News & Information
New massage therapist: Music City Therapeutic Massage!
162 4th Avenue North #104. 512-731-0890. This new massage option offers clinical massage, relaxation massage, cupping/stretching and foot & calf massage. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm and Saturday, 12:30 pm - 4 pm. Appointments are required and can be made online.
New wedding dress shop: Arzelle's Bridal Chic!
819 2nd Avenue South. 615-327-1020. This bridal shop relocated from West End to downtown. They specialize in wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and mother-of-the-bride dresses. They also sell rehearsal dinner dresses and bridal shower dresses and have menswear options. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 4:00 pm. Bridal appointments are required.
New boot shop: Nashville Boot Co.!
603 8th Avenue South. 615-353-9838. This new shopping option in The Gulch offers a variety of brands including Dan Post, Lucchese, Tony Lama, Ariat, Durango, Abilene, Boulet, and Frye. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 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! This event will take place every other Thursday November through March.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 6 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY PAIRINGS: $250/PERSON
Nashville Wine Auction is hosting its annual Pairings: Nashville’s Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend. Pairings celebrates the notion that exceptional wine elevates delicious food and that delicious food can elevate an exceptional wine. City Winery will host Pairings Gourmet Dinner and Live Auction on February 25.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
LOCATION: THE JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM FREE (RSVP REQUIRED)
The Johnny Cash Museum will host their annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash on Saturday, February 25! Fans will be treated to appearances by Johnny Cash's family members and former band mates in a series of events to celebrate the late singer's 85th birthday. Admission is free this year and includes access to all events (museum admission is not free). If you'd like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Strict limit of two guests per request. First-come, first-served. Limited availability.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with a special Nashville bar crawl! The crawl begins at Pour House Nashville. Tickets include gift cards, drink specials, no cover, a scavenger hunt for prizes, themed giveaways and much more. Registration is from 2 pm - 4 pm at Pour House, and then moves on to the next locations on the crawl.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
Join Nashville Farmers' Market for the third annual CSA Fair to learn how you can support local agriculture this year while also eating delicious local food. This free event offers you a chance to meet local farmers, discuss growing methods, learn harvest schedules, pick-up locations, and access general information on what a CSA program is and how it supports our local agriculture. Plus, there will be food trucks and 14 locally owned restaurants inside the Market House. Enjoy locally crafted beer at The Picnic Tap, or seasonal cocktails and Tennessee wine at the cash bar. You can also catch chef demonstrations in the Edible Kitchen and live music all day.
Nashville Opera ON TOUR presents John Davies' "The Three Little Pigs," a fun, operatic retelling of the classic children’s fairytale. The three little pigs (Giovanni, Despina and Cherubino) are all grown up and must now build their own houses. The first disastrous attempts land them in direct contact with the infamous Wolfgang Big Bad! By working together—and using good reference materials—the pigs are able to outwit the villain. With an emphasis on literacy, this family-friendly production teaches children the importance of teamwork and that with the right book, any challenge can be overcome.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 10 AM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $50 - $100
This annual 5K takes runners and walkers through downtown Nashville and the surrounding area, beginning and ending at Bridgestone Arena. The entry fee includes a 5K T-shirt, one voucher for half off your first post-race drink at Tavern ‘96, and two upper or lower level tickets to the Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers game on Sunday, February 26 at 4 pm. Registered runners also have the option of adding additional upper level tickets for $25 each, or upgrading to the lower bowl for an additional $50 per ticket. Please note: road closures associated with this event:
- Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) will be closed from 7 am until as late as noon on Saturday, February 25
- 5th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun) will be closed from 7 am until as late as noon on Saturday, February 25
- Demonbreun (6th Avenue South running west out of downtown) will be closed from approximately 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, February 25
The remaining closures do not impact downtown. Click here to view the course.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 4 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION HOTEL $125 GENERAL ADMISSION; $200 VIP
Cochon555 is an epic culinary adventure centered on 1,500 pounds of heritage breed pork. At the center of Cochon555 is a culinary championship featuring five chefs cooking five whole, heritage breed pigs with innovative techniques and bold flavor profiles. Guests can expect thoughtfully crafted bites from the chefs, along with sommeliers who will face-off with pork-meets-wine pairings as well as barkeeps competing in a cocktail punch mix-off. Plus, you can kick off the weekend with Chef’s Course, a one-of-a-kind, five-course dining experience at Adele’s on Saturday, February 25.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, presents the 11th season of the popular jazz performance and education series Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artists/educators, the series offers audiences world-class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. This year has a bit of a birthday theme, as three jazz legends—Dizzy, Monk and Lena—would be celebrating their 100th birthdays in 2017. In February, Black History Month, MTSU Jazz Studies Professor Jamey Simmons will lead an all-star ensemble to perform the music of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $25 ADULT; $5 CHILD
Grab your spoon for the 24th annual Our Kids Soup Sunday. This grand tasting event features delicious soups from more than 50 local restaurants. Participating downtown restaurants and vendors include B&C Market BBQ, The Bell Tower, The Bridge Building, Fleet Street Pub, Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Sambuca, Trattoria Il Mulino and Watermark. Plus, enjoy children's activities like face painters and balloon artists, a silent auction, celebrity and culinary judges, sweet treats and more. The event will be held inside Nissan Stadium's Club Level West.
