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Events This Week
NOTE: Events are subject to cancelation due to winter weather conditions. Please check the event's website or contact the venue directly before making plans to attend. As of this publication date, all events included below are currently scheduled.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
LOCATION: THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE $5
The Makers Series brings together the best artists of "New Nashville" who do not necessarily fit one mold or genre. Young or old, new or seasoned, these artists rise above the movers and shakers of the industry and bring music back to the place where it began. Takes place the third Thursday of each month. This month features Joseph Aaron, Sam Burchfield, Wyatt Espalin and Jordan DePaul.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $138
Get ready for a night of Styx classic anthems including “Renegade,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Blue Collar Man” and more. Styx is Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips. Experience the full power and sweep of Styx's music as never before — enhanced by the sound of the Nashville Symphony in the breathtaking setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Watch as Jack journeys to outfox the Old King, win the heart of Old King's daughter and carve out a brand new world with his own two hands. Inspired by the old-time tales and music of the Appalachians, Nashville Children's Theatre will present this authentic gem of a mountain musical beginning Thursday, February 19 - Sunday, March 8. Click here for the complete list of dates and times.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 PM AND 10 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $10
Hard Rock Cafe presents Stand Up Throw Down featuring some of the most talented comedians from the Southeast. The event will feature comics Dusty Slay, Scott Eason, Brad Hinderliter, Tim Kelly, Brett Cantrell, Brandon Ijames and Jonathan Craig. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
Tennessee State Museum will present the first of its free public programs presented throughout the spring with "The First Tennessee African American Legislators" on Saturday, February 21. Kathy Lauder, a retired researcher from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will be the featured speaker.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, SATURDAY: 2 PM - 5 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
View all of the 2015 LEGO contest entries at the Nashville Public Library on Saturday, February 21 - Sunday, February 22. This annual contest allows participants of all ages to use their skills to build their most creative LEGO designs. Plus, an awards ceremony will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, February 22.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $34.75 - $64.75
Jason Aldean is bringing his "Burn it Down" tour with special guest Cole Swindell to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, February 21.
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, February 22 event will pay tribute to Billie Holliday and feature Connye Florance.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 8 PM
LOCATION: MERCY LOUNGE FREE
Road to Bonnaroo brings Nashville's indie bands and music fans together for the seventh consecutive year to select three homegrown artists ready to represent the city's bustling music scene on a national stage at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in June. Featuring DeRobert and the Half-Truths, Koa, Sol Cat, Elise Davis, Tesla Rossa, The Future and more. Held on two stages at both Mercy Lounge and the High Watt.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $59/PERSON OR $75/COUPLE
Learn how to make sushi rice and sushi rolls, decorate a sushi platter and use chopsticks. Kumi Alderman, organizer of the Knoxville Asian Festival, will teach this special class on Japanese food and culture in partnership with the Tennessee Asian Culture Center. A second class will take place on Saturday, March 21. Click here to learn more and register.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, February 18
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, February 18
Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, February 18
Brett Stewart at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, February 19
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, February 19
Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, February 19
Les Richardson at Barlines Thursday, February 19
Influences in Craft Beer at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Thursday, February 19
Spoken Word Workshop at Nashville Public Library Thursday, February 19
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, February 19
Cort Carpenter at Legends Corner Friday, February 20
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, February 20
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, February 20
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, February 20
The Other Side at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, February 20
Don Gallardo & How Far West at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, February 20
Dusty Hundley Band at Barlines Friday, February 20
Christy Taylor at Rocketown Friday, February 20
The Springs at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, February 20 - Saturday, February 21
12 Against Nature: Steely Dan's Aja and Gaucho at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, February 20
Charlie Wilson at Bridgestone Arena Friday, February 20
Guilty Pleasures at Mercy Lounge Saturday, February 21
Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, February 21
Justine Blazer at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, February 21
Jack's Tale: A Mythic Mountain Musical at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, February 21
Jason Aldean at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 21
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, February 21
Family Program: Jack and the Beanstalk at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 21
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, February 21
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Saturday, February 21
Jutt Huffman at National Underground Nashville Saturday, February 21
Jutt Huffman at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, February 22
Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Sunday, February 22
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, February 22
Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Jared Roberts at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, February 22
Music City Beach Blast Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, February 22
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, February 22
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, February 22
Country Music is Love at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, February 23
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, February 23
WWE Raw at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 23
Painting Class: Angel in Gray at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, February 23
Steve Dorian at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, February 24
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, February 24
Kenzie Wetz at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, February 24
Bandit at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, February 24
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, February 24
Lee Brice at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, February 24
Maker Tuesday: African American History Month Edition at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, February 24
Leif Shires at Sambuca Tuesday, February 24
Booker T. Jones at City Winery Tuesday, February 24
No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, February 24
Jessica Rose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, February 25
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, February 25
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, February 25
Operation Troop Aid Benefit presents James Otto & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, February 25
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, February 25
Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, February 25
Rock & Roll Bash at 12th & Porter Wednesday, February 25
The Beagles at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, February 25
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, February 25
Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville at Station Inn Wednesday, February 25
Tony Coleman & All the King's Men at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, February 25
RAW Nashville presents Present at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, February 26
Joel & The Gents EP Release Show at 12th & Porter Thursday, February 26
Rocketown's 12th Anniversary Party at Rocketown Thursday, February 26 - Saturday, February 28
Chili Cook-off at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Thursday, February 26
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, February 26
Hungry? Downtown Dining Options
Did you know that downtown Nashville has more than 205 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. NEW FEATURE: You can select the meal you are interested in, as well as, the cuisine type. These filters should help you find just what you are looking for! Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Need Stress Relief?
Winter weather got you down? Look no further than downtown. Downtown has thirteen businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown February 18 - March 4, 2015 include Pollstar U.S.A. (800, February 18 - 21), Showbiz National Talent Competition (2,000, February 20 - 23), SportsFest (4,000, February 21 - 22), Tractor Supply Company (2,500, February 23 - 26), Country Radio Broadcasters (3,000, February 25 - 27), America's Best Cheer (2,000, February 28 - 29) and Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2015 (8,000, March 4 - 7). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.