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New shopping option: Ruckle & Rye!
1008 Division Street. 615-540-6300. This new store in The Gulch sells clothing and accessories for men. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 9:30 AM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER FREE
505, downtown Nashville's tallest (45 stories) residential skyscraper, is under construction at the southwest corner of Church Street and 5th Avenue North. You're invited to the 505 topping out ceremony on the plaza of the Fifth Third Center on Thursday, May 18 as the last beam is placed atop the skyscraper.
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 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. 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.
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 12:15 PM - 1 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The history of epidemic disease is the history of the world. Museum staff member Ashley Layhew will explore this phenomenon in her talk. Tennessee itself has been shaped by diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, polio and tuberculosis. This lecture will discuss Tennessee’s reaction to ravaging disease, including settlement, treatment, prevention and panic, while providing attendees with a healthy outlook about how far modern medicine has evolved. This lunch and learn series is just what it says—a chance for participants to eat lunch while learning something about Tennessee history at the same time. Whether you bring your lunch in a brown bag or grab a sandwich from a nearby shop, bring it to the museum and enjoy an interesting talk while you eat.
THURSDAY, MAY 18, PARTY STARTS AT 4 PM; GAME STARTS AT 7 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE
Fans will get to cheer on the Nashville Predators during the Western Conference Finals at the Preds Party in the Park! All home and away games will be shown on a large screen at Walk of Fame Park. The park will activate three hours prior to game time. An 18-foot-wide by 12-foot-high screen will show pre-game activities before switching to the game feed. DJ Robert Luke will be on hand to entertain the crowd, and appearances by Predators mascot GNASH and the Predators Energy Team are planned. Food trucks will be on site, and water, sodas and beer also will be on sale. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and chairs. There will also be a Party in the Park on Saturday, May 20. This event will follow the Western Conference Final schedule. Games (and the party) will also be held on Monday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 24 if necessary.
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $20
Join hundreds of yogis at Nissan Stadium for the third annual Yoga on the Field. This celebration includes an invigorating twilight class led by Brent Coleman of Hot Yoga Plus and Gillian St. Clair of Steadfast and True Yoga paired with a custom playlist by DJ Mindub and a post-yoga cocktail hour on the concourse. All levels welcome.
Relax and unwind at Night Market, a monthly event that takes place on the third Friday at the Nashville Farmers' Market! This month's event is the first one of the year outside under the sheds as well as inside the Market House. Enjoy vinyl records spun by DJ Brehd Sunshine, 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.
FRIDAY, MAY 19 - SUNDAY, MAY 21, FRIDAY: 8 AM - 5 PM; SATURDAY: 9 AM - 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $20
Goodguys returns to Music City for three full days of Southern-style hot roddin’ fun at the 12th Nashville Nationals Giant Car Show Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21 at Nissan Stadium! Gas up your hot rod and grab all your friends and family and head on over to see more than 2,500 of the country's finest 1972 and older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics on display. Plus, you won’t want to miss the pavement-pounding Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, the newly added Music City Mayhem AutoCross competition, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster exhibit and more.
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 7 PM; SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1 PM & 7 PM; SUNDAY, MAY 21, 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $49 - $129
In a premiere Nashville engagement, relive all the thrills and excitement of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" with a screening of the second film in the series at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony performing John Williams’ exuberant score live. Arrive early for some very special pre-concert activities including costume prize giveaways, butterscotch beer at the bars, a house pride competition and a photo booth.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $85 GENERAL ADMISSION
The Nashville Wine and Food Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20 at Bicentennial Mall from noon - 4 pm and will benefit the Nashville Symphony. Participants will gather to enjoy top-notch wines from more than 50 of the country's premier wineries paired with delicious bites from 20 of Nashville's top restaurants. The festival will also feature food and wine seminars, the opportunity to meet chefs, winemakers and food artisans, a beer garden and more.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
The Tour de Nash is Nashville's largest urban bike ride and has been organized for the past 12 years by Walk Bike Nashville to encourage people to explore Nashville's best bikeways and roads by bicycle. The 2017 tour will feature three routes: 8-mile family ride, 25-mile ride and 45-mile ride. The rides will start and end at Morgan Park (north of downtown), but a large portion of the rides go through downtown. Want to participate and need a bike? Use Nashville B-cycle.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 8 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $55 THROUGH MAY 18; $60 AFTER MAY 18
Tennessee Titans fans will lace up their running shoes and complete a 3.1-mile fun run to kick off the 2017 Titans football season! The Titans welcome fans of all abilities to participate in the race, which will begin at Nissan Stadium, run through downtown and end right on the field. Run with some of your favorite Titans players and coaches and enjoy appearances by Titans cheerleaders and T-Rac. Runners/walkers will receive a race T-shirt and enjoy post-race refreshments, mingling with players, cheerleaders and T-Rac, and an awards ceremony. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Korean Veterans Boulevard (eastbound lanes only from South 2nd Street to 1st Avenue South), 1st Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway), Broadway (1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue), 2nd Avenue North (Broadway to Union Street), Union Street (3rd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North), Woodland Street Bridge and surrounding Nissan Stadium streets will be closed as early as 7:30 am until as late as 9:15 am on Saturday, May 20. Click here to view the course.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 10 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE (DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)
