Events This Week
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE $7 - $15 YOUTH; $15 - $20 ADULT
This sparkling production brims with humor, magic and spectacular theatrical effects. All the iconic elements one would hope to see are here—the hilarious stepsisters, wise fairy godmother, amazing transformations, delicate pumpkin coach, the ball gown, a handsome prince, the striking clock, a desperate flight and, of course, a delicate glass slipper left behind in the snow.
THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
Due to last week's snow, restaurant week has been extended by one week and now runs through Saturday, January 31! A semiannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals, Restaurant Week is a great way to enjoy Nashville's unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants include Capitol Grille, Flyte World Dining and Wine, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant, Salsa, Sole Mio and Watermark. These restaurants will feature special prices and menus throughout the week and across the mealtimes. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, THURSDAY & FRIDAY: 4 PM - 9 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 6 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $20 ADULTS; $15 AGES 3-12, SENIORS 65 & OLDER, COLLEGE STUDENTS & MILITARY PERSONNEL; FREE 2 & UNDER
The National Hockey League will transform the Music City Center into 250,000 square feet of interactive hockey fun on Thursday, January 28 - Sunday, January 31! As the official fan festival of the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend, NHL Fan Fair will offer hockey fans of all ages family friendly interactive games and attractions, special appearances, trophy and memorabilia displays, live TV and radio broadcasts, and dozens of other dynamic activities. Plus, live music on an indoor stage featuring Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, and Lennon & Maisy from the cast of ABC’s “Nashville,” Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Danny Gokey, MercyMe, Lewis Brice, Ryan Hurd, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Stephen Lee Olsen, DJ DU and DJ Rock. Click here for a complete schedule of events and more information.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE
Enjoy four days of free concerts by an all-star lineup of performers at the IntelliCentrics Ice Rink as a part of the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend! Performers include Big & Rich on Thursday, January 28, Lee Brice, Aaron Lewis, Kristian Bush and John Hiatt on Friday, January 29, Chris Young and Tara Thompson on Saturday, January 30 and Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band and Kelsea Ballerini on Sunday, January 31. Click here for the schedule and more information.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 11 AM - 2 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. NOTE: If the high is not above 40 degrees on the day of the event (January through March), this event will be canceled.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $143
If you love Leonard Bernstein's music for "West Side Story," you won’t want to miss his stunning adaptation of the score from "On the Waterfront," which captures all of poignancy and drama of this iconic Oscar-winner. Prokofiev's "Lieutenant Kije Suite" is the composer’s own adaptation of a classic Russian film score, while Korngold’s "Violin Concerto" draws its gorgeous melodies from this legendary Hollywood composer’s movie music. The evening opens with music from legendary Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. Plus, a free classical conversation one hour before show time and an informal Q&A session with the conductor after the concert.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: CORVIDAE COLLECTIVE FREE
Join Corvidae Collective and host Paul Polycarpou, publisher of Nashville Art Magazine, for an informative discussion with artist Stephen Watkins. Learn about his work, his process and the inspirations behind his larger than life pieces. Refreshments and appetizers will be served at 3:30 pm, and the talk will begin at 4 pm. Click here to RSVP.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, presents the 10th season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist and educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. This series will continue into April with an event each month. The Sunday, January 31 event will pay tribute to Dexter Gordon with performances by Don Aliquo.
Hoda Kotb's new book, "Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way," is a collection of inspiring stories of people who find their life’s purpose in unexpected ways, often surprising themselves and the ones they love most. Kotb was named co-anchor of the fourth hour of "Today" in 2007. She has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since 1998 and is a New York Times bestselling author for her book, "Hoda." The three-time Emmy winner also won the prestigious 2006 Peabody Award, the 2003 Gracie Award and the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $66 - $155
Be at the Schermerhorn as the one-and-only legend of Motown, Diana Ross, takes center stage alongside the Nashville Symphony to deliver her countless chart-topping hits: “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and, of course, “I Hear a Symphony."
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER FREE
The Fifth Third Financial Empowerment eBus is coming to the Fifth Third Center Tuesday, February 2. The bus will be parked in the alley next to Fifth Third Center. Households earning less than $62,000 can receive free assistance with personal taxes. Plus, free credit scores and reports to anyone coming to the eBus regardless of income level. Items to bring include a photo ID, social security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all household members on the return, W-2's, tuition statement, 1095-A if you have insurance through the Marketplace, proof of expenses, direct deposit information and all other forms you typically file. Click here for more information.
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in this galaxy or any other. This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international solo instruments. People of all ages and backgrounds will experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic "Star Trek" film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.
Road Closures: Construction on Church Street
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 AND FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 9 AM - 3 PM
The eastbound lane of Church Street from 6th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North will be closed from 9 am to 3 pm on Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29 to facilitate construction-related activities.
