Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    

News & Information

New restaurant: Little Mosko's!
41 Peabody Street. 615-727-8555. This restaurant located inside the Entrepreneur Center in Rolling Mill Hill is open for breakfast and lunch. Menu options include sandwiches, soup, salad, egg dishes, grits bowls, dessert, coffee and more. Their menu changes often. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.
 

New bar: Bar Sovereign!
514 5th Avenue South. 615-244-3174. This bar is located in SoBro, south of the Music City Center. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 5 pm to 1 am and Friday - Saturday, 5 pm to 2 am.

 

Events This Week


2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 - SUNDAY, MARCH 13, TIME VARIES BY DATE
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA

The Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is coming to Nashville! Click here to check out the tournament's full schedule. The winner of the 13-game tournament will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Going to the games? Park for free in Lot R at Nissan Stadium and catch a shuttle ride with BEEP or pedal a Nashville B-cycle to the event. Please note: road closures listed below.
 

2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Road Closures

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 - SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Several road closures are planned for the 2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament and 2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Fanfare. Broadway (4th to 5th Avenue) will be closed from Tuesday, March 8 at 8 am until as late as Sunday, March 13 at 8 pm. 5th Avenue will be open one way heading north from Demonbreun to Commerce. The closure will begin two hours before each game, and will end two hours after the last game is complete. Game times are: Wednesday, March 9: 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday, March 10: noon - 8 pm, Friday, March 11: noon - 8 pm, Saturday, March 12: noon - 5 pm and Sunday, March 13: noon - 2 pm. The westbound lane of Broadway (3rd to 4th Avenue) will be closed beginning on Tuesday, March 8 at 8 am until Sunday, March 13 at 8 pm.

 

2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Fanfare

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - SUNDAY, MARCH 13, THURSDAY: 3 PM - 8 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10 AM - 8 PM; SUNDAY: 9 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

The 2016 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament is coming to Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 9 - Sunday, March 13! The games may be sold out, but enjoy all of the excitement at Fanfare. The four-day festival will feature interactive games, sponsor activations, live entertainment and much more. The event is free to the public and will take place on Broadway between 4th and 5th Avenue. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here to view.

 

The Phantom of the Opera

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 - SUNDAY, MARCH 20, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $60 - $110

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Phantom of the Opera" is coming to Nashville! Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The beloved story and thrilling score -- with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You” and “Masquerade” -- will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this "Phantom" one of the largest productions now on tour.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 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. 

 

Riffs on the Rails

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION FREE

Union Station Hotel presents the March Riffs on the Rails songwriter session on Thursday, March 10 from 6 pm - 8 pm. Get up close and personal with local songwriters in the hotel lobby to hear the stories behind their songs. The night will feature music and commentary from talented performers Brianna Sage, Carrie Welling, Craig Wilson and Cariad Harmon.

 

Curator's Perspective: “Broken Promises: Soviet Photography in the Age of Stalin”

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE

Soviet photographs have played a pivotal role in the history of photography. Covering the period from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution through the 1930s, this lecture will examine how photography and film were harnessed to disseminate Communist ideology. Susan Tumarkin Goodman, senior curator emerita at the Jewish Museum, will explore how early avant-garde aesthetics influenced a new Soviet style, as well as the innovations of early Soviet lens-based art during a time of profound social transformation. The lecture will include striking images by master photographers and filmmakers used as powerful propaganda tools in the new Soviet Union.

 

Wrap Your Heart Around It: An Evening of Stories & Songs

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 7 PM
LOCATION: THE HORTON BUILDING $50

In celebration of the book release "Wrap Your Heart Around It,” gather for a night of stories and songs to benefit several special needs organizations. This event will feature Vince Gill, LynnMarie, Peter Cooper and surprise guests. Hosted by Bill Cody. Tickets include beer, wine, cocktails, food, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

 

Crawfish Boil

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, NOON - 10 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS NO COVER CHARGE; $10/POUND OF CRAWFISH

Tennessee Brew Works is celebrating spring with a “Cutaway Crawfish Boil,” live music and craft beer on Saturday, March 12. Their very own Chef Jay Mitchell will be showcasing crawfish boiled in their headliner Cutaway IPA, along with house-made andouille sausage and fresh corn. There's no cover charge, but it's $10 per pound of crawfish until it runs out.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott at Nashville Children's Theatre through Sunday, March 13

Buy One Get One Free at Cafe Lula at Cafe Lula at the Ryman through Sunday, March 13

Free Appetizer with Lunch for Two at 2|22 at 2/22 Eatery through Saturday, March 19

Adam Lambert at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 10

Burt Bacharach at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 10

Mental Health Cooperative Outreach at Nashville Public Library Thursday, March 10

Who Knew at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 10

Music at the Frist: The Al Holbrook Band at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, March 10

John Prine at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 11 - Saturday, March 12

Wishing Chair Presents Many Moons at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 11

Madeleine Peyroux at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, March 11

Interview & Acoustic Performance: Dierks Bentley at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 12

Tennessee Titans Regional Spelling Bee at Nissan Stadium Saturday, March 12

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 12

Launching Film and Television Concepts at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 12

Voices of Spring at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 13

Traditional Country Music Demonstration: Roy Harper & Johnny Bellar at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 13

Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Sunday, March 13

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

Nashville Reads: The Color of Water Past Portraits at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, March 15

The Piano Guys at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, March 15

Chip Greene at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, March 15

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, March 15

Blane Howard at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, March 15

BANFF Film Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 15

Fiction Writing at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, March 16

American Baptist College Gala at Music City Center Wednesday, March 16

Arts Appetizer: Phantom of the Opera at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 16

The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 16

The Irish Tenors at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 17 - Saturday, March 19

National Philanthropy Day Event at Rocketown Thursday, March 17

4Rensics: It's Crazy How Art and Science Mix at Nashville Public Library Thursday, March 17

Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, March 17

Gordon Lightfoot at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Thursday, March 17

Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 17

Sips & Stanzas: Ladies First: Changing the Face of the Music Industry at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, March 17

Rihanna at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 18

Vance Joy at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 18

Wishing Chair Presents Many Moons at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 18

Movies@Main: Miracle at St. Anna at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 19

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 19

Family Program: Songwriting 101: Dierks Bentley at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 19

Jim Jefferies at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 19

Jazz on the Move at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, March 20

Bluegrass Demonstration: Belmont University Bluegrass Ensemble at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 20

The Moody Blues at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 20

"Let's Dance" The Tour 2016 at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, March 20

André Watts Plays Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 20

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Monday, March 21

Senior Mondays at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, March 21

Spring Break Frenzy at Nashville Public Library Monday, March 21

Salon@615: Roy Blount, Jr. at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, March 22

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Outreach at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, March 23

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

Volunteers Needed! 

The 13th Annual Live it Up! Downtown Home Tour is Sunday, April 10 from 1 pm - 6 pm. More than 100 volunteers are needed. Duties include checking tickets and guiding attendees to the units on display. Volunteers will receive one free tour ticket ($10 value) and a t-shirt. More info about this opportunity and how to sign up.

Hungry? Downtown Dining Options

Did you know that downtown Nashville has 222 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.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown March 9 - 23, 2016 include SEC Conference (19,000, March 10 - 13), Tennessee Baptist Convention/Youth Evangelism Conference (6,000, March 11 - 12), Journeys (1,200, March 13 - 16), the Water Quality Association (3,000, March 14 - 17), Healthcare Financial Management Association (500, March 19 - 23), and Association of Equipment Manufacturers/World of Asphalt (5,500, March 21 - 25). 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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