Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: BAILEY'S SPORTS GRILLE FREE
Enjoy a complimentary sampling of Bailey's signature dishes, including drunken chicken tenders, tavern wings, Napa spinach salad, hummus and black forest sliders. Featured signature cocktails will be available for $4 each and draft beers for $2 each. Bailey’s will donate 10% of sales for the entire day to the Nashville Humane Association, which is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals.
Think you're a chili expert? Stop by Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and cast your vote in this battle of the bowls.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 6 PM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL $125
Nashville Wine Auction is hosting Wined Up, an event featuring a wine tasting, delicious bites, a silent and live auction, live music and more.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
LOCATION: THE JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM $55
In a two-day bash kicking off Friday, February 27, fans will be treated to appearances by Johnny Cash's family members and former band mates in a series of events to celebrate the late singer's 83rd birthday. Tickets for this event include an all-access pass including unlimited museum admission, admittance to all events, musical performances and more. Special guests include Tommy Cash, Joanne Cash, Johnny Western, W.S. Holland Band and more. Tickets only available online.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
The exhibit "Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art" assembles paintings and sculptures that recount stories relating to American cultural tastes, aspirations, and, at times, contradictions that marked the first full century of the new democracy. This lecture will look at how artists drew inspiration from classical sources to explore contemporary issues of the nineteenth century. Presented by Bailey Van Hook, professor of art history at Virginia Tech.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 7 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: THE HORTON BUILDING $40 - $45
Nashville Junior Chamber presents the third annual Wine and Dine. The event features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a live date auction featuring Nashville's most eligible singles and a silent auction. Admission includes two drink tickets and all proceeds benefit Special Olympics Tennessee. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $50
Join the Nashville Predators for Hockey & Heels to get an exclusive look inside the organization while learning more about hockey. Whether you are new to hockey or a die-hard fan, this event is a perfect girls' night out. Registration includes an away game watch party in the all-new luxury Lexus Lounge, a Q&A session with the players' wives and coaches, an upper level ticket to the Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders game on Thursday, March 5, door prizes and much more. Click here to register in advance.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 - SATURDAY, MARCH 7, VARIES BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $15 - $80
The Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament returns to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium for the fourth year in a row with its four-day, 14-game event. Click here for participating teams and complete schedule of events.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, DINNER: 5:30 PM; PROGRAM: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE
On Wednesday nights during Lent, Victor Judge will lead an exploration of three of Flannery O'Connor's short stories in order to construct her "theology of writing as an incarnational art." Judge of Vanderbilt University Divinity School will lead the five-week series. Optional dinner provided before ($5 for adults; $3 for children). RSVP required for the meal. Click here for more information.
OnStage is designed for adult audiences to interact with Nashville Symphony musicians in a relaxed, informal setting. OnStage features an intimate performance, with the audience sitting right on the stage of Laura Turner Concert Hall. This free evening of music, wine and good conversation is a wonderful way to get to know the Nashville Symphony musicians, meet other music lovers and explore the history and artistry behind some of the greatest pieces of music ever written. Reservations required and can only be made online during the reservation window two weeks before each event. Plus, check out OnStage with Christopher Farrell on Tuesday, March 10.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
FOX 17 and some of Nashville's top companies are joining forces to bring Middle Tennessee's best talent and employers together. All job-seekers and career changers are welcome to attend this free event that will feature close to 40 companies. The event includes private interviews, networking opportunities and breakout sessions designed to help prospective employees with resume review, interviewing skills, social media advice and more.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - TUESDAY, MARCH 10
The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo is a private event to be held at the Music City Center Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7. As North America’s largest indoor-outdoor products show, the event will attract more than 350 exhibitors and 8,000 attendees. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) and Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 4th Avenue South) will be closed beginning as early as 6 am on Thursday, February 26 until as late as midnight on Tuesday, March 10. Click here for additional information.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Operation Troop Aid Benefit presents James Otto & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, February 25
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, February 25
Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville at Station Inn Wednesday, February 25
Tracy Lawrence at City Winery Wednesday, February 25
Les Richardson at Barlines Thursday, February 26
An Evening with David Sedaris at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, February 26
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 26
Music at the Frist: Sonja Porter Hopkins at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, February 26
3rd Annual Songwriters Night with Dave Barnes & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, February 26
Night Rancher at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, February 26
Waymore's Outlaws at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, February 27
Gradient at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 27 - Monday, March 2
Mahler's Ninth at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, February 27 - Saturday, February 28
America's Best Cheerleading Championships at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, February 27 - Saturday, February 28
Maroon 5 at Bridgestone Arena Friday, February 27
An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr. at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 27
Punch Brothers at Ryman Auditorium Friday, February 27
Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute at Cannery Ballroom Friday, February 27
Phoenix Drive at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, February 28
Music City Rhythm Revue at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, February 28
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, February 28
Rooftop Dance Party with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, February 28
Derrick Carter at Seen Saturday, February 28
The Final Show at 12th & Porter Saturday, February 28
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, February 28
Jack's Tale: A Mythic Mountain Musical at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, February 28
Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 28
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 28
Dopapod at Mercy Lounge Saturday, February 28
Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, February 28
Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 1
Chris Brown & Trey Songz at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, March 1
Willie Nelson at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, March 3 - Wednesday, March 4
First Tuesday at the Metro Archives: Grassmere Cemetary at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, March 3
Hockey & Heels at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 3
OVC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, March 4
The Jack Pearson Band at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, March 4
Executive Speaker Series at Nashville City Club Wednesday, March 4
Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo Thursday, March 5
Job Boot Camp at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 5
Gov't Mule featuring John Scofield at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 5
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, March 5
Terry Fator at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 5
Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 5
Walking the Tightrope at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 5
Animania at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 6
Dave Koz at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, March 6
Gladys Knight at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 6
Food for Thought at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, March 6
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, March 7
21st Annual Tom King Classic Half Marathon & 5K at LP Field Saturday, March 7
Nashville Opera presents Jack and the Beanstalk at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 7
Nashville Cats: Salute to Bassist Michael Rhodes at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 7
First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, March 7
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 7
Chorister Festival Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, March 8
Voices of Spring at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 8
Craig Ferguson’s Hot & Grumpy Tour at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, March 9
Spring Break Fun at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, March 9
Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, March 9
Onstage with Christopher Farrell at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, March 10
The Fly Fishing Film Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 10
"Igniting Voices" Speaker Series at Music City Center Tuesday, March 10
Arts Appetizer: Pippin at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 11
Santana at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 11
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Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown February 25 - March 11, 2015 include 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), OVC Basketball Tournament (11,000, March 4 - 7), Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2015 (8,000, March 4 - 7) and Batteries+Bulbs (600, March 5 - 11). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.