Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    

Events This Week

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 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.

 

Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 6:35 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK $10 - $75

Head to First Tennessee Park for the final game of the Nashville Sounds' regular season as they take on the Iowa Cubs on Thursday, September 1 at 6:35 pm!

 

Live on the Green: Weekend Festival Finale

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, THURSDAY: 5:30 PM - 11 PM; FRIDAY: 5 PM - 11 PM; SATURDAY: 1 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse! This year's Live on the Green is capped with a three-day festival finale with two stages showcasing 25 artists throughout the weekend. Headliners include Young the Giant on Thursday, September 1, Band of Horses on Friday, September 2 and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals on Saturday, September 3. Click here for the complete schedule of performers. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers and water bottles are welcome. $5 parking is available in the Metro Courthouse parking garage, located directly below the park, and at Nissan Stadium. Or, take advantage of free bicycle parking.‚Äč VIP Lounge ($75) and VIP Backstage ($150) tickets are available for Saturday, September 3 only.

Please note: road closures associated with this event.

Wednesday, August 31:
- 3rd Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Union Street): Street will be closed beginning at 6 pm Wednesday, August 31 until early morning Sunday, September 4 following event breakdown

Thursday, September 1:
- James Robertson Parkway (3rd Avenue North to Public Square parking entrance): One lane (eastbound traffic) will be closed beginning at 9 am Thursday, September 1 until early morning Sunday, September 4 following event breakdown. NOTE: This lane will re-open for rush hour traffic from 4 pm - 6 pm Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2.
- Union Street (3rd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North): Two lanes (westbound traffic) will be closed beginning at 9 am Thursday, September 1 until early morning Sunday, September 4 following event breakdown
- Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 4th Avenue North): Street will be closed beginning at 1 pm Thursday, September 1 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department
- Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North): Street will be closed beginning at 2 pm Thursday, September 1 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department
- Woodland Street Bridge (Union Street to Nissan Stadium parking lots): One lane will be closed beginning at 5 pm Thursday, September 1 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department

Friday, September 2:
- Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 4th Avenue North): Street will be closed beginning at 1 pm Friday, September 2 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department
- Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North): Street will be closed beginning at 2 pm Friday, September 2 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department
- Woodland Street Bridge (Union Street to Nissan Stadium parking lots): One lane will be closed beginning at 4 pm Friday, September 2 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department

Saturday, September 3:
- Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 4th Avenue North): Street will be closed beginning at 9 am Saturday, September 3 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department
- Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North): Street will be closed beginning at 10 am Saturday, September 3 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department
- Woodland Street Bridge (Union Street to Nissan Stadium parking lots): One lane will be closed beginning at 1 pm Saturday, September 3 and will re-open that night at the discretion of Metro Nashville Police Department

 

Southern Living #NashvilleNow Weekend

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, TIME VARIES BY DATE

In celebration of Southern Living's 50th anniversary, the magazine and the city of Nashville have teamed up to bring you a weekend of experiences that celebrate the city’s food, fashion, art, and, of course, music. Each event has been curated by Southern Living editors to provide you with an inside look into the authentic happenings in Music City. From gardens tours, culinary events and art galleries to local fashion designers, boutique shopping and songwriters in the round, you'll experience Nashville's distinct creative culture and Southern hospitality. Downtown events include a Hot Chicken & Craft Beer Panel & TastingDinner at Martin's Bar-B-QueChef & Editor Drop-in Brunch and Monday Blues Brunch.

 

Back to the Bridge Mixer

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: JOHN SEIGENTHALER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE $15 - $20

The seventh annual John Merritt Classic "Back to the Bridge" Mixer! The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge will transform into a kick-off party for the Tennessee State University vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions football game, which takes place on Saturday, September 3 at Nissan Stadium. The event will feature live music, dancing, and food and drink vendors.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

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 platforms along 5th Avenue North by Jake Leg Stompers and Kent Burnside, a jazz guitarist. Plus, The Pop-up Puppet Truck and Seed Space present Never at Rest, a mixed media puppet performance at 7 pm and Peggy, Parnassus on Wheels. 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, September 3. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:

40AU
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.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

COOP
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Corvidae Collective
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.

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.

Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

OPEN
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.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

WAG
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

 

Grand Master Fiddler Championship

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 9:45 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM MUSEUM ADMISSION REQUIRED

The Grand Master Fiddler Championship is the premier contest of its kind, with the aim of recognizing the top fiddler in North America. It was held originally in conjunction with CMA’s Fan Fair, from 1972 to 1997, and then was revived in 2005 to coincide with IBMA’s annual World of Bluegrass festival. In 2013, the contest moved to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Past winners such as Mark O’Connor and Jimmy Mattingly went on to hugely successful recording and touring careers. Competition rounds will take place on both days, interspersed with performances by renowned musicians including Kentucky Just Us (Saturday) and Riders in the Sky (Sunday). The winning Grand Master Fiddler Champion will return in 2017 to perform on the Grand Ole Opry and serve as a contest judge.

 

Rewind Music Festival

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, NOON
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $40 - $60

The third annual Rewind Music Festival on Sunday, September 4 features the biggest old school concert in Music City! The event will include Pastor Troy, Adina Howard, Troop, Lenny Williams, Zapp Band, Bruh Man (Reginald Ballard) and DJ Don Juan. Plus, awesome food vendors will be on-site.

