Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    

News & Information

New museum: George Jones Museum!
128 2nd Avenue North. 615-818-0128. This new museum on 2nd Avenue is a walk through George Jones' life featuring his first guitar, memorabilia, awards, a sing-along booth and more. The building also includes a restaurant, rooftop bar, gift shop, and special event space. Hours of operation for the museum and gift shop are Monday - Sunday, 8 am - 10 pm.
 

New restaurant: Possum Holler Cafe!
128 2nd Avenue North. 615-818-0128. This restaurant at the George Jones Museum offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 8 am - midnight.
 

New bar: Rooftop Bar at George Jones Museum!
128 2nd Avenue North. 615-818-0128. This rooftop bar has a fantastic view of Nashville's beautiful skyline. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 11 am - midnight.

 

Events This Week

 

Southern Women's Show

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 - SUNDAY, MAY 3, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $12 ADULTS; $6 CHILDREN 6-12; UNDER 6 FREE

The four-day event includes fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, beauty tips, health screenings, decorating ideas and personal growth opportunities—all tailored especially for women. More than 550 exhibitors will showcase the latest trends and products. Plus, a lineup of celebrity guest speakers including Randy Fenoli of "Say Yes to the Dress," Peter Facinelli of "Twilight" and many more.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 11 AM - 2:30 PM

Enjoy a gathering of as many as 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. This event takes place every other Thursday through the fall.

 

Collectors Art Night

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art talks on 5th Avenue of the Arts hosted by Paul Polycarpou, editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm, The Arts Company will start the evening with a conversation with sculptor John Petrey. At 6:45 pm, The Rymer Gallery will feature artists Dan Oglander and Casey Pierce, whose current exhibit “From the Cut” is currently on view. Tinney Contemporary will complete the evening at 7:30 pm with American painter Anna Jaap. Free valet parking and complimentary refreshments by Sambuca. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

 

​Shen Yun

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 7:30 PM AND SATURDAY, MAY 2 AT 2 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $52 - $132

Shen Yun performs classical Chinese dance and music inspired by the myths, legends and divine beauty of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Enjoy stunning costumes, brilliant choreography and state-of-the-art dynamic backdrops, all complemented by a live orchestra combining Chinese and Western instruments.

 

Girls on the Run 5K

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 8 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $30 - $40 ADULTS; $20 - $30 AGES 12 & UNDER

Featuring a 3.1-mile course, this fundraising event serves as the season-ending achievement for Girls on the Run of Nashville, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire, educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect, positive relationships and healthy active living. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Course begins and ends at LP Field Lot R (under the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge), traveling into East Nashville. Closures begin as early as 7:30 am and end as late as 9:30 am on Saturday, May 2.

 

Relay for Life

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 11 AM - 11 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE

Relay For Life offers the opportunity for the community to raise funds and awareness to help in the fight against cancer. Teams will camp out and take turns walking/running the track. The day is filled with food, music, a kids' zone and more. Plus, the traditional Luminaria Ceremony, which remembers loved ones lost to cancer and honors cancer survivors, and the Fight Back Ceremony. The event is free for participants, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

 

Free Scoop Day

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 11 AM - 8 PM
LOCATION: BOND COFFEE COMPANY FREE

Bond Coffee Company has added ice cream to its menu—and they're celebrating by offering free scoops of ice cream and sorbet Saturday, May 2 from 11 am - 8 pm! The first 50 visitors will receive a complimentary Bond Coffee Company mug with their free scoop. Take a picture with your ice cream at the photo booth and enter the Instagram contest to win a gift basket.

 

Free Family Fun Day

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK FREE

Experience downtown Nashville's newest ballpark at this free community event. Attendees can expect behind-the-scenes tours (including trips to the player clubhouses, batting cages, luxury suites and more), free hot dogs, nachos and sodas, a meet and greet with Sounds mascot Booster, kids' activities and much more.

 

Frontstretch Fest

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $49 GENERAL ADMISSION; $99 VIP; $20 DESIGNATED DRIVER

A huge Southern celebration of quality bourbon, craft beer and horse racing, Frontstretch Fest—the world’s largest Derby viewing party—will feature a stellar lineup of food, drink and music as it prepares to bring the excitement of the most famous horse race to the Nashville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 2. General admission tickets include samples and 15 food and drink tokens. VIP tickets include unlimited food and drink samples, access to exclusive tastings, catering, private brewing and distillery classes, private restrooms and more. Designated driver tickets include eight food tokens.

 

City in Progress

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 5 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CIVIC DESIGN CENTER FREE

Join the Nashville Civic Design Center and Vanderbilt's Department of Art as they showcase the work of 16 photography students in their exhibit "City in Progress," on display through Friday, May 22. "City in Progress" is a yearlong student project exploring modernist architecture and its legacy in Nashville. Stop by and check it out before heading to see more artwork during the First Saturday Art Crawl!

