News & Information
New restaurant: Jimmy John's!
207 3rd Avenue South. Encore Building. 615-782-8770. This is the second downtown location of the popular sub chain. Offering free delivery for any size order. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 9 pm and Sun, 11 am - 7 pm.
New business: The Escape Game!
162 3rd Avenue North. 615-647-8229. The Escape Game Nashville is an immersive entertainment concept. It is a real-life escape game designed for small groups of people (from 6 to 12 individuals). The goal is simple: Work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room. Getting through the locked door will require finding clues, solving puzzles, and working together. Games should be booked through their website.
Guidebook ads for sale!
Looking to reach your target audience downtown? 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 for more information and to reserve your space.
Interstate 40 Closures: Friday, October 30 - Monday, November 2
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 30 at 8 pm and end Monday, November 2 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, OCTOBER 28, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
In celebration of an exceptional year since the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album "Montevallo," Nashville breakout star Sam Hunt will host a free street party on Wednesday, October 28. The street party will take place on 5th Avenue South between Korean Veterans Boulevard and Demonbreun. The stage will be on 5th Avenue to the north of the Music City Center entrance awning opposite Omni Nashville Hotel’s Barlines. Please note: road closure associated with this event. 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed from 6 am until 11 pm on Wednesday, October 28.
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.
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.
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, DOORS OPEN: 7 PM; MUSIC BEGINS: 8:30 PM
LOCATION: MERCY LOUNGE $50 GENERAL ADMISSION; $195 VIP; $495 ALL-ACCESS VIP; $200 BUNDLE
Featuring performances by Charles Kelley, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, Maddie & Tae and Mickey Guyton. A portion of proceeds benefit the FTL Sarcoma Fund, which seeks to expand national sarcoma awareness and research among the nation’s leading institutions, scientists and doctors. This third annual event takes place on three stages at Mercy Lounge, High Watt and Cannery Ballroom and will be hosted by Bobby Bones. VIP tickets include a separate viewing area, private bar and more. All-access VIP tickets include a separate viewing area, private bar, an artist meet and greet, and more. The $200 bundle includes four general admission tickets and one parking pass.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 9 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: BART DURHAM INJURY LAW FOOD DONATIONS ENCOURAGED
Enjoy this Haunted Open House hosted by Bart Durham Injury Law. Plus, show your support for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee by donating food items. Use your donated food items to vote for the spookiest office on the floor. Most needed items include peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, soup, stew, canned vegetables and fruit, cereal and pasta.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
Loss, remembrance and the hope for a spiritual essence that transcends the body have been subjects of art throughout history. Chief curator Mark Scala will discuss ways that artists in the exhibit "Phantom Bodies" depict human presence-in-absence through shadows or masks, through photographs and objects associated with the missing person, or by alchemically transforming the physical body into another form of matter or energy.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Deborah Harkness will discuss "The Book of Life," which is the third and final book in the "All Souls" trilogy. 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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 9 PM - 3 AM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL $30 IN ADVANCE; $35 AT THE DOOR (LIMITED SUPPLY)
M Street's annual Halloween bash, hosted at The Rosewall. This bash will include an impressive lineup of DJs, dancers and aerialists. Plus, drink specials, a photo booth, costume contest and more.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7 PM - 2 AM
LOCATION: ACME FEED & SEED $25 AT THE DOOR (LIMITED SUPPLY)
On Halloween night, Acme Feed & Seed will transform into a four-level Haunted House. The first floor will feature a Funky Monster Mash, the second floor a Haunted Social Lounge, the third floor a Black Light Cha-Cha with D.R.A.M. and the fourth floor Rise From the Dead with Acme Radio. Plus, live music, a costume contest, drink specials, a photo booth and more.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 4 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: UP $10 COVER
UPrising will feature live music, a costume contest with great prizes, $2 Yazoo brews and other awesome drink specials, complimentary valet parking and a fantastic view of downtown atop Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown / The Gulch.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, HALF MARATHON: 7 AM; 5K & 10K: 7:15 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL 5K: $29 - $35; 10K: $39 - $45; HALF MARATHON: $79 - $89
Race 13.1 is heading to Music City! The inaugural Race 13.1 features a beautiful course that runs through many of the best parts of the city including the historic Sulphur Dell area, Nashville Farmer's Market, First Tennessee Park, the Cumberland River Greenway and more. Runners can choose from a half marathon, 10K or 5K course. Plus, a post-race Halloween party with a costume contest (winner will take home $1,000). Please note: road closures associated with this event. The course begins and ends at Bicentennial Mall, traveling north of downtown. Closures along the course begin as early as 5:30 am and end as late as 10:30 am on Saturday, October 31.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 4 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS FREE
Tennessee Brew Works is celebrating Halloween with an evening of live music by Gina Venier and The Tennessee Warblers, pumpkin bowling, a costume contest and more. Plus, discounted beers all night if you wear a costume.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN $7
This Halloween cover show will feature the music of The Foo Fighters, Slipknot and more performed by Burn The Bridges, Faux Fighters, On Point, Mental Fiction and SB|DMPROJECT.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE $10
Celebrate Halloween with an evening of live music by some of Nashville's finest songwriters. Country music artist Lance Carpenter will host the event as well as put on a special performance. Plus, a costume contest featuring great prizes.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 9:30 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $25
Featuring a rotating all-star cast of guest singers and musicians, My So-Called Band performs the greatest hits, anthems and one-hit wonders from the '90s.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 9 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $15
The third annual Come As You Aren’t Halloween party! Wear an awesome costume and compete for a prize, grab some drinks at the full bar, get your photo taken by roaming photographers, and dance the night away with friends old and new. This party will take place at ONE event space inside Cannery Ballroom.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $10
These Music City pros combine their considerable talents into an experience that captures the essence of an era when guitars and grooves, mellow mayhem and melodies ruled the airwaves.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2 PM - 3:45 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Join Nashville Public Library on Halloween day for a haunting performance of "Ghosts of Nashville." Twenty performers will portray famous Nashvillians, each with a three-minute monolog speaking of their character’s lives and deeds. This is a family-friendly and historically engaging event.
