News & Information
New restaurant: Deacon's New South!
L&C Tower. 401 Church Street. 615-994-1994. Deacon's New South is a modern steakhouse featuring dry-aged steaks, robust vegetables and a sommelier-driven beverage program. Join them for their ribbon-cutting celebration on Wednesday, November 1 at 3 pm. This restaurant serves lunch and dinner from 11 am to 10 pm, Sunday - Thursday and 11 am to 11 pm, Friday - Saturday.
Now reopen: Manny's House of Pizza!
15 Arcade. 615-242-7144. After being closed for remodeling, Manny's House of Pizza is now open in The Arcade. A downtown favorite since 1984, this restaurant serves up pizza-by-the-slice, whole pizzas, pasta, calzones and rolls They have altered their hours to 10 am to 6 pm, Monday - Friday.
Attention: Downtown Merchants!
Looking to reach your target downtown audience? The newest edition of our bi-annual publication, The Guidebook, will be available in December and will be distributed to over 35,000 downtown employees, residents, visitors and regional residents during a 6-month time period. Rates start as low as $500. Click here to see all of the advertising rates and reserve a spot.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 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 10 am - 2:30 pm on the day of the event.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
Let's Move Nashville: Metro's Transportation Solution is a comprehensive proposal to move Nashville into the future. Stop by this open house at the Nashville Farmers' Market to learn more, share your feedback, and ask questions about the solution and how it can improve connectivity for your neighborhood. Check out the additional open houses and attend the workshop that works best for your schedule, even if it is not in the corridor closest to you.
Did she or didn’t she? Viewers will judge for themselves when Lizzie Borden’s real-life double homicide case of 1892 hauntingly unfolds on stage this Halloween. Acquitted for the brutal ax murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden’s notorious courtroom trial remains one of the most controversial and sensationalized in American history. Nashville Ballet’s gripping interpretation takes audiences into the mind of the woman embroiled in the scandal to show that there may be more to the story than previously thought. "Lizzie Borden" will be complemented by the world premiere of "The Raven," which explores Edgar Allan Poe’s dark poem by blending movement with a classical score and elements of spoken word.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 4 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Based on the story by Washington Irving, this version of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is shadow puppetry and storytelling at its best. Please note: this event is not recommended for children under 8 years old.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN $70 GENERAL ADMISSION; $100 VIP
The 17th annual Taste of Nashville fundraising event, hosted by The Phoenix Club of Nashville, is celebrating Music City's love of food and cocktails. The event will feature bites and drinks from some of Nashville’s top restaurants, breweries, distilleries and pastry chefs that make Music City a Southern culinary hub. Along with more than 30 restaurants and bars, you'll enjoy the sounds of local band Them Vibes providing live entertainment. All of the proceeds will benefit The Phoenix Club’s growing list of partner organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and more.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2 PM - 6:30 PM
It's the return of this free Nashville Halloween tradition! Be a part of the undead horde shambling through three of Nashville's trendy districts. In place of paying a fee to participate in the walk, the event seeks non-perishable food items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Bring what non-perishable food you can to the starting point for drop off before the walk. The walk begins in the parking lot at the top of the Landport behind Cummins Station at 10th Avenue South and Demonbreun.
This is a weekend for artists of all ages and skill levels to learn, create and sample free products! Discover new techniques, create fun make-and-take projects and sample great art products. This year, expert artists will demonstrate everything from pigment markers to screenprinting, acrylic mediums, oil painting and more. Plus, white-tag items will be 40% off during the two-day event.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 6 PM - 2 AM
LOCATION: THE VALENTINE $20
Dance the night away with DJ Tenn Star on the main stage, DJ Kyle Lampi in the slaughter house and Tsunami Entertainment on the rooftop. Purchase VIP tickets ($20) for rooftop access and two complimentary drink tickets.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9 PM
LOCATION: M STREET $55 GENERAL ADMISSION; $85 VIP
Travel off the coast of the San Francisco Bay to the asylum of the abandoned Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary during this Halloween bash on M Street. It’s time to party behind bars with the likes of notorious inmates Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Each ticket includes two drinks per person at The Rosewall. VIP tickets include two parties with one ticket, including a speed pass at registration and access to private bars at The Rosewall and Citizen. Each ticket includes two drinks per person at The Rosewall.
