News & Information
A big downtown Nashville welcome to the Nashville Sounds and their fans! Opening day for First Tennessee Park is Friday, April 17. Check out our parking website for the best places to park, a convenient $5-per-car shuttle service, transportation map and more. Also, enjoy free rides on Nashville B-cycle this Friday courtesy of First Tennessee Bank.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $39 - $300
The Nashville Predators will open the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs vs. the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 7:30 pm, followed by the second game Friday, April 17 at 8:30 pm. Prior to each game, join the Preds for a Plaza Party beginning at 5 pm. The Plaza Party includes festive family activities, street hockey rinks, live music, food and drinks, giveaways and much more.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. This event will take place every other Thursday through the fall.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 4:30 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK FREE
Mayor Karl Dean, joined by the Nashville Sounds, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of First Tennessee Park. Chip Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC's "Nashville," is the special musical guest. Plus, Mayor Dean will officially open the Nashville B-cycle station* at First Tennessee Park. Following the ceremony, Mayor Dean and Sounds owner Frank Ward will greet fans as they enter the sold-out home opener against the Colorado Springs beginning at 7:05 pm. Attending the home opener or any Sounds' game soon? Check out our parking website for the best places to park, a convenient $5-per-car shuttle service, transportation map and more. *All Nashville B-cycle rides will be free on Friday, April 17 to and from any of the 30 stations throughout the city. Use promo code 0417 at any station.
Nashville Farmers' Market is celebrating the opening of the Sounds' season with several days of special game day offerings. Friday, April 17 enjoy a food truck park outside the market, all featuring ballpark-themed menus. Plus, enjoy local music and wine, beer and a special ballgame cocktail will be for sale. Saturday, April 18 includes the debut of Nashville's newest weekly songwriter's open mic night, Turnip the Beet, along with wine and beer for sale. Sunday, April 19 features a community picnic with great food, live music, wine, beer and more.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 - SUNDAY, APRIL 19, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $22.50 ADULTS; $19.50 AGES 3-17 & SENIORS; FREE AGES 2 & UNDER
The LEGO KidsFest will be filled with interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family. Enjoy hands-on educational fun for all ages including LEGO construction zones, dozens of large-scale and miniature LEGO models and displays, LEGO games, group builds, LEGO master builders and much more. Please note: tickets only remain for Friday; get yours before they sell out!
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, REGISTRATION: 8:30 AM; WALK BEGINS: 9 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE (DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)
The two-mile walk presented by March of Dimes will raise funds to support babies' health. Join the three million people across 700 communities in the nation participating in the march. Plus, free food and a family-friendly festival following the walk. The event is free for participants, but donations are encouraged. Click here to register in advance. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, 3rd Avenue South (John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to Broadway), Broadway (3rd Avenue to 2nd Avenue), 2nd Avenue North (Broadway to Union Street), Woodland Street (Union Street to South 1st Street) and surrounding LP Field streets. Closures begin as early as 9 am and end as late as 10:30 am on Saturday, April 18. Click here for the complete route.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 9 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $5/BOX; $10/VIN ETCHING
Take the first step in protecting yourself from identity theft crimes. Your old personal documents will be instantly destroyed by a Shred-it high speed cross shredder. All shredded material will be recycled. Metro Police will also be on site collecting unused and expired prescription medications to be properly disposed. Plus, Metro Nashville's Auto Theft Unit will be teaming up with Crime Stoppers for VIN etching during this year’s event. This event will be held in LP Field Lot G & M.
NashvilleNext is a long-range plan for Nashville's future, intended to guide growth, development and preservation in the city over the next 25 years. This event will unveil the draft of the general plan for Nashville's future. Plus, an information table with voter registration forms, change of information/address forms and recruitment materials for poll officials for the 2015 election cycle.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, REGISTRATION: 12:30 PM; WALK BEGINS: 2 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE (DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)
Walk MS features both a one-mile and a three-mile course option. The event supports life-changing programs and cutting-edge research for the more than 9,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the Mid-South region. The event is free for participants, but donations are encouraged. Click here to register in advance. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, 3rd Avenue South (John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to Korean Veterans Boulevard), the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and surrounding LP Field streets. Closures begin as early as 2 pm and end as late as 3:30 pm on Sunday, April 19. Click here for the complete route.
