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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    

Events This Week

Street Food Thursdays

 

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 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 takes place every other Thursday through the fall.

 

​Britten's War Requiem

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29 - SATURDAY, MAY 30, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $138

One of the most powerful pieces of the 20th century, Britten’s War Requiem offers an extraordinary musical experience. This enduring statement about the effects of war also shares an inspiring message of hope. Featuring the Nashville Symphony Chorus, Blair Children’s Chorus and three vocal soloists, the work contrasts the Latin Requiem Mass with the moving words of British poet Wilfred Owen. Plus, don't miss Happy Hour at the 'Horn on Friday, May 29 at 6 pm, a free event for concertgoers featuring live music from local favorites, Yazoo brews, specialty cocktails, local food and art.

 

Beer Love Pairing Dinner

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FROTHY MONKEY $60+

This five-course dinner includes unique beer pairings featuring Oskar Blues and Black Abbey Brewing Company. Menu items include cucumber Ahi Tuna, pan-seared Gulf snapper with Noble Springs grit cake, bittersweet chocolate soufflé with bourbon espresso caramel and more. Click here to view the complete menu and for more information.

 

Nashville Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30 - SUNDAY, MAY 31, SATURDAY: 10 AM - 4 PM; SUNDAY 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER FREE IN ADVANCE; $5 AT THE DOOR

Take the next step in finding your success at the Nashville Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo. This event is your opportunity to meet with representatives from top franchise concepts who want to expand or develop in the area. Plus, free educational seminars with industry professionals and free legal, financing and business planning advice.

 

Music City Sports Festival

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30 - SUNDAY, MAY 31, SATURDAY: 8 AM - 4 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $5; FREE 5 & UNDER

The premier annual sports event that allows you to get up close and personal with local, regional and national sports programs and personalities. This two-day event features keynote speakers and all-ages sports activities. Plus, the Nashville Predators will unveil the 2016 NHL All-Star logo at noon on Saturday, May 30.

 

RESET Saturday

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN FREE

RESET Saturday is a festival hosted by the Nashville Public Education Foundation to bring Nashvillians together in the continued quest for public school excellence. The event will include national leaders, interactive stations and small-group discussions where attendees can weigh in on innovative ideas for action. RESET Saturday is a part of the broader Project RESET (Reimagining Education Starts with Everyone at the Table), which aims to elevate the conversation on education.

 

​PurpleStride Nashville 2015

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30, REGISTRATION: 6:30 AM; WALK/RUN BEGINS: 8 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE (DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)

Help support the fight against pancreatic cancer by participating in PurpleStride Nashville 2015. Stride with others who are also passionate about finding a cure for pancreatic cancer and enjoy a timed 5K and family-friendly run/walk to honor and remember loved ones. Plus, kids' activities, live music, refreshments and more. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, 2nd Avenue (Broadway to Union), the Woodland Street Bridge and surrounding LP Field streets will be closed as early as 8 am until as late as 9 am on Saturday, May 30. Click here for the complete route.

 

Titans Back to Football 5K

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 5K BEGINS: 9 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $45 IN ADVANCE; $55 RACE DAY

Nearly 3,000 Tennessee Titans' fans will lace up their running shoes and complete a 3.1 mile fun run to kick off the 2015 Titans football season! Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt will take part in the run and players and cheerleaders will be on hand to encourage participants. Runners/walkers will receive a race t-shirt, a commemorative timing chip and a ticket to one of three home division games in 2015 vs. Indianapolis, Houston or Jacksonville. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Korean Veterans Boulevard (South 2nd Street to 3rd Avenue South), 3rd Avenue (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Union Street), Union Street (4th Avenue North to 1st Avenue North), Woodland Street Bridge and surrounding LP Field streets will be closed from 8:30 am until 10:15 am on Saturday, May 30. Click here for the complete route.

 

The Music of Led Zeppelin

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 2 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $99

Bridging the gulf between rock ’n’ roll and classical music, the Nashville Symphony will blow you away with The Music of Led Zeppelin. Amplified by a full rock band, creator Brent Havens will guest-conduct the orchestra as they capture Led Zeppelin’s sheer blast and power, riff for riff, while churning out new musical colors. The two-plus-hour concert features 18 classic Zeppelin tunes, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog,” “Immigrant Song” and more.

 

​Yazoo Brew & Our Kids, Too

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: YAZOO BREWING COMPANY AND TAPROOM $25/PERSON; $45/COUPLE; $150/GROUP OF 8

Yazoo and Porter Road Butcher are teaming up for the fifth annual Yazoo Brew & Our Kids, Too. Tickets include two pints of Yazoo brew, food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Our Kids.

