Events This Week
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, FRIDAY: NOON - 7 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 7 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $10
This upscale, three-day consumer event features almost every type of home product or service. Experts in the areas of decorating, interior and exterior design, landscaping, building, home improvement and many others will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance to attendees. Plus, many exhibitors offer discounted prices and sell direct from the exhibit floor.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, FRIDAY: 4 PM - 9 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 7 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $39.95 - $214.99
Dozens of celebrities and industry professionals will be in Music City during the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con Nashville, part of North America’s largest pop culture touring expo, Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10 at Music City Center. Thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture including movies, comics, cosplay, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Featured celebrities include Val Kilmer ("Batman Forever"), Alan Tudyk (“Firefly,” "Wreck-It Ralph"), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer" team of Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon, Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark”) and many more.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $50 IN ADVANCE; $60 DAY OF EVENT
Nashville Wine Festival and City Winery are proud to host the inaugural Nashville Fall Wine Fest on Saturday, September 9! Ticket holders will have the opportunity to taste more than 50 wine options as well as delicious beer from Tennessee Brew Works. Music will play throughout the venue with a live DJ. Tickets include entry, entertainment, a souvenir acrylic wine glass, and all wine and beer samples. Light bites will be available at stations throughout the location during the event.
Enjoy the 15th annual Wine on the River and travel through 10 different regions spanning the globe. Sample wine, beer and/or spirits specific to a certain region. Restaurants featuring culturally themed menus will also have food available for purchase. Take a break from your travels and listen to the soothing sounds of live jazz music. The world tour will be held on the beautiful John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, the perfect place with breathtaking views overlooking downtown Nashville. Volunteers are still needed for this event. Click here to sign up.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 8 AM
LOCATION: EAST BANK GREENWAY FREE FOR SPECTATORS
The Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival combines the excitement of racing with the beauty and spectacle of Nashville's diverse culture. In Chinese tradition, the dragon is a symbol of health and prosperity, and dragon boat racing inspires health and fitness among participants as well as spectators. The races begin at 9 am and four teams will race approximately every 10 minutes. One team will be crowned the Grand Champion during the closing ceremonies at the Main Festival Tent.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
Nashville Farmers' Market is celebrating the spiciest event of the summer—the International Pepperfest! On Saturday, September 9, don't miss your opportunity to experience the diverse spicy food options at Nashville Farmers' Market and to shop for fresh pepper varieties grown by its local farmers. Purchase and sample hand-made foods from its many international food artisans and enjoy live traditional Latin American dance troupes and musicians.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The Tennessee State Museum and Nashville Public Television (NPT) will present a free advance film screening of "The Vietnam War" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on Saturday, September 9. The screening will last about one hour and will be followed by "Vietnam Voices," a panel discussion with veterans who served in the war, moderated by Dr. Lisa Budreau, the Museum’s senior curator of military history. "The Vietnam War" is a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series that will premiere on NPT in September. In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. This event is free, but reservations are required.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 3 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK $25 GENERAL ADMISSION
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kip Moore has teamed up with international skateboarding champion Tony Hawk for Music City Skate Jam! With a shared outlook running through Moore’s “Kip’s Kids Fund" and Hawk’s "Tony Hawk Foundation” with the goal of benefiting and empowering youth, the family-friendly event will raise funds for both initiatives. The fun-stacked day will offer a skate demo by Hawk as well as performances by red-hot newcomer Jordan Davis. Dee Jay Silver will keep the party going and headliner Moore will close out the evening.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, NOON
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $50 - $900
Enjoy the first Tennessee Titans home game of the 2017 regular season as they take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, September 10! Please note: road closures associated with this event. The Woodland Street Bridge will close beginning at 9 am and will be available to only pedestrians and shuttle buses through the conclusion of the game. Plus, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be open to eastbound and westbound traffic until the beginning of the fourth quarter. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, westbound traffic on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be open for game traffic only. All other westbound traffic will be diverted at South 4th Street and I-24.