Dress to astound in your masquerade ensemble, costume or dapper apparel. The 4th annual Halloween Masquerade at The Standard will feature complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a gift bag, a costume contest, drink specials, sounds from the renowned DJ Spice J, a dance floor with special guest entertainment, a hoop and fire artist and much more.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 6 PM
LOCATION: ACME FEED & SEED $15 PRESALE; $20 AT THE DOOR; $25 AFTER 9 PM
Join Acme Feed & Seed on Saturday, October 28 for its infamous Halloween party. Will you make it out alive or end up six feet under? The first floor will feature live music by LUTHI and Sam McCrary & The Mix and the third floor will include DJ Sister Sprouse and DJ Brady.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9 PM
LOCATION: MERCY LOUNGE $15 - $20
Known for spot-on covers of all your guilty favorites from the late '70s through the early '90s, Guilty Pleasures has been bringing the party to devoted fans for more than a decade now. Don't miss this Halloween bash at Mercy Lounge on Saturday, October 28.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7 PM - 1 AM
LOCATION: 21C MUSEUM HOTEL $150
21c Museum invites you to its first Halloween bash inspired by its current exhibit "Truth or Dare: A Reality Show." Get freaky with DJ AyDamn and prepare to be bewitched by fire and burlesque dancers, tarot card readings and more. Don’t fear, Gray & Dudley will be providing the hair-raising cocktails and mouthwatering bites to keep you going all night long. Wear your fiercest costume for the chance to win a one night stay at 21c Museum Hotel. Tickets are $150 per person and include access to an open bar and food.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 10 PM
LOCATION: TIN ROOF BROADWAY FREE
The inaugural Temple of Terror at Tin Roof Broadway brings you one of the best costume contests downtown. The grand prize is your choice of an Apple Watch, Beats by Dre or an Amazon Echo. Plus, this party will include music by DJ Tubzz on the main stage and great drink specials by Pickers Vodka.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 8 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $15
Rubik's Groove will be rockin' music from the '80s and '90s during this special Halloween show at 3rd and Lindsley. Don't miss the band that has caught the national attention of NBC's "America's Got Talent."
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: JACKALOPE BREWING COMPANY FREE
A Halloween Party like no other! Nashville's Least Sexy Halloween Party is at Jackalope Brewing Company on Saturday, October 28. In addition to a costume contest, this party will include spooky beer, spookier beer cocktails and tunes from a DJ.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9:30 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $15 - $75
Featuring a rotating all-star cast of guest singers and musicians, My So-Called Band performs the greatest hits, anthems and one-hit wonders from the '90s. They'll perform a special Halloween show at Cannery Ballroom on Saturday, October 28.
The George Jones Restaurant is hosting A Nightmare on 2nd Avenue Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28 at 7 pm. They're celebrating with a costume contest, drink specials and no cover! The first place winner of the costume contest will win a $500 prize, and the second place winner will receive a $250 prize. They'll have college football all day, and nightmares all night! DJ Jiffy will be on the rooftop beginning at 9 pm.
Fall Festival at Nashville First Baptist is a block party of fun for all ages! At noon, toes will be tapping in the fellowship hall with live bluegrass music, cakewalks, bingo, and a grilled hot dog and chili bar lunch (kids under 12 eat free). At 12:30 pm, the fun zone opens with bounce houses, extreme inflatable games, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, tractor and pony rides, the balloon guy, face painting, and baskets full of candy and prizes. The drive will be decked out for the 3rd annual Nashville First Classic Car Show, McGavock Street will be lined with food trucks benefiting the ministry of Begin Anew and the patio will be set to roast your own s’mores! Costumes welcome.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $30 - $85
"An American in Paris" is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season.
Experience the 1922 vampire classic—one of the scariest movies ever made—with breathtaking live accompaniment by Peter Krasinski on the Schermerhorn’s Martin Foundation Concert Organ. Your Halloween/costume party experience includes free pre-concert activities starting at 6 pm. Come in costume for this annual tradition at the Schermerhorn! Plus, enjoy the Nashville Symphony photo booth, a costume contest, prizes and ticket giveaways, and special Halloween cocktails available for purchase.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The Library's hit music series concludes on Tuesday, October 31 with a performance by The WannaBeatles! The WannaBeatles are celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and the Summer of Love. Their show features selections from "Sgt. Pepper's" and a medley of hits from the summer of ’67 by The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, The Monkees, The Who and others.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, November 4
Nashville Music City Dream Cars Event at Nissan Stadium Thursday, October 26
Radio Romance & The New Nashville at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, October 26
Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, October 26
Flying Buffaloes at Legends Corner Thursday, October 26
Greg Klink Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, October 26
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Thursday, October 26
Lauren Ashley at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, October 26
Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Thursday, October 26
Painting Class: Happy Halloween at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, October 26
America Responds: A Frist & Fisk Collaborative Gallery Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, October 26 - Friday, October 27
Henry Martin Band at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, October 26
Jesse Cain at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, October 26
Sons of the Palomino featuring Jeffrey Steele & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, October 26
Stevi & Mike at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, October 26
Noah Gundersen at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, October 26
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, October 26
If You Don't Know Now You Know featuring Manrelic & More at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 26
Hum at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 26
What's Your Issue? at Nashville Public Library Thursday, October 26
Opry Country Classics: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 26
Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Thursday, October 26
Tyler Cannon at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, October 26
Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, October 26
