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Please Note: Road Closures!
Demonbreun Street, eastbound lane and turning lane between 6th and 8th Avenues, will be closed for approximately sixty days. No public access will be allowed in the westbound lanes between 6th and 8th Avenues, except for outbound traffic from the Bridgestone Arena garage and the First Baptist parking lots, for approximately three weeks. Westbound traffic will reopen normally on November 5, 2010. 4th Avenue North, northbound lane and on-street parking, is closed north of the Korean Veterans Boulevard and 4th Avenue intersection. 5th Avenue is now completely open for normal traffic. Click here for more information and a map.
Events This Week
102.9 the Buzz presents this concert featuring performances by The Gruesome Twosome, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper, and the Murderdolls. Prior to the concert, a costume contest at Free Will Tattoo on 2nd Avenue from 4 - 6 pm. The top ten contestants from this contest will be judged by Rob Zombie. The winner receives lifetime tickets to future Rob Zombie concerts.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live is a state-of-the-art production featuring music, singing, dancing and animation. The show is an interactive experience that offers audience members of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life. Hip-hop legend Biz Markie will teach kids how to beat box with "Biz's Beat of the Day."
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 7 PM ON THURSDAY, 8 PM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $35 - $85
Soloist Louis Lortie will join the Nashville Symphony orchestra to perform Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, one of the most challenging piano pieces in the repertoire. Also on the program are Mozart’s Linz Symphony and the prelude to Wagner’s expansive opera Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 7 PM - 2 AM
LOCATION: WHISKEY BENT SALOON $20
Raising awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension, on behalf of Sid Yochim, 30-year member of The Charlie Daniels Band, this benefit features a long list of live music performances. Donate $20 at the door, and enjoy live music including: Bruce Brown and Charlie Hayward from the The Charlie Daniels Band, Henry Paul and The Outlaws, Bonnie Bramlett, Danny Shirley from Confederate Railroad, Tommy Crain, The Winters Brothers, Scott Boyer, Jack Pearson, Darren Brothers, Jennifer Friend and Trevor Finlay, Jack Gavin, Robin Majors, Danny Curran, Sydney and Tucker Yochim, and surprise guests.
Shop "under the stars" at the first-ever Night Market! Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, warm beverages from merchants, live music, free samples, and much more. Merchants and farm vendors in attendance include JD Country Milk, Hill & Hollow Farm, Triple L Ranch, Provence Breads, Noble Springs Dairy, Percy's Pantry, The Sweet Stash, Further Foods, Gardens of Babylon, Walnut Hills, Swafford Farms, Moose Head Kettle Corn, Barnes Produce, Hardy's Produce, Robertson's Produce, and Fleur de Lis Flavors. This event will be held in the farm sheds, weather permitting.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The "ghost trail" through the museum features prizes and crafts. At stops along the trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee's past, including those of the Bell Witch and the Cherokee spirit, Spearfinger. The most famous resident on the trail is the museum's 3,600 year-old Egyptian mummy. The trail concludes at the tall tales stage where professional storytellers will relate stories about Tennessee. Complimentary refreshments. Costumes are encouraged. Haunted Museum visitors may park for free in the state employee parking lots, north and west of the State Capitol.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 8 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: HILTON PARK
The course and race details are kept secret until the start of this urban adventure race. Teams of four to six will run-bike-eat/skate-trek-climb-paddle around downtown Nashville. A half oyster is also an option. Teams consist of three players.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, TUES - THURS 7:30 PM; FRI 8 PM; SAT 2 PM, 8 PM; SUN 1 PM, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $32.50 - $72.50
Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming, 1960's singing girl group and their adventure into the famous life. It's a production of Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City, and full of drama and entertainment. Music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger, and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Even.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $50
The 24th Annual Progressive Party begins at the Hard Rock Cafe (100 Broadway), continues to the Ryman Alley (between 4th and 5th Avenues), and ends at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place (150 3rd Avenue South). Tickets include complimentary parking, delicious food from downtown restaurants, wine and beer. Plus, musical entertainment at each stop. Mayor Karl Dean will receive the 2010 Spirit of The DISTRICT Award. The celebrity host for the evening is Kix Brooks. Purchase tickets in advance online or buy at the event by arriving at the Hard Rock Cafe by 7 pm (before the party progresses to the second location). Proceeds from this event go to support The DISTRICT's holiday decorations and other projects.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
To Kill a Mockingbird at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Through Saturday, October 30
Menopause The Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Through Saturday, October 23
Halloween Hootenanny at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, October 20
Don Williams at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 20 - Thursday, October 21
KidKraft: Make a Mask at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, October 20
