Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    

Events This Week


Preds Party in the Park

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, SITE OPENS: 4 PM; GAME STARTS: 7 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE

Fans will get to cheer on the Nashville Predators during the Stanley Cup finals away games on Monday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 31 (Games 1 and 2)! A large screen will show the pre-game broadcast starting at 6:30 pm with the game at 7 pm. Walk of Fame 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. Smashville will also host Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose on Lower Broadway for the home games on Saturday, June 3 and Monday, June 5.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 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.

 

Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Finals

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 7 PM AND MONDAY, JUNE 5, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA

The Nashville Predators are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history! Smashville will host the Stanley Cup finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday, June 3 and Monday, June 5. Game 6 will also be held at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, June 11 if necessary.

 

Music City Star Train Tickets for Stanley Cup Finals

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 AND MONDAY, JUNE 5

Going to the Stanley Cup finals or Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose? In celebration of the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup finals, the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee will offer free rides on the Music City Star for the upcoming home games on Saturday, June 3 and Monday, June 5. An allotment of 700 tickets will be available to the general public on the Smashville Express train. Tickets must be acquired in advance by going online here and printing a ticket. Children age 4 and younger will not need a ticket to board, however, they will be required to sit in a parent’s lap. Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the Smashville Express train. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 AND MONDAY, JUNE 5; SITE OPENS: 3:30 PM; GAME STARTS: 7 PM
LOCATION: LOWER BROADWAY FREE

Live music and big screens will take over Lower Broadway on Saturday, June 3 and Monday, June 5 for the free Broadway Smash party when the Nashville Predators take to the ice in Bridgestone Arena for their first home appearances in Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. A pre-game concert featuring special guest artists will start at approximately 4 pm. On June 3 and June 5, a stage at 5th Avenue and Broadway will face the Cumberland River, with large screens at the stage and in other locations. Broadway will be closed between 5th Avenue and 3rd Avenue. The site will open at 3:30 pm with the concert at 4 pm, pre-game broadcast shown starting at 5:30 pm and the game shown on screens starting at 7 pm. Should additional games be necessary, locations for parties will remain downtown but in new locations due to the CMA Music Festival. Click here for more information. Please note: road closures associated with this event! Broadway (from 4th to 5th Avenue) closed from Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm until Tuesday, June 6 at 6 am. Broadway (from 3rd to 4th Avenue) closed from Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm until Tuesday, June 6 at 6 am. 5th Avenue South (from Broadway to Demonbreun) closed from Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm until Tuesday, June 6 at 6 am.

 

National Trails Day

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 10 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 3! The Bicentennial Mall will be celebrating National Trails Day in conjunction with Tennessee Statehood Day. Walk and talk through the park and the Capitol grounds to learn about the journey ordinary people made to accomplish statehood in 1796. Interact with historians as they tell their stories about Tennessee becoming a state. Attendees should meet under the train trestle at the Visitor Center.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 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 at the performance platform on 5th Avenue North by Meet the Seavers and in the Fifth Third Center Plaza by Sonja Hopkins. 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 the 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, June 3. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:

21c Museum Hotel
221 2nd Avenue North. 615-610-6400. 24/7. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

40AU
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

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.

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. {No shuttle service at this stop this month.}

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.

 

Music City Gives Back

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1 PM - 6 PM

NOTE: This event has been moved from Tuesday, June 6 and will now be held on Monday, June 5 to coincide with Broadway Smash.
Rodney Atkins' seventh annual Music City Gives Back benefit concert will feature an impressive lineup of country stars coming together to raise money for a deserving cause. In addition to Rodney, performers include Kip Moore, Granger Smith, Cole Taylor and Brett Young. This free concert will take place on the corner of 5th Avenue South and Demonbreun. The 2017 event will benefit the W.O. Smith Music School. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for a list of road closures associated with the CMA Music Festival and its related events.

 

Daybreaker Nash Launch

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 6 AM - 9 AM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER FREE

Daybreaker is an early morning dance movement in 16 cities around the world and growing. They're collaborating with CMT for the official kick-off to the CMT Music Awards for the Nashville launch! They'll kick things off with a pre-party yoga session, and then launch into a full-throttle dance party, sprinkled with performances by local musicians, an epic brass band, free coffee, healthy juices and breakfast bites, and special surprises. Click here to learn more and register for free.

 

CMT Music Awards

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 7 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER

Now in its 16th year, the CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7. This year's event will be hosted by Charles Esten of TV show "Nashville." Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire are scheduled to perform. This year's event has been moved from its usual venue at Bridgestone Arena to the Music City Center due to the Nashville Predators advancing to the Stanley Cup finalsPlease note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for a list of road closures associated with the CMA Music Festival and its related events.

 

Road Closures


Road Closures: CMA Music Festival, CMT Music Awards & Related Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 1 - MONDAY, JUNE 12

Several road closures are planned throughout downtown for Music City Gives Back (Tuesday, June 6), CMT Music Awards (Wednesday, June 7) and CMA Music Festival (Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11). This list is organized by the date the closures begin. The end date is different for each road and is indicated below. Most roads are closed for multiple days. All closures will be lifted by 7 pm on Monday, June 12.

