Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    

News & Information


New restaurant: Little Fib!
Renaissance Nashville Hotel. 611 Commerce Street. 615-493-4050. This new restaurant at the Renaissance serves up American-retro cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.
 

New restaurant: Cafe Intermezzo!
The SoBro. 205 Demonbreun Street. 615-346-9507. This restaurant embodies the essence of a 300-year old European coffeehouse and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week.
 

New fitness option: Tylt Cycle!
139 12th Avenue North. 615-902-3181. This new cycle studio is open every day with a variety of hours. Check out their class schedule online.
 

 

Events This Week

 

Nashville House Concerts

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 7 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $30

Nashville House Concerts is a music variety show at the historic War Memorial Auditorium. This unique experience is hosted each month by Sirius XM radio personality Storme Warren, which features a diverse blend of talent from chart-topping artists, music legends, rising stars, accomplished songwriters, and more. Every show includes musical performances, imaginative interviews and unpredictable fun. Performers on Thursday, November 1 include Brandon Stansell, Trea Landon, Jackie Lee, and Dillon Carmichael. Nashville House Concerts take place on the first Thursday of each month through June 2019.

 

Street Eats

 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 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.

 

Sister Cities Tenth Annual World of Friendship

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: WELLSPIRE $75

Join Sister Cities of Nashville for their tenth annual internationally-themed dinner reception and silent auction. Authentic international fare and unique silent auction items will be available from around the world. Sister Cities is offering free onsite parking as well as discounted Lyft rides. Click here for details.

 

Luncheon with Barbara Kingsolver

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 12:30 PM - 2 PM
LOCATION: L.A. JACKSON $80

Parnassus Books and L.A. Jackson will present an exclusive luncheon with bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, in conversation with Ann Patchett. Tickets include a gourmet plated lunch prepared by Nathan Duensing, the executive chef of the Thompson Hotel, dessert by award-winning pastry chef Lisa White, an autographed first edition of Unsheltered, and an afternoon of intimate literary conversation and fellowship.

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE

Each year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society holds its Light the Night Walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The thousands of participants carry illuminated lanterns and raise funds for patient services and research for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This year, Nashville will hold its 16th annual Light the Night Walk, which is 2 miles. There is no registration fee; however, all walkers need to register for the event in order to receive an illuminated lantern. The event features local mascots, food, music, a powerful survivor ceremony, a peaceful and emotional remembrance pavilion, a VIP tent, a kids' zone, activities for all ages and a grand finale fireworks show! Walk participants can go at a leisurely pace, easily completing the walk in less than an hour. This event will take place in Nissan Stadium Lot R; free parking is available in Lots A, B  Cand D. Plus, head to War Memorial Auditorium after the walk for Light the Late Night hosted by Charles Esten.

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, WALK BEGINS: 8 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM FREE

Join the fight against breast cancer in this 3 - 5 mile, non-competitive fundraising walk benefiting the American Cancer Society. This walk honors and celebrates breast cancer survivors and supports the organization’s mission to save lives by finding cures and fighting back against the disease.

Please note: road closures associated with this event on Saturday, November 3:

- South 2nd Street (Woodland Street to Shelby Avenue) will be closed from 5 am - 11 am
- Russell Street (South 2nd Street to South 1st Street) will be closed from 7:30 am - 10:15 am
- Woodland Street (South 2nd Street to 1st Avenue North/Union) will be closed from 7:30 am - 10:05 am
- Union Street (Woodland Street/1st Avenue North to Capitol Boulevard) will be closed from 7:30 am - 9 am
- Capitol Boulevard (Union Street to Church Street) will be closed from 7:30 am - 9:10 am
- Church Street (Capitol Boulevard to Rosa L Parks/James Robertson Parkway) will be closed from 7:30 am - 9:20 am
- Westbound lanes of James Robertson Partkway (Church Street to Gay Street) will be closed from 7:30 am - 9:40 am
- Gay Street (James Robertson Parkway to 1st Avenue North) will be closed from 7:30 am - 9:50 am
- 1st Avenue North (Gay Street/Church Street to Union Street) will be closed from 7:30 am - 10 am
- South 1st Street (Woodland Street to Russell Street) will be closed from 7:30 am - 10:10 am

 

Turnip Greens Festival

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

Bring the whole family to see the world’s largest pot of turnip greens (with samples!) and enjoy smoked BBQ from Smokin’ Joe, a cornbread cook-off, and music by the BB King’s All-Star Band (10 am - 4 pm). A cooking demo will be held at 11 am, the cornbread cook-off begins at 1 pm, and there will be story time in the Book Barn. This event is sponsored by Smiley’s Farm.

