News & Information
New restaurant: Mellow Mushroom!
423 Broadway. 615-454-4990. This restaurant features live music and three levels, including a rooftop deck. Menu items include pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. They offer gluten-free dough and vegan options. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 11 am - 2 am.
New liquor store: The Library Fine Wine & Spirits!
202 6th Avenue North. 629-800-5109. This new shop offers a variety of wine, liquor and beer. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 9 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 9 pm.
New coffee shop: Starbucks!
168 4th Avenue North. 615-256-0900. A new outpost of the popular coffee chain, this Starbucks is located in the Courtyard by Marriott building. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 6 am - 9 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: AT&T BUILDING FREE
Learning is more important than it’s ever been. In a faster paced world, adults need to be equipped with both agility and the education needed to meet the demands. Adults interested in furthering their education are invited to attend the free 2017 Adult Education Fair on Friday, June 23 hosted by The Women of AT&T, Tennessee Chapter. The fair will be held from 11 am - 4 pm at the AT&T headquarters auditorium downtown. The prospective learner will have the opportunity to visit with member schools under the Middle Tennessee Higher Education Alliance Group, along with eight additional colleges and universities, to discuss degree programs offered by their institutions.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 4 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE TO ATTEND
Wear gold, bring your friends and join your fellow Nashville Predators fans for a night full of Smashville fan appreciation! Friday, June 23 at 4 pm, come to Bridgestone Arena to take part in a Western Conference Champions celebration while watching the Preds make the 30th overall selection in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago. Fans will have the opportunity to write cards and record video thank-you messages for the Preds players and coaches, take part in a public skate ($10 for the general public; first-served basis), tour the Predators locker room, and purchase play-off rally towels and T-shirts with all proceeds benefiting the Nashville Predators Foundation, all while watching the draft and enjoying free popcorn and soda at concession stands. Season tickets are still available for the 2017-2018 season and you may select your seat at the event.
From the world’s oldest living culture comes art that appears surprisingly modern. Vivid paintings and sculptures feature a unique visual language that evolved over centuries but was rarely collected until the 1970s, when a renaissance suddenly flourished, with new media allowing indigenous views to be shared around the world. What may appear abstract and graphic can be appreciated for its boldness, as well as its unusually deep associations. Join curator Pam McClusky in unveiling where in Australia these artworks at the Frist Center may take you. You'll be introduced to the artists and their subjects, which range from immense deserts and shimmering billabongs (oxbow lakes) to underground crops. Then listen to the insights of Robert Kaplan and Margaret Levi, who focused on collecting Australian Aboriginal art in the early 1990s and have enhanced the recognition of this artistic movement in the United States on a national level.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: L.A. JACKSON FREE
Barre3 and Nashville’s hottest new rooftop lounge L.A. Jackson, located on the top of the Thompson Nashville, are teaming up to offer a summer morning complimentary class with cold-press cocktails to follow. The event will begin at 11 am with Barre3 co-owner Holly Coltea leading a 45-minute class. Immediately following class, guests will enjoy fresh, seasonal cocktails provided by L.A. Jackson. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle and prepare to sweat!
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 - SUNDAY, JUNE 25, SATURDAY: 10 AM - 9 PM & SUNDAY: NOON - 6 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE $5 PER DAY; $10 WEEKEND PASS
The Nashville Pride Festival is a two-day event celebrating the LGBTQ community. The festival features musical entertainment on two stages, more than 200 vendors in the artists' village, a kids and family zone, a youth pavilion, food and plenty of surprises. Performers include Lizzo, Conrad Sewell, Big Freedia and more. Plus, don't miss the Equality Walk on Saturday, June 24 at 10 am beginning at the corner of Union Street and 2nd Avenue North. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Festival closures include Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 4th Avenue North) and 3rd Avenue North (Union Street to Charlotte Avenue) from 9 am on Friday, June 23 until 11 pm on Sunday, June 25. Plus, additional road closures will be in place for the Equality Walk. Union Street (1st Avenue North to 5th Avenue North), 5th Avenue North (Union Street to Church Street), Church Street (5th Avenue North to 4th Avenue North), 4th Avenue North (Church Street to Commerce Street), Commerce Street (4th Avenue North to 2nd Avenue North) and 2nd Avenue North (Commerce Street to Union Street) will be closed from 9 am to 11 am on Saturday, June 24. Click here to view the walk route.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 7 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $15 - $135+
Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels—Monster Jam trucks! The 12-feet-tall, 10,000-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over—or smash through. These colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $69 - $79 GENERAL ADMISSION; $39 DESIGNATED DRIVER
Get out of the summer heat and enjoy craft brews, food, games and entertainment at the fifth annual Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival. This is guaranteed to be the coolest beer festival in town! Proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation, which supports Middle Tennessee nonprofit groups and programs in the community. General admission tickets include festival entry, a souvenir glass, unlimited tastings and two upper level tickets for a Nashville Predators pre-season game in September 2017.
