News & Information
New coffee shop: Bongo Java Cafe!
Johnny Cash Museum. 119 3rd Avenue South. 615-256-1777. This new coffee house opened today! The shop offers a wide variety of coffee drinks and breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Click here for the food and beverage menu. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 8 am - 8 pm.
New retail option: Southernaire Market!
Pinnacle at Symphony Place. 150 3rd Avenue South. 615-724-1762. A corner market featuring locally and regionally-sourced artisanal products, produce and ingredients, a butcher counter full of fresh meat and seafood selections, French-pressed coffee, made-to-order paninis and other options for lunch. Plus, a selection of craft brews by the bottle. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 10 am - 5:30 pm.
Events This Week
With its 1949 Broadway opening, "Death of a Salesman" struck a chord with audiences, and each generation since has embraced the play as an expression of their own struggle to achieve the American dream. In this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero in Willy Loman – the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Enjoy a gathering of over 15 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. This event is scheduled to take place every other Thursday, weather permitting.
Every cook has that one stained page, that one recipe that resonates deeply and connects her to the past. The Dirty Pages exhibit celebrates those time-worn recipes and the women behind them and will run through Sunday, April 19 at the Nashville Farmers' Market. Celebrate a kick off dinner on Thursday, March 19 prepared by men who want to honor the women in their lives. Featuring food by Matt Bolus of The 404 Kitchen, Karl Worley of Biscuit Love Brunch and more! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 10 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $10 IN ADVANCE; $12 AT THE DOOR
LOL Nashville presents their St. Patrick's comedy improv show on Friday, March 20 at City Winery at 10 pm. This comedy troupe is known for its hilarious, fast-paced short-form as well as its unique long-form improv styles. Every part of every show is unscripted and made up on the spot with the help of audience suggestions. It is strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as these shows typically sell out quickly.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, RACE BEGINS: 10 AM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $45 IN ADVANCE; $50 RACE DAY
This annual 5K takes runners and walkers through downtown Nashville and the surrounding area, beginning and ending at Bridgestone Arena. The entry fee includes a 5K t-shirt and a voucher for one upper-level ticket to an upcoming Preds game. Click here for more information and to register in advance. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 5th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun) and Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) will be closed from 7 am until 1 pm on Saturday, March 21. Plus, Demonbreun (6th Avenue South running west out of downtown) will be closed from 10 am until as late as 11 am. The remaining closures do not impact downtown. Click here for the route and click here for the complete list of road closures.
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, March 22 event will pay tribute to Tito Puente featuring Lalo Davila.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, HALF MARATHON: 7:30 AM; 10K: 7:45 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $85 - $95 HALF MARATHON; $40 - $45 10K
The ninth annual Music City Half Marathon and 10K. Both courses begin and end at Public Square, traveling north out of downtown. Click here for the half marathon route and click here for the 10K route. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures begin as early as 5 am and end as late as 1 pm on Sunday, March 22 along the courses. Click here for a complete road closure grid with corresponding closure start and ending times.
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: PARTY FOWL $35/TICKET
Party Fowl is teaming up with Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company to present a unique five-course dinner with beer pairings. Menu items include smoked Gouda fondue, curry chicken rice bowl, rye deconstructed Reuben, duck tacos and delicious dessert. Click here for the complete menu. Reservations recommended: call 615-624-8255 or email.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24 - SATURDAY, MARCH 28, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriters' festival. Currently in its 23rd year, the festival boasts more than 250 songwriters performing over four days in celebrated venues throughout Nashville. Downtown venues include 3rd and Lindsley, B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, The Listening Room Cafe and Station Inn. Click here for the complete schedule. Please note: festival passes have sold out; only individual show tickets remain at the door of the venue.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Tony Coleman & All the King's Men at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, March 18
Dave Isaacs at Sambuca Wednesday, March 18
Fleetwood Mac at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 18
Tango Buenos Aires at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 18
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, March 18
Thursday Night Trivia at Jackalope Brewing Company Thursday, March 19
Lindsey Cardinale at Two Old Hippies Thursday, March 19
Boyz II Men at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 19 - Saturday, March 21
Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 19
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, March 19
The King Khan & BBQ Show at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 19
Brittany Kennell at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, March 20
Nashville Reads Dinner at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, March 20
The SteelDrivers at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 20
Meghan Trainor at Cannery Ballroom Friday, March 20
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Saturday, March 21
Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, March 21
Mardi Gras Nationals Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22
DCXV Spring Break Forever Rooftop Dance Party at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, March 21
Mark Farina at Seen Saturday, March 21
Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 21
TEDxNashville 2015 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 21
The Adventures of Young Amadeus at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, March 21
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 21
Music Masters: Honoring Producer Keith Stegall at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 21
LEGO Jr. Club at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 21
Brett Stewart at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, March 22
Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Maggie Thorn at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, March 22
Connie Britton, Dierks Bentley, Amy Grant & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 22
Nashville Jazz Orchestra at City Winery Sunday, March 22
Jazz in The Gulch at The Cave Sunday, March 22 - Wednesday, March 25
The Beach Boys at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 22
Fiddle Demonstration: Barbara Lamb at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 22
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, March 22
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, March 23
California Country Club at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, March 23
Lineup #3: A Live Comedy Special Taping at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 23
Casee Allen at Legends Corner Tuesday, March 24
Charlie Worsham & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, March 24
Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 24
Williams & Company at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, March 24
J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, March 24
The Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, March 24
Adam Sanders & Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, March 25
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, March 25
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, March 25
Vince Gill & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, March 26
Kenny Chesney at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 26 - Friday, March 27
Robert Irvine Live at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 26
Halsey & Young Rising Sons at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, March 26
The Barr Brothers at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 26
Official Kenny Chesney After Party at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, March 26
Painting Class: Sunflowers at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, March 26
Andy McKee at City Winery Thursday, March 26
Jeff Blaney at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, March 26
Legends and Legacy Luncheon: Innovating Women at Work at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place Friday, March 27
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, March 27
Music City Circuit
It's (almost) spring and getting around downtown is easy! Hop a ride to the Farmers' Market for lunch or to shop, catch happy hour in The Gulch, see the newest exhibit at the Frist, attend a concert at the Ryman ... the possibilities are endless. Music City Circuit makes it even easier to travel to destinations around downtown! Click here for the route maps. The best part? This service is free. NOTE: the routes for the green and blue lines changed a few months ago and now make it easier for office workers in the downtown core to use this service.
Cheap Parking Options
Park for only $3 weeknights after 6 pm and all day Saturday or Sunday at the Metro Courthouse Garage. Or, pay only $5 after 5 pm on weeknights or all day Saturday or Sunday at the Library Garage. It is hard to beat these rates! To find additional parking options based on location and price, please use our comprehensive online parking map.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown March 18 - April 1, 2015 include 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), American Institute of Steel Construction (4,000, March 25 - 27), Stage One National Dance Competition (2,000, March 26 - 29), American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (600, March 29 - April 1), and National Distribution & Contracting, Inc. (1,200, March 30 - 31). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.