Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


News & Information


New shopping option: The Bubblery Nashville!
28 Arcade. 615-495-7088. This new shop inside The Arcade sells a variety of bath bombs, bath salts, luxury soap and other products including a variety of organic options. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. 


New shopping option: Fond Object Records!
535 4th Avenue South. 615-499-4526. This shop is a record store, boutique and vintage store featuring new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and much more. Hours of operation are Monday - Tuesday, noon - 6 pm; Thursday, noon - 8 pm; Friday - Saturday, noon - 8 pm; and Sunday, noon - 5 pm.


New shopping and lounge option: Casa de Montecristo!
600 9th Avenue S, #130. 615-800-3397. This store offers a selection of premium handmade cigars, humidors, cutters and other smoking accessories. They also have a lounge where you can enjoy a cigar or two. Check out their grand opening event this weekend. Hours of operation are Monday - Wednesday, 10 am - 11 pm; Thursday - Saturday, 10 am - midnight; and Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm.


Events This Week


Lunch & Learn About the Deadliest Train Crash in U.S. History


THURSDAY, JULY 20, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

On Thursday, July 20, local historian Betsy Thorpe will present “Wartime Casualties at Home: How Nationalization of the Railways During WWI Led to the Deadliest Train Crash in U.S. History.” In July of 1918, two steam locomotives collided head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville, taking the lives of more than 100 people and injuring at least 300 others. Thorpe, the author of "The Day the Whistles Cried," will explore the backdrop of wartime urgency and human error that helped cause this tragic disaster. She will also focus on how the racial and societal divisions of the early 20th century affected who would perish and who would survive the deadly train wreck at Dutchman’s Curve.


Topgolf Crush



Topgolf brings its iconic experience to Nashville for a limited time at Nissan Stadium featuring giant targets on the field, private bays for group events and Toptracer technology so you can accurately track your golf ball like a pro. Expect the usual scene from gameday including a lively crowd and cold beers, but with the benefit of live music by over a dozen bands, delicious eats from famed Nashville food trucks and the opportunity to challenge your friends to addictive, point-scoring golf games that anyone can play.


Street Food Thursdays



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.


Who Knew


THURSDAY, JULY 20, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Would you love to know what music companies are looking for in new artists? What would you give to have the inside track when it comes to pitching a song? Who Knew presents The Pitch at City Winery on Thursday, July 20. Come witness eight different bands play for and pitch to seven different A&R executives. You’ll see what advice they give and, if you're lucky, see how a publishing or label deal starts to come together.


Glow-in-the-Dark Skate


FRIDAY, JULY 21, 5 PM - 10:30 PM

Join the Nashville Predators for the last chance to skate on 2017 Stanley Cup Final ice at Bridgestone Arena! This glow-in-the-dark skate is open to all of Smashville. Be sure to sport your “glowing” Preds pride and wear colors that illuminate on the ice. Before or after your skate, visit the Team Store and check out seats still available for purchase for the 2017-2018 season. Free parking is available at the 6th Avenue Garage at 6th Avenue South and Demonbreun. Skate rental is included in the price. This rate will allow guests to skate for one hour.


Casa de Montecristo Grand Opening



Casa de Montecristo offers the finest selection of premium handmade cigars, smoking accessories, state-of-the-art walk-in humidors, and lush and comfortable lounge areas. They just opened a new location in The Gulch, and they're celebrating with a grand opening event. On both Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 7 pm - 10 pm, enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and swag bags. RSVP requested to no later than Thursday, July 20. Plus, Casa de Montecristo will celebrate their grand opening with two days of special cigar deals, cigar swag, lifestyle and liquor vendors, local artists and more on July 21 and July 22. They're open from 10 am - midnight on both days.


Peach Jam Night Market


FRIDAY, JULY 21, 5 PM - 9 PM

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 an evening of shopping, sipping, dancing and eating—all with local food artisans, artists, crafters, flea merchants, farmers and food trucks. Each month features different special events and featured artisans. This month, they'll have a sweet table of free peach samples for guests, peachy cooking demos in the farm sheds, live DJs and soul music. Plus, very special guest Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House will debut their much-awaited Germantown beer garden in the Market House for Peach Jam Night Market. There will also be fun kids' activities for the littles and a tasty peach cocktail for the adults.


