News & Information
Road Closures: In conjunction with the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl activities, the following roads will close December 29th and 30th: 1st Avenue from Church to Demonbreun; 2nd Avenue from Commerce Street to Demonbreun; Broadway (all lanes) from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue on December 29th, and 1st to 4th Avenue on December 30th.
NOTE: The Music City Center plans to close Demonbreun Street between 6th and 8th Avenues for a few weeks beginning Monday, December 27th. Please visit their website starting tomorrow, Thursday, December 23rd, for complete details.
Events This Week
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 12:15 PM, 4 PM, AND 11 PM; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 10:30 AM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Christmas Eve service featuring Holy Eucharist and music from the choir at 12:15 pm, and Holy Eucharist at 4 pm and 11 pm. Christmas Day service (one service only) with Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 6 PM; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm on Friday featuring hymns and readings from the scriptures. Communion, and a relaxed and joyful Christmas Day worship service in the chapel on Saturday at 11 am. The nursery will be open.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:30 PM, AND 10:30 PM; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA
Holy Communion and a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Friday. The family service with children's sermon begins at 5:30 pm. Music with the choir for the later service begins at 10 pm, and the service starts at 10:30 pm. Christmas Day service with Holy Communion and carols in the Nave begins at 11 am.
Two Christmas Eve services. The service at 5 pm features carols, candles and communion. Music will be provided by the Sanctuary Singers, soloists, keyboardists, and congregation. The service at 8 pm features music by Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning Contemporary Christian Artist Margaret Becker. Jazz Saxophonist Jamie Reed will also provide pre-service music.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: CAPITOL GRILLE AT THE HERMITAGE HOTEL $26.50 CHILDREN; $46.50 ADULTS
Menu by Chef Tyler Brown includes local country hams, roasted sweet potatoes and red onion crumble,sweet and sour green beans, roasted beef steamship round, a Hermitage Hotel Grand Dessert Display, and much more! Call 615-345-7116 for reservations.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 5 PM - 7 PM
Little Texas will kick off the music for the night with a concert at 5 pm, at 1st Avenue and Broadway. Following their performance, the North Carolina and Tennessee marching bands will parade down 1st and 2nd Avenues, respectively. They will turn onto Broadway and stop in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, and battle until about 6:30 pm. Afterwards, fans are free to take in MusicFest throughout the clubs, restaurants, and stores.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $17 - $80
Now in its 13th year, the 2010 Bowl matches teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). This year's game is between the University of North Carolina and the University of Tennessee, the teams' first meeting since 1961.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE
Football fans from the SEC and ACC are invited to play just steps away from the LP Field South End Zone Area in Lot R. Interactive games will be provided for the entire family. It’s a great start to gameday and a fun way to be a part of all of the pageantry of the Bowl.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
The 12 Days of Christmas: Amy Grant and Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 21 - Wednesday, December 22
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, December 22
Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 22
Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, December 22
An Aqua Velvet Christmas at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, December 22
Freak Like Tennessee at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, December 22
Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 23
Christmas Party with Rick Huckaby and Friends at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 23
The Cold Stares, Grey Line, and more at The Rutledge Thursday, December 23
Opry at the Ryman featuring Dailey and Vincent, Holly Williams, Eddy Raven and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 24
Christmas Celebration Services at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, December 24 - Saturday, December 25
Christmas Worship Services at Downtown Presbyterian Church Friday, December 24 - Saturday, December 25
Christmas Worship Services at First Lutheran Church ELCA Friday, December 24 - Saturday, December 25
Christmas Eve Communion at First Baptist Nashville Friday, December 24
Opry at the Ryman with Dailey and Vincent, Emily West, Holly Williams and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 25
Christmas Brunch at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Saturday, December 25
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, December 27
Usher with Trey Songz and Miguel at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 27
Monday Night Football at Bentley House of Soul Monday, December 27
Peter Moon Band at Sambuca Monday, December 27
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 28
Titans on 2 with Jeff Fisher at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, December 28
L'Angelus at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, December 28
Familiar Faces at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, December 29
Zac Brown Band with special guests The Wood Brothers and Casey Driessen at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 29
Scratch Track at 12th & Porter Wednesday, December 29
MusicFest and Battle of the Bands Wednesday, December 29
Parris at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, December 29
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at LP Field Thursday, December 30
Fan Zone Party at LP Field Thursday, December 30
Schermerhorn Grand Reopening with Itzhak Perlman at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, December 31
Music City Bash on Broadway Friday, December 31
My So-Called Band: The 90's New Year's Eve Spectacular at Mercy Lounge Friday, December 31
Guilty Pleasures New Year's Eve Spectacular at Cannery Ballroom Friday, December 31
New Year's Eve with Mikky Ekko, Kyle Andrews, and The Honeymoon Thrillers at 12th & Porter Friday, December 31
New Year's Eve with Jami Grooms, Larry Frick and Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, December 31
McFadden's Blingin' New Year's at McFadden's Friday, December 31
New Year's Eve with Trent Willmon Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, December 31
Opry at the Ryman featuring Emmylou Harris, Craig Campbell and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 31
New Year's Eve at Flyte World Dining and Wine Friday, December 31
New Year's Eve Celebration 2011 at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, December 31
Ring in the New Year at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, December 31
Paul Pace Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, December 31
Paul Pace at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, December 31
A Rockin' New Year's Eve at Sambuca Friday, December 31
Opry at the Ryman featuring The Bowling Family, Jett Williams and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 1
Fiddle and Guitar Demonstration: Renae Truex and Carco Clave at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 2
Russell Dickerson at The Rutledge Monday, January 3
Jack Pearson's Pickin' Party at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, January 4
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Large groups and events that are downtown December 22, 2010 - January 5, 2011 include Campus Outreach Memphis (567, December 27 - 30), Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (40,000, December 28 - January 1, 2011), United Methodist Church (700, January 4 - 7, 2011), and National Marine Manufacturers Association/National Boat & Sport Show (11,500, January 5 - 9, 2011). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.