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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    

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Traffic Alert!

Expect heavy traffic to and from downtown during the afternoon commute on Thursday, August 30 due to Live on the Green and the Vikings vs Titans' game. Details on road closures are listed below. 

 

Events This Week


10th Annual Live on the Green: Weekend Festival Finale

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, THURSDAY: 5:30 PM - 11 PM; FRIDAY: 5:15 PM - 11 PM; SATURDAY: 1 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse! This year's Live on the Green is capped with a three-day festival finale with two stages showcasing 25 artists throughout the weekend. Headliners include Dr. Dog on Thursday, August 30, X Ambassadors on Friday, August 31 and Jimmy Eat World on Saturday, September 1. Click here for the complete schedule of performers. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers and water bottles are welcome at this free four-week concert series. $10 parking is available in the Metro Courthouse parking garage, located directly below the park, and in Nissan Stadium Lot E and Lot F for $5. Or, take advantage of the free bicycle parking.‚Äč

Please note: road closures associated with this event.

- James Robertson Parkway (3rd Avenue North to Metro Courthouse parking entrance): one lane (eastbound traffic) will be closed from 9 am - midnight each day, with the exception of 4 pm - 6 pm for rush hour on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31
- Union Street (3rd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North): two lanes (westbound traffic) will be closed from 6 pm Wednesday, August, 29 until 6 am Sunday, September 2
- Woodland Street Bridge (Union Street to Nissan Stadium parking lots): total street closure from 6 pm - 11 pm on Thursday, August 30; 5 pm - 11 pm on Friday, August 31; and noon - 11 pm on Saturday, September 1
- Deaderick Street (3rd Avenue North to 5th Avenue North): total street closure from 2 pm - 11 pm on Thursday, August 30; 1 pm - 11 pm on Friday, August 31; and 9 am - 11 pm on Saturday, September 1
- 3rd Avenue North (James Robertson Parkway to Union Street): total street closure from 6 pm Wednesday, August, 29 until 6 am Sunday, September 2

 

Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 7 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $5 - $278

The Tennessee Titans will take on the Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, August 30. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The Woodland Street Bridge will close beginning at 4 pm 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.

 

Street Eats

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 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 every Thursday! The trucks serve lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. The food truck line-up is usually posted here. Please note: road closure associated with this event. Deaderick Street (from 4th Avenue to 5th Avenue) will be closed from 10 am - 2:30 pm on the day of the event.

 

Big Machine After Dark - Party On The Plaza

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 7 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE

Big Machine Vodka and Bridgestone Arena will host an After Dark event on the plaza at the arena. The party features nonstop beats by DJ AJ Kang, Big Machine Vodka drink specials (including their famous Frozen Lemonade Vodka Slushies) and free swag bags to the first 25 people to show up at the Big Machine Vodka trailer.

 

The Hermitage Hotel's Live Music Summer Series

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 4 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: THE HERMITAGE HOTEL FREE

Watch the Hermitage Hotel's Grand Lobby come alive every Friday this summer with their Music in the Lobby Summer Series! Attend on Fridays from 4 pm - 6 pm through August 31 for free live, local music. Enjoy a delicious refreshment as you get a taste of Nashville's vibrant music scene.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. See this month's gallery map.

Enjoy live music by singer Larysa Jaye and pianist Sarah Leon. Participate at the Plaza Art Community Art Station located on the platform near The Arts Company on 5th. Plaza Art will host a "paint-by-number" cityscape of Nashville. Art crawl attendees and passersby are invited to paint a portion of the canvas as they travel from gallery to gallery. Get your photo made at the International Black Film Festival's photo booth. Plus, Parnassus' book mobile, Peggy, will be parked on 5th. And, the Chestnut Group, an outdoor painting group, will be onsite. Transportation option: two Gray Line Art Crawl Downtown Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. You can purchase parking in advance here. Plus, be a part of the movement and post your pictures under these amazing walls: 144 5th Avenue North, 530 Church Street and 213 3rd Avenue North.  

Please note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 3 pm and ending as late as 10 pm on Saturday, September 1. 

Participating galleries and points of interest on this month's crawl include:

21c Museum Hotel
221 2nd Avenue North. 615-610-6400. 24/7. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

2nd Avenue Art Wall (new!)
185 2nd Avenue North. 24/7. Free.

The Alley Running Perpendicular to 21c
Featuring "Taking Flight" by Herb Williams. 24/7. Free.

