News & Information
New shopping option: The Nashville Collection!
120 2nd Avenue N. 615-733-0487. This new retailer sells Wildhorse Saloon merchandise along with many other Nashville-branded items. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 10 am - 10 pm.
New honky tonk: The Valentine!
312 Broadway. 615-347-9701. A new multi-level live music venue on Lower Broadway. The saloon has a 1920s and 30s Prohibition-era vibe. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 2:30 am and Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 2:30 am.
Events This Week
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway, the UK and Australia by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ole fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became a member of the illustrious "#1 Tupperware Seller in the World" club as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products!
THURSDAY, JUNE 23 - SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 11 AM - 3 AM
LOCATION: BAILEY'S SPORTS GRILLE FREE
Join Bailey’s Sports Grille Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26 for its annual summer celebration! They will be featuring $2.50 draft beers, $4 cheeseburgers and $5 half racks of ribs all weekend. Enjoy giveaways, games, prizes and live music all day. On Saturday, Bailey's will host a cornhole tournament on its second story open-air patio from 11 am - 5 pm. Click here to sign up for the tournament.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 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!
Collaborating with a full symphony orchestra, vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes will lend his soul-soaked blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to original compositions and classic interpretations of timeless standards by Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. Curated by the Garcia family and featuring a band of veteran rock musicians, this groundbreaking concert will offer a musical experience unlike any other in the spectacular setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - SATURDAY, JUNE 25, FRIDAY: 6:30 PM & SATURDAY: 10 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $20 WEEKEND PASS; $5 SATURDAY FESTIVAL (AVAILABLE AT THE GATE)
The Nashville Pride Festival is a two-day event celebrating the LGBT community. The festival features musical entertainment on two stages, more than 200 vendors in the artists' village, food and plenty of surprises. Performers include Daya, Shawn Hook, En Vogue and more. Plus, don't miss the Equality Walk on Saturday, June 25 at 10 am beginning at the corner of Union Street and 2nd Avenue North. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Festival closures include Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 4th Avenue North) and 3rd Avenue North (Union Street to Charlotte Avenue) from 9 am on Friday, June 24 until 11 pm on Saturday, June 25. Plus, additional road closures will be in place for the Equality Walk. Union Street (1st Avenue North to 5th Avenue North), 5th Avenue North (Union Street to Church Street), Church Street (5th Avenue North to 4th Avenue North), 4th Avenue North (Church Street to Commerce Street), Commerce Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) and 2nd Avenue North (Commerce Street to Union Street) will experience rolling road closures from 9 am to 11 am on Saturday, June 25. Click here to view the walk route.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FRIST MEMBERS: FREE; NON-MEMBERS: $12
Now in its 14th year, this exciting series takes place on the final Friday of June, July and August. Attendees are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, light snacks and beverages as well as the diverse exhibitions on view in the Frist Center’s galleries. Beatles cover band SixtyFour will kick off the series in the courtyard on Friday, June 24. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Frist Fridays take place rain or shine.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: FROTHY MONKEY $60
Gather at Frothy Monkey to taste wines that have been perfectly paired with a five-course menu designed by Chef Chase Ingalls and head baker Jen Mello. Chef Chase’s approach to these dinners is to source the highest quality ingredients from its farm partners and create a menu that combines creativity, thoughtful flavor profiles and dishes that are truly inspired by the wine. Click here to view the menu and purchase tickets.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, NOON - 10 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS FREE
The third annual Tennessee Brew Works Block Party! Enjoy live music all day by Alanna Royale, Jesse Lafser, Lauren Shea and more. Plus, food by Chef Jay Mitchell and friends as well as special craft beer releases.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 4 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $65 - $75 GENERAL ADMISSION; $125 VIP; $30 - $65 DESIGNATED DRIVER
Join the Nashville Predators at this fourth annual event for craft brews, food, games and entertainment. More than 60 breweries will serve up some of their finest libations. Plus, enjoy special appearances from Nashville Predators personalities. General admission includes entry into the beer festival, a souvenir glass, unlimited tastings and a voucher for an Upper Bowl ticket to a Monday - Thursday Predators pre-season or regular season home game in September or October (excludes opening night). VIP tickets include an exclusive tasting area with food and special craft beers, among other perks. Designated driver tickets are also available. Proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $10 IN ADVANCE; $20 DAY OF EVENT
Music Industry Day offers musicians, audio pros and those who love music access to National Association of Music Merchants' (NAMM) Summer NAMM event. Get your chance to network with industry professionals and musicians, attend workshops presented by recording and audio production experts, and demo more than 1,600 music products represented on the show floor. Included in the cost of admission is access to the 33rd Annual American Eagle Awards, honoring Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and the Grand Ole Opry, beginning at 1 pm in the Davidson Ballroom. Registrants will also have access to A3E (the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange) Future of Audio Summit. Plus, live music all day.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Beers, Bites & Backups at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, June 23
Marcus Whybrew & Brian Mullen at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, June 23
Painting Class: Electric Guitar or Fiddle at Dabble Studio Thursday, June 23
Michael Fair at Sambuca Thursday, June 23
Music at the Frist: The Centennial Hiptet at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 23
Gretsch Bass Demonstration: Tom Petersson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, June 23
Open Studio: Audio Production Suite at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 23
Jazz & Jokes at Agenda Friday, June 24
Dusty Hundley Band at Barlines Friday, June 24
Jared Wade Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, June 24
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, June 24
Painting Class: Your Choice of Chic Lady or Wine at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, June 24
Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, June 24