PechaKucha Night: Shaping an Artful Community


FRIDAY, JULY 21, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

From cutting edge galleries to new initiatives in bringing art to the community, Nashville is growing its reputation as a lab for creativity. Come hear a curated lineup of visionary thinkers and doers whose energy is likely to inspire and hasten the artistic transformation of the city. The original PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as a way for young designers to meet, network and show their work to the public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with PechaKucha Nights now happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from a Japanese term for the sound of "chitchat," its format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—making presentations concise and moving things along at a rapid pace.


Music City Triathlon



The 9th annual Music City Triathlon returns to Music City Sunday, July 23. Swim the Cumberland River (1.5K), bike through East Nashville on a completely closed and traffic-free Ellington Parkway (45K) and run on a new flat course (10K). Not ready for the whole thing? Relay teams, the Aquabike category (swimming and biking only) or the Cyclorun category (biking and running only) are also options. Or, cheer on participants as they make their way along the course. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Downtown closures include Victory Avenue (South 1st Street to Titans Way), Titans Way (Victory Avenue to Russell Street), Russell Street (Titans Way to South 1st Street) and South 1st Street (Victory Avenue running south of downtown) will be closed as early as 5 am until as late as 12:30 pm on Sunday, July 23. The remaining road closures do not affect downtown. Click here for additional road closure information.


The Porch Wine Series: How Does Oak Affect Chardonnay?



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. This session is all about chardonnay. Chardonnay, considered one of the world’s premier white grapes, is often referred to by winemakers as a “blank canvas.” What does that mean? Basically, it means chardonnay is very susceptible to the influence of wood. In this class, taste and explore the variety of flavor profiles in popular styles of chardonnay.



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum through Thursday, July 20

Nashville Scene's Burger Week through Sunday, July 23

Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Thursday, July 20

Robert & Brandon at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, July 20

Wes Cook Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, July 20

The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, July 20

Painting Class: Dirty Martini at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, July 20

Radio Romance at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, July 20

Nashville Light + Sound Machine presents Pat O'Neill Four Films at Third Man Records Thursday, July 20

Tori Marjorie at Two Old Hippies Thursday, July 20

Toby Keith at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, July 20

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Infamous Stringdusters at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 20

Justine Blazer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Thursday, July 20

J. Curly at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, July 20

David Cook at Mercy Lounge Thursday, July 20

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, July 20

Grant Garland at Sambuca Friday, July 21

Josh Davidson at Tennessee Brew Works Friday, July 21

Casper Gose Launch at Jackalope Brewing Company Friday, July 21

AC Drive at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, July 21

Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, July 21

Cort Carpenter Band at Legends Corner Friday, July 21

Steven West at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, July 21

Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, July 21

Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, July 21

Rae at Bootleggers Inn Friday, July 21

10 String Symphony at Station Inn Friday, July 21

Family Program: Songwriting 101: Shania Twain Style at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, July 21

Steve Earle & The Dukes at Ryman Auditorium Friday, July 21

Best Laid Plans at Old Spaghetti Factory Friday, July 21

George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners at 12th & Porter Friday, July 21

Air Supply at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, July 21

Tales at Twilight at Cumberland Park Friday, July 21

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, July 21

Dixie Jade Band at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, July 21

The Ivins at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, July 21

Fresh Fridays with DJ Jerry & Sister Sprouse at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, July 21

Def Leprechaun at The Pub Nashville Friday, July 21

Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Saturday, July 22

Hair of the Downward Dog Yoga at Tennessee Brew Works Saturday, July 22

Mark John at Two Old Hippies Saturday, July 22

Saturdays@Agenda at Agenda Saturday, July 22

Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, July 22

Scott Lindsay at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, July 22

Justine Blazer at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, July 22

Jesse Cain at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, July 22

Styx & REO Speedwagon at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, July 22

The Moody Blues at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, July 22

Songwriter Session: Nathan Chapman at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, July 22

Civil Composition: A Journey Through Civil Rights Using Spoken Word at Nashville Public Library Saturday, July 22

