News & Information
New ice cream shop: Jeni's Nashville Farmers' Market!
Nashville Farmers' Market. 900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard. 615-928-8028. The newest location of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is at the Farmers' Market. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 11 am - 4 pm and Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, MARCH 12 - SATURDAY, MARCH 14, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: 10 AM - 7 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: 5TH & DEMONBREUN FREE
The 2015 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament is at Bridgestone Arena through Sunday, March 15! SEC Fanfare is a three-day festival that features live music from 11 am - 4 pm daily. Plus, interactive games, displays, interviews with this year's SEC Legends, food and drinks, and more! Free and open to the public, this event will take place on 5th Avenue South and Demonbreun - in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Musuem. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) and 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway) will be closed beginning Monday, March 9 until Sunday, March 15 at 5 pm.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, NOON - 7 PM
LOCATION: ACCESSOREYES FREE
Join AccessorEyes for the area’s premier showing of Face à Face eyewear for men and women. Food and drinks will be provided. Plus, a chance to win prizes and discounts!
A full weekend of St. Patrick's day festivities at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant, including live music and food and drink specials. Plus, visit before the Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild game on Tuesday, March 17 for more great specials. Not going to the game? Enjoy live music by Elio & The Hank Sinatra Band from 7 pm - 11 pm!
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
Join an open-ended discussion to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one work of art in depth with an educator in the galleries. This session will revolve around "Tina Barney: The Europeans." Space is limited to 15 participants to encourage visitor participation. Call 615-744-3355 to reserve your spot.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, REGISTRATION: 10 AM; RACE BEGINS: 11 AM
LOCATION: PARTY FOWL $40 IN ADVANCE; $45 RACE DAY
The fourth annual St. Patrick's Day Kegs and Eggs run/walk features both a 5K and 10K course option. Dress up in your best costume as you make your way along the festive course. Plus, enjoy a post-race celebration at Party Fowl including food, drinks, music and more. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 9th Avenue South (Party Fowl to Division Street) will be closed from 8 am until 2 pm on Saturday, March 14. Plus, Division Street (9th Avenue South to 12th Avenue South) will be closed from 11 am until 12:30 pm. The remaining closures do not impact downtown. Click here for the route and click here for the complete list of road closures.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, NOON - 6 PM
LOCATION: DICK'S LAST RESORT $13
The second annual St. Pat's Bar Crawl will begin at Dick's Last Resort and continues to Bootleggers Inn, Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, Buffalo's Nashville, Coyote Ugly Saloon, Silver Dollar Saloon, Doc Holliday's Saloon, Tin Roof Broadway and Whiskey Bent Saloon. Tickets include admission to each bar, gift cards, drink specials, a St. Pat's medallion and more! A portion of proceeds will benefit a local charity.
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 5 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: HOWARD OFFICE BUILDING FREE
The Ballpark Project Team and the Nashville Sounds invite you to an informational community update meeting about First Tennessee Park. This meeting is a follow-up to the community meetings held during the planning process and beginning of construction for Nashville's new minor league ballpark. The project team will provide an update on the traffic and parking plan in preparation for Friday, April 17, opening day. Written questions and comments will be accepted at the conclusion of the meeting. Free parking will be available at the Fulton campus.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 11 AM
LOCATION: TIN ROOF BROADWAY FREE
This St. Patrick's Day party will feature great drink specials all day. Plus, live music.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Nashville Symphony and enjoy an invigorating night of toe-tapping jigs, reels and songs that embody Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster’s most cherished values: family, home, tradition and faith.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 6 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON $30
A benefit concert to honor long-time music industry veteran Debbie Ballentine will be held at Wildhorse Saloon on Tuesday, March 17. Performers include Lorrie Morgan, Vince Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Exile, Daryle Singletary, Baillie & the Boys, Darryl Worley, TG Shepard, George Ducas, Kelly Lang, Sonia Leigh, Steffen Hughes and more. Hosted by television personality and host of Great American Country's "Top 20 Country Countdown" Nan Kelley. Plus, an after-party will be held at Silver Dollar Saloon for $5.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 11 AM - 2 AM
LOCATION: THE PUB NASHVILLE FREE
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with The Pub Nashville's Street Party! The event includes live entertainment by Jonathan Singleton, Goodbye June, Travis Denning, Shane Piasecki and The Abe Mac Band. Plus, food and drink specials throughout the day. Proceeds benefit March of Dimes. Please note: road closures associated with this event! 11th Avenue will be closed from 12th Avenue to Pine Street beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 17. The road will reopen at 2:00 am on Wednesday, March 18.