Adeem at Two Old Hippies Friday, June 24
Jon Mullins at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, June 24
Painting Class: Lake Sunset at Dabble Studio Friday, June 24
Abigail York at Tennessee Brew Works Friday, June 24
The Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 25
Benton Blount & Casey Jamerson at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 25
The Gretsch Fred and Joe Show: The Story of the Gretsch Guitar at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 24
Raiders of the Lost Ark at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 24
Jimmy Stewart & Friends at Station Inn Friday, June 24
Anthony D'Amato Album Release Party at 12th & Porter Friday, June 24
Kayla Woodson at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, June 24
Scat Springs at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 24
Landon Lingerfelt at Bootleggers Inn Friday, June 24
Jesse Cain at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 24
The Staves at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 24
SIMO at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 24
Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Saturday, June 25
The Wild Feathers at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 25
Beatles Gear: The Gretsch Invasion with Andy Babiuk at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 25
Handbound Leather Journals with Katie Gonzalez at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 25
Little Walter Tube Amps Endorsee Jam 2016 at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, June 25
Fireball Mail at Station Inn Saturday, June 25
Wine Bootcamp 101: Old vs. New Wine Styles of the World at City Winery Saturday, June 25
Wye Oak at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 25
Sylvain Sylvain at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 25
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, June 25
Jesse Cain at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 25
Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Sunday, June 26
¡Fiesta! A Celebration of Equality, Diversity & Unity at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 26
Fiddle Demonstration: Justin Branum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 26
Kevin Morby at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 26
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, June 26
The Music of Dolly Parton vs. Loretta Lynn at City Winery Sunday, June 26
Acoustic Brunch at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, June 26
Al Holbrook at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, June 26
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, June 26
Tom Buller at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 26
J. Curly & The Deal at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, June 26
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, June 27
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, June 27
Painting Class: Kiss Me at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, June 27
Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, June 27
DJ at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, June 27
Matt McAtee Band at Barlines Monday, June 27
Taryn Marie at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, June 27
Justin Bieber at Bridgestone Arena Monday, June 27
Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Monday, June 27
Artful Tales: Story Time in the Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, June 27
Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, June 27
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, June 27
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, June 27
The Verve Pipe at City Winery Monday, June 27
Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, June 28
The Mann Sisters at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, June 28
Painting Class: Monarch Butterfly at Dabble Studio Tuesday, June 28
Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, June 28 - Wednesday, June 29
Chad Bearden Band at Legends Corner Tuesday, June 28
Steve Roper at Sambuca Tuesday, June 28
Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, June 28
Slipknot at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, June 28
Bring It! Live at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, June 28
Pillars of Creation at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, June 28
Summer of Hope Beach Concert featuring Wade Hayes, Lee Roy Parnell, Bryan White & Lewis Brice at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, June 28
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 28
Jacob Whitesides at 12th & Porter Tuesday, June 28
Jazz Jam at Tennessee Brew Works Wednesday, June 29
Ani DiFranco at City Winery Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, June 30
BRONCHO and *repeat repeat at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, June 29
Jerry Jacobs Band at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, June 29
Cort Carpenter at Second Fiddle Wednesday, June 29
Summer Concert: Voices in Praise at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, June 29
Bill Champlin and The Nashville Alternators featuring Grady Nichols at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 29
The Ruf Nex at Station Inn Wednesday, June 29
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, June 29
Landon Lingerfelt at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, June 29
It Takes Five To Tango at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, June 29
The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, June 29
Jerry Jacobs at Legends Corner Thursday, June 30
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, June 30
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, June 30
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Thursday, June 30
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Del & Dawg at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 30
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Friday, July 1
Stars and Cars Party at Music City Dream Cars Saturday, July 2
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Saturday, July 2
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Sunday, July 3
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th Celebration at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Monday, July 4
Do you have guests coming into town this summer? Help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City. Downtown has over 4,400 hotel rooms. Browse our online hotel map to find the option closest to any venue of your choice. Everything you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
How many people work downtown?
Over 56,000! Do you want to know how many downtown employees are located near your business (or a future business site)? Check out our maps that showcase employee density counts.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown June 22 - July 6, 2016 include Datto (500, June 19 - 24), Bobit Business Media (800, June 19 - 23), NAMM - National Association of Music Merchants (13,000, June 23 - 25), National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (4,000, June 26 - 29), Wells Fargo Bank (500, June 29 - July 3), Let Freedom Sing: July 4 in Music City (150,000, July 3 - 4), and Barbershop Harmony Society (7,500, July 4 - 10). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.