THROUGH TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Several road closures are planned downtown for the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend and its associated events. The following streets will be closed beginning Monday, January 25 through Tuesday, February 2: Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South), 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway), the southbound/right hand parking lane of 4th Avenue South (Hilton Nashville Downtown entrance to Demonbreun) and the southbound/right hand lane of 4th Avenue South (starting at Demonbreun and traveling north approximately half a block).
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
IntelliCentrics Ice Rink at Walk of Fame Park through Sunday, January 31
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, January 28
Shawna Lee Dacus at Two Old Hippies Thursday, January 28
Pizza & Painting at Dabble Studio Thursday, January 28
Railroad Earth at Mercy Lounge Thursday, January 28
Sierra Hull "Weighted Mind" Record Release at City Winery Thursday, January 28
Matt Urmy's Renaissance Rodeo Show at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, January 28
Jerry Jacobs at Legends Corner Thursday, January 28
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, January 28
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, January 28
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, January 28
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, January 28
Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, January 28
Victoria Banks & Friends at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, January 29
The Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, January 29
Colby Dee, AJ Kross & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, January 29
Italian Kitchen: Make Your Own Pasta at Dabble Studio Friday, January 29
Sons of Zevon Present 1974 at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, January 29
Mercy Lounge Anniversary Party at Mercy Lounge Friday, January 29
Tiffany Johnson at Sambuca Friday, January 29 - Saturday, January 30
Dance Performance: That You Have at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 29
Wishing Chair Variety Show at Nashville Public Library Friday, January 29
Opry at the Ryman: Hal Ketchum, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 29
Crystal Bowersox at City Winery Friday, January 29
Martin McDaniel at The Stage on Broadway Friday, January 29
Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, January 29
Sheriff Scott & The Deputies at Station Inn Friday, January 29
Jon Q Band at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, January 29
Saturdays@Agenda at Agenda Saturday, January 30
Sarah & Tawnya at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, January 30
Painting Class: Nashville Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, January 30
John Cowan at City Winery Saturday, January 30
Vinyl Sunday at Mercy Lounge Saturday, January 30
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, January 30
Jamfest at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, January 30
Hillbilly Casino with Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves & More at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, January 30
An Acoustic Evening Featuring Jewel & Chance McCoy of Old Crow Medicine Show at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, January 30
Laugh Out Loud with Nashville Improv at Nashville Public Library Saturday, January 30
Rebelution at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, January 30
Opry at the Ryman: Lee Brice, Kathy Mattea & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 30
Way Up Dance Party with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, January 30
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, January 30
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, January 30
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Saturday, January 30
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, January 30
Jimmy Stewart, Guthrie Trapp & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, January 30
Brandon Giles at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, January 30
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, January 31
Reading & Music with Vicky Hamilton at Two Old Hippies Sunday, January 31
Shenandoah at City Winery Sunday, January 31
Jazz on the Move at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, January 31
Art Garfunkel at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, January 31
Mandolin Demonstration: Roland White & Diane Bouska at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 31
The Lonely Biscuits at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, January 31
Steepwater Band at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, January 31
J. Curly Speegle & The Deal at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, January 31
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, January 31
Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, January 31
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, January 31
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, January 31
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, February 2
The B-52s at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 4 - Friday, February 5
Music at the Frist: Keith Medley at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, February 4
Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 4
Winter Jam 2016 Tour Spectacular at Bridgestone Arena Friday, February 5
NXT LIVE! at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, February 5
Peppa Pig Live! at Ryman Auditorium Friday, February 5
Opening Day Lecture: Treasures from the House of Alba at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, February 5
Rodney Carrington at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 6
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, February 6
First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, February 6
Jenny Lewis at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 6
Ring of Honor Wrestling at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, February 6
Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 6
Fight For Air Climb at Fifth Third Center Saturday, February 6
Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, February 9
Yanni at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, February 10
The Joy of Sextets at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, February 10
Downtown Dining Options
Work downtown and stuck in a lunch rut? Coming downtown soon for a concert or event and want to grab dinner beforehand? Use our online map of restaurants and zoom/scroll to your office location or other destination. Click on the blue stars and easily locate restaurants that are nearby! You might discover places that are "new to you" and others that are new to Nashville.
Cheap Parking Options
Park for only $5 weeknights after 6 pm and all day Saturday or Sunday at the Metro Courthouse Garage. Or, pay only $8 after 5 pm on weeknights or all day Saturday or Sunday at the Library Garage. It is hard to beat these rates! To find additional parking options based on location and price, please use our online parking map.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown January 27 - February 10, 2016 include National Hockey League (19,000, January 29 - 31), IDEXX Laboratories (570, February 1 - 6), Bridgestone (550, February 1 - 3), Easyriders Bike Show (5,000, February 5 - 6), Promotional Products Association of the Mid South (500, February 7 - 9), Country Radio Broadcasters (3,000, February 7 - 11), Tennessee Department of Education (650, February 7 - 11), Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville (11,000, Feburary 8 - 15) and Verizon Wireless Kickoff Meeting (500, February 10 - 11) . For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.