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Downtown Employee Survey
Do you work downtown? Take our quick 7-minute annual online surveyabout working in downtown Nashville. Respondents who complete the survey have a chance to win one of ten gift certificates to the downtown restaurant of your choice. NOTE: there are only two more weeks to complete the survey. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!
New restaurant: Bobbie’s Dairy Dip!
223 4th Avenue N. 615-770-2770. Bobbie’s menu features burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, fries, milkshakes and more. Hours are Mon – Fri, 11 am – 4 pm and Sat, 11 am – 2 pm.
New restaurant: Jimmy John’s!
424 Church Street. 615-401-6015. This new quick-serve restaurant on the ground level of the Fifth Third Center serves sub sandwiches, club sandwiches, chips and more. Hours are Mon – Sat, 11 am – 7 pm and Sun, 11 am – 4 pm. They offer free delivery and the minimum order is only one sandwich.
New fitness center: Barry’s Bootcamp!
308 11th Avenue S. 615-457-1571. This new fitness center in The Gulch offers eight classes a day. Hours are Mon – Fri, 6 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 8 pm; Sat, 7:30 am – 3 pm; and Sun, 10 am – 3 pm.
Events This Week
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC – TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $15 – $60
The classic holiday tradition White Christmas is a brand new musical featuring Berlin hits like “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two show biz buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process. A merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE; FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Katie Delmez, organizing curator of the retrospective “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video,” will trace the evolution of Weems’s artistic career since she first picked up a camera at the age of twenty-one and realized its potential as a tool for reform. Delmez will explore how Weems’s artistic practice addresses an array of issues.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 9 AM – 1 PM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER FREE
The Nashville Downtown Partnership and Sims Recycling Solutions are partnering to promote America Recycles Day. Items accepted at this electronics recycling collection include laptops, printers, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, radios, stereos, MP3 players, DVD/CD players, VCRs, cell phones, CPUs, servers and hard drives. This event will be held in the plaza in front of Fifth Third Center.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 3 PM – 2 AM
LOCATION: TOOTSIES ORCHID LOUNGE FREE
Darryl Worley, Troy Gentry, Randy Houser and friends will perform and the concert will be emceed by Storme Warren. Celebrate Tootsies’ 52nd birthday at this annual block party. This concert will be held on Broadway in front of Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Please note: road closures are in place for this event! Broadway will be closed between 4th and 5th Avenues from noon on Wednesday, November 14 until 1 am Friday, November 16.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 8 PM – 11 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE $75+
Join musical icon Martina McBride for a rare performance celebrating Musicians On Call’s fifth year of service to the Nashville community. All proceeds will go directly to support the Nashville MOC branch, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6 PM – 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $50 FOR UNCORKED MEMBERS; $60 GUESTS
Break out the bubbly at this event featuring champagne from around the world, provided by Lipman, Best Brands, Horizon & Alexseys. Each varietal will be paired with hors d’oeurves prepared by Executive Chef John Williams. Come enjoy live piano music, elegant food and the best view of the city!
The 4th Annual Benefit Concert for STARS Nashville. Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction and live art auction. At 8:45 pm the concert begins in the Ford Theater featuring Vince Gill and friends. STARSexists to serve schools and communities by providing prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success.
Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Live at the Tennessee State Museum! is back for its fifth season. The public is invited to join the Tennessee State Museum Foundation for a free, musical showcase and TV taping on Friday evening, featuring acclaimed songwriters/entertainers Gretchen Peters and Beth Nielsen Chapman. Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 5 PM – 7 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
Enjoy live Jazz by trumpeter Imer Santiago. Live music will be performed in the park’s amphitheater.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $24.50 – $34.50
Featuring performances by Lee Camp, Dailey & Vincent, The McCrary Sisters, and Vince Gill. Also on stage, best-selling author Brian McLaren, The Nashville Choir, Buddy Greene, Brother Preacher, Charlie Strobel, Our Most Outstanding Horeb Mountain Boys, and the Tokens Radio Players. This performance will be filmed for national public television distribution. Proceeds benefit Room in the Inn.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
Join Mayor Karl Dean for his 2nd Annual5K (3.1 miles). Everyone is welcome to walk or run in this race, no matter their age or fitness level! This race is FREE, but advance registration is encouraged. Activities and registration begin at noon. The Kids’ Fun Run (ages 12 and younger, .75 miles) begins at 2 pm and the 5K begins at 2:15 pm. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before their start time. PLEASE NOTE: road closures are associated with this event! Click here for the route map. Roads will close as early as noon and re-open as late as 4 pm. Free parking for this event in LP Field Lot F. Also, Nashville MTA will provide free transportation on all buses for participants traveling to and from the 5K event.
First Lutheran and Christ Church Cathedral’s annual joint Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist. Hearts in Motion, a Norwegian gospel choir, will perform. A reception will follow. Free parking provided in the parking lot at the corner of 8th Avenue S and McGavock.
Downtown Merchant Corner
Call for Thanksgiving meal info!
Is your downtown restaurant or hotel serving a special Thanksgiving meal? If so, please let us know so that we can publicize the info in next week’s newsletter (which will be sent on Tuesday, November 20).
