Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


News & Information

New clothing store: Blush Boutique!
144 5th Avenue N. 615-770-0068. Blush has opened its second shop downtown. This one is located on 5th Avenue North, just south of the Downtown Presbyterian Church. The store offers women's clothing, jewelry and accessories. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm and Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm.


New restaurant: The Mockingbird!
121A 12th Avenue N. 615-741-9900. This new dining option offers a playful menu featuring a variety of global fare and comfort food. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 4 pm - 10 pm and Friday - Saturday, 4 pm - 11 pm.


New restaurant: Night Train Pizza!
600 9th Avenue S. 615-540-0138. This new restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves oven fired pizza plus, salads, starters and desserts. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 11 am - 11 pm and Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm.


Events This Week


Better Cities for Pets Kick-off Event


Did you know we have more than 3,000 dogs in downtown Nashville alone? With so many pets and people who love them, it's time to make Nashville more pet-friendly than ever. That means more pet-friendly places and fewer homeless pets. Mayor Megan Barry, Mars Petcare, the Nashville Downtown Partnership and other partners are joining together to bring more pet-friendly amenities to our city and make it easier than ever for families to welcome a pet into their homes. Find out more at the kick-off event on Thursday, August 24 at 9:30 am at Bridgestone Plaza.


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 - 2 pm on the day of the event.


Live on the Green: Spoon


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 6:15 PM - 11 PM

Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse! This ninth annual concert series brings local and national artists to the stage. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers and water bottles are welcome at this free four-week concert series. The lineup for Thursday, August 24 includes The Weeks, Portugal. The Man and Spoon as the headliner. $5 parking is available in the Metro Courthouse parking garage, located directly below the park. Or, take advantage of free bicycle parking.‚Äč

Please note: road closures associated with this event.

- James Robertson Parkway (3rd Avenue North to Courtyard parking entrance): One lane (eastbound traffic) will be closed from 9 am - midnight, with the exception of 4 pm - 6 pm for rush hour
- Union Street (3rd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North): Two lanes (westbound traffic) will be closed from 9 am - 11 pm
- Woodland Street Bridge (Union Street to Nissan Stadium parking lots): One lane (westbound traffic) will be closed from 5 pm - 11 pm
- Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed from 2 pm - 11 pm
- 3rd Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Union Street) will be closed from 9 am - 11 pm


Frist Fridays: Nikki Lane & Devon Gilfillian



Friday, August 25 is this year's final concert of the Frist Center's popular summer concert series! Attendees are invited to enjoy an evening of live music by Nikki Lane and Devon Gilfillian, food specials and a cash bar as well as the diverse exhibits on view in the Frist Center’s galleries. With her 2017 LP "Highway Queen," Lane continues to refine her own irresistible brand of audacious country-rock. Fluent in R&B, blues, funk and rock, Gilfillian is also developing his own contemporary rootsy accent, confidently displayed on his self-titled 2016 debut EP. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Frist Fridays take place rain or shine.


Fashion for a Fraction



Fashion for a Fraction brings Nashville's best designer boutiques together under one roof where fashionistas and bargain hunters alike can take home deeply-discounted apparel, handbags, jewelry, accessories and much more. Plus, food and iced coffee vendors will be on-site for purchase. Very Important Shopper (V.I.S.) tickets are $25 and allow entry at 10 am with a complimentary mimosa.


Acme Unplugged: The Voice Edition



Join Acme Feed & Seed on Monday, August 28 for another round of Acme Unplugged. Every month, gather in The Hatchery to celebrate the real people behind some of music's biggest hits—the songwriters themselves. This edition will feature The Swon Brothers and Caroline Glaser, two artists who found great success on the hit NBC show "The Voice."


Secrets of Goo Goo Chocolate Class


TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Make all your chocolate dreams come true by joining Goo Goo for a fun and insightful evening at the Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar. In the “Secrets of Goo Goo” class, you’ll concept and create your very own custom Goo Goo, learn a secret recipe from the Dessert Bar and make a decadent treat to take home with you, plus walk through a guided tasting of wines and chocolate. Call the Goo Goo Shop at 615-490-6685 to reserve your space or click here.


King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park


TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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.


Bartender Bash 2017



Your favorite bartenders will compete in Nashville Lifestyles annual Bartender Bash! Sample cocktails from 12 local mixologists as they vye for Best Craft Cocktail featuring Woodford Reserve Double Oaked and Cooper's Craft. Join at The George Jones Restaurant & Bar (first floor) for all the cocktail action on Wednesday, August 30 from 6 pm - 8 pm. Participating downtown restaurants include Acme Feed & Seed, Barlines, The George Jones Restaurant & Bar, L.A. Jackson, MotoUnion Station Hotel and Virago. Tickets include all drink samples.


Downtown Discount

The Hermitage Hotel: Labor Day Weekend Special Offer 

The Hermitage Hotel is offering a special discount for downtown employees over Labor Day weekend. Stays August 30 to September 4 are only $189/night (plus taxes) with the promo code DOWNTOWN. Redeem the code via the hotel's website



Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Nashville Originals' Restaurant Week through Sunday, August 27

Big 98 & St. Jude present Guitar-B-Que at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Wednesday, August 23

Nashville Sounds vs. Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Thursday, August 24 - Saturday, August 26

Tyler Cannon at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, August 24

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, August 24

Music at the Frist: Arte’Mis at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 24

Signing Story Time at Nashville Public Library Thursday, August 24

Jonell Mosser & Maura O'Connell at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 24