The Lung Force Walk celebrates the collective power of our breath. Friends, neighbors and colleagues will rally together to raise their voices against lung cancer—and for lung health for everyone. The route begins at Public Square and takes you on a scenic tour alongside the Cumberland River, around First Tennessee Park and through the Bicentennial Mall area. There are two routes available (the main route is approximately three miles and the short route is one mile). Please note: this event will include partial road closures along 1st, 2nd and 3rd Avenue North near First Tennessee Park. Walkers will be on the sidewalk for this event and will not result in full road closures. Click here to view the route.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, NOON - 10 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS $10
For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee Brew Works is celebrating the community with delicious craft beer, tasty food and great live music. The event is dog-friendly and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary. This year, the folks at The Basement East have joined the fray and selected a lineup of premier musical acts. Chef Jay Mitchell and his culinary friends will be cooking up a storm, so come hungry too. Tennessee Brew Works will be joined by neighborhood friends including City Winery, Czann's, Jackalope Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom and more.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 10 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: THE WESTIN NASHVILLE FREE
Reach your potential and discover new opportunities at The Westin Nashville. The hotel is now hiring full-time and part-time employees in guest services, food and beverage, culinary, spa, engineering, housekeeping and more. Stop by to meet the team and interview in person at the hotel's job fair on Saturday, May 20. Complimentary valet parking available. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 3 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH $39
It’s tequila time! Join the Nashville Scene for the sixth annual Margarita Festival. Your ticket gets you entry to the event and 15 margarita samples from the city's best makers. Sip and vote for your favorite while DJs rock the block. As always, this street festival held in The Gulch will be awesome squared, shaken, rimmed with salt and served up real chill. Food will be available for purchase by Bajo Sexto taco truck, Bar Louie and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK $35 GENERAL ADMISSION; $50 VIP
The party in the outfield at First Tennessee Park happens only at the Big Guitar Brewfest on Saturday, May 20! The event will feature local and craft breweries and liquor sampling tents. General admission tickets include unlimited beer and liquor samples, a souvenir mason jar mug and access to the game area in The Band Box during the event. VIP tickets include early admission at 4 pm with free food at the first base concession area and specialty beer tasting offered from 4 pm - 5 pm, as well as all the benefits of the general admission ticket holders.
The Contributor, Nashville’s weekly street newspaper, creates economic opportunity with dignity by investing in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Portara Ensemble will celebrate the Contributor’s mission with a concert that lifts up human dignity and honors the common human experiences of life, love and loss that touch us all. The program will feature “In the Beginning” by Aaron Copland and “Requiem” by Herbert Howells.
"Beautiful—The Carole King Musical" tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music—she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. The production features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel The Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You’ve Got A Friend" and the title song. "Beautiful" took home two 2014 Tony Awards and a 2015 Grammy Award.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 6 AM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 - 5 AM ON THURSDAY, MAY 18
5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed from 6 am on Wednesday, May 17 until 5 am on Thursday, May 18 due to a private Ameriprise Financial corporate event. Estimated attendance is 1,000.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Music Biz 2017 at Renaissance Nashville Hotel through Thursday, May 18
Nikki Michelle at Sambuca Thursday, May 18
Brandon & Robert at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, May 18
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, May 18
Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, May 18
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, May 18
Bart Ryan at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, May 18
Light + Sound Machine presents Bad Black at Third Man Records Thursday, May 18
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, May 18
Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, May 18
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, May 18
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, May 18
Identity: Chromatics Gallery Opening Reception at Chromatics Photo Imaging Thursday, May 18
John Legend at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, May 18
Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, May 18
Opry Country Classics: Craig Morgan, Shenandoah & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 18
Hollywood Meets Nashville with Rivers Rutherford & Ed Asner at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, May 18
The Murphey Kinship: A Benefit for the Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation at City Winery Thursday, May 18
Tyler Cannon at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, May 18
Justine Blazer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Thursday, May 18
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, May 19
Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, May 19
North Mississippi Allstars at Third Man Records Friday, May 19
Kayla Woodson at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, May 19
Tommie Lee of Love & Hip Hop Official Birthday Bash at Agenda Friday, May 19
Little Big Town at the Mother Church at Ryman Auditorium Friday, May 19 - Saturday, May 20
Alan Jackson at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, May 19
The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, May 19
An Evening with Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham at City Winery Friday, May 19
Mayday Parade at Cannery Ballroom Friday, May 19
Matt Schumacher Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, May 20
Yoga Buzz at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, May 20
Andre 3000 vs. Big Boi at Mercy Lounge Saturday, May 20
Gavin James at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, May 20
