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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    

Events This Week
 

2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

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.

 

2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Fanfare

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.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 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. Please note: If the high is not above 40 degrees on the day of the event, the event will be canceled.

 

The Chieftains: A St. Patrick's Pops

THURSDAY, MARCH 9 - SATURDAY, MARCH 11, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $34 - $149

Led by founder Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains have been performing their lively take on traditional Irish music for more than 50 years. Thrill to the sounds of tin whistle, fiddle and bodhran as these phenomenal musicians join the Nashville Symphony for a night of spirited jigs and reels. Don't miss this chance to hear one of the world's most legendary and longest-running groups, who make Irish music all their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. Arrive early for a St. Patrick’s celebration before the performance, including a step dancing extravaganza, Irish beer and whiskey, and Baileys Irish Cream.

 

Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo

FRIDAY, MARCH 10 - SUNDAY, MARCH 12, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10 AM - 9 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER ADULTS: $8 ONLINE, $10 AT THE DOOR; CHILDREN 12 & UNDER FREE

A first-ever for the Nashville market, the Home Show offers thousands of products, decorating, construction and remodeling ideas for visitors to gather and compare. Home enthusiasts will be connected to the most knowledgeable experts, first-to-market products and reliable services in a dynamic face-to-face environment. The three-day event will feature celebrities, special guests and exhibitors both on the exhibition floor and the Lifestyle Stage by At Home. Purchase online and save $2 on tickets!

 

The Triple Sip

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $60 IN ADVANCE; $70 AT THE DOOR

Enjoy The Triple Sip, a wine, spirits and beer tasting at the Nashville Farmers' Market! This event will offer guests the chance to sip, taste and bid the night away. All wine, beer and spirits will be curated by wine expert Ed Fryer of Village Spirits and Wine in Hillsboro Village. Plus, enjoy a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres courtesy of local restaurants. The event also features a unique silent auction featuring artwork, jewelry, trips and dinners.

 

Ascend Amphitheater Job Fair

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 - SUNDAY, MARCH 12, NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK AND ASCEND AMPHITHEATER FREE

Live Nation will host a job fair at Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. They are seeking energetic, fan-friendly individuals interested in joining the team for the upcoming 2017 concert season. Areas of opportunity include ushers, ticket takers, guest services, housekeeping/maintenance and production. Interested applicants should come prepared to complete an application and interview. Parking will be available at Nissan Stadium and paid downtown lots.

 

Nashville St. Patrick's Day Irish Stroll Bar Crawl

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2 PM - 3 AM
LOCATION: DICK'S LAST RESORT $10 FOR 1-DAY PASS; $15 FOR 2-DAY PASS

Honky tonk meets four-leaf clovers on Saturday, March 11 as BarCrawls.com presents the first day of its annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stroll Bar Crawl! Start partying ahead of the official holiday (like a real Celtic) by coming out for this full day of pub crawling through Nashville’s liveliest bars while taking advantage of no cover admissions and plenty of drink specials. The bar crawl will begin at Dick's Last Resort and visit downtown spots The Stage on Broadway, Ms Kelli's Karaoke Club and Buffalo's Nashville. Plus, there will be a second St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stroll Bar Crawl on Friday, March 17! You can purchase tickets to both events for $15, or separately for $10.

 

Yoga in the Lounge

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 11 AM - NOON
LOCATION: CITY WINERY FREE

City Winery is inviting yogis of all levels for yoga in the lounge led by certified instructor Laurel Desmarais. The class (and parking) is free and walk-ins are welcome until the class reaches capacity. Afterward, attendees will receive a complimentary brunch mimosa in The Barrel Room Restaurant with the purchase of a brunch entrée as well as 15% off retail wine bottle sales, available in the retail shop.

 

Shaping Sound: After the Curtain

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $40 - $75

Through his Emmy Award-winning work on "So You Think You Can Dance," Travis Wall has established himself as one of America's favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of Shaping Sound has already produced one spell-binding show in "Dance Reimagined," which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Wall and Shaping Sound are back with their brand new show, "After the Curtain." These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.

 

Speaker Series 2017: Rhonda Marko

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $15

Nashville City Club is hosting a speaker series for 2017! Wednesday, March 15 will feature President & CEO of Destination Nashville Rhonda Marko speaking about "Finding Your Bliss." Marko's award-winning destination management company, Destination Nashville, has been serving the event and meeting planning needs of corporations and associations visiting the Nashville area since 1994. Marko has received numerous accolades over the years, and she will share her story and smart strategy for finding bliss in business.

