News & Information
Interstate 40 Closures: Friday, September 18 - Monday, September 21
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 18 at 8 pm and end Monday, September 21 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
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM FREE
For three days only, Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience exhibit will be staged outside the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. It will allow visitors to step into 1,000 square feet of entertaining and interactive experiences, focusing on Les Paul and his many contributions to musical innovation. Explore sound, music and technology inventions; discover Les Paul’s personal story; and marvel at the performing techniques that made him a legendary pop music icon.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
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 public meeting will provide an opportunity for community members to share their thoughts on how transit service might be provided between these two cities.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 8 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: BANK OF AMERICA PLAZA $55 REGISTRATION FEE; FREE FOR SPECTATORS
Accept the challenge of a lifetime by rappelling down the Bank of America building on Thursday, September 17. The event supports Shatterproof, a national organization committed to protecting children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease. Cheer on participants as they rappel down one of Nashville's tallest towers.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, FRIDAY: 5 PM - 9 PM; SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
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 squash-themed dishes, items and recipes. Plus, adult beverages, live music, special contests, food demonstrations, classes and more throughout the weekend.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, FRIDAY: 7:30 PM; SATURDAY: 2 PM AND 7:30 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $28 - $96
Nashville Ballet returns to the magical world of Neverland, following Peter on his adventures with a villainous Captain Hook, a man-eating crocodile and a meddling Tinker Bell. This family-friendly production tells the classic story of the boy who doesn’t want to grow up—complete with on-stage flying, magical sets and live music by the Nashville Symphony.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, FRIDAY: NOON - 9 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 9 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $10; CHILDREN 12 & UNDER FREE
Nashville's largest home show will feature more than 600 exhibit booths showcasing home remodeling and decoration trends, designs and more. This upscale consumer show will highlight new, unique products and offer an array of daily seminars. Plus, many exhibitors will offer discounted prices and sell direct from the floor. Seniors age 62 and older can enjoy free admission on Friday, September 18.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 7 AM - 5 PM
More than 40 metered on-street parking spots across downtown will become temporary "park" installations all day on Friday, September 18. Check out these spots on foot, Nashville B-cycle or via your preferred mode of transportation. The parking spots will feature a wide variety of activities and installations along Broadway, 2nd Avenue, 4th Avenue, 5th Avenue and The Gulch.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: TROLLEY BARNS $10
SoBro Fest is presented by tech businesses located in the SoBro neighborhood to bring awareness to the neighborhood and highlight businesses in the area. Enjoy live music, food trucks, local brews, vendors, an entrepreneur startup village and more.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 7 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $45
Life in Color, known as "the world's largest paint party," transports fans into the ultimate mind-blowing, head-bumping and heart-pumping experience. The high-energy environment will be filled with live music, dance and art—all leading up to the famous paint blast. This event will take place in Lot R at Nissan Stadium.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $150 1-DAY PASS; $500 ALL-IN PASS
The third annual Music City Food + Wine Festival is where national top chefs, winemakers and spirit experts meet with local talent to give you a taste of Nashville’s vibrant culinary scene. Curated by Nashville's own Kings of Leon, this two-day event is filled with bites and beverages to sample and savor as well as demonstrations and panels. Harvest Night at Walk of Fame Park on Saturday, September 19 will allow attendees to mix and mingle with the nation's brightest culinary stars while experiencing Nashville's legendary music scene, including a performance by Kings of Leon and more. Harvest Night is sold out, but you will have access if you purchase an all-in pass. Sunday, September 20 will feature the inaugural Gospel Brunch with a live performance by award-winning steel pedal guitarist Robert Randolph and the Nashville Friends Choir. Click here for additional information and to purchase tickets.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 11 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE TO ATTEND
The Tennessee Volksfest is back for another big weekend 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 19, 4 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK $40 - $65
Enjoy the first NuEra Music Festival and Block Party on Saturday, September 19 to celebrate music lovers, foodies and libation enthusiasts. Mint Condition, Bilal, Mike Hicks & The Contribution and many more will perform on two stages at the event. Plus, food trucks, vendors, adult beverages and more.
Enjoy the headlining concert of the 16th annual Americana Music Festival. This show at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater will include two stages with non-stop music featuring Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Valerie June, Nikki Lane, Tift Merritt, Emmy Rose Russell and Eric Heywood. Tickets to this show are sold separately (not included in the Americana Music Festival wristband fee).
