Events This Week
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $28.50
The inaugural Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series took place in 1994 at the then newly renovated Ryman Auditorium. Over the last 20 plus years, the series has become a Nashville summertime tradition as it regularly presents the biggest names in bluegrass on the very stage where the genre was born back in 1945. The 23rd annual series continues on Thursday, July 7 with Greensky Bluegrass. Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin).
THURSDAY, JULY 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 every Thursday through October.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 9 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $29.99 WITH PROMO CODE GLO50 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JULY 6; $60 REGULAR PRICE
The Glo Run comes alive with exciting colors and effects, plus music played by DJs along the course that begins and ends at Nissan Stadium. Experience this 5K run/walk with extravagant music and lights, all while sporting a glow-in-the-dark shirt and glowing accessories. Use coupon code GLO50 to register for $29.99 (the regular price is $60). The code expires Wednesday, July 6 at midnight. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures will take place east of the Cumberland River and include surrounding Nissan Stadium streets (the remainder of the course runs outside of downtown). Closures begin as early as 8:45 pm and end as late as 11 pm on Friday, July 8. Click here to view the complete route and to receive more information.
Phenomenal singer LeAnn Rimes is one of music's most successful entertainers, with 44 million albums sold, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and collaborations with everyone from Elton John to Reba McEntire. She joins the Nashville Symphony to perform some of her biggest hits, which include "Blue," "I Need You," "How Do I Live" and more.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, EVENTS BEGIN AT 10 AM
Share a great day of making music with your family and friends for free at various downtown Nashville venues on Saturday, July 9 for Barbershop Harmony Society's A Better World Singing Day! Free events include a gospel sing at First Baptist Nashville, MEGAsing at Walk of Fame Park and a concert featuring Grammy Award winners The Fairfield Four at Bridgestone Arena. Click here for more information and schedule of events.
Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation and an ever-changing set are used to tell country music history as it relates to Nashville’s transformation into Music City. Experience this exciting true story through more than 50 puppets, ranging from the Staple Singers to Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift. This performance expands the original 2013 production with new music and puppets. String City was created by Wishing Chair Productions, the resident puppet theater company at Nashville Public Library, in collaboration with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Addional showtimes on select dates throughout July at 10 am and 11:30 am. Check out upcoming dates here.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 8 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $45 - $250
Guns N' Roses founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan are regrouping for the Not In This Lifetime Tour. The news follows their previously announced headlining dates at this year's Coachella Music & Arts Festival. The Not In This Lifetime Tour will see the iconic band headline stadium dates throughout the U.S. and Canada. Plus, Chris Stapleton will open the show.
Join Chauhan Ale & Masala House for its summer cooking class series! Get hands on with Maneet Chauhan as she walks you through a culinary journey of inspired dishes using the season's freshest ingredients. You will be paired in a small group to prepare one of five courses, including a mixology course with Chef Chauhan and her team. After the dishes are completed, everyone will sit down and enjoy the fruits of their labor along with beverage pairings.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
The Barbershop Harmony Society Presents: Pitch Perfected at Schermerhorn Symphony Center through Thursday, July 7
International Dance Challenge Competition at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, July 9
Creative Zone: Puppet Making at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, July 7
Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Zephyrs at First Tennessee Park Thursday, July 7 - Saturday, July 9
Leif Shires at Sambuca Thursday, July 7
Laura Leigh Jones EP Release Show at Station Inn Thursday, July 7
Barbers Hop Tapping Party at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Thursday, July 7
Nashville Country Club at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, July 7
Hal Ketchum at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, July 8
Current Events Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Friday, July 8
Family Program: Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, July 8
Music City Commercial Music Extravaganza at Rocketown Friday, July 8
Music at the Frist: Joe Bidewell at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, July 8
The Boxcars at Station Inn Saturday, July 9
A Better World Singing Day: Saturday Night Spectacular & Quartet Finals at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, July 9
A Better World Singing Day: Free Concert Stage & MEGAsing at Walk of Fame Park Saturday, July 9
A Better World Singing Day: Gospel Sing at First Baptist Nashville Saturday, July 9
Make Your Own Nashville Cityscape at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 9
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, July 9
Steve Roper at Sambuca Sunday, July 10
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, July 10
Sean McConnell at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, July 10
Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, July 10
Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Zephyrs at First Tennessee Park Sunday, July 10
Hands On Nashville Summer Camps at Hands On Nashville Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, July 11
New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, July 11
Creative Zone: Puppet Making at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, July 11
Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, July 11
Sixwire & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, July 12
String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music & Puppetry at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, July 12
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, July 12
Friends for Dana Robbins featuring Etta Britt, Tom Hambridge & More at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 13
Charlynn Grace at Sambuca Wednesday, July 13
David Peterson & 1946 at Station Inn Wednesday, July 13
Gretsch Guitar Demonstration: Richard Smith at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, July 13
Weezer & Panic! At The Disco at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Wednesday, July 13
Dream Space: Visualizing the Unseen at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 14
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, July 14
An Evening with Tony Bennett at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15
Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, July 14
Louis C.K. Live at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, July 14
Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Friday, July 15
Sara Siskind at Station Inn Friday, July 15
World Turning Band: Fleetwood Mac Revue with The Tummies at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, July 15
Family Program: Embellished Instruments: Gretsch Style at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, July 15
Maxwell at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, July 15
G-Eazy & Logic: The Endless Summer Tour at Bridgestone Arena Friday, July 15
The Truth Booth at Nashville Public Library Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 16
Hillbilly Casino at Sambuca Saturday, July 16
Fireball Mail at Station Inn Saturday, July 16
The Science of Sport with Mr. Bond & Company at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 16
The Gretsch Sound: A Guitar Pull with Tommy Emmanuel, Eddie Pennington, Joe Robinson & Striking Matches at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 16
Gary Clark, Jr. at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, July 16
Nikki Michelle and The Cosmic Collective at Sambuca Sunday, July 17
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, July 17
Melissa Etheridge at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, July 17
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, July 18
New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, July 18
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, July 18
Morning Concert featuring the Providence Pipes at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, July 19
98 Degrees at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, July 19
Brand New & Modest Mouse at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday, July 19
The Honeycutters CD Release Show at Station Inn Wednesday, July 20
Live Music Wednesday at Rock Bottom Rooftop Wednesday, July 20
Rhythm & Boots: Mickey Guyton with Brett Young at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, July 20
Garbage at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, July 20
Hillsong United at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, July 20
Wine on the Roof at Watermark Wednesday, July 20
The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, July 20
Need Stress Relief?
Want a summer pick-me-up? Look no further than downtown. Downtown has twelve businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy.
Express Bus Service to Airport
Traveling by air this summer? 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.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown July 6 - 20, 2016 include Barbershop Harmony Society (7,500, July 4 - 10), APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities (800, July 10 - 14), and Church of God International Offices (18,000, July 14 - 22). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.