If you've made a resolution to eat more "real" food or want to help support local agriculture, make a date to come meet the farmers in person at the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fair on Wednesday, March 18 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The free event will kick off with a quick presentation about how CSAs work, followed by the opportunity for attendees to meet individually with the local farmers. Each farm will have a display booth with pictures of their farms, lists of typical products by season and the location of local pickup points for various days of the week.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19 - SATURDAY, MARCH 21, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $138
Boyz II Men redefined R&B in the 1990s with their sweet harmonies and stirring balladry. They'll bring their singular "hip-hop doo-wop" style for an evening of such timeless hits as "End of the Road," "I'll Make Love to You" and "On Bended Knee," along with some classic Motown soul.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Pippin at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, March 15
2015 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 11 - Sunday, March 15
Santana at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 11
Nashville to Austin: The SXSW Takeover at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, March 11
Taria at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, March 12
Beethoven & Thomas Hampson at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 12 - Saturday, March 14
Cirque du Soul featuring Lari White & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 12
Nashville Firefighters' Calendar Launch at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, March 12
Night Rancher at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, March 12
Communion Nashville March Club Night at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 12
Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, March 12
WSM Live Broadcast at Station Inn Thursday, March 12
Overcome Silence at Rocketown Friday, March 13
Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 14
Nashville Flipside presents Americana Pie South VII at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, March 13
Art After Dark at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, March 13
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 13
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Saturday, March 14
Ben Ottewell at City Winery Saturday, March 14
Hozier at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, March 14
Family Program: Fiddle 101 at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 14
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, March 14
Amanda Daughtry Band at Second Fiddle Sunday, March 15
Vienna Boys Choir at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 15
The Sing-Off Live! at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 15
Creative Zone: Make a Hall of Fame Medallion or Plaque at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 15
Worldwide Spirit Association Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, March 15
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, March 16
Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, March 16
Jessica Rose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, March 16
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, March 16
Hozier at Ryman Auditorium Monday, March 16 - Tuesday, March 17
CMT Hot 20 Countdown: Studio Audience Opportunity at Bridgestone Arena Monday, March 16
Music Production Workshop at Nashville Public Library Monday, March 16
Painting Class: Dandelions at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, March 16
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, March 17
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, March 17
Dirty Dozen Brass Band at City Winery Tuesday, March 17
Painting Class: St. Patrick's Day at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, March 17
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 17
An Evening with Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 17
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, March 17
J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, March 17
45RPM with Daryle Singletary at Station Inn Tuesday, March 17
No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, March 17
Sgt. York and the Great War at Bicentennial Mall Wednesday, March 18
Clint Daniels & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, March 18
Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, March 18
Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, March 18
The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, March 18
Fleetwood Mac at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 18
Tango Buenos Aires at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 18
Lenten Lecture Series with Victor Judge at Christ Church Cathedral Wednesday, March 18
Maggie Rose at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, March 18
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, March 18
Night Life at the Park at Bicentennial Mall Thursday, March 19
Nathan Belt & The Buckles at Robert's Western World Thursday, March 19
Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 19
The King Khan & BBQ Show at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 19
Music City Rhythm Revue at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, March 20
Telling Tales Film Series at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, March 20
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 20
Meghan Trainor at Cannery Ballroom Friday, March 20
Affordable Monthly Parking
Looking to cut your monthly parking costs? Consider using our LP Field Parking Option. Park at LP Field and ride our convenient Park It! Express shuttle to your office building. Parking is free with a permit and shuttle passes are only $30/month. Click here to sign up and here for the shuttle route map.
Downtown Home Tour: April 12
Save the date! Our 12th Annual Downtown Home Tour is Sunday, April 12. Tickets are only $10. Basic information is posted on our website. We will have more details (including stop locations) posted soon.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown March 11 - 25, 2015 include SEC Men's Basketball Tournament (19,000, March 12 - 15), Youth Evangelism Conference (6,000, March 13 - 14), World Wide Spirit Cheerleading (2,500, March 15), Newspaper Association of America (2,000, March 15 - 18), Institute of Industrial Engineers (600, March 16 - 19), National School Boards Association (7,000, March 20 - 24), Mardi Gras Nationals Cheer Competition (4,500, March 21 - 22), and American Institute of Steel Construction (4,000, March 25 - 27). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.