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 5 PM
LOCATION: CHAUHAN ALE & MASALA HOUSE $150 COCKTAILS AND DINNER; $30 COCKTAILS ONLY
As one of the newest dames in the Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Chef Maneet Chauhan will host the organization’s first major fundraiser in Nashville. Special guest and fellow dame, Carla Hall of ABC’s "The Chew" will participate. Guests will enjoy a special menu of cocktails and dinner prepared by Chef Maneet and Hall, a lively conversation with the two dames, and a silent auction. Les Dames d'Escoffier Nashville, established in 2014, is the 30th chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 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. Sunday, September 20 will feature the Nashville All Star Jazz Jam. Attendees are encouraged to bring food to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at this event.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 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 the Andy T-Nick Nixon Band and their mix of blues, gospel and R&B when they perform on Tuesday, September 22.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
Nashville Civic Design Center presents AUD-ible Lecture Series: The Rural Studio featuring Rusty Smith. Smith is the Associate Director of The Auburn University Architecture Program's Rural Studio, which designs and builds houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County. Using salvaged lumber and bricks, discarded tires, hay and waste cardboard bales, concrete rubble, colored bottles and old license plates, they create beautiful and inexpensive buildings that have been described by founder Samuel Mockbee as "contemporary modernism grounded in southern culture." Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Rapture, Blister, Burn at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, September 19
Americana Music Festival through Saturday, September 19
Americana Music Festival: Patty Griffin & Friends at City Winery Wednesday, September 16
Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, September 16
Crostini & Canvas at Dabble Studio Wednesday, September 16
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, September 17
Olive Oil Dinner with Ken Vedrinski at The 404 Kitchen Thursday, September 17
The Light & Sound Machine: Yes/No: The Cinema of Lynne Sachs at Third Man Records Thursday, September 17
Ryan Broshear at Two Old Hippies 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
Trunk Show at King Baby Studio Thursday, September 17
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, September 17
Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, September 17
Spoken Word Poetry at Nashville Public Library 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
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, September 17
Americana Music Festival: Town Mountain & Friends at Station Inn Friday, September 18
Scott Free at Sambuca Friday, September 18
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, September 18
Norma Jean at Rocketown Friday, September 18
Eric Heatherly at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, September 18
Dugger Band at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, September 18 - Saturday, September 19
Sarah & Tawnya at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, September 18
Alex Kramer at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, September 18
Americana Music Festival: Glen Hansard & Friends at Cannery Ballroom Friday, September 18
Americana Music Festival: American Aquarium & Friends at Mercy Lounge Friday, September 18
George Benson at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, September 18
Billy Idol at Ryman Auditorium Friday, September 18
Art After Dark: Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, September 18
Americana Showcase at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, September 18
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Friday, September 18
Corey Mac at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, September 18
Americana Music Festival: Taarka & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, September 19
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, September 19
Americana Music Festival: Carsie Blanton & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, September 19
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, September 19
Americana Music Festival: David Wax Museum & Friends at Mercy Lounge Saturday, September 19
Summer Cooking and Preserving Series at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, September 19
The Art of Viennese Coffee at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, September 19
Yoga Buzz at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, September 19
Jesse Cain at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, September 19
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, September 19
Painting Class: Open Studio at Dabble Studio Saturday, September 19
Americana Music Festival: Thirty Tigers Gospel Brunch at City Winery Sunday, September 20
Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Emily Minor at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, September 20
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, September 20
Pro Music Academy 6th Annual Showcase at The Listening Room Cafe Sunday, September 20
Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, September 20
Artful Tales: The Goose Girl at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, September 20
Einstein is a Dummy at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, September 20
Champagne Jam at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, September 20
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, September 20
Monday Night Football at Agenda Monday, September 21
Camille Rae at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, September 21
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, September 21
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, September 21
Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, September 21
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, September 21
A Tribute to B.B. King at City Winery Tuesday, September 22
Dirty Dancing at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, September 22 - Sunday, September 27
Indigo Girls at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, September 22
Ariana Grande at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, September 22
No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, September 22
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, September 23
Mountain Heart Record Release Show at City Winery Wednesday, September 23
Greg Friia & Friends at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, September 23
Czann’s Pumpkin Ale Pint Night at The Picnic Tap Wednesday, September 23
Kacey Musgraves at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, September 23 - Thursday, September 24
Daryl Hall & John Oates at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Wednesday, September 23
Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, September 23
Arts Appetizer: Dirty Dancing at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, September 23
The Hermitage presents Trail of Tears at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 23
The Peach Pickers at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, September 23
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, September 23
Whether you are a full, half or partial Nashville Predators season ticketholder, we have the parking package for you! Park at the Library Garage for only $8/game. Your garage access card will be pre-programmed for the games included in your ticket package. It is hard to beat the price and convenience of this parking deal! Let's go, Predators! The first pre-season game is this Sunday against the Florida Panthers.
Be Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park for free at Nissan Stadium Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details. TIP: You don't have to attend an event at Bridgestone to use this service. However, the free parking and $3 shuttle service are only available on the stated event dates.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown September 16 - 30, 2015 include 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), United Pentecostal Church International (8,000, September 22 - 25), National Hardwood Lumber Association (600, September 30 - October 3), and Computer Services, Inc. (1,100, September 29 - October 2). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.