Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


News & Information

New restaurant: Taziki's Mediterrean Cafe!
Gulch Crossing. 230 11th Ave S. 615-203-0346. This Mediterranean-influenced fast-casual restaurant is located in The Gulch and is open for lunch and dinner. Click here to check out the menu. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 11 am - 9 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 11 am - 8 pm. 


New juice bar: I Love Juice Bar!
Gulch Crossing. 222 11th Ave S. Click here to check out their menu of juices, smoothies and blends. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; and Sunday, 10 am - 4:30 pm. 


Call for Models!
The Nashville Downtown Partnership is seeking models for a video shoot on Thursday, May 5. This opportunity is unpaid, but lots of fun. More details.


Guidebook ads for sale!
Looking to reach your target audience downtown? The newest edition of our bi-annual publication, The Guidebook, will be available in June and be distributed to over 30,000 downtown employees, residents, visitors and regional residents during a 6-month time period. Rates start as low as $400. Click here for more information and to reserve your space.


Events This Week


Opry Country Classics



An exciting celebration of the songs that made Music City, Opry Country Classics features a celebrity host sharing great stories and songs, several guests singing their own hits and a spotlight artist headlining the show. This performance will feature The Gatlin Brothers, Mo Pitney, Ashley Campbell, Riders in the Sky and spotlight artist Lee Greenwood. Hosted by Larry Gatlin.


53rd Annual State of Metro Address by Mayor Megan Barry


FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mayor Megan Barry will give the 53rd Annual State of Metro Address at Ascend Amphitheater on Friday, April 29 at 11:30 am. The State of Metro Address will include important details about the Mayor’s budget proposal, which will be presented to the Metro Council following the event. In addition to remarks from Mayor Barry, the event will include performances by Metro high school marching bands, the city’s youth poet laureate and a special musical guest. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. For counting purposes only, attendees can RSVP here. Local food trucks will be on hand outside of Ascend for attendees wishing to purchase lunch.


Beethoven's Emperor with Garrick Ohlsson



Beethoven’s final piano concerto, the grand “Emperor,” is a work of stunning drama and beauty, with music of such brilliance that it could only be performed by the legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson. A bold and impassioned cry against tyranny, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 captures a pivotal moment in the life of the Russian people, as peasants and workers attempted to topple that country’s brutal regime. The breathtaking result remains as powerful today as when it was first performed more than a half-century ago. 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.


Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon



The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon (formerly St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon) runs through Nashville on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 8th Avenue and Broadway and ending at Nissan Stadium. Featuring live music at every mile and a fantastic finish line festival to be capped off by a post-race concert featuring The Wallflowers and Marc Scibilia at Bridgestone Arena at 7 pm (free for race participants or $35). Find a spot downtown to cheer on the runners! Or, sign up for the 3.1-mile mini marathon. Plus, the Health and Fitness Expo at Music City Center Thursday, April 28 - Friday, April 29 and the Kids Rock Run ($30) at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm. Please note: road closures associated with the marathon and its related events. Click here for a full list of downtown road closures with close and re-open times.


Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Headliner Concert with The Wallflowers



On Saturday, April 30, the annual Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Headliner Concert will stop by Bridgestone Arena for one night only featuring The Wallflowers. This concert is free for Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon participants or $35.


Listen To Your Mother



Listen To Your Mother is a national series of live readings created to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving a local voice to motherhood -- in all of its complexity, diversity and humor -- in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors. The Nashville production will donate a minimum of 10% of ticket sales to Safe Haven Family Shelter.


Speaking with Ancestors



The Tennessee State Museum will host a special presentation, “Speaking with the Ancestors,” and tour about the exhibit, "Ancestors: Ancient Native American Sculptures of Tennessee," on Sunday, May 1 with Dr. Kevin E. Smith, a Middle Tennessee State University professor of anthropology. Dr. Smith will offer an analysis of this groundbreaking exhibit and explore its extraordinary significance. He will address what was discovered as a result of the research conducted during the exhibit. He will also speak about what new and ongoing research questions have been raised as a result of the exhibit.


Hops & Heat



Join Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom and Party Fowl as they team up for the Hops and Heat dinner. Party Fowl’s Master Chef will provide five courses, each course increasing in heat level. Yazoo will provide five beers to accompany each heat level. Please be advised: this dinner is not for the faint of heart. A vegetarian option is available.


National Day of Prayer



Operation Andrew Group and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee invite you to join in the observance of the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. This mid-day event will bring cultures and denominations throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee together for a day of transforming prayer events, and give you an opportunity to pray at the close of the gathering. This event takes place on the plaza at Bridgestone Arena. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches.


Road Closures

Road Closure: American Bar Association Street Party


5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed from 6 pm until 9 pm on Thursday, April 28 due to the American Bar Association Street Party (private event). Estimated attendance is 500.


