News & Information
New Restaurant: Nashville Dinner Theatre!
209 Printers Alley. 615-889-4000. New restaurant featuring Southern cooking, dinner shows, and free parking. Currently showing A Scattered, Smothered and Covered Christmas, starring Joyce DeWitt from the television series Three's Company. Hours are Mon - Tues and Thurs - Sat, 6 pm dinner, 7 pm show; Sun, 1 pm lunch, 2 pm show.
New Restaurant: The Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co.!
160 4th Avenue North. 615-254-6629. New restaurant with great lunch options including homemade soups and sandwiches, and specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches and Maryland-style crab cakes. Hours are Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm.
New Restaurant: Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville!
322 Broadway. 615-208-9080. New restaurant and bar serving tropical twists on classic American cuisine. Margaritaville will open on Monday, November 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am, and the first lunch will be served at 11 am. The ceremony is open to the public. Hours will be Mon - Sun, 11 am - 2 am.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 5 PM - 7 PM
Nashville Lifestyles’ presents MIX FOR SIX with Woodford Reserve. Visit participating restaurants and bars every Thursday night from 5 - 7 pm in November and enjoy $6 Woodford Reserve cocktails and $6 appetizers. Participating restaurants include Whiskey Kitchen, Merchants, Capitol Grille, and Sambuca.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN YMCA FREE
The Y-Build/Youthbuild Luncheon is a benefit event designed to support the YMCA efforts to bring lasting change into the lives of the youth in the Nashville community. Executive Vice President Rick Oslzewski of LP Building Products will tell the story of "The Nashville Build," and its significance in creating community in Middle Tennessee. Singer and songwriter Michele McCord will perform, and Brad Schmitt, former Tennessean Columnist, will guest host.
A silent auction and fundraiser for Robi Beasley, employee of The Greek Touch. Complimentary appetizers. Call 615-251-9503 for more information.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE
Shop "under the stars" at the Night Market! Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, warm beverages from merchants, live music, free samples, and much more. It's a great opportunity to place Thanksgiving orders as well. Dress warmly, the event will be in the Farm Sheds.
The first of four musical showcases for the television taping of the PBS series, Jammin' at Hippie Jack's. Featuring influential Americana singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn. During intermission, visitors will be able to tour the museum's galleries. Free snacks and beverages (including beer and wine) will be available.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: O GALLERY $125
A great artistic getaway in The Arcade, O Gallery's workshops on the third Saturday of every month offer a creative outlet and learning opportunity for participants. The workshops are open to individuals, families, business groups, or parties. Those who severely doubt that they can paint are especially welcome. O Gallery workshops are a fun experience, helping participants discover the artistic skills within themselves. Click here for more information.
Explore the stage wear of the Williams family and learn the basics of costume design in this hands-on workshop. Participants examine the clothing on display in this featured exhibit before designing their own costume on paper using fabric swatches, glitter, sequins, ribbons, and fringe. Led by Katy K, nationally recognized western-wear designer and owner of the Nashville boutique Katy K’s Ranch Dressing.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: TINNEY CONTEMPORARY FREE
Renowned architect Bobby McAlpine will be signing his book, The Home Within Us: Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 12 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: PRIME 108 $15 CHILDREN; $40 ADULTS
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a twist of elegance. This family-style feast includes applewood smoked turkey breast, andouille-sage cornbread dressing, Gran Marnier-infused cranberry relish and an assortment of holiday desserts. Call 615-620-5676 for reservations.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $9.95 CHILDREN; $37 ADULTS
A bountiful buffet featuring traditional favorites including roasted turkey with cornbread dressing and gravy, baked ham, prime rib, smoked salmon, pork loin, pasta with duck confit, jumbo shrimp, pumpkin ravioli, assorted autumn vegetables, freshly baked breads and homemade desserts. Complimentary valet parking. Call 615-620-2178 for reservations.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 8 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: PUCKETT'S GRO. & RESTAURANT $9.95 CHILDREN; $19.95 ADULTS
There will be a complete Thanksgiving dinner buffet with all the trimmings. Breakfast will be served off the menu from 8 am - 11 am, and the buffet will be open from 11 am - 3 pm. Call 615-770-2772 for reservations.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: COMMERCE STREET GRILLE $15.50 CHILDREN; $32.95 ADULTS
Buffet featuring prime rib, carved roasted pit ham, pan-seared salmon, autumn greens and salad station, desserts, children's buffet, and all of the traditional offerings. Complimentary valet parking. Call 615-493-4050 for reservations.
