News & Information
Downtown Employee Appreciation Week continues!
Do you work in downtown Nashville? Join us for the final days of Employee Appreciation Week! The very popular Corporate Tug-of-War is Thursday at noon in Walk of Fame Park. Plus, check out this list of restaurants, retailers and other businesses who are offering special discounts and freebies during the week ... complimentary tour ticket for the Ryman Auditorium's new self-guided tour, free admission to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on Friday, October 9 and more great offers!
New restaurant: The Italian Kitchen!
217 4th Avenue North. 615-200-0202. This new restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late night eats. They serve pizza, sandwiches, salads, pasta, calzones, stromboli and more. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 11 pm; Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 am; and Sunday, noon - midnight.
New dentist: Gulch Dental Studio!
Gulch Crossing. 244 11th Avenue South. 615-334-0184. This new option for dental services is located in Gulch Crossing. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm and Friday, 8 am - 2 pm.
Interstate 40 Closures: Friday, October 9 - Monday, October 12
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. Clinton Street will be closed from 11th Avenue to 16th Avenue. 12th Avenue North will be closed from Jo Johnston Avenue to Herman Street. Closures begin Friday, October 9 at 8 pm and end Monday, October 12 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, OCTOBER 8 - MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7 PM
Noteably Nashville is a five-day fashion event highlighting a diverse array of the arts in Nashville. The event will take place at various venues across Nashville with the goal of bringing together visual artists, fashion designers and musicians for a good cause. Downtown locations include George Jones Museum, Nashville Children's Theatre and John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. VIP tickets include entry each night and feature a nightly meet and greet with designers, musicians and artists as well as special seating.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $9 - $28
The Al Menah Temple Shrine Circus is back at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium—a fun family adventure for all ages. Plus, join the pre-party one hour before show times. For a small additional fee, ride an elephant or pony, get your face painted, and meet circus stars up close and in person.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $32 - $300
Cheer on the Nashville Predators at the first home game of the 2015 - 2016 regular season as they host the Carolina Hurricanes! Plus, join Nashville Predators players, coaches and broadcast personalities as they walk the Nashville Predators Goldwalk at 4 pm. Following the Goldwalk, the Bridgestone Arena plaza will open for a Plaza Party, which will run until the start of the game at 7 pm. All fans in attendance for Thursday’s game will receive a Gold jersey rally towel.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 5 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: TRATTORIA IL MULINO PIZZA & PERONI FOR $15
On Nashville Predators' game days, Trattoria Il Mulino will host Preds, Pizza & Peronis. From 5 pm - 6:30 pm, fans can enjoy their choice of pizza from the wood fired oven and one Peroni beer for $15.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $75
This third annual event will feature innovative and delicious interpretations of a traditional farmhand dinner, a time when farm workers would come together to celebrate a successful day in the fields. The evening is inspired by fifth generation NFM farmer Troy Smiley of Smiley's Farm along with the culinary talents of more than 15 local chefs. The event will begin with a traditional farmhand "water break" with signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The dinner portion will include select wine pairings with farmhand-style dinner service and live music.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 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, OCTOBER 8, 3 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: CARTER VINTAGE GUITARS FREE
Journalist Willie Moseley is renowned for his contributions to Vintage Guitar magazine, his biographies of guitar pioneer Bill Carson and astronaut Stuart Roosa, and his tribute to electric basses, "The Bass Space." Join Moseley for an autograph party to celebrate his new book, "Peavey Guitars: The Authorized American History."
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, FRIDAY & SUNDAY: NOON - 5 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING & LEGISLATIVE PLAZA FREE
Now in its 27th year, the Southern Festival of Books is a free, three-day celebration of the written word that provides book-loving guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite authors. This year's roster includes renowned authors Rick Bragg, Geraldine Brooks, Pat Conroy, David Maraniss, Paul Theroux, Rebecca Wells, Scott Westerfeld and first-time author David Gregory, former NBC news reporter and "Meet the Press" host. Click here for the full schedule of authors and activities.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, PRE-WALK FESTIVITIES: 5:30 PM; WALK: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 16th annual fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services and, on this night, carry illuminated balloons to show support. Plus, live music, kids' activities, "Be The Match" donor drive and a remembrance ceremony. Pre-walk festivities begin at 5:30 pm, and the walk starts at 7:30 pm. The two-mile walk begins and ends near the north entrance of Nissan Stadium. A fireworks show will "light the night" and end the event. ABC "Nashville" star Charles Esten is the 2015 Light the Night honorary chairman and will be in attendance. Plus, check out the second annual Light the Late Night special concert at 3rd and Lindsley featuring Esten and friends following the event ($50). Please note: road closures associated with this event. Roads along this course will be closed beginning at 7:30 pm and are rolling closures. All roads will re-open by 8:30 pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 10 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $50
Following the Light the Night Walk at Nissan Stadium, join Charles Esten of ABC's "Nashville" and several of his musician friends for a special show at 3rd and Lindsley. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The fifth annual Hands On Creativity is a two-day, family-friendly event allowing attendees to explore and learn all about art materials and how to use them. The event will feature more than 30 tables of free demonstrations as well as workshops, samples, door prizes and more.
