Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    

News & Information

 

14th Annual Downtown Home Tour

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP $10; CHILDREN UNDER 18 ARE FREE

The Nashville Downtown Partnership's 14th Annual Downtown Home Tour is where historic and modern mingle to deliver a neighborhood like no other. The tour showcases living spaces in historic and rehabbed buildings along with homes in brand new projects. Get home decor ideas, see amazing views, shop for condos, check out apartments and get an idea of what it's like to live downtown during the self-guided tour featuring nine buildings. Click here for general tour information, parking and shuttle service details and more. Purchase tickets ($10) in advance online or on the day of the tour at the Nashville Downtown Partnership beginning at 12:45 pm.

 

Events This Week


Funds 4 Food Campaign at Puckett's

THROUGH APRIL 30, SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 7 AM - 10 PM; FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 7 AM - 11 PM
LOCATION: PUCKETT'S GRO. & RESTAURANT

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Nashville is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to fight hunger throughout the state with the first Funds 4 Food campaign. One in seven people, including one in five children, struggle with hunger in Middle Tennessee. Puckett’s diners have the opportunity to add an extra dollar (or more!) to their total through April 30, which will provide four meals to local families affected by hunger. In addition, Puckett’s will match each donation up to $5,000. The restaurant’s goal is to provide approximately 40,000 meals to those in need through Second Harvest.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, APRIL 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! This event takes place every Thursday.

 

Battle of the Burger

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE DOOR

Who will be deemed the 2017 Burger Champion? Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out in the live burger competition on Pine Street in The Gulch. Tickets include tasting each of the featured burgers, meeting some of Nashville's top chefs and a cocktail. Plus, guests will be asked to vote on the best burger. Participating downtown restaurants include Bar LouieBurger RepublicDecker & Dyer, Kitchen Notes, L.A. Jackson, M. Restaurant and BarSambuca, Trattoria Il Mulino, Up and Whiskey Kitchen.

 

Off to War: Tennessee Soldiers in the First World War

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 12:15 PM - 1 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE

April marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the World War I. Join Tennessee State Museum's Senior Curator of Military History Dr. Lisa M. Budreau as she recognizes some of Tennessee’s famous soldiers, along with some lesser-known names who, together, fought and died in this war that was supposed to end all wars. Her talk will also consider how these Tennesseans are remembered both at home and abroad, ensuring that General John J. Pershing’s words ring true: “Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.”

 

Public Dedication: Witness Walls

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2 PM - 2:45 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

Join Mayor Barry, artist Walter Hood, the Metro Arts Commission and community leaders for a dedication of the Civil Rights-inspired public artwork, Witness Walls. Witness Walls is inspired by the events and people who made history here in Nashville and created the blueprint for nonviolent protest during the modern Civil Rights Movement. This dedication event will honor those who fought for racial equality and continue the important conversation about social justice in our community. The artwork will be located on the west side of the Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse, steps away from the site of the April 19, 1960 student-led protest that led then-Mayor Ben West to disavow segregation of Nashville's lunch counters. 

 

Over the Edge Nashville

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 9 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: OMNI NASHVILLE HOTEL $50 REGISTRATION FEE; FREE FOR SPECTATORS

Participants, known as "edgers," register and then fundraise in order to earn the chance to rappel down the side of the 269-foot-tall Omni Nashville Hotel. The first 70 participants reaching the $1,000 milestone will earn a slot on the ropes on Friday, April 21. This is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Please note: road closure associated with this event. 5th Avenue South near Korean Veterans Boulevard adjacent to Omni Nashville Hotel will be closed from 7 am until as late as 6 pm on Friday, April 21.

 

Night Market

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

Relax and unwind at Night Market, a monthly event that takes place on the third Friday at the Nashville Farmers' Market! Enjoy live music, seasonal cocktails, wine, craft beer, local artisan booths, plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants, activities for families and more. Plus, each month features different special events and featured artisans.

 

March for Science

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 9 AM - 11 AM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING & LEGISLATIVE PLAZA FREE

The March for Science is a celebration of the passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. This event is open to the public. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Deaderick Street (6th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North), 5th Avenue North (Deaderick Street to Church Street), Church Street (5th Avenue North to Capitol Boulevard) and Capitol Boulevard (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed from 9:30 am until as late as 11 am on Saturday, April 22.

 

Oyster Easter 2017

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $65

The 55th annual Oyster Easter is Saturday, April 22, and this year marks the event's first time downtown at Public Square Park! Expect the traditional Oyster Easter flourishes of great Cajun food, oysters, abundant beer, wine and spirits, and lively contests and activities included with your ticket. Follow the fun as prominent Nashvillians run to be the next Oyster King and Oyster Queen with inventive and entertaining ways to raise money for charity. Oyster Easter benefits the Community Resource Center, which provides basic new household necessities to more than 80 Middle Tennessee nonprofits for their clients in need.

