News & Information
New Grocery Store: The Turnip Truck Urban Fare!
311 12th Avenue South. 615-248-2000. This locally-owned grocer focuses on organic foods, and opens this Saturday (October 30, 9 am - 5 pm). Grand opening events include a Turnip Toss game with prizes, healthy fall treat bags for kids, plus samples and coupon giveaways from farmers and vendors. The first 200 shoppers spending $40 will receive a free Turnip Truck grocery tote. Regular hours will be Mon - Sat, 7 am - 9 pm and Sun, 8 am - 9 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN YMCA FREE
Bring your dog and enjoy this pet-friendly fall festival! There will be over twenty vendor booths with fun events and community sponsors. Showcase your best pet costume and win contest prizes. There will be treats for people and for pets, great deals on YMCA apparel, canine demonstrations, and more. All proceeds will go to the YMCA We Build People Outreach Campaign.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA
Bridgestone Arena will be in the Halloween spirit complete with special music, themed videos, and a special Halloween performance by the Ladies of Smashville. Gnash and the Ladies of Smashville will also be decked out in their best costumes, so don’t forget to wear yours. Additionally, the Nashville Predators will continue their support of Hockey Fights Cancer by welcoming Susan G. Komen for the Cure to the arena.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: URBAN SUN FREE
"Rise and Shine with Urban Sun" is a program that spotlights a local non-profit each month. Stop by to learn more about Make-A-Wish and how to join Urban Sun's Sunshine Crew to help grant a wish for a very special young man. Last chance to buy October specials just in time for Halloween, including 30 days of UV tanning for $30, and three VersaBronze spray tans for $30. There will be refreshments. Parking validation is available.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7:30 PM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 2 PM ON SUNDAY
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $23 - $82
Nashville Ballet presents the world's best-known classical ballet, Swan Lake. Featuring a full cast of extraordinary dancers, beautiful sets and choreography, the ballet is accompanied by The Nashville Symphony, performing Tchaikovsky's score. Follow this tale of love found, lost, and recaptured in one of the most magnificent ballets ever performed.
Steven Kimbrough's baritone voice and his engaging acting skills have earned him positive review from critics worldwide. He is the author/editor of numerous books and articles on musical, biblical, theological and historical subjects including a number of volumes dedicated to the work of Charles Wesley. Kimbrough performs Wesley's poetry in his musical performance, Sweet Singer.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $15
The ultimate generation-jumping time warp of rock and roll raucousness featuring bands covering songs from the 80's, 90's and this decade. Yacht Rock Revue and Glamhammer will perform at Mercy Lounge. Guilty Pleasures and My So Called Band will perform in the Cannery Ballroom. One ticket grants admission to both venues. Dress to impress and come ready to rock and be rocked.
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce initiative, One Nashville, is a community campaign to support public education awareness. Come and learn more about One Nashville, and enjoy a free cupcake from The Cupcake Collection.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7 PM
LOCATION: 12TH & PORTER $25 - $50
The Halloween Block Party features performances by Ying Yang Twins, Luna Halo, Space Capone, Chancellor Warhol, Majestico, Slow Motion Centerfold, Cal Ecker, Coach, DJ Rod Youree, Hands Off Sam, Brandon Wahl, and Potomus. Click here for tickets.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7:30 PM; 8 PM; 8:30 PM; 9 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CENTER $15
On Music City's Original Haunted Walking Tour, explore the shadowy streets of downtown Nashville, and learn the haunted history of Nashville's most recognized landmarks. During the half-mile stroll, discover why Nashville is regarded as the most haunted city in Tennessee. Reservations required.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 9 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $15 GENERAL ADMISSION; $50 VIP
Nashville's most exciting Halloween event. The party uses space at the Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom, and the entire parking lot in front of Cannery Ballroom with two massive heated tents and bars outside, live DJ's, and a $500 costume contest. The costumes here are some of the best in town. Click here for tickets.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $30 - $100
Enjoy a very scary and rockin’ Halloween costume party! Live music featuring singer/songwriter Jeffrey Steele, the man behind the hits of Montgomery Gentry and Rascal Flatts. Special guest performances from The Eska Sisters, The Sweets, Celeste Kellogg, Pearl Heart, JD Shelborne, and Cowboy Troy. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes for male, female, couple and best-dressed artist look-a-like. Special meet and greet packages with preferred seating are available. For tickets, click here.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8PM - 3 AM
LOCATION: BERGER BUILDING $10 OUTDOOR-ONLY; $15 VIP; $250 VIP CABANA FOR 10
Come in your best costume and join JACK FM at The Berger for an indoor/outdoor Halloween Bash. Costume contest with cash prizes ($300 1st, $200 2nd, and $100 3rd). Prizes awarded at 10 pm. Half-price drinks from 8 pm to 10 pm. DJ Mindub will be spinning hit music. Dance the night away in a heated tent with chandeliers and a full cash bar. All attendees will have access to the Berger Bar. VIP ticketholders will enjoy private cabanas, private restrooms, a VIP bar, couches and chairs.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 9 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE; WALKERS ENCOURAGED TO RAISE AT LEAST $100
Join the fight against breast cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer five-mile walk. Registration is free and begins at 8 am. The walk through downtown Nashville begins at 9 am. 20,000 walkers are expected to participate in this event. This walk honors and celebrates breast cancer survivors and supports the Society’s mission to save lives by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease. PLEASE NOTE: road closures associated with this event. Select downtown roads will be closed from 9 am - 11 am on Saturday.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 9 PM
This 80's Halloween Party includes two DJ's for two floors of dancing. $250 to the best 80's costume, and $10 Happy Halloween Bowls all night.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7 PM - 1:15 AM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTRAL FREE
