Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    

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Events This Week


Classical Mystery Tour

 

THURSDAY, MAY 4 - SATURDAY, MAY 6, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $21 - $133

"Sgt. Pepper's" 50th anniversary tribute! The world's best orchestral Beatles tribute celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums ever made. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like John, Paul, George and Ringo, and they’ll perform all your favorite Beatles tunes, enhanced by the sound of a full orchestra, including "St. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "Got to Get You Into My Life" and many more.

 

Nashville Street Food Month Kick-off Event

 

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 11 AM - 2 PM

Kicking off Monday, May 1, the Nashville Food Truck Association (NFTA) will celebrate its fifth annual Nashville Street Food Month. Running through the entire month of May, Nashville Street Food Month celebrates Nashville’s street food scene and the beginning of food truck season. With more than 80 NFTA members, the number of food trucks in Nashville is at an all-time high. The public will find food trucks serving at various events and sites all month long, many offering seasonal menu specials. The NFTA will promote daily events on Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of May. The unofficial kick-off event will take place on Thursday, May 4 at Street Food Thursday! Please note: road closure associated with this event. Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed from 9 am until 2 pm on the day of the event.

 

Seven Deadly Sins featuring Ten Out of Tenn with Appalachian Spring

 

FRIDAY, MAY 5 - SUNDAY, MAY 7, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 7:30 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $32 - $89

Dance, songwriting, live music, orchestration and storytelling combine into one during the world premiere of "Seven Deadly Sins." Three Nashville arts organizations—Nashville Ballet, Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony—team up for a thoughtful examination of the temptations we face every day, the choices we make and the hopeful path to redemption when we falter. "Seven Deadly Sins" features all-new music played live by singer-songwriter collective Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony. In "Appalachian Spring," Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling presents an abstract interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic score that explores the strength, tenacity and creative spirit of women.

 

Bad Hombres: Cinco de Mayo Party at Acme

 

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 4 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: ACME FEED & SEED FREE

Head to Acme's rooftop party for Cinco de Mayo, complete with a taco bar, music by DJ Julian and festive drink specials brought to you by Altos Tequila.

 

Cinco de Mayo Bash at Arnold’s Country Kitchen

 

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 4 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: ARNOLD'S COUNTRY KITCHEN FREE

Pay homage to the margarita while sticking to a Nashville staple. Arnold's Country Kitchen has teamed up with Cayman Jack to bring a fiesta to Nashville! On this day only, Arnold’s will be open for dinner hours in celebration of the holiday, serving up Cayman Jack margaritas and a brand-new Chef Kahlil Arnold creation—the Southern Tennessee Tostada. This unique, Southern-style take on a Mexican classic consists of a buttery cornbread hoecake topped with beef brisket, coleslaw, pinto beans and a Cayman Jack BBQ sauce. A refreshing margarita courtesy of Cayman Jack will also be given to all who attend. The complimentary pairing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and drinks will only be available to those aged 21+ while supplies last.

 

Cinco de Mayo at Saint Anejo

 

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 4 PM
LOCATION: SAINT ANEJO FREE TO ATTEND

Saint Anejo will be celebrating in true M Street style all day on Cinco de Mayo. Starting at 4 pm, they'll be opening The Rosewall next door for continued Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Six chefs will be crafting their own take on Cinco de Mayo tacos for guests to enjoy while listening to DJ music and snapping memories in the photo booth. The party continues throughout the weekend with DJ music and photo booths on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. To finish off the weekend, they'll be hosting the weekly Sunday day party, #SolSessions, featuring recording artist Dee Jay Silver.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 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. Enjoy live music by Sonja Hopkins at the performance platform on 5th Avenue North near Frothy Monkey, along with a photo booth outside of The Arts Company. New to the Crawl this month, there will be a second performance platform featuring music by Ryan Creamer at the Fifth Third Center plaza. Plus, take a look into Nashville's tallest residential tower, 505, through the lens of photographer Bill Hobbs inside the Fifth Third Center lobby (a new Art Crawl stop this month!). See this month's gallery map. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Downtown Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. SPECIAL DISCOUNT: SP+ is offering an $8 rate to Art Crawl attendees at their 5th Avenue of the Arts Garage (147 5th Avenue North). Must purchase parking in advance. 1) Select the date of the crawl and the times. 2) Use promo code: ARTCRAWL. 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, May 6. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:

40AU
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 The Music City Shop
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.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Clockwork Photography
64 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

COOP
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Corvidae Collective
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.

