTE; BRUNCH: $46.95 ADULTS, $20.95 AGES 12 & UNDER

Kitchen Notes, located inside the Omni Nashville Hotel, is offering a unique three-course dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Options include New York strip loin steak, molasses-roasted duck breast, Southern coconut cake and more. Plus, a Christmas Day brunch buffet with breakfast items, a carving station, a chilled seafood display, a kids' buffet, desserts and more. Click here to view both menus. Reservations suggested: 615-761-3700.

 

Christmas Meal at Commerce Street Grille

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: COMMERCE STREET GRILLE $34.95 ADULTS; $17.50 AGES 6-12; 5 & UNDER FREE

Enjoy a special Christmas buffet from 11 am - 3 pm at Commerce Street Grille, located inside the Nashville Renaissance Hotel. Items include a variety of entrées, a carving station with maple glazed ham, cold stations, a kids' buffet and a holiday sweets station. Click here for the complete menu. Plus, the restaurant will serve breakfast from 6:30 am - 11 am, lunch à la carte from 3 pm - 5 pm and dinner from 5 pm - 10 pm. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations suggested: 615-493-4050.

 

Christmas Meal at Capitol Grille

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, BRUNCH: 11 AM - 4 PM; DINNER: 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: CAPITOL GRILLE AT THE HERMITAGE HOTEL BRUNCH: $59.50 ADULTS, $15.50 AGES 11 & UNDER; DINNER: $59.50 ADULTS, $27.50 AGES 6-12; 5 & UNDER FREE

Two options for your Christmas meal: brunch or dinner. The brunch buffet menu by Executive Chef Tyler Brown includes three carving stations, a variety of traditional side items, a grand dessert display and more. The dinner menu is a three-course meal with options including roasted pumpkin soup, prime rib, sorghum glazed ham and more. Reservations suggested: 615-345-7116. 

 

The Twelve Tastes of Christmas

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: PRIME 108 $48 ADULTS; $15 AGES 7-12; 6 & UNDER FREE

Enjoy a delicious family-style dinner while relaxing in Prime 108's elegant atmosphere, located inside the Union Station Hotel. Menu items include smoked turkey pate with everything crackers, butternut squash and apple bisque with pumpkin seed brittle, "turducken" with sausage and cornbread dressing and cajun pan gravy, a variety of seasonal sides, traditional holiday desserts and more. Click here for the complete menu. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations suggested: 615-620-5665.

 

MusicFest & Battle of the Bands

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 4 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

Gather at the corner of 1st Avenue and Broadway for a full evening of free events to usher in the 2014 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl! The evening will begin with the second annual Hot Chicken Eating World Championship from 4 pm - 4:45 pm. An outdoor concert featuring Trace Adkins will follow at 5 pm. Then, watch as the marching bands and cheerleaders from the University of Notre Dame and Louisiana State University perform and "battle" against each other from 5:40 pm - 6:30 pm. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include 1st Avenue (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Church Street), Broadway (1st Avenue to 4th Avenue), 2nd Avenue (Demonbreun Street to Commerce Street), Demonbreun Street (1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South) and Molloy Street (1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South). Closures begin as early as 6 am on Saturday, December 27 until as late as midnight on Friday, January 2.

 

Influences in Craft Beer

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: ROCK BOTTOM RESTAURANT & BREWERY FREE

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery has a variety of specialty winter brews on tap. On Monday, December 29, join its head brewer and sample five of these seasonal beers for free.

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Pre-Game Activities

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 10:15 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

Enjoy pre-game activities at the corner of 1st Avenue and Broadway building up to the 2 pm Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl kick off at LP Field. The University of Notre Dame's pep rally will be from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, followed by Louisiana State University's from 11 am - 11:30 am. Jason Eskridge will take the stage for a free outdoor concert from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm. Please note: the same road closures apply as listed above for Battle of the Bands. Plus, Woodland Street and Union Street (3rd Avenue North to South 1st Street) will be closed on Tuesday, December 30 from 10:30 am until 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $22 - $297

Now in its 17th year, the 2014 Bowl matches teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). This year's game is between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisiana State University Tigers. This is both teams' first trip to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and their first on-field match up since the 2007 Sugar Bowl. Tickets are available for purchase online or on game day at the gate.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Nashville's Nutcracker at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Tuesday, December 23

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, December 23

Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, December 23

3rd & Lindsley Christmas Party at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 23

Street Corner Symphony at City Winery Tuesday, December 23

The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, December 23

J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, December 23

The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, December 24

Matt McAtee Band at Barlines Wednesday, December 24

Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, December 24

Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, December 24

Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, December 24

Elio Giordano & Silver Threads at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 24

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, December 24

Night Rancher at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, December 25

Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, December 25

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, December 25

Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, December 25

Vince Moreno at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, December 25

Travis Mobley at Legends Corner Thursday, December 25

Dusty Hundley Band at Barlines Friday, December 26

Flashback Fridays with Tommy USA at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, December 26

Bonfire Choir at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, December 26

An Evening with Shawn Mullins at City Winery Friday, December 26

Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, December 26 - Saturday, December 27

Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys at Station Inn Friday, December 26

Art-Making in the Lobby: Construct Like Kandinsky at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 26

Opry at the Ryman: Jeff Bates, Chris Janson, Holly Williams and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 26

The Midnight Riders: Allman Brothers Revue at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 26

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, December 26

Eric Heatherly at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, December 27

Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, December 27

Everyday People at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, December 27

An Acoustic Evening with Jason Isbell at City Winery Saturday, December 27 - Monday, December 29

Scat Springs at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, December 27

Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 27

Songwriter Session: Marc Beeson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 27

Opry at the Ryman: Kelleigh Bannen, Charles Esten, Chris Janson and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 27

Soiree Saturdays at Anthem Saturday, December 27

Painting Class: Mixed Media City Scape at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, December 27

Angelica at Sambuca Saturday, December 27

Jesse Cain at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, December 27

Puckett's Sunday Spotlight at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, December 28

Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, December 28

Justin Myers at Second Fiddle Sunday, December 28

Game Day Sundays at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, December 28

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, December 28 - Tuesday, December 30

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, December 28

Steel Guitar Demonstration: Carco Clave with David Tanner at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 28

Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts at LP Field Sunday, December 28

Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, December 28

Painting Class: '80s Lady at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, December 28

J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, December 28

Brittany & Matt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, December 29

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, December 29

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, December 29

Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, December 29

Justine Blazer at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, December 29

Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, December 29

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, December 29

Josh Hedley & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, December 29

Cort Carpenter at Legends Corner Tuesday, December 30

Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, December 30

Death Valley Wreckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, December 30

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, December 30

Don Gallardo & How Far West at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, December 30

Aaron Freeman at City Winery Tuesday, December 30

Story Time at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 30 - Wednesday, December 31

Old Crow Medicine Show at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 30 - Wednesday, December 31

Penny Opera at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, December 30

Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 30

Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, December 30

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, December 30

Cumberland Blue at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 30

4D New Year's Eve at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, December 31

NCC Annual New Year's Eve Party at Nashville City Club Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve with The ConSoulers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve with Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at City Winery Wednesday, December 31

Les Richardson Band at Barlines Wednesday, December 31

Ring in the New Year at Margaritaville at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve at Tin Roof Broadway at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, December 31

Ring in the New Year with Style at Prime 108 Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve on M Street at M Street Wednesday, December 31

Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve at National Underground at National Underground Nashville Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve with Bassnectar at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 31

Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway at The District Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve with Moon Taxi at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, December 31

A Nashville Symphony New Year's Eve at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Southern at The Southern Steak & Oyster Wednesday, December 31

Guilty Pleasures: New Year's Eve Show at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 31

Rock in the New Year at Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, December 31

My So-Called Band: Champagne Supernova at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve Bash at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve at Acme Feed & Seed at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve Bash at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, December 31

Off the Wagon at Station Inn Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve with Shareen & The Kings at Sambuca Wednesday, December 31

Opry at the Ryman: The Henningsens, Larry Gatlin and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 2

Music at the Frist: The Contrarian Ensemble at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 2

Monster Jam at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 3 - Sunday, January 4

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, January 3

Opry at the Ryman: Lauren Alaina, Marty Stuart and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 3

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, January 3

Father Ryan vs. Pearl-Cohn: 50th Anniversary Game at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Monday, January 5

Father Ryan vs. Pearl-Cohn: 50th Anniversary Game Exhibit at Nashville Public Library Monday, January 5

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, January 6

Dancing with the Stars at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, January 6

Blue Man Group at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, January 6 - Sunday, January 11

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

Express Bus Service to Airport

Traveling by air this holiday season? Save time and money by riding the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority’s bus route to and from the airport. Hourly express bus service to and from Nashville International Airport and major downtown hotels is available for only $1.70 or less each way. Click here for additional route information.

Happy Hour Specials

Take advantage of downtown drink deals! There are tons of happy hours to choose from each day in downtown Nashville. Check out our complete list of happy hour offerings and head to one of these restaurants or bars soon.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown December 23, 2014 - January 7, 2015 include American Institute of Architecture Students (800, December 29 - January 2), Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (40,000, December 30), Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway (100,000, December 31), Nashville Pink Bridal Show (4,000, January 4) and Nationwide Insurance Company (600, January 4 - 6). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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