The tribute show that rocked sell-out crowds heads outdoors for a night of all your Led Zeppelin favorites. The Nashville Symphony, a rock band and conductor Brent Havens perform two-plus hours of rock 'n' roll classics, including "Good Times Bad Times," "Stairway to Heaven," "Immigrant Song," "Black Dog," "Kashmir" and more.
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FIN & PEARL $135
Last month, the James Beard Foundation invited TomKats Hospitality Executive Chef Matt Farley and his staff to cook a five-course meal at the esteemed James Beard House in Manhattan. Diners from across the country attended the “Ode to the Sea” dining event and enjoyed a special selection of Fin & Pearl’s decadent cuisine. To celebrate the occasion, Fin & Pearl is recreating this once-in-a-lifetime dining experience for an encore presentation, “Beard at the Boathouse,” on Monday, June 26 at 6:30 pm. Beginning at 6:30 pm, diners will mingle for hors d’oeuvres in the semi-private Boathouse upon entering the restaurant. This mixer will transition directly into the Chart Room (private dining space), where guests will be seated for a five-course dinner with drink pairings. Click here for more information.
From the director of "Aladdin" and the co-director of "The Book of Mormon," "Something Rotten!" is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, "Something Rotten!" is “'The Producers' + 'The Book of Mormon' x 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' Squared!” (New York Magazine).
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL FREE
Come out and get your zen on at the free Yoga in the Park series hosted by King of Pops! Classes are led by Mary Catherine Hoffner every Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in Nashville's picturesque Bicentennial Mall. Classes are for all levels and completely free to all who wish to join. Just bring a yoga mat (or a towel), a friend and positive vibes.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 12:30 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: BROADWAY, 8TH AVENUE, DEMONBREUN, 14TH AVENUE
The Tractorcade rally will be held on Wednesday, June 28 from 12:30 pm - 4 pm. Farmers from across the state plan to come to Nashville in an effort to send a message about the impact of the American Health Care Act on rural communities in Tennessee. The tractors will drive a circuit onto Broadway from the Christ Church Cathedral parking lot, turn onto 8th Avenue, then onto Demonbreun and across The Gulch to 14th Avenue, then back to Broadway and return to the church parking lot. Please note: no road closures are associated with this event. The farmers will be compliant with all traffic and safety protocol and will not disembark or interrupt traffic, but merely drive the circuit a few times.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 6 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $15
Join City Winery for a fun, casual and informative series of tastings and gatherings throughout the summer! Relax on the patio with one of its sommeliers as you’re guided through wines you can continue enjoying past the summer. Wednesday, June 28's session is entitled "What Wines Pair Well with the 4th of July?" Contrary to popular belief, beer is not the only adult beverage that pairs well with Independence Day. Taste unique wines that would be delicious additions to any picnic, backyard BBQ or party you’ll be enjoying on the 4th of July.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Tennessee Museum Store's Before Inventory Sale at Tennessee State Museum through- Sunday, June 25
Lunch & Learn: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain at Tennessee State Museum Thursday, June 22
Stephanie Adlington at Sambuca 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
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at City Winery Thursday, June 22
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, June 22
Pokey LaFarge at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 22
Stop Light Observations at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 22
Sam West Trio at Tennessee Brew Works Friday, June 23
Cumberland Run at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, June 23
Painting Class: Nashville Sounds Foundation Fundraiser at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, June 23
Benton Blount at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, June 23
The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 23
Biff Kapow at Bootleggers Inn 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
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
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Nathan Belt at Robert's Western World Friday, June 23
Peter Rowan Band at City Winery Friday, June 23
Adam Bruno Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, June 24
Bizz & Everyday People at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, June 24
Rachael Johnson Band at Second Fiddle Saturday, June 24
Brandon Holder at Legends Corner Saturday, June 24
Painting Class: Choose Lips or Guitar at Sips 'n Strokes 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
Fish On at Second Fiddle Sunday, June 25
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, June 25
Natalie Brady Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, June 25
Cullen Greer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Sunday, June 25
Painting Class: Choose Mermaid or Martini at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, June 25
Tom Yankton at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, June 25
Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, June 25
Jared McAlister at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, June 25
