Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Upcoming Events: September 8 - 26


Americana Music Festival at the Station Inn, The Rutledge, Mercy Lounge, and Cannery Ballroom - September 8 - 11


Live on the Green in Public Square Park - September 9


Americana Honors & Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium - September 9


Go Over the Edge at the Nashville City Center - September 10


Films at the Frist: To Catch a Thief at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts - September 10


Buzzfest at LP Field - September 10


Home Decorating and Remodeling Show at the Nashville Convention Center - September 10 - 12


Songwriters in the Park in Church Street Park - September 11


Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 in Public Square Park - September 11


George Strait and Reba at Bridgestone Arena - September 11


Nickelback at Bridgestone Arena - September 14


Nashville: Naturally Public Summit at the Nashville Farmers' Market - September 15


Live on the Green in Public Square Park - September 16


3rd Annual Great Nashville Duck Race in Riverfront Park - September 18


Haute Swapping for a Cause at the Velocity in the Gulch - September 18


9 to 5: The Musical at TPAC - September 21 - 26


Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena - September 23


Wine on the River on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge - September 25



Click here for a complete list of over 450 events happening in downtown Nashville in September!

Events this Week


Live On the Green

Thurs, Sept 9. Public Square. 100 Courthouse Plaza. Gates open at 6 pm, performances start at 6:30 pm. Free. This weekly event highlights both local artists and national acts with Music City roots. Hightide Blues, Five for Fighting, and Tonic perform on Thursday, September 9. This free concert series continues every Thursday through October 14 in Public Square Plaza adjacent to the Metropolitan Courthouse. $3 parking available at the Metro Courthouse/Public Square Garage.


General Jackson Cruising from Riverfront Park

Thurs, Sept 9 - Tues, Sept 14. Riverfront Park. Cruise times vary. $36 - $88. The General Jackson is temporarily boarding and departing from Riverfront Park for the next few months. Upcoming cruises include evening cruises (7 pm departure) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and  Sunday (6 pm departure). Plus, midday cruises (noon departure) on Sunday and Tuesday. The cruise schedule varies from week to week. The General Jackson will continue to cruise from Riverfront Park until Gaylord Opryland Hotel reopens.


Go Over the Edge with Special Olympics Tennessee

Fri, Sept 10. Nashville City Center. 511 Union Street. 9 am - 4 pm. Free. Over 60 Nashvillians will rappel down the 27-story Nashville City Center building, a height of more than 400 feet. On-site festivities include a DJ, food vendors, and informational tents. Rappelling begins at 9 am and will continue through 4 pm. This fundraiser supports Special Olympics Tennessee's year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.


Nashville On the Move

Fri, Sept 10. Various routes around downtown. 11 am - 1 pm. Free. Put your walking shoes on and walk with fellow downtown employees during your lunch break! Water stations are located along each route. Walk all or just part of the route. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate! Route maps and more info are available online.

Buzzfest '10
Fri, Sep 10. LP Field (parking lots J, K, R and T). Gates open at 2 pm. $35 general admission; $139 VIP. 102.9 The Buzz's annual music festival. Featuring performances by Shinedown, Seether, Papa Roach, Drowning Pook, Sick Puppies and many more.


27th Annual Home Decorating and Remodeling Show

Fri, Sept 10 - Sun, Sept 12. Nashville Convention Center. Fri: noon - 9 pm, Sat: 10 am - 9 pm, and Sun: 10 am - 6 pm. $8. Featuring over 600 exhibition booths showcasing home remodeling and decoration trends, designs, and more.


Songwriters in the Park

Sat, Sept 11. Church Street Park. Corner of Church Street and 6th Avenue N. 2 pm - 5 pm. Free. The Friends of Church Street Park present Songwriters in the Park featuring live performances by local songwriters including Don Gallardo and How Far West, Jeremy Rash, Jason Daniels, Tom Perkins, and Stonehoney. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the live music! Dogs are welcome, too.


Nashville's Top 30 Under 30

Sat, Sept 11. Public Square. Corner of 3rd Avenue N. and Union. 615-255-1167. 6 pm - 10 pm. $50 - $75. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts the 2010 Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 event. Nashville's top young professional fundraisers will be honored. This event will highlight each honoree's accomplishments. Additional event activities include a silent and live auction.


Lunchtime Concert Series

Tues, Sept 14. 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. R&B, gospel and jazz group, the Three Tenors of Take 6, will perform on September 14.


Nashville: Naturally Public Summit

Wed, Sept 15. Farmers' Market: Market House. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 10 am - 3 pm. Free. The Mayor's Office and The Land Trust for Tennessee invite the public to attend this free open-house style event to help create, enhance and preserve Davidson County's natural and cultural resources. If you are interested in wildlife; safe places to walk, hike and bike; natural places big and small for education and recreation; or connecting our greenways, blueways and historic sites, you need to come make your voice heard. Stop by anytime between 10 am and 3 pm.

Advertise in The Guidebook

Looking to reach your target downtown audience? The newest edition of our bi-annual publication, The Guidebook, will be available in early November and be distributed to over 30,000 downtown employees, residents, visitors and regional residents during a 6-month time period. Rates start as low as $400. Contact Andrea Champion if you are interested in advertising rates and more info.

Be Cheap with BEEP!


During Bridgestone Arena events, park FREE at LP Field Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for all of the details about this parking option. If you are attending the George Strait and Reba concert on Saturday or the Nickelback concert on Tuesday, this is the perfect option! Also, this service will operate during the Predators pre-season and regular season home games.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown September 8 - 22 include Supreme Emblem Club of America (600, September 2 - 10), Home Decorating and Remodeling Show (8,950, September 10 - 12), Association of Health Facilities Survey Agencies (250, September 19 - 22), and Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation (400, September 21 - 26). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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