Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    

News & Information

New hotel and more: JW Marriott Nashville!
201 8th Avenue South. 615-291-8600. Downtown's tallest hotel is open on 8th Avenue South along with several new businesses. New restaurants, bars and retailers inside the 33-story JW Marriott include their top-floor restaurant: Bourbon Steak Nashville; their rooftop bar: Bourbon Sky; their lounge: Cumberland Bar; their first floor restaurant: Stompin Grounds; and their market: Stompin Ground Market.

 

Events This Week

 

World of Dreamers: Chromatics Gallery Opening Reception

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: CHROMATICS PHOTO IMAGING FREE

Chromatics Second Floor Gallery presents “World of Dreamers,” an intriguing collection of work by 20 artists, displaying their interpretations of the theme through photography, painting and mixed media. Join in for the opening reception on Thursday, October 11 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The public is invited to come enjoy the show and meet the artists. Their works will be on display through February 7, 2019. Artists Featured include Andy Todd, Bill Lindsley, Bill Scott, Birgit Hein, C. Al Wood, Dävid La Rosa and many more.

 

Nashville Oktoberfest

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, THURSDAY: 5 PM - 10 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10 AM - 10 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 8 PM

The 39th annual Nashville Oktoberfest is four days of celebration for the whole family! This festival includes traditional German music, beer tastings with more than 15 different beers, more than 40 restaurants and food truck vendors featuring local and authentic cuisine, more than 110 arts and crafts vendors, a kids' zone with face painting, inflatables and more, a 65-foot Ferris wheel, a parade on Saturday, the 5K Bier Run on Saturday, Nashville's only beer slide and much more. 

 

Street Eats

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 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 herePlease 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.

 

AWA Awards Ceremony

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $200 PER PERSON

Seven inspiring women and one local organization will be recognized for their outstanding leadership and service in the community when they are inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement. The recognition dinner and induction ceremony, co-sponsored by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and First Tennessee, will take place Thursday, October 11. Approximately 600 attendees are expected. The AWA awards ceremony honors the work and service of exceptional Middle Tennessee women who are leaders in their fields and serve as role models for young women. Also, a corporate honoree is chosen each year based on its commitment to helping women enter the workforce and advance in their careers, and for providing a positive work environment for female employees.

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9 AM - 6 PM; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 9 AM - 5 PM; AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

You don't want to miss this three-day book sale. Browse a wide assortment of books, movies and music, and support Friends of Nashville Public Library with every purchase.

 

30th Annual Southern Festival of Books

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to present the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, October 12 - 14, 2018, at War Memorial Plaza and the Main Library. The Festival will welcome more than 215 authors, including Rick Bragg, Tayari Jones, Celeste Ng, Luis Alberto Urrea, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, and many more. Click here for the full author list. Attendees will enjoy readings, book signings, exhibitor sales, performances, children’s activities, food trucks, and book arts. The Festival is always free and open to the public. 

 

Nashville International Auto Show

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 10 AM - 9 PM; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 10 AM - 9 PM; AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $9 ADULTS; $5 SENIORS & MILITARY; FREE KIDS 12 & UNDER

Buckle up! The Nashville International Auto Show returns Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14 to the Music City Center with more than 350 of the newest cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers on the market. Showgoers can check out high-end exotics from  Maserati, Bentley and Rolls-Royce and test drive 35 new vehicles all under one roof. Begin researching your next vehicle and bring the whole family along for an exciting day of fun.

 

Nashville Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 8 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $45 - $50

The 39th annual scenic race route begins at the Nashville Farmer’s Market and proceeds through the Historic Germantown Neighborhood streets, finishing at the Bicentennial Mall. All pre-registered racers receive an official 5K T-Shirt. At the finish, all runners age 21+ will also receive a celebratory 20 oz. Oktoberfest beer. You can register to race here.