Open Jam with The Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, June 26
Nashville Sounds vs. Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29
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
Grateful Mondays with Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, June 26
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, June 27
Kelly Long at Nudie's Honky Tonk Tuesday, June 27
Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, June 27
The Jenerators at Sambuca Tuesday, June 27
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes 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
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, June 27
Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, June 27
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, June 28
Wes Cook Band at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, June 28
Justine Blazer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Wednesday, June 28
Bluegrass & Beer at Tennessee Brew Works Wednesday, June 28
Adam Rausche Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, June 28
Arts Appetizer: Something Rotten! at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, June 28
Family Program: String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music & Puppetry at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, June 28
Summer Chill at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, June 28
Spotlight 615: Carly Burruss & More at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, June 28
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, June 28
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, June 29
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, June 29
Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, June 29
Justine Blazer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Thursday, June 29
Chris Amsler at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, June 29
Lefty Ferguson Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, June 29
Grant Garland at Sambuca Thursday, June 29
Painting Class: Choose Poppies or Dandelions at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, June 29
Whiskey Cash & Roses with The New Nashville at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, June 29
Tom Yankton Band at Legends Corner Thursday, June 29
Jesse Cain at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, June 29
Tyler Cannon at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, June 29
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, June 29
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Earls of Leicester at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, June 29
Creative Zone: Puppet Making at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, June 29
Story Casters at Nashville Public Library Thursday, June 29
Jerrod Neimann at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, June 29
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, June 29
Michelle Shocked Trilogy Lounge Residency featuring "Short Sharp Shocked" with Pete Anderson & His Trio at City Winery Thursday, June 29
The “Three Country Tenors” at Station Inn Thursday, June 29
Steelism at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 29
Swear and Shake at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, June 29
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, June 29
Holland Marie at Second Fiddle Friday, June 30
Tyrone Smith Super T Revue at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, June 30
World Record Attempt at the Largest Air Guitar Concert at First Tennessee Park Friday, June 30
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, June 30
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Friday, June 30 - Saturday, July 1
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Friday, June 30
The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, June 30
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, June 30
Family Program: String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music & Puppetry at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, June 30
Frist Fridays: The Long Players perform Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, June 30
Magician Rodney Kelley at Nashville Public Library Friday, June 30
Jeffrey Steele & Anthony Smith at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, June 30
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Nathan Belt at Robert's Western World Friday, June 30
Ivory Layne at City Winery Friday, June 30
The Boxcars at Station Inn Friday, June 30
Justine Blazer at Bootleggers Inn Friday, June 30
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Sunday, July 2
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at First Tennessee Park Monday, July 3
Get Fit Downtown
Did you know that downtown Nashville has 11 fitness centers? Visit our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, yoga studios, dance studios and personal training options.
Cheap Parking Options
Park for only $5 weeknights after 6 pm and all day Saturday or Sunday at the Metro Courthouse Garage. Or, pay only $8 after 5 pm on weeknights or all day Saturday or Sunday at the Library Garage. It is hard to beat these rates! To find additional parking options based on location and price, please use our online parking map.
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown June 21 - July 5, 2017 include the 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), AMERIND Risk Managment Corporation (700, June 27 - 30), Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (8,000, June 30 - July 7), and Music City July 4th (150,000, July 4).. For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.