Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

News & Information

Downtown Employee Appreciation Day


Do you work downtown? If so, join us for the first annual Downtown Nashville Employee Appreciation Day! Brought to you by the Nashville Downtown Partnership, this day celebrates all downtown employers and employees. Free breakfast, free coffee, free lunch, free ice cream, discounts, giveaways and MUCH more! Swing by the Fifth Third Center Plaza on Thursday to get "downtown bucks" - $1 off beer from 4 pm - 6 pm in Public Square, a downtown "happy hour" immediately proceeding Live on the Green. Click here for the official schedule of events and click here for additional special offers and discounts.


Events This Week

Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series


Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. For the second year, this free six-week concert series brings local and national artists to the stage. Blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and water bottles are welcomed. The line-up for Thursday, September 30:

Next Big Nashville presents
6:30 pm - Nataraja Yoga Company
7 pm - Garrison Starr
7:45 pm - Six Pence None the Richer
9 pm - Jars of Clay

VIP tickets available for $30. Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water, food, and an incredible view of the stage. Those with VIP passes will also get free admission to the Hard Rock After Party. Otherwise, the after party is $5 and is located in the Reverb Room at the Hard Rock Cafe. $3 parking available in the Public Square parking garage located directly below the park. Free bicycle parking.


Dinner on the Bridge


The 4th Annual Dinner on the Bridge is a fundraising event benefiting Greenways for Nashville. This sit-down dinner will be catered by Kate's Fine Catering. Plus, live music from the Nashville Jazz Workshop. The mission of Greenways for Nashville is to create, develop, protect, preserve and promote greenways systems in Nashville.


FIT Fundraiser for Safe Haven Family Shelter


Group fitness classes are just $5 all day on Thursday. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Haven Family Shelter. Classes include Bodypump, Spin, Cardio Fusion, Killer X-Training, Krav Maga, Super Sculpt and Yoga.


Sunshine Party


The launch of "Rise and Shine with Urban Sun," a program that spotlights a local non-profit each month. Stop by to learn more about Habitat for Humanity and how to join Urban Sun's Sunshine Crew for a Habitat home build on Saturday, October 2. Customers who sign up to volunteer for Habitat or make a donation and those who purchase Music City Sol coffee will receive a free massage. Plus, specially priced tanning sessions and monthly packages available. Enjoy wine. appetizers from La Paz, and live music by Allisa Moreno. Parking validation is available.

12th Annual Walk Nashville Week


The 12th Annual Walk Nashville Week kicks off on October 1 at 11 am with remarks from Mayor Karl Dean and Metro Public Health Director Bill Paul, followed by the YMCA's monthly Nashville on the Move walk and a group Zumba class.

The events for the week include:
October 1 - Nashville on the Move/Walk Nashville Week Kick-off Event
October 3 - Walk to the Titans Game
October 4 - Walk Your Neighborhood
October 5 - Walk to Work
October 8 - Walk at Lunch

Free breakfast will be provided for Walk to Work participants on Tuesday, October 5 at the Music City Star Riverfront Station from 6:30 am - 9 am and at City Hall (at the 2nd Avenue N. and Union St. intersection) from 7:30 am - 9:30 am.

Bluegrass Fan Fest


Over sixty bluegrass artists perform. Plus, the Grand Master Fiddler Championship, an expo hall with over 100 booths, jam sessions and more. Click here for the full schedule of performers.

First Saturday Art Crawl


Free! Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Four free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm. See this month's shuttle map and gallery listing. Participating galleries on Saturday, October 2 include:

Animal Art Photography
59 Arcade. 815-4346. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Arcade 57
57 Arcade. 931-446-2337. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Estel Gallery
115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

First Baptist Church
108 7th Avenue S. 664-6000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for information about the 2010 Arts Festival. Free parking and on the shuttle
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The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

LeQuire Gallery Annex
64A Arcade. 298-4611. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

The Lost Boys Center & Gallery
535 4th Avenue South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Free parking and on the shuttle route.

Mir Gallery
44 Arcade. 522-8908. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Ronell & Co.
83 Arcade. 776-7868. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Seven Art
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Suite 69
69 Arcade. 479-5133. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Click here for exhibit information.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.


Plus, SoundCrawl:Nashville is back for the second year in a row during this month's art crawl. Seeking the perfect place to park for the art crawl? Use our online interactive parking map!