Dunn Bros Coffee & Provisions Bakery Cafe is celebrating its 10-year anniversary! In honor of this milestone, Dunn Bros will be offering free tastings, discounts on food and beverages, daily giveaways and more Monday, September 11 - Friday, September 15. Festivities include BOGO Monday (buy one prepared beverage and receive a second one free when you bring a co-worker), Tasty Tuesday (free food samples throughout the day and coupon giveaways), Roasting Wednesday (free roasting classes, tastings and giveaways; sign up for the roasting classes in-store Monday or Tuesday), Thirsty Thursday (samples on drinks and special discounts on growlers and growletts) and Drawing Friday (a day of giveaways). Plus, take part in its "Where is Dunn" social media contest next week. Take a picture of your Dunn Bros cup from a fun, unique location in Nashville, tag #DunnBroNashville on social media and they'll award the best one on Friday.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $100
Petey's Preds Party accompanies the Brent Peterson Golf Classic and is an evening at Bridgestone Arena that features a stand-up comedian, rare hockey items up for auction and delicious food. The 7th annual Petey's Preds Party will be held Monday, September 11 and includes a performance by Tennessee native and comic Nate Bargatze.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
The 18th annual Americana Music Festival features six nights of approximately 230 live performances at nearly 40 venues throughout Nashville at night. Plus, seminars, panels and networking opportunities will take place throughout the day. Downtown venues include 12th & Porter, 3rd and Lindsley, Acme Feed & Seed, Cannery Ballroom, City Winery, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Downtown Presbyterian Church, High Watt at Mercy Lounge, L27 Rooftop Bar, L.A. Jackson, Mercy Lounge, Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater, Ryman Auditorium, Station Inn, Third Man Records, Union Station Hotel, War Memorial Auditorium and The Westin Nashville. A $75 wristband grants access to all of the venues every night of the festival (wristbands do not guarantee entry if venue is at capacity). Click here for a full festival lineup and more information.
Join in celebration of the life and legacy of "The Possum" on his 86th birthday at The George Jones Restaurant & Bar! They'll be celebrating with tons of food and drink specials, contests and giveaways, and live music featuring George Jones covers. Admission to the George Jones Museum is free all day long for this special occasion.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Visit one of the more than 20 Nashville restaurants participating in the 5th annual Eat Green for Tennessee to support local farm conservation and protecting the area's natural landscapes. Participating downtown locations include Arnold's Country Kitchen, Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel, Frothy Monkey, Jackalope Brewing Company, Little Octopus, The Perch Downtown, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant and ZolliKoffee. Click here for a full list of participating restaurants in Nashville. A percentage of the day’s sales will be donated to The Land Trust for Tennessee's statewide conservation efforts.
Body & Sole
301 Church Street, 615-438-7477
$5 off any service at Body & Sole with the mention of this ad. Services offered include Swedish massage, connective tissue massage and deep tissue massage, plus they now offer corporate chair massage. Body & Sole recently moved and is now located in the same building as 3rd & Church Healthcare at the corner of 3rd Avenue North and Church Street.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Killer Thrillers Book Club: Before the Fall at Nashville Public Library Thursday, September 7
Own the Night at The Valentine Thursday, September 7
6th Annual Nightfall at the Hall at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, September 7
Artist’s Perspective: Vadis Turner at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, September 7
LAUNCH with Adara at Mercy Lounge Thursday, September 7
Nashville House Concerts: Martina McBride & More at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, September 7
Judah & the Lion at Ryman Auditorium Friday, September 8 - Saturday, September 9
Reading for a Reason: A Community Event at Nashville Public Library Friday, September 8
Music at the Frist: Mandolinist Master Mike Compton at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, September 8
Young the Giant with Cold War Kids & Joywave at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, September 8
Wine Love Dinner at Frothy Monkey Friday, September 8
Anansi the Spider at Nashville Public Library Saturday, September 9
Nashville Cats: Guitarist Mac McAnally at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 9
Workshop: Figure Drawing at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, September 9
Jubilee’s Hot Chicken & Jorts VIII at Paradise Park Trailer Resort Saturday, September 9
An Evening with John Williams & the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, September 9
Lady Antebellum at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, September 9
Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, September 10
Jeanne Robertson at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, September 10
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the Nashville Symphony at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Sunday, September 10
Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, September 11
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, September 11
Vinyl Night at L.A. Jackson at L.A. Jackson Monday, September 11
Apsley Tailors at Nashville City Club at Nashville City Club Tuesday, September 12 - Wednesday, September 13
King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park at Bicentennial Mall Tuesday, September 12
Great Books Reading & Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 12
The People Sing! at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, September 12
2nd Wednesday Book Club: American War at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 13
Panel & Performance: Southern Streams at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, September 13
Americana Honors & Awards at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, September 13
Arts Appetizer: Part of the Plan at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, September 13
Cooking Up SIMPLY at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, September 13
Inner Engineering in Nashville at The Grand Lodge of Tennessee of the Free and Accepted Masons Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 17
Firebird, Winger & Watts at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 16
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, September 14
Salvador Dalí-Inspired Animal Puppets with Turnip Green at Nashville Public Library Thursday, September 14
Van Morrison with Shana Morrison at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, September 14
Music at the Frist: Monroe Mandolin Camp Jam at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, September 14
Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony: Little Big Town, Tom Ryman & Lula C. Naff at Walk of Fame Park Thursday, September 14
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, September 14
Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus Series Premiere & Musical Tribute at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, September 14
Conversations@NPL presents Dr. Ibram X. Kendi at Nashville Public Library Friday, September 15
Little Big Town at the Mother Church at Ryman Auditorium Friday, September 15 - Saturday, September 16
Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, September 15
Totally '80s Totally Murder at Old Spaghetti Factory Friday, September 15
Coffee & Classics: Stravinsky’s Firebird at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, September 15
Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, September 15
Music at the Frist: Bassoonery at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, September 15
Get Fit at the Frist at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, September 16
Interview & Performance: Lee Ann Womack at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 16
Anansi the Spider at Nashville Public Library Saturday, September 16
Cube Pushers Game Club at Nashville Public Library Sunday, September 17
Musician Spotlight: Monroe Mandolin Camp: Honoring the Music of Bill Monroe at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, September 17
Zoo Takeover at the Frist! at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, September 17
Sam's Place: Music for the Spirit at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, September 17
Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, September 18
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, September 18
Senior Mondays at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, September 18
Vinyl Night at L.A. Jackson at L.A. Jackson Monday, September 18
Depeche Mode at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Monday, September 18
King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park at Bicentennial Mall Tuesday, September 19
Film & Media Production at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 19
Kaleo at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, September 19
Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, September 19
Nutritious & Delicious Free Cooking Demo at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, September 20
NSAI 50 Years of Songs at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, September 20
Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 20
Downtown Employee Appreciation Week
Downtown Employee Appreciation Week is September 18 - 22, 2017 and several downtown restaurants, retailers and other businesses are offering discounts and freebies to downtown employees all week long. If you work in downtown Nashville, be on the look out for offers from Etch, Puckett's, Salon J, Downtown Dental Service, Tin Roof Broadway, Dabble Studio, The Hermitage Hotel and more! Click here for the complete list of discounts and freebies.
Burn Calories, Not Gas
Get your heart pumping and take advantage of the lovely fall temperatures with Nashville B-cycle! There are over 250 bright red bikes located at 36 B-stations around Nashville. The $5 access pass includes an unlimited number of rides that are 60 minutes or less during 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.
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown September 6 - 20, 2017 include Insider's Forum (500, September 5 - 7), American Veterinary Dental Society (600, September 12 - 19), MatrixAMC (1,000, September 14 -17), AdvancedMD (500, September 19 - 24), and Tennessee House Development Agency (700, September 20 - 21). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.