John Carter Showcase at 12th & Porter Wednesday, October 20
The Congress at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, October 20
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 21
Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, October 21 - Saturday, October 23
Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 21
Cheers 4 Children at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, October 21
Sister Hazel at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 21
Blackberry Smoke at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 21
Freddie Way at 12th & Porter Thursday, October 21
InsideOut of the Lunch Box at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 21
Brothers' Rockin' Broadway at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, October 21
103.3 WKDF Bra Bash at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, October 21
Nashville Ghost Tours at Nashville City Center Friday, October 22
Joe Robinson - Australia's Got Talent Winner at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, October 22
Trial By Fire Journey Tribute at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, October 22
The Long Players perform John Lennon's Imagine at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 22
Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State University at LP Field Saturday, October 23
Family Program: Musical Petting Zoo with Instrument Demonstration at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 23
Nashville Ghost Tours at Nashville City Center Saturday, October 23
Shaun Murphy CD Release: Trouble With Lovin' at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, October 23
The Steeldrivers at Station Inn Saturday, October 23
10th Annual Haunted Museum at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, October 23
Scalawags at Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Saturday, October 23
Perry Danos in Soul'd Out From Las Vegas at Vegas Showroom and Music Hall Saturday, October 23
Nashville Oyster Urban Adventure Race at Hilton Park Saturday, October 23
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, October 24
Cheaper to Keep Her at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, October 24
Cheersport Nashville Grand Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, October 24
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Sunday, October 24
After The Fire Is Gone at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, October 24
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, October 25
Brinley Addington with Elenowen, Cheryl LuQuire and Joey Hyde at 12th & Porter Monday, October 25
Trace Atkins and The Invite at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, October 25
Dreamgirls at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, October 26 - Sunday, October 31
The Billy Block Show at The Rutledge Tuesday, October 26
Anna Kaelin Showcase at 12th & Porter Tuesday, October 26
Writers' Night at Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Tuesday, October 26
The DISTRICT Progressive Party at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, October 27
Jeff Allen at The Rutledge Wednesday, October 27
Dance Performance by Company Rose: Bittersweet Souvenirs at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, October 28
Barktober at Downtown YMCA Thursday, October 28
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 28
Nashville Ballet presents Swan Lake at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31
The Avett Brothers at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 29 - Saturday, October 30
Nashville Ghost Tours at Nashville City Center Friday, October 29
Dr. ST Kimbrough, Jr. performs Sweet Singer at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, October 29
November Voodoo Halloween Party with Adalene at 12th & Porter Friday, October 29
Freaky Friday Halloween Party at Cannery Ballroom Friday, October 29
Paris Delane and His Insane Band at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, October 29
Very Scary Halloween with Jeffrey Steele at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 30
Interview and performance: Marshall Chapman discusses They Came to Nashville at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 30
Dr. ST Kimbrough, Jr. lectures on "Lyrical Theology" at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, October 30
ITVS Community Cinema: Reel Injun at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 30
Nightmare In Music City at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, October 30
Jeffrey Steele Halloween Party at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 30
30 Seconds to Mars with Special Guest New Politics at Rocketown Sunday, October 31
4th Annual Halloween Bash with Spazmatics at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, October 31
Mumford & Sons at War Memorial Auditorium Monday, November 1
John Mellencamp at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 3
Titans Commuter Options
If you are attending Sunday's Tennessee Titans game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, there are a number of great parking and commuter options. Parking is only $10 in the Metro Courthouse Garage located just across the Woodland Street Bridge, our interactive downtown parking map provides information on Titans game-day rates, and the Music City Star is an option.
Hungry? Downtown Dining Options
Did you know that downtown Nashville has over 160 restaurants? Browse our interactive online dining map to find an option near you. You can also narrow your search by cuisine type. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Large groups and events that are downtown October 20 - November 3 include Logan's Roadhouse (375, October 22 - 28) and International Smart Tan Network (3,000, October 22 - 24). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782.
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