Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    

Events This Week

 

Street Eats

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 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.

 

Metro Christmas Tree Lighting

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 6 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

Mayor David Briley cordially invites you to attend the annual Metro Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting. This year's ceremony will be a family-friendly winter celebration featuring performances by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Nashville Classical Pop Choir, and the Isaiah T. Creswell Middle School of the Arts Choir. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. This holiday event will also be held in partnership with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office to collect toys for the Last Minute Toy Store. All attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or other age-appropriate gift in the $10-$25 price range for ages newborn to eighteen. The event will also feature a live broadcast from Mix 92.9 FM, along with appearances by Santa, Gnash, T-Rac and Booster. Those arriving by car can park in Nissan Stadium Parking Lot E and Lot F for free starting at 4 pm on November 30.

 

FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl

 

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

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month at the First Saturday Art Crawl. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. See this month's gallery map. Enjoy live music on the platform on 5th Avenue North by Free Spirit Singers performing your favorite Christmas carols. Woolworth on 5th will host Holiday Karaoke on another platform on 5th Ave. Get your holiday photo made at the International Black Film Festival's photo booth. Enjoy live art by the National Museum of African American Music. Parnassus' book mobile, Peggy, will be parked on 5th for a book signing by Heidi Ross. Plus, enjoy live music from jazz vocalist Sonja Hopkins and Embers Music. 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

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, December 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
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.

Music City Marketplace
150 4th Avenue North. 615-259-4730. 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.

 

65th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 8:30 AM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE

Get into the holiday spirit by joining the festivities downtown during the 65th annual Nashville Christmas Parade! Kid Rock will be this year's grand marshal. The parade will feature musical entertainment by more than 15 artists, giant balloons and floats, marching bands and much more. The parade, hosted by Piedmont Natural Gas, will benefit Piedmont's Share the Warmth program as well as the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. New this year, the parade will begin at the intersection of 1st Ave North and Brandon Street and will travel south towards Broadway, where it will turn right onto Broadway and end at the intersection of 8th Avenue North & Broadway. Click here for full route details.

Please note: road closures associated with this event.

Friday, November 30:
- 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 8 am - 3 pm
- Broadway (4th Avenue to 6th Avenue) closed from 10 am - 3 pm

Saturday, December 1:
- 5th Avenue (Demonbreun to Commerce Street) closed from 2 am - 3 pm
- Portions of Broadway (4th Avenue to 8th Avenue) closed from 2 am - 3 pm
- Portions of Broadway (8th Avenue to 13th Avenue) closed from 7 am - noon
- Commerce Street (8th Avenue to 9th Avenue) closed from 8:30 am - noon
- Portions 9th Avenue North (Broadway to Commerce Street) closed from 8:30 am - noon
- Woodland Street Bridge at Interstate Drive closed from 5 am - noon
- Brandon Street (2nd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North) closed from 4 am - 11 am
- Union Street (2nd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North) closed from 4 am - 11 am
- Side Streets from Demonbreun to Church Street will be closing systematically starting at 8 am
- 1st Avenue will be closing systematically starting at 8 am

More info about road closures.

 

Stretch & Connect

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 11 AM - NOON
LOCATION: ROCKETOWN FREE

Stretch and Connect is a way to connect to Small World Yoga teachers, students, and our mission. Once a month, they will feature one free SWY outreach class and teacher. Everyone is invited to join the Stretch and Connect classes! All ages and experience levels are welcome. This month, they are featuring free yoga at Rocketown with Janie Wright! Every Saturday morning at 11 am, SWY leads free yoga class at this location. 

 

Holiday Movie Nights

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 4 PM - 8 PM, MOVIE STARTS AT 5:30 PM
LOCATION: JASON WOODSIDE MURAL FREE

Celebrate the holiday season at this Holiday Movie Night series on Saturdays through December 15. Food and drink vendors will be on site starting at 4 pm and the movie will be shown at 5:30 pm each night. It's A Wonderful Life will be shown on Saturday, December 1. This event will be held in the parking lot next to the Jason Woodside Mural at 299 11th Avenue South in the Gulch.