Bring your family and friends for a day filled with creativity, art-making, live music and exciting performances. Dress up as an English aristocrat, create miniature rooms for an imaginary country house, make an American history-inspired peg doll and add your contribution to a collaborative chalk mural creature.
The Sanctuary Choirs of First Baptist Nashville and First Baptist Huntsville will present Mendelssohn's "Elijah" Sunday, April 19 and Sunday, April 26. Featuring a 150+ voice choir, full orchestra and drama cast, they will bring this dynamic Bible story to life through music and drama.
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH $15
ADULT; $10 STUDENT/ACTIVE MILITARY; $40 FAMILY
Teresa Buchholz returns to the Gateway Chamber Orchestra in Berio's intimate and colorful "Folk Songs," a song cycle of melodies from around the world. The winner of the Young Composer Competition, Christopher Chandler is featured alongside two of the most iconic American works, Barber's "Adagio" and Copland's "Appalachian Spring." Buchholz returns to the Gateway Chamber Orchestra in Berio's intimate and colorful "Folk Songs," a song cycle of melodies from around the world. The winner of the Young Composer Competition, Christopher Chandler is featured alongside two of the most iconic American works, Barber's "Adagio" and Copland's "Appalachian Spring." Click here or call 615-712-3683 to purchase tickets.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
Join the fight against HIV/AIDS while celebrating food, friends and the community during the annual Dining Out For Life. On Tuesday, April 21, more than 70 restaurants around town will donate 30% or more of your bill to Nashville CARES. Participating downtown restaurants include 417 Union Restaurant & Bar, City Fire American Oven & Bar, City Winery, Etch, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte World Dining and Wine, Frothy Monkey, Kitchen Notes, M. Restaurant & Bar, The Melting Pot, Nuvo Burrito, Provence Breads & Cafe, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant and Salsa. Reservations for dinner suggested. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, NETWORKING: 11 AM - 11:30 AM; LUNCH/PROGRAM: 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $60 GENERAL ADMISSION
This luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of four of Middle Tennessee's most prominent female business leaders and focuses on the key events, turning points and principles that have led them to success.
Bring your custom growler to Rock Bottom and fill it up with some of the freshest beer downtown for only $6!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Enjoy Salon@615 featuring Steve Berry, who will discuss his book "The Patriot Threat." This riveting, non-stop adventure is trademark Berry—90% historical fact, 10% exciting speculation—a provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: What if the federal income tax is illegal? A book signing will follow.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH $20
Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out in a burger competition to see who will be the 2015 Burger Champion. Taste all the burgers and meet some of Nashville's top chefs all for only $20! Vote on who you think has the best burger while enjoying live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and good brews. Participating downtown restaurants include Bar Louie, Burger Republic, Hard Rock Cafe, Kitchen Notes, The Palm, Paradise Park Trailer Resort and Food Stand, and The Pub Nashville. 21+ event.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, April 25
Wild West Comedy Festival through Sunday, April 19
Cinderella's Tom Keifer at City Winery Wednesday, April 15
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, April 15
Jeanne Robertson: Wild West Comedy Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 15
Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 15
Hannibal Buress: Wild West Comedy Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 15
Lewis Black: Wild West Comedy Festival at City Winery Thursday, April 16
Rachael Hester & The Tennessee Walkers at Station Inn Thursday, April 16
Leif Shires at Sambuca Thursday, April 16
Sing for a Cause at Rocketown Thursday, April 16
Dirty Pages Potluck at Nashville Farmers' Market Thursday, April 16
Painting Class: Country Music America at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, April 16
The Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, April 16
The truTV Impractical Jokers: Wild West Comedy Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 16
Opry Country Classics: Mel Tillis, The Gatlin Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 16
Curator’s Perspective: Houghton Hall: Portrait of an Exhibition at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 16
TAUK at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, April 16
Communion Nashville April Club Night at Mercy Lounge Thursday, April 16
Bronze Radio Return at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, April 16
Campus DJ Nationwide Competition at Rocketown Friday, April 17
The Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Friday, April 17
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Friday, April 17
Delbert McClinton at City Winery Friday, April 17
Nashville Sounds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at First Tennessee Park Friday, April 17
Guerrero Conducts Beethoven at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18
Eight O'Five Jive Record Release at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, April 17
Vinyl Radio at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, April 17
Telling Tales Film Series: Lincoln at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, April 17
Nashville Sounds vs. Colorado Springs at First Tennessee Park Friday, April 17
Joel McHale: Wild West Comedy Festival at Ryman Auditorium Friday, April 17
Wits: Wild West Comedy Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 17
Coffee & Classics: Guerrero Conducts Beethoven at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, April 17
Sandi Patty and Veritas at First Baptist Nashville Friday, April 17
Yoga Class at 217 2nd Avenue North Friday, April 17
Slippery When Wet: Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute at Mercy Lounge Friday, April 17
