Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


News & Information

Downtown Residential Report
We have released our 2015 Residential Report and the results from the 2015 downtown residential survey. Check out the stats about the downtown residential market. 64% of the people who live downtown work outside of downtown. By the end of 2015 over 8,600 residents will be living in over 5,000 housing units. However, we still have less housing stock than our peer cities and we can't keep up with demand the rental occupancy rate is 97% for the fourth year in a row.

Events This Week

Live on the Green: Lord Huron


THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 6:15 PM - 11 PM

The season opener for the seventh annual concert series! This series brings local and national artists to the stage in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers and water bottles are welcome at this free four-week concert series. The lineup for Thursday, August 20 includes Elliot Root, Shakey Graves and Lord Huron as the headliner. $5 parking available in the Metro Courthouse parking garage, located directly below the park, and at Nissan Stadium. Free bicycle parking. Or, take Nashville B-cycle and beat the traffic.​ Backstage tickets available for $150. Tickets include beer, wine, soft drinks, water, food and an incredible view of the stage. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 3rd Avenue North (Union Street to James Robertson Parkway) and Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 4th Avenue North) will be closed from 5 pm until 11 pm on Thursday, August 20.


​Nashville Sounds vs. Albuquerque Isotopes



The Nashville Sounds are taking on the Albuquerque Isotopes for four consecutive nights at First Tennessee Park Wednesday, August 19 through Saturday, August 22. Thursday, August 20 is Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday, the Sounds reach back into the rich baseball history at Sulphur Dell to honor the 1940 Nashville Vols as this season's Throwback Thursday uniform style. Fans can also purchase select beer and soft drinks for $2 all night. Plus, the Sounds are giving 7,000 fans the chance to celebrate the inaugural season of First Tennessee Park by claiming a t-shirt featuring the park’s founding and platinum sponsors.


Lecture: “Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place—from Milan to Nashville”



Join one of the fashion world’s most sought-after models, Karen Elson, and tastemaker Libby Callaway for insider perspectives on the hallmarks of Italian style and Nashville’s own growing fashion scene. Elson has walked the runways of some of Italy’s greatest houses, including Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Versace. Callaway is a creative visionary who has helped put Nashville on the map as a style mecca. Learn how the culture and style of a given city can influence high fashion in this engaging and anecdotal discussion.


Empire Auditions



"Empire," Fox's hit music industry drama, is holding a nationwide talent search to find the show's next artist. The show’s promotional bus tour will be at Walk of Fame Park from 11 am - 7 pm on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. Interested attendees will record an a cappella version of one of the show's songs aboard the bus. The grand prize winner will appear on the second season of "Empire."


Night Market: Pepper Festival



Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, live music, artisan booths, kids' activities and much more at this event held on the third Friday of each month. Market House restaurants and shops will be open. Vendors in the farm sheds will sell local produce, meat, cheese, plants and more. Farmers, food artisans, restaurants and merchants will feature pepper-themed dishes, items and recipes. Plus, adult beverages, live music, special contests, classes and more throughout the weekend.


Wine Dinner



This five-course dinner is a unique collaboration between Frothy Monkey Chef Chase Ingalls and Head Baker Jen Mello as well as The Bottle Shop and Horizon Wine and Spirits. Menu items include pan seared Georges Bank halibut, roasted NZ Red Deer with truffled cauliflower puree, brioche and blackberry summer pudding, and more. Click here for the full menu and to purchase tickets.


Nashville Originals' Restaurant Week



A semiannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals, Restaurant Week is a great way to enjoy Nashville's unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants include Fleet Street PubFlyte World Dining and Wine, The Listening Room CafeProvence Breads & CafePuckett's Gro. & RestaurantSalsaSole Mio and Watermark. These restaurants will feature special prices and menus throughout the week and across mealtimes. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants.


Salon@615: Jena Lee Nardella & Dan Haseltine


MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 6:15 PM - 8 PM

Blood:Water co-founders, Jena Lee Nardella and Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay, will visit the Nashville Public Library to talk about Nardella's new memoir, "One Thousand Wells." Armed with a diploma, a thousand dollars and a dream to build one thousand wells in Africa, Nardella joined forces with Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay to found Blood:Water and begin her mission. With a fresh, intelligent and winsome voice, Nardella weaves an evocative personal narrative filled with honest and hard-won lessons that demonstrate the amazing things that can happen when you fight for your dreams.


Courtyard Concerts: Songwriters Session


TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

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. Don't miss a songwriters session with Marshall Chapman, Malcolm Holcombe and Mary Gauthier on Tuesday, August 25.


​Varekai: Cirque du Soleil



A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy—the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Bridgestone Arena for seven performances. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.


