Events This Week
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
LOCATION: AVENUE $60
A cocktail party and silent auction. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, cocktails and live music by DJ KO. All proceeds from this event benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, VARIES BY LOCATION
LOCATION: THE GULCH $10
Retailers and restaurants in The Gulch have partnered together for a weekend of savings, promotions and fun to support Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee. By purchasing a $10 shopping card, you'll be granted exclusive access to special deals at Gulch hotspots. Participating restaurants and retailers include 12th & Pine Beverage Company, Bar Louie, Barre3, Barry's Bootcamp, Blush Boutique, Bond Coffee Company, Cantina Laredo, Cashmere Salonspa, City Fire American Oven & Bar, E. Allen, Hops + Crafts, Juice Nashville, Moto, Nashville Chiropractic, Party Fowl, The Pub Nashville, Sambuca, Sips 'n Strokes, St. Anejo, The Turnip Truck Urban Fare, Two Old Hippies, Virago and Whiskey Kitchen.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 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, AUGUST 14, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
The Nashville Predators Back to School Open House will feature free pizza, popcorn and soda, locker room tours, a meet-and-greet with Predators personalities including Gnash and the Ice Girls, and family activities. Plus, learn all about the 2015-2016 13 Game Flex Plan to score the best season ticket benefits this year. Receive a free back to school Predators youth t-shirt with a season ticket purchase.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, FRIDAY: 4 PM - 11 PM; SATURDAY: NOON - 11 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FRIDAY: FREE; SATURDAY: $15 GENERAL ADMISSION; $40 WING PASS; $150 VIP; 12 & UNDER FREE
The 5th annual Music City Hot Wing Festival is a two-day event featuring a hot wing competition, craft beer and great live music. The warm up for the festival on Friday, August 14 is free and open to the public with live music, drinks and vendors. Saturday, August 15 is competition day as teams vie for the title of Music City's Best Wings. Attendees can purchase a ticket to sample more than 20 styles of hot wings along with delicious craft beer. Plus, live music by Seryn, Rainey Qualley and many more. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $40 for unlimited wings. VIP tickets are $150 and include entry to the festival, unlimited food and drink, a private bar, premium side stage seating and more.
The best of Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s smash-hit productions "The Hank Legacy" (2013) and "The Cash Legacy" (2015) converge in this new dual celebration of country music mainstays Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash. Innovating the theatrical concert format, Studio Tenn’s talent-packed troupe of singers and musicians put their stylistic spins on a trove of timeless hits, from Hank’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin’” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” to Cash’s “I Walk the Line,” “Man in Black,” “Ring of Fire” and dozens more.
The Tennessee State Museum will open a new exhibit on the Sulphur Dell Dig, which showcases archeological discoveries found prior to the construction of First Tennessee Park. These findings, dating to about 800 years ago, center around Nashville’s first industry—salt. Enjoy a free lecture on the exhibit on Saturday, August 15. A leading authority on saltworks in antiquity, Dr. Ian Brown, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama, will address the role of salt and salt production in world history and prehistoric times.
Chef Maneet Chauhan is bringing the time-honored tradition of High Tea to Nashville. Guests can spend an afternoon enjoying a selection of hot and cold teas hand-picked by Chef Chauhan. Complementing the tea will be a menu of sweet and savory bites featuring cucumber mint sandwiches, chicken tikka deviled eggs, clotted cream and blackberry curry scones. This event will continue on a monthly basis. Reservations can be made by calling 615-CHAUHAN.
Enjoy a night of incredible talent with songwriters who have written for Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and more. The featured songwriters will be accompanied by country music duo Two Story Road and artist Rae Solomon. Plus, a special performance by Lionel Cartwright. Proceeds benefit the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 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. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at this event.
Mayor Karl Dean, Metro Public Works and the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee invite you to the ribbon cutting of the Davidson Street multi-use path and celebration of Nashville's bike/ped enhancements. A brief program will be followed by a round-trip bike trip to Shelby Park. Bring your bike and helmet. Nashville B-cycle will also be available. Meet at the east entrance of the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (near Nissan Stadium's Lot R).
