News & Information
New Restaurant: Cerveza Jack's!
135 2nd Ave N. 615-942-7733. Cerveza Jack's features traditional Mexican food, casual cocktails and a fun environment. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and drinks and is a great option for both locals and visitors alike. Hours of operation are Sunday - Wednesday, 11:00 am - midnight and Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 am.
New Restaurant: Fin & Pearl!
1201 Demonbreun. 211 12th Ave S. 615-577-6688. Fin & Pearl is an ocean to table restaurant focusing on sustainably caught seafood. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Fin & Pearl also showcases an Ocean Raw Bar along with carefully curated beer, wine and cocktail menus. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 10:00 pm; Friday, 7:30 am - 1!:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:00 pm; and Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.
New Pet Care Store: EarthWise Pet!
Terra House Apartments. 66 Hermitage Ave. 615-787-3100. EarthWise Pet offers premium and all natural pet products to owners. Other services include a state of the art grooming spa and product home delivery. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Events This Week
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $45 - $52.50
Nashville's all-American holiday tradition celebrates its eighth anniversary. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary official Red Ryder carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle."
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $35 - $125
In this two-hour program, the Grammy Award-winning husband and wife team will present cherished Christmas standards as well as newer seasonal songs. This show will be presented weekly until Christmas.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $15 - $100
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME! It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show on Earth. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals. It’s time to stir the imagination of your family.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: THE WESTIN NASHVILLE FREE
If you have a passion for people and service and you're looking for a great new job opportunity, The Westin Nashville would like to meet you! Attend The Westin Nashville Job Fair this Thursday, December 8 from 11 am - 4 pm. Various positions are available including restaurant servers, bartenders, cooks, room attendants, guest service representatives, engineers, spa coordinators, spa supervisor and more. Valet parking provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Erin at 629-800-5044.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 12:15 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
In this talk, Curator of History Rob DeHart will take attendees on a tour through Christmases past. Featuring unique holiday items from as far back as the 19th century, you'll learn how these past cultures expressed themselves during this festive time of year. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk. Christmas cookies will be provided! The event will take place on B Level of the museum in front of the stage and will last about 30 minutes.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 10 AM - NOON
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE TO ATTEND
Bring the little ones for a special breakfast with Santa at the Nashville Farmers' Market on Saturday, December 10. City Farm Company will serve a kid-friendly biscuit breakfast with fun toppings and fillings out of the Grow Local Kitchen from 10 am - noon. Storytime will take place around the Christmas tree in the Market House at 11:30 am. Come early and snap your own photo with Santa, and then shop for handmade gifts and fresh farm food inside the Market House and under the Farm Sheds.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, NOON - 10 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS FREE
Tennessee Brew Works is celebrating its third anniversary! This holiday-themed bash will feature brews (including special releases), beer-inspired cuisine, live music and more.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 4 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE
Come and join in this traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols as Christ Church Cathedral traces in music and Scripture the story of prophecy and fulfillment, from the foretelling of the coming of Christ, through Advent and the Annunciation, to the incarnation of God's promise in the birth of the Savior. This event will feature the Cathedral Choir and Senior Choristers under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, canon for music, and Michael Gebhart, assistant organist and choirmaster.
Come home for the holidays to First Baptist Nashville as they celebrate the Christ of Christmas with Point of Grace and their Home for the Holidays tour on Sunday, December 11. This harmonious female trio has been honored with three Grammy nominations, 27 No. 1 songs and 13 Dove Awards, Christian music’s highest honor. Their 13 albums, more than seven million in distribution, with multiple platinum and gold certifications, make them one of the Top 10 artists in the history of contemporary Christian music.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION
In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations, the Frist Center presents “Food for Thought: Exploring Your World Through Three Cultural Moments,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations presented by Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators and other members of the Nashville community. This event is free with advance registration (lunch and gallery admission included). The focus of this lecture is Frist exhibit "Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors."
