News & Information
New Restaurant: 400 Degrees Hot Chicken!
319 Peabody Street. 615-244-4467. Serving fried chicken in varying degrees of hot, from 0° for regular fried chicken, 100° for mild, 200° for medium, and 400° for hot. Daily sides are crinkle-cut fries, sweet baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad. Hours are Tues - Thurs 11 am - 3 pm, Fri 11 am - 1 am.
Events This Week
As a "thank you" to the community for being so supportive in 2010, free admission days include admission to William Eggleston: Anointing the Overlooked and Martin ArtQuest Gallery, the interactive art space for adults and children. The exhibition features 50 photographs by the Memphis, Tennessee resident, William Eggleston, who is one of the most influential artists of his generation.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 8 PM ON FRIDAY, 2 PM ON SUNDAY, AND 7 PM ON TUESDAY
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $19 - $95
The infamous story of the Barber of Seville, whose former friend, the Count, tries to steal the barber's bride-to-be on the eve of Figaro's wedding. Sung in Italian with English translations, and directed by John Hoomes. Featuring the Nashville Symphony under the direction of Maestro William Boggs.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 6 PM, 8 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL $5 STUDENTS; $10 GENERAL
World-renowned organist Dorothy Papadakos brings three of Charlie Chaplin's silent films to life with organ improvisation. The Cure, The Immigrant, and The Adventurer are classic Chaplin comedies dealing with the prominent social issues of that time. Click here for tickets.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 9 AM - 8 PM ON SATURDAY, 9 AM - 5 PM ON SUNDAY
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $5
First Annual Nashville Fishing Extravaganza will feature speakers such as the 2004 Bassmaster Angler of the Year Gerald Swindle, Crappie USA Tournament Trail veteran Jared Roper, Trophy Musky Guides Trash and Justin Mullins, Bassmaster Elite Seriespro Bill Lowen, 2000 Bassmaster Classic World Champion Woo Daves, Smallmouth Bass Guid Stephen Headrick, and FLW Tour pro Joe Thomas, host of Ultimate Match Fishing on the Outdoors Channel.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 8 PM - 1 AM
This sold-out black tie event draws more than 400 young professionals for a red carpet evening, with all proceeds benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Live entertainment, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction benefiting pediatric oncology research.
A special Saturday lunch benefiting Community Food Advocates, which is dedicated to ending hunger and creating a healthy, just, and sustainable food system for Middle Tennessee. With your donation paid in advance, you can reserve a place in line at one of the two sittings. The menu is a feast of Arnold's classics, including the hunka-hunka roast beef, and fried green tomatoes. Click here for 1 pm reservations or click here for 3 pm reservations.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
First Annual Suit Drive at L&C Tower Through Tuesday, February 1
Jason and the Golden Fleece at Nashville Children's Theatre Through Sunday, February 6
Shrek the Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Through Sunday, January 30
Parris at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, January 26
Nick Smith and Amanda Allen at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge Wednesday, January 26
Ashley Thomas at The Rutledge Thursday, January 27
Donna the Buffalo with Roy Jay Band at Mercy Lounge Thursday, January 27
Soul Cages The Music of Sting at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, January 27
Art Making in the Lobby: Southern Sweet Poetry at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, January 27
Team In Training Information Meeting and Kick Off Party at Downtown YMCA Thursday, January 27
Nashville Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, January 28 - Tuesday, February 1
An Evening with Yonder Mountain String Band at Cannery Ballroom Friday, January 28
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 28
Shawn Camp and Friends at Station Inn Friday, January 28
Les Richardson at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, January 28
Papadosio with Arpetrio at 12th & Porter Friday, January 28
HiPower Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, January 28
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 28
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, January 28
"The Strangeness of the Ordinary" Film Series: Blue Velvet at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 28
Kage Sanderson Show at Listening Room Cafe Friday, January 28
Charlie Chaplin Films "Piped" To Life at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, January 28
Nashville RV Super Show at Nashville Convention Center Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30
Jamfest's Music Jam at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, January 29
Family Program: Making Records at Historic RCA Studio B at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 29
Nashville Fishing Extravaganza at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, January 29 - Sunday, January 30
Closing Reception for Michael Grine at O Gallery Saturday, January 29
The Affair to Care at aVenue Saturday, January 29
Lunch to Benefit Community Food Advocates at Arnold's Country Kitchen Saturday, January 29
Opry at the Ryman featuring Toby Keith, Carter's Chord, Trace Adkins, Josh Thompson and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 29
Sunday Writers’ Night at Listening Room Cafe Sunday, January 30
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, January 31
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, February 1
Kurt Elling at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, February 4
Joan Rivers at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 4
Monster Energy Music As A Weapon 5 Tour at Bridgestone Arena Friday, February 4
Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover Live at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, February 5
First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, February 5
Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 5
Architecture Tour of the Frist Center at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, February 5
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 7
Robert Plant and the Band of Joy at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 9
Shop 'Til You Drop!
Did you know there are over 115 shopping options downtown? Use our online map and select specific retail categories to locate stores of interest to you. It is not too early to start your holiday shopping!
Special Event Venues
Planning a corporate or social event this year? Look no further than downtown! These special event venues are the perfect location for your upcoming event. Also, many of the downtown art galleries are great venue rental options.
Large groups and events that are downtown January 26 - February 9, 2011 include National Education Association (260, January 23 - 28), The Nashville RV Super Show (5,000, January 28 - 30), National Pavement Expo (2,500, February 2 - 5), National Association for Law Placement (145, February 3 -5), and National Emergency Number Association (300, February 5 - 10). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.