Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


News & Information

New restaurant: Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint!
410 4th Avenue S. 615-288-0880. This local BBQ restaurant's fourth Middle Tennessee location is in SoBro. Menu items include pork shoulder, beef brisket, smoked turkey, smoked chicken, redneck tacos and much more. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 11 am to 10 pm.


Events This Week


Street Food Thursdays


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.


Live on the Green: Andra Day

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 6:30 PM - 11 PM

The season opener for the eighth annual concert series! This series brings local and national artists to the stage in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers and water bottles are welcome at this free four-week concert series. The lineup for Thursday, August 11 includes White Denim, Allen Stone and Andra Day as the headliner. $10 parking is available in the Metro Courthouse parking garage, located directly below the park. Or, take advantage of free bicycle parking.‚Äč VIP Lounge ($75) and VIP Backstage ($150) tickets are available.

Please note: road closures associated with this event. 

- James Robertson Parkway (3rd Avenue North to Public Square parking entrance): one lane (eastbound traffic) will be closed beginning at 9 am, with the exception of 4 pm - 6 pm
- Union Street (3rd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North): one lane (westbound traffic) will be closed beginning at 9 am
- Woodland Street Bridge (Union Street to Nissan Stadium parking lots): at the discretion of Metro Police Department, one lane (westbound traffic) will be closed for use by pedestrian traffic beginning at approximately 4 pm - 5 pm
- Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed beginning at 1 pm
- 3rd Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Union Street) will be closed beginning at 9 am


Vision: The Fine Art Photography of Benjamin Walls


Join internationally recognized artist Benjamin Walls as he presents “Vision," a program about conceiving what’s truly possible in art, design, business and life. Walls will incorporate the background story behind his most awarded works and share a glimpse of his vision for interior design, philanthropy, business and his artwork. The talk will be followed by a tour of his solo exhibit "Through Appalachian Eyes: The Fine Art Photography of Benjamin Walls" in the Changing Galleries.


An Art Deco Affair


Come celebrate the glamour and luxury of the Jazz Age with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a chance to view "Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975" and "Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise." Guests are encouraged to wear black and white. All proceeds support the care of the Frist Center’s historic art deco building.


Making a Murderer's Dean Strang & Jerry Buting: A Conversation on Justice


Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defense attorneys for Steven Avery in the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer," will come to TPAC on their "A Conversation on Justice" tour. The event will feature Strang and Buting in conversation about the Avery case and its broader implications, as well as a discussion on the larger topic of the American criminal justice system. The night will also feature a Q&A portion and the opportunity for the audience to address questions directly to Strang and Buting.


Yoga on the Bridge


Yoga on the Bridge takes place on Tuesdays at the Cumberland River Center, located on the third floor of The Bridge Building. This lunchtime yoga session will rejuvenate your mind and body with an hour of vinyasa flow. This all-levels class overlooks one of the most spectacular views of the Cumberland River. Classes are held outside under the pavilion in Cumberland Park depending on weather.


Courtyard Concerts: Riders in the Sky

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

The library's hit music series continues. Bring a lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 4. Riders in the Sky will perform on Tuesday, August 16. Two-time Grammy-winning favorites Riders in the Sky have been living life the cowboy way for 38 years. They’re keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. They revive and revitalize the genre, yet remain true to the integrity of Western music; they are now modern-day icons. You won’t want to miss their mix of Western music and wacky humor.


Wine on the Roof


Watermark is bringing the world’s finest wines to The Gulch with this event. Hosted on the third Wednesday of the month through September, each evening offers a tantalizing mix of wines and flavors. With four to five different wines representing a different country/region, you’ll get a rich offering of tastes. Plus, light appetizers will be provided. Tickets are available for $50 per person. Wine on the Roof guests can also dine at Watermark on the night of the event for a 15% discount. Call 615-254-2000 for tickets.



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Guitar-B-Que featuring Kip Moore & Friends at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Wednesday, August 10

Official Live on the Green After Party at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, August 11

Patton James & The Synchromatics at Sambuca Thursday, August 11

Rooftop Randall Daze at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Thursday, August 11

Jim Gaffigan at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, August 11

Jimi Hendrix & The Who performed by Red Wine Hangover & The Shazam at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 11

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, August 11

The Chris Weaver Band at Sambuca Friday, August 12 - Saturday, August 13

Larry Frick & Two Way Crossing at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, August 12 - Saturday, August 13

Nashville Sounds vs. Reno Aces at First Tennessee Park Friday, August 12 - Saturday, August 13

Code of the Hills at Station Inn Friday, August 12

Cinderella at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 12

Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, August 13

Wings Denied at Rocketown Saturday, August 13

Nashville Amazing Pet Expo at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, August 13 - Sunday, August 14

Acoustic Brunch at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, August 13 - Sunday, August 14

