Events This Week
Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures. Enjoy what The New York Times says is "one of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged."
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $138 GENERAL ADMISSION; $98 - $300 DATE PACKAGE
Exuberant and bursting with energy, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is one of the composer's greatest achievements. Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 sparkles with elegance and exotic melodies that earned it the nickname "Turkish" — and the stunning soloist Caroline Goulding will bring it to life. Opening the concert, Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" is an intimate piece, with music taken from his epic "Ring" cycle. Plus, a date package option is available including two tickets, two glasses of wine and two chocolate truffles.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, THURSDAY: 2 PM, FRIDAY: NOON, SATURDAY: 10 AM, SUNDAY: 11 AM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $12; FREE AGES 15 & UNDER
The four-day event showcases hundreds of the latest boats from the region's top dealers as well as a wide selection of marine accessories and electronics. Plus, family-friendly activities, seminars by national fishing and boating experts, and more.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 8 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $25
American Songwriter Magazine is kicking off the new year by celebrating its 30th anniversary at City Winery. The event will feature performances by Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Jim Lauderdale, John Oates, Elizabeth Cook, Andrew Combs, Cory Branan and more.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are returning to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Don't miss this family-fun event for kids, grandparents and everyone in between.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $12 IN ADVANCE; $15 AT THE DOOR
Join Human Rights Campaign Nashville for a night of music and empowerment. HRC Nashville is teaming up with some of Music City's most talented female singer/songwriters to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the LGBTQI community in 2014 and take a look at the year ahead. Mindy Smith will be joined by Maggie Rose, Shelly Fairchild, Cheley Tackett and Bonnie Baker to create a night of music not to be missed.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 10:30 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS $40 NON-MEMBERS; $30 MEMBERS; $20 STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will hold a public symposium to coincide with its major exhibit "Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy." The all-day event will bring together art historians from America and Europe whose research focuses on the role of the Dominicans and Franciscans in the great flowering of art and architecture in Italy during the period 1200 - 1550. Registration includes gallery admission, discounted parking and a boxed lunch. Click here to register.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $50
Join a panel discussion featuring Nashville's mayoral candidates. The lunch event will serve as an opportunity for the candidates to present their platforms and opinions about Music City. Candidates scheduled to attend include Megan Barry, Charles Robert Bone, David Fox, Jeremy Kane and Linda Rebrovick. The event is open to the public with advance registration. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Blue Man Group at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, January 11
Arts Appetizer: Blue Man Group at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, January 7
The World Famous Headliners at City Winery Wednesday, January 7
Larry Cordle & Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, January 7
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, January 7
Firkin Night at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Thursday, January 8
David Peterson & The 1946 Band at Station Inn Thursday, January 8
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, January 8
Backup Planet at Mercy Lounge Friday, January 9
Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, Kristian Bush and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 9
Music at the Frist: East Side Story at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 9
Flashback Fridays with Tommy USA: Rooftop Dance Party at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, January 9
The SteelDrivers at Station Inn Saturday, January 10
Pink Floyd Appreciation Society at Mercy Lounge Saturday, January 10
Eric Church at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 10
Opry at the Ryman: Mickey Guyton, Pure Prairie League and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 10
Therese Rose & The Thorny Horns at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, January 10
Jody Nardone at Sambuca Saturday, January 10
Williams & Company at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, January 11
Drop-in Family Program: Button Bling at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 11
Painting Class: Snowscape at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, January 11
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, January 12
Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, January 12
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, January 12
Tapping Party at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Tuesday, January 13
Gregg Allman at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 14
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Tuesday, January 13
Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, January 13
Lorrie Morgan: Up Close and Personal at City Winery Wednesday, January 14
Leland Williams at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, January 14
Get the Scoop: Volunteer Information Session & Ice Cream Social at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, January 14
WSM Live Broadcast with Striking Matches at Station Inn Thursday, January 15
Kenny Rogers at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 15 - Saturday, January 17
Elephant & Piggie’s "We Are in a Play!" at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, January 15
CMT Hot 20 Countdown: Studio Audience Opportunity at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, January 15
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, January 16
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, January 16
Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 16
Opry at the Ryman: Little Big Town, Chris Young and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 16
Elephant & Piggie’s "We Are in a Play!" at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, January 17
Voodoo Fix at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, January 17
Linkin Park at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 17
High Stakes for Harmony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, January 17
Opry at the Ryman: Ronnie Milsap, Vince Gill and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 17
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, January 17
Hillbilly Casino at Sambuca Saturday, January 17
Kenny's Farmhouse Six-Course Cheese Dinner at City Winery Sunday, January 18
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, January 18
Let Freedom Sing! at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, January 18
Artful Tales: The Littlest Clown at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, January 18
Drop-in Family Program: Lights, Camera, Action at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 18
Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, January 19
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, January 19
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, January 19
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, January 19
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, January 19
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, January 20
Hugh Mitchell at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, January 20
Casee Allen at Legends Corner Tuesday, January 20
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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).
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown January 7 - 21, 2015 include 2015 Nashville Boat & Sportshow (10,000, January 8 - 11), Nashville RV Super Show (5,000, January 9 - 11), Log and Timber Home Show (1,000, January 9 - 11), Harlem Globetrotters (5,000, January 9), Origami Owl (800, January 9 - 10), American International Group, Inc (600, January 9 - 15), Southwestern Company (500, January 16 - 19), Mary Kay, Inc. (5,000, January 18 - 21) and Mary Kay, Inc. (4,000, January 21 - 24). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.