 

March for Babies

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, WALK BEGINS: 9:10 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM MARCH FOR BABIES: FREE; SUPERHERO SPRINT: $20 - $30; RUN FOR BABIES: $30 - $35

This two-mile walk presented by March of Dimes will raise funds to support babies' health. The walk (the oldest fundraising walk in the nation!) is free, but participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 to earn an event T-shirt. Plus, the Superhero Sprint (a kids' fun run) will take place before the walk at 8:30 am, and Run for Babies (a timed 5K experience) will begin at 9 am. Stick around after the walk/run for festivities until 11 am. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, 3rd Avenue South (John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to Broadway), Broadway (3rd Avenue to 2nd Avenue), 2nd Avenue North (Broadway to Union Street), Union Street (2nd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North), Woodland Street (Union Street to South 1st Street), South 1st Street (Woodland Street to Russell Street), Russell Street (South 1st Street to Titans Way), Titans Way (Russell Street to Victory Avenue), Victory Avenue (Titans Way to South 1st Street) and South 1st Street (Victory Avenue running south out of downtown). Closures begin as early as 9 am and end as late as 10:30 am on Saturday, April 22.

 

M Street’s Chef Week

MONDAY, APRIL 24 - SUNDAY, APRIL 30
LOCATION: M STREET

The second annual M Street Chef Week is a week long creative collision of the culinary chefs and visual artists from the M Street Artist Alliance. The blend of artistic expression and culinary innovation can be experienced at all five of the M Street restaurants in The Gulch throughout the week—Kayne Prime, Moto, Saint Anejo, Virago and Whiskey Kitchen. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

 

8th Avenue South Multimodal Study: Open House & Walking Tour

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, OPEN HOUSE: 4 PM - 7 PM; WALKING TOUR: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: ROOM IN THE INN FREE

The 8th Avenue South Multimodal Study is a partnership between the City of Berry Hill, Metro Nashville and Tennessee Department of Transportation. The purpose of the study is to assess the changing land uses along the 8th Avenue South corridor and develop recommendations that improve safety, quality of life and economic viability along the street while also maintaining mobility and accessibility for a variety of travel modes. Attend an open house at Room In The Inn on Tuesday, April 25 from 4 pm - 7 pm to learn more. As part of the community-wide open house, Walk Bike Nashville will host a walking tour of 8th Avenue to look at challenges and opportunities for walking and bicycling infrastructure. The walking tour will start at 5:30 pm lasting about one hour and have four to five stops along the way, with speakers addressing history, upcoming projects and current challenges.

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

TUESDAY, APRIL 25 - SUNDAY, APRIL 30, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, is coming to Nashville! Hailed as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this “dazzling” (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

 

54th Annual State of Metro Address

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 10 AM - 11 AM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE

Mayor Megan Barry will give the 54th Annual State of Metro Address on Wednesday, April 26 at 10 am at Bridgestone Arena. The State of Metro Address will include important details about the Mayor’s budget proposal, which will be presented to the Metro Council following the event. In addition to remarks from Mayor Barry, the event will include performances by the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands Marching Band, the city’s youth poet laureate and a special musical guest. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. For counting purposes only, attendees can RSVP online here. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  

 

Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony with Amy Grant & Martha Ingram

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE

The Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville's Music Mile is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration and made a significant contribution to the music industry with connection to Music City. Grammy-winning artist Amy Grant and renowned Nashville philanthropist Martha Ingram will receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony on Thursday, April 27 at 1 pm at Walk of Fame Park. The induction ceremony is free and open to the public.
 

 

Road Closure


Road Closure: Inspire 2017

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 10 AM - 2 AM

5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed from 10 am on Tuesday, April 25 until 2 am on Wednesday, April 26 due to Inspire 2017 (private event). Estimated attendance is 1,400.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

A Raisin in the Sun at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, April 22

Modern Trousseau Sample Sale at Modern Trousseau Nashville through April 30

Wild West Comedy Festival through Sunday, April 23

Thomas Rhett at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21

Alley Sandbox at Nashville Public Library Thursday, April 20

Curator’s Tour: Secrets of Buddhist Art at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 20

Opry Country Classics: Tanya Tucker, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 20

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, April 20

Colin Elmore, Suzy Jones, Hadley Kennary & J.R. Wyatt at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, April 20

Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, April 20

Tyler Cannon at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, April 20

Painting Class: Prince Tribute at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, April 21

Broseph E. Lee at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, April 21

Riverdance—The 20th Anniversary World Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23

Al Green & The Hard Times at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, April 21

Kumail Nanjiani: Wild West Comedy Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, April 21

Judd Apatow & Pete Holmes: Wild West Comedy Festival at Ryman Auditorium Friday, April 21

Music at the Frist: Geary Moore at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, April 21

A Piano Tribute to Prince at Nashville Public Library Friday, April 21

Larry Williams Band at Second Fiddle Saturday, April 22

Jackalope's 6th Birthday at Jackalope Brewing Company Saturday, April 22

Bizz & Everyday People at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, April 22

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, April 22

Dominique Hutchinson at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, April 22

Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, April 22

Broseph E. Lee at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, April 22

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, April 22

Goodnight Moon at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, April 22

Dave Adkins Band at Station Inn Saturday, April 22

Symposium on Peace at Doubletree Hotel Saturday, April 22

UFC at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, April 22

Bobby Bones: Wild West Comedy Festival at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 22

