News & Information
Interstate 40 Closures: Friday, September 11 - Monday, September 14
TDOT's Fast Fix 8 continues 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. Herman Street will be closed from 11th Avenue to 14th Avenue. Closures begin Friday, September 11 at 8 pm and end Monday, September 14 at 6 am. Detours and more info can be found on the Fast Fix 8 website. NOTE: Use the 2nd Ave/4th Ave exit to access downtown from I-40.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 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.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE
Award-winning recording artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in an induction ceremony on Thursday, September 10 at 2 pm in Walk of Fame Park. The event is free and open to the public. Plus, visit Trattoria Il Mulino following the ceremony for a Perfect Pairing appetizer ($16) and specialty cocktail ($6) in honor of the superstar duo from 5 pm to 7 pm.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, THURSDAY: 5:30 PM - 11 PM; FRIDAY: 5 PM - 11 PM; SATURDAY: 1:30 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
This year's Live on the Green is capped with a three-day festival finale with two stages showcasing 24 artists throughout the weekend. Headliners include Rodrigo y Gabriela on Thursday, September 10, Passion Pit on Friday, September 11 and Ben Folds on Saturday, September 12. Click here for the complete schedule of performers. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers and water bottles are welcome. $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. VIP tickets are available for the Thursday and Friday events for $70 - $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 - 11 pm on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11 and from 1 pm - 11 pm on Saturday, September 12.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: FROTHY MONKEY $40 (PLUS TAX & TIP)
Frothy Monkey and Jackalope Brewing Company will team up for the second year in a row with the galleries on 5th Avenue of the Arts for a beer-focused progressive dinner art crawl. This five-course dinner by Chef Chase will feature the first course at The Arts Company, the second course at The Rymer Gallery and the third course at Tinney Contemporary. The fourth and fifth courses will be seated on the Frothy Monkey mezzanine overlooking 5th Avenue. Each course will be paired with a different beer. Click here for the full menu and to purchase tickets.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 8 PM; SUNDAY: 3 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $143
The Nashville Symphony performs Beethoven’s greatest masterpiece, featuring the awe-inspiring sound of the 150-strong Nashville Symphony Chorus singing "Ode to Joy." The evening opens with an equally inspiring contemporary work, John Adams' "On the Transmigration of Souls," written in tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Plus, a free classical conversation one hour before show time and an informal question-and-answer session following the concert.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 7 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: ACME FEED & SEED $35 GENERAL ADMISSION
The Fallen Angel Aviator Foundation will present a special evening of musical entertainment featuring Ronnie Milsap and Sarah Potenza, a live auction and more to remember our fallen heroes and honor those who have made tremendous sacrifice in defense of our nation. 21+ event.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, GATES OPEN AT 11 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE TO ATTEND
The Tennessee Volksfest is back for not one, but two big weekends at the Nashville Farmers' Market! Enjoy Nashville's only true Munich-style Oktoberfest with half-liters of German beers, bratwurst, hot pretzels and a variety of great German foods. Plus, live music, games and fun for all ages.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 3 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN $55 GENERAL ADMISSION; $80 VIP
Meet with cheesemakers and food artisans from eight Southern states and sample more than 150 artisan cheeses, handcrafted accompaniments, craft beer and wines! Each 21+ attendee will receive a souvenir tasting glass. VIP tickets include early entry, an exclusive seating area, additional cheese samples and more.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6:30 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $100 GENERAL ADMISSION; $150 VIP
The fourth annual Nashville Whiskey Festival will feature a grand tasting event on Saturday, September 12. The event will include approximately 60 distilleries pouring more than 300 of their finest bottles of whiskey, bourbon, scotch and rye from all over the world. Plus, live music, great food, a cigar bar and educational seminars. VIP tickets include an extra hour of crowd-free tasting and exclusive product pours and swag.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 8 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: EAST BANK GREENWAY FREE FOR SPECTATORS
The Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival combines the excitement of racing with the beauty and spectacle of Nashville's diverse culture. In Chinese tradition, the dragon is a symbol of health and prosperity, and dragon boat racing inspires health and fitness among participants as well as spectators. The races begin at 9 am and four teams will race approximately every 20 minutes. One team will be crowned the Grand Champion during the closing ceremonies at the Main Festival Tent.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The Tennessee State Museum will hold an Artifact Discovery Day for the public to bring in personally-owned artifacts to be identified by experts on Saturday, September 12. The artifacts will include Native American artifacts, both prehistoric and historic pieces, and fossils. Archaeologists will identify, but not appraise, the objects. There is no charge for the identification. The event is being held in conjunction with September being named Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18; VARIOUS TIMES
LOCATION: THE BANK OF NASHVILLE FREE
The Bank of Nashville recently moved to The Gulch, and they are celebrating with a neighborhood open house from Monday, September 14 - Friday, September 18! Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and enter to win fabulous gift cards from Gulch stores. The free food and refreshment schedule is Monday, September 14: Bond Coffee Company (8:30 am - 10 am), Christie Cookies (2 pm - 3:30 pm); Tuesday, September 15: Donut Den (8:30 am - 10 am), wraps from The Turnip Truck Urban Fare (11:30 am - 1 pm); Wednesday, September 16: breakfast from Noshville (8:30 am - 10 am); Thursday, September 17: mini quesadillas from Cantina Laredo (11:30 am - 1:00 pm), popsicles from Las Paletas (2 pm - 3:30 pm); and Friday, September 18: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (8:30 am - 10 am), artisan chocolates (2 pm - 3 pm). Plus, a chance to win gift cards from Colts Chocolates Factory, Cantina Laredo, The Turnip Truck Urban Fare and Urban Outfitters.
