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A Turning Point for Downtown Commutes
Ready for a better commute? You only have a few days left to let Council know. Years of planning brought us a big, bold transit plan that provides better options for everyone. Voters get to decide only if Metro Council puts the plan on the ballot May 1, 2018. The alternative? Your worst commute today will be your best commute tomorrow. Time to show your support -- sign the petition!
Downtown Merchants: Call for Christmas Meal Information
Is your downtown restaurant or hotel serving a special Christmas Eve of Christmas Day meal? If so, please let us know by filling out this form so that we can publicize it in next week's newsletter.
New music venue and bar: Nashville Underground!
105 Broadway. 615-964-3000. Boasting the highest and only double deck rooftop on Lower Broadway, Nashville Underground delivers an intimate experience where you can drink, taste and hear Nashville. The 40,000-square-foot live music venue, restaurant, bar and event space, owned by brothers Joey and Gavin DeGraw, showcases our city's world-famous music, cuisine and spirits. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 am and Saturday - Sunday, 9 am - 2 am.
Events This Week
Celebrating 10 years of awe-inspiring magic and dazzling holiday cheer, “Nashville’s Nutcracker” will ring in the season with all-new magical elements, including letting it snow in the audience! A truly local production through and through with clever nods to the city’s sparkly past, “Nashville’s Nutcracker” epitomizes the holiday season in Music City.
Ralphie’s back! Reaching year nine of this Nashville holiday tradition, Nashville Rep exuberantly gives fans what they want—a hilarious, interactive winter treat. With a frozen flag pole, a ballet tribute to an iconic Leg Lamp and many, many costume changes, the show more than delivers on its promise of laughs, heart-warming charm and a child with a bar of Lifebuoy in his mouth. The Bumpus hounds will be ready and waiting for you.
Let Puckett's do the cooking this holiday season! Puckett's is offering pick-up options for Christmas. The menu includes turkey, smoked spiral ham, slow-smoked beef brisket, cherry wood-smoked pulled pork and smoked baby back ribs for the main course; cornbread dressing, homemade rolls, broccoli and rice casserole, and all the other veggies and potato options as side options; and pies and cobblers for dessert. Christmas pick-up orders must be placed by Sunday, December 17. Click here for the complete to-go menu with pricing. You must visit in-person or call to place your order: 615-770-2772.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM; SUNDAY: 3 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $25 - $89
Featuring the resounding Hallelujah Chorus, it’s Nashville's grandest "Messiah"—full of passion, drama and passages of stunning beauty. Celebrate the season as the Nashville Symphony and Chorus perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 12:15 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
There are vast numbers of artifacts in the Tennessee State Museum’s collection that assist its historians in telling the story of our state. A number of those objects will be on view in the new State Museum. Prior to moving into the exhibit space, many of the artifacts require the care of an expert. Join conservator Mark Bynon as he explains the procedures involved in caring for some of the most precious pieces of our history during this lunch and learn.
Relax and unwind at Night Market, a monthly event that takes place on the third Friday at the Nashville Farmers' Market. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, wine, craft beer, local artisan booths, plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants, activities for families, eclectic music and more. Each month highlights different special events, featured artisans and local organizations that are serving our community. This month, Ms. Cheap will be hosting a Penny Drive with Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee. You can help by dropping off your full penny cans or bringing a monetary donation to the market. Since 2009, Ms. Cheap's Penny Drive has raised more than $390,000 for hungry children, families and seniors in our community.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 6 AM - 9 AM
LOCATION: REDPEPPER $15 - $30
Daybreaker is an early morning dance movement in 17 cities around the world and growing. They're returning to Nashville on Friday, December 15. Enjoy a yoga session, dance party, music by Sister Sprouse, free coffee, healthy juices and breakfast bites, and special surprises. This event's theme is "Ice, Ice Baby." Don your DIY holiday gaudiness.
Nothing says Christmas like hearing a group of young children sing "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman." McKendree Daycare's 2-5 year olds will sing from the church's steps as a way of ushering in the holiday season to the downtown community on Friday, December 15. The short program will last about 20 minutes.
Children of all ages are invited to share their Christmas lists with Santa and pose for a free photo. Participants will also receive a commemorative photo holder designed by Hatch Show Print.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 9 AM - NOON
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE TO ATTEND
Share your wish list and take #SelfiesWithSanta at the Nashville Farmers' Market on Saturday, December 16. Enjoy story time, breakfast, hot cocoa, coffee, cocktails and holiday shopping, too!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
LOCATION: DEACON'S NEW SOUTH $15 FOR CLASS & MIMOSAS
There is zen to be found downtown! Join Emmy Singer at Deacon's New South for an hour of movement and fun followed by a delicious spread of mimosas. Deacon's stunning atrium is the perfect setting for a sun-soaked class. Not to mention it will be first weekend Deacon's is open for brunch, so make your reservations to dine after class.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 4 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE
Come and join in this traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols as Christ Church Cathedral traces in music and Scripture the story of prophecy and fulfillment, from the foretelling of the coming of Christ, through Advent and the Annunciation, to the incarnation of God's promise in the birth of the Savior. This event will feature the Cathedral Choir and Senior Choristers under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, canon for music, and Michael Gebhart, assistant organist and choirmaster.
The Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra will present Carol-Candlelight Celebration on Sunday, December 17. Exquisite arrangements of familiar carols along with extraordinary holiday classics such as “Here We Come A-Caroling,” “The Snow Lay on the Ground," “A Stable Prayer” and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” will thrill your heart with the joyous sounds of the season. Childcare is available for children up to 3 years old beginning at 5:30 pm.
The Frist Center will offer free admission on Mondays through December 18 to guests who bring non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Since 2012, Frist Center visitors have donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The items most needed by Second Harvest are canned chicken, fruit, tuna and vegetables, cereal, pasta and peanut butter.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $25 - $85
Cirque Musica Holiday presents Believe, an all-new concert experience, which is a fun-filled family holiday event featuring the cast of Cirque Musica together with all-time favorite holiday songs performed by a live orchestra. Cirque Musica is a concert and visual experience where audiences journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer, too! The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest holiday music of all time.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Rahsaan Barber's Jazz at Christmas Time III at City Winery Thursday, December 14
Free Tastings at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Thursday, December 14
David Williford at Rudy's Jazz Room Thursday, December 14
Educator SPARK Evening at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 14
Holiday Concert featuring NPL Staffer Amanda at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 14
Nikki Michelle at Sambuca Thursday, December 14
Cinderella at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, December 14
Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, December 14
EMY at Two Old Hippies Thursday, December 14
Honoring Brian Ahern at Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Thursday, December 14
Free Tastings at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Friday, December 15
Mike Farris Sings The Soul of Christmas at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 15 - Saturday, December 16
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama at Robert's Western World Friday, December 15
Holiday Open House at From Nashville With Love Friday, December 15
Joseph Wooten & The Hands of Soul Birthday Bash at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday, December 15
Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 15
Opry at the Ryman: Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, Radney Foster & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 15
Holiday Open House at Barre3 Friday, December 15
Music at the Frist: The Contrarian Ensemble at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 15
Nashville Bluegrass Band Christmas Ham Giveaway at Station Inn Friday, December 15
Painting Class: Santa's Helper at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, December 15
The Roscoe Dandies at Two Old Hippies Friday, December 15
The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year at Old Spaghetti Factory Friday, December 15
Cinderella at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17
Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17
Artist Gift Swap at From Nashville With Love Saturday, December 16
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 16
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys at Station Inn Saturday, December 16
Cube Pushers Game Club at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 16
Painting Class: Chic Reindeer at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, December 16
Opry at the Ryman: Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 16
Chelsie Love at Two Old Hippies Saturday, December 16
Nikki Ellias & The Cosmic Collective at Rudy's Jazz Room Saturday, December 16
Patton James at Sambuca Saturday, December 16
A John Waters Christmas at City Winery Sunday, December 17
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, December 17
Shooter Jennings with Jason Boland & Julie Roberts at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, December 17
Shopkins Live! Shop it Up! at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, December 17
NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 17
Stephanie Adlington at Sambuca Sunday, December 17
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, December 17
Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 18 - Thursday, December 21
Jack Pearson & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, December 18
Marcus Johnson at City Winery Monday, December 18
The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, December 18
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos at Rudy's Jazz Room Monday, December 18
Painting Class: Funky Trees at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, December 18
Grateful Mondays with Hooteroll at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, December 18
A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes & Special Guests at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, December 18
Holiday Concert: The Providence Pipes at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 18
Signing Story Time at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 18
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, December 18
Vinyl Night at L.A. Jackson at L.A. Jackson Monday, December 18
Pub Quiz at The Pub Nashville Monday, December 18
New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, December 18
Cinderella at Nashville Children's Theatre Tuesday, December 19 - Thursday, December 21
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, December 19 - Wednesday, December 20
Kris Allen: Somethin' About Christmas at City Winery Tuesday, December 19
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, December 19
Gale Mayes Christmas Show with KC & The Band, Jason Eskridge & More at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 19
Rick Wilkerson & Friends at Rudy's Jazz Room Tuesday, December 19
Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Tuesday, December 19
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, December 19
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 19
A Johnnyswim Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, December 19
Jason Isbell: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Artist-in-Residence at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, December 19
Great Books Reading & Discussion Group at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 19