 

Songwriters Singing for Coffee

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER FREE

The Fifth Third Center and Starbucks present Songwriters Singing for Coffee, an outdoor concert on the plaza during the First Saturday Art Crawl. Featured artists include Marcus Hummon, Ella Mae Bowen, Autumn McEntire, Chris Roberts, Jeff Cohen, Scott Reeves, Pete Sallis and Greg Friia.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. See this month's gallery map. Live music on the performance platforms along 5th Avenue by Greg Bryant and the Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble. Two free shuttles will circulate the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. Please note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street - Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 5 pm and ending as late as 9 pm on Saturday, May 2. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:

 

40AU
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

COOP
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Corvidae Collective
11 Arcade. 615-251-1609. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Erabellum Artisan Co-Op
61-63 Arcade. 615-601-1568. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Gallery 44
44 Arcade. 615-398-0146. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Hannah Lane Gallery
64 Arcade. 225-315-0221. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Music City Fine Art
219 5th Avenue North. 931-313-9613. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

OPEN
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tennessee Art League
219 5th Avenue North. 615-736-5000. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

WAG
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

 

Plus, Karma (302 Church Street) will be open until 10 pm with 30% off clothing, free refreshments and California artist Billy Martinez painting live in the shop.

 

Art Crawl After Party

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 7:30 PM - 2:30 AM
LOCATION: PRINTERS ALLEY $10

Saturday, May 2 marks the inaugural Art Crawl After Party. Printers Alley will transform into its own gallery — complete with local artwork exhibits plus a live paint show inside Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar (cover charge at Bourbon Street is $10). This event will continue on the first Saturday of each month through October 3, 2015. Check it out while downtown for the First Saturday Art Crawl!

 

Cinco de Mayo Street Party

SUNDAY, MAY 3, NOON - 8 PM
LOCATION: M STREET $25

St. Anejo will host its second annual Cinco de Mayo festival Sunday, May 3! This celebration of Mexican culture will feature street food and drinks, live music, local artisans and more. Tickets include one drink ticket. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Godspell

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE

The First Baptist Nashville Youth Choir will present "Godspell," one of the biggest Off Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, on Sunday, May 3. Students will present a shorter, revised version of the musical emphasizing the Scriptures and teachings of Jesus.

 

Tennessee Titans Cheerleader Final Auditions

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 6 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON $15

Watch the 2015 Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Final Auditions at Wildhorse Saloon on Sunday, May 3. Eat, drink, enjoy a performance by Brassfield Aly and find out who will be out on the sidelines cheering on the Titans this season.

 

Foodbank: Throwdown

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 4 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: TIN ROOF BROADWAY $40 - $50

Several distinguished chefs from some of Nashville’s hottest restaurants will battle it out in a cooking competition with a new spin—chefs must use items typically donated to food banks in Nashville. This fundraiser will showcase the struggle these families face to have a healthy meal while raising awareness of the importance of donating nutritious food options to shelters. Downtown chefs include Kristin Beringson of City Winery, Rachel Cannon of Tin Roof Broadway and Trey Cioccia of The Farm House.

 

2015 Symphony Spring Fashion Show

TUESDAY, MAY 5, COCKTAILS: 6 PM; SHOW: 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $150

The Symphony Spring Fashion Show will feature a collection by designer Brunello Cucinelli. Mandy Barnett will be the musical guest and Anastasia Brown the celebrity guest host. Tickets include pre-show cocktails, excellent seats for the Fashion Show and performance, and an after party with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a Jordan Alexander jewelry boutique.

 

National Day of Prayer

THURSDAY, MAY 7, BREAKFAST: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM; PRAYER SERVICE AT BRIDGESTONE: NOON - 1 PM

The 64th annual National Day of Prayer begins with breakfast at the Music City Center from 6:30 am - 7:30 am ($25). Featuring the Honorable Alberto Gonzales and musical guest Jaci Velasquez. Complimentary parking at First Baptist Nashville. Click here for more information and to register. Plus, prayers will be led by community, business, church, YMCA and civic leaders at Bridgestone Arena's plaza from noon - 1 pm (free). Featuring Mayor Karl Dean, First Lady Crissy Haslam, Christian artist Steve Green and Nashville’s Unity Choir.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

All Night Train at Station Inn Wednesday, April 29

Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Wednesday, April 29

Godsmack at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, April 29

Death Cab for Cutie at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 29

Tony Coleman & All the King's Men at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, April 29

Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, April 29

Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, April 29

Elvis Perkins at City Winery Thursday, April 30

Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, April 30

Hilton Nashville Downtown & Trattoria Il Mulino Job Fair at Hilton Nashville Downtown Thursday, April 30

WYA Thursdays at Agenda Thursday, April 30

Heart of the City at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, April 30