Art at The Music City Shop
501 Broadway. 615-259-4747. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Blue Fig Editions
56 Arcade. 615-942-9844. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Building Number 9
57 Arcade. 615-983-0400. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Clockwork Photography
64 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Downtown Presbyterian Church's Browsing Room Gallery
154 5th Avenue North. 615-254-7584. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Erabellum Artisan Co-Op
61 & 63 Arcade. 615-601-1568. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Mary Hong Gallery
414 Union Street. 615-423-0818. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Papp-Art
64 Arcade. 615-977-6918. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Rogue Gallery 77
77 Arcade. 615-424-8932. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Studio 208
208 3rd Avenue North. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Valentina Design
75 Arcade. 954-274-0178. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Wolf and Crow Gallery
44 Arcade. 615-336-0001. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Worthington Galleries
69 Arcade. 615-527-7970. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

 

Hatch Show Print Block Party

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $40 PER ADULT

Revel in the creative atmosphere of Hatch Show Print as you work with the shop’s image blocks and ink to create a design that you can hand-print onto paper, a tote bag, or a t-shirt. The block party will party will happen from 6 pm - 8 pm during the First Saturday Art Crawl on Saturday, September 1.

 

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE $10

Star light, star bright, first star we see... wait a minute... little star isn’t in the nighttime sky! Where can it be? It’s up to two stalwart star keepers to search the galaxy and solve this cosmic cliffhanger in an interactive, immersive theatrical experience especially designed for the youngest of theatergoers.

 

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK $13 - $36

Head to First Tennessee Park this Labor Day weekend to see the Nashville Sounds take on the Memphis Redbirds.

 

Paradise Park Pop-Up

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 7:05 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK

The Nashville Sounds are excited to host a Paradise Park pop-up at First Tennessee Park. On Saturday, September 1, during the game against the Memphis Redbirds, Paradise Park will be popping up with live music by The Otherside, beer specials, their famous hand-dipped corn dogs, tots, and more at The Band Box. Fans can buy a special package for $25 that includes a general admission ticket, a Paradise Park souvenir pitcher, and a free food item at the Band Box.

 

5th Annual Old School BBQ Festival

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2 PM - 11 PM; MUSIC STARTS AT 4 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $40

Old School BBQ Festival is an inviting event that highlights the aroma of traditional soul food cooking in the air while bringing together families and friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of reunion and award-winning entertainment. Bring your lawn chair, an appetite and your dancing shoes as you enjoy all the great entertainment and food that this festival has to offer.

 

Labor Day Weekend Luau

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 7 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: RARE BIRD ROOFTOP BAR & LOUNGE FREE

Escape to Hawaii this Labor Day weekend. Stop by Rare Bird for a luau on Sunday, September 2. Dress in your Hawaiian best, hula to Reggae music and sip on Pina Coladas, Blue Hawaiians and Mai Tais. Admission is free and you'll be able to indulge in the Hawaiian buffet for $25 a person. It’s as if you are actually on a tropical vacation!

 

Nashville Scene Taco Week

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Enjoy Nashville's favorite tacos for $2 all week long! Taco 'bout a deal. Be sure to take pictures of your tacos to enter the contest on Twitter or Instagram. At the conclusion of #SceneTacoWeek18, vote for your favorite taco. The winning location will win a plaque to hang on their wall and perhaps most importantly: Taco Bragging Rights. Participating downtown locations include Pancho & Lefty's and The District Bar and Kitchen.

 

Havana Mondays

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 9 PM
LOCATION: BLACK RABBIT

Black Rabbit is spicing it up with their new weekly dance party - Havana Mondays. Together with DJ Majik, the new Havana Mondays series will feature salsa and Latin tunes with a few throwback jams mixed in.

 

Sushi Rolling Class

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: SUNDA $45

Learn the ancient art of sushi at Sunda's sushi rolling class. Try your hand at making rolls using seaweed wraps, sticky rice, spicy tuna and more. Their award-winning chef team will provide personal instruction on the delicate creation of this traditional dish.

 

4th Annual Empanada Tasting Event

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $25

The Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce's presents their 4th Annual Empanada Tasting Event at the historic War Memorial Auditorium. Explore the flavor, culture, and rich diversity of our region's thriving Latin American communities while supporting Latino-owned businesses and enjoying a delicious variety of empanadas, music, and more. With each $25 advance ticket you get four empanadas, a dessert, and a soft drink or water. Additional snacks and drinks will be available from concessions. Proceeds from this event support TLACC, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Nashville which works to be the leading voice on business issues relating to the Latino community across Tennessee.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival Wednesday, August 29 - Thursday, August 30

Rachel's Boutique Sip & Shop Sale at The Hermitage Hotel Thursday, August 30

Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium Thursday, August 30

10th Annual Live on the Green: Weekend Festival Finale at Public Square Thursday, August 30 - Saturday, September 1

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, August 30

Megan and Her Goody Goodies at Rudy's Jazz Room Thursday, August 30

Love Canon at Station Inn Thursday, August 30

The Standard of Magic with Justin Flom at The Standard Restaurant & Club Thursday, August 30

Street Eats Thursday, August 30

Michael W. Smith at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, August 30

Music at the Frist: Jazz Guitarist Geary Moore at Frist Art Museum Thursday, August 30

Music with a Mission at Nashville City Center Thursday, August 30

The Kyla Jade Experience with Special Guests Olivia Hale, Jovan Bender & Paula Champion at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, August 30

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, August 30

Chicken Banana's at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, August 30