 

Road Closures

 

Road Closures: 2017 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

THROUGH 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):
- Broadway from 4th to 5th Avenue will be closed from 1 pm on Monday, March 6 until 8 pm on Sunday, March 12
- 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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

An Evening with Colin Hay at City Winery Tuesday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8

And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (The Making of Muhammad Ali) at Nashville Children's Theatre Wednesday, March 8

Nashville Local Musician Meetup at Rocketown Wednesday, March 8

Road to Roo at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, March 8

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, March 8

The New Respects at 12th & Porter Wednesday, March 8

The Music City Doughboys at Station Inn Wednesday, March 8

2nd Wednesday Book Club: The Underground Railroad at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, March 8

Deafheaven at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, March 8

Amy Ray & Angaleena Presley at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, March 8

The Michael Vance Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, March 8

Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, March 9

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, March 9

Soul Train Party featuring The Spazmatics at The Valentine Thursday, March 9

Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, March 9

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, March 9

Vinyl Radio's Throwback Thursday at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, March 9

The Nashville House: SXSW Send Off Show at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 9

Opry Country Classics: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Steve Wariner & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 9

Pairing Dinner featuring Sonoma's Donelan Family Wines at City Winery Thursday, March 9

Great American Cleanup Kick-off at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, March 9

Music at the Frist: Mandolinist Master Mike Compton at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, March 9

Origami & Anime at Nashville Public Library Thursday, March 9

The Motet at Mercy Lounge Thursday, March 9

Colony House at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, March 9

#BasicFriday Dance Party with Sister Sprouse & DJ Jerry J at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, March 10

Big Sam's Funky Nation at 12th & Porter Friday, March 10

Tennessee Baptist Convention Youth Evangelism Conference at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, March 10 - Saturday, March 11

The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Friday, March 10

Vickie Vaughn & Friends: True North Treks Fundraiser at Station Inn Friday, March 10

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, March 10

Make Me Smile: The Music of Chicago at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 10

SWA Storm Songwriter Night at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, March 10

Beth Hart at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 10

Film: Funny Face at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, March 10

Book Club: The Storyteller’s Nashville at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, March 10

Current Events Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Friday, March 10

David Bromberg Quintet at City Winery Friday, March 10

Mike Doughty at Mercy Lounge Friday, March 10

Commoner at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, March 10

Way Up Dance Party with Coach & DJ Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, March 11

The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, March 11

Closed Course Driving Experience at Nissan Stadium at Nissan Stadium Saturday, March 11

Lonesome River Band at Station Inn Saturday, March 11

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, March 11

Jack Pearson at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, March 11

Figure Drawing at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 11

Book Club: Rory Feek Discusses This Life I Live at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 11

Women's March Collection Day at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 11

Dave Barnes presents The Joke Concert at City Winery Saturday, March 11

And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (The Making of Muhammad Ali) at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 11

NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys at Mercy Lounge Saturday, March 11

Picture This at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, March 11

Larry Longpump & The Unknown at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, March 12

The Final Days of Wolfe Tone at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 12 - Monday, March 13

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, March 12

Robert Eskew & Friends at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, March 12

Jain at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 12

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, March 12

Free Art Workshop at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, March 12

Music Production Audio Suite at Nashville Public Library Sunday, March 12

Musician Spotlight: Fiddler Stuart Duncan at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 12

And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (The Making of Muhammad Ali) at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, March 12

Gordon Lightfoot at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 12

New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, March 13

Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, March 13

Grateful Mondays with Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, March 13

Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, March 13

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, March 13

Delicate Steve at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 13

Agnes Obel at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 13

Studio Photography and Graphic Design at Nashville Public Library Monday, March 13

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Monday, March 13

Carol Burnett at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, March 14 - Wednesday, March 15

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Tasting at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, March 14

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, March 14

Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, March 14

Grant Garland Trio at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, March 14

LoCash at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, March 14

FKJ at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, March 14

Free OnStage Event: My Favorite Things: A Tribute to Richard Rodgers at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, March 14

NPT's Indie Lens Pop-Up: Newtown at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, March 14

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

Beat Traffic with B-cycle

The best way to buzz through traffic and road closures is via Nashville B-cycle! Look for the bright red bikes located at 36 B-stations around town. The $5 access pass includes an unlimited number of rides that are 60 minutes or less for 24 hours. The 7-day pass is only $10 and an annual membership is $50. Keep all rides under 60 minutes to avoid overage fees. B-cycle has a responsive website and an app.

Happy Hour Specials

Take advantage of downtown drink deals! 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. NOTE: If your downtown bar or restaurant needs to be added or has updated specials, please email us with the information.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown March 8 - 22, 2017 include Financial Research Associates, LLC (625, March 4 - 8), ChannelAdvisor (1,200, March 5 - 8), Southeastern Conference (19,000, March 8 - 12), National Distribution & Contracting, Inc. (700, March 12 - 14), Renal Physicians Association (600, March 16 - 19), Coffee Fest (2,000, March 16 - 19), and Beauty Systems (1,000, March 16 - 20). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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