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Military Week at The Melting Potthrough Thursday, November 15
White Christmas at TPAC – Tennessee Performing Arts Centerthrough Sunday, November 18
Bearfoot at Station Inn Wednesday, November 14
Harpeth Rising at 12th & PorterWednesday, November 14
Darryl Worley at Silver Dollar SaloonWednesday, November 14
Hollis Brown at Mercy LoungeWednesday, November 14
Christine Parri and The Markey Blues Band at 3rd and LindsleyWednesday, November 14
Lauren Elise & Jesi Kettering at The Rutledge Wednesday, November 14
RLife Live at the Renaissance Featuring RStars at The Bridge Lounge Thursday, November 15
Fairy Tales and Fate at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17
Meghan Shanley at SambucaThursday, November 15
Chris Young at Ryman AuditoriumThursday, November 15
Girls Night at 12th & Porter Thursday, November 15
RAW Nashville: RAWards at Mercy Lounge Thursday, November 15
America Recycles Day at Fifth Third Center Thursday, November 15
Tootsies’ Birthday Block Party at Tootsies Orchid Lounge Thursday, November 15
Musicians On Call’s 5th Anniversary Concert with Martina McBride at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 16
NCC Annual Champagne Tasting at Nashville City Club Friday, November 16
Chris Weaver at Sambuca Friday, November 16
Opry at the Ryman featuring Charlie Daniels Band, Diamond Rio, and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 16
Prescott at Jazz and Jokes LoungeFriday, November 16 – Saturday, November 17
A.J. Croce at TPAC – Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 16
Jeremiah Johnson & the Sliders at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie BarFriday, November 16
Larry Frick at Wildhorse SaloonFriday, November 16
Cinderella at Nashville Public LibraryFriday, November 16
A Benefit for Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt at The Rutledge Friday, November 16
Chair-ish the Night with Vince Gill & Friends at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, November 16
Jesse Cain at Whiskey Bent SaloonFriday, November 16
Space Capone at Mercy LoungeFriday, November 16
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Grand Day at Nashville Children’s Theatre Saturday, November 17
Diggy Band at Sambuca Saturday, November 17
Opry at the Ryman featuring Darius Rucker and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 17
Cinderella at Nashville Public LibrarySaturday, November 17
Nashville Cats: A Celebration of Music City Musicians with Billy Sanford at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 17
The Martian Denny Orchestra at Two Old Hippies Saturday, November 17
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band at Puckett’s Gro. & RestaurantSaturday, November 17
Jazz on the Cumberland at Cumberland Park Sunday, November 18
NCA/NDA Nashville Classic at Nashville Municipal AuditoriumSunday, November 18
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Nashville Children’s Theatre Sunday, November 18
The Dean Martinis at SambucaSunday, November 18
Tokens: The Welcome Table at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 18
The 2nd Annual Blues Challenge! at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, November 18
Michael Vincent at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, November 18
Sunday Supper with Billy Block and The Cumberland Collective at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, November 18
2nd Annual Mayor’s Challenge 5K Walk/Run at Public Square Sunday, November 18
Charlie Daniels Band and Friends at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 19
The Captain at Hard Rock CafeMonday, November 19
Randy Nations at The Stage on Broadway Monday, November 19
Rachel Rodriguez at SambucaTuesday, November 20
Opry at the Ryman: Craig Morgan, Restless Heart and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 20
Zak Lee Rite at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, November 20
Matt Marinchik & Ben Robinette at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville NashvilleTuesday, November 20
Teacher Appreciation Nights at The Melting Pot Tuesday, November 20 – Wednesday, November 21
Dare to Dream Tour at Two Old Hippies Tuesday, November 20
Buddy Green at Station Inn Tuesday, November 20
Kaki King at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, November 20
Young @ Heart at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, November 21
Minton Sparks at Station InnWednesday, November 21
Annual Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist at First Lutheran Church ELCAWednesday, November 21
Opry at the Ryman: Crystal Gayle, Annie Moses Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 23
Will Hoge: to Benefit VUMC Trauma Center at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 23
Heath Hayes & The High Dollar Band at Sambuca Friday, November 23
Molly Hunt at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 23
Hearts In Motion at First Lutheran Church ELCA Friday, November 23
The ConSoulers at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant Friday, November 23
Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert’s Western World Friday, November 23
Smoke ‘N Guns at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, November 23
Guilty Pleasures at Mercy LoungeFriday, November 23
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Sensory Friendly (Access) Performance at Nashville Children’s Theatre Saturday, November 24
Opry at the Ryman: Ricky Skaggs, Elizabeth Cook, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 24
Throw The Fight at Hard Rock CafeSaturday, November 24
Will Hoge at 3rd and LindsleySaturday, November 24
Drop-In Holiday Crafts at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 24
Guilty Pleasures at Mercy LoungeSaturday, November 24
Y2K Nashville at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, November 24
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Large groups and events that are downtown November 17 – 28 include the Nursing Organizations Alliance, Inc. (250, November 15 – 17), National Cheerleading Association (3,500, November 18), and Tennessee Educations Technology Conference (1,500, November 28 – 30). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.