Vine to Glass: Fall Wine Bootcamp 2017 at City Winery Thursday, October 26
Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, October 26
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, October 26
Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, October 27
Cort Carpenter Band at Legends Corner Friday, October 27
Tony Pierce Acoustic at Barlines Friday, October 27
Kari & Billy Band at The Stage on Broadway Friday, October 27
Adair's Run at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, October 27
Roland White Band at Station Inn Friday, October 27
Paige McCauley at Tennessee Brew Works Friday, October 27
Erin Rae at Third Man Records Friday, October 27
Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Friday, October 27
Painting Class: Choose Glam Diva or Mistress of the Dark at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, October 27
Daryl Shawn at Two Old Hippies Friday, October 27
Moon Taxi at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28
Bronfman Plays Beethoven at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28
Organized Rhythm at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, October 27
Penn & Teller at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 27
Coffee & Classics: Bronfman Plays Beethoven at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 27
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, October 28
Adam Bruno Band at Legends Corner Saturday, October 28
Adair's Run at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, October 28
Community Shred Day at Nissan Stadium Saturday, October 28
Nashville Fiddlers “Kenny Baker” Tribute at Station Inn Saturday, October 28
Organized Rhythm Hands-on Event for Children & Youth at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, October 28
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, October 28
Markus Fox Band at Second Fiddle Saturday, October 28
Saturdays@Agenda at Agenda Saturday, October 28
October Harvest Days at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, October 28 - Sunday, October 29
Painting Class: Nashville Skyline Halloween Edition: Paint the Town Spooky at Dabble Studio Saturday, October 28
Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, October 28
Family Program: Beginner Banjo Workshop at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 28
Fall Harvest Wine Dinner at City Winery Saturday, October 28
Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 28
Metal for Momma: SIMMONZ with Very Special Surprise Guests at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 28
Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Saturday, October 28
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, October 28
Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, October 28
Mad Hatters at Tin Roof Broadway Sunday, October 29
Tim & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, October 29
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, October 29
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, October 29
Tom Yankton at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, October 29
Natalie Brady Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, October 29
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Legends Corner Sunday, October 29
Fish On at Second Fiddle Sunday, October 29
Steve Roper at Sambuca Sunday, October 29
Painting Class: Skyline Diptych at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, October 29
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, October 29
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Sunday, October 29
Cheerville Athletics Showcase at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, October 29
Macklemore at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, October 29
Patti LaBelle at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, October 29
Bon Iver at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 29
The Weeknd at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, October 29
Technique Workshops & Group Jam with Dailey & Vincent at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, October 29
Howie Day at City Winery Sunday, October 29
Halloween Bash 2017 at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Sunday, October 29
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, October 30
Painting Class: Choose Autumn Stroll or the Great Pumpkin at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, October 30
Taryn Papa at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, October 30
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, October 30
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, October 30
Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, October 30
Michael McDonald at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 30
Josh Hedley & The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, October 30
45RPM at Station Inn Tuesday, October 31
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, October 31
The Regulars at Tin Roof Broadway Tuesday, October 31
The Outliers at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, October 31
Mike Short Jr. at Legends Corner Tuesday, October 31
Stephen Kelly Hunt at Second Fiddle Tuesday, October 31
Trivia Tuesdays at Tennessee Brew Works Tuesday, October 31
Les Sabler at Sambuca Tuesday, October 31
Richie Scholl Band at Barlines Tuesday, October 31
Bon Iver at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, October 31
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, October 31
A Tribute to the Music of Tarantino at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, October 31
Alice Unleashed: Rock 'n' Roll Halloween Spectacular at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, October 31
The Sisterhood Halloween Show at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, October 31
The English Beat SKA-lloween at City Winery Tuesday, October 31
Lexi & Daniel at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, October 31
Death From Above 1979 at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, October 31
Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 4 - Sunday, November 5
Map of Downtown Developments
Downtown Nashville has seen an exceptional amount of public and private investment in the past decade. Take a look at the projects delivered over the past 3 years and what is currently under construction and planned for the future of downtown. All development projects shown on this map have an investment amount greater than $2.5 million.
What's coming up?
Do you know of a great upcoming downtown event? We want to know about it, too! If the event location is on this downtown map, then submit it to our events calendar and newsletter, Downtown Details.
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown October 25 - November 8, 2017 are National Hardwood Lumber Association (600, October 24 - 28), Aluminum USA (3,000, October 25 - 26), Informa (6,000, October 25 - 27), Fox Rothschild (500, October 27 - 29), Dental Success Today (625, November 1 - 5), The Lampo Group (1,000, November 3 - 4), Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (650, November 4 - 9), and Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (750, November 7 - 12). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.