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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    

Events This Week


Street Food Thursdays

 

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.

 

Nashville Home Show

 

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.

 

2017 Wizard World Comic Con Nashville

 

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.

 

Nashville Fall Wine Fest 2017

 

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.

 

Wine on the River

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: JOHN SEIGENTHALER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE $59 GENERAL ADMISSION

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.

 

11th Annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival

 

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.

 

International Pepperfest 2017

 

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.

 

The Vietnam War: Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion

 

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.

 

Music City Skate Jam

 

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.

 

Tennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders

 

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 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: DUNN BROS COFFEE & PROVISIONS BAKERY CAFE

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.

 

Petey's Preds Party

 

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. 

 

Americana Music Festival

 

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 & Porter3rd and LindsleyAcme Feed & SeedCannery BallroomCity WineryCountry Music Hall of Fame and MuseumDowntown Presbyterian ChurchHigh Watt at Mercy Lounge, L27 Rooftop Bar, L.A. JacksonMercy Lounge, Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater, Ryman AuditoriumStation InnThird Man RecordsUnion Station HotelWar 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.

 

George Jones Birthday Bash

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 11 AM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE GEORGE JONES RESTAURANT & BAR FREE

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.

 

Eat Green for Tennessee

 

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 KitchenCapitol Grille at The Hermitage HotelFrothy MonkeyJackalope Brewing Company, Little OctopusThe Perch DowntownPuckett'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.

 

Downtown Discount

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

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

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.

Convention Update

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.

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