Earlier this year, the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee initiated the Northwest Corridor Transit Study to evaluate transit options between Nashville and Clarksville. This presentation will provide an overview of potential corridors and transit modes being considered. Complimentary lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by Friday, September 11 to email@example.com. The meeting is free to attend.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
The 16th annual Americana Music Festival features five nights of approximately 165 live performances at venues throughout Nashville. Check out the nightly showcases at downtown venues including 3rd and Lindsley, City Winery, The Listening Room Cafe, Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom, The High Watt, Station Inn and Third Man Records. Thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world will gather for this festival honoring great music. A $60 wristband grants access to all of the venues every night of the festival. The festival's headlining concert at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater will feature Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch & Friends on Saturday, September 19. Tickets for this show sold separately. Click here for a full festival lineup and more information.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 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. Don't miss Americana/soul artist Jonell Mosser when she performs on Tuesday, September 15. Mosser is one of the go-to session singers, having sung on nearly 200 projects for artists as diverse and revered as Etta James, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Kristin Chenoweth, Bruce Cockburn and Lee Roy Parnell.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Visit one of the more than 35 local restaurants participating in Eat Green for Tennessee to support local farm conservation and protecting the area's natural landscapes. Participating downtown locations include Adele's, Arnold's Country Kitchen, Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel, Frothy Monkey, Kayne Prime, Merchants Restaurant, Moto, Paradise Park Trailer Resort and Food Stand, The Perch Downtown, Prima, Pub5, St. Anejo, Virago and Whiskey Kitchen. A percentage of the day’s sales will be donated to The Land Trust for Tennessee.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Rapture, Blister, Burn at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, September 19
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, September 9
Clint Black's Concert for a Cause at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, September 9
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, September 9
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, September 9
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, September 10
The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, September 10
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, September 10
Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, September 10
The BoDeans at City Winery Thursday, September 10
Wasmund's Whiskey Dinner at The 404 Kitchen Thursday, September 10
Nothing Is Impossible: Opening Reception at Third Man Records Thursday, September 10
Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo Thursday, September 10
Cheese & Wine Tasting at Dabble Studio Thursday, September 10
Blue Sky Riders at City Winery Friday, September 11
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, September 11
Painting Class: Girls' Night Out at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, September 11
Lady Antebellum at Bridgestone Arena Friday, September 11
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, September 11
Casey Edgar at Second Fiddle Saturday, September 12
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, September 12
Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, September 12
Live on the Green Official After Party at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, September 12
Movies@Main: Lisa at Nashville Public Library Saturday, September 12
Nashville Whiskey Festival at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 12
13th Annual Wine on the River at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge Saturday, September 12
Conexión Américas Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, September 12
The Pink Floyd Appreciation Society at Mercy Lounge Saturday, September 12
13th Annual Wine on the River Official After Party at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, September 12
Bellinis, Bubbles & Bloody Marys at City Winery Sunday, September 13
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, September 13
Stephanie Adlington at Sambuca Sunday, September 13
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, September 13
Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, September 13
Brandon Holder Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, September 13
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, September 14
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, September 14
Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, September 14
Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, September 14
Jutt Huffman at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, September 14
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, September 14
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, September 15
Corey Mac at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, September 15
Jutt Huffman at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, September 15
Americana Music Festival: Jewel & Friends at City Winery Tuesday, September 15
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, September 15
Casey Edgar at Legends Corner Tuesday, September 15
Chris Mouch Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, September 15
Tuesday Thai Time at Dabble Studio Tuesday, September 15
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, September 16
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, September 16
The Jenerators at Sambuca Wednesday, September 16
Americana Music Festival: Hackensaw Boys & Friends at Station Inn Wednesday, September 16
Cory Farley at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, September 16
The Providence Players at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 16
SoMo at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, September 16
Americana Music Festival: Los Lobos & The Suffers at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, September 16
Hump Day Hootenanny at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, September 16
Americana Music Festival: Jeffrey Foucault & Friends at City Winery Thursday, September 17
Alex Michael Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, September 17
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, September 17
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, September 17
Chef’s Night Out at Adele's Thursday, September 17
Olive Oil Dinner with Ken Vedrinski at The 404 Kitchen Thursday, September 17
The Shatterproof Challenge at Bank of America Plaza Thursday, September 17
Spoken Word Poetry at Nashville Public Library Thursday, September 17
Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, September 17
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, September 17
Einstein is a Dummy at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, September 17
The Good Life at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, September 17
Time Out for Family Caregivers at Doubletree Hotel Thursday, September 17
Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, September 17
Sarah & Tawnya at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, September 18
Americana Music Festival: Anderson East & Friends at City Winery Friday, September 18
The run-off for the Metropolitan General Election for Davidson County to elect a new mayor and Metro Council positions is Thursday, September 10. Polls will be open from 7 am - 7 pm. Click here for polling locations and additional information. Be sure to vote in this important election for our city!
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown September 9 - 23, 2015 include Association of Water Technologies (900, September 9 - 12), North American Trailer Dealers Association (2,000, September 10 - 12), Dollar General Corporation (800, September 13 - 15), MEDHOST (600, September 14 - 18), Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association (1,200, September 15 - 18), Home Decorating & Remodeling Consumer Show (5,000, September 18 - 20), and United Pentecostal Church International (8,000, September 22 - 25). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.