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SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 1 PM - 6 PM
The Nashville Downtown Partnership's 13th Annual Downtown Home Tour is where historic and modern mingle to deliver a neighborhood like no other. The tour showcases living spaces in historic and rehabbed buildings along with homes in brand new projects, including some that are not even on the market yet. Get home decor ideas, see amazing views, shop for condos and get an idea of what it's like to live downtown during the self-guided tour that includes thirteen residential buildings. Click here for general tour information, parking and shuttle service details, and more. Purchase tickets ($10) in advance or on the day of the tour at the Nashville Downtown Partnership beginning at 12:45 pm.
Events This Week
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents Chicago. Chorus girl Roxie Hart tried to pin the murder of her lover on her unwitting husband, but the jig is up and Roxie has landed herself in Cook County Jail. Vaudeville star and accused murderer Velma Kelly is less than pleased to see Roxie on her cell block, since Roxie’s sensational crime and feigned innocence capture the attention of Velma’s hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn. This Tony Award-winning satire whisks you into a world where everyone is a vaudeville performer, truth is defined by what gets the most attention and owning the spotlight is the most important thing. Life is just theatre, and All That Jazz.
THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 9, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. Local, regional and national designers and industry professionals will take part in creative events throughout the week. Explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces throughout the week with promotions, partnerships and educational workshops. Nashville Fashion Week includes Shop Nashville featuring special events, trunk shows and deals at downtown retailers E.Allen, Margaret Ellis, Inc. and Two Old Hippies throughout the week. Plus, other downtown events include City Lights: Ready-to-Wear Runway Show on Friday, April 8 at Legislative Plaza and educational panels on Saturday, April 9 at City Winery. Click here for the full schedule and more information.
THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 9, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriters' festival. Currently in its 24th year, the festival boasts more than 300 songwriters performing over five days in celebrated venues throughout Nashville. Downtown venues include 3rd and Lindsley, Hard Rock Cafe, The Listening Room Cafe and Station Inn. Click here for the complete schedule. Please note: festival passes have sold out; only individual show tickets remain at the door of the venue as space permits.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7 - SATURDAY, APRIL 9, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $143
Take a trip to the exotic world of One Thousand and One Nights with the Nashville Symphony. Inspired by the classic tale, Rimsky-Korsakov’s timeless "Scheherazade" whisks the listener from Sinbad’s ship to the streets of Baghdad, with lush, richly evocative music that captures the adventure and romance of this classic tale. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 is renowned as one of the master’s most challenging works -- a showcase for the stunning talents of the award-winning pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. This concert is also a rare chance to hear the very first of the more than 100 symphonies written by Josef Haydn. Plus, join a free classical conversation one hour before the concert and a Q&A after the show to learn more about the music you’ll hear onstage.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 6:35 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK $9 - $33
Enjoy the Nashville Sounds' opening game on Thursday, April 7 as they take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers! Mayor Megan Barry will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Sounds Manager Steve Scarsone. NBC’s “The Voice” contestant Evan McKeel will sing the national anthem. During the game, the Sounds will unveil a surprise in-game tradition set to take place during the middle of the fifth inning of all 72 home games at First Tennessee Park. After the game, fans will be treated to the first post-game fireworks show of the 2016 season. Upon exiting the ballpark, the first 10,000 fans will receive a special ballpark aerial photo taken that night from above First Tennessee Park. Nashville B-cycle is offering a free ride promotion to celebrate opening day. Click here to check out the rest of April's home games.
From “King of the Waltz” Johann Strauss comes the most popular comic operetta ever written. Based on a French farce (by way of Vienna), this madcap comic production has been described as “The Marx Brothers meet The Carol Burnett Show” by critics and audiences alike. Featuring elaborate sets, costumes and split-second timing -- and filled throughout with the magic and effervescent music of the glorious Viennese waltz -- "Die Fledermaus" offers an unforgettable night of glorious music, thrilling singing and side-splitting comedy.