Elvis vs. Cash at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 13

An Art Deco Affair at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, August 13

Poets & Prophets: Salute to Songwriter to Shane McAnally at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 13

Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers at Nissan Stadium Saturday, August 13

Nikki Michelle & The Cosmic Collective at Sambuca Sunday, August 14

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, August 14

Juliette Lewis at 12th & Porter Sunday, August 14

Barely a 4K at Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom Sunday, August 14

Banjo Demonstration: Ned Luberecki at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 14

The Gipsy Kings at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, August 14

Nashville Sounds vs. Reno Aces at First Tennessee Park Sunday, August 14

Drake Summer Sixteen Tour with Future & Special Guests at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, August 14

Signing Story Time at Nashville Public Library Monday, August 15

Senior Mondays at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, August 15

Nashville Sounds vs. Reno Aces at First Tennessee Park Monday, August 15

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones at City Winery Tuesday, August 16

Mo Zowayed at 12th & Porter Tuesday, August 16

We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered at Hard Rock Cafe Tuesday, August 16

Guy Clark Celebration at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, August 16

Nashville Sounds vs. Tacoma Rainiers at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, August 16

Ultimate Storytime featuring Thomas Sanders at Rocketown Tuesday, August 16

Dixie Chicks at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, August 17

Nashville Sounds vs. Tacoma Rainiers at First Tennessee Park Wednesday, August 17

Yacht Rock Revival at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, August 17

Steven Tyler at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, August 17

Open Studio in Audio Production at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 17

Team Green Nutrition Workshop at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, August 17

Delbert McClinton at City Winery Thursday, August 18

THENVOY at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 18

Rory Huffman & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, August 18

Official Live on the Green After Party at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, August 18

Al Green & The Hard Times at Sambuca Thursday, August 18

Nashville Sounds vs. Tacoma Rainiers at First Tennessee Park Thursday, August 18 - Friday, August 19

Modern Measure at 12th & Porter Thursday, August 18

Suzy Bogguss at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 18

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, August 18

Black Music Honors: Celebrate the Soul at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, August 18

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, August 18

Live on the Green: Jenny Lewis at Public Square Thursday, August 18

PØPNITE at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 19

Fireball Mail at Station Inn Friday, August 19

Tiffany Johnson at Sambuca Friday, August 19

Hunter Dumped Us Here at Rocketown Friday, August 19

Broseph E. Lee & Holland Marie at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, August 19

PBR at Bridgestone Arena Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August 20

Butch Walker at Cannery Ballroom Friday, August 19

Art After Dark: Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, August 19

Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, August 19

John Jackson & The Rhythm Rockers at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 19

Larry Williams at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, August 19

Official Umphrey’s McGee After Show featuring Zoogma & Special Guests at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 20

Umphrey's McGee at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, August 20

Bill Maher at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, August 20

Demonstration: Newcomb Pottery Techniques at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, August 20

Songwriter Session: Rodney Clawson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 20

Tennessee Titans vs. Carolina Panthers at Nissan Stadium Saturday, August 20

Fall Vegetable Gardening at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 20

Jazz on the Cumberland at Cumberland Park Sunday, August 21

Bass Demonstration: Jon Weisberger at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 21

Toto at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, August 21

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, August 22

New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, August 22

Creed Bratton (from The Office): An Evening of Music and Comedy at Mercy Lounge Monday, August 22

Austin John Winkler of Hinder at City Winery Monday, August 22

Willy Tea Taylor, Brian Wright & Andrew Combs at City Winery Tuesday, August 23

Jake Gill at 12th & Porter Tuesday, August 23

Rhythm & Boots: Billy Ray Cyrus with Lucas Hoge at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, August 23

Yoga on the Bridge at The Bridge Building Tuesday, August 23

Courtyard Concerts: Sara Sant'Ambrogio at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, August 23

Whitney Rose at Station Inn Wednesday, August 24

The Wilderness Alive at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 24

Sarah Jane at Sambuca Wednesday, August 24

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

Nashville Art Walk

Create your own custom walking tour of downtown Nashville! Our Nashville Art Walk features over 80 downtown destinations. Curate the tour to one that features places of interest to you: architecture, art, history, music, government and more. A map with distance information and the estimated route time will be generated after you make your selections.

Music City Circuit

Getting around downtown is easy! Hop a ride to the Nashville Farmers' Market for lunch or to shop, catch happy hour in The Gulch, see the newest exhibit at the Frist, attend a concert at the Ryman, check out a Sounds' game ... the possibilities are endless. Music City Circuit makes it easy to travel to destinations around downtown! Click here for the route map. The best part? This service is free.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown August 10 - 24, 2016 include The UPS Store (1,700, August 10 - 14), Accretive Health (525, August 12 - 19), Impact Communications (600, August 18 - 19), and Mega Group USA (800, August 21 - 23). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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