Fifth Third Center Lobby
424 Church Street. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

OPEN
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Papp-Art
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.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Valentina Design
75 Arcade. 954-274-0178. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

WAG
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Wolf and Crow Gallery
44 Arcade. 615-336-0001. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Worthington Galleries
69 Arcade. 615-527-7970. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

 

Strawberry Jubilee

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

The Nashville Farmers' Market is kicking off its 2017 peak growing season with Mayor Megan Barry at the 3rd Annual Strawberry Jubilee on Saturday, May 6! This is the Nashville area’s premier opportunity to taste the sweetest, locally grown Tennessee strawberries of the season, and to take home every quantity from pints to full flats for freezing, canning, ice cream making and, of course, plenty of snacking. Strawberry Jubilee at the Nashville Farmers’ Market will feature a free strawberry tasting table, a kids' strawberry eating contest, a strawberry cake contest, live music, food trucks, local farmers and lots of fun for the entire family. Click here for the complete schedule.

 

Nashville Taco Fest

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6 - SUNDAY, MAY 7, NOON - 8 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM GENERAL ADMISSION: $25/DAY; AGES 6 & UNDER FREE

The inaugural Nashville Taco Fest will take place in the Nissan Stadium parking lots on both Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from noon - 8 pm each day. Events and activities include the best taco competition, taco trucks and vendors, a taco eating competition, a salsa dance tent, a margarita competition, live music, Mariachi bands, a kids' zone and much more.

 

T.J. Martell Foundation's Downtown Derby Bed Race

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10 AM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE FOR SPECTATORS; $500 PER 5-PERSON TEAM TO PARTICIPATE

Nashville’s second annual Downtown Derby Bed Race is a competition where teams build and decorate their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza all in support of cancer research. The winning team will be presented with a trophy at a post-race ceremony at Bridgestone Plaza. Plus, awards for “Technical Ingenuity,” “Best Decorated” and “Best in Spirit" will be presented. The "Shining Star" award will be given to the individual who raises the most money through online fundraising. Proceeds benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, whose mission is to fund innovative leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at flagship hospitals in the United States. Please note: road closure associated with this event. 5th Avenue South (Broadway to Korean Veterans Boulevard) will be closed from 7 am until 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 6.

 

Girls on the Run 5K

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 8 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM THROUGH MAY 4: $30 ADULTS, $20 YOUTH; AFTER MAY 4: $40 ADULTS, $30 YOUTH

Featuring a 3.1-mile course, this fundraising event serves as the season-ending achievement for Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire, educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect, positive relationships and healthy active living. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The course begins and ends at Nissan Stadium Lot R (under the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge), traveling into East Nashville. Downtown road closures only include surrounding Nissan Stadium streets. Closures begin as early as 8 am and end as late as 10 am on Saturday, May 6. Click here to view the course.

 

Sand Mandala Painting Closing Ceremony

 

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 4:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE

The Frist Center is welcoming back the Mystical Arts of Tibet, a touring company of monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery (exiled from Tibet and currently based in South India), to complete the sand mandala ritual. During the closing ceremony, which will begin at 4:30 pm, the monks will dismantle the mandala, sweeping up the colored sands to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. The rite, which will be accompanied by multiphonic chant and music, will end with a procession from the Frist Center to the Cumberland River, where the monks will pour the sand into the water, dispersing the healing energies of the mandala throughout the world. This ceremony will conclude this Frist's Free Family Festival Day. Please note: road closure associated with this event. Broadway (10th Avenue to 1st Avenue) will be closed from approximately 3:30 pm until 5 pm on Sunday, May 7.

 

Broadway Brunch

 

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $100 - $300

Don’t miss Nashville’s best musical brunch of the year at Nashville Repertory Theatre's Broadway Brunch! Guests will enjoy mimosas and Bloody Marys, a fabulous brunch and an entertaining Broadway revue by Nashville Rep’s impressive talent. Your ticket, live auction purchases and donations support Nashville Rep. This year's event will feature honorary chair Tennessee Titan and Broadway star Eddie George.

 

Generous Helpings

 

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $50

Second Harvest presents the return of Generous Helpings! This favorite annual food and beverage tasting event will feature many of Nashville’s best independent restaurants showcasing tastings of signature appetizers, entrées and desserts with fine wines and craft beers.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Seasonal Cooking Demo at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, May 3

Bike Month Big Payback Happy Hour at The Picnic Tap Wednesday, May 3

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, May 3

Southern Word Fiction Writing Class at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, May 3

Love Letters: Thistle Farms Turns 20 featuring Reba McEntire, Jason Isbell & More at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 3

A Perfect Circle at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, May 3

The Big Payback's Gameday Throwdown at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, May 3

The Porch Wine Series at City Winery Wednesday, May 3

The Big Payback Trivia Night with YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, May 3

Classical Mystery Tour at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, May 4

Killer Thrillers Book Club: The Cabinet of Curiosities at Nashville Public Library Thursday, May 4