The Nashville Scene presents the ninth annual Iron Fork! The 2016 Iron Fork event will showcase four of Nashville’s best local chefs battling it out in a head-to-head competition judged by top local foodies and celebrities. The winning chef will receive the prestigious “Iron Fork” award, a chance to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships and bragging rights for the next year! During the competition, attendees will sample award-winning cuisine and cocktails from a wide selection of Nashville’s best restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Nashville Food Project. 21+ event.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 10 AM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help more people discover for themselves the joy of appreciating art. On Saturday, April 9, museums and galleries all over the world will encourage visitors to slow down and contemplate several works of art for an extended period of time, with the goal of making new discoveries. Click here for a full schedule of the Frist Center's Slow Art Day activities.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $39.50 - $50
The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers will perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Saturday, April 9 in a benefit concert honoring their history as Nashville’s earliest ambassadors of music and to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Fisk University’s founding in 1866. Plus, the performance will feature special guest appearances by gospel singer CeCe Winans, legendary bluesman Sam Moore, Southern rocker Jimmy Hall and singer/songwriter Ruby Amanfu, among others.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, REGISTRATION: 9 AM; WALK BEGINS: 10 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE (DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)
Walk MS supports life-changing programs and cutting-edge research for the more than 9,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the Mid-South region. The event is free for participants, but donations are encouraged. Click here to register in advance. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, 3rd Avenue South (John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge - Korean Veterans Boulevard), the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and surrounding Nissan Stadium streets. Closures begin as early as 9 am and end as late as 11:30 am on Saturday, April 9.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 9 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture. The festival will begin at 9 am with the Cherry Blossom Walk. Festival highlights include a full day of live Japanese music and dance, a roving “Candyman,” martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, arts and crafts, the third annual Pups in Pink Parade and a variety of Japanese cuisine featuring special Japanese menus from some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks. Proceeds benefit the 10-year mission of planting more than 1,000 Japanese cherry trees each spring throughout Nashville.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $35 - $55
Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 12 for the sixth highly anticipated All for the Hall, a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The show’s musical theme, Mashville: The Music City in 2016, will feature performances from musical directors Urban and Gill along with Luke Bryan, Peter Frampton, Florida Georgia Line, Emmylou Harris, Sam Hunt, Jason Isbell, Maddie & Tae, and Maren Morris.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Lecture: Francisco Goya and the Alba Family at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 7
Wild Heaven Brewing Beer Tasting at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Thursday, April 7
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 7
Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, April 7
Music at the Frist: Choro Nashville at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, April 8
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Friday, April 8
Korbong Vodka and Blue Pants Brewery Tastings at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Friday, April 8
Giada Valenti - From Venice With Love at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 8
“Blue Suede Shoes” at Sixty: Remembering Carl Perkins at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, April 9
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Saturday, April 9
Patron and Rivulet Tastings at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Saturday, April 9
David Feherty Live Off Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 9
Sista Strut at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, April 9
Power and Peace: Inspiring Women to Live Intentionally in Mind, Body & Spirit at Well Placed Smile Sunday, April 10
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Sunday, April 10
The Rat Pack is Back at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, April 10
Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, April 10
Nashville Sounds vs. Colorado Springs at First Tennessee Park Monday, April 11 - Tuesday, April 12
Meat Loaf at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, April 11
Tori Kelly at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, April 12
Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner at The Palm Tuesday, April 12
We're All for the Hall at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, April 12
Dailey & Vincent at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, April 12
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 13
Jethro Tull at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 13
Nashville Sounds vs. Colorado Springs at First Tennessee Park Wednesday, April 13
Southern Women's Show at Music City Center Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 17
Chris Botti at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16
Performance: All the World’s a Stage: Drama in the Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 14
Nashville Sounds vs. Colorado Springs at First Tennessee Park Thursday, April 14
Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 14
Pilobolus at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 14
A Night with Janis Joplin at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 15 - Saturday, April 16
WalknBike Kick-off Meeting at Nashville Public Library Friday, April 15
Music at the Frist: Grant Ferris at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, April 15
Bryan Adams at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, April 15
TEDxNashville 2016: HealthNext at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, April 15
Mumford & Sons at Bridgestone Arena Friday, April 15
Over the Edge Nashville at Omni Nashville Hotel Friday, April 15
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, April 16
The Spinners in Concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, April 16
Blast Off with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, April 16
The Smashing Pumpkins at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 16
TEDxNashville 2016: Elevation at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 16
Jazz on the Move at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, April 17
Three Dog Night at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, April 17
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, April 17
The Murder Mystery Company in Nashville at Old Spaghetti Factory Sunday, April 17
A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, April 18
Senior Mondays at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, April 18
Jammin' to Beat the Blues at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, April 19
Dawes at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, April 20
Clean and Safe Request Form
If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, let us know! 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. Please note: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).
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Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown April 6 - 20, 2016 include Advocare (3,000, April 7 - 9), National Propane Gas Association (3,500, April 8 - 11), Zombie/Horror Convention (25,000, April 9 - 10), National Association of Graduate Admissions Professors (800, April 12 - 16), Competitive Carriers Association (1,000, April 13 - 15), Southern Women's Show (28,000, April 14 - 17), Assessment Technologies Institute (500, April 16 - 20), American Retirement Association (1,400, April 17 - 19), Bank of America (500, April 18 - 23), and American Heart Association (1,200, April 20 - 23). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.