 

FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month at the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. See this month's gallery map. Enjoy live music by Nashville Jazz Workshop. Participate at the Plaza Live Art Station and make some art. Get your photo made at the International Black Film Festival's photo booth. National Museum of African American Music artist Christian Green will be making live art. Plus, Parnassus' book mobile, Peggy, will be parked on 5th. 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. Volunteers are needed for this month's crawl, sign up here if you are interested.

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, October 6. 

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
185 2nd Avenue North. 24/7. Free.

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

DBO Gallery
69 & 73 Arcade. 913-368-8834. 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.

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.

 

Bacon, Eggs & Kegs

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK $40

Nashville brunch lovers unite! Bacon, Eggs & Kegs is the perfect celebration for brunch fanatics, local brew lovers and Bloody Mary enthusiasts. This event will feature local beers and ciders, 30-foot Bloody Mary bars, boozy root beer floats, mimosas and more. Pair all your favorite boozy brunch drinks with Nashville's hottest restaurants, chefs and food trucks serving up dishes like loaded biscuits & gravy, jalapeño cheddar grits, carnita mac & cheese and more mouthwatering eats. The day wouldn't be complete without lifesize Yahtzee,giant Connect Four, inflatable Hungry Hungry Hippos and live music.

 

Fight for Air Climb

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8 AM
LOCATION: 505 APARTMENTS

The American Lung Association is the leading organization dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. They will be hosting the next Fight for Air Climb on Saturday, November 3 at the 505 Building. This unique and signature competitive stair climb challenges you to complete the 45 floors of the building, all 862 steps. Through the climb, you will support its mission to fight to end lung disease and to climb for those who cannot. All of the proceeds support its local Nashville programs that assist with smoking cessation, asthma education, pulmonary research grants and local lung disease support.

 

Crafty Bastards: Arts & Crafts Fair

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH FREE

Nashville Scene's Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade goods from more than 100 local and traveling artists who have been selected by a jury, set up for primetime holiday shopping. This event will be held at the intersection of 12th Avenue South and Laurel Street.

 

Boston Bruins vs. Nashville Predators

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $69 - $299

The Nashville Predators will take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday, November 3 at 7 pm.

 

OSHi Orchid Extravaganza

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: OSHI INTERNATIONAL FLORAL DECOR STUDIO FREE

OSHi Floral Design will be filled with blooming oncidium hybrids, miltonia, cattleya, vanda, ascanda, paphiopedilum and phalaenopsis orchids from the mountains of North Carolina. Experts in Orchid Cultivation will be in attendance to discuss how to maintain your orchid. Plus, enjoy wine and cheese and save 20% on orchids the night of the event.

 

Ballet Magnificat! presents Snow Queen

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $27+

Featuring Kathy Thibodeaux as the Snow Queen, and inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen classic, The Return of Snow Queen dips into the beauty of storytelling through the art of dance. The audience is taken on a journey with a young girl who fearlessly faces the fury of the Snow Queen with boldness, bravery and love. This fast moving production stands strong on the cast of 75 professional dancers, enhanced by powerful choreography, creative costuming and bigger-than-life sets and scenery.

 

Sushi Rolling Class

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 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 using seaweed wraps, sticky rice, spicy tuna and more. Their award-winning chef team provides personal instruction on the delicate creation of this traditional dish.

 

Turnip Truck Open House

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE TURNIP TRUCK URBAN FARE

The Turnip Truck Open House event will feature a Black Abbey beer and cheese Pairing, Diskin Cider Sampling, cheese board pairings, Jeni's Ice Cream holiday flavor, live music by Nashville School of the Arts, and more. Click here for their full list of events.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Megan and Her Goody Goodies at Rudy's Jazz Room Thursday, November 1

K.C. Harris at Two Old Hippies Thursday, November 1

Lake Street Dive at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 1

Music at the Frist: Jazz Guitarist Geary Moore at Frist Art Museum Thursday, November 1

Snack It Fast at Nashville Public Library Thursday, November 1

Chris Amsler at Tennessee Brew Works Thursday, November 1

Nashville House Concerts at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, November 1

River Talk: "Ancient Shellfishing on the Cumberland, ca. 6000-1000 B.C." at The Bridge Building Thursday, November 1

Storytime in the Children’s Gallery at Tennessee State Museum Thursday, November 1

