Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    

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Call for Models!
The Nashville Downtown Partnership and Nashville B-cycle are seeking models for a photo shoot on Friday, June 26. This opportunity is unpaid, but lots of fun. More details.
 

Events This Week
 

My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON $125 SINGLE TICKETS

My Music Matters honors and celebrates artists, musicians and songwriters influenced by African American music and whose sound and creative contributions have impacted the soundtrack of American culture. This year's honorees include CeCe Winans, Howard Hewett, Michael Bivins and the late Donny Hathaway. Proceeds benefit The National Museum of African American Music's educational, community and national programs.

 

Uncorked

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: EMMA $40 - $50

Enjoy Uncorked presented by Nashville Sports Leagues, a wine, beer and liquor tasting that also features some of the best local eats Nashville has to offer. Plus, a DJ, giveaways, games and more. Tickets include all-you-can-drink samples, four food tickets and a souvenir tasting glass. Stick around for a post-tasting party from 9:30 pm - midnight. Proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital and Southeastern Young Alumni endowment fund dedicated to pediatric oncology.

 

Peach Jam

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19 - SUNDAY, JUNE 21, FRIDAY: 5 PM - 9 PM; SATURDAY: 11 AM - 8 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

Three days of special events celebrating peak season for peaches. The weekend will kick off with A Peachy Night Market on Friday, June 19. Enjoy shopping, adult beverages, live music, artisan booths and much more. Market House restaurants and shops will be open and will feature peach-themed items and specials. Peach Jam will continue on Saturday, June 20 with a special recipe contest, live music, adult beverages, food demos, kids' activities, Turnip the Beet and more. The celebration wraps up on Sunday, June 21 with special peachy offerings for brunch, adult beverages, live music, food demos and a Full Immersion Canning Workshop.

 

Bridging the Gap Mixer

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 7 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: JOHN SEIGENTHALER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE $10

The Bridging the Gap Mixer is the highly anticipated kick off to the 15th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival! Featuring two live bands on each end of the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge with DJ Victor Chatman playing music in the center. Vendors will line the bridge with a variety of food, beverages and more. Please note: the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge will be closed to the public (those not attending the event) from 2 pm on Friday, June 19 until 1 am on Saturday, June 20.

 

Star Trek in Concert

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $39 - $74

Director J.J. Abrams revitalized the iconic "Star Trek" franchise with the release of his 2009 film. Now you can boldly go where no one has gone before and experience the film on the big screen as the Nashville Symphony performs composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score live.

 

LOL Nashville Comedy Improv Show

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 10 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $10 IN ADVANCE; $12 AT THE DOOR; $15 VIP

LOL Nashville presents a comedy improv show on Saturday, June 20 at City Winery. 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. VIP tickets include front-row seats.

 

SuperCoolFunFest

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 4 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK $25 GENERAL ADMISSION; $70 VIP

The inaugural Nashville '90s themed festival featuring live music by My So Called Band, food trucks, beer vendors and '90s inspired activities. General admission tickets are $25 (tickets do not include beer or food). VIP tickets are available and do include all-you-can-drink beer, a souvenir cup, a separate beer line and 1-hour early entry. All proceeds will benefit the Green Beret Foundation. 21+ event.

 

Father's Day Weekend Lunch & Open House

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE

Celebrate Father's Day weekend with the Nashville Predators on Saturday, June 20. Festivities include a complimentary box lunch, locker room tours, a meet-and-greet with Preds personalities including Gnash and the Ice Girls, face painting, a Father's Day photo and more.

 

Ultimate Beer Run Nashville

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: CZANN'S $40

Ultimate Beer Run Nashville is a craft beer sampling fun run with the emphasis on fun. Festivities will include music, games, giveaways, food trucks and lots of delicious craft beer by Czann’s, Dogfish Head and Good People breweries. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best costumes. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Lea Avenue and Peabody Street will be closed from as early as 11 am until as late as 12:30 pm on Saturday, June 20.

 

Nissan Taste of Music City

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 5 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $55 IN ADVANCE; $65 AT THE GATES (BASED ON AVAILABILITY)

Nashville's largest food and drink festival is celebrating 13 years! Enjoy food, wine and beer with a focus on local flavors. Plus, live music on the main stage. Tickets include all food and beverages.

 

15th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, NOON - 10 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $15 GENERAL ADMISSION; $25 VIP

The 15th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival is an event that showcases national and local jazz and blues musicians as well as celebrates the musical heritage of Jefferson Street. Performers include Angela Winbush, Phil Perry, Joe Johnson, Jason Eskeridge and many more. The event is organized and sponsored by the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership—J.U.M.P. Plus, kick off the festival by attending the Bridging the Gap Mixer on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge on Friday, June 19.

 

Regions Free Day at the Frist

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 10:30 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE

Enjoy free admission to the Frist Center all day on Sunday, June 21 courtesy of Regions Bank. Explore exhibits including "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945," "Jaume Plensa: The Human Landscape" and "Postcards of the Wiener Werkstatte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection." Plus, another Regions Free Day at the Frist Center for active military and veterans on Saturday, July 4.

