News & Information
New location: Cafe Le Crumbs!
162 4th Avenue North. 615-248-1944. This popular lunch restaurant has recently moved from Union Street to 4th Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 11 am - 3 pm.
New location: Salon J and Day Spa!
329 Union Street. 615-242-2343. This downtown salon has been downtown for over 20 years. They recently moved across the street from the UBS Tower to 329 Union Street. Call 615-242-2343 to make an appointment.
New nightlife option: Rudy's Jazz Room!
809 Gleaves Street. 615-988-2458. The new jazz spot in The Gulch serves classic New Orleans cocktails, local beer and Cajun cuisine. Hours of operation are Sunday - Tuesday, 5 pm - midnight and Wednesday - Saturday, 5 pm - 3 am.
New nightlife option: FGL House!
120 3rd Ave S. This new Florida Georgia Line owned honky tonk and bar has four levels including a rooftop deck. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 11 am - 3 am.
Events This Week
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Yazoo Brewing Company are teaming up for a new summer flavor: Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts! Jeni's founder Jeni Britton Bauer and the Yazoo team collaborated on this special flavor, with cherry wood-smoked porter beer by Yazoo, grass-grazed Ohio milk and fistfuls of almonds, cashews, peanuts and pecans dusted with rosemary, brown sugar and cayenne. Bauer will be in Nashville to celebrate the new flavor at Yazoo Taproom with an ice cream and beer social. They’ll have tons of the new flavor on hand, flights from Yazoo and Bauer herself to chat about this special partnership. The event is free, but the beer and ice cream will be pay as you go.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 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, JUNE 15, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTRAL FREE
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will hold public meetings to discuss this fall's semi-annual system changes and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s State of Metro call to "eliminate transfer fees" for riders. This meeting to gather feedback on the proposed changes and to answer questions will also take place on Tuesday, June 20 (4:30 pm - 6 pm) at Music City Central's Community Meeting Room. Click here for more details.
Capitol Grille will offer brunch—featuring classics like Steak and Eggs and Shrimp and Grits—all weekend, Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18. Reservations can be made online.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 - SUNDAY, JUNE 18, SPECIAL BEGINS AT 5 PM
LOCATION: DEL FRISCO'S GRILLE
Del Frisco’s Grille is celebrating Father’s Day all weekend with a featured entrée and special Gentleman’s Mule cocktail (a twist on the classic Moscow Mule made with bourbon) from Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18. Guests can enjoy an 18 oz. 28-day, bone-in, dry-aged strip steak along with any side item for $49. On Sunday only, guests can enjoy the Grille’s dinner menu all day (including brunch hours). For reservations, call 615-742-5503.
Relax and unwind at Night Market, a monthly event that takes place on the third Friday at the Nashville Farmers' Market both outside under the sheds as well as inside the Market House. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, wine, craft beer, local artisan booths, plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants, activities for families and more. Each month features different special events and featured artisans. Plus, you'll hear the best eclectic mix of vinyl records Music City has to offer by DJ Tim Hibbs inside the Market House and Matthew Maglione outside under the sheds.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 4 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE SOUTH
The Bridging the Gap Mixer is the highly anticipated kick off to the Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival! This one-of-a-kind event brings together artists, entertainment and vendors for a night full of great musical performances from Nashville's hottest artists covering jazz, R&B and blues music. Plus, a large selection of food, cocktails and merchandise vendors will be on-site. The Bridging the Gap Mixer has a new location this year on 5th Avenue South between Korean Veterans Boulevard and Demonbreun. Please note: road closure associated with this event. 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) will be closed from 10 am on Friday, June 16 until 2 am on Saturday, June 17.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17 - SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 11 AM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE
Acme Radio Live is pleased to announce the return of Tennessee’s only Formula 1 Powerboat race—Thunder on the Cumberland presented by Toyota! The second annual race will take place Father’s Day weekend on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 on the Cumberland River. Acme Radio Live and Toyota will host the free community event on Riverfront Park and the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge with food trucks, bars, music and the best view of the weekend’s races. Gates open at 11 am daily, with qualifying races commencing at 1 pm on Saturday and the final championship races at noon on Sunday. Please note: road closure associated with this event. Riverfront Park at 1st Avenue (Church Street to Broadway) will be closed from 8 am on Saturday, June 17 until 6 pm on Sunday, June 18.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 5 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $59 IN ADVANCE; $69 DAY OF EVENT (CASH ONLY IF AVAILABLE)
Nashville's largest food and drink festival is celebrating 15 years! The Nissan Taste of Music City is an all-inclusive food tasting event with a one price admission. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy tastings from some of the area's best restaurants along with some of Nashville's local beverage flavors. Attendees can also watch and learn from a group of Nashville's top chefs as they cook on-site and provide demonstrations for attendees to enjoy. Come out and enjoy the food and beverage samples this summer along with music from local artists and keep the fun going. Please note: road closure associated with this event. 3rd Avenue North (Union Street to Charlotte Avenue) will be closed from 11 am on Saturday, June 17 until 2 am on Sunday, June 18.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, GATES OPEN: 2 PM; SHOW STARTS: 3 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL GENERAL ADMISSION: $20 IN ADVANCE, $25 AT THE GATE; VIP: $30 IN ADVANCE, $35 AT THE GATE
The 17th annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival is a daylong event that showcases national and local jazz and blues musicians as well as celebrates the musical heritage of Jefferson Street. Headliners of the festival’s main event are Rose Royce, the R&B band with a string of great hits from the '70s, and Shirley Murdock, a soulful singer-songwriter. The musical event features a main stage in the Bicentennial Mall amphitheater along with vendors, food trucks, a customized children’s pavilion and much more.