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, MONDAY - FRIDAY, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN HAIR SALON
Save 20% on all gift certificate purchases at Downtown Hair Salon! Each certificate includes a free deep conditioning and scalp massage. Call 615-248-8390 to purchase.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Toy Donations to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Thomas W. Nabors DDS Monday, November 21 - Thursday, December 15
Michael W. Smith: The Spirit of Christmas with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, December 7
Keeps at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, December 7
The Jezabels at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, December 7
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, December 7
Wade Bowen at City Winery Wednesday, December 7
Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, December 7
Winter Mini Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, December 7
Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 7
Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 7
Justin Adams' Ugly Sweater Christmas Concert at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 7
Beer & Hymns: Carols at Mercy Lounge Thursday, December 8
Thank You Scientist at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, December 8
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, December 8
Jason Eskridge & Classik Levin Present Celebration of Elves at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 8
Christmas with Jennifer Nettles & the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 8
Music at the Frist: Ronny Criss & Friends at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 8
Word Art Poetry Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 8
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, December 8
Holiday String Swing at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 9 - Saturday, December 10
The Nashville Christmas Pageant with Family Force 5 at Rocketown Friday, December 9
Arc & Stones at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, December 9
Fly Golden Eagle at Mercy Lounge Friday, December 9
#BasicFriday Dance Party with Spice J & Brady at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, December 9
Cowboy: Scott Boyer & Tommy Talton at City Winery Friday, December 9
Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, December 9
Opry at the Ryman: Terri Clark, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 9
Film Series: Samurai & Cinema at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 9
Coffee, Country, Cody & Christmas at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, December 9
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, December 9
Resurrection: A Journey Tribute at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 9
The Music of One Tree Hill: Kate Voegele & Tyler Hilton at 12th & Porter Friday, December 9
The Word Alive at Rocketown Saturday, December 10
Biggie vs. 2Pac at Mercy Lounge Saturday, December 10
Rock by the Sea: Christmas with Radio Birds, Steve Everett & More at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, December 10
Tennessee Muscle Candy Tribute to Led Zeppelin at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, December 10
David Wax Museum at 12th & Porter Saturday, December 10
Holiday Road: Seasonal Sounds from the Silver Screen at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 10
Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, Jo Dee Messina, Ricky Skaggs & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 10
Figure Drawing at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 10
Songwriter Session: Hugh Prestwood at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 10
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, December 10
Boswell's Christmas Party with The Saturns & San Rafael Band at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, December 10
Andrew Peterson & Special Guests at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 11 - Monday, December 12
Champagne Jam with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, December 11
92Q The Gospel Show Holiday Brunch with Connie Denell at City Winery Sunday, December 11
SHEL at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, December 11
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, December 11
Holiday Concert with the Grand Old Dulcimer Club at Nashville Public Library Sunday, December 11
Photos with Santa at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 11
Home Free: A Country Christmas Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, December 11
Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos at Nissan Stadium Sunday, December 11
Nashville Drummer's Jam 9 at Cannery Ballroom Monday, December 12
Grateful Mondays with Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, December 12
Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers at City Winery Monday, December 12
Elizabeth Lyons at 12th & Porter Monday, December 12
Lecture: A Park System Like No Other at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 12
Lunchtime Meditation for Stress Relief at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 12
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, December 12
Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, December 12
Yoga on the Bridge at The Bridge Building Tuesday, December 13
Mr. Steve Grape Jam at City Winery Tuesday, December 13
J. Human & Sinclair at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, December 13
Mercy Ho Ho Holiday-Palooza at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, December 13
Twang Tuesdays with Rich Mahan & The Tangled Hearts at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, December 13
Gale Mayes Presents A Classic Christmas at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 13
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 13
Opry at the Ryman: Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Phil Vassar & More at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 13
Music Production Sessions at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 13
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, December 13
Amy Grant & Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 14 - Thursday, December 15
Luxury Prestige: Holiday Showcase at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, December 14
Nashville's Newest Rock Revivals with Mercy Trigger & Denman at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, December 14
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, December 14
Home for the Holidays: Wine Tasting at City Winery Wednesday, December 14
Rock for Tots at 12th & Porter Wednesday, December 14
Winter Mini Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, December 14
The Mike Chapman Memorial Concert with The G Men & Special Guests at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 14
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 14
2nd Wednesday Book Club: All Things Cease to Appear at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 14
Network After Work at The Pub Nashville Wednesday, December 14
A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, December 14
Express Bus Service to Airport
Traveling by air this holiday season? 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 additional route information.
Do you have guests coming into town for the holidays? Help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City. Browse our online hotel map to find the option closest to any venue of your choice. Everything you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Large groups and events (300+) that are downtown December 7 - December 21, 2016 include Bridgestone (350, December 5 - 7), Harland Clarke (340, December 5 - 9), Hospitality Performance Network (320, December 5 - 9), Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (700, December 11 - 13), and Tennessee Law Institute (600, December 12 - 14). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.