6th Annual Cause for the Paws Benefit


Pet adoptions, a silent auction, live music and food at this sixth annual fundraiser. Bid on celebrity-signed items and other goods and services in the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the animals at Metro Animal Care & Control. Well behaved, leashed pets are welcomed at this event!

Hire Path Education and Employment Fair


Cumulus Nashville will host the Hire Path Education and Employment Fair. Attendees will have access to extensive education information and employment information. The fair will include companies looking for employees, staffing agencies, career counseling, resume writing information and more.

2010 Arts Festival


The Return of the Prodigal is the theme of the third annual First Baptist Nashville Arts Festival. The juried art exhibition and sale will be open to the public for two weeks. Opening night is Saturday, October 2 during the First Saturday Art Crawl. Gourmet coffee and biscotti will be served. Festival hours vary by day, check this website for all of the details. Free parking in the church parking lot will be provided throughout the festival.



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Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Burning Las Vegas Wednesday, September 29

Lonesome River Band Wednesday, September 29

Next Big Nashville! Wednesday, September 29

Minnie Murphy Wednesday, September 29

Kentucky Thunder CD Release Wednesday, September 29

Broadway Bluegrass Showcase Wednesday, September 29

David Bazan with The Mynabirds and Aaron Robinson Wednesday, September 29

Al Green and The Hard Times Wednesday, September 29

The Jefferson Wednesday, September 29

Chris Cook Wednesday, September 29

Disney on Ice Toy Story 3 Thursday, September 30 - Sunday, October 3

John Hartford String Band Thursday, September 30

International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday, September 30

Ben Graves Thursday, September 30

Jason Jones Thursday, September 30

Barefoot Justice Thursday, September 30

Adam Ricker Thursday, September 30

Martin McDaniel Thursday, September 30

Molly Hunt Thursday, September 30

Ordinary Heroes Event: Kristi Neumann, Ferrier, and Chad Harris Thursday, September 30

The Hood Internet and much more Thursday, September 30

Young Nonprofit Professionals Group Happy Hour Party Thursday, September 30

Mike Willis, Randall Clay and Clay Evans Thursday, September 30

Stacy Mitchhart Thursday, September 30

An Evening with Sheryl Crow Friday, October 1

Guster Friday, October 1

Music in the Grand Lobby: Peter Rodocker Friday, October 1

David Bromberg Friday, October 1

Mystery Trip Beatles Revue Friday, October 1

Art and Tenant Appreciation Day Friday, October 1

The Spiraling Dance Friday, October 1

B.B. King All Stars featuring Herchal Bailey & Natasha Young Friday, October 1

Power Play Friday, October 1

Adam Craig Band Friday, October 1

Swagger Friday, October 1

Puppet Show: Hamlet Friday, October 1

Ellingtown Friday, October 1

Noll Billings, Ben West, and Bo Brendle Friday, October 1

A Night of Hits Friday, October 1

Phil Vaught Friday, October 1

Steve Roper Band featuring Joey Richey Friday, October 1

Yeasayer with Washed Out and Tallest Trees Friday, October 1

Dale Ann Bradley Band Friday, October 1

Tierney Sutton Band Saturday, October 2

Kids Club: Crafting for a Winter Wonderland Saturday, October 2

Soul Sacrifice Santana Experience featuring The Bicho Brothers Saturday, October 2

Zeitlin InTown Art Opening Saturday, October 2

Jonell Mosser Saturday, October 2

AIDS Walk Saturday, October 2

Carl Stewart and the BBKingsmen Saturday, October 2

Heath Haynes and The High Dollar Band Saturday, October 2

Swagger Saturday, October 2

Magic: The Gathering Tournaments Saturday, October 2

Puppet Show: Hamlet Saturday, October 2

Ellingtown Saturday, October 2

Lisa Montes and friends Saturday, October 2

Jim Parker, Marc-Alan Barnett, Kim Parent, and Bill Whyte Saturday, October 2

Architecture Tour of the Frist Center Saturday, October 2

The Cowboy Troy Grip & Grin Honk Tonk Tour Saturday, October 2

Miss Jackie Wilson Saturday, October 2

Lightening 100 Presents: Andy Davis, Amy Stroup, Erick Baker (Warner Bros), Leagues (Thad Cockrell), & Alyssa Bonagura Saturday, October 2