 

Gospel Brunch

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, NOON
LOCATION: WOOLWORTH ON 5TH $40

Join legendary Gospel artist Dr. Bobby Jones for an afternoon of music that will feed your soul and your appetite. Musical performances hosted and curated by Dr. Bobby Jones feature Gospel’s best up-and-coming acts. In addition, tickets include a brunch buffet featuring some of the best items off of Woolworth’s brunch menu. Doors open at noon.

 

Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 3:05 PM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $45 - $278

The Tennessee Titans will take on the New York Jets at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, December 2. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The Woodland Street Bridge will close beginning at noon 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.

 

Metro Menorah Lighting

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 4:30 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE

Join the Mayor's Office to celebrate the Festival of Lights with a ceremonial Menorah lighting at Public Square Park.

 

Creole Meets Country

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: GEIST

GEISTxNOLA offers an eclectic five-course prix fixe menu from visiting Chef Seamus Rozycki at Geist on Wednesday, December 5. Chef Rozycki will offer a unique take on New Orleans cuisine that is close to his heart and inspired by his time at James Beard recognized restaurants La Petite Grocery and Toups South, both located in the Crescent City. Warm up and indulge in dishes like buttermilk biscuits with chicken liver mousse and pepper jelly and hearty Chicken and Andouille Gumbo with potato salad. Crafted to pair with Chef Rozycki’s menu, Geist Bar Director Freddy Schwenk will also offer four specialty cocktails for $13 each inspired by the vibrant city of New Orleans. Reservations are encouraged and can be made here.

 

93rd Annual Waffle Shop

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH $10

A long-running Christmas tradition, the Waffle Shop will serve homemade waffles, hot chicken or eggs, spiced tea and coffee. Plus, the event will include live music, a silent auction, bake sale and free tours of the historic Egyptian-revival church. All proceeds benefit the homeless ministries of the Downtown Presbyterian Church. Call 615-254-7584 for more info.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Downtown Dental: Free Teeth Whitening with Second Harvest Food Bank Donations at Downtown Dental through Friday, November 30

Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 29

Sabrina Benaim at Mercy Lounge Thursday, November 29

J Edwards & Friends at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, November 29

Jacob Reese Thornton at Two Old Hippies Thursday, November 29

Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, November 29

Liz Moriondo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, November 29

Ted Wyman Band at Legends Corner Thursday, November 29

Inaugural TEDxNashvilleWomen at City Winery Thursday, November 29

Mike Hayes at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, November 29

Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 29

Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Thursday, November 29

Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, November 29

Katie Colosimo at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, November 29

Next Gen Presented by Real Talk with Regions at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, November 29

Hi-Jivers at Sambuca Thursday, November 29

Funky Tonk with The Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, November 29

Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, November 29

Snack It Fast at Nashville Public Library Thursday, November 29

Street Eats Thursday, November 29

Jesse Cain Band at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, November 29

Lance & Lea at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, November 29

Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Thursday, November 29

Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, November 29

Emma Ruth Rundle at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, November 30

Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, November 30

The Sapsuckers at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 30

Greg Klink at Legends Corner Friday, November 30

Metro Christmas Tree Lighting at Public Square Friday, November 30

Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, November 30

Opry at the Ryman: Dom Flemons, Crowder, John Conlee at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 30

Geoff Ramsey at Nudie's Honky Tonk Friday, November 30

Live Music Fridays at Nashville Public Library Friday, November 30

Film: HUGO at Frist Art Museum Friday, November 30

Matte Gray Band at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, November 30

Brandon Holder at Second Fiddle Friday, November 30

The Robert's Honky Tonk-O-Rama at Robert's Western World Friday, November 30

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 1

The Grinch Christmas & Sing-Along at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 1

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

65th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade at The District Saturday, December 1

Stretch & Connect at Rocketown Saturday, December 1

Tenth Annual Holiday Concert Featuring the Nashville Belles at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 1

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 1

Wonderful Life Annual Holiday Fundraiser at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 1

Family Program: Singing in Harmony for Beginners: Holiday Style at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 1

