News & Information
New restaurant: Wild Eggs!
333 Union Street. 615-248-3400. This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Click here to check out the menu. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 6:30 am to 2:30 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 7 am to 3 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 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 every Thursday throughout the months of May and June! The Street Food Thursday event on May 5 officially kicks off the Nashville Food Truck Association's fourth annual Nashville Street Food Month. Food trucks will be all over town for the month of May and will offer menu specials to celebrate.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 11 AM - MIDNIGHT
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5 at Bakersfield featuring great tacos, tequila and whiskey.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 4 PM
LOCATION: M STREET FREE TO ATTEND
Saint Anejo and The Rosewall will host its third annual Cinco de Mayo street festival Thursday, May 5! This celebration of Mexican culture will feature street food, drinks, festive decorations and more. Click here for more information.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 8 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $45 - $385
The Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks continues with Game Four on Thursday, May 5 at Bridgestone Arena! Tickets are still available. Let's go, Preds!
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: THE ARTS COMPANY FREE
The Arts Company presents The Art of Politics, a political pop-up market featuring artwork from the private collection of Nashville civic leader Ronnie Steine. The curated exhibit will include a variety of memorabilia, including paintings, sculptures, posters, buttons and more remembering past politicians and campaigns such as Tennessee presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk as well as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Al Gore, George H. W. Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Fresh Art Friday will explore the history of political art on Friday, May 6 with an in-depth conversation with Steine and Nashville Arts Magazine editor Paul Polycarpou. Admission is free, but RSVP recommended.
Join the Nashville Civic Design Center on Friday, May 6 from 11 am - 1 pm for a walk around downtown to explore almost 20 local landmarks. You will learn about the issues and history of the downtown core. Participants will end near a delicious downtown lunch spot to chat about what they've seen and discovered. Click here to check out the walk highlights and to RSVP.
The Legends Luncheon celebrates music, specifically the impact that African Americans have made on American musical culture. The diversity in music in American culture is evident on artistic, business and economic levels. The purpose of the luncheon is to benefit The National Museum of African American Music’s educational programs, a soon-to-open, innovative institution that will educate, celebrate and commemorate the contributions of African Americans, particularly in music.
Nashville Public Television is hosting a free Indie Lens Pop-Up preview screening of "Peace Officer," a documentary by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber. The film investigates the militarization of U.S. police departments through the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, who set up Utah's first SWAT team only to have that same unit kill his son-in-law years later in a controversial standoff. The screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Brad Barber.
Kate DiCamillo will discuss her new book "Raymie Nightingale." It is a masterful, moving novel about an unforgettable summer friendship, based loosely on childhood memories from the mid-seventies in Central Florida after her father left the family. This is a free, ticketed event. There are two ways to get tickets: on-site 30 minutes before show time OR in advance online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 9 PM - 2 AM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL $32 GENERAL ADMISSION; $64 VIP
On Saturday, May 7, M Street Event Series will transform The Rosewall into a night to remember. Viva Havana will transport you to a summer party on the beaches of Havana, complete with cabanas, Mojitos, Cuban drummers and Chiquita dancers. Guests will sip on tropical cocktails while dancing the night away to music by DJ Rate, who will keep everyone on their feet with driving beats of Latin dance music. VIP ticket holders will receive the ultimate exclusive experience with access to a private bar, private hammocks, a cigar roller and casino games.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 7 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $150
The Tennessee Democratic Party’s annual Jackson Day Dinner is a night to have fun and celebrate the Party, its values and the hard work its members do to make the state a great place to live and work. The keynote speaker will be American political commentator and media personality James Carville.
Celebrate the sweetest event of the season at the Nashville Farmers' Market's Strawberry Jubilee! The farm sheds will be filled with the freshest strawberries grown by its local and regional farmers. Plus, live music, a strawberry shortcake contest, locally baked pies and cobblers, cocktails, local beer and wine, food trucks, and much more.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 4 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK $54.95 - $79.95
This Nashville tradition is the largest of its kind featuring all-you-can-eat crawfish, Louisiana-style sides, premium beer and live music. Each year the Nashville Junior Chamber, offering civic and social opportunities to Music City’s young professionals, hosts more than 2,000 people at this charitable riverfront event. The Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Festival is all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink, while it lasts!