 

"First Peoples" Free Film Screening

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE

The Tennessee State Museum will present an advanced film screening of “First Peoples,” a new series coming to Nashville Public Television this summer. The new series is a global detective story, featuring new fossil finds and the latest genetic research. After the film screening, staff will offer guided tours of the pre-historic collection in the museum’s permanent exhibits. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Make Music Nashville

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 9 AM - 9 PM

Make Music Nashville is an all-day, open-access, free festival taking place in various neighborhoods in Nashville on Sunday, June 21. Participation is encouraged from all ages, music genres and abilities. Ring in the summer solstice as a part of an international event with its heart and soul in the local community. Participating downtown locations include Church Street ParkNashville Public Library and Tennessee Brew Works. Click here for a complete list of venues and performances.

 

Father's Day Brunch

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 11 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: CHAUHAN ALE & MASALA HOUSE

Enjoy a special Father's Day brunch at Chauhan Ale & Masala House! Chef Chauhan and Chef V will come together to present unique dishes featuring delicious twists on classic breakfast favorites. Plus, Sunday, June 21 marks the restaurant's official brunch launch.

 

Summer Solstice Jam

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: ACME FEED & SEED FREE

Spend the longest day of the year at Acme Feed & Seed's Summer Solstice Jam! Featuring a rooftop party with DJs Coach & Rate, drink specials, giveaways and more. This event is free, but an RSVP is required.

 

Jazz on the Cumberland

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE

Enjoy live jazz on the third Sunday of every month through October in the park's amphitheater. This special Father's Day edition will double the entertainment with live music by both the John Richards Band and the Sonja Hopkins Band. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at this event.

 

Job Boot Camp

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER FREE

FOX 17 and some of Nashville's top companies are joining forces to bring Middle Tennessee's best talent and employers together. All job-seekers and career changers are welcome to attend this free event that will feature close to 40 companies. The event includes private interviews, networking opportunities and breakout sessions designed to help prospective employees with resume review, interviewing skills, social media advice and more. Call 615-259-5657 to register a business for the job boot camp.

 

Salon@615: Annie Barrows

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Annie Barrows, co-author of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," will visit the Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 25. Barrows will discuss this historical novel that follows the story of a female writer who forms an unexpected bond with residents on the island of Guernsey after World War II. A book signing will follow.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

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

Tumbleweed Company at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, June 17

Jackie Evancho with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, June 17

The Rolling Stones at LP Field Wednesday, June 17

Harpeth Hill at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, June 17

Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, June 17

The Ham Family at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, June 18

Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Thursday, June 18 - Friday, June 19

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, June 18

Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, June 18

Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, June 18

Master Distiller Series: Wild Turkey at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Thursday, June 18

Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 18

Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, June 18

Mandy & Jay Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 18

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, June 18

The Weepies at City Winery Thursday, June 18

Los Colognes at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, June 19

Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, June 19

Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, June 19

Alice in Wonderland at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 19 - Saturday, June 20

The Main Event: LifeWay’s Conference for Men at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, June 19 - Saturday, June 20

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 19

Bianca Del Rio's Rolodex of Hate Comedy Special at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, June 19

Film Series: La Dolce Vita at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 19

Creative Zone: Make an All-Access Pass at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 19

Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, June 19

Crazyface at Sambuca Friday, June 19

Josh Osborne & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, June 19

The One Hitters at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, June 20

Emily Reeves & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, June 20

Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Saturday, June 20

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Saturday, June 20

The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, June 20

Far Cry at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, June 20

Turnip the Beet at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, June 20

Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, June 20

Summer Cooking and Preserving Series at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, June 20

Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Saturday, June 20

Family Program: Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 20

Scott Skittle Johnson at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 20

Amanda Daughtry Band at Second Fiddle Sunday, June 21

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, June 21

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, June 21

Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, June 21

"First Peoples" Free Film Screening at Tennessee State Museum Sunday, June 21

Make Music Nashville Sunday, June 21

Father's Day Brunch at Chauhan Ale & Masala House Sunday, June 21

Justine Blazer at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, June 21

Banjo Demonstration: Pam Gadd at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 21

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 21

Mike Claiborne at Sambuca Sunday, June 21

Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, June 22

Dead Mondays at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, June 22

The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, June 22

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, June 22

Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, June 22

Studio NPL: Music Production Session at Nashville Public Library Monday, June 22

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, June 22

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, June 22

Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, June 22

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, June 22

Vinyl Lunch with Vinyl District at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, June 23

Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels & Brent Anderson at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, June 23

Davie & The Untamed at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, June 23

The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 23

Jutt Huffman at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 23

J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, June 23

Justin Adams & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, June 24

Steve Stokes Band at Barlines Wednesday, June 24

Alex Michael Band at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, June 24 - Friday, June 26

Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, June 24

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, June 24

An Evening with Steve Wariner at City Winery Wednesday, June 24

Jared Wade Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, June 24

Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, June 24

Leland Williams at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, June 24

Back 80 Bluegrass Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, June 25

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, June 25

The Busks at Two Old Hippies Thursday, June 25

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 25

Jay Farrar at City Winery Thursday, June 25

The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, June 26

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

Downtown Hotels

Do you have guests coming into town this summer? Help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City. Downtown has over 4,400 hotel rooms. Browse our online hotel map to find the option closest to any venue of your choice. Everything you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Cheap Parking Options

Park for only $3 weeknights after 6 pm and all day Saturday or Sunday at the Metro Courthouse Garage. Exceptions: Nashville Sounds' game days are $5 and LP Field events are $10. 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.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown June 17 - July 1, 2015 include the American Dental Hygienists Association (3,000, June 17 - 23), Lifeway Christian Resources (2,000, June 19 - 20), Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (4,000, June 25 - 30) and Bankers Life & Casualty (475, June 28 - July 1). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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