Opry at the Ryman: Keb' Mo', Bill Anderson & John Conlee at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 1

Blair Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert at Frist Art Museum Saturday, December 1

Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 1

Holiday Movie Nights at Jason Woodside Mural Saturday, December 1

A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 1

Gospel Brunch at Woolworth on 5th Sunday, December 2

Dave Barnes Presents a Very Merry Christmas with Special Guests at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 2

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Sunday, December 2

Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets at Nissan Stadium Sunday, December 2

Celebrating the Beatles' "White Album" 50th Anniversary with Forever Abbey Road at City Winery Sunday, December 2

Childish Gambino at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, December 2

Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 2

Photography and Graphic Design at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 3

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 3

Free Admission to the Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum Monday, December 3

Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 3

Metro Menorah Lighting at Public Square Tuesday, December 4

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 4

Food for Thought: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment at Frist Art Museum Tuesday, December 4

Opry at the Ryman: RaeLynn, Bobby Bones & Darci Lynne at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 4

Keep On Rolling Tour featuring Keith Harkin & Special Guests at City Winery Tuesday, December 4

Gray & Dudley Guest Chef Series at Gray & Dudley Wednesday, December 5

Creole Meets Country at Geist Wednesday, December 5

Alexis Ebert at Redneck Riviera Wednesday, December 5

Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, December 5

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 5

Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 5

Holy Yoga for Ladies at Nashville First Baptist Church Wednesday, December 5

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 6

Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 6

Street Eats Thursday, December 6

Marvel Universe Live! at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 6

Music at the Frist: Songwriter Ronny Criss and Friends at Frist Art Museum Thursday, December 6

Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, December 6

93rd Annual Waffle Shop at Downtown Presbyterian Church Thursday, December 6

Nashville House Concerts at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, December 6

Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium Thursday, December 6

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, December 7

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 7

Barre3 Holiday Happy Hours at Barre3 Friday, December 7

The Secret Sisters at Historic Lindsley Avenue Church of Christ Friday, December 7

Music at the Frist: Tramaine Arte’Mis at Frist Art Museum Friday, December 7

Opry at the Ryman: Toby Keith, Emmylou Harris & Paul Thorn at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 7

Marvel Universe Live! at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 7

2018 Ball Late Party at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 8

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 8

Carols, Cookies & Crafts Holiday Open House at Tennessee State Museum Saturday, December 8

Holiday Movie Nights at Jason Woodside Mural Saturday, December 8

Marvel Universe Live! at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 8

Opry at the Ryman: Emmylou Harris, Kelsea Ballerini & Jessie James Decker at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 8

Book Talk: Johnny Cash: The Life And Legacy Of The Man In Black at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 8

Celtic Thunder X at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 9

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Sunday, December 9

Andrew Peterson: Behold the Lamb of God at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 9

Creative Zone: Cookie Decorating and Ornament Making at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 9

Marvel Universe Live! at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, December 9

Jerry Lee Lewis at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, December 10

Photography and Graphic Design at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 10

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 10

Andrew Peterson: Behold the Lamb of God at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 10

Free Admission to the Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum Monday, December 10

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 11

Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 11

Opry at the Ryman: Craig Morgan, Little Big Town & Luke Combs at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 11

Lunch & Learn: Tennessee Holiday Food Traditions at Tennessee State Museum Wednesday, December 12

Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 12

Holy Yoga for Ladies at Nashville First Baptist Church Wednesday, December 12

One-on-One Job Help at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 12

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

What's coming up?

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Park for only $5 weeknights after 6 pm and all day Saturday or Sunday at the Metro Courthouse Garage. Or, pay only $10 after 5 pm on weeknights or all day Saturday or Sunday at the Library Garage. It is hard to beat these rates! To find additional parking options based on location and price, please use our online parking map.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown November 28 - December 12, 2018 are the National Association of Independent Schools (6,575, November 27 - 30), Serta Simmons (600, December 1 - 5), Universal Technology Corporation (1,000, December 3 - 6), and WordPress Fndtn (3,000, December 6 - 9). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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