News & Information
New Hotel: Thompson Nashville Hotel!
401 11th Ave S. 615-262-6000. New luxury boutique hotel, located in The Gulch, opens Thursday, October 20.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, THURSDAY & FRIDAY: 7:30 PM; SATURDAY: 7 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $28 - $68
Nashville Ballet presents an experimental take on Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in collaboration with ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. Unearth the wickedness of human nature as Macbeth embarks on a power-hungry quest for the throne. No one is safe as he spins an intricate web of murder, greed and deceit—not even himself. But is he truly in command of his own fate? Or are three witches in the background really pulling the strings? First presented in workshop form during 2013’s "Emergence," "Something Wicked" comes this way just in time for Halloween.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 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, OCTOBER 21, 5 PM - 8 PM &
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
Relax and unwind at a special Halloween-themed Night Market on Friday, October 21! Enjoy a Halloween soul dance party, seasonal cocktails, wine, craft beer, local artisan booths, a pumpkin carving competition, plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants and more. Plus, food trucks and other vendors will be outside under the Farm Sheds. Night Market will kick off Nashville Farmers' Market's annual Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 22. Enjoy fun kids' activities, fall recipe chef demonstrations, an all-ages pumpkin pastry baking contest, live music, and the largest selection of fall apples, pumpkins, mums and greens in Middle Tennessee. Costumes encouraged.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $50 - $70
The Nashville Predators Foundation’s second annual Hot Shots Hot Chicken, Whiskey and Bourbon Festival! Hot Shots will bring together Middle Tennessee’s best hot chicken restaurants and bourbon and whiskey from both locally and nationally known distilleries for a fun afternoon in support of the Nashville Predators Foundation. In addition to enjoying unlimited bourbon and whiskey tastings, guests will enjoy a Hot Shots Viewing Party as the Nashville Predators take on the Red Wings in Detroit. Two different ticket packages available: Hot Shots Food & Drink (includes chicken and unlimited whiskey and bourbon tastings, $70) and Hot Shots Food Only (includes chicken only, $50). Both packages include a complimentary water on the day of the event and a voucher for an Upper Bowl ticket to either the November 8 vs. Ottawa or November 10 vs. St. Louis games.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, PRE-WALK FESTIVITIES: 5:30 PM; WALK: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE
Each year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society holds its Light The Night Walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The thousands of participants carry illuminated lanterns and raise funds for patient services and research for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This year, Nashville will hold its 14th annual Light The Night Walk, which is 1.3 miles and features local mascots, food, music, fireworks, team photos and children’s activities. Walk participants can go at a leisurely pace, easily completing the walk in less than an hour. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Roads along this course will be closed beginning at 7:30 pm and are rolling closures. All roads will re-open by 8:30 pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 10 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $65
Following the Light the Night Walk at Nissan Stadium, join Charles Esten of "Nashville" and several of his musician friends for a special show at 3rd and Lindsley. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, REGISTRATION 7:30 AM; WALK: 9 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE
Join the fight against breast cancer in this 4.5-mile, non-competitive fundraising walk benefiting the American Cancer Society. This walk honors and celebrates breast cancer survivors and supports the organization’s mission to save lives by finding cures and fighting back against the disease. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Roads along this course will be closed from as early as 6 am until as late as noon on Saturday, October 22. Roads impacted include Korean Veterans Boulevard, 2nd Avenue South, Broadway, Rosa Parks Boulevard, James Robertson Parkway, Church Street, 2nd Avenue North, Union Street, Woodland Street and surrounding Nissan Stadium streets.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
Tennessee State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am - 2 pm. The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including those of the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb and many other scary tales.
The sixth annual Hands on Creativity is a two-day, family-friendly event allowing attendees to explore and learn all about art materials and how to use them. The event will feature more than 30 tables of free demonstrations as well as workshops, samples, door prizes and more.
