News & Information
Interstate 40 Closures This Weekend
TDOT's Fast Fix 8 begins this weekend. I-40 will be closed from the I-40/I-65 split west of downtown to the I-40 split south of downtown. Jo Johnston Avenue will be closed from 11th Avenue to 16th Avenue. Closures begin Friday. July 24 at 8 pm and end Monday, July 27 at 6 am. Detours and more info can be found on the Fast Fix 8 website.
Events This Week
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) of Middle Tennessee will hold public meetings on Thursday, July 23 regarding proposed adjustments for its biannual system changes. Adjustments are being proposed for several routes as well as a proposed fare increase. More details regarding the proposed changes will be available at the public hearings as well as online here. The public is encouraged to attend any of the hearings or submit comments to the MTA Planning Department.
Inspired by the exhibit "Italian Style: Fashion since 1945," this event will feature some of Nashville’s best fashion and accessories designers in panel discussions where they share their sources, working methods and how they communicate their signature sartorial styles. Attendees are encouraged to join the dialog about the creative process. Presented by Amanda Valentine, Valentine/Valentine founder and designer and "Project Runway" finalist, and Mclaine Richardson, jewelry designer and owner of Margaret Ellis, Inc.
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 11:30 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.
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 6 AM - 7 PM AND SATURDAY, JULY 25, 7 AM - 10 PM
LOCATION: BOND COFFEE COMPANY
It's Christmas in July at Bond Coffee Company. For two days only Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, enjoy all of your favorite treats and flavors including holiday lattes (gingerbread, pumpkin spice, Christmas Jones, peppermint mocha and more), mint stracciatella ice cream and snickerdoodle cookies. Plus, the scene will be set with Christmas music and decorations. After Christmas in July, these treats will be unavailable until September.
After hosting multiple Shine Night Competitions across the Southeast, The Nashville Connection will present the singer/songwriter winners from each city in a final competition. Celebrity judges include recording artist Darryl Worley, vocal coach Dave Brooks, songwriter/producer Sam Tate, executive Stone Stafford and producer/director Roger Ryan.
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 3:30 PM
Enjoy all that Nashville's Brewer's District has to offer on a Nashville Brew Buds walking tour. A guide will take you to Czann's, Jackalope Brewing Company, Tennessee Brew Works, and Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom, stopping at each brewery for a tour, tasting and time to relax in the taproom. The tour ends at Party Fowl, where you will receive your first pint free. Walking tours are offered on Fridays at 3:30 pm.
SATURDAY, JULY 25, SESSION A: NOON - 4 PM; SESSION B: 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK $39 - $69 GENERAL ADMISSION; $75 VIP
The 14th Annual MAFIAoZA'S Music City Brewer's Festival is one of the biggest and best beer festivals in the country. It is an opportunity to sample some of the most respected brews from more than 45 local, regional, national and imported breweries. Plus, live music all day and food available for purchase. This festival has two sessions; buy tickets to one or both. VIP tickets include entry to the Friday Night Brewer Reception with food and beer pairings and early admission to the festival's first session the following day.
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 3 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK $20 EARLY BIRD; $30 AT THE GATE; $10 AGES 6-12; 5 & UNDER FREE
The Chocolate Jazz Foundation will present their inaugural Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 25. Admission includes a full day of hot smokin’ ribs and cool smooth jazz music. Artists include Tom Hemby, Denny Jiosa, Annie Sellick, Michael Whittaker and the Bottom 40, David Wells and many more.
SUNDAY, JULY 26, REGISTRATION: 6 AM; START TIME: 7:30 AM
The 7th annual Music City Triathlon returns to Music City Sunday, July 26. Swim the Cumberland River (1.5K), bike through East Nashville on a completely closed and traffic-free Ellington Parkway (40K) and run through downtown Nashville (10K). Plus, a sprint option, an open swim option and relay options available. Or, cheer on participants as they make their way along the course. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Downtown closures include portions of 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, Broadway, Union Street, Woodland Street, surrounding Nissan Stadium streets and Korean Veterans Boulevard. Closures will begin as early as 6 am on Saturday, July 25 and end as late as 4 pm on Sunday, July 26. Click here for the full list of road closures with corresponding close/re-open times.
No. 1 New York Times best-selling author J.R. Ward will visit the Nashville Public Library on Tuesday, July 28 to discuss her latest book, "The Bourbon Kings." "The Bourbon Kings" is the first of three in her new contemporary romance series. A book signing will follow.