52nd Annual State of Metro at Nashville Public Library Thursday, April 30

Tennessee Titans Draft Party at LP Field Thursday, April 30

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, April 30 - Saturday, May 2

Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 30

Opry Country Classics: Larry Gatlin, Chris Janson & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 30

Music at the Frist: Choro Nashville at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 30

Beer & Hymns at Mercy Lounge Thursday, April 30

The Bourbon Derby at Southernaire Market Thursday, April 30

Uhh Yeah Dude at Cannery Ballroom Friday, May 1

The Weeks at Mercy Lounge Friday, May 1

Painting Class: Drinks at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, May 1

Zac Brown Band at Bridgestone Arena Friday, May 1

Regions Free Day: Bleu! at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, May 1

Shen Yun at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, May 1

A Day of Reflection: Remembering the 2010 Flood at Nashville Public Library Friday, May 1

Collectors Art Night at 5th Avenue of the Arts Friday, May 1

The Long Players perform Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, May 2

Kansas Bible Company & Friends at Mercy Lounge Saturday, May 2

Vegetable Container Gardening Workshop at Nashville Public Library Saturday, May 2

Songwriter Session: Kent Blazy at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 2

The Cat in the Hat at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, May 2

Regions Free Day: Bleu! at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 2

Listen To Your Mother at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 2

Shelly Fairchild at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, May 3

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, May 3

Spring Concert featuring the Trevecca Madrigalians at Nashville Public Library Sunday, May 3

Fiddle Demonstration: Tammy Rogers King & Jeff King at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, May 3

Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, May 3

Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7

Lower Broadway Band at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, May 4

3 Ring Circle at Station Inn Tuesday, May 5

First Tuesday at Metro Archives at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, May 5

Chevelle and The Used at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, May 5

Milky Chance at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, May 6

Painting Class: Paris Lady at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, May 6

The Global Battle of the Bands at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, May 6

Lord Huron at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 6

Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, May 6

David Parmley & Continental Divide at Station Inn Thursday, May 7

Opry Country Classics: Charlie Daniels Band, The Swon Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 7

Art-Making in the Lobby: Design Like Houghton Hall at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, May 7

Leon Bridges at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, May 7

Alex Michael Band at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, May 8 - Saturday, May 9

The Other Side at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, May 8

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan at Station Inn Friday, May 8

Nashville Sounds vs. Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Friday, May 8

ARTini: Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, May 8

The Pink Floyd Appreciation Society at Mercy Lounge Saturday, May 9

Chris Stapleton at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, May 9

Scat Springs at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, May 9

Minus the Bear at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, May 9

The Cat in the Hat at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, May 9

7th Annual Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run & Walk at LP Field Saturday, May 9

Nashville Sounds vs. Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Saturday, May 9

A Prarie Home Companion at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, May 9

Conversation & Performance: Kim Carnes at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 9

ELEL at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, May 10

Mother's Day Brunch at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Sunday, May 10

Creative Zone: Lights, Camera, Capture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, May 10

The Manhattans at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, May 10

Nashville Sounds vs. Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Sunday, May 10

Natalie Cole at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, May 10

CMT Hot 20 Countdown: Studio Audience Opportunity at Bridgestone Arena Monday, May 11

Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, May 11

Tame Impala at Ryman Auditorium Monday, May 11

Nashville Sounds vs. Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Monday, May 11

The Who Hits 50! at Bridgestone Arena Monday, May 11

The Maine at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, May 12

Garden Bros Circus at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, May 12

Tony Lucca at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, May 12

Nitro Circus Live at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, May 12

ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, May 12

Georgia on my Mind at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, May 12

Nashville Reads Finale at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, May 12

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 13

Who Knew at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, May 13

Facts, Figures and FUNds: A Night of Trivia at Riverfront Tavern Wednesday, May 13

OnStage with Bob Marler & Xiao-Fan Zhang at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, May 13

The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, May 13

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

Get Fit Downtown

With nine fitness centers, downtown makes it easy for you to work on your health goals. Browse our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, barre options, dance studios, and personal training options.

Sounds Shuttle Service 

Going to First Tennessee Park? Park at the Metro Courthouse Garage and take a convenient shuttle to the stadium! Parking and round-trip service for everyone in the car is only $5 per car. 

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown April 29 - May 13, 2015 include Trivantis (500, April 25 - May 1), Southern Women's Show (44,000, April 27 - May 4), HealthStream (1,000, April 29 - May 1), PMI Nashville 2015 Symposium (500, April 29 - May 1), Flexographic Technical Association (800, May 1 - 6), University of Kentucky (500, May 4 - 8), Center for Applied Energy Research (500, May 4 - 7), National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (600, May 6 - 9), Emerald Expositions (2,000, May 7 - 9), Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Festival (2,000, May 8 - 10), Talent on Parade (1,000, May 9 - 10), and FLIR Systems (650, May 11 - 14). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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