Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Events This Week


Street Food Thursdays



Enjoy a gathering of 15 to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. Additionally, this event will continue every other Thursday through February 19, depending on weather.


Bone Marrow Donor Drive



Nashville Entrepreneur Center will host a bone marrow donor drive on Friday, January 23. The event is a part of Sharing America's Marrow, a grassroots campaign started by three young people who are traveling in a van to all 50 states in order to give people the chance to become bone marrow donors. The goal is to register 50,000 people in 2015. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 55 to participate.


The Final En Fuego



After six years of making you move, shake and sweat at the city's largest Latin music event, this will be Colombian Party Cartel's final En Fuego.​ Don't miss this grand finale.



Salon Saturday: The Art of Photography & Music


SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join The Arts Company for Salon Saturday: The Art of Photography and Music. The event will feature an afternoon photo shoot with contemporary portrait photographer Michael Weintrob and a performance by musician Tom Shinness. A reception will follow. Hosted by Paul Polycarpou of Nashville Arts Magazine. Interested attendees must register in advance.


Mercy Lounge Anniversary Party



Enjoy an evening of free music to celebrate Mercy Lounge's anniversary. The event takes place on two stages at both Mercy Lounge and the High Watt. Performers include The Features, Escondido, Brian Ritchey, *repeat repeat and more.


Jazz on the Move



The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, presents the ninth season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville's top jazz artist and educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. This series will continue into April with an event each month. The Sunday, January 25 event will pay tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring Bruce Dudley.


Troubadour Society’s 2015 Kickoff Party


MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 6 PM - 8:30 PM

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Troubadour Society, a community of young leaders who help sustain its world-class home of country music, is hosting a New Year Kickoff Party. The intimate event includes food, drinks and a performance by The Cadillac Three's Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jaren Johnston. Plus, an opportunity to tour the galleries, network and more. The event is open only to Troubadour Society members. Now through Monday, January 26, membership is offered at a discounted price of only $50. Click here to learn more and join today. RSVP to the Kickoff Party by Thursday, January 22.


Jack White



Don't miss Nashville local Jack White when he performs at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, January 28. White released his second studio album, "Lazaretto," in June 2014 through his own Third Man Records label based in downtown Nashville. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Plus, special guests Loretta Lynn and William Tyler will join White for this performance.


Who Knew



A panel of notable music industry professionals will discuss challenges and trends during the first-ever Who Knew event on Thursday, January 29 on the top floor of the Cannery Ballroom. The event will provide a first-of-its-kind platform for industry heavy weights to create thought-provoking discussions while providing attendees the opportunity to network and establish working relationships.



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Nashville Originals' Restaurant Week through Sunday, January 25

Texaco Country Showdown at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, January 21

Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, January 21

Honeyboy & Boots at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, January 21

The Legend of Zelda at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, January 21 - Thursday, January 22

Aubrey Grant at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, January 22

Trattoria Il Mulino Job Fair at Hilton Nashville Downtown Thursday, January 22

Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, January 22

Master Distiller Series: Jefferson's Bourbon at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Thursday, January 22

Ben Howard at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, January 22

Alabama's Teddy Gentry's Annual Birthday Bash at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, January 22

Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, January 22

Yonder Mountain String Band at Cannery Ballroom Friday, January 23

The Other Side at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, January 23

The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, January 23

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25

Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, JT Hodges and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 23

Gregory Porter at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, January 23

Florencia en el Amazonas at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, January 23

Hansel and Gretel at Nashville Public Library Friday, January 23

Scat Springs at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, January 23

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Friday, January 23

Kevin Griffin from Better Than Ezra at City Winery Friday, January 23

Charlotte Avenue Pictures Presents: Music and a Movie at 12th & Porter Saturday, January 24

The Arcadian Wild at Two Old Hippies Saturday, January 24

The Rocketmen at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, January 24

Mercy Lounge Anniversary Party at Mercy Lounge Saturday, January 24

Elephant & Piggie’s "We Are in a Play!" at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, January 24

Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 24

Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Gretchen Peters at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 24

Andrew Tufano at Nashville Street Tacos Saturday, January 24

Puckett's Sunday Spotlight at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, January 25

Jazz in The Gulch at The Cave Sunday, January 25 - Wednesday, January 28

Florencia en el Amazonas at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, January 25

The House That Music Built at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, January 25

Slap Bass Demonstration: Joe Fick at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 25

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, January 26

Matt McAtee Band at Barlines Monday, January 26

Movie Night at Nashville Public Library Monday, January 26

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, January 26

An Evening with John Oates at City Winery Monday, January 26

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, January 27

Lacy Green at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, January 27

John Mellencamp at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, January 27 - Wednesday, January 28

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, January 27

Florencia en el Amazonas at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, January 27

Maker Tuesday: Hunger Awareness Challenge at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, January 27

No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, January 27

Matt Marinchick at National Underground Nashville Wednesday, January 28

Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, January 28 - Thursday, January 29

Brewer's Happy Hour at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Wednesday, January 28

Kristin Diable at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, January 28

All Night Train at Station Inn Wednesday, January 28

Chad Bearden at Second Fiddle Wednesday, January 28

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, January 29

Art-Making in the Lobby: Design Like Houghton Hall at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, January 29

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, January 29

Doug Seegers at City Winery Thursday, January 29

Night Rancher at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, January 29

Dusty Hundley Band at Barlines Friday, January 30

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

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Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown January 21 - February 4, 2015 include Mary Kay, Inc. (5,000, January 18 - 21), Mary Kay, Inc. (4,000, January 21 - 24), Tennessee Department of Education (950, January 25 - 29), National Pavement Expo (2,500, January 28 - 31), Shell Oil - US Fuel Conference (2,000, February 1 - 4) and Verizon Wireless Regional Meeting (500, February 4 - 5). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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