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 11 AM
LOCATION: ASCEND AMPHITHEATER FREE
Join Mayor Karl Dean for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park on Thursday, July 30. Ascend Amphitheater and Riverfront Park will officially open for the first time at the conclusion of the ceremony. Plus, the public is invited to a Community Open House on Sunday, August 2 to celebrate the grand opening. Click here for a list of upcoming Ascend Amphitheater shows.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Toad the Wet Sprocket at City Winery Wednesday, July 22
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, July 22
The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, July 22
The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, July 22
National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament at Music City Center Wednesday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 28
Rob Thomas at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, July 22
Who Knew at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 22
Family Program: String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music & Puppetry at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, July 23
Painting Class: Outdoor Diner at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, July 23
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, July 23
Wine, Women & Song at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, July 23
Alien: The Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, July 23 - Sunday, July 26
The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, July 23
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, July 23
An Evening with America at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, July 23
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 23
Creative Zone: Puppet Making at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, July 23
President Jimmy Carter Book Signing at Nashville Public Library Thursday, July 23
The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones at Mercy Lounge Thursday, July 23
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, July 23
Music City Doughboys at Station Inn Thursday, July 23
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, July 23
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, July 23
Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, July 23
Delbert McClinton at City Winery Friday, July 24
Painting Class: Lips or Wine at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, July 24
Amber's Drive at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, July 24
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Friday, July 24
Art After Dark: Italian Style: Fashion since 1945 at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, July 24
Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Zephyrs at First Tennessee Park Friday, July 24
AC Drive at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, July 24
Elizabeth Cook at City Winery Saturday, July 25
Turnip the Beet at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, July 25
Family Program: String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music & Puppetry at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 25
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, July 25
Jonathan Brown at Two Old Hippies Saturday, July 25
Raven Cliff at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, July 25
Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Zephyrs at First Tennessee Park Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, July 26
14th Annual MAFIAoZA'S Music City Brewer's Festival at Walk of Fame Park Saturday, July 25
Family Program: Bluegrass Basics at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 25
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band at Station Inn Saturday, July 25
Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, July 25
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, July 25
Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson at City Winery Sunday, July 26
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Sunday, July 26
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, July 26
Stephanie Adlington at Sambuca Sunday, July 26
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, July 26
Amanda Daughtry Band at Second Fiddle Sunday, July 26
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, July 26
Dobro & Guitar Demonstration: Al Goll & Barry Tashian at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, July 26
The Oh Hellos at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, July 26
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, July 26
Global Affairs Discussion Group: "Iran: What Next?" at Frothy Monkey Monday, July 27
Painting Class: Nashville Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, July 27
Brittany & Matt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, July 27
Cory Farley at Second Fiddle Monday, July 27
Bill Eberle & Ryan Tanner at City Winery Monday, July 27
School of Rock Allstars at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, July 27
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, July 27
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, July 27
Dusty Hundley Band at Barlines Tuesday, July 28
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, July 28
Rachel Pearl at Sambuca Tuesday, July 28
The Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, July 28
Taylor Faith at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, July 28
Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, July 28 - Friday, July 31
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, July 28
David Parmley & Continental Divide at Station Inn Tuesday, July 28
Kayla Woodson at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, July 29
Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, July 29
Steve Roper at Sambuca Wednesday, July 29
The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, July 29
Songwriters 4 Songwriters: Jamey Johnson & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 29
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, July 29
Tom Wurth, TC Coleman & The Experience at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 29
Leland Williams at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, July 29
State Champs at Rocketown Thursday, July 30
Sugar Rush at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, July 30
Pamela Ward at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, July 30
Forest Fire Gospel Choir at Mercy Lounge Thursday, July 30
Eric Church at Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31
Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, July 30
The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, July 30
Outcry Tour at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, July 30
An Intimate Evening with Shirley MacLaine at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, July 30
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 30
Curator's Tour: Italian Style: Fashion since 1945 at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, July 30
Summer Brew at Southernaire Market Thursday, July 30
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, July 30
Express Bus Service to Airport
Traveling by air anytime soon? Save time and money by riding the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority's bus route to and from the airport. Hourly express bus service to and from Nashville International Airport and major downtown hotels is available for only $1.70 or less each way. Click here for route information.
Park It! Downtown
Check out the responsive and mobile-friendly Park It! Downtown website! The website includes an interactive parking map to search and compare rates for the closest parking facilities to your downtown destination. Plus, a database with hourly, daily and monthly parking rates, info on transportation services and more. Parking downtown has never been easier!
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown July 22 - August 5, 2015 include National Archery in the School Program (2,900, July 23 - 28), Independent Jewelers Organization (1,500, July 24 - 30), Perfect Wedding Guide (1,000, July 30 - August 2) and Teach for America (1,800, July 31 - August 2). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.