Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    

Events This Week

 

Stars and Promises Christmas Benefit Tour

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 7 PM
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA FREE

The Peter Mayer Group, led by Peter Mayer of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefers Band, will stop in Nashville on Thursday, December 3 as part of its annual "Stars and Promises" Christmas benefit tour. This year’s show, titled "A Restless World, A Silent Night," will feature original and traditional holiday music from the group and is the latest of 15 successful "Stars and Promises" tours. An offering will be gathered during the show to support two local charities, Room in the Inn and Lutheran Social Services of Tennessee.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 11 AM - 2 PM

The final Street Food Thursday of the year! Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. This event is scheduled to pick back up again on Thursday, January 14, depending on weather.

 

90th Annual Waffle Shop

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH $10

A long-running Christmas tradition, the Waffle Shop will serve homemade waffles, turkey hash, Southern grits, linked sausages, spiced tea and coffee. This year promises to be its biggest one to date, including Santa selfies, a celebrity waffler and much more. Plus, live music, a silent auction, baked goods sale and gift shop. All proceeds benefit the homeless ministries of the Downtown Presbyterian Church. Advanced tickets recommended. Call 615-254-7584.

 

Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $125

The 2015 Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit will take place at the Hilton Nashville Downtown on Thursday, December 3. Festivities will begin at 6 pm with a reception and silent auction featuring travel packages, sports memorabilia, jewelry and artwork. At 7 pm, a gourmet dinner will be served followed by entertainment from award-winning singer/songwriter Nicole C. Mullen. The evening will also include a special message by Nancy Alcorn, founder and president of Mercy Multiplied, as well as inspirational stories from Mercy graduates.

 

Metro Christmas Tree Lighting

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 6 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

Mayor Megan Barry will launch Nashville's holiday season by lighting the city's Christmas tree. The mayor will flip the switch to the tree and the wreaths decorating the Metro Historic Courthouse and Founders' Tower. This family-friendly event will feature food, hot beverages and live music.

 

​62nd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 10 AM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

The 62nd annual Nashville Christmas Parade celebrates "Miracle on Broadway." Country singer and actress Jana Kramer is this year's grand marshal. Along with Kramer, this year’s parade will feature new entertainment including Nashville Ballet, the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands and new balloons and floats. This year’s parade has a new start time (Saturday morning at 10 am) and a new route. The route will begin at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Broadway, heading east down Broadway to 2nd Avenue, crossing over the Cumberland River and ending at the base of the Woodland Street Bridge. The parade, hosted by Piedmont Natural Gas, will benefit Piedmont's Share the Warmth program. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the Woodland Street Bridge and Broadway (8th Avenue to 2nd Avenue). Closures begin at 7 am and are rolling road closures. All roads will re-open by noon.

 

Photos with Santa

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM FREE

Children of all ages are invited to share their Christmas lists with Santa and pose for a photo. Participants will also receive a commemorative photo holder designed by Hatch Show Print. Timed passes are available in 15-minute increments. Pass pick-up begins at 9 am. Museum members may reserve their passes in advance. This event will be offered every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas.

 

Holiday Concert: The Blair School of Music's Suzuki Strings

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE

The Blair School of Music's Suzuki Strings will perform songs of the season in an event that has become a holiday tradition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Enjoy the talents of approximately 50 Blair School of Music’s violin and cello students ages 5-13. In addition to traditional carols, the students will perform classical works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.

 

It's a Wonderful Life

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 5 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM FREE

This 12th annual holiday gathering will begin with a special viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life" at 5 pm. A festive reception will follow in the ballroom complete with holiday fare, drinks, live music and dancing. All proceeds will benefit the Wonderful Life Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to ease the financial burdens encountered by families of children with cancer. Advanced registration encouraged.