Bartender Bash 2015



Your favorite bartenders will compete for Best Herradura Margarita and Most Creative Jack Daniel's Cocktail. Sample their cocktails, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cheer on your favorites. Bartenders from downtown bars/restaurants include Acme Feed & SeedBarlinesCantina LaredoChauhan Ale & Masala HouseHard Rock CafeParty FowlSambuca, and The Southern Steak & Oyster. Tickets include 30+ drink samples.



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

The Damsels, Stacia Watkins & Caroline Kole at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, August 19

Trivia at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, August 19

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, August 19

Leland Williams at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, August 19

Nathan Belt & The Buckles at Robert's Western World Thursday, August 20

Network After Work at Hotel Indigo Thursday, August 20

The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, August 20

Nathan Angelo at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 20

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, August 20

Crooks at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 20

Firefall at City Winery Thursday, August 20

Official Live on the Green After-Party at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, August 20

The Other Side at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, August 21

Nashville Sounds vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at First Tennessee Park Friday, August 21

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, August 21

Brother Goose at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, August 21

Smithfield & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, August 21

WYA Thursdays at Agenda Friday, August 21

SIMO at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 21

PBR Jack Daniel's Invitational at Bridgestone Arena Friday, August 21 - Saturday, August 22

Langhorne Slim & The Law at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 21 - Saturday, August 22

Music at the Frist: Justin Branum at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, August 21

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, August 21

Music in the Afternoon: Cremona Strings Ensemble Too at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 21

It's Just a 10K at Nissan Stadium Saturday, August 22

Grant Garland Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, August 22

Kayla Woodson at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, August 22

Take It Back! at Rocketown Saturday, August 22

Jonathan Brown at Two Old Hippies Saturday, August 22

The World Famous Channel Cats at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, August 22

Cousin Jack & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, August 22

Nashville Sounds vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at First Tennessee Park Saturday, August 22

The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, August 22

Gardening with Herbs at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 22

Songwriter Session: Suzy Bogguss & Leigh Nash at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 22

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, August 23

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, August 23

J. Curly Speegle & The Deal at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, August 23

Fingerstyle Guitar Demonstration: Jonathan Brown at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 23

American Aquarium at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, August 23

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, August 23

Gin Blossoms at City Winery Sunday, August 23

Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, August 23

Music in the Afternoon: Nashville Late Starters Orchestra at Nashville Public Library Sunday, August 23

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, August 23

Mac Leaphart at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, August 24

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, August 24

Dusty Hundley at Barlines Monday, August 24

Dead Mondays at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, August 24

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, August 24

Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, August 24

8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge Monday, August 24

Film Screening: Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me at City Winery Monday, August 24

The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, August 24

Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, August 24

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, August 24

Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, August 24

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, August 24

Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, August 24

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, August 24

ForeverAtLast at Rocketown Tuesday, August 25

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, August 25

Wine Class 104 at City Winery Tuesday, August 25

Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 26

Planet of the Abts at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, August 25

Stephen Simmons at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, August 25

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, August 25

J Edwards at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, August 25

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, August 25

Ashley Evans Entertainment & Lewis Brice Fundraiser at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, August 26

Laced with Arsenic at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, August 26

Tyler Barham at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, August 26

Vanessa Bransan & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, August 26

Sixwire & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, August 26

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, August 26

Saint Asonia at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 26

Trenton CD Release Show at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 26

Steep Canyon Rangers at City Winery Wednesday, August 26

Cumberland Collective at Station Inn Thursday, August 27

Alex Michael Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, August 27

Les Richardson Band at Barlines Thursday, August 27

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, August 27

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, August 27

Comedy Show at The Cave Thursday, August 27

The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, August 27

Anna LaPrad at Two Old Hippies Thursday, August 27

Live on the Green: Cold War Kids at Public Square Thursday, August 27

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, August 27

Artists' Forum: Nashville Fashion Designers at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 27

Cirque du Soul featuring Lari White & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 27

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, August 27

Melanie Martinez at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 27

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, August 27

KT Tunstall at City Winery Thursday, August 27

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, August 27

Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, August 27

Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Thursday, August 27

Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, August 27

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

Music City Circuit

Getting around downtown is easy! Hop a ride to the Nashville Farmers' Market for lunch or to shop, catch happy hour in The Gulch, see the newest exhibit at the Frist, attend a concert at the Ryman ... the possibilities are endless. Music City Circuit makes it easy to travel to destinations around downtown! Click here for the route maps. The best part? This service is free. NOTE: the routes for the green and blue lines changed earlier this year and now make it easier for office workers in the downtown core to use this service as there are several stops along 4th and 5th Avenues.

Blue Star Museums

Only a few weeks left - this free opportunity runs through Labor Day! The Frist Center for the Visual ArtsMusicians 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. More information.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown August 19 - September 2, 2015 include Ramsey Solutions (1,000, August 23 - 25), Nashville Pink Bridal Show (4,000, August 30) and Tennessee Healthcare Association (700, August 30 - September 2). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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