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 10 AM
LOCATION: OMNI NASHVILLE HOTEL FREE FOR SPECTATORS; $500 PER FIVE-PERSON TEAM TO PARTICIPATE
Nashville’s inaugural Downtown Derby Bed Race is a competition where teams build and decorate their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue all in support of cancer research. The winning team will be presented with a trophy at a post-race ceremony at Bridgestone Plaza. Plus, awards for “Technical Ingenuity,” “Best Decorated” and “Best in Spirit." Proceeds benefit The T.J. Martell Foundation, whose mission is to fund innovative leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at flagship hospitals in the United States. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The race begins at Omni Nashville Hotel and ends outside Bridgestone Arena on the plaza. 5th Avenue South (Broadway to Korean Veterans Boulevard) will be closed from 6 am until noon on Saturday, May 7. Plus, traffic will be re-directed around the intersection of Demonbreun and 5th Avenue South.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 8 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM ADVANCE: $30 ADULTS, $20 YOUTH; RACE DAY: $40 ADULTS, $30 YOUTH
Featuring a 3.1-mile course, this fundraising event serves as the season-ending achievement for Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire, educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect, positive relationships and healthy active living. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The course begins and ends at Nissan Stadium Lot R (under the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge), traveling into East Nashville. Closures begin as early as 8 am and end as late as 10 am on Saturday, May 7. Click here to view the course.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 8 AM (REGISTRATION OPENS), RACE BEGINS AT 9 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $30
The 8th annual Shoney’s 5K Family Fun Run and Walk benefiting the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department will be Saturday, May 7 at Nissan Stadium Lot T. The 5K will be followed by a kids' fun run. Plus, a post-race festival featuring a breakfast buffet, live music, kids' activities and more! Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, 3rd Avenue South (Symphony Place to Demonbreun) and Demonbreun (3rd Avenue South to 16th Avenue South). Most closures begin at 8:45 am and end at noon on Saturday, May 7.
Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. See this month's gallery map. Enjoy live music on the performance platform along 5th Avenue North by Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble. Plus, a live painting demonstration and the Parnassus' bookmobile will be along 5th Avenue North. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Downtown Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. Please note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 5 pm and ending as late as 9 pm on Saturday, May 7. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
5th Avenue of the Arts Community Corridor Exhibition at Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Avenue South. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Art at Music City Marketplace
501 Broadway (inside Bridgestone Arena Tower). 615-259-4747. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
11 Arcade. 615-251-1609. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Downtown Presbyterian Church's Browsing Room Gallery
154 5th Avenue North. 615-254-7584. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Erabellum Artisan Co-Op
61 & 63 Arcade. 615-601-1568. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Hannah Lane Gallery
64 Arcade. 225-315-0221. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
M. Dawn Art
64B Arcade. 615-861-9877. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Tennessee Art League
11 Arcade. 615-736-5000. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Viridian Lobby Showcase
415 Church Street. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $42.50 ADULTS; $10 CHILDREN UNDER 10
Join City Winery for its Rock 'n' Roll Revival Mother's Day Brunch featuring Bonnie Bishop, Etta Britt, Emily West and other special guests. Adult tickets include admission to the show and access to an incredible Mother's Day Buffet (gratuity included). Brunch cocktails will be available à la carte. Children under 10 receive free admission with a $10 kids' buffet available. Click here for brunch details.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, SEATING TIMES: 10:30 AM, 10:45 AM, NOON, 12:15 PM, 1:45 PM & 2 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA $32.95 ADULTS; $9.95 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER
A special Mother's Day Brunch including made-to-order Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict and omelets, grilled salmon, prosciutto-stuffed chicken, beef and ham carving stations, a dessert display, mimosa and Bloody Mary specials, and more. Plus, live music. Click here for the complete menu and to purchase tickets.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 10 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $40 MEMBERS; $45 NON-MEMBERS; $15 CHILDREN AGES 5-12
A bountiful buffet including brunch and lunch items. Click here to view the menu. Reservations required: call 615-244-3693.
Join Commerce Street Grille, located inside Renaissance Nashville Hotel, for its Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. Enjoy herb-roasted salmon, Merlot-braised chicken, spinach and garlic ravioli, and much more. Reservations recommended: click here or call 615-493-4050.
Join Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel for its annual Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 8. Celebrate Mom with complimentary bottomless mimosas, a take-home gift of homemade petit fours, and brunch favorites such as miniature croque madames, a made-to-order waffle station, baked ham and The Hermitage Hotel's grand dessert display. Click here to view the menu. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations required: call 615-345-7116.
MONDAY, MAY 9, NOON
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Keith Urban will celebrate the upcoming release of his ninth album, "Ripcord," with a free outdoor concert on the plaza in front of Bridgestone Arena on Monday, May 9 at noon!
Don't miss Thought for Food: How Architecture Can Save a City One Meal at a Time, presented by Kulapat Yantrasast. Kulapat's talk will look at the role of architecture in creating space for buildings and people to come together. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase a boxed lunch from the Frist Cafe to enjoy during the presentation. This program is free and will be held in the Frist Center Auditorium.
"The Bridges of Madison County," one of the most romantic stories ever written, first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” With a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman and direction by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, "The Bridges of Madison County" is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 6 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $50
Second Harvest presents the return of Generous Helpings! This favorite annual food and beverage tasting event will feature many of Nashville’s best independent restaurants showcasing tastings of signature appetizers, entrées and desserts, with fine wines and craft beers.
MONDAY, MAY 9, 10 AM - 11:59 AM
5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed from 10 am - 11:59 am on Monday, May 9 due to the International Car Wash Convention Street Party. Estimated attendance is 1,000.