News & Information
New Café: FiddleCakes!
300 10th Avenue South. 615-214-4992. New European-style café and bakery serving gourmet coffee, baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. The grand opening celebration is Tuesday, January 18th, at 10 am, and is open to the public. Mayor Karl Dean will attend for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This is FiddleCakes' second location, featuring an extended menu and free WiFi. Hours are Mon - Fri, 7:30 am - 4 pm.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM FREE
The third of four musical showcases for the television taping of the PBS series, Jammin' at Hippie Jack's. Featuring Todd Snider, a renowned singer-songwriter in the Americana music tradition. During intermission, visitors will be able to tour the museum's galleries.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 7 PM ON THURSDAY AND 8 PM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $44 - $129
The legendary voice for the group Chicago, and a successful solo artist in his own right, Cetera will survey his hit-studded career, which includes "If You Leave Me Now", "You're the Inspiration", "The Glory of Love", and "The Next Time I Fall".
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS $35 FOR MEMBERS; $50 FOR NON-MEMBERS
Learn more about the art and artists featured in The Birth of Impressionism exhibition, and the food they would have eaten in the Paris cafés while exchanging ideas, discussing innovations, recent trends, and even working on their paintings. Jim Womack, art history teacher and Jackson Family Chair of the fine arts department at Montgomery Bell Academy, and Margot McCormack, owner and chef of Margot Café and Bar in East Nashville, will lead the evening. There will be a private lecture, food tasting, and gallery admission. Call 615-744-3342 to register.
Sara Evans, Diamond Rio and Bo Bice will play a benefit concert to celebrate the inauguration of Governor-Elect Bill Haslam as Tennessee's 49th governor. The concert highlights Governor-Elect Haslam's "Tennesseans - Working Together, Moving Forward" week-long, statewide inaugural celebration. All proceeds benefit TN Achieves, a scholarship initiative serving Tennessee community college students. Click here for ticket purchasing information.
One of America's most prolific comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has entertained generations of fans with his comedy routines. Cosby's greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture was The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper class black family. His comedy transcends age, gender, and cultural barriers, always providing a great showcase of entertainment. NOTE: The 4 pm showing directly follows the Inaugural Parade; ticket-holders are advised to arrive early in anticipation of traffic and pedestrians.
Admission to The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay will be free on the day of the Inauguration of Bill Haslam as Governor of the State of Tennessee. In addition, the Frist Center Gift Shop will have an all-day sale with special discounts. From 6 pm - 8 pm, the Kristin Hubbard Jazz Trio will perform in the Grand Lobby. From 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm, classical Spanish guitarist Carlos Enrique will perform.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 11 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL PLAZA FREE
The Inaugural Ceremony for Governor-Elect Bill Haslam will take place at War Memorial Plaza, directly followed by a parade. The parade will start on 4th Avenue, continue to Union Street, turn right on 6th Avenue, right on Charlotte Avenue, and end at 5th Avenue. RSVP is required, click here. Business attire.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 10:30 AM, 6 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE
The Annie Moses Band is a family of Juilliard-trained musicians and award-winning songwriters, dedicated to virtuosity in the arts.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $18.50 - $55
An evening dedicated to recognizing the newcomer nominees for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. It is a one-night-only taping that is open to fans. Luke Bryan, ACM reigning Top New Artist will host and perform. Eric Church, Randy Houser, Easton Corbin, The Band Perry, the JaneDear girls, and Steel Magnolia will also perform. Click here for ticket purchasing information.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Seabird with Kopecky Family Band and Mike and Shannon at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, January 12
Common Thread with Carrie Cunningham at Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, January 12
Jammin' at Hippie Jack's at Tennessee State Museum Wednesday, January 12
Peter Cetera at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 13 - Saturday, January 15
Impressionism and the Cafés of Paris at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, January 13
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, January 13
Music in the Grand Lobby: Carlos Enrique - Spanish Classical Guitar at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, January 13
Brittany Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, January 13
Guided By Voices with Times New Viking at Cannery Ballroom Friday, January 14
Opry at the Ryman featuring Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 14
Katie Penn Williams Band at Station Inn Friday, January 14
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, January 14
University of Alabama-Huntsville vs. Merrimack College Hockey at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 14
The Diggy Band at Sambuca Friday, January 14
"All Together Now" Inaugural Benefit Concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, January 14
Bill Cosby at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, January 15
Learn to Paint Workshop at O Gallery Saturday, January 15
Songwriter Session: John Wiggins at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 15
Ruby's Money at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, January 15
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 15
Community Free Day in Celebration of the Inauguration of Bill Haslam at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, January 15
Opry at the Ryman featuring Vince Gill, Del McCoury Band, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 15
Inaugural Ceremony and Parade at War Memorial Plaza Saturday, January 15
Brian Regan at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, January 16
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, January 16
The Annie Moses Band In Concert at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, January 16
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, January 17
Anthony Smith with special guest at 12th & Porter Monday, January 17
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, January 17
The Billy Block Show at The Rutledge Tuesday, January 18
ACM Showcase at the Ryman featuring Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin, and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, January 18
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, January 19
Sibelius' Violin Concerto at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 20 - Saturday, January 22
An Evening with Cake at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, January 20
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 21
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum's Funundrum! at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 21
Carolyn Martin Swing Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, January 21
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 22
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum's Funundrum! at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 22
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum's Funundrum! at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, January 23
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, January 24
Brian Ashley Jones at Sambuca Monday, January 24
Sure SM58 Give It Voice Tour at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, January 25
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, January 26
Art Galleries Galore
Downtown's burgeoning art scene is something to enjoy! Over 25 art galleries are located within footsteps of each other. These galleries are great places to explore any day of the week and also during the First Saturday Art Crawl each month.
See Something Amiss?
Notice a broken tree limb, news rack in disarray, graffiti, trash in the street or anything else that needs attention downtown? Use this helpful PDF with phone numbers listing the Metro and local agencies that can fix these problems.
Large groups and events that are downtown January 12 - 26, 2011 include Land O'Lakes Purina Feed (110, January 10 - 12), Weddings Bridal Show (4,900, January 16), National Baptist Convention of the USA, Inc. (3,000, January 17 - 21), Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (200, January 18 - 20), and National Education Association (260, January 23 - 28). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.