Each new customer receives a free 45-minute coaching session from a certified life coach. Upon booking a first-time hair appointment, customers may also schedule their life-coach session by calling 615-256-7999.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Blue Man Group at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, November 16 - Sunday, November 21
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, November 17
John Butler Trio with The Beautiful Girls, Mat McHugh Solo & Acoustic at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 17
Live Music at Second Fiddle Wednesday, November 17
Nashville Symphony presents Beethoven & Schubert at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, November 18 - Saturday, November 20
NeedToBreathe at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 18
Corey Smith at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, November 18
Absinthe Junk at The Rutledge Thursday, November 18
Warrant, Firehouse, LA Guns at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, November 18
Live Music at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, November 18
Michael Tolcher plus Mikel Paris of O.A.R. at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, November 18
Tarryn Smith, Steve Dean, and Charlie Stefl at Listening Room Cafe Thursday, November 18
Nashville Y-Build/Youthbuild Luncheon at Downtown YMCA Friday, November 19
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, November 19
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ralph Stanley, Craig Morgan and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 19
1999: Prince Tribute at Mercy Lounge Friday, November 19
Silent Auction & Fundraiser at Sports Page Restaurant & Bar Friday, November 19
National Youth Workers Convention at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 19 - Monday, November 22
Sub Swara with The Malah at 12th & Porter Friday, November 19
David Ball and Pioneer Playboys at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, November 19
Night Market at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, November 19
Jammin' at Hippie Jack's at Tennessee State Museum Friday, November 19
Scalawags at Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Friday, November 19
Amanda Price, The Dirty Holidays, John Flanagan, and Dom Liberati at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 19
Craig Ferguson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 20
Artsy Chicks Artisan Sale at Station Inn Saturday, November 20
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ralph Stanley, Radney Foster, Marty Stuart, The Charlie Daniels Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 20
Learn to Paint Workshop at O Gallery Saturday, November 20
Live Music at Nashville Crossroads Saturday, November 20
Family Program: Country Costume Design and the Williams Family Style at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 20
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, November 20
The Spears Foundation for Hepatitis C Benefit Show at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, November 20
Washington Redskins vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, November 21
NCA/NDA Nashville Classic Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, November 21
Tokens: The Welcome Table at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 21
Live Music at Legends Corner Sunday, November 21
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, November 22
Morton's Bar 12-21 Monday Bar Nights at Morton's The Steakhouse Monday, November 22
Christmas 4 Kids at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 22
Bobby McAlpine Book Signing at Tinney Contemporary Monday, November 22
Writers' Night at Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Tuesday, November 23
Mashville Brigade at Station Inn Tuesday, November 23
Opry at the Ryman featuring Dailey and Vincent and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 23
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 24
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, November 24
Mix for Six with Woodford Reserve at Merchants Restaurant Thursday, November 25
Thanksgiving Dinner at Prime 108 Thursday, November 25
Thanksgiving Feast at Hilton Nashville Downtown Thursday, November 25
Mile 8 Annual Thanksgiving Event with Ball Hog at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, November 25
Thanksgiving Breakfast and Lunch at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, November 25
Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet at Commerce Street Grille Thursday, November 25
An Evening with Joe Bonamassa at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 26
Nashville International Auto Show at Nashville Convention Center Friday, November 26 - Sunday, November 28
Buy 100 Get 100 Gift Card Promotion at The Melting Pot Friday, November 26
Half-Off Custom Blended Products at Bath Junkie Friday, November 26
Keys to Music City: A Ben Folds Benefit for the Nashville Symphony at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 27
Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 27
Pedro Fernandez y Graciela Beltran in concierto at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 27
Opry at the Ryman featuring The Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 27
4 Troops at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 28
Film Screening: National Life Grand Ole Opry featuring Hank Williams Jr. and others at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 28
Fred Mollin at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, November 28
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, November 29
Morton's Bar 12-21 Monday Bar Nights at Morton's The Steakhouse Monday, November 29
Nashville Predators vs. Phoenix Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, November 30
Opry at the Ryman featuring Darryl Worley and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 30
Guidebooks Are Available!
The newest edition of The Guidebook, our downtown retail, restaurant and amenity resource book, is available. The current edition is being distributed over the next few weeks to all downtown hotels, restaurants, retailers, the Urban Market, the Visitor Information Center in the Bridgestone Arena, Arcade shops and restaurants, Lower Broadway bars, restaurants and stores, and many other locations! If your downtown business would like 80 or more books delivered to your location, please let us know.
Thirsty? Happy Hour Options
There are tons of happy hours to choose from each day in downtown Nashville. Check out our complete list of happy hour offerings and head to one of these restaurants or bars after work!
Large groups and events that are downtown November 17 - December 1 include Youth Specialties (4,500, November 17 - 22) and Nashville International Auto Show (12,500, November 25 - 28). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.