Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    

News & Information


Interstate 40 Closures: Friday, October 23 - Monday, October 25
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. Charlotte Avenue will be closed from 10th Avenue to 16th Avenue. 12th Avenue North will be closed from Clinton Street to Charlotte Avenue. Closures will begin Friday, October 23 at 8 pm and end Monday, October 25 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

Dracula

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $28 - $76

Just in time for Halloween, this classic tale of love, lust and blood returns to Nashville Ballet for the first time since 2007. Bram Stoker’s characters are resurrected to life to explore the conflict between carnal desire and rational thought.

 

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM; SUNDAY: 3 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $17 - $143

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the finest orchestral compositions of the Baroque era performed live at the Schermerhorn. Virtuosic, dynamic and overflowing with richly imaginative music, the six Brandenburg Concertos still sound as fresh and exciting today as they must have when audiences first heard these works nearly 300 years ago. Plus, a free classical conversation one hour before show time and an informal question-and-answer session following the concert.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 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.

 

​Yazoo's 12th Birthday Bash

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: YAZOO BREWING COMPANY AND TAPROOM FREE

Help Yazoo Brewing Company celebrate its 12th birthday with a full day of festivities! The event includes lots of special discounts, deals and giveaways in the taproom.

 

Ragnar Relay

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6 AM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK

A 196-mile, team-oriented running event that will push participants through the birthplace of country music: Tennessee. Starting in Chattanooga, runners will hug the Tennessee River and head northwest. Teams will run, day and night, across the rolling hills of southern Tennessee while enjoying the stunning October foliage. After the hills, runners will pass through historic Lynchburg. The race will wrap up when participants honky tonk their way to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

 

Taste of Nashville

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 7 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN $125

The Phoenix Club of Nashville presents the 14th annual Taste of Nashville. Enjoy tastings from several local restaurants including Acme Feed & Seed, City Winery, Goo Goo ShopMotoSouthernaire MarketThe Southern Steak & Oyster, St. AnejoVirago and many more. Plus, an open bar and live music. Proceeds benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee.

 

Healthy 4 Life

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER FREE

WSMV Channel 4 will host this third annual event to help Middle Tennesseans lead a healthier life. The expo brings exhibitors and attendees together in a one-of-a-kind event focusing on health and wellness. Take advantage of free health screenings, exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, Halloween-themed health and wellness activities for kids, contests and giveaways, and more. Plus, national celebrities will join the WSMV news team for appearances, presentations and autograph signings.

 

LIVE Cancer Fundraiser

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, NOON - 9 PM
LOCATION: BLACK 13 TATTOO PARLOR FREE

Black 13 Tattoo Parlor will host its third annual LIVE event on Saturday, October 24. Black 13 Tattoo artists and special guest artists will provide a series of custom-designed flash art for customers to choose from and will tattoo each piece on a first-come, first-served basis. Each tattoo will have a set price and 100% of the proceeds will support Women Rock for the Cure. Plus, a silent auction, live music, local vendors and family-friendly activities. Plus, eat and drink at the nearby Cinco de Mayo and the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to the cause.

 

Third Coast Improv Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $20 ONE NIGHT; $35 WEEKEND PASS

Nashville’s very own comedy improv festival presents more than 20 troupes from all over the country, including El Guapo, Sisterwives, Moniker Fun Bags, Samurai Drunk and From Justin to Kelly. In addition to the out-of-state talent, most of Music City's favorite improv troupes will also be making an appearance, including LOL Nashville and Music City Improv. The festival begins on Friday, October 23 at The BLDG in East Nashville and concludes on Saturday, October 24 at City Winery. A festival wristband will grant access for all shows on both nights. Or, purchase a ticket to an individual night.

 

Haunted Museum

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE

The Tennessee State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, will take place on Saturday, October 24. The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with chilling stories of Tennessee's past as well as prizes, crafts and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best costumes.

 

Art Goes Alternative

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 11 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL FREE

M Street presents its inaugural “pop-up” Art Goes Alternative exhibit at The Rosewall on Sunday, October 25. The artwork of more than 25 of Nashville’s most talented tattoo artists, street artists, sign painters and screen printers will be displayed. Plus, multiple local musical acts will complement the showcase with their performances throughout the event. Cash bar available.

 

228th Church Anniversary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 10 AM
LOCATION: MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FREE

McKendree United Methodist Church is celebrating 228 years of ministry in downtown Nashville. Be a part of the celebration worship. A reception will follow, along with a silent auction fundraiser for its downtown ministries. Free parking is available on Sunday at the McKendree Center Garage. Take the garage elevator to the fourth level and the church door is beside the garage elevator.

 

Medallion Red Carpet Fan Experience

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 3:30 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM FREE

Don’t miss the red carpet arrivals before the 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame inductions of Grady Martin, Jim Ed Brown and The Browns, and The Oak Ridge Boys. Hosted by WSM-AM’s Bill Cody, guests will enjoy interviews, trivia, giveaways and more. The fan experience is free and open to the public.

 

Salon@615: Adriana Trigiani

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster "The Shoemaker's Wife," returns with a hypnotic tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance and adventure. Trigiani will visit the Nashville Public Library to discuss her new book, "All the Stars in the Heavens." A limited number of tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance tickets are limited. To receive a priority spot in the signing line, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books.