MTA and Miller Lite are offering free bus rides on twenty dedicated routes Saturday night from 7 pm to 1:15 am, click here for routes and times.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 6 PM
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON
Nashville's largest costume contest with cash and prizes ($500 1st, $300 2nd, and $200 3rd). Live entertainment with The Spazmatics.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1 PM - 3 PM
LOCATION: RED ROVER PET SERVICES FREE
Bring your dog to to Red Rover Pet Services for a howl-o-ween party with giveaways including great coupons, prizes and other treats. No costume is necessary.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
LOCATION: PAST PERFECT
A family-friendly evening of fun and food at Past Perfect. All costumed kids ten years and under eat for free off the kids menu all night! There will also be fun giveaways for kids. Please mention number of children and their ages when making your reservation. Reservations required, click here.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
To Kill a Mockingbird at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, October 30
Dreamgirls at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, October 31
The DISTRICT Progressive Party at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, October 27
Jeff Allen at The Rutledge Wednesday, October 27
Dance Performance by Company Rose: Bittersweet Souvenirs at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, October 28
Nashville Lifestyles' Mix for Six with Woodford Reserve at Merchants Restaurant Thursday, October 28
Barktober at Downtown YMCA Thursday, October 28
Hooters Charity Bartending Competition at Hooters Thursday, October 28
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 28
Sunshine Party at Urban Sun Thursday, October 28
3rd Annual Block and White Party at Watermark Thursday, October 28
Nashville Ballet presents Swan Lake at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31
The Avett Brothers at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 29 - Saturday, October 30
Dr. ST Kimbrough, Jr. performs Sweet Singer at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, October 29
Darren Beachley and Legends of the Potomac at Station Inn Friday, October 29
November Voodoo Halloween Party with Adalene at 12th & Porter Friday, October 29
Freaky Friday Halloween Party at Cannery Ballroom Friday, October 29
One Nashville Community Event at Fifth Third Center Plaza Friday, October 29
Swagger at Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Friday, October 29
Kentucky Thunder featuring Vicki Carrico, Jonell Mosser, Etta Britt and Sheila Lawrence at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, October 29
Haunted Valley Halloween Block Party with Ying Yang Twins, Luna Halo, Coach, and Hands Off Sam at 12th & Porter Saturday, October 30
Interview and performance: Marshall Chapman discusses They Came to Nashville at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 30
Nashville Ghost Tours at Nashville City Center Saturday, October 30
Dr. ST Kimbrough, Jr. lectures on "Lyrical Theology" at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, October 30
ITVS Community Cinema: Reel Injun at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 30
SOL Halloween Show at The Rutledge Saturday, October 30
Three Ring Circle at Station Inn Saturday, October 30
Nightmare In Music City at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, October 30
Jeffrey Steele Halloween Party at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, October 30
Blood Bash at The Berger at Berger Building Saturday, October 30
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at LP Field Saturday, October 30
Dead Man's Party: 80's Halloween at Decades Saturday, October 30
Miller Lite Free Rides at Music City Central (Bus Station) Saturday, October 30
The Bart Walker Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, October 31
Peter Moon at Sambuca Sunday, October 31
4th Annual Halloween Bash with Spazmatics at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, October 31
Red Rover Pet Services Howl-O-Ween Party at Red Rover Pet Services Sunday, October 31
Music City Rocktober Fest at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, October 31
Kids Eat Free Sunday Night Family Dinner at Past Perfect Sunday, October 31
Mumford & Sons at War Memorial Auditorium Monday, November 1
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, November 1
Crown Royal Family Dinner at The Palm Tuesday, November 2
John Mellencamp at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 3
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, November 3
Tatia Rose, Sarif, and Jason Eskridge at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, November 3
Al Green and The Hard Times at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, November 3
Live Art: Learning to Cry on Cue at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, November 3
Nashville Symphony presents The Rite of Spring at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 4 - Saturday, November 6
MGMT at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 4
Exuality at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 5
Eastern Illinois vs. Tennessee State University at LP Field Saturday, November 6
First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, November 6
Hilary Williams book signing at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 6
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 6
Exuality at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 6
Cameo at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, November 6
Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, November 7
Matt White at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, November 9
CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 10
WeCar in Nashville!
Car sharing is available in downtown Nashville! Great for those who take public transportation to work and occasionally have a need for a car for an appointment or meeting. Perfect for downtown residents who have eliminated one or two cars. Sign up now for this program and receive $50 in driving credits! More info on our website.
Music City Circuit
Three routes now serving downtown Nashville. Hop a ride to the Farmers' Market for lunch or to shop for produce, catch happy hour in The Gulch, see the newest exhibit at the Frist, attend a concert at the Ryman ... the possibilities are endless. Music City Circuit makes it even easier to travel to destinations around downtown! Click here for a route map. The best part? This service is free.
Large groups and events that are downtown October 27 - November 10 include Logan's Roadhouse (375, October 22 - 28), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Office (750, November 7 - 11), and Country Music Association (15,000, November 7 - 12). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.