Richard Lloyd Album Release at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 2

Nikki Ellias and the Cosmic Collective at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday, November 2

Sister Cities Tenth Annual World of Friendship at Wellspire Friday, November 2

Luncheon with Barbara Kingsolver at L.A. Jackson Friday, November 2

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk at Nissan Stadium Friday, November 2

Donnie Strickland at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 2

Russian Masters at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, November 2

Music at the Frist: Singer-songwriter Rae Hering at Frist Art Museum Friday, November 2

Underoath at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, November 2

A Perfect Circle at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 2

Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, November 2

Tom Adkinson Book Signing at Two Old Hippies Saturday, November 3

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Nissan Stadium Saturday, November 3

Turnip Greens Festival at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, November 3

FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, November 3

Bacon, Eggs & Kegs at First Tennessee Park Saturday, November 3

Fight for Air Climb at 505 Apartments Saturday, November 3

The Long Players at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, November 3

Crafty Bastards: Arts & Crafts Fair at The Gulch Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4

Russian Masters at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, November 3

Jamfest Country Jam at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 3

Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 3

Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 3

Family Program: Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 3

OSHi Orchid Extravaganza at OSHi International Floral Decor Studio Saturday, November 3

"Wild Soul" Dance Party and After-Party for the First Saturday Art Crawl at Woolworth on 5th Saturday, November 3

Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, November 4

Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 4

Ballet Magnificat! presents Snow Queen at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 4

Bring a Friend to First at Nashville First Baptist Church Sunday, November 4

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, November 5

Pub Quiz at The Pub Nashville Monday, November 5

The Cut - Grimey's DJ Night at L.A. Jackson Monday, November 5

Bob Weir and Wolf Boys at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 5

Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, November 5

Sushi Rolling Class at Sunda Tuesday, November 6

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, November 6

TOH Co-Hippie Writers Round at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, November 7

Turnip Truck Open House at The Turnip Truck Urban Fare Wednesday, November 7

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Wednesday, November 7

Amy Schumer at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 7

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, November 7

Holy Yoga for Ladies at Nashville First Baptist Church Wednesday, November 7

Music at the Frist: Duette at Frist Art Museum Thursday, November 8

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Thursday, November 8

The Mavericks with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 8

Snack It Fast at Nashville Public Library Thursday, November 8

Storytime in the Children’s Gallery at Tennessee State Museum Thursday, November 8

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Friday, November 9

The Mavericks with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, November 9

Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, November 9

Write a Letter to a Soldier at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 10

The Mavericks with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, November 10

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Saturday, November 10

Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 10

Road to Lyon Bocuse d'Or Kick-off Dinner at JW Marriott Nashville Saturday, November 10

Brunch and Bloodys at Union Station Hotel Saturday, November 10

Tennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots at Nissan Stadium Sunday, November 11

The Music of the Rolling Stones with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, November 11

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Sunday, November 11

Jeanne Robertson at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 11

Write a Letter to a Soldier at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 11

The Cut - Grimey's DJ Night at L.A. Jackson Monday, November 12

Pub Quiz at The Pub Nashville Monday, November 12

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Monday, November 12

Write a Letter to a Soldier at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, November 12

Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, November 12

Creative Zone: Make a Clothespin Military Airplane at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, November 12

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Tuesday, November 13

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, November 13

CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 14

The Beach Boys at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 14

Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, November 14

52nd Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 14

Wine Down Wednesday at The Pub Nashville Wednesday, November 14

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

Music City Greeter

Do you love to show off Nashville? Sign up to be a Music City Greeter! Greeters give free tours to visitors at 10 am Wednesdays - Saturdays. Greeters meet with visitors and take them on a one hour walk around downtown giving them advice on what they should do and where they should eat while they are here. The tours start at the Visitor Information Center at Bridgestone Arena. Tours are free, and no tips are accepted. If you're interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Shannon.

Clean and Safe Request Form

If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, let us know! Report graffiti that needs to be removed, public sidewalks that need pressure washing, weeds, trash and other unsightly items. Use this form to send a request directly to our Clean and Safe Team manager. Please note: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown October 31 - November 14, 2018 are the Emergency Medical Services World Expo (5,000, October 28 - November 2), Arby's Inc. (1,200, November 4 - 6), National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (1,000, November 4 - 7), Country Music Association (15,000, November 7 - 8), GE Healthcare (650, November 8 - 10), American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (650, November 9 - 14), and The Obesity Society (5,000, November 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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