The Winds of Wine: Fire & Ice Tasting at City Winery Thursday, August 24

Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, August 25

Michael Fair at Sambuca Friday, August 25

Fridays@Agenda at Agenda Friday, August 25

Salsa de Cumberland at Cumberland Park Friday, August 25

Tony Pierce Band at Barlines Friday, August 25

AC Drive at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, August 25

Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, August 25

Jami Grooms, Preston James & Tom Yankton at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, August 25 - Saturday, August 26

Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Friday, August 25

The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, August 25

Josh Sanders at Bootleggers Inn Friday, August 25

Flow Tribe with The Aquaducks at 12th & Porter Friday, August 25

Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, August 25

The Eaglemaniacs: The Music of Don Henley & The Eagles at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 25

Jesse Colin Young at City Winery Friday, August 25

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Nathan Belt at Robert's Western World Friday, August 25

Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute at Mercy Lounge Friday, August 25

AC Drive at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, August 26

Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, August 26

Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Saturday, August 26

Bizz at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, August 26

Natalie Brady Band at Legends Corner Saturday, August 26

Jackson Delaney at Second Fiddle Saturday, August 26

Grant Garland at Sambuca Saturday, August 26

Saturdays@Agenda at Agenda Saturday, August 26

Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, August 26

Cumberland Run at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, August 26

Chris Shrader at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, August 26

Jesse Cain at Bootleggers Inn Saturday, August 26

B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, August 26

Jimmy Stewart & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, August 26

Gov't Mule with Blackberry Smoke at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, August 26

2017 TPAC Gala at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, August 26

Songwriter Session: Shawn Camp at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 26

Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, August 26

Movie in the Commons: Ghostbusters (2016) at Nashville Public Library Saturday, August 26

Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, August 26

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, August 26

CD Baby's DIY Musician Showcase at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, August 26

Maradeen at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 26

Icon Tattoo's 20-Year Anniversary Party at Mercy Lounge Saturday, August 26

Paul Childers at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, August 26

Views from the 615 with Coach & DJ Rod at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, August 26

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, August 27

Cullen Greer at Nudie's Honky Tonk Sunday, August 27

Jared McAlister at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, August 27

Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, August 27

Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, August 27

Fish On at Second Fiddle Sunday, August 27

Steve Roper at Sambuca Sunday, August 27

Les Richardson Band at Barlines Sunday, August 27

Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, August 27

Mad Hatters at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, August 27

Cumberland Run at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, August 27 - Monday, August 28

The High Jivers at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, August 27

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, August 27

Champagne Jam with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, August 27

Pedals & Pints at Sprocket Rocket Party Bike Sunday, August 27

Nashville Sounds vs. Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park Sunday, August 27

Buddy Guy at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, August 27

Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, August 27

Musician Spotlight: Missy Raines: Bass at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, August 27

Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium Sunday, August 27

Nashville Maroons vs. Franklin Farriers at Bicentennial Mall Sunday, August 27

Dynamo at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, August 27

An Evening in Paris: French Love Songs by Irenka & Serenatta at City Winery Sunday, August 27

Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, August 27

Dixie Jade at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, August 27

Open Jam with The Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, August 28

Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, August 28

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, August 28

Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, August 28

Matt McAtee Band at Barlines Monday, August 28

Greg Adams at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, August 28

Taryn Papa at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, August 28

Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers at First Tennessee Park Monday, August 28 - Thursday, August 31

Megan Ruger at Nudie's Honky Tonk Monday, August 28

Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, August 28

Artful Tales: Story Time in the Galleries at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, August 28

Graphic Design & Photography Workshop at Nashville Public Library Monday, August 28

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, August 28

Amelia White & Sergio Webb at City Winery Monday, August 28

Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, August 28

McCafferty & Remo Drive at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, August 28

Jay Sweet at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, August 29

Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, August 29

Two Way Crossing at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 30

Sheyna Gee at Nudie's Honky Tonk Tuesday, August 29

The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, August 29

Rocky Bottom at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, August 29

Art History Class: Contemporary Matters at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, August 29

Film & Media Production Workshop at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, August 29

Thee Rock 'n' Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, August 29

Emily West & Friends perform Whitney Houston at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, August 29

Chuck Mead & Friends at City Winery Tuesday, August 29

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, August 29

Twang Tuesdays with Thomas Galloway & Levi Parham at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, August 29

Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, August 29

Kendrick Lamar at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, August 30

Whiskey Wednesdays with Jack Daniel's at Union Station Hotel Wednesday, August 30

Maker-Lab at Studio NPL at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, August 30

Carbon Leaf at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, August 30

Leo Kottke at City Winery Wednesday, August 30

Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, August 30

Megan Davies EP Release Show at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, August 30

Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, August 30

Jack Pearson Band at Station Inn Wednesday, August 30

Radio Romance & The New Nashville at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, August 31

Iron & Wine at Third Man Records Thursday, August 31

Tyler Cannon at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, August 31

Shad Cobb & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, August 31

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, August 31

The Cadillac Three at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, August 31

Music at the Frist: Ryan Coleman & Jme Christian at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, August 31

Live on the Green: Weekend Festival Finale at Public Square Thursday, August 31 - Saturday, September 2

The Music of Prince & Wine Pairing at City Winery Thursday, August 31

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, August 31

Adam Torres at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 31

Who is Fancy at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 31

He is We at Rocketown Thursday, August 31

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 the city and beat traffic 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.

Hungry? Downtown Dining Options

Did you know that downtown Nashville has more than 245 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. TIP: You can select the meal time you are interested in and/or the cuisine type. These filters should help you find just what you are looking for! 

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown August 23 - September 6, 2017 include Mega Group USA (800, August 20 - 23), CD Baby (800, August 24 - 27), and Insider's Forum (500, September 5 - 7). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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