News & Information
New art gallery: Mary Hong Gallery!
Bank of America Plaza. 411 Union Street. 615-423-0818. This new art gallery will be open for this weekend's First Saturday Art Crawl. They will host a special grand opening celebration from 4 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, August 5. Artist Mary Hong will be in attendance. Enjoy champagne and hors d'oeuvres during this event, plus, one of Mary Hong's pieces will be given away through a drawing. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 8 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $45 - $300+
Queen and Adam Lambert will rock Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, August 2. After wildly successful and sold out tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin and North America, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert will debut a brand-new show specially designed and created for this outing, bringing fans all their favorite Queen hits like "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You" and "We are the Champions."
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 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 - 2 pm on the day of the event.
Join Trinita Kennedy as she explores the immersive paintings and beguiling sculptures by the contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists featured in "Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection." Learn how artists have translated motifs from traditional Aboriginal art forms, such as rock and body painting, to acrylic paintings on canvas and other durable media that can be shared with people around the world.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, FRIDAY: 10 AM - 4 PM; SATURDAY: 2 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN HAIR SALON FREE
Downtown Hair Salon will officially reopen in the Arcade as the only Paul Mitchell Focus Select venue in downtown Nashville. Meet their brand-new team of Paul Mitchell-trained stylists and experience free demos of products and services along with giveaways. The salon will be open from 10 am - 4 pm on Friday, August 4, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce will coordinate a ribbon cutting at 11:30 am. Plus, it will continue celebrating its reopening Saturday, August 5 from 2 pm - 9 pm in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Crawl. The art of local artist Christa Cruikshank will be featured and for sale that evening. You can also experience more demos along with refreshments.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE
Training camp is the best time for fans to get an up-close look at the current Tennessee Titans. It's the only time of the year when practice is open to the public. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to get autographs and pictures. The schedule includes 13 open practices, including one at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, August 5. Bag policy: if bringing a bag to this event, make sure it meets these criteria.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 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 by Kent Burnside at the performance platform on 5th Avenue North. The Fifth Third Plaza will also host music by Dori, Lucas, Dylan Taylor and Emily Rose. Plus, street activities include "Tank Chicken" presented by The Arts Company and Tank 615 as well as Parnassus on Wheels, Peggy. Of special note this month is the grand opening of Mary Hong Gallery! The gallery will celebrate with a "pre-crawl" on Saturday from 4 pm - 7 pm. Enjoy complimentary champagne, hors d'oeuvres, an artist demo by Hong herself and a giveaway of one of Hong's works. 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, August 5. 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.
5th Avenue of the Arts Community Corridor Exhibition at Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Avenue South. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Art at The Music City Shop
501 Broadway (inside Bridgestone Arena Tower). 615-259-4747. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
64 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Mary Hong Gallery
411 Union Street. 615-423-0818. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 954-274-0178. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Wolf and Crow Gallery
44 Arcade. 615-336-0001. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
69 Arcade. 615-527-7970. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Inventory for the Nashville Predators' 2017-2018 season tickets is extremely limited! Secure your spot in Smashville and experience the highly anticipated Adidas away jersey up close and in person, unveiled by Gnash! This Sunday, August 6, fans can enjoy an afternoon of family fun as well as visit the Team Store to pre-order their 2017-2018 Adidas home or away jersey before the season begins. One of the biggest events of the summer, the annual Used Equipment Sale will take place on the arena floor. Enjoy street hockey, face painting and games the entire family will enjoy, as well as complimentary popcorn and Pepsi products, for an afternoon perfect for beating the heat. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the 6th Avenue Garage.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 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. This session is entitled "How Do You Blind Taste Wine?" Perhaps the most difficult part of the testing process to become a sommelier is the blind identification of wines. From start to finish, a candidate has nothing but their experience to tell them exactly where the wine is from, the grape from which it was made and the year in which the grapes were grown. Well, that’s not necessarily true—there’s also a system to help a candidate reach a conclusion. In this tasting, you'll learn how the seemingly impossible becomes possible.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $30 PROGRAM ONLY
Nashville Lifestyles hosts its annual luncheon recognizing women in the local community who are the best in their fields. The 2017 panel of honorees will be led by keynote speaker—platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winning vocalist Trisha Yearwood. Please note: the luncheon is sold out. You can still purchase tickets to the program only for $30 (no lunch with seating in the tiered portion of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center).
THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
505 is under construction at the southwest corner of Church Street and 5th Avenue North. After 19 months in operation, the 505 tower crane is now ready for disassembly and removal from the construction site. Weather permitting, this process will take place Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4. The following road closures will take place from Wednesday, August 2 through Friday, August 4. Church Street will be closed starting at 10 am on Wednesday and will remain closed through 6 pm on Friday. Local vehicular traffic will still have access through the road closure, including local businesses, Cumberland residents, the surface parking lot on Church Street and Harvey's Alley.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
The Vice President will attend an event at Music City Center at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 3. Expect road closures along interstates from the airport to downtown and around downtown during rush hour on Thursday afternoon. Road closures are not released in advance.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 - MONDAY, AUGUST 7
1st Avenue adjacent to Riverfront Park will be closed from as early as 8 am on Sunday, August 6 until as late as 8 am on Monday, August 7 due to Avon Repfest (private event). Estimated attendance is 6,000.