Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Upcoming Events Criterium Race Series at LP Field - August 25


Ben Graves at Sambuca - August 25


Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant - August 25


Nashville Lifestyles' Bartender Bash at the Union Station Hotel - August 26


Blue Jean Ball Recruitment Event at Buffalo Billiards - August 26


Chormeo with Holy Ghost! and Telephoned at Cannery Ballroom - August 26


Lunchtime Concert with Hangman's Beautiful Daughter at Dunn Bros. Coffee - August 27


Here Come the Mummies with Tommy Keenum at 12th & Porter - August 27


Grand Ole Opry with Dailey & Vincent, Diamond Rio, Joe Diffie, and more at the Ryman Auditorium -  August 27


Rock 'N Art Live at Hard Rock Cafe - August 27


Music City BBQ Festival in Riverfront Park - August 27 - 28


Def Leprechaun at Mulligan's Pub and Restaurant - August 27 - 28


Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Red Lane at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - August 28


The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at the Mercy Lounge - August 28


Grand Ole Opry with Ronnie Milsap, Suzy Bogguss and more at War Memorial Auditorium -  August 28


Natalie Merchant at the Ryman Auditorium -  August 28


Fest de Ville Gala and After Party at TPAC - August 28


Big Head Todd and The Monsters at 3rd and Lindsley - August 29


Music City Chorus Auditions at Renee Grant-Williams' Studio - August 30


Concerts in the Courtyard at the Main Library - August 31


Grand Ole Opry with The Band Perry, Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more at the Ryman Auditorium -  August 31


She & Him at the Ryman Auditorium - September 1


Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium - September 2


Brooks & Dunn at the Bridgestone Arena - September 2


New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field - September 2


McFadden's 3-Year Anniversary PJ Party with Flavor Flav at McFadden's - September 3


Grand Ole Opry with Darryl Worley, The Grascals and more at the Ryman Auditorium - September 3


First Saturday Art Crawl at various downtown art galleries - September 4


Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium - September 4


Click here for a complete list of upcoming events happening in downtown Nashville!

News & Information


New and Improved Downtown Websites!

Check out the new intuitive design and interactive features of and Quickly search through over 500 downtown events scheduled in August, 160 dining options, 115 places to shop and more.

When you select a specific location, a map appears along with other details such as any upcoming events and the closest parking locations, dining options, nightlife, arts and entertainment and shopping!

We have also added a mobile-friendly version of our website. This site is viewable with any mobile phone that has a web browser. You can save (or bookmark) this site to your home screen. An icon will be placed on the home screen alongside your other applications. To access the app, simply visit

Plus, you can now submit downtown events for this newsletter and our online calendar through the online event submission form. You can also continue to email event information to


Make our websites your "go to" resource for all things downtown!


Events this Week Criterium Race Series

Wed, Aug 25. LP Field. One Titans Way. 5:45 pm - 8 pm. $15 entry fee for cyclists, free for spectators. Criterium racing in four cycling categories. Cyclists race along a one kilometer course several times. Prizes awarded in each category. Races are located in LP Field parking lots A, B, C, and D. Final event in this year's race series.


Nashville Lifestyles' 5th Annual Bartender Bash

Thurs, Aug 26. Union Station Hotel Lobby. 1001 Broadway. 6 - 8 pm. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Nashville Lifestyles celebrates the fifth annual Bartender Bash. Local bartenders will compete for Best Grey Goose Martini and Most Creative Cocktail. Admission includes two complimentary Grey Goose cocktails, tasty hors d'oeuvres and live music.


Blue Jean Ball Informational Meeting

Thurs, Aug 26. Buffalo Billiards. 154 2nd Avenue N. 313-7665. 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Free. The Blue Jean Ball recruitment event is an informational meeting to let people know how to become involved with the the March of Dimes and their new benefit event, the Blue Jean Ball - scheduled for November 11 at Buffalo Billiards. The ball will feature a fashion show, silent auction, and cocktail party.


YWCA's Rock 'N Art Live

Fri, Aug 27. Hard Rock Cafe. 100 Broadway. 6 pm - midnight. $15. Rock 'N Art Live is a benefit concert and live auction, combining music and art to heal the hearts and lives of women affected by domestic violence. Performances by Memarie Gayle, Minnie Murphy, Matt Warren, Jaime Fox, Marla Cannon, Dylan Altman, Throwing Gravity and Paris Delane. Live auction items include a celebrity signed guitar, celebrity sports items, designer jewelry, art by local artists, a five-star day spa, dinner with limo transportation and more. Plus, a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the YWCA.


2nd Annual Music City BBQ Festival

Fri, Aug 27 - Sat, Aug 28. Riverfront Park. 11 am - 11 pm on Friday and 10 am - 11 pm on Saturday. $10 - $75. Over 100 BBQ cook teams will compete for cash and prizes in this Tennessee State Championship event sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City BBQ Society. Saturday attendees can sample the teams' fare during the "Peoples Choice Award" in the Grand Ol' Porker Arena. Plus, a Viking Cooking demonstration and a mini brew fest. Live music from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm on Friday and from 7 pm - 10:30 pm on Saturday. Headliners include Jonell Mosser on Friday night and Delbert McClinton on Saturday night. Additional activities include the Kid Fun Zone.


Lunchtime Concert Series

Tues, Aug 31. Main Library, Courtyard. 615 Church Street. 862-5800. 11:30 am. Free. Bring a lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy a concert every Tuesday through October 5. Grammy-winning classical cellist Sara Sant' Ambrogio will perform on August 31.

Please Note: Road Closure

Due to infrastructure improvements near the Music City Center construction site, 5th Avenue South from Franklin Street to Demonbreun will be closed for the next 60-90 days. Click here to see a map of the affected area.

Hungry? Online Dining Options

Did you know that downtown Nashville has over 160 restaurants? Browse our online dining map to find an option near you. You can also narrow your search by cuisine type. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown August 25 - September 8 include Brother Noria Corp. (1,000, August 30 - September 2), Supreme Emblem Club of America (600, September 2 - 10), and Music City Country Dance Challenge (1,000, September 3 - 5). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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