 

Voting Rights for Women

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: THE HERMITAGE HOTEL $100/PERSON; $175/COUPLE

The League of Women Voters of Nashville, a local nonprofit organization encouraging informed and active participation of citizens in government, is hosting “Voting Rights for Women” on Thursday, October 29 at the Hermitage Hotel. Anne Davis is the featured speaker for the event and will tell the story of her great grandmother, Frances Bond Davis. Mayor Megan Barry will introduce Davis. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 

Sea of Tonality

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
LOCATION: MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM $30

Explore the sonic relationships and interactivity thriving within contemporary compositions. Nashville ensemble Intersection's second season debut continues the search through works focused on tonality, melody and diverse instrumentation.

 

Halloween Movie Night: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $13 - $22

Get ready for serious chills and thrills when the Schermerhorn screens this classic silent film, accompanied by the breathtaking, seat-shaking sound of the Schermerhorn’s Martin Foundation Concert Organ. Featuring the legendary John Barrymore, this tale of good and evil is the ultimate Halloween tale, and organist Peter Krasinski will bring it vividly to life. Plus, “frightfully festive” activities beginning at 6 pm, including the Victorian Two-Faced Fête, a photo booth, a costume contest, prizes and ticket giveaways, and special Halloween drinks.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, October 31

Cinderella at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, October 25

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 22

Commerce Street Grille Wine Dinner at Commerce Street Grille Thursday, October 22

Farewell Drifters with Orphan Brigade at Station Inn Thursday, October 22

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 22

Opry Country Classics: The Gatlin Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 22

Educator Workshop: Art of the Islamic World at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, October 22

Becki McLeod at Legends Corner Thursday, October 22

The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, October 22

Blue Honey at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, October 22

Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, October 22

9th Annual Vandy All Black Affair at Agenda Friday, October 23

John Riggins Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, October 23

Jason Isbell at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 23 - Monday, October 26

Taste of Nashville at Rocketown Friday, October 23

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 23

Plexnation at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, October 23

Mike Beach at Nashville Street Tacos Friday, October 23

Jim Lauderdale at Station Inn Friday, October 23

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, October 23

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Friday, October 23

Holland Marie at Second Fiddle Friday, October 23

Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers at Station Inn Saturday, October 24

LIVE Cancer Fundraiser at Black 13 Tattoo Parlor Saturday, October 24

Runaway Kids at Rocketown Saturday, October 24

The Farmer & The Dale at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, October 24

Ellingtown at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 24

Third Coast Improv Festival at City Winery Saturday, October 24

Songwriter Session: Josh Osborne at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 24

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 24

Educator Workshop: Art of the Islamic World at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, October 24

Lonestar at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 24

Patriot Tour 2015 at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, October 24

Acoustic Afternoon with Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, October 24

National Food Day Event at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, October 24

The Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Saturday, October 24

Game Day Sunday at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, October 25

Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Easton Hamlin at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, October 25

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, October 25

Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons at Nissan Stadium Sunday, October 25

CheerVille Athletics Showcase at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, October 25

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, October 25

Amanda Daughtry Band at Second Fiddle Sunday, October 25

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, October 25

Monday Night Football at Agenda Monday, October 26

World Affairs Discussion Group: Middle East Muddle at Frothy Monkey Monday, October 26

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, October 26

Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, October 26

2015 Score Prize Event with Charles Esten at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, October 26

Josh Kelley Album Preview at City Winery Monday, October 26

Blessthefall at Rocketown Monday, October 26

The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, October 26

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, October 26

Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, October 26

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, October 27

Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, October 27

Beth Beighey & Laurel Taylor at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, October 27

Rob Harris at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, October 27

Lance Carpenter & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, October 27

Epic Proportions Tour at Rocketown Tuesday, October 27

Wrecking Crew Documentary at Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Tuesday, October 27

David Parmley & Continental Divide at Station Inn Tuesday, October 27

Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, October 27

Chris Cornell at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, October 27

The Struts at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, October 28

Tom Wurth, TC Coleman & The Experience at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, October 28

Josh Helms Trio at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, October 28

Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, October 28

Painting Class: Funky Skull at The Pub Nashville at The Pub Nashville Wednesday, October 28

The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, October 28

Penny Opera at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, October 28

Nikki Moore at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, October 28

Lara Johnston at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, October 28

Wine Wednesday at Dabble Studio Wednesday, October 28

Jordan Umbach & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, October 28

Don McLean with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, October 28

Steve Miller Band at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 28

Mission Makeover: Put it on Paper at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, October 28

David Cook at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, October 28

Landon Lingerfelt at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, October 28

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, October 29

Painting Class: Champagne Diva at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, October 29

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

Advertise in The Guidebook

Looking to reach your target downtown audience? The newest edition of our bi-annual publication, The Guidebook, will be available in December and be distributed to over 30,000 downtown employees, residents, visitors and regional residents during a 6-month time period. Rates start as low as $400. Click here or contact Andrea Champion if you are interested in advertising rates and more info.

Thirsty? Happy Hour Options

Take advantage of downtown drink specials! There are tons of happy hours to choose from each day in downtown Nashville. Check out our complete list of happy hour offerings and head to one of these restaurants or bars soon! 

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown October 21 - November 4, 2015 include Society of Women Engineers (6,000, October 21 - 24), WSMV Channel 4 Healthy 4 Life Expo (20,000, October 21 - 26), Denny's Franchise Association (850, October 23 - 30), CheerVille Athletics Showcase (2,500, October 25), Tennessee Department of Education (1,800, October 25 - 28), HIMSS Summit of the Southeast 2015 (600, October 27 - 30), CheerSport Grand Championship (5,000, November 1), National League of Cities (4,500, November 3 - 7), and CMA Awards (15,000, November 4). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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