This Halloween, Chef Maneet Chauhan is playing trick or treat with her guests. She'll offer one decadent and one deadly dessert for guests to choose from. Dress up and enter to win a $100 gift card for best costume. Plus, Bollywood horror films and haunted libations. Reservations recommended: 615-779-3770.
Enjoy a fun-filled Halloween-themed concert with the Nashville Symphony. Appropriate for children in preschool through middle school, this concert will offer thrills and chills and some classic spooky music. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Starting at 10 am, arrive early and enjoy free, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including crafts, a story nook, the Symphony’s popular Instrument Petting Zoo, trick-or-treating stations throughout the Schermerhorn and a coloring contest with a prize of four tickets to the Pied Piper concert "Get Wild with the Nashville Symphony" on Saturday, February 27.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 8 PM
LOCATION: MERCY LOUNGE $15
Enjoy spot-on covers of all your guilty favorites from the '80s! Guilty Pleasures has been bringing the party to their devoted fans for more than a decade, with famous guests frequently joining them on stage.
Don't miss Nashville Public Television's first Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of the season featuring "Stray Dog," a film about Vietnam veteran Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall. A Welcome and Celebration of Veterans Service will open the event, followed by the screening. The Veteran Administration’s Mobile Vet Center, a specially equipped RV with private counseling space and other services, will be parked nearby. The event will conclude with a discussion featuring special guest panelists.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $60
Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. This "mindful triathlon" brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5K, an outdoor yoga experience and a guided meditation—but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, this one places community above competition, inner peace above power and self-awareness above strength. The event also includes live bands, DJs, trampoline photo booth, lawn activities, local food and craft vendors, and more.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 10:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
CMA Award-winning artist and five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes is bringing his hits and new music to the streets of downtown Nashville with his second annual free concert on Monday, November 2 outside of Bridgestone Arena. The event kicks off the 2015 CMA Awards as well as celebrates the release of Hayes' latest collection, "The 21 Project," which will be released on Friday, November 6.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE $25
First Baptist Nashville is hosting a Ladies' Self Defense class. The class is an opportunity to sharpen your safety and awareness skills. Charles Cory, a master in the art of Kung Fu, has taught for over 40 years and is a 9th degree black belt. He will cover basic attacks, grabs and security. Dress in work out clothes. Cost is $25 and registration is required on or before Friday, October 30. Water and a snack will be provided. Park in the church's Lot D. Register online.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $164 - $437.50
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will team up for the eighth time to host the 49th Annual CMA Awards, country's most anticipated show of the year. Please note: road closures associated with this event are listed below.
THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Several road closures are planned throughout downtown for the 2015 CMA Awards, which is on Wednesday, November 4. This list is organized by the date the closures begin. The end date is different for each road and is indicated below. Most roads are closed for multiple days. All closures will be lifted by 6 pm on Sunday, November 8.
Monday, October 26:
- Fifth Avenue South (Demonbreun to the Hilton Nashville Downtown driveway) will be closed from Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30 and Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8 from 6 am until 6 pm.
Saturday, October 31:
- Fifth Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) will be closed from Saturday, October 31 at 6 am until 6 pm and Sunday, November 1 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 6 am.
Sunday, November 1:
- Sixth Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) will be closed from Sunday, November 1 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 5 pm.
- The westbound lanes of Demonbreun (Fifth Avenue South to Sixth Avenue South) will be closed from Sunday, November 1 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 4 am.
Monday, November 2:
- The eastbound lanes of Broadway (Fourth Avenue to Seventh Avenue) will be closed from Monday, November 2 at 9 pm until Tuesday, November 3 at 2 am.
Tuesday, November 3:
- The westbound lanes of Demonbreun (Fourth Avenue South to Fifth Avenue South) will be closed from Tuesday, November 3 at 9 am until Thursday, November 5 at 2 am.
Wednesday, November 4:
- Demonbreun (Fourth Avenue South to Eighth Avenue South) will be closed from Wednesday, November 4 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 2 am.
- Fifth Avenue South and Sixth Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed from Wednesday, November 4 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 2 am.
- Seventh Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) will be closed from Wednesday, November 4 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 2 am.
- McGavock (Seventh Avenue South to Eighth Avenue South) will be closed from Wednesday, November 4 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 2 am.
- The westbound curb lane on Fourth Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) will be closed from Wednesday, November 4 at 6 am until Thursday, November 5 at 2 am.