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, April 17
Wild Child at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, April 17
Painting Class: Baseball or Flowers at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, April 18
All Pie, All Day at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, April 18
Amber's Drive at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, April 18
Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, April 18
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, April 18
The Man from Muscle Shoals: Rick Hall in Conversation with Peter Guralnick at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, April 18
Eddie Money at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, April 18
Nashville Sounds vs. Colorado Springs at First Tennessee Park Saturday, April 18
The Cat in the Hat at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, April 18
Nick Kroll & John Mulaney: Wild West Comedy Festival at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 18
Sista Strut at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, April 18
Frank Caliendo: Wild West Comedy Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 18
Handlandia with Gaia & Joel at Nashville Public Library Saturday, April 18
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Mercy Lounge Saturday, April 18
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, April 19
Nashville Jazz Orchestra presents Duffy Jackson at City Winery Sunday, April 19
Richie Scholl at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, April 19
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, April 19 - Tuesday, April 21
The First Tennessee African American Legislators at Tennessee State Museum Sunday, April 19
Kevin Hart: Wild West Comedy Festival at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, April 19
Anjelah Johnson: Wild West Comedy Festival at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, April 19
Nashville Sounds vs. Colorado Springs at First Tennessee Park Sunday, April 19
Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments: Nashville Cats Flair at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, April 19
Virtuoso Classical Guitar Series at Nashville Public Library Sunday, April 19
Dusty Hundley at Legends Corner Sunday, April 19
Jutt Huffman at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, April 20
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, April 20
Josh Hedley & The Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, April 20
Lower Broadway Band at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, April 20
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, April 20
Nashville Sounds vs. Colorado Springs at First Tennessee Park Monday, April 20
Pops Concert featuring The Providence Players at Nashville Public Library Monday, April 20
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, April 20
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, April 20
David Peterson & The 1946 Band at Station Inn Tuesday, April 21
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, April 21
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, April 21 - Friday, April 24
The Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, April 21
OnStage with Kelly Corcoran at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, April 21
Spring Fling Mixer at Wedding 101 Tuesday, April 21
Diana Krall at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, April 21
Trick Pony & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, April 21
The Mowgli's at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, April 21
Elio & The Hank Sinatra Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, April 21
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, April 22
Jon Mullins at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, April 22
Hillbilly Casino at Barlines Wednesday, April 22
Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, April 22
Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, April 22
Halestorm at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 22
Denny Laine at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, April 22
Pokey LaFarge Album Release Party at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, April 22
Testament & Exodus at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, April 22
Seoul & Ballet School at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, April 22
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, April 23
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, April 23
Lunch Box Lecture: 100th Anniversary of TDOT at Tennessee State Museum Thursday, April 23
Fiona at Sambuca Thursday, April 23
Painting Class: Nashville Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, April 23
Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!
Be Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park for free at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details. (Tip: You don't have to attend an event at Bridgestone to use this service. However, the free parking and $3 shuttle service is only available on the stated event dates).
Salons & Barber Shops
Looking for a hair stylist or barber? Look no further than downtown. Check out the ten barber shops and salons listed on our website. Some salons offer nail and spa services, too. Visit their websites or call for more information.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown April 15 - 29, 2015 include LEGO KidsFest (25,000, April 15 - 20), American Occupational Therapy Association (7,000, April 15 - 19), Aclara Software (600, April 20 - 23), Associated Wholesale Grocers Food Show (600, April 20 - 23), Country Music Marathon (30,000, April 21 - 25), Revolution Talent Competition (700, April 23 - 26), Beauty Systems Group (1,000, April 23 - 28), Nashville Fashion Focus (5,000, April 23 - 27), Conexion Americas (600, April 24), International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association (800, April 24 - 28), National Association for College Admissions Counsel (1,000, April 25 - 26), Trivantis (500, April 25 - May 1), Southern Women's Show (44,000, April 27 - May 4) and HealthStream (1,000, April 29 - May 1). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.