Mardis Gras season has begun, and Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar's annual Fat Tuesday celebration is right around the corner! Their bash will include a crawfish boil, face painting, a photo booth, hurricane buckets, giveaways and more. Plus, the Stacy Mitchhart Band will be performing all night long.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $12 - $20
When you think of Nashville, jazz probably doesn’t come into your head any more than bluegrass does when you think of Detroit or polka does when you think of London. But, if rising saxophonist and hometown product Rahsaan Barber has his way—and judging by the instant appeal of his new album "Everyday Magic"—a change is coming to the traditional image of Music City. Don't miss this Fat Tuesday tribute to New Orleans.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 - SATURDAY, MARCH 4, TIME VARIES BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM SINGLE TICKETS: $15 WOMEN'S GAMES; $30 MEN'S GAMES
The Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament returns to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium for the seventh year in a row with its four-day, 14-game event! Click here for participating teams and a complete schedule of events.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Posterity at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, February 25
Joybeth Taylor at Two Old Hippies Thursday, February 23
Lauren Alexander at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, February 23
Jason Duke & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, February 23
Midwest Harmonica Workshop: Harmonica Instruction at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26
The Rite of Spring at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, February 23
Riffs on the Rails at Union Station Hotel Thursday, February 23
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 23
Music at the Frist: Fingerstyle Guitarist Dan Bankhurst at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, February 23
Spoken Word Poetry Workshop at Nashville Public Library Thursday, February 23
Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, February 24
The Secrets of Sushi at Dabble Studio Friday, February 24
Fire Chief Chili Cook-off at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Friday, February 24
Fireside Collective at Tennessee Brew Works Friday, February 24
Little Big Town at the Mother Church at Ryman Auditorium Friday, February 24 - Saturday, February 25
Pairings: Nashville's Ultimate Wine & Food Weekend at City Winery Friday, February 24 - Saturday, February 25
The SteelDrivers at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26
Crazyface at Sambuca Friday, February 24 - Saturday, February 25
Painting Class: Majestic Angel at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, February 24
Broseph E. Lee at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, February 24
Tristen Smith Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, February 24
Curator’s Perspective: Irving Penn: Beyond Fashion at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, February 24
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, February 24
Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, February 24
Stop Light Observations at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, February 24
Elliott Smith Either/Or 20 Year Anniversary at Mercy Lounge Friday, February 24
#BasicFriday Dance Party with Spice J & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, February 24
Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey with Jasmine Guy & The Avery Sharpe Trio at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 24
Never Let This Go at Rocketown Friday, February 24
Al Green at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, February 24
Wood & Wire at Station Inn Friday, February 24
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, February 24
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, February 24
The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, February 24
Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, February 24
Cort Carpenter at Legends Corner Friday, February 24
Dusty Hundley Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, February 25
Broseph E. Lee at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, February 25
Painting Class: Music Graffiti at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, February 25
Cort Carpenter Band at Second Fiddle Saturday, February 25
Bizz & Everyday People at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, February 25
Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, February 25
Chad Bearden Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, February 25
All the Little Pieces at Tennessee Brew Works Saturday, February 25
Saturdays@Agenda at Agenda Saturday, February 25
Fire Chief Tapping Party at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Saturday, February 25
Painting Class: Lynchburg at Dabble Studio Saturday, February 25
Mardi Gras Kick-Off Party at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, February 25
Feeling Groovy Band at Two Old Hippies Saturday, February 25
Josh Kerr & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, February 25
Cochon555 Chef's Course Dinner Series at Adele's Saturday, February 25
The Boomers at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, February 25
Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, February 25
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, February 25
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: FluffyMania at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 25
Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 25
Steve ’n’ Seagulls at Mercy Lounge Saturday, February 25
Kevin Garrett at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, February 25
Way Up Dance Party with Coach & DJ Rod at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, February 25