Cooking Demo in the Grow Local Kitchen at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, May 20
Mad Hatters at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, May 20
Saturdays@Agenda at Agenda Saturday, May 20
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, May 20
Adrian Belew Power Trio at 12th & Porter Saturday, May 20
Brazilbilly Reunion with Jesse Lee Jones & Chris Casello at Robert's Western World Saturday, May 20
The Tempest at Nashville Public Library Saturday, May 20
Book Talk: Beyond Words with John Prine at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, May 20
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, May 20
The Long Players perform Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run" at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, May 20
Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Saturday, May 20
The Westin Nashville Job Fair at The Westin Nashville Saturday, May 20
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, May 20
Nashville Black 40 Under 40 Awards Brunch at City Winery Saturday, May 20
Justine Blazer at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, May 20
Champagne Jam with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, May 21
Mad Hatters at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, May 21
David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, May 21 - Monday, May 22
Chris Pureka at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Sunday, May 21
Foundation for Bluegrass Music Fundraiser at Station Inn Sunday, May 21
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, May 21
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, May 21
LP at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, May 21
Cullen Greer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Sunday, May 21
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, May 21
An Evening with Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham at City Winery Sunday, May 21
Jared McAlister at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, May 21
J. Curly at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, May 21
Acme Unplugged at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, May 22
Indie Music Cafe: Open Mic Auditions at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, May 22
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, May 22
Preds Party in the Park at Walk of Fame Park Monday, May 22
Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, May 22
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, May 22
Painting Class: Almond Branches at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, May 22
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, May 22
Taryn Papa at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, May 22
Richie Kotzen at City Winery Monday, May 22
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, May 22
Open Jam with The Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, May 22
New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, May 22
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, May 23
Cody Collins Band at Legends Corner Tuesday, May 23
Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Tuesday, May 23
Lefty Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, May 23
Beth Beighey at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, May 23
Dylan Fest at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, May 23 - Wednesday, May 24
Tom Yankton at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, May 23 - Wednesday, May 24
Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, May 23 - Friday, May 26
Happy Little Trees at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, May 23
Thee Rock 'n' Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, May 23
Playmakers at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, May 23
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, May 23
The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, May 23
Maxwell at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, May 23
Nashville United Concert for Voter Registration featuring Amanda Shires & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, May 23
Rev. Shawn Amos at Sambuca Wednesday, May 24
Preds Party in the Park at Walk of Fame Park Wednesday, May 24
Mike Beach Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, May 24
Rob Muzick Band at Second Fiddle Wednesday, May 24
Painting Class: Choose Wine Bottles or Spring Tree at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, May 24
Jerry Jacobs Band at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, May 24
Matt Ferranti at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, May 24
Bluegrass & Beer at Tennessee Brew Works Wednesday, May 24
Bash & Pop at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, May 24
RaeLynn at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, May 24
Music City Doughboys at Station Inn Wednesday, May 24
Daryl Hall & John Oates with Tears For Fears at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, May 24
Arts Appetizer: Beautiful—The Carole King Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, May 24
David Gray at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, May 24
Justine Blazer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Wednesday, May 24
Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, May 24
Luke Wade at City Winery Wednesday, May 24
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, May 24
Jackie Wilson at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, May 24
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, May 24
Jerry Jacobs at Legends Corner Thursday, May 25
Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, May 25
Broseph E. Lee at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, May 25
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, May 25
Connor Muncil at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, May 25
Sheer Mag at Third Man Records Thursday, May 25
Ty Segall at Mercy Lounge Thursday, May 25
Eyes Set To Kill at Rocketown Thursday, May 25
Arlo Guthrie with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, May 25
Opry Country Classics: Dailey & Vincent, William Michael Morgan & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, May 25
Music Production Audio Suite at Nashville Public Library Thursday, May 25
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, May 25
Kentucky Thunder with Etta Britt, Sheila Lawence, Vicki Carrico, Jonell Mosser & Lisa Oliver Gray at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, May 25
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Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown May 17 - 31, 2017 include Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (1,425, May 10 - 18), Emerald Expositions (2,000, May 15 - 21), U.S. Foods, Inc. (2,000, May 15 - 17), Professional Eyecare Associates of America (400, May 18 - 20), and ACS Technologies (800, May 30 - June 2). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.