Next BIG Nashville Closing Party Saturday, October 2

Kathy Chiavola, Don Rigsby, Richard Bailey, Andy Carlson, and Mike Bub Saturday, October 2

Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans Sunday, October 3

The National Sunday, October 3

Elmwood with Hugh Mitchell Sunday, October 3

Resophonic Guitar Demonstration with Randy Kohrs Sunday, October 3

The Bart Walker Band Sunday, October 3

Dallas Starke Sunday, October 3

Clare Dunn, Sarah Kirkland, Blake Mundell, and Jared Mitchell Sunday, October 3

Claire Wyndham and friends Sunday, October 3

Power Players Show Band Sunday, October 3

Saint Night Show Sunday, October 3

Mike Farris Sunday, October 3

Bluegrass Jam Sunday, October 3

Widespread Panic Monday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 6

John England & the Western Swingers Monday, October 4

B.B. King Live In Concert Monday, October 4 - Tuesday, October 5

Battle on 3rd Monday, October 4

The Dean Martinis Monday, October 4

Story Time Monday, October 4

Jami Grooms Monday, October 4

Red Carpet Blues Jam Monday, October 4

Dan Adams and friends featuring Greg Crowe, Jaida Dreyer, Amanda Flynn, and more Monday, October 4

Rock and Roll Team Trivia Monday, October 4

8 off 8th Monday, October 4

The Time Jumpers Monday, October 4

Melany Watson, Kristen Rogers, Daniella Mason, and April Rucker Monday, October 4

SynerGee WSP Ryman Afterparty Series with Corleone Monday, October 4

Concerts in the Courtyard Tuesday, October 5

Keith Urban's We're All for the Hall Tuesday, October 5

Dog & Pony Tuesday, October 5

Natalie Stovall Tuesday, October 5

Julius Fisher and The Genius Band Tuesday, October 5

The Billy Block Show Tuesday, October 5

Stars Tuesday, October 5

Widespread Panic Afterparty featuring Infamous Stringdusters Tuesday, October 5

The Doyle and Debbie Show Tuesday, October 5

Craig Wayne Boyd, Billy Dawson, Kalisa Ewing, Andi Zack, Rachel Bradshaw, and Sarah Davidson Tuesday, October 5

SynerGee WSP Ryman Afterparty Series with Deep Fried 5 Tuesday, October 5

Brother Love Wednesday, October 6

Lisa Shaffer and Heathen Ridge with The Alvarado Road Show Wednesday, October 6

The Wooten Brothers Wednesday, October 6

Girls Night Out for a Good Cause Wednesday, October 6

Jami Grooms Wednesday, October 6

C.J. Vaughn Band Wednesday, October 6

Kathryn Scheldt with Peter Cooper, Southern Wind CD Release Wednesday, October 6

Rogue Wave and Midlake Wednesday, October 6

Larry Cordle and Friends Wednesday, October 6

Twenty-One Pilots Showcase Wednesday, October 6

Blended 328 with Johnny T Wednesday, October 6

SynerGee WSP Ryman Afterparty Series with The Malah Wednesday, October 6

Nashville Opera presents Andrea Chenier Thursday, October 7

Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series Thursday, October 7

Light The Night Walk Thursday, October 7

Play with a Pro Thursday, October 7

The Exonerated Thursday, October 7 - Saturday, October 9

Meghan Shanley Thursday, October 7

B.B. King All Stars featuring Herchal Bailey Thursday, October 7

Tyrone Wells with Andrew Belle Thursday, October 7

State of the Art: Contemporary Lecture Series featuring Alfredo Jaar Thursday, October 7

Music in the Grand Lobby: Belmont University Bluegrass Ensemble Thursday, October 7

38 Special with special guest Ira Dean Thursday, October 7

Scale Model Thursday, October 7

Klute with Radiata, Guy L plus Mike Vulcan, Hunter vs. Squake, and Chromatiq Thursday, October 7

The Quebe Sisters Band Thursday, October 7

Lextoberfest Presents: Chuck Wicks, Emma Jacob, Martin Ramey, Her & Kings, County, LeRoy Powell Thursday, October 7