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, February 25
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, February 25
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, February 25
Front Country at Station Inn Saturday, February 25
And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (The Making of Muhammad Ali) at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, February 25
Perfect Pairs Chef Series: Maneet Chauhan & RJ Cooper at Chauhan Ale & Masala House Saturday, February 25
Mad Hatters Finest at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, February 26
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, February 26
Puckett's Sunday Showcase with Austin's Rose at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, February 26
Tom Bullard at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, February 26
J. Curly & The Deal at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, February 26
Sherri Forrest’s Dad Benefit at Station Inn Sunday, February 26
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, February 26
Western Swing Demonstration: John England at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, February 26
Family Saturday & Sunday at Nashville Public Library Sunday, February 26
IBFF presents Oscars Watch Party at City Winery Sunday, February 26
Daya at Mercy Lounge Sunday, February 26
Soul Jazz Brunch with Fatcakes at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, February 26
Adam Rausche & Daniel Bell at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, February 27
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, February 27
Open Jam with The Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, February 27
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, February 27
Painting Class: Diva in the Blue Hat at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, February 27
Matt McAtee Band at Barlines Monday, February 27
Taryn Papa at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, February 27
Matt Marinchick at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, February 27
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, February 27
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, February 27 - Tuesday, February 28
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, February 27
Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, February 27
Artful Tales: Story Time in the Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, February 27
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, February 27
Fat Tuesday Celebration at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, February 28
Mandy McMillan at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, February 28
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, February 28
Painting Class: Bourbon Street at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, February 28
Painting Class: Venice Streets at Dabble Studio Tuesday, February 28
Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, February 28
Tyler Barham at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, February 28
The Movement at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, February 28
Sting at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, February 28
Film & Media Production at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, February 28
Yoga on the Bridge at The Bridge Building Tuesday, February 28
LÉON at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, February 28
Khruangbin at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, February 28
No Country for New Nashville Night with Diamond Carter & The Daybreaks at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, February 28
Victory Dance at Rocketown Tuesday, February 28
Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, February 28
Grades K-2: The Power of Percussion! at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, March 1
Ronnie Milsap with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, March 3
TobyMac at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 3
And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (The Making of Muhammad Ali) at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5
First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, March 4
The Art of Special Effects Makeup: An Interactive Workshop with Face Off Artists at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 4
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 4
Mardi Gras Masquerade at The Standard Restaurant & Club Saturday, March 4
GnashVegas Casino Gala & Auction at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, March 5
Voices of Spring at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 5
Downtown Home Tour: April 23
Save the date! Our 14th Annual Downtown Home Tour is Sunday, April 23 from 1 pm - 6 pm. Tickets are only $10. Basic information is posted on our website. We will have more details (including stop locations) posted soon.
Nashville B-cycle Survey
Have you ridden Nashville B-cycle for fun, to get some exercise, avoid traffic, to commute or to run errands? We want to know what you think! Please complete this short survey. Five people who complete the survey will win a free annual membership.
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown February 22 - March 8, 2017 include Tractor Supply Company (2,000, February 19 - 22), Country Radio Broadcasters (3,000, February 22 - 25), American Trucking Association (3,000, February 25 - March 1), Dolphin Imaging Systems, LLC (500, March 1 - 3), Ohio Valley Conference (3,000, March 1 - 4), Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (600, March 2 - 5), Intrigue Athletics (2,000, March 3 - 5), Financial Research Associates, LLC (625, March 4 - 8), ChannelAdvisor (1,200, March 5 - 8), and Southeastern Conference (19,000, March 8 - 12). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.