Tot Up at Jackalope Brewing Company Tuesday, December 19
Gingerbread House Decorating & Wine Tasting Party at City Winery Wednesday, December 20
Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 20
Andy Davis & Friends Annual Christmas Event at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 20
Holiday Rawk at City Winery Wednesday, December 20
Wooten Wednesday at Rudy's Jazz Room Wednesday, December 20
Painting Class: Christmas is Coming to Town at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, December 20
Jaclyn Monroe at Sambuca Wednesday, December 20
Big Magic Book Club at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 20
Wine Down Wednesday with Sea Salt Nashville at Sea Salt Nashville Wednesday, December 20
Jason Eskridge: Christmas with Friends at City Winery Thursday, December 21
Home Alone with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 21 - Friday, December 22
Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 21
Holiday Concert featuring Bicinium at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 21
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Thursday, December 21
The Barefoot Movement Christmas Tour at Station Inn Thursday, December 21
Painting Class: Open Studio or Paint Your Pet at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, December 21
Musician's Corner Christmas: Songs of the Season from Nashville Artists at City Winery Friday, December 22 - Saturday, December 23
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama at Robert's Western World Friday, December 22
Rubik's Groove at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 22
Holiday Open House at From Nashville With Love Friday, December 22
The UNusual Suspects at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday, December 22
Kyle Nachtigal at Two Old Hippies Friday, December 22
Painting Class: Choose Wreathe or Grinch at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, December 22
Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 22
Opry at the Ryman: Jeannie Seely, Mike Snider, The Whites & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 22
Holiday Open House at Barre3 Friday, December 22
Music at the Frist: Grant Ferris at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 22
A Child's Calendar at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 22
Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Friday, December 22
Tomi Lunsford’s Jumpin’ Yule at Station Inn Friday, December 22
The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Saturday, December 23
Ward Davis with Tennessee Jet & Channing Wilson at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, December 23
Geoff Pfeifer at Rudy's Jazz Room Saturday, December 23
Tammie Shannon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, December 23
Painting Class: Snowman at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, December 23
18 South at Station Inn Saturday, December 23
Rachel Rodriguez at Sambuca Saturday, December 23
Movie in the Commons: It's a Wonderful Life at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 23
Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 23
Family Holiday Spectacular & Sing-Along at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 23
Sing! An Irish Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 23
Opry at the Ryman: Jeannie Seely, Mike Snider, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 23
Family Program: Songwriting 101: Holiday Style at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 23
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 23
Christmas Eve Meal at The Mockingbird at The Mockingbird Sunday, December 24
Christmas Celebration Services at Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, December 24 - Monday, December 25
Christmas Worship at Downtown Presbyterian Church at Downtown Presbyterian Church Sunday, December 24 - Monday, December 25
Christmas Services at First Lutheran at First Lutheran Church ELCA Sunday, December 24 - Monday, December 25
Christmas Masses at St. Mary's at St. Mary's Catholic Church Sunday, December 24 - Monday, December 25
Christmas Meal at Marsh House at Marsh House Sunday, December 24 - Monday, December 25
Christmas Eve Meal at Tansuo at Tansuo Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Meal at Chauhan Ale & Masala House at Chauhan Ale & Masala House Sunday, December 24
Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Rams at Nissan Stadium Sunday, December 24
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Services & Meal at McKendree at McKendree United Methodist Church Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Worship at First Baptist Nashville at Nashville First Baptist Church Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Meal at Puckett's at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, December 24
Rachael Hester & The Tennessee Walkers at Robert's Western World Sunday, December 24
New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, December 25
Pub Quiz at The Pub Nashville Monday, December 25
Christmas Meal at The Hermitage Hotel at The Hermitage Hotel Monday, December 25
The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, December 25
Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, December 26
Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, December 26
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, December 26
Peter Moon at Sambuca Tuesday, December 26
Music Production Audio Suite at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 27
Grant Garland at Sambuca Wednesday, December 27
Luke Bulla at Station Inn Wednesday, December 27
Painting Class: Winter Cabin at Sips 'n Strokes Wednesday, December 27
Wooten Wednesday at Rudy's Jazz Room Wednesday, December 27
Jack Pearson & Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 27
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 27
Dashing Downtown Deals
Shop local this holiday season. Downtown Nashville has plenty of options to take care of your shopping list from top to bottom. Check out a selection of discounts and other offers at your favorite downtown stores, restaurants and more! Save time. Save money. Save your weekend!
Be Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park for free at Nissan Stadium Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details. (Tip: You don't have to attend an event at Bridgestone to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the stated event dates).
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown December 13 - 31, 2017 are Bridgestone Americas (1,400, December 10 - 14), Music City Bowl (40,000, December 28 - 30), and Music City Midnight New Years Eve in Nashville (100,000, December 31). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.