News & Information
New bar: Blend Bar!
508 Church Street. 615-730-9641. Enjoy a premium selection of spirits, wine and cigars. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 10 am to midnight and Sunday, 3 pm to 11 pm.
New fitness studio: PureBarre!
Gulch Crossing. 228 11th Avenue S. 615-603-8335. This fitness studio provides a total body workout using a ballet barre and isometric movements. The class schedule varies by day and can be found online.
New retailer: Artifacts!
601 8th Avenue S. 615-354-1267. This store offers antiques, furniture, lighting and decor items. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $30 - $138
It’s a night packed with hits like “Hotel California,” “Best of My Love,” “New Kid in Town,” “One of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Heartache Tonight,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and so many more. Get ready to “Take It to the Limit,” and relive some of the greatest songs of the ’70s with the Nashville Symphony, conductor Martin Herman and a rock band.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 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), the event will be canceled.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
LOCATION: THE JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM STORE $55
The Johnny Cash Museum will host their annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash along with the grand opening of the museum's new wing featuring interactive exhibits Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. Fans will be treated to appearances by Johnny Cash's family members and former bandmates in a series of events to celebrate the late singer's 84th birthday. The event will include meet and greets, Q&A's with special guests, intimate guest performances, unlimited entry and a three-day pass to the museum, and more. Special guests include Carlene Carter, W.S. Holland, Branson on the Road and many more. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 6 PM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL PAIRINGS: $250/PERSON
Nashville Wine Auction is hosting Pairings with Texas: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend at The Rosewall! Several events have already sold out. Tickets still remain for Pairings, where Nashville and Austin chefs will team up with California vintners to pair their delicious creations, on Saturday, February 27.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: DABBLE STUDIO $70
French food is one of the most romantic in the world, and creating this menu with your special someone will be almost as good as a night in Europe. Bring a bottle of French wine (or beverage of your choice). You'll leave with leftovers and a recipe book. Click here to view the menu.
The inaugural Wine in the Winter is Saturday, February 27! Sample wines from around the world at the Hilton Nashville Downtown as it’s transformed into a winter wonderland. Wine in the Winter is the sister event to Wine on the River, which is a sellout every year. Admission includes a souvenir glass, all beverage samples, hors d’oeuvres and a donation to The District. Volunteers are also needed to work from 4 pm to 8 pm, with check in at 3 pm. Free parking provided to volunteers.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
If you've made a resolution to eat more "real" food or want to help support local agriculture, make a date to come meet the farmers in person at the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fair. Learn more about CSA programs from local and regional farmers. Plus, cooking demonstrations, giveaways and more.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
A symposium and artist talk with photographer Jessica Ingram, who will discuss her work and moderate a distinguished panel of artists and historians. They will speak about this very important time in American history. The panel will include historian Charles McKinney as well as Carrie Gentry and her son former Vice Mayor Howard Gentry.
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, February 28 event will pay tribute to Nat "King" Cole presented by Kevin Whalum.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $25 ADULT; $5 AGES 4-17; FREE 3 & UNDER
Grab your spoon for the 23rd annual Our Kids Soup Sunday. This grand tasting event features delicious soups from more than 50 local restaurants. Participating downtown restaurants and vendors include B&C Market BBQ, Barlines, The Bell Tower, The Bistro at Courtyard, The Bridge Building, Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grill, Commerce Street Grille, Corner Market, Fleet Street Pub, Kitchen Notes, Pub5, Sambuca, Trattoria Il Mulino and Watermark. Plus, children's activities, a silent auction and celebrity judges. The event will be held inside Nissan Stadium's Club Level West. Parking is free.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 7 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $101.50 - $326.50
A Red Carpet Evening is the Belcourt's annual fundraiser on the night of the Academy Awards to provide essential operating support for the nonprofit cinema as it brings together Nashville-area film fans on Hollywood's biggest night. Now entering its 15th year, the event is regularly a sellout. For the first time, the event will be held off-site (due to construction) at another Nashville historic location, War Memorial Auditorium. Tickets include food and drink, a silent auction and more.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - SATURDAY, MARCH 5, TIME VARIES BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM SINGLE TICKETS: $15 WOMEN'S GAMES; $30 MEN'S GAMES
The Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament returns to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium for the fifth year in a row with its four-day, 14-game event. Click here for participating teams and complete schedule of events.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Good Monsters at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, February 27
The Freewheelers at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, February 25
Tyler Barham at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, February 25
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, February 25
Austin's Rose at Two Old Hippies Thursday, February 25
Painting Class: African Savanna at Dabble Studio Thursday, February 25
Eli at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, February 25
Riffs on the Rails at Union Station Hotel Thursday, February 25
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, February 25 - Saturday, February 27
Painting Class: Choose Your Own Colors Flowers at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, February 25
The Matte Gray Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, February 25
Jerry Jacobs at Legends Corner Thursday, February 25
Josh Dorr at 12th & Porter Thursday, February 25
Babies and Books at Nashville Public Library Thursday, February 25
Curator’s Tour: Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, February 25
4th Annual Songwriters Night Featuring Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz & More at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, February 25
Radio Incorporated at Sambuca Thursday, February 25
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, February 25
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, February 25
The Western Flyers at Station Inn Thursday, February 25
Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, February 25
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, February 25
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Radio Show with Special Guests Bobby Bare, Bobby Bare, Jr. & Luther Dickinson at City Winery Thursday, February 25
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, February 25
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, February 25
Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, February 25
David Cross at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 26
Gary Clark Jr. at Ryman Auditorium Friday, February 26
Music at the Frist: Grant Ferris at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, February 26
Tall Tale Circus at Nashville Public Library Friday, February 26
Shemekia Copeland at 12th & Porter Friday, February 26
She's a Rebel 2 Featuring Alanna Royale & More at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, February 26
Scat Springs at Sambuca Friday, February 26
Bart Walker at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, February 26
Chad Bearden at Legends Corner Friday, February 26
Martin McDaniel at The Stage on Broadway Friday, February 26
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, February 26
Natalie Brady at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, February 26
Justine Blazer at Bootleggers Inn Friday, February 26
Dave Adkins Band at Station Inn Friday, February 26
Propaganda at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, February 27
The Saturday Night Specials at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, February 27
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, February 27
Bronze Radio Return at Mercy Lounge Saturday, February 27
Set It Off at Rocketown Saturday, February 27
Josh Gallagher at Second Fiddle Saturday, February 27
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, February 27
Jared Wade Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, February 27
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, February 27
Family Program: Guitar 101: Johnny Cash at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 27
History and Methods of Making Port Wine at Nashville Public Library Saturday, February 27
Wine in the Winter at Hilton Nashville Downtown Saturday, February 27
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, February 27
Tommy Emmanuel at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 27
America’s Best Cheer: Nashville Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, February 27
Get Wild with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, February 27
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 27
Tim Akers & The Smoking Section at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, February 27
Music City Doughboys at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, February 28
Painting Class: Choose Your Own at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, February 28
Amanda Daughtry at Second Fiddle Sunday, February 28
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, February 28
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, February 28
Jutt Huffman at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, February 28
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, February 28
Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen at City Winery Sunday, February 28
J. Curly Speegle & The Deal at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, February 28
2Cellos at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, February 28
Creative Zone: Lights, Camera, Capture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, February 28
12th & Porter House Show at 12th & Porter Sunday, February 28
Civil Twilight at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, February 28
Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Sunday, February 28
JB Crockett at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, February 28
Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, February 28
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, February 28
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, February 28
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, February 28
Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, February 29
Cory Farley at Second Fiddle Monday, February 29
8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge Monday, February 29
Cole Thannisch at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, February 29
Acme Unplugged at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, February 29
Jutt Huffman at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, February 29
Josh Hedley & The Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, February 29
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, February 29
Lacy Green at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, February 29
Ben Mathis at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, February 29
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, February 29
Lizz Wright at City Winery Monday, February 29
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, February 29
Experience Hendrix at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, February 29
Artful Tales: Story Time in the Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, February 29
Music Production Master Class at Nashville Public Library Monday, February 29
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, February 29
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, February 29
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, February 29
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, February 29
Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, February 29
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, February 29
WWE Raw at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 29
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 1
Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 3
Brahms & Strauss at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, March 4 - Saturday, March 5
Celtic Woman: Destiny at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 4 - Saturday, March 5
Blake Shelton at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 4 - Saturday, March 5
The Art of Special Effects Makeup: An Interactive Workshop with Face Off Artists at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 5
Third Day at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, March 5 - Sunday, March 6
A Tribute to Music City at Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Sunday, March 6
Downtown Home Tour: April 10
Save the date! Our 13th Annual Downtown Home Tour is Sunday, April 10. Tickets are only $10. Basic information is posted on our website. We will have more details (including stop locations) posted soon.
Hungry? Downtown Dining Options
Did you know that downtown Nashville has over 220 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. You can also narrow your search by cuisine type or meal time. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown February 24 - March 9, 2016 include American Trucking Association (3,000, February 26 - March 2), America's Best Cheer (2,500, February 27), Ohio Valley Conference (11,000, March 2 - 5), Nashville Nights (1,800, March 4 - 6), Perfect Wedding Guide (1,000, March 5 - 8), and Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (500, March 6 - 9). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.