News & Information
New restaurant: The Diner Nashville!
200 3rd Avenue South. 615-299-1585. This new diner in SoBro is open 24/7. The restaurant has six floors with an oyster and sushi bar on the top floor, the first floor is set up like a soda shop, the second floor is the bar and dining areas on floors three, five and six.
Events This Week
THROUGH 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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, HALF MARATHON: 8 AM; 5K: 8:15 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM HALF MARATHON: $85; 5K: $40
The Tom King Classic half marathon and 5K races are back for their 23rd year! Click here for the half marathon route map, and click here for the 5K route map. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The courses begin and end at Nissan Stadium, traveling out of downtown. Closures begin as early as 6 am and end as late as noon on Saturday, March 4 along the roads in the above course routes (impacting downtown roads South 1st Street, Russell Street, Titans Way, Victory Avenue and South 2nd Street). Estimated attendance is 1,200 people.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 5 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: TINNEY CONTEMPORARY FREE
"Legacies of War" is an exhibit of new work by Sisavanh Phouthavong at Tinney Contemporary. Phouthavong will be holding an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday, March 4 before the First Saturday Art Crawl. She is one of the first professional Lao American visual artists and educators of her generation. Over 5,400 Lao refugees resettled in Kansas in the aftermath of the Laotian Civil War that ended in 1975. Through her powerful acrylic work, she confronts the challenges of bicultural memory and documentation.
The Nashville Civic Design Center will host the art exhibit "These City Streets" on Saturday, March 4. In this exhibit, students at Nashville School of the Arts explore their visual and written perspectives on downtown Nashville. Have plans to attend the First Saturday Art Crawl? Stop by this exhibit between 4 pm - 7 pm before the crawl.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 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 the gallery map. 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, March 4. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
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. Click here for exhibit information.
The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
64 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
64 Arcade. 615-977-6918. 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.
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 954-274-0178. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Viridian Lobby Showcase
415 Church Street. 615-254-3325. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Wolf and Crow Gallery
44 Arcade. 615-336-0001. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
69 Arcade. 615-527-7970. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: THE STANDARD RESTAURANT & CLUB THE BOURBON STREET: $75 - $100; THE SAINT CHARLES AVENUE: $125 - $150
Don't miss Nashville’s only turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras masquerade in an 1840s mansion, featuring authentic New Orleans hot jazz and a costume contest. You have two ticket options to choose from. The Bourbon Street ticket includes an open bar, jambalaya and a swing dance lesson. The Saint Charles Avenue ticket includes private lounge access and seating area, a private bartender, an open top-shelf bar, jambalaya and a swing dance lesson. 21+ event.
This annual showcase for the Nashville Symphony Chorus is a can’t-miss event for fans of choral music, with selections ranging from beloved classics to groundbreaking contemporary works. Conductor Tucker Biddlecombe (who will officially take over as chorus director in September) has planned a program that will delight, surprise and intrigue. Admission is free, and seats are general admission. For tickets, click here.
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $200 - $500
Join the Nashville Predators on Sunday, March 5 for the seventh annual GnashVegas Casino Night & Auction. You will have the opportunity to challenge Roman Josi to a game of blackjack, see if your poker face is better than Pekka Rinne's or join Ryan Johansen as he rolls the dice at the craps table. Fans are invited to mix and mingle at the casino tables with Preds players, coaches and broadcasters. Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and tasty beverages from an open bar. This exciting event will feature one-of-a-kind auction packages and priceless experiences. VIP guests will be invited to a reception with the team prior to the main event. Proceeds from GnashVegas will benefit hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the Middle Tennessee community.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 - SUNDAY, MARCH 12, TIME VARIES BY DATE
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA
The Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is returning to Nashville! Click here to check out the tournament's full schedule. The winner of the 13-game tournament will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Going to the games? Park for free in Lot R at Nissan Stadium and catch a shuttle ride with BEEP or pedal a Nashville B-cycle to the event. Plus, be sure to check out Fanfare along Broadway for free interactive games, live entertainment and much more to celebrate the tournament. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for details.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9 - SUNDAY, MARCH 12, THURSDAY: 2 PM - 8 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10 AM - 8 PM; SUNDAY: 9 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE
The 2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament is coming to Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 8 - Sunday, March 12! The games may be sold out, but enjoy all of the excitement at Fanfare. The four-day festival will feature interactive games, live entertainment, food and beverages, and much more. The event is free to the public and will take place on Broadway between 3rd and 5th Avenue. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for details.
MONDAY, MARCH 6 - SUNDAY, MARCH 12
Several road closures are planned downtown for the 2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament (Wednesday, March 8 - Sunday, March 12 at Bridgestone Arena) and Fanfare (Thursday, March 9 - Sunday, March 12 along Broadway):
Monday, March 6:
- Broadway from 4th to 5th Avenue will be closed from 1 pm on Monday, March 6 until 8 pm on Sunday, March 12
Tuesday, March 7:
- Broadway from 3rd to 4th Avenue will be closed from 8 am on Tuesday, March 7 until 8 pm on Sunday, March 12
Click here for additional details.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 9 AM - 10 PM
5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed on Monday, March 6 from 9 am - 10 pm due to a Financial Research Associates Block Party (private event). Estimated attendance is 1,000.