The entire community is invited to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to enjoy free musical performances all day long and into the night. The 11th annual Free Day of Music will feature more than 20 musical acts throughout the day on four stages performing classical, country, rock, jazz, world music and much more. Plus, there will be a kids' zone from 1 pm - 4 pm featuring an instrument petting zoo, crafts and more.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 3 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM $20 - $55 GENERAL ADMISSION; $100 VIP
The sixth annual Nashville Beer Festival celebrates all things Music City! Tickets include unlimited tastings of more than 150 brews, wines and spirits, access to the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, a souvenir sample glass, a merchant underground with more than 25 unique boutiques and giveaways, and more. Use code "cupid" for $5 off the ticket price. Be sure to get your tickets in advance; this event sells out each year.
Garth Brooks will play a free concert at Ascend Amphitheater on Monday, October 24 as a part of a state-sponsored celebration to honor his career achievements, including seven diamond-certified albums. To find out how you can get free tickets, you must follow "Tennessee" on Snapchat.
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum will host a ceremony and concert for its 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees. The 2016 Inductees include Lou Bradley, Garth Brooks & The G-Men, Don Felder, Mark Miller, Jerry Reed, Allen Reynolds, Ron 'Snake' Reynolds, Sigma Sound Studio Rhythm Section, Ricky Skaggs and Joe Tarsia. Plus, Peter Frampton, Steve Wariner, Bruce Hornsby and more will perform. This show will be a chance to see some of the most incredible and iconic musicians play together on one stage for one night only. Video packages celebrate each inductee while special guests will be on hand to induct them into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 7 PM
LOCATION: ACME FEED & SEED $10
Join Acme Feed & Seed on Wednesday, October 26 for another round of Acme Unplugged presented by Wrangler Western. Every month, gather in The Hatchery to celebrate the real people behind some of music biggest hits—the songwriters themselves. This month will feature John & Jacob with The Shuggah Pies.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
20/20 Gallery Sale at Corvidae Collective Saturday, October 1 - Thursday, October 20
Phish at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday, October 18 - Wednesday, October 19
Rent—20th Anniversary Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, October 18 - Sunday, October 23
oPHISHcial Pre-Party & After-Party at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, October 18 - Wednesday, October 19
Arts Appetizer: Rent—20th Anniversary Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 19
An Evening with Bob Weir at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 19
The Stolen Faces Play the Music of The Grateful Dead: Unofficial After-Party for Bob Weir & Phish at City Winery Wednesday, October 19
Fight the Wright Fight: Silent Auction Benefiting Nicole Wright at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, October 19
Radio Romance & The New Nashville at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 20
Jerry Jacobs at Legends Corner Thursday, October 20
Blue Honey at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, October 20
Blues Connection at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, October 20
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, October 20
Creative Zone: Dancing Dragons at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, October 20 - Friday, October 21
Matt Schumacher Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, October 20
Spoken Word Poetry Workshop at Nashville Public Library Thursday, October 20
Natalie Hemby at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, October 20
Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, October 20
Opry Country Classics: Lorrie Morgan, TG Sheppard & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 20
Phil Vassar at City Winery Thursday, October 20
Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers at Station Inn Thursday, October 20
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, October 20
Islands at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 20
The Revivalists at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, October 20
Beer & Hymns at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 20
Bizz & Everyday People at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, October 21
Boot-Scootin Charity Concert for Fallen Firefighters at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, October 21
Painting Class: Nude at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, October 21
Cort Carpenter at Legends Corner Friday, October 21
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, October 21
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, October 21
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, October 21
Tiffany Johnson at Sambuca Friday, October 21 - Saturday, October 22
Anthony Hamilton at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, October 21
Bill Burr at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 21
Music at the Frist: Grant Ferris at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 21
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 21
Clayton Anderson at 12th & Porter Friday, October 21
The Aquaducks Album Release Show at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, October 21
Warren Stone at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, October 21
Bear Hands at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 21
Blue October at Cannery Ballroom Friday, October 21
Roland White Band at Station Inn Friday, October 21
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, October 22
Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, October 22
Painting Class: Splatter Guitar at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, October 22
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, October 22
Vandy Homecoming@Agenda at Agenda Saturday, October 22
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, October 22