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
Join the annual Father's Day edition of the sixth season of Jazz on the Cumberland featuring a live performance by The Sista Ruth Jazz Band. Food trucks and concessions will open at 4 pm, and showtime is from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at this event. $5 parking is available at Nissan Stadium Lots R & T. This event takes place on the third Sunday of every month through October.
Treat dad to an unforgettable Father’s Day dinner of Indian spice-rubbed BBQ with all the fixings at Chauhan! The Indian BBQ Platter—which includes Tamarind BBQ Ribs, Garam Masala Pulled Pork, Tandoori Spiced Chicken and Seehk Kababs—will be served family style for the whole table to share. Farm Indian Pickles, Coconut Green Chili Coleslaw, Potato Salad Chaat and “Indian” Street Corn will be served on the side. This offering is an option for dinner on Sunday, June 18. Chauhan is also open for brunch with different menu options. Reservations can be made online.
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Treat dad to a dim sum brunch—an experience unlike any other in town. Tànsuǒ’s eclectic brunch menu includes memorable dishes such as the Shanghai Shrimp Spring Rolls, Roasted Pork Belly, slow cooked Berkshire pork, Shanghai street-cart fried bread rolls with hoisin and chili sauce. Just in time for Father’s Day, Tansuo is rolling out (literally!) traditional dim sum carts for service and offering additional dim sum dishes. Reservations can be made online.
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 10:30 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY FREE TO ATTEND
Join City Winery for its Rad Dads Grill-Out presented by Radeberger Pilsner to enjoy an elevated dining experience with live music from Connor “Mango” Morey in the Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. The special Father’s Day menu will include Radeberger beer-marinated grilled half chicken ($12) and Mexican street corn ($5)! Full bar available. Reservations recommended. Contact email@example.com or 615-324-1010 to reserve a table.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
Make Music Nashville is an all-day, open-access, free festival taking place in various neighborhoods in Nashville on Wednesday, June 21. Participation is encouraged from all ages, music genres and abilities. This year’s festival features more than 100 artists performing at 30 venues, over 500 instrument giveaways and 30 group jams of varying styles throughout the city. Make Music Nashville joins more than 750 cities and 120 countries worldwide in celebrating World Music Day on June 21. Participating downtown locations this year include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Farmers' Market, Cumberland Park and the parking area on the corner of Broadway and 2nd Avenue in the heart of Lower Broadway. Click here to learn more.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
Join Small World Yoga for a free evening of yoga in the park to celebrate the third annual International Day of Yoga and the growing Nashville yoga community! Four amazing local instructors will co-lead this all-levels yoga session with music by DJ Aydamn and Dirty Proper. This free, family-friendly event will also feature food trucks and vendors. The event is from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, and yoga starts at 6:30 pm.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
Join the Tennessee State Museum for a lunch and learn lecture by Alan Shuptrine for his exhibit "Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain." Shuptrine, nationally recognized for his paintings, will talk about his creative process for this body of work that celebrates the connections of our Appalachian mountains and their historical and cultural counterparts in the British Isles. The Museum's 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.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Nashville Sounds vs. Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park through Friday, June 16
Dixie's Tupperware Party at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, June 18
Tennessee Museum Store's Before Inventory Sale at Tennessee State Museum through Sunday, June 25
Southern Avenue at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 15
Third Eye Blind with Silversun Pickups at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, June 15
Baby & Me Yoga at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 15
Shelly Fairchild at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 15
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, June 15
The Bacon Brothers at City Winery Thursday, June 15
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, June 15
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, June 16
Little Hurricane at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 16
DreamWorks Animation in Concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 16
Wine Love Dinner at Frothy Monkey Friday, June 16
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Nathan Belt at Robert's Western World Friday, June 16
Rose Cousins & Sarah Siskind at City Winery Friday, June 16
Gimme Hendrix at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, June 16
Audrey at Rocketown Friday, June 16
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, June 17
Jimmy Stewart & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, June 17
Moonshine Outlaws at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, June 17
Whitney Houston vs. Mariah Carey Tribute at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 17
A Gathering of The Pink Floyd Appreciation Society at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 17
Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes at First Tennessee Park Saturday, June 17
DanTDM at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 17
Nashville Cats: Salute to Vocalist & Fiddler Andrea Zonn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 17
The Sisterhood Special Announcement Show & Ruby's 30th Birthday Celebration at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, June 17
Jared McAlister at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 18
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, June 18
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, June 18
Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes at First Tennessee Park Sunday, June 18
Musician Spotlight: Striking Matches at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 18
Jazz Brunch featuring Bottom 40 at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, June 18
Blake Lewis at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Sunday, June 18
Markey Blue at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, June 18
Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, June 19
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, June 19
Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes at First Tennessee Park Monday, June 19 - Tuesday, June 20
Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments: Guitars at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, June 19 - Tuesday, June 20
New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, June 19
Stacy Mitchhart Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, June 19
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, June 19
King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park at Bicentennial Mall Tuesday, June 20
Summer Classics with The Providence Pipes at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, June 20
