Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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She & Him at the Ryman Auditorium - September 1
Brooks & Dunn at the Bridgestone Arena - September 2
New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field - September 2
Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium - September 2
SEC Football Kick-Off Block Party in The Gulch - 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
2nd Wednesday Book Club: Elegance of the Hedgehog at the Main Library - September 8
Live on the Green in Public Square Park - September 9
Go Over the Edge at the Nashville City Center - September 10
Home Decorating and Remodeling Show at the Nashville Convention Center - September 10 - 12
3rd Annual Great Nashville Duck Race in Riverfront Park - September 18
Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena - September 23
Click here for a complete list of over 350 events happening in downtown Nashville in September!
Events this Week
Thurs, Sept 2. Pine Street in The Gulch. 5 - 9 pm. $10. The Southeastern Young Alumni's 2nd annual SEC football kick-off party benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Event includes samples from Gulch restaurants, two free drinks and live music. The block party on Pine Street.
Thurs, Sept 2. Bridgestone Arena. 501 Broadway. 7:30 pm. $25. Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn's final show of their final tour, "The Last Rodeo." Brooks & Dunn will be joined by several friends on stage during this benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This show will mark the culmination of the duo's groundbreaking 20-year career.
Sat, Sept 4. Various locations. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Three free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm. See the shuttle map and gallery listing here. Listings below include additional information about some of the openings.
Sat, Sept 4. 59 Arcade. 815-4346. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 57 Arcade. 931-446-2337. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 79 Arcade. 554-1340.
6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Ha Factory
Sat, Sept 4. 238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 10 pm. Free.
Sat, Sept 4. 535 4th Avenue South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Free parking and on the shuttle route.
Sat, Sept 4. 44 Arcade. 522-8908. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Ronell & Co.
Sat, Sept 4. 83 Arcade. 776-7868. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 69 Arcade. 479-5133. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Click here for exhibit information.
Sat, Sept 4. 73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Seeking the perfect place to park for the art crawl? Use our online interactive parking map!
Additional Businesses Open during the Crawl:
Book Signing at Sherlock's
Sat, Sept 4. Sherlock's Bookstore. 235 5th Avenue N. 248-1962. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Book signing and discussion with authors Tim Champlin and Sara M. Harvey. Complimentary wine and beer.
Sat, Sept 4. 25 Arcade. 401-7151. This shoe and clothes retailer recently relocated to the Arcade and they plan to be open during every First Saturday Art Crawl.
Tues, Sept 7. 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. Soul and folk rock artist Jonell Mosser will perform on September 7.
Bookmark Our Improved Downtown Websites!
Check out the new intuitive design and interactive features of www.nashvilledowntown.com and www.parkitdowntown.com. Quickly search through over 360 downtown events scheduled in September, 160 dining options, 115 places to shop and more. Make our websites your "go to" resource for all things downtown! Also, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Heavy Traffic on Thursday!
Due to several major events happening on Thursday, September 2 heavy traffic is expected around downtown during the afternoon and evening. The Tennessee Titans take on the New Orleans Saints at 7 pm, Brooks & Dunn perform at the Bridgestone Arena at 7:30 pm, Opry Country Classics is at the Ryman at 7 pm, and 23 additional events are planned downtown tomorrow night. Metro Police have a traffic plan in place and are encouraging people attending these events to schedule extra time to get to the downtown venues.
Do you have guests coming to visit soon? It is now even easier to help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City! Browse our new online hotel map to find the option located closest to a certain venue or by other criteria. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Large groups and events that are downtown September 1 - 15 include Brother Noria Corp. (1,000, August 30 - September 2), Supreme Emblem Club of America (600, September 2 - 10), Music City Country Dance Challenge (1,000, September 3 - 5), and the Home Decorating and Remodeling Show (8,950, September 10 - 12). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.
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