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The library's hit music series continues. Bring a lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 6. Jazz trumpet player Rod McGaha will perform on Tuesday, August 18.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
A private corporate event hosted by Destination Nashville for Amgen will take place at Riverfront Park and Wildhorse Saloon on Thursday, August 13 from 6 pm - 10 pm. Attendees of this event will be able to walk between the two venues. Expected attendance is 1,500. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 1st Avenue (Broadway to Church) will be closed from 2 pm until 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 13. Riverfront Park will also be closed from 5 pm - 10 pm.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Rachael Hester & The Tennessee Walkers at Station Inn Wednesday, August 12
Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, August 12
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, August 12
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, August 13
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, August 13
SwingLove Band at The Cave Thursday, August 13
Curator’s Tour: Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 13
New Year. New You. at Nashville Public Library Thursday, August 13
The Nashville Alternators at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 13
Leif Shires at Sambuca Thursday, August 13
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, August 14
Beneath the Skin Fundraiser at Rocketown Friday, August 14
Tom Buller at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, August 14
Painting Class: Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, August 14
Needtobreathe & Friends at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, August 14
Film: The Barefoot Contessa at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, August 14
Andy Davis at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 14
Howie Day at City Winery Friday, August 14
Jason James at The Stage on Broadway Friday, August 14
Justine Blazer at Bootleggers Inn Friday, August 14
Steven West at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, August 14
Leroy Powell & The Messengers at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, August 15
Nashville Sounds vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at First Tennessee Park Saturday, August 15 - Sunday, August 16
Summer Cooking and Preserving Series at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, August 15
Idina Menzel at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, August 15
Tim McGraw at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, August 15
Songwriter Session: Larry Gatlin at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 15
Sugaray Rayford at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, August 15
The Exotics at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 15
The Aristocrats at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 15
J. Curly Speegle & The Deal at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, August 16
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, August 16 - Monday, August 17
Mike Claiborne at Sambuca Sunday, August 16
Full Immersion Canning Workshops at Nashville Farmers' Market Sunday, August 16
Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Sunday, August 16
Gipsy Kings at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, August 16
Artful Tales: More than a Match at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, August 16
Fiddle Demonstration: Laura Cash at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 16
Chris Mouch Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, August 16
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, August 16
Dusty Hundley at Barlines Monday, August 17
Harpeth Hill at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, August 17
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, August 17
Nashville Sounds vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at First Tennessee Park Monday, August 17 - Tuesday, August 18
Dead Mondays at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, August 17
Girls of Summer at City Winery Monday, August 17
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, August 17
Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, August 17
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, August 17
Les Richardson at Barlines Tuesday, August 18
Jutt Huffman at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, August 18
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, August 18
El Gordo Beer Dinner at Husk Tuesday, August 18
Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, August 18
Sublime at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday, August 18
Def Leppard at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, August 18
Fritz Hester at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, August 18
The Deli Showcase at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, August 18
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, August 18
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, August 19
Trivia at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, August 19
Hali Hicks at Barlines Wednesday, August 19
Nashville Sounds vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at First Tennessee Park Wednesday, August 19 - Friday, August 21
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, August 19
Bari Leigh at Party Fowl Wednesday, August 19
Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Wednesday, August 19
Women in Business at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, August 19
Rock My Soul featuring The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters at City Winery Wednesday, August 19
Nathan Belt & The Buckles at Robert's Western World Thursday, August 20
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, August 20
Live on the Green: Lord Huron at Public Square Thursday, August 20
Lecture: “Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place—from Milan to Nashville” at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 20
Crooks at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 20
Firefall at City Winery Thursday, August 20
Painting Class: Seduction at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, August 21
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, August 21
Brother Goose at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, August 21
PBR Jack Daniel's Invitational at Bridgestone Arena Friday, August 21 - Saturday, August 22
Wine Dinner at Frothy Monkey Friday, August 21
Creative Zone: Drivable Designs Elvis Style at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, August 21
Jesse Cain at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, August 21
Biff Kapow at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, August 21
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Saturday, August 22
Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, August 22
Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, August 22
Cousin Jack & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, August 22
Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!
There are now two Riverfront Parks downtown! The original Riverfront Park is located between 1st Avenue North and the Cumberland River from Church Street to Broadway. The new Riverfront Park & Ascend Amphitheater is located between 1st Avenue South and the Cumberland River between Broadway and Korean Veterans Boulevard. These parks connect via walking paths, but we show them as separate parks throughout our website because simultaneous events are often scheduled at each venue.
Nashville Art Walk
Create your own custom walking tour of downtown Nashville! Our Nashville Art Walk features over 80 downtown destinations. Curate the tour to one that features places of interest to you: architecture, art, history, music, government and more. A map with distance information and the estimated route time will be generated after you make your selections. The Tennessean's Ms. Cheap profiled this free tour in her column.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown August 12 - 26, 2015 include Global Awakening (11,000, August 10 - 14) and Ramsey Solutions (1,000, August 23 - 25). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.