Bob Schneider at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, July 22

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, July 22

Tim Foust & Friends Birthday Bash at City Winery Saturday, July 22

Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, July 22

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, July 22

Rutledge at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, July 22

Last Podcast on the Left at Mercy Lounge Saturday, July 22

Irene Kelley Band at Station Inn Saturday, July 22

Stephanie Adlington at Sambuca Sunday, July 23

Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, July 23

Tennessee State Parks Fundraiser at Tennessee Brew Works at Tennessee Brew Works Sunday, July 23

Fish On at Second Fiddle Sunday, July 23

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, July 23

Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, July 23

Mad Hatters at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, July 23

Painting Class: Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, July 23

Nicole Atkins at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, July 23

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, July 23

John Hammond at City Winery Sunday, July 23

Champagne Jam with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, July 23

This Wild Life at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Sunday, July 23

Tig Notaro at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 23

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, July 23

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, July 23

Cullen Greer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Sunday, July 23

The High Jivers at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, July 23

Open Mic Night Mondays at Tennessee Brew Works Monday, July 24

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, July 24

The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Monday, July 24

Taryn Papa at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, July 24

Taylor Dye at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, July 24

Painting Class: Angel at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, July 24

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, July 24

Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, July 24

School of Rock All-Stars at City Winery Monday, July 24

Grateful Mondays with Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, July 24

Kelly Long at Nudie's Honky Tonk Monday, July 24

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, July 24

Randy Moore at Bootleggers Inn Monday, July 24

New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, July 24

Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, July 25

Hallie Long at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, July 25

Nashville Sounds vs. Las Vegas 51s at First Tennessee Park Tuesday, July 25 - Friday, July 28

The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, July 25

Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, July 25

Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, July 25

King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park at Bicentennial Mall Tuesday, July 25

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, July 25

Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth at City Winery Tuesday, July 25

No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, July 25

Thee Rock 'n' Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, July 25

Iron Vessel at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, July 25

Grant Garland Trio at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, July 25

Kelly Long at Nudie's Honky Tonk Tuesday, July 25

Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, July 25

Jerry Jacobs Band at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, July 26

Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Wednesday, July 26

Bluegrass & Beer at Tennessee Brew Works Wednesday, July 26

Adam Rausche Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, July 26

Matt Ferranti at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, July 26

Painting Class: Choose Wine or Musical Note at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, July 26

The Matte Gray Band at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, July 26

Madison Pepper Writer's Round at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, July 26

Cassie LaBeau Band at Barlines Wednesday, July 26

Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, July 26

Nahko and Medicine for the People at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, July 26

Good Rockin' Tonight at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, July 26

Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, July 26

Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Wednesday, July 26

Tim O’Brien Band at Station Inn Wednesday, July 26

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, July 26

Justine Blazer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Wednesday, July 26

Jerry Jacobs at Legends Corner Thursday, July 27

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, July 27

Lefty Ferguson Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, July 27

Chris Jordan at Sambuca Thursday, July 27

Jason Duggins Band at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, July 27

The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, July 27

ARTlab with Vadis Turner at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, July 27 - Friday, July 28

Jesse Cain at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, July 27

Tyler Cannon at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, July 27

Rachael Hester & The Tennessee Walkers at Station Inn Thursday, July 27

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, July 27

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 27

Story Casters at Nashville Public Library Thursday, July 27

Mandy Barnett at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, July 27

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, July 27

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

Nashville Art Walk

Create your own custom walking tour of downtown Nashville! Our Nashville Art Walk features over 80 downtown destinations. Curate the tour to one that features places of interest to you: architecture, art, history, music, government and more. A map with distance information and the estimated route time will be generated after you make your selections. 

Express Bus Service to Airport

Traveling by air anytime soon? Save time and money by riding the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority's bus route to and from the airport. Hourly express bus service to and from Nashville International Airport and major downtown hotels is available for only $1.70 or less each way. Click here for additional route information.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown July 19 - August 2, 2017 include Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (850, July 15 - 19), Matilda Jane Clothing (900, July 19 - 22), and Society of Hospital Medicine (900, July 20 - 23). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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