 

Nashville SC vs FC Cincinnati

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK

Head to First Tennessee Park to watch Nashville SC take on FC Cincinnati on Saturday, October 13.

 

Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 3:25 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $48 - $285

Head to Nissan Stadium on Sunday, October 14 to watch the Titans take on the Baltimore Ravens during a home game.

 

High Tides & Southern Skies Fall Tasting Dinner

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: SOUTHERNAIRE MARKET $70

Fin & Pearl is headed south of somewhere for a night. Join them inside Southernaire Market for a tasting of their new fall menu with drink pairings.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

World of Dreamers: Chromatics Gallery Opening Reception at Chromatics Photo Imaging Thursday, October 11

30 Vice at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, October 11

Mandy Mcmillan at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, October 11

Closest Relative at Two Old Hippies Thursday, October 11

Robben Ford at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, October 11

Nashville Oktoberfest Thursday, October 11 - Sunday, October 14

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 11

The Play That Goes Wrong at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 11

An Historic Evening with Anne Frank's Stepsister, Eva Schloss at Music City Center Thursday, October 11

Street Eats Thursday, October 11

AWA Awards Ceremony at Music City Center Thursday, October 11

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 11

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary World Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Thursday, October 11

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop at Nashville Public Library Thursday, October 11

Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper Tour at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 12

Cumberland Run Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, October 12

Aiprark at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 12

Tris at Two Old Hippies Friday, October 12

Vinyl Radio with The Rocketmen at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, October 12

Friends of the Library Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 12

The 30th Annual Southern Festival of Books at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

Nashville International Auto Show at Music City Center Friday, October 12

Curator’s Perspective: PARIS 1900: Spectacle and Celebration at Frist Art Museum Friday, October 12

Childish Gambino at Bridgestone Arena Friday, October 12

Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 12

The Play That Goes Wrong at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 12

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 12

Rob Bell at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 12

Music at the Frist: The Contrarian Ensemble at Frist Art Museum Friday, October 12

Shaker Hymns at Two Old Hippies Saturday, October 13

Jeffrey Steele & Anthony Smith at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, October 13

Nashville Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, October 13

Friends of the Library Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 13

Passenger at Cannery Ballroom Saturday, October 13

AC Drive Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, October 13

Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 13

Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 13

Nashville SC vs FC Cincinnati at First Tennessee Park Saturday, October 13

The Play That Goes Wrong at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 13

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 13

Nashville International Auto Show at Music City Center Saturday, October 13

Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper Tour at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 13

Views from the 615 with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, October 13

Friends of the Library Book Sale at Nashville Public Library Sunday, October 14

For King & Country at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 14

Champagne Jam with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, October 14

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, October 14

Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, October 14

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, October 14

Doyle Bramhall II with Daniel Donato at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, October 14

Jazz Jam at Rudy's Jazz Room Sunday, October 14

Nashville International Auto Show at Music City Center Sunday, October 14

Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium Sunday, October 14

The Play That Goes Wrong at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, October 14

New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, October 15

Chvrches at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 15

Mary Sue Englund at Sambuca Monday, October 15

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, October 15

Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos at Rudy's Jazz Room Monday, October 15

The Cut - Grimey's DJ Night at L.A. Jackson Monday, October 15

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena Monday, October 15

Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, October 15

Senior Mondays at Frist Art Museum Monday, October 15

The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, October 15

Grateful Mondays with The Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, October 15

Alex Smith at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, October 15

Pub Quiz at The Pub Nashville Monday, October 15

WEEN at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, October 16

Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Tuesday, October 16

Matt McAtee & The Eventuals at Sambuca Tuesday, October 16

Backstage Nashville: Daytime Hit Songwriters Show at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, October 16

Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, October 16

Phil Cook at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, October 16

Twenty One Pilots at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 16

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 16

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, October 16

Twang Tuesday featuring Magnolia Boulevard at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, October 16

Mandy & Zack at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, October 16

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Wednesday, October 17

The Dead South at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, October 17

Mallory Johnson Writers Round at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, October 17