Thursday, June 1:
- Northbound lane of 1st Avenue (Broadway to Church Street) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Thursday, June 1
- Northbound lane of 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 9 am until 3 pm on Thursday, June 1

Sunday, June 4:
- 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 6 am on Sunday, June 4 until 4 pm on Monday, June 12

Monday, June 5:
- Broadway (1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue) closed from 5 am on Monday, June 5 until 3 am on Monday, June 12
- 1st Avenue (Demonbreun to Church Street) closed from 5 am on Monday, June 5 until 3 am on Monday, June 12
- 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 6 am on Monday, June 5 until 6 am on Thursday, June 8
- Titans Way closed from 7 am on Monday, June 5 until 3 am on Monday, June 12

Tuesday, June 6:
- Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) closed from 5 am on Tuesday, June 6 until 2 am on Monday, June 12

Wednesday, June 7:
- 1st Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 5 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 3 am on Monday, June 12
- Molloy Street (1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South) closed from 5 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 3 am on Monday, June 12
- Demonbreun (1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South) closed from 5 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 3 am on Monday, June 12
- 6th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 5 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 6 am on Thursday, June 8
- 7th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 5 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 6 am on Thursday, June 8
- Westbound lane of Korean Veterans Boulevard (4th Avenue South just past Omni Nashville Hotel to 6th Avenue South) closed from 5 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 12:01 am on Thursday, June 8
- Demonbreun (6th Avenue South to 8th Avenue South) closed from 5 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 6 am on Thursday, June 8
- Broadway (2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue) closed from 6 am on Wednesday, June 7 until 2 am on Monday, June 12

Thursday, June 8:
- 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Thursday, June 8
- Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Thursday, June 8

Friday, June 9:
- 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Friday, June 9
- Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Friday, June 9

Saturday, June 10:
- 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Saturday, June 10
- Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Saturday, June 10

Sunday, June 11:
- 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Sunday, June 11
- Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Sunday, June 11

Monday, June 12:
- Southbound lane of 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 9 am until 3 pm on Monday, June 12
- Northbound lane of 1st Avenue North (Broadway to Church Street) closed from 7 am until 7 pm on Monday, June 12

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Train at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Wednesday, May 31

Copland's Third at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, June 1 - Saturday, June 3

Opry Country Classics: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 1

Coffee & Classics: Copland's Third at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 2

Man & Woman of the Year Late Night Party at Bar Sovereign Friday, June 2

Family Program: Beginner Electric Guitar Workshop at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 2

Four Voices: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Indigo Girls Amy Ray & Emily Saliers at Ryman Auditorium Friday, June 2 - Saturday, June 3

Songwriter Session: Angaleena Presley at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 3

Muse with Thirty Seconds to Mars & PVRIS at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, June 3

Game Changers STEM Camp for Girls at Google Fiber Space Saturday, June 3

Audio Architects of the Nashville Sound at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 4

Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, June 4

Bianca Del Rio's Not Today Satan Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 4

Tasting Notes at Flyte World Dining and Wine Sunday, June 4

Darius Rucker & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Monday, June 5

Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Finals at Bridgestone Arena Monday, June 5

Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose at Lower Broadway Monday, June 5

The Tennessean Sports Awards at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, June 6

Stars for Second Harvest at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, June 6

Sara Evans Album Preview Party at City Winery Wednesday, June 7

CMT Music Awards at Music City Center Wednesday, June 7

Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, June 7

Ringing in 13 with EmiSunshine with Zach Stone & Parker Willingham at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 7

CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11

Brenda Lee Meet & Greet at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, June 8

Ty Herndon's Concert for Love & Acceptance at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, June 8

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, June 8

Boney James at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 9

Performance: CMT's Next Women of Country at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 9

Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band at Ryman Auditorium Friday, June 9

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game at First Tennessee Park Saturday, June 10

Songwriter Session: Natalie Hemby at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 10

Musician Spotlight: Johnny Duke at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 11

2017 Tony Awards Viewing Party at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 11

Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Finals at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, June 11

Jonny Lang at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, June 11

Sigur Rós at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Monday, June 12

Iron Maiden at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, June 13

Ann Wilson of Heart at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, June 13

Joe Jackson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, June 14

Neil deGrasse Tyson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, June 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 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.

Music City Circuit

Getting around downtown is easy! Hop a ride to the Nashville Farmers' Market for lunch or to shop, catch happy hour in The Gulch, see the newest exhibit at the Frist, attend a concert at the Ryman, check out an art gallery, attend a Preds game ... the possibilities are endless. Music City Circuit makes it easy to travel to destinations around downtown! Click here for the route map. The best part? This service is free. Mobile apps, including Transit, will help you track the location of the Circuit, as well. 

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown May 31 - June 14, 2017 include ACS Technologies (800, May 30 - June 2), Hunter Douglas (600, June 2 - 4), CMA Music Festival (90,000, June 8 - 11), and Electronic Security Expo / Alarm Industry Expo (3,500, June 13 - 16). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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