Road Closures: Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon


Several road closures are planned throughout downtown for the Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and its related events. Closures begin as early as Thursday, April 28. Click here for a full list of road closures.




Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Mamma Mia! at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, May 1

Jazz & Jokes at Agenda Thursday, April 28

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, April 28

Olivia Albertson at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, April 28

Jutt Huffman Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, April 28

Holland Marie & The New Nashville at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, April 28

A World With or Without at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30

High Plains Jamboree at Station Inn Thursday, April 28

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: 10 Year Anniversary Tour at Rocketown Thursday, April 28

Nahko & Medicine for the People at Mercy Lounge Thursday, April 28

The White Buffalo at 12th & Porter Thursday, April 28

The YMCA 15th Annual Songwriters Night at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, April 28

Babies and Books at Nashville Public Library Thursday, April 28

Music at the Frist: Tantsova Grupa at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 28

Neil Young + Promise of the Real at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, April 28

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 28

Barry Manilow at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, April 28

Random Rab at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, April 28

Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, April 28

Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, April 28

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, April 28

Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, April 28

Fisk University: Sesquicentennial Scholarship Gala at Music City Center Thursday, April 28

The Rocketmen at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, April 29

French Culinary Arts Made Easy: Coq Au Vin at Dabble Studio Friday, April 29

Phil Barton, J.T. Harding & Bruce Wallace at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, April 29

Benton Blount & Casey Jamerson at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, April 29 - Saturday, April 30

Agenda on Fridays at Agenda Friday, April 29

Wood & Wire at Station Inn Friday, April 29

Current Events Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Friday, April 29

The Eaglemaniacs at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, April 29

Shop & Sip at Southernaire Market Friday, April 29

Film: Battleship Potemkin, 1925 at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, April 29

Houndmouth at Cannery Ballroom Friday, April 29

Nodaway at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, April 29

Vetiver at Mercy Lounge Friday, April 29

Adrienne & Meredith at Tennessee Brew Works Saturday, April 30

Gil Gann at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, April 30

Beats & Brushes: The Canvas Paint Party at Agenda Saturday, April 30

Fireball Mail at Station Inn Saturday, April 30

Hillbilly Casino at Sambuca Saturday, April 30

Mr. Moons at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, April 30

Kaitlyn Thomas at Two Old Hippies Saturday, April 30

Painting Class: Come Sail Away at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, April 30

The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, April 30

Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, April 30

Jon Mullins at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, April 30

A Year with Frog and Toad at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, April 30

Brian White & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, April 30

Cedric the Entertainer at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 30

Photographic Language: Analog at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, April 30

Songwriter Session: Victoria Banks & Emily Shackelton at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, April 30

Nashville Notes: Jazz Band in Concert at Nashville Public Library Saturday, April 30

Robbie Fulks at 12th & Porter Saturday, April 30

Nicole Atkins at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, April 30

Polica at Mercy Lounge Saturday, April 30

Songs for Life at City Winery Saturday, April 30

The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, April 30

Josh Gallagher Band at Second Fiddle Saturday, April 30

Brandon Holder at Legends Corner Saturday, April 30

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, April 30

Justine Blazer at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, April 30

Photographic Language: Analog at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, May 1

Nashville Repertory Theatre's Broadway Brunch at City Winery Sunday, May 1

Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park Monday, May 2

Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, May 3

Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park Wednesday, May 4

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, May 5

Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park Thursday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo at Bakersfield at Bakersfield Thursday, May 5

Beyoncé at Nissan Stadium Thursday, May 5

The Avett Brothers at Bridgestone Arena Friday, May 6

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Friday, May 6

My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Friday, May 6

17th Annual Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil at Cumberland Park Saturday, May 7

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Sunday, May 8

A Year with Frog and Toad at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, May 8

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Monday, May 9

Pentatonix at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, May 10

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

Need Stress Relief?

Want a spring pick-me-up? Look no further than downtown. Downtown has fourteen businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy. 

Express Bus Service to Airport

Traveling by air anytime soon? Save time and money by riding the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority's bus route to and from the airport. Hourly express bus service to and from Nashville International Airport and major downtown hotels is available for only $1.70 or less each way. Click here for route information.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown April 27 - May 11, 2016 include Beauty Systems Group (1,000, April 28 - May 3), St. Jude Rock 'n Roll Marathon (30,000, April 28 - 30), Nashville Fashion Focus (5,000, May 1 - 2), American Heart Association (1,200, May 3 - 7), A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc. (500, May 6 - 14), International Carwash Association (6,000, May 7 - 12), FLIR Systems (650, May 9 - 11), and Technology Marketing Toolkit, Inc. (720, May 10 - 13). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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