Nashville Party Connection presents The Saturday Night House Party at The Stillery Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, October 22
Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, October 22
Restless Heart at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 22
Trailer Park Boys at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 22
Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 22
Songwriter Session: Bill Anderson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 22
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, October 22
Library Pete & Friends at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 22
Vaud & The Villains at 12th & Porter Saturday, October 22
Way Up Dance Party with Coach & DJ Rod at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, October 22
Mac Miller at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, October 22
Music City Big Break at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 22
Fireball Mail at Station Inn Saturday, October 22
Scat Springs at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, October 23
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, October 23
Painting Class: Walk in the Woods at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, October 23
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, October 23
Amanda Daughtry at Second Fiddle Sunday, October 23
Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, October 23
J. Curly & The Deal at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, October 23
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, October 23
Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, October 23
Charlie Puth at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 23
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium Sunday, October 23
Fiddle & Hammered Dulcimer Demonstration: Craig Duncan at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, October 23
NaNoWriMo Plot-In: National Novel Writing Month at Nashville Public Library Sunday, October 23
Willie Watson & Aoife O'Donovan at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, October 23
Rooney at 12th & Porter Sunday, October 23
Dar Williams Celebrates Mortal City's 20th Anniversary at City Winery Sunday, October 23
MewithoutYou at Mercy Lounge Sunday, October 23
Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Sunday, October 23
The Devil Wears Prada at Rocketown Monday, October 24
Painting Class: Monogram Pumpkins at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, October 24
Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, October 24
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, October 24
Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, October 24
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, October 24
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, October 24
The Hedliners with Zach Neil at Robert's Western World Monday, October 24
Alex Michael Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, October 24
Alessia Cara at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 24
Studio Photography & Graphic Design at Nashville Public Library Monday, October 24
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, October 24
Musicians Corner presents Paul Simon 75th Birthday Tribute Concert at City Winery Monday, October 24
Tegan and Sara at Cannery Ballroom Monday, October 24
Lipstick at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, October 24
Grateful Mondays with Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, October 24
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, October 25
Palisades at Rocketown Tuesday, October 25
Painting Class: Abstract Golden Trees at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, October 25
Chad Bearden Band at Legends Corner Tuesday, October 25
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, October 25
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, October 25
Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, October 25
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, October 25
Grant Garland Trio at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, October 25
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, October 25
Adam Rausche Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, October 25
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, October 25
Yoga on the Bridge at The Bridge Building Tuesday, October 25
Il Divo at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, October 25
Story Time at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 25
Eric Hutchinson at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, October 25
Timeflies at 12th & Porter Tuesday, October 25
Peter Moon at Sambuca Tuesday, October 25
Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, October 25
No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, October 25
Free OnStage Event: Voilà Viola! at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, October 26
GriZ at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 26
Thirsty? Happy Hour Options
Take advantage of downtown drink specials! There are tons of happy hours to choose from each day in downtown Nashville. Check out our complete list of happy hour offerings and head to one of these restaurants or bars soon!
Be Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park for free at Nissan Stadium Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details. (Tip: You don't have to attend an event at the arena to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the event dates listed on the BEEP website).
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown October 19 - November 2 include American Bankers Association (1,400, October 12 - 19), Tennessee Hospital Association (900, October 18 - 21), SouthComm/Firehouse Expo (7,500, October 18 - 22), Morgan Stanley (650, October 22 - 25), Tennessee Department of Education - LEAD Conference (2,500, October 23 - 26), HealthStream (1,000, October 26 - 29), Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (800, October 26 - 28), Career Exploration Fair (5,000, October 27), Wizard World - Nashville Comic Con (800, November 2 - 6), and CMA Awards (15,000, November 2). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.