Southern Festival of Books: Authors in the Round Friday, October 8

Sara Bareilles Friday, October 8

Taste of Nashville Friday, October 8

Nashville Ghost Tours Friday, October 8

The Shawn and Hobby Band Friday, October 8

B.B. King All Stars featuring Herchal Bailey & Natasha Young Friday, October 8

Power Play Friday, October 8

Puppet Show: Hamlet Friday, October 8

Ellingtown Friday, October 8

Whitney Layne Friday, October 8

Leroy Powell and The Messengers Friday, October 8

Music in the Grand Lobby: Carlos Enrique Gonzalez Friday, October 8

Brother Trouble Friday, October 8

Alroquin, Dead Language, and Oh No NO! Friday, October 8

Taste of Nashville featuring Jeremy Lister and more Friday, October 8

Jason and the Scorchers with special guest Stacie Collins Friday, October 8

The Expedition Show Friday, October 8

Papadosio with Arpetrio Friday, October 8

Nashville Opera presents Andrea Chenier Saturday, October 9

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks Saturday, October 9

Collin Raye with special guests The Van Lears Saturday, October 9

Songwriter Session with Buddy Cannon Saturday, October 9

Nashville Cats: Salute to Chip Young Saturday, October 9

Chris Isaak with Erin McCarley Saturday, October 9

Documentary screening: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird Saturday, October 9

Nashville Neighborhood Big Draw 2010 Saturday, October 9

Heath Haynes and The High Dollar Band Saturday, October 9

B.B. King All Stars featuring Herchal Bailey & Natasha Young Saturday, October 9

Carl Stewart and the BBKingsmen Saturday, October 9

Puppet Show: Hamlet Saturday, October 9

Ellingtown Saturday, October 9

FAB Saturday, October 9

Nathan Angelo, Seth Philpott, and Todd Carey Saturday, October 9

Kids Club: Sassy Skelly Masks for Dia de los Muertos Saturday, October 9

A Fabulous Foursome featuring Joe Dunn, 5 Live Martyers, From Pieces, and Far From Fallin Saturday, October 9

Menomena with Suckers and Tu Fawning Saturday, October 9

Alecia Nugent Band Saturday, October 9

7 Day Binge with The Campaign 1984 Saturday, October 9

David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco Sunday, October 10

Mountain Dulcimer Demonstration: Sandy Conatser Sunday, October 10

Prayers for World Peace in the Taize Tradition Sunday, October 10

The Bart Walker Band Sunday, October 10

Amy Acklyn Sunday, October 10

Blitzen Trapper with Fruit Bats and Pearly Gate Music Sunday, October 10

Peter Moon Monday, October 11

Story Time Monday, October 11

Amy Acklyn Monday, October 11

Erin James Industry Showcase Monday, October 11

Ashley Arrison, Kimberly Quinn, and Then There Were Two Monday, October 11

Two Door Cinema Club Monday, October 11

The Time Jumpers Monday, October 11

30 Seconds to Mars with Special Guests Neon Trees and New Politics Tuesday, October 12

Stacy Mitchhart Tuesday, October 12

Laura Vida Tuesday, October 12

The Billy Block Show Tuesday, October 12

Ryan Bingham Tuesday, October 12

The Doyle and Debbie Show Tuesday, October 12

BMI Presents: The Young Guns Tuesday, October 12

Asylum Street Spankers Tuesday, October 12

Carrie Underwood with Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia Wednesday, October 13

Michael Franti and Spearhead with Mat Kearney Wednesday, October 13

Ben Graves Wednesday, October 13

Les Richardson Wednesday, October 13

Bekah Hailey and Kate Underwood Wednesday, October 13

Metric Wednesday, October 13

Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers with special guests The Tips and Stoll Vaughan Wednesday, October 13

Eric Lee Beddingfield and Whitney Duncan Wednesday, October 13

New Look!

Your favorite e-newsletter about all of the ways to PLAY in downtown Nashville now has a NEW LOOK! We hope that you are enjoying our new interactive online events calendar, the new maps, and much more. If you haven't checked out all of the new additions to our website - now is the time to do so!

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.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown September 29 - October 13 include International Bluegrass Association (24,000, September 26 - October 3), Next Big Nashville (1,000, September 28 - October 3), Tennessee Hospital Association (900, October 5 - 6), Colliers International (850, October 7 - 10), Health Connect Partners (600, October 11 - 15), and American Folklore Society (500, October 12 - 16). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782.

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