The entire community is invited to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to enjoy free musical performances all day long and into the night. The 10th annual Free Day of Music will feature more than 20 musical acts throughout the day on four stages performing classical, country, rock, jazz, world music and much more. Plus, a kids' zone featuring an instrument petting zoo, crafts, photo booth and more. Click here for the full schedule.
Celebrate two commonly appreciated Southern traditions: hearty food and distilled spirits. The event will feature 25 of Nashville’s best restaurants putting out their best bacon and BBQ dishes as well as a vast array of distilled spirits to savor. Participating downtown restaurants include Cantina Laredo, City Winery, Commerce Street Grille, The District Bar and Kitchen and Peg Leg Porker. Plus, live music and a cash bar (tickets include 15 bourbon samples).
New York–based artist Shinique Smith is widely acclaimed for her highly expressive paintings, sculptures and installations. The assemblages of used clothing and everyday objects, which often interact with energetic brushwork, reflect her personal history as well as broader cultural concerns. In this lecture, Smith will provide insight into her artistic practice and the myriad sources of inspiration from which she draws, ranging from graffiti to poetry to Eastern philosophies.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, REGISTRATION 7:30 AM; START TIME 9 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE
Join the fight against breast cancer in this 4.5-mile, non-competitive fundraising walk benefiting the American Cancer Society. A 2-mile shortcut is also available. This walk honors and celebrates breast cancer survivors and supports the organization’s mission to save lives by finding cures and fighting back against the disease. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Roads along this course will be closed beginning at 8 am and are rolling closures. All roads will re-open by 11 am.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM; MOVIE BEGINS: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: YAZOO BREWING COMPANY AND TAPROOM FREE
Enjoy Monster Sundays each week until October 25! Every Sunday, Yazoo will screen a different new or old classic monster movie in the taproom or outside depending on weather. Sunday, October 11 will feature a screening of "Troll 2."
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, October 7
Cory Farley at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, October 7
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, October 8
Al Green & The Hard Times at Sambuca Thursday, October 8
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 8
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Stevie Wonder Tribute at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, October 8
Aretha Franklin at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, October 8
Chris Tomlin at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, October 8
Turandot at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 8
Rock the Tot at Bar Louie Thursday, October 8
Opry Country Classics: Lorrie Morgan, Gene Watson & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 8
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, October 9
Holland Marie at Second Fiddle Friday, October 9
Mike Beach at Nashville Street Tacos Friday, October 9
Ben Rector at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 9 - Saturday, October 10
Friends of the Library Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11
Shiny Penny at Rocketown Friday, October 9
Andy Gibbons at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, October 9
Tucker Yochim at Bootleggers Inn Friday, October 9
Florence + The Machine at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, October 9
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 9
Curator’s Perspective: Ink, Silk and Gold: Medium and Meaning in Islamic Art at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 9
Jesse Cain at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, October 9
Bobby McClendon at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, October 9
Tiffany Johnson at Sambuca Friday, October 9
Mac McAnally Record Release at City Winery Friday, October 9
The New Nashville at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, October 9
Acoustic Afternoon with The Matte Gray Band at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, October 10
Beat Root Band at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 10
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, October 10
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Saturday, October 10
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, October 10
Biz at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, October 10
Larry Stephenson Band at Station Inn Saturday, October 10
Hands On Creativity at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing Saturday, October 10 - Sunday, October 11
Firefall at City Winery Saturday, October 10
The Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Saturday, October 10
Grace Potter at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, October 10
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 10
Turandot at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 10
2nd Annual Literary Death Match at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, October 10
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, October 10
Tucker Yochim at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, October 10
The Long Players perform Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, October 10
Tom Paxton at City Winery Sunday, October 11
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, October 11
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, October 11
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, October 11
Amanda Daughtry Band at Second Fiddle Sunday, October 11
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, October 11
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, October 11
Steve Roper at Sambuca Sunday, October 11
Richie Scholl at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, October 11
Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills at Nissan Stadium Sunday, October 11
WAR at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, October 11
Brand New at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 11
Jackson Browne at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Sunday, October 11
