Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


News & Information

New Wine & Liquor Store: Metropolitan Wines!
L&C Tower - 401 Church Street #101. 615-248-9463. New wine shop in the heart of downtown Nashville, conveniently located next to the Urban Market . Get everything you need for dinner at the market and pick up a bottle of wine at Metropolitan Wines to complete the meal. Hours are Mon - Fri, 9 am - 11 pm and Sat, 10 am - 11 pm.


New Restaurant: Freshii!
530 Church Street. 615-770-2722. New restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Menu options using entirely fresh ingredients including wraps, burritos, soups, salads, and more. Hours are Mon - Sat, 7 am - 7 pm.


New Restaurant & Nightclub: Luau Louie's Hula Hut!
217 2nd Ave S. 615-715-6429. This nightclub offers a full menu featuring wings, nachos, burgers and more. The club's theme is a beachside getaway with bright colors, thatch and bamboo. Opening week special of $0.50 wells and free longnecks from 9 pm - 12 am Wednesday, October 13 through Saturday, October 16. Hours are Tues - Sat, 5 pm - 2:30 am.


New Mobile Entertainment: Pedal Tavern!
A party on wheels powered by a 16-person bicycle is perfect for pub crawls, company outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more. Rent the new Pedal Tavern to tour downtown Nashville like never before on a 2.5 hour ride. Click here for photos and rental information.

Events This Week

4th Anniversary Celebration: Flyte Goes to Four


Flyte celebrates their 4th anniversary with Flyte Goes to Four specials. All beer and wine flytes feature a free fourth wine or beer. Plus, the fourth guest at every dining room table has dinner on the house. In addition to the regular 3-course $35 Prix Fixe menu, there will be a special 4-course $40 Prix Fixe menu. Flyte's fall menu is avaliable online.


Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series


Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. The final show of this second annual concert series! Blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and water bottles are welcomed. The line-up for Thursday, October 14:
6:30 pm - Rhythmystik Tribal Percussion Group
7 pm - Johnathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
7:45 pm - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
9 pm - JJ Grey & Mofro

VIP tickets available for $30. Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water, food, and an incredible view of the stage. $3 parking available in the Public Square parking garage located directly below the park. Free bicycle parking.


AT&T Tennessee 2011 African-American History Calendar Unveiling


The unveiling of this 12-month calendar profiles individuals and events from across the state that have had a compelling impact on the lives of Tennesseans. It includes photographs and a brief description of highlighted honorees and events. The Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, Sr., Dr. Otis Floyd, Jr., and Wilma Rudolph will be honored, as well as others from the arts, medicine, music and politics. The calendar provides educators with a tool to teach students about the contributions that African-Americans have made to our country and the state of Tennessee.


OPENING: The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay


The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is one of three cities worldwide to host the The Birth of Impressionism. The exhibition opens this Friday and includes approximately 100 masterpieces of mid-to-late 19th-century French painting from the Musée d’Orsay, a museum in Paris dedicated to the art of the early modern period. The exhibition provides a broad context for understanding the roots of Modernism, with works by Courbet, Manet, Cézanne, Monet, and Renoir, Bouguereau, Degas, Fantin-Latour, and Whistler. Click here to purchase tickets to this special exhibit.


SAVOR Nashville


As part of SAVOR Nashville kickoff weekend, world-renowned chef Norman Van Aken of Florida, will serve as guest chef at Watermark. The weekend is a kickoff event for a city-wide culinary event slated for the spring of 2011. A portion of the weekend's proceeds will benefit Community Food Advocates. Watermark's Executive Chef James A. Lohse will host Norman Van Aken, as he brings the best dining from the heart of South Florida to The Gulch. Five-course meal with wine pairings. Reservations are available for seatings at 6:30 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.


The Black Dress Club Presents The Rockin' Pink Party


Ready to rock in black and pink, the women of the Nashville Chapter of the Little Black Dress Club present the first ever Rockin’ Pink Party, a rock and roll inspired dance party to benefit the Greater Nashville Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Rockin’ Pink Party will feature live music, drink and food specials, a silent auction and a raffle.


Halloween in the Gulch


The sixth annual Halloween in the Gulch: 5K and 10K run and block party. Participants can run in their best costumes during this costume party race. Runners and spectators have a chance to win top prizes for the best costume. After the finish line, enjoy free food and Michelob Ultra beer, plus dancing and prizes. The block party is located at 600 11th Avenue South. Registration for the race is $35.


Dierks Bentley: Miles and Music for Kids


Dierks Bentley hosts his fifth annual Miles and Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and benefit concert. Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Jerrod Nieman, and Laura Bell Bundy will join Bentley. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The hour-long motorcycle ride begins at 1 pm in Columbia, TN and the concert starts at 2 pm in Riverfront Park.


Urban Residents Association's October Mixer

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mix and mingle with your fellow downtown neighbors. Drink and appetizer specials include $1 Budwieser, Bud Light, and Bud Select drafts and an $8 appetizer plate including boneless wings, burgers and BBQ sliders. Games and giveaways during Monday Night Football!