 

Courtyard Concerts: Viktor Krauss

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

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. Viktor Krauss will perform on Tuesday, September 6. Krauss found his true calling after witnessing the power and ominous presence of the double bass at a middle school concert. As a presence in Nashville since 1992, he has nearly 500 album credits as either a bassist, composer/songwriter or producer. On tour, he has been Lyle Lovett’s primary bassist since 1994, and has worked with jazz great Bill Frisell, Tom Jones, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon and Jerry Douglas. Guitarist Todd Lombardo and drummer Robert Crawford will join Krauss for this performance.

 

Salon@615: Jacqueline Woodson

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Jacqueline Woodson will discuss her book "Another Brooklyn." 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. To receive a priority spot in the signing line, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books.

 

2nd Annual Empanada Tasting Event

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $20

TPAC will co-host the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Empanada Tasting Event on Wednesday, September 7, when you can explore the flavor, culture and rich diversity of our region’s thriving Latin American community while supporting Latino-owned businesses. With each $20 ticket, you get five empanadas and a soft drink or water. Additional food and drinks will be available from TPAC concessions. Hosted in the lobby of Andrew Jackson Hall, this expanded celebration of Latino culture also will feature Latin music and a special presentation from Studio Tenn’s original production of "Evita."

 

Marine Week Nashville

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6 AM - 10 PM

From Wednesday, September 7 - Sunday, September 11, Marine Week Nashville will feature hands-on static displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, musical performances and other events to showcase the history, military capabilities and community involvement of the Corps. More than 80 free public events will take place across the city. Downtown events include:

- Story Time with the Marines at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 7 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am
- Static Displays at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Wednesday, September 7 - Saturday, September 10 from 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday, September 11 from 9 am - 1 pm
- Opening Celebration with Mayor Megan Barry at Public Square Wednesday, September 7 from 6 pm - 8 pm
- Work out with the Marines at Walk of Fame Park Thursday, September 8 - Saturday, September 10 from 7 am - 8 am
- "Sound Strike" at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, September 8 from 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
- Marine Air-Ground Task Force Show at Riverfront Park Friday, September 9 from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm and Sunday, September 11 from 10:15 am - 11:15 am
- Marine Band San Diego Concert at Riverfront Park Friday, September 9 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- Marine Boot Camp Challenge at Walk of Fame Park Saturday, September 10 from 3 pm - 6 pm
- Parade along Lower Broadway Saturday, September 10 from 5 pm - 6 pm
- "Sound Strike" at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, September 10 from 7 pm - 10 pm
- 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony with Governor Bill Haslam, Mayor Megan Barry and other community leaders at War Memorial Plaza Sunday, September 11 from 9 am - 10 am

Click here for a full list of Marine Week Nashville events and more information.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Official Live on the Green After Party at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, September 1 - Saturday, September 3

Creative Zone: Community Story Quilt at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, September 1

Killer Thrillers Book Club: Honky Tonk Samurai at Nashville Public Library Thursday, September 1

Puss in Boots at Nashville Public Library Friday, September 2

10XP Concert at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, September 2

The Jack Pearson Band at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, September 3

Music in the Morning Featuring I Madrigali at Nashville Public Library Saturday, September 3

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions at Nissan Stadium Saturday, September 3

Demonstration: Newcomb Pottery Techniques at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, September 3

National Beard & Moustache Championships at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, September 3

Creative Zone: Community Story Quilt at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, September 5

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, September 5

Lizzy McAvoy at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, September 6

Marine Week Nashville Wednesday, September 7 - Sunday, September 11

Annual All-Star Tribute to Jerry Reed featuring Steve Wariner & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, September 7

Salon@615: Jacqueline Woodson at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 7

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, September 7

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, September 8

An Evening with Glennon Doyle Melton, in Conversation with Ann Patchett at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, September 8

Music at the Frist: Duette at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, September 8

Signing Story Time at Nashville Public Library Thursday, September 8

Fiona Culley at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, September 8

Nashville Sounds Home Playoffs at First Tennessee Park Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10

Ben Folds with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, September 9

Music at the Frist: East Side Story at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, September 9

Music Production Audio Suite at Nashville Public Library Friday, September 9

Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, September 10

Songwriter Session: Byron Hill at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 10

20 Collaborations in Book Art II Artists' Talk at Nashville Public Library Saturday, September 10

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, September 10

Brian Regan at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, September 10

Elise Davis at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, September 11

Percussion Demonstration: Kenny Malone & Andy May at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, September 11

PLAY! The Art of Mike Schacht Panel Discussion at Nashville Public Library Sunday, September 11

Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium Sunday, September 11

The Kidz Bop Kids at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, September 11

Give Thanks at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, September 11

Boyz II Men with the Nashville Symphony at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Sunday, September 11

Nashville Sounds Home Playoffs at First Tennessee Park Sunday, September 11

Courtyard Concerts: The WannaBeatles at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 13

NPR's Ask Me Another at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, September 13

Arts Appetizer: Evita at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, September 14

2nd Wednesday Book Club: Heat and Light at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 14

Sixwire & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, September 14

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

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Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown August 31 - September 14, 2016 include Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (700, September 5 - 7), US Marine Corps (800, September 5 - 11), North American Trailer Dealers Association (2,000, September 8 - 10) and American Gas Association (800, September 12 - 15). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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