WEEN at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 17

Robben Ford at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, October 17

Taylor Dye at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, October 17

Wednesday Night Trivia at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, October 17

High Tides & Southern Skies Fall Tasting Dinner at Southernaire Market Wednesday, October 17

Wild Wednesday's at Pour House at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Wednesday, October 17

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, October 17

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 17

Jake Durkin at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, October 18

Natalie Prass at Mercy Lounge Thursday, October 18

Mossimo + Gloria at Two Old Hippies Thursday, October 18

Amy Helm at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, October 18

Music at the Frist: Singer songwriter Joe Bidewell at Frist Art Museum Thursday, October 18

Street Eats Thursday, October 18

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 18

Seven Deadly Sins at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 18

Workshop: Drop-In Drawing at Frist Art Museum Thursday, October 18

Seven Deadly Sins at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 19

Kidz Bop Live 2018 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 19

Jon Batiste: Solo at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 19

AC Drive Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, October 19

Sure Sure & Wilderado at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, October 19

Troy Breslow at Two Old Hippies Friday, October 19

Ben Rector at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 19

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 19

Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, October 19

Kevin Gates Luca Brasi 3 Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, October 19

Josh Groban at Bridgestone Arena Friday, October 19

Dusty Hundley at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, October 20

Valentine Saloon at Mercy Lounge Saturday, October 20

Blake Ashley at Two Old Hippies Saturday, October 20

Ben Rector at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 20

Seven Deadly Sins at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 20

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 20

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Football at Nissan Stadium Saturday, October 20

Neal McCoy at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 20

Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, October 20

Jazz Jam at Rudy's Jazz Room Sunday, October 21

Ben Rector at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, October 21

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, October 21

Glorietta at Mercy Lounge Sunday, October 21

Faydra & Jake at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, October 21

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, October 21

Family Festival Day at Frist Art Museum Sunday, October 21

The Wind and The Wave at Mercy Lounge Monday, October 22

New Monday with Val Storey & Friends at Station Inn Monday, October 22

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 22

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, October 22

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, October 22

Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos at Rudy's Jazz Room Monday, October 22

The Cut - Grimey's DJ Night at L.A. Jackson Monday, October 22

Pub Quiz at The Pub Nashville Monday, October 22

Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, October 22

The Hedliners at Robert's Western World Monday, October 22

Mandy McMillan at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, October 22

Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Tuesday, October 23

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, October 23

Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, October 23

Fright Night at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, October 23

Chicken Banana's at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, October 23

Tennessee High Top All-Stars at Robert's Western World Tuesday, October 23

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, October 23

Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 23

Phish at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday, October 23

The Phantom of the Opera at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 24

Wednesday Night Trivia at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, October 24

Alex Smith at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, October 24

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Wednesday, October 24

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 24

Robben Ford at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, October 24

A Doll's House, Part 2 at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 24

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, October 24

Elton John at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 24

Phish at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Wednesday, October 24

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

Nashville Art Walk

Create your own custom walking tour of downtown Nashville! Our Nashville Art Walk features over 80 downtown destinations. Curate the tour to one that features places of interest to you: architecture, art, history, music, government and more. A map with distance information and the estimated route time will be generated after you make your selections. 

Be Cheap with BEEP!

During Bridgestone Arena events, park for free at Nissan Stadium Lot D. 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).

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown October 10 - 24, 2018 are the American Bar Association (800, October 10 - 13), Nashville Auto Show (5,000, October 12 - 14), Society of Actuaries (2,100, October 14 - 17), ROC Exhibitions/Critical Facilities Summit (1,200, October 15 - 16), Firehouse Expo (5,000, October 15 - 20), MERGE/KILL - Technology Marketing Toolkit (750, October 17 -19), Art Nashville (1,000, October 17 - 21), International Association for K-12 Online Learning (3,000, October 21 - 24), and CNA Insurance Company (500, October 23 - 26). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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