 

Breakfast with Santa

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 9 AM
LOCATION: BATCH $6.27/CHILD; $11.54/ADULT

Join Santa for breakfast at Batch, located inside the Nashville Farmers' Market. Breakfast will include My Friend Who Loves to Cook Sunday Morning Pancakes, Southern Belle Biscuits, Humphreys Street Coffee and more. In addition to breakfast with Santa, the Nashville Public Library will present a short Christmas-themed storytime.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. See this month's gallery map. Enjoy live music by Free Spirit on the performance platform along 5th Avenue North. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Downtown Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. Please note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 5 pm and ending as late as 9 pm on Saturday, December 5. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:

40AU
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

5th Avenue of the Arts Community Corridor Exhibition at Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Avenue South. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

ALT/Art
219 5th Avenue North. 818-430-7779. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Art at Music City Marketplace
501 Broadway (inside Bridgestone Arena Tower). 615-259-4747. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

COOP
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Corvidae Collective
11 Arcade. 615-251-1609. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Downtown Presbyterian Church's Browsing Room Gallery
154 5th Avenue North. 615-254-7584. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Erabellum Artisan Co-Op
61 & 63 Arcade. 615-601-1568. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Gallery 44
44 Arcade. 615-398-0146. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Hannah Lane Gallery
64 Arcade. 225-315-0221. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

OPEN
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tennessee Art League
219 5th Avenue North. 615-736-5000. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

WAG
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

 

Nashville City Club Titans Pregame Brunch with Santa

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $18.95 NCC MEMBERS; $20.95 NON-MEMBERS; $15.95 CHILDREN; 5 & UNDER FREE

The Nashville City Club only opens its private doors a few times a year, so take advantage and join them for their annual Titans pregame brunch with Santa! Located a few blocks from Nissan Stadium, you and your family can enjoy a plentiful buffet, bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas, and the best view of downtown before the Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game. Plus, a special guest appearance by Santa. Call 615-244-3693 to make your reservations.

 

Salon@615: Mitch Albom

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 3 PM - 4:45 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Mitch Albom will discuss his new book, "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto." This salon is a free, ticketed event. 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.

 

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $118

Celebrate the 50 years of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with a night of wonderful music inspired by the beloved holiday television classic! One of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz, pianist and composer David Benoit has paid tribute to Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang through music for more than 15 years. He’ll be joined by Grammy-nominated singer Jane Monheit and the Nashville Children’s Choir on “Christmas Time is Here” and a host of other Peanuts holiday classics in a very special, one-night-only jazz performance at the Schermerhorn.

 

Christmas at First Baptist Nashville

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE

First Baptist Nashville is ushering in the Christmas season beginning Sunday, December 6. The evening will feature the Children's, Youth and Sanctuary Choirs along with the Sanctuary Orchestra.

 

Salon@615: Jon Meacham in Conversation with Tim McGraw

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Jon Meacham is Nashville Public Library Foundation's 2015 Literary Award Winner. In conversation with Tim McGraw, he'll discuss his book "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush." This salon is a free, ticketed event. 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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Open Mic Night at Big Machine Store at Big Machine Store Wednesday, December 2

Amy Grant & Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 2 - Thursday, December 3

Ken Block & Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel at City Winery Wednesday, December 2

Niles Rooker & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 2

Nashville Public Library's Children's Department Reopening at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 2

Concert: Skaggs Family Christmas Featuring Ricky Skaggs & The Whites at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, December 2

Wasabassco Burlesque at City Winery Thursday, December 3

Maggie Rose at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 3

Music at the Frist: Geary Moore at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 3

Stars and Promises Christmas Benefit Tour at First Lutheran Church ELCA Thursday, December 3

Killer Thrillers Book Club: Dead at Daybreak at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 3

Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 3

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, December 3

90th Annual Waffle Shop at Downtown Presbyterian Church Thursday, December 3

Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit at Hilton Nashville Downtown Thursday, December 3

The Wood Brothers at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 4 - Sunday, December 6

Art After Dark: Ink, Silk and Gold at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 4

A Child's Calendar at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 4

Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 4

A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, December 4

Metro Christmas Tree Lighting at Public Square Friday, December 4

Coffee, Country, Cody & Christmas 2015 at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, December 4

The Buzz Swanky Sweater Christmas Jam Starring Awolnation at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, December 4

Photos with Santa at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 5 - Sunday, December 6

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue with Los Straightjackets at City Winery Saturday, December 5

Holiday Concert: The Blair School of Music's Suzuki Strings at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 5

Indie Lens Pop-up: Autism in Love at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 5

Opry at the Ryman: Jason Isbell, Clare Bowen & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 5

It's a Wonderful Life at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, December 5

Charlotte's Web at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, December 5

62nd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade at The District Saturday, December 5

