Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    

Events This Week
 

Nashville Sounds vs. Salt Lake Bees

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 7:05 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK $9 - $33

The national spotlight will shine on Music City and the newly-constructed First Tennessee Park on Thursday, June 4 when the Nashville Sounds’ 7:05 pm game against the Salt Lake Bees is aired on CBS Sports Network as part of Minor League Baseball’s National Game of the Week schedule.

 

Salon@615: Steve Inskeep

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Renowned journalist and co-host of NPR's "Morning Edition" Steve Inskeep will discuss his latest book, "Jacksonland." The book tells the story of President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross during a critical moment in America's history. A book signing will follow.

 

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.

 

Punctuate

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 9 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $50 - $135

A one-day creativity, lifestyles and innovation lab designed to help individuals, sole proprietors and corporate teams hack their professional and personal lives with sessions and inspiration from innovative creators and thinkers. The event also includes the city’s first official “morning rave,” lunch by City Winery, movement and meditation breaks, and a creative cocktail hour.

 

Symphony Under the Stars

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 8 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE

The Nashville Symphony will perform a free concert at Bicentennial Mall in association with its annual community concert series, Symphony Under the Stars. Bring your lawn chair, pack a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of popular classics by Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Cole Porter, Tchaikovsky and more.

 

Curator's Perspective: Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED

Find out about the rise of Italian fashion after World War II. Exhibit curator Sonnet Stanfill will share insights into the historic trends and sartorial underpinnings of postwar Italian style, relaying stories about the role the U.S. played in developing the distinguished fashion houses of Milan and beyond that led to its global powerhouse status today.

 

Tennessee Brew Works Block Party

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, NOON - 8 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS FREE

The second annual Tennessee Brew Works Block Party! Enjoy live music by modoc, Behold the Brave, Sinclair and Backup Planet. Plus, beer-inspired culinary creations by Tennessee Brew Works' Chef Jay Mitchell and special friends. In addition to its headliner brews, a new summer seasonal release and barrel-aged beers, the brewery will have limited special beer releases throughout the day. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Ewing Street (Fogg Street to Vine Street) and Ash Street and Mulberry Street (Ewing Avenue to 6th Avenue South) will be closed from 10 am - 10 pm on Saturday, June 6.

 

WaterFest

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 9 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE

Enjoy the first-ever WaterFest this Saturday at Cumberland Park. This free family event introduces children to local waters through educational activities. Plus, a water slide, dunk tank, chance to win awesome prizes, dance party and more.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 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 The Dara Tucker Band and Meltzer/Parsons Project. Plus, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will have a food truck on-site. 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, June 6. 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.

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.

 

Art Crawl After Party

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: PRINTERS ALLEY $10

The first Saturday of each month, 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 continues on the first Saturday of each month through October 3, 2015. Check it out while downtown for the First Saturday Art Crawl!

 

Sunday School with Chef Maneet Chauhan

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: CHAUHAN ALE & MASALA HOUSE $129

Join celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan for a hands-on cooking class at Chauhan Ale & Masala House. Groups will prepare one of six courses, including a mixology course with the chef herself. Following the preparation, everyone will sit down with Chauhan and enjoy the fruits of their labor along with beverage pairings. Plus, attendees will each receive a gift. 21+ event. Plus, another installment of this event will be offered Sunday, June 14.

 

Survivorville

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 9 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $35

Survivorville celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day, which is recognized across the country as an opportunity to connect, inspire and celebrate cancer survivors as well as honor lost loved ones. This third annual event includes a 5K walk/run, live music, food, craft and retail vendors, a salute to survivors and more. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue (Union Street to Molloy Street), Union Street (1st Avenue North to 9th Avenue North) and Church Street (9th Avenue North to 12th Avenue North) will be closed beginning as early as 7 am until as late as 11 am on Sunday, June 7. Plus, 3rd Avenue North (Union Street to James Robertson Parkway) will be closed from 7 am until 5 pm on Sunday, June 7. Click here for a route map.

 

CMA World GlobaLive!