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, August 30

The Disappointments at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, August 31

Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, August 31

Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Friday, August 31

Martin McDaniel at The Stage on Broadway Friday, August 31

Greg Klink at Legends Corner Friday, August 31

The Corey Mac Show at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, August 31

Free Ice Cream Sandwiches at Makeready Libations & Liberation Friday, August 31

Acme WKNDR: Summer Edition at Acme Feed & Seed Friday, August 31

Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, August 31

Matte Gray Band at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, August 31

Liz Moriondo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, August 31

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Friday, August 31

Big Machine After Dark - Party On The Plaza at Bridgestone Arena Friday, August 31

Rachel's Boutique Sip & Shop Sale at The Hermitage Hotel Friday, August 31

Pierce Avenue at Barlines Friday, August 31

Geoff Pfeifer at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday, August 31

Music at The Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, August 31

Sparkle City Disco at Woolworth on 5th Friday, August 31

The Hermitage Hotel's Live Music Summer Series at The Hermitage Hotel Friday, August 31

Widespread Panic at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Friday, August 31

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama featuring Hazel Jones at Robert's Western World Friday, August 31

Randy Moore Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, August 31

Ray Wylie Hubbard with Brandy Zdan at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 31

Music at the Frist: PT Gazell, harmonica virtuoso at Frist Art Museum Friday, August 31

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Friday, August 31

Sheriff Scott & The Deputies at Station Inn Friday, August 31

Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, September 1

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Bethune Cookman University at Nissan Stadium Saturday, September 1

Architecture Tour at Frist Art Museum Saturday, September 1

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, September 1

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Saturday, September 1

Hatch Show Print Block Party at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 1

Widespread Panic at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Saturday, September 1

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, September 1

Paradise Park Pop-Up at First Tennessee Park Saturday, September 1

Paige Rose at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, September 1

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Sunday, September 2

5th Annual Old School BBQ Festival at Riverfront Park Sunday, September 2

Labor Day Weekend Luau at Rare Bird Rooftop Bar & Lounge Sunday, September 2

Creative Zone: Marvelous Microphones at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, September 2

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, September 2

Paige Rose at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, September 2

Nashville Scene Taco Week Monday, September 3 - Sunday, September 9

Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds at First Tennessee Park Monday, September 3

Creative Zone: Marvelous Microphones at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, September 3

Havana Mondays at Black Rabbit Monday, September 3

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Monday, September 3

The Cut - Grimey's DJ Night at L.A. Jackson Monday, September 3

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 4

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Tuesday, September 4

Anime Ramen Series at Otaku Ramen Tuesday, September 4

Sushi Rolling Class at Sunda Tuesday, September 4

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 5

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Wednesday, September 5

4th Annual Empanada Tasting Event at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, September 5

One-Day Educator Workshop: We Shall Overcome at Frist Art Museum Thursday, September 6

Music City Mariachi presents “México en el Corazón” at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, September 6

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop at Nashville Public Library Thursday, September 6

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, September 6

The New Nashville & Sarabeth at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, September 6

27 Live at L27 Rooftop Lounge at L27 Rooftop Lounge Thursday, September 6

Lucero at Ryman Auditorium Friday, September 7

Music in the Cafe: Bassoonery at Frist Art Museum Friday, September 7

Paramore: Art + Friends at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, September 7

Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, September 7

Matte Gray Band at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, September 7

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Friday, September 7

Jason Aldean at Bridgestone Arena Friday, September 7

Songwriter Session: Larry Gatlin at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, September 8

Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, September 8

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, September 8

Bernstein Centennial Opening Night at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, September 8

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, September 8

Petey's Preds Party at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, September 9

Symphony Under the Stars featuring Beethoven's Emperor & Respighi's Pines of Rome at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Sunday, September 9

American Idol Live at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, September 9

Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, September 9

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, September 9

The Cut - Grimey's DJ Night at L.A. Jackson Monday, September 10

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, September 11

Fall Out Boy at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, September 11

The Versatility of the Timpani at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, September 11

Anime Ramen Series at Otaku Ramen Tuesday, September 11

Interview: Robert Earl Keen at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, September 12

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, September 12

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

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week is September 10 - 14, 2018 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, Downtown Dental Service, Tin Roof Broadway, Dabble Studio, CycleBar and many more! Click here for the complete list of discounts and freebies. 

Coffee Shops

Whether you prefer a caffeine jolt in the morning or an afternoon pick-me-up, downtown Nashville has you covered with over 30 coffee shops. Check out our map and directory that includes all of the places to get coffee downtown! 

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown August 29 - September 12, 2018 are Nurse Practitioner Associates (550, August 26 - 30), Health: Further (1,000, August 28 - 31), Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (600, September 3 - 7), Railway Supply Institute (700, September 8 - 11), Getty Music, LLC (6,500, September 10 - 11), BWI Companies, Inc. (1,800, September 10 - 12), Americana Music Association (1,700, September 11 - 16), and National Association of Broadcasters (500, September 11 - 15). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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