Breakfast with Santa at Batch Saturday, December 5

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, December 5

Home Alone at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 5

Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium Sunday, December 6

Nashville City Club Titans Pregame Brunch with Santa at Nashville City Club Sunday, December 6

Beverly McClellan and Sarah Potenza: Finalists From The Voice at City Winery Sunday, December 6

Salon@615: Mitch Albom at Nashville Public Library Sunday, December 6

The Brian Setzer Orchestra at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 6

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 6

Christmas at First Baptist Nashville at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, December 6

Charlotte's Web at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, December 6

Steve Wariner at City Winery Monday, December 7

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, December 7

The Raging Idiots' Million Dollar Show for St. Jude at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 7

Jonny Lang at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, December 7

Salon@615: Jon Meacham in Conversation with Tim McGraw at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 7

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home for Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, December 8 - Wednesday, December 9

Kathy Mattea Songs and the Season at City Winery Tuesday, December 8

Women Rock For The Cure at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 8

Food for Thought at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, December 8

Lawful Judgement of His Peers: The Magna Carta's 800th Anniversary at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 8

Opry at the Ryman: Carrie Underwood, Chris Janson & More at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 8

Cards & Cocoa at First Baptist Nashville Tuesday, December 8

Amy Grant & Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 9 - Thursday, December 10

Eric Hutchinson Solo Acoustic at City Winery Wednesday, December 9

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 9

2nd Wednesday Book Club: Mayflower at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 9

Concert: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with Brenda Lee at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, December 9

Girls of Winter at City Winery Thursday, December 10

12 Against Nature: A Steely Dan Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 10

Curator's Tour: Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 10

Babies and Books at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 10

Smokey Robinson at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 10

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 10

An Evening with Keller Williams at City Winery Friday, December 11

Music at the Frist: Folksinger Nina Ricci at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 11

Joseph Wooten's Annual Christmas Birthday Celebration & Wooten Brothers Reunion Show at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 11

Conversations at NPL: Film Screening & Discussion with Stanley Nelson at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 11

Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 11

Matt Wertz's Snow Globe Live at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, December 11

Smokey Robinson at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, December 11

Amy Schumer at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 11

Parents Night Out at First Baptist Nashville Friday, December 11

Bluegrass Brunch at City Winery Saturday, December 12

Holiday Concerts: The Ukedelics & The Nashville Belles at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 12

Opry at the Ryman: Charles Esten, Jessie James Decker & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 12

A John Waters' Christmas: Holier & Dirtier at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, December 12

Glitter and Bling at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 12

College Basketball: MTSU Blue Raiders vs. Auburn Tigers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 12

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 12

Songwriter Session: Acoustic Guitar Project at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 12

Andrew Peterson & Special Guests: Behold the Lamb of God at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 13 - Monday, December 14

Tribute to the Music of Allen Toussaint at City Winery Sunday, December 13

BØRNS at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, December 13

Holiday Concert: The Grand Old Dulcimer Club at Nashville Public Library Sunday, December 13

City and Colour at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, December 13

Home Free at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, December 13

A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 13

TobyMac at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, December 13

Creative Zone: Ornamental Instruments at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 13

Keyboards at Christmas at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, December 13

Rhett Miller’s Holiday Extravaganza at City Winery Monday, December 14

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, December 14

Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 14

An Evening with Raul Malo at City Winery Tuesday, December 15

Holiday Concert: The Providence Pipes at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 15

Opry at the Ryman: Darius Rucker, Craig Morgan & More at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 15

Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 15

Network After Work at The Pub Nashville Wednesday, December 16

Concert: An Evening with Lonestar at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, December 16

Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 16

Andy Davis & Friends Holiday Show at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 16

Willis Alan Ramsey at City Winery Wednesday, December 16

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

Shop 'Til You Drop!

The holidays are just around the corner, and downtown is the perfect spot for all your shopping needs. Downtown boasts more than 110 different shopping options. Use our online map and select specific retail categories to locate stores of interest to you.

Need Stress Relief?

Holiday stress kicking in? Look no further than downtown. Downtown has fourteen businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy. Plus, these sessions make a great holiday gift.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown December 2 - 16, 2015 include Hunt Brothers Pizza (800, December 3 - 5), 3rd Brigade Combat Team (3,000, December 4 - 5), Council of State Governments (500, December 9 - 12), and Santa's Sugar Plum Market (30,000, December 11- 13). 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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