 

MONDAY, JUNE 8, 6 PM - 11:15 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE

Enjoy a free concert on the outdoor stage at Walk of Fame Park. The show features country artists from Australia, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom and more to showcase international talent during CMA Music Festival week. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for a list of road closures associated with the CMA Music Festival and its related events.

 

Stars for Second Harvest

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $35 - $55

On the heels of selling out last year’s 10th anniversary show, Stars for Second Harvest promises to be another intimate evening of music featuring unplugged acoustic-style performances by some of country music’s most acclaimed songwriters and performers. This year features Craig Wiseman, Dierks Bentley, and "Nashville" stars Charles Esten and Lennon & Maisy. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

 

Music City Gives Back

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
LOCATION: LOWER BROADWAY FREE

Rodney Atkins' fifth annual Music City Gives Back benefit concert will feature an impressive lineup of country stars coming together to raise money for a deserving cause. In addition to Rodney, performers include Maddie and Tae, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore and Lee Brice. This free concert will take place on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for a list of road closures associated with the CMA Music Festival and its related events.

 

CMA Music Festival Kick-off Concert

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 10:15 AM - 7 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE

Enjoy a free CMA Music Festival kick-off concert at Riverfront Park Wednesday, June 10! Featuring performances by A Thousand Horses, Greg Bates, Annie Bosko, Ruthie Collins and more. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for a list of road closures associated with the CMA Music Festival and its related events.

 

CMT Music Awards

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $55 - $150

Now in its 14th year, the CMT Music Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10. "Dancing With the Stars" host Erin Andrews and "Pitch Perfect" star Brittany Snow will co-host the show. Performers include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and more. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for a list of road closures associated with the CMT Music Awards, the CMA Music Festival and related events.

 

Interview & Performance: Brandi Carlile

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM MUSEUM ADMISSION REQUIRED

Brandi Carlile and her bandmates, twins Phil and Tim Hanseroth, have been touring together for 10 years and exploring the sounds inspired in equal parts by rock, country and folk. The trio bring it all together on the new album "The Firewatcher's Daughter." The three musicians join NPR music critic Ann Powers for a talk, punctuated with music, about their deep, abiding collaboration.

 

Road Closure Information


Road Closures: CMA Music Festival & Related Events

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 - MONDAY, JUNE 15

Several road closures are planned throughout downtown for the CMA Music FestivalCMA World GlobaLive!CMA Music Festival Kick-off ConcertMusic City Gives Back and the CMT Music AwardsThis list is organized by the date the closures begin. The end date is different for each road and is indicated below. Most roads are closed for multiple days. All closures will be lifted by 2 am on Monday, June 15.

Saturday, June 6:
- 5th Avenue (Demonbreun to Broadway) from Saturday, June 6 until 1 am on Monday, June 15

Sunday, June 7:
- Broadway (1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue) from 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 7 until 1 am on Monday, June 15
- 1st Avenue (Demonbreun to Church) from 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 7 until 1 am on Monday, June 15

Monday, June 8:
- Broadway (2nd Avenue to 3rd Avenue) from Monday, June 8 until 5 am on Wednesday, June 10
- Broadway (4th Avenue to 7th Avenue) from 6 am on Monday, June 8 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11 
- Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 5th Avenue South) from 6 am on Monday, June 8 until 1 am on Monday, June 15
- Titans Way from 8 am on Monday, June 8 until 8 pm on Monday, June 15

Tuesday, June 9:
- Broadway (3rd Avenue to 4th Avenue) from Tuesday, June 9 until 12:01 am on Wednesday, June 10
- 2nd Avenue (Demonbreun to Commerce) from Tuesday, June 9 until 12:01 am on Wednesday, June 10
- 3rd Avenue (Demonbreun to Commerce) from Tuesday, June 9 until 12:01 am on Wednesday, June 10
- 1st Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) from 11 pm on Tuesday, June 9 until 2 am on Monday, June 15
- Molloy Street (1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South) from 11 pm on Tuesday, June 9 until 1 am on Monday, June 15
- Demonbreun (1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South) from 11 pm on Tuesday, June 9 until 1 am on Monday, June 15