Justin Adams Awesomely Fantastic Night with Music & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, June 20
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, June 20
Songs Against Slavery featuring Matthew Perryman Jones & More at City Winery Tuesday, June 20
Thee Rock 'n' Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, June 20
Jackie Wilson at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, June 21
The Steel Wheels at Station Inn Wednesday, June 21
Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, June 21
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, June 21
Family Program: Beginner Guitar Workshop for Make Music Day at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, June 21
Mark Mackay at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 21
Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, June 21
Pizza & Wine Pairing at City Winery Wednesday, June 21
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, June 22
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 22
Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments: Guitars at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, June 22
Music at the Frist: Grant Ferris at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, June 22
Story Casters at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 22
ZZ Ward at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 22
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, June 22
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at City Winery Thursday, June 22
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, June 22
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, June 23
Shawn Camp & Friends at Station Inn Friday, June 23
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn Friday, June 23
The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 23
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Friday, June 23
Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, June 23
Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 23
Barns Courtney at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, June 23
With Friends Like These at Rocketown Friday, June 23
BuckinghamMcVie with The Wallflowers at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, June 23
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance 2017 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 23
Family Program: Beginner Guitar Workshop at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 23
Mr. Bond and the Science Guys: Tomorrow's World at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 23
Los Colognes at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, June 23
Barre3 Free Rooftop Class & Cold-Pressed Cocktails at L.A. Jackson Saturday, June 24
Brandon Holder at Legends Corner Saturday, June 24
Rachael Johnson Band at Second Fiddle Saturday, June 24
Bizz & Everyday People at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, June 24
Nashville Pride Festival at Public Square Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25
Forest Fire Gospel Choir at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 24
Daniel Romano at Mercy Lounge Saturday, June 24
The Corey Mac Show at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, June 24
Monster Jam at Nissan Stadium Saturday, June 24
Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, June 24
The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Nashville Symphony at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, June 24
The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, June 24
Punch Brothers at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, June 24
Community Outreach: Musical Petting Zoo at Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library Saturday, June 24
Songwriter Session: Deric Ruttan at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, June 24
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, June 24
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, June 24
The Midnight Riders: Allman Brothers Revue Tribute to Greg Allman at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, June 24
Jared McAlister at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 25
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, June 25
Robert Randolph & The Family Band at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, June 25
Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments: Guitars at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, June 25
New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, June 26
Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, June 26
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, June 26
Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, June 26
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, June 26
Open Jam with The Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, June 26
SayWeCanFly at Rocketown Monday, June 26
Grateful Mondays with Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, June 26
Family Program: String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music & Puppetry at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, June 26
Artful Tales: Story Time in the Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, June 26
Summer TLC: Teen Learning Community at Nashville Public Library Monday, June 26
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, June 26
Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, June 26
Jon Cleary with Special Guest Bobby Messano at City Winery Monday, June 26
Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, June 27
The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, June 27
King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park at Bicentennial Mall Tuesday, June 27
Cody Collins Band at Legends Corner Tuesday, June 27
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, June 27
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, June 27
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 27
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, June 27
Thee Rock 'n' Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, June 27
Chicago & The Doobie Brothers at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday, June 27
Creative Zone: Puppet Making at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, June 27
Playmakers at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, June 27
Brent Mason with Jonathan Brown, Jimmy Carter & Lonnie Wilson at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, June 27
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, June 27
No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, June 27
KOLARS at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, June 28
Clean and Safe Request Form
If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, let us know! Report graffiti that needs to be removed, public sidewalks that need pressure washing, weeds, trash and other unsightly items. Use this form to send a request directly to our Clean and Safe Team manager. Please note: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).
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.
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown June 14 - 28, 2017 include the Electronic Security Expo / Alarm Industry Expo (3,500, June 13 - 16), Association for Certified Fraud Examiners (3,000, June 18 - 21), Building Owners & Managers Association International (4,200, June 24 - 27), Jayco Inc. (500, June 26 - 28) and AMERIND Risk Managment Corporation (700, June 27 - 30). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.