Natalie Reynolds at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, October 11
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, October 11
Buddy Lee Attractions IEBA Showcase at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, October 12
Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, October 12
Meghan Linsey & Sawyer Fredericks at City Winery Monday, October 12
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, October 12
Last Comic Standing at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, October 12
Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, October 12
Los Lonely Boys at City Winery Tuesday, October 13
Chris Mouch Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, October 13
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, October 13
Casey Edgar at Legends Corner Tuesday, October 13
Beer Dinner with Chef Jay Mitchell at Tennessee Brew Works Tuesday, October 13
All Time Low & Sleeping with Sirens at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday, October 13
Food for Thought at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, October 13
Network After Work at The Pub Nashville Tuesday, October 13
Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, October 13
Warren Haynes at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, October 13
Paranormal Activities in Tennessee at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 13
Girls of Fall at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, October 13
Leigh Nash Record Release at City Winery Wednesday, October 14
Patty Griffin at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 14
The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, October 15
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, October 15
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, October 15
Jim Rooney's Irregulars at Station Inn Thursday, October 15
The Screwtape Letters at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 15 - Friday, October 16
The Best of Broadway at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, October 15 - Saturday, October 17
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 15
The Ann Wilson Thing at City Winery Thursday, October 15
YP Nashville Connect at Rocketown Thursday, October 15
Opry Country Classics: Mo Pitney, The Gatlin Brother & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 15
Crystal Shawanda at Sambuca Thursday, October 15
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, October 16
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Friday, October 16
Walk The Moon at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 16 - Saturday, October 17
Tennessee History Festival at Bicentennial Mall Friday, October 16 - Saturday, October 17
Night Market: Harvest Festival at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, October 16 - Sunday, October 18
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, October 16
Josh Garrels at Rocketown Friday, October 16
Heath Deloach at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, October 16
Music at the Frist: East Side Story at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 16
Ellingtown at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 16
Amanda Daughtry at Second Fiddle Saturday, October 17
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, October 17
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, October 17
2nd Annual Nashville Fiddlers Tribute to Kenny Baker at Station Inn Saturday, October 17
Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers at Nissan Stadium Saturday, October 17
Hillbilly Casino at Sambuca Saturday, October 17
All That Remains & We Came As Romans at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, October 17
Preschool Program: Song & Story Time: Baseball at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 17
Flavors of the Middle East: Cooking Art History at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, October 17
Jazz Brunch featuring The Nashville Jazz Orchestra at City Winery Sunday, October 18
Williams & Company at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, October 18
Pinktober Silent Auction at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, October 18
Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins at Nissan Stadium Sunday, October 18
Music with a Mission at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, October 18
Masters of Illusion at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, October 18
Don Henley at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 18
Free Family Festival Day at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, October 18
Yodeling Demonstration: Eli Barsi at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, October 18
Monster Sundays at Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom Sunday, October 18
The Black Lillies at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, October 18
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, October 18
Salon@615: Margaret Atwood at Nashville Public Library Monday, October 19
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, October 19
Bo Burnham at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Monday, October 19
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, October 20
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, October 20
Hungry? Downtown Dining Options
Did you know that downtown Nashville has more than 210 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. You can select the meal you are interested in, as well as, the cuisine type. These filters should help you find just what you are looking for! Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Need Stress Relief?
Has your busy schedule stressed you out? Look no further than downtown. Downtown has fourteen businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown October 7 - 21, 2015 include Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (12,000, October 1 - 8), Governor's Housing Summit (700, October 6 - 8), International Entertainment Buyers Association (500, October 10 - 13), Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (800, October 12 - 14), The Juice Plus Company (6,000, October 14 - 17), MBA Veterans Network (600, October 15 - 16), Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (1,000, October 18 - 20), Lifeway Christian Resources (800, October 19 - 21), and Society of Women Engineers (6,000, October 21 - 24). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.