Anjelah Johnson: Wild West Comedy Festival at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 22

Celtic Arts Festival at Nashville Public Library Saturday, April 22

Family Program: Perk Up Your Pictures at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, April 22

SoBro Star: Musical Talent Competition Finale Event at The SoBro Apartments Saturday, April 22

David Grisman Sextet at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, April 22

Way Up Dance Party with Coach & DJ Rod at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, April 22

Paradise Lost Regained & Simmonz at Mercy Lounge Saturday, April 22

The Weeks at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, April 22

PONCÉ EP Release Show at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, April 22

Robert's Band featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, April 22

Louie Anderson at City Winery Saturday, April 22

Fish On at Second Fiddle Sunday, April 23

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, April 23

Whiskey Cash & Roses at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, April 23

Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, April 23

J. Curly at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, April 23

Larry the Cable Guy: Wild West Comedy Festival at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, April 23

All-Mozart Matinee at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, April 23

Family Saturday & Sunday at Nashville Public Library Sunday, April 23

Musician Spotlight: Joe Robinson at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, April 23

Nightly at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, April 23

Rockabilly Red: City Winery Wine Release Party featuring The High Jivers at City Winery Sunday, April 23

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, April 23

Country Sundays with Jerry Pentecost & Friends at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, April 23

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, April 23

Goodnight Moon at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, April 23

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, April 24

An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile at Ryman Auditorium Monday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 25

Open Jam with The Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, April 24

The Players Round featuring Adam Chaffins, Kai Welch & Cy Winstanley at City Winery Monday, April 24

Artful Tales: Story Time in the Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, April 24

Studio Photography & Graphic Design at Nashville Public Library Monday, April 24

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, April 24

The Hedliners with Zach Neil at Robert's Western World Monday, April 24

Cody Collins Band at Legends Corner Tuesday, April 25

The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, April 25

Peter Moon at Sambuca Tuesday, April 25

Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, April 25

Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, April 25

The Matte Gray Band at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 26

Pops Concert featuring The Providence Players at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, April 25

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, April 25

David Borné at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, April 25

The Jenerators at Sambuca Wednesday, April 26

10 String Story at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, April 26

Painting Class: Woman of Color at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, April 26

Bluegrass & Beer at Tennessee Brew Works Wednesday, April 26

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, April 26

Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, April 26

Jackie Wilson at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, April 26

Wine Down Wednesday at Frothy Monkey Wednesday, April 26

Arts Appetizer: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 26

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, April 26

Chic & Shabby D.I.Y Happy at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, April 26

Winter Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, April 26

Shannon Labrie at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, April 26

Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, April 27

Jerry Jacobs at Legends Corner Thursday, April 27

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, April 27

Leif Shires at Sambuca Thursday, April 27

Natalie Brady Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, April 27

Painting Class: Guitar Trio at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, April 27

Tom Yankton at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, April 27

Road Closures: Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30

Mozart & Rachmaninoff at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29

Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes at First Tennessee Park Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, April 27

Def Leppard at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, April 27

Jake Owen at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, April 27

Opry Country Classics: Oak Ridge Boys, Rhonda Vincent & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, April 27

Music at the Frist: Arte'Mis at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 27

Fundamentals of Democracy: The Vote, the Right, the Barriers at Nashville Public Library Thursday, April 27

Larry Williams Band at Second Fiddle Friday, April 28

Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Friday, April 28

Matt Schumacher Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, April 28

Painting Class: Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, April 28

Jake Dodds at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, April 28

Dawes at Ryman Auditorium Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29

The Corey Mac Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, April 28

The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, April 28

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Friday, April 28

Music at the Frist: Fingerstyle Guitarist Dan Bankhurst at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, April 28

Nashville Music Festival: K-Ci & JoJo, Ginuwine & More at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, April 28

Hillsong Young and Free at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, April 28

World Turning Band: Fleetwood Mac Revue at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, April 28

Snoop Dogg at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, April 28

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

Call for Models!

The Nashville Downtown Partnership is seeking models for a video shoot on Sunday, April 23. This opportunity is unpaid, but lots of fun. Plus, free tickets to the Downtown Home Tour! Seeking folks 21+. More details.

Attention Merchants: Guidebook Ads for Sale

Looking to reach your target audience downtown? The newest edition of our bi-annual publication, The Guidebook, will be available in late May and be distributed to over 30,000 downtown employees, residents, visitors and regional residents during a 6-month time period. Rates start as low as $400. Click here for more information and to reserve your space.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown April 19 - May 3, 2017 include Comdata Corporation (500, April 17 - 19), United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (660, April 18 - 20), National Propane Gas Association (3,500, April 21 - 24), Perceptive Software (1,000, April 23 - 26), Paragon Events, Inc. (1,800, April 23 - 26), Q Ideas (1,500, April 26 - 27), American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (600, April 27 - May 1), Fisk University (1,000, April 27 - 29), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (500, April 27 - 29), Competitor Group / Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (30,000, April 28 - 29), and Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference (2,000, May 2 - 4). 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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