Opry Country Classics: Charlie Daniels Band, Baillie & The Boys & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 4

Free Art Workshop at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, May 4

Wines of South Africa Tasting Party at City Winery Thursday, May 4

Nashville Street Food Month Kick-off Event Thursday, May 4

Opeth & Gojira at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, May 4

Seven Deadly Sins featuring Ten Out of Tenn with Appalachian Spring at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7

Luke Bryan at Bridgestone Arena Friday, May 5 - Saturday, May 6

Bad Hombres: Cinco de Mayo Party at Acme at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, May 5

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Nathan Belt at Robert's Western World Friday, May 5

The Tempest at Nashville Public Library Friday, May 5

Pixies at Ryman Auditorium Friday, May 5

Film: Blow-Up at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo Bash at Arnold’s Country Kitchen at Arnold's Country Kitchen Friday, May 5

Bastille at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, May 5

Boston at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo at Saint Anejo at Saint Anejo Friday, May 5

Imparables: Adrian Uribe y Omar Chaparro at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, May 5

In This Moment at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, May 5

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, May 6

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, May 6

Strawberry Jubilee at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, May 6

Family Program: Songwriting 101: Johnny Cash Style at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 6

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7

Revolution Talent Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7

Nashville Taco Fest at Nissan Stadium Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7

Garrison Keillor Celebrates The Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, May 6

T.J. Martell Foundation's Downtown Derby Bed Race at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, May 6

Goodnight Moon at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, May 6

Shakespeare Allowed: Measure for Measure at Nashville Public Library Saturday, May 6

Nashville Sounds vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at First Tennessee Park Saturday, May 6

Seether at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, May 6

Girls on the Run 5K at Nissan Stadium Saturday, May 6

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, May 6

Family Saturday & Sunday at Nashville Public Library Sunday, May 7

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, May 7

Musician Spotlight: Richard Bailey at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, May 7

Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, May 7

Sand Mandala Painting Closing Ceremony at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, May 7

Free Family Festival Day at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, May 7

DancEast presents The Bridge at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, May 7

Nashville Sounds vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at First Tennessee Park Sunday, May 7

Goodnight Moon at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, May 7

Broadway Brunch at City Winery Sunday, May 7

Nashville Sounds vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at First Tennessee Park Monday, May 8 - Tuesday, May 9

Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, May 8

Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, May 8

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, May 9

Music for Seniors Live Performance Learning Labs: Group Singing at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, May 9

Breaking Benjamin at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, May 9

Outcry Tour 2017 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, May 9

Steve Winwood at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 10

2nd Wednesday Book Club: The Fifth Season at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, May 10

Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, May 10

Nashville Sounds vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at First Tennessee Park Thursday, May 11 - Saturday, May 13

Generous Helpings at City Winery Thursday, May 11

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, May 11

Word Art Poetry Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Thursday, May 11

Opry Country Classics: Brenda Lee, Restless Heart & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 11

Curator's Tour: Irving Penn at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, May 11

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, May 11

Nashville Public Radio's Podcast Party at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, May 11

An American Requiem at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at Ryman Auditorium Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Nathan Belt at Robert's Western World Friday, May 12

Music at the Frist: Ryan Coleman & Jme Christian at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, May 12

Paula Poundstone at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, May 12

Interview: Ricky Skaggs at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 13

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, May 13

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, May 13

Spotlight Awards at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 13

Goodnight Moon at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, May 13

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, May 14

Music Production Audio Suite at Nashville Public Library Sunday, May 14

Mother's Day Brunch with The Martin Family Circus at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, May 14

Alice Cooper at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, May 14

The Righteous Brothers at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, May 14

Nashville Sounds vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at First Tennessee Park Sunday, May 14

Goodnight Moon at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, May 14

Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, May 15

Signing Story Time at Nashville Public Library Monday, May 15

Phoenix at Ryman Auditorium Monday, May 15

Senior Mondays at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, May 15

Whose Live Anyway? at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, May 16

Georgia on my Mind at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, May 16

Great Books Reading & Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, May 16

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, May 16

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, May 17

Mastodon at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, May 17

Korn at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, May 17

Side-by-Side Concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, May 17

New Kids on the Block at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, May 17

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, May 17

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

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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 trips that are 60 minutes or less over a 24-hour period. The 7-day pass is only $10 and an annual membership is $50. TIP: keep all rides under 60 minutes to avoid overage fees. B-cycle has a responsive website and an app.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown May 3 - 17, 2017 include Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference (2,000, May 2 - 4), Association for Iron & Steel Technology 8,000 (8,000, May 8 - 11), Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (1,425, May 10 - 18), Emerald Expositions (2,000, May 15 - 21), and U.S. Foods, Inc. (2,000, May 15 - 17). 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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