Nashville Flacks October Happy Hour

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 5:30 PM - 7 PM

Public relations and communications professionals, join the Nashville PR Flacks for happy hour at 315 Bar & Grill located inside Hotel Indigo. The bar will offer drink and food specials including: 2 for 1 drafts, $6 specialty cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, a $7 appetizer special and a $5 dessert special.


Menopause The Musical


Menopause The Musical chronicles a comedic setup of four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black-lace bra and and the trials of menopause. It's full of musical parodies of classic hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's, such as "Puff, My God I'm Draggin'" and "Stayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake".


Communicating with the Generations

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Part of the EQUIP Professional Enrichment Series, this workshop, "Communicating with the Generations" explores how to communicate effectively with everyone in the work-world, which now spans four very different generations. Melanie Adams will lead the workshop.



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Bud, Not Buddy at Nashville Children's Theatre through Sunday, October 17

2010 Arts Festival at First Baptist Nashville through Sunday, October 17

To Kill a Mockingbird at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, October 23

Carrie Underwood with Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 13

Michael Franti and Spearhead with Mat Kearney at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 13

Metric at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, October 13

Ken Mellons CD Release Show at Station Inn Wednesday, October 13

Trio's Rehearsal Hall at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, October 13

4th Anniversary Celebration: Flyte Goes to Four at Flyte World Dining and Wine Wednesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 16

Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 14

Nashcamp Banjo Concert at Station Inn Thursday, October 14

Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series at Public Square Park Thursday, October 14

Al Menah Shrine Circus at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Thursday, October 14 - Sunday, October 17

311 with Outlaw Nation at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, October 14

The Exonerated at Christ Church Cathedral Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16

Margaritaville Nashville Job Fair at Holiday Inn Express Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16

Venia, Renae, Goodbye Apathy, Gideon, and With His Blood at Rocketown Thursday, October 14

AT&T Tennessee 2011 African-American History Calendar Unveiling at AT&T Building Thursday, October 14

Nashville Ghost Tours at Nashville City Center Friday, October 15

The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, October 15

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band at Cannery Ballroom Friday, October 15

SAVOR Nashville at Watermark Friday, October 15

The Black Dress Club Presents The Rockin' Pink Party at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, October 15

Movie Release Party: Pure Country 2 at The Stage on Broadway Friday, October 15

Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 16

Richard Thompson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 16

Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Dan Penn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 16

Janet and Jim Ayers and Marlene and Spencer Hays Lecture Series features Musée d'Orsay Curator Stéphane Guegan at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, October 16

Halloween in the Gulch Saturday, October 16

Tribute to Jim Morrison at The Rutledge Saturday, October 16

Vanderbilt University Commodores vs. Georgia Bulldogs at The Standard Saturday, October 16

Zion I featuring Amplive and MC Zumb at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 16

The Midnight Riders Allman Brothers Revue and OId Union at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, October 16

Pints for a Purpose at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium Saturday, October 16

Dierks Bentley: Miles and Music for Kids at Riverfront Park Sunday, October 17

2010 Virtuoso Showcase at Nashville Public Library Sunday, October 17

Don Ray Band CD Release Party and Live DVD Taping at The Rutledge Sunday, October 17

Urban Residents Association's October Mixer at Hooters Monday, October 18

Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, October 18

Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 19

Menopause The Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 23

Bob Dylan at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, October 19

KidKraft: Make a Mask at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 19

SheDaisy at The Rutledge Tuesday, October 19

Bottomless Fondue at The Melting Pot Tuesday, October 19

Communicating with the Generations at First Baptist Nashville Tuesday, October 19

Modern-Day Slavery Museum at Public Square Park Tuesday, October 19

4th Annual Law Enforcement Talent Showcase at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, October 19

Halloween Hootenanny Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, October 20

Don Williams at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 20 - Thursday, October 21

Josh Garrett and The Bottom Line at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, October 20

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 21

Nashville Symphony presents Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, October 21 - Saturday, October 23

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 21

Cheers 4 Children at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, October 21

Sister Hazel at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 21

InsideOut of the Lunch Box at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 21

White Chapel, Impending Doom, Miss May I, Oceano, I Declare War at Rocketown Friday, October 22

Trial By Fire Journey Tribute at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, October 22

Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State University at LP Field Saturday, October 23

Shaun Murphy CD Release: Trouble With Lovin' at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, October 23

Haunted Museum at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, October 23

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, October 24

Cheaper to Keep Her at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, October 24

Cheersport Nashville Grand Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, October 24

After The Fire Is Gone at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, October 24

Anna Kaelin Showcase at 12th & Porter Tuesday, October 26

The DISTRICT Progressive Party at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, October 27

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

Get Fit Downtown

Did you know that downtown Nashville has seven fitness centers? Browse our online map to find an option near you. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Clean & Safe Request Form

If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, please let us know about it! Report graffiti that needs to be removed, public sidewalks that need pressure washing, weeds, trash and other unsightly items! Use this form to send a request directly to our Clean and Safe Team manager. NOTE: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown October 13 - 27 include Health Connect Partners (600, October 11 - 15), American Folklore Society (500, October 12 - 16), Japan-America Society of Tennessee, Inc (750, October 15 - 19), Logan's Roadhouse (375, October 22 - 28), and International Smart Tan Network (3,000, October 22 - 24). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782.

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