Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Upcoming Events: September 15 - October 3


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


Live on the Green in Public Square Park - September 16


Grand Ole Opry with Carrie Underwood, Holly Williams and more at the Ryman Auditorium - September 16


Walk4Souls at Bicentennial Mall - September 18


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


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


Urban Residents' Association Meeting at the Nashville Downtown Partnership - September 20


Academy of Country Music Honors Celebration and Musical Tribute at the Ryman Auditorium - September 20


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


Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at the Ryman Auditorium - September 22


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


Live on the Green in Public Square Park - September 23


Chelsea Handler at the Bridgestone Arena - September 24


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


Women's Half Marathon around downtown - September 25


Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at the Bridgestone Arena - September 25


Nashville Flacks Happy Hour at Phi Bar at the Hotel Indigo - September 27


Nashville Predators vs. Atlanta Thrashers at the Bridgestone Arena - September 27


Stars for Second Harvest featuring Craig Wiseman and Friends at the Ryman Auditorium - September 28


Downtown Employee Appreciation Day at Fifth Third Center Plaza, Public Square, and other downtown locations - September 30


Dinner on the Bridge on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge - September 30


Live on the Green in Public Square Park - September 30


International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Ryman Auditorium - September 30


Disney on Ice Toy Story 3 at the Bridgestone Arena - September 30 - October 3


Bluegrass Fan Fest at the Nashville Convention Center - October 1 - 3


Nashville AIDS Walk at Bicentennial Mall - October 2


First Saturday Art Crawl at various downtown art galleries - October 2



Click here for a COMPLETE list of over 500 events happening in downtown Nashville in September. Plus, use the calendar to see other months!

News & Information


New Retailer: Bath Junkie!

172 2nd Avenue N. #100. 255-9287. This store specializes in "made for you, by you" bath products. All of their products are custom-blended to customers' specifications right in the store. It is time to pamper yourself! Hours are Mon - Thurs, 11 am to 7 pm; Fri - Sat, 11 am to 8 pm and Sun, 11 am to 5 pm.


Events this Week


Live On the Green

Thurs, Sept 16. 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. The Apache Relay, Glossary, and Dr. Dog perform on Thursday, September 16. 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.


Great Nashville Duck Race

Sat, Sept 18. Riverfront Park. 11 am - 3 pm. Free. Benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Rubber ducks will be dropped from the Korean War Veterans' Memorial Bridge at 1 pm and will "race" down the Cumberland River to Riverfront Park. Lucky ducks reaching the finish line first will receive prizes (e.g., 1st place receives $10,000 cash). Adopt a duck for $5 to participate in the race by clicking here


Haute Swapping for a Cause

Sat, Sept 18. Velocity in the Gulch. 320 11th Avenue N. 5 pm - 10 pm. $30. Haute Swapping for a Cause is an alternative way to "thrift" shop, while supporting the Nashville community. Individual swappers can get together and exchange items from their closets, hang out in the Haute Lounge and participate in the silent auction. The clothing drop-off begins at 5 pm and the event begins promptly at 6 pm. Participants may bring up to six items to swap including clothing, shoes and purses. No more than six items allowed for the swap. The event is open to ladies 21 and older. Proceeds will support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.


Cupcakes for a Cause at The Painted Cupcake

Mon, Sept 20 - Sun, Sept 26. The Painted Cupcake. 2 Arcade. 254-2263. For every strawberry, chocolate and vanilla cupcake sold from September 20 through September 26, $1 will be donated to Cupcakes for a Cause.


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. Popular Latin romantic ensemble Serenatta will perform on September 21.

Downtown Employee Appreciation Day

How about one day when you can receive a free breakfast, free coffee, a free lunch, free ice cream, discounted beer and more? If you work in downtown Nashville, you can on September 30! Click here for the complete schedule of events. Additionally, several downtown restaurants, retailers and other businesses are offering discounts to downtown employees that day. Mark your calendar and participate in the first annual Downtown Nashville Employee Appreciation Day!

Got Mobile?


Our website is now mobile-friendly! If you have a Smartphone (iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or other similar device), visit our website on your phone for quick and easy reference to upcoming events, downtown restaurants, nearby parking, happy hour info and much more!

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown September 15 - 29 include Association of Health Facilities Survey Agencies (250, September 19 - 22), Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation (400, September 21 - 26), Independent Free Papers of America (250, September 23 - 25), Women's Running Magazine's Women's Half Marathon (2,000, September 23 - 26), International Bluegrass Association (24,000, September 26 - October 3), and Next Big Nashville (1,000, September 28 - October 3). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions:

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