Wednesday, June 10:
- Broadway (2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue) from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 1 am on Monday, June 15
- Broadway (7th Avenue to 8th Avenue) from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11
- 5th Avenue (Broadway to Commerce) from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11
- 5th Avenue access from Hilton Nashville Downtown from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11
- 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Korean Veterans Boulevard) from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11
- 6th Avenue (Broadway to Demonbreun) from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11
- 7th Avenue (Commerce to Demonbreun) from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11
- Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 8th Avenue South) from 6 am on Wednesday, June 10 until 6 am on Thursday, June 11

Thursday, June 11:
- 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) from 7 am until 7 pm Thursday, June 11 though Sunday, June 14 
- Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) from 7 am until 7 pm Thursday, June 11 though Sunday, June 14 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

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

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

Social Equity Leadership Conference at Tennessee State University - Avon Williams Campus Wednesday, June 3 - Friday, June 5

Hits & Grins at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 4

Benton Blount at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, June 4

William Fitzsimmons at City Winery Thursday, June 4

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

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

Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Thursday, June 4

Project 48 at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, June 5

Justine Blazer at Bootleggers Inn Friday, June 5

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

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

Sendak Sing Along and Craft at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 5

Creative Zone: Make an All-Access Pass at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 5

Landon Lingerfelt at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 6

Bobby McClendon at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, June 6

Fusion: Opening Reception at Corvidae Collective Saturday, June 6

"Art Therapy at Meharry" Silent Auction at First Baptist Church - Capitol Hill Saturday, June 6

Harpeth Hill at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, June 6

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

Mood Ring at Sambuca Saturday, June 6

Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, June 6

The Long Players Celebrate the Songs & Sounds of Motown at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 6

Alex Michael Band at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, June 7

Jessica Rose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, June 7

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, June 8

Jeff & John at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, June 8

Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, June 8

Darius Rucker & Friends at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, June 8

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

Elio & The Hank Sinatra Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, June 9

Sam Hunt at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, June 9

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, June 9

Ximena Sariñana at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, June 9

Tom Wurth, TC Coleman & The Experience at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, June 10

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

Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, June 10

2015 Chords of Hope: The Clay Walker MS Benefit Concert at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 10

The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, June 10

Carmen Brandy at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, June 11

Bryan White at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, June 11

CMA Music Festival at LP Field Thursday, June 11 - Sunday, June 14

Caroline Kole at City Winery Thursday, June 11

Art-Making in the Lobby: You've Got Mail at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 11

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, June 11

Panel & Performance: CMT's Next Women of Country at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, June 11

Global Day of Discovery at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, June 11

Leif Shires at Sambuca Thursday, June 11

Chris Carpenter at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Friday, June 12

Bobby Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, June 12

Tom Wurth at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, June 12

Town Mountain at Station Inn Friday, June 12

Craig Finn at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 12

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 12

Michael McDonald at Ryman Auditorium Friday, June 12

Nashville Venom vs. Trenton Freedom at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, June 12

Justine Blazer at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 13

Jason Michael Carroll at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, June 13

Richard Thompson Electric Trio at City Winery Saturday, June 13

Roland White Band at Station Inn Saturday, June 13

Sesame Street Live at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, June 13

City of Hope 25th Anniversary Celebrity Softball Game at First Tennessee Park Saturday, June 13

The Wizard of Oz at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, June 13

Nashville Rollergirls vs. Cincinatti Rollergirls at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, June 13

Songwriter Session: Will Hoge at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 13

Julie Roberts 11th Annual Fan Appreciation Party & Show at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, June 13

Painting Class: Happy Flag Day at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, June 14

Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 14

Williams & Company at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, June 14

The Wizard of Oz at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, June 14

Nashville in Harmony at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 14

Fiddle Demonstration: Ryan Joseph at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 14

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, June 15

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Monday, June 15 - Wednesday, June 17

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, June 15

Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, June 15

Jessica Rose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 16

The Matte Gray Band at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, June 16

Bloomsday Celebration at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, June 16

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

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Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown June 3 - 17, 2015 include America's Health Insurance Plans (2,000, June 2 - 5), Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association (500, June 3 - 6), Tennessee Municipal League (700, June 6 - 8), Country Music Association (55,000, June 11 - 14) and American Dental Hygienists Association (3,000, June 17 - 23). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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