 

Walk of Fame Park Reopening with Loretta Lynn & Jack White

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE

Grammy-winning artists Loretta Lynn and Jack White will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and will join Mayor Karl Dean in the official ribbon-cutting of the newly renovated Walk of Fame Park. The event will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, June 4 and is free and open to the public.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Newsies at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, May 31

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at City Winery Wednesday, May 27

World Multiple Sclerosis Day Benefit Show with The Weeks at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, May 27

The Tallest Man on Earth at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 27

New Kids on the Block at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, May 27

The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, May 28

Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo Thursday, May 28

Nirvana vs. Foo Fighters at Mercy Lounge Thursday, May 28

Opry Country Classics: The Gatlin Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 28

Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, May 28

The ConSoulers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, May 29

Hot Chicken Happy Hour at Agenda Friday, May 29

Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, May 29

Casee Allen at Legends Corner Friday, May 29

Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, May 29 - Saturday, May 30

Newsies Preshow Museum Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31

AC Drive at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, May 29

Music at the Frist: Rae Hering at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, May 29

Nashville Venom vs. Marion Blue Racers at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, May 29

Puss in Boots at Nashville Public Library Friday, May 29

Nashville Sounds vs. Las Vegas 51s at First Tennessee Park Friday, May 29

Rubiks Groove at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, May 29

Stephen Salyers at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, May 30

Turnip the Beet at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, May 30

Randy Moore & The Suedes at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, May 30

The Grant Garland Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, May 30

Nashville Sounds vs. Las Vegas 51s at First Tennessee Park Saturday, May 30

Rickey Smiley & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, May 30

Nashville Rollergirls Double Header at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, May 30

Songwriter Session: Tim Nichols at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 30

Little Seeds at Nashville Public Library Saturday, May 30

Shelby Lynne at City Winery Saturday, May 30

Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Priscilla Barker at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, May 31

Jazz Brunch with Evan Cobb at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, May 31

Richie Scholl at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, May 31

Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, May 31

Beethoven's Fifth at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, May 31

Nashville Sounds vs. Las Vegas 51s at First Tennessee Park Sunday, May 31

Mandolin Demonstration: Casey Campbell at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, May 31

Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Sunday, May 31

Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, May 31

An Evening with Tommy Castro and The Painkillers at City Winery Monday, June 1

Ingrid Michaelson: The Live Dress Rehearsal at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Monday, June 1

Nashville Sounds vs. Las Vegas 51s at First Tennessee Park Monday, June 1

The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 2

Melissa Miller & Friends at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Tuesday, June 2

Nashville Sounds vs. Salt Lake Bees at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 3

The Music of Led Zeppelin at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 3

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 3

Ministry at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, June 2

First Tuesday at Metro Archives: The Waning Days of Rebeldom at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, June 2

Music City Rhythm Revue at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, June 3

Songs & Stories: An Evening with Art Alexakis of Everclear at City Winery Wednesday, June 3

Larry Cordle & Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, June 3

Shane Scheib at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 4

Wisewater at Station Inn Thursday, June 4

Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Thursday, June 4

Aqua Velvet presents Exotic Sounds in Country Music at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 4

Salon@615: Steve Inskeep at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 4

Brit Floyd at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, June 4

Nashville Sounds vs. Salt Lake Bees at First Tennessee Park Thursday, June 4

Music at the Frist: Meet the Seavers at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 4

Harpeth Hill Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, June 5

The Flat River Band at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Friday, June 5

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 5

Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Friday, June 5

Other Lives at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, June 5

Craig Ferguson’s Hot & Grumpy Tour at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 5

Symphony Under the Stars at Bicentennial Mall Friday, June 5

Curator's Perspective: Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 5

Nashville Sounds vs. Salt Lake Bees at First Tennessee Park Friday, June 5

Panel: Kingston Springs Suite: The Great Train Wreck of 1973 at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 6

Shakespeare Allowed at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 6

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, June 6

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, June 6

Art Crawl After Party at Printers Alley Saturday, June 6

Steve Roper at Sambuca Sunday, June 7

The Lonesome Trio featuring Ed Helms, Ian Riggs & Jacob Tilove at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 7

Darius Rucker & Friends at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, June 8

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, June 8

The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 9

Sam Hunt at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, June 9

Stars for Second Harvest at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, June 9

Carl Caldwell CD Release Show at Station Inn Wednesday, June 10

A Night With the Legends featuring Oak Ridge Boys & More at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, June 10

CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 10

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

Blue Star Museums

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum and the Tennessee State Museum are all offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. This free opportunity runs through Labor Day 2015. More information.

Downtown Grocery Stores

Downtown Nashville has two grocery stores! H.G. Hill Urban Market (415 Church Street) features produce, a selection of meats, bakery items, groceries, prepared food and more. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 9 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 9 am - 9 pm. The Turnip Truck Urban Fare (321 12th Avenue S.) offers organic produce, fresh meats, prepared foods and additional groceries. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 8 pm and Sunday, 9 am - 8 pm.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown May 27 - June 10, 2015 include Association of Legal Administrators (3,000, May 17 - 21), Nashville Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo (600, May 28 - 31), Music City Sports Festival (3,000, May 30 - 31), Institute of Industrial Engineers (700, May 30 - June 2), America's Health Insurance Plans (2,000, June 2 - 5), Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association (500, June 3 - 6) and Tennessee Municipal League (700, June 6 - 8). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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