Events This Week
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 5 PM – 10 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH $15
The Southeastern Young Alumni’s 3rd Annual SEC Football Kickoff benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Festivities for this year’s kickoff include a “People’s Choice BBQ” competition featuring local barbeque restaurants, an Alma Mater Row with tents representing SEC alumni associations in Nashville, a live DJ, and vendors. Admission includes free plates of barbeque to cast a vote in the People’s Choice contest, as well as a free Buffalo Trace Bourbon drink and a free beer from Sweetwater Brewing Company. The block party will take place in the parking lot off 11th Avenue between Velocity and the Demonbreun Street bridge in the Gulch.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET FREE TO ATTEND
Shop under the stars at the Night Market! Enjoy shopping, wine from the cash bar, live music, artisan booths, kids’ activities, and much more. Most Market House restaurants and shops will be open. Vendors in the farm sheds will sell local produce, meat, cheese, plants, and more! The flea market side will feature local food trucks, beer and wine, and merchants. Live music by David Peterson, Wild Animal, Mississippi Millie, 1946,and more. Kids’ activities include stories and songs about Davy Crockett by the Nashville Public Library and corn-husk crafts.
Opening reception for Visions. This exhibit features works by five Healing Arts Project Inc. artists. Their bright visions include acrylic paintings, watercolor, marker, assemblages and mixed media. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit on display through October 5, 2012.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 5 PM – 7 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
Enjoy live Jazz on the third Sunday of every month through November. The Roland Barber Quartet will kickoff this concert series on Sunday, August 19. Live music will be performed in the park’s amphitheater. Food available for purchase from local food trucks.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 6 PM – 8 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $10
NowPlayingNashivlle.com is five years old. Celebrate with ticket giveaways, prize packs, drink specials, birthday cake and live music! The live music starts at 8 pm. Come early – when many prizes will be given away, including tickets to concerts at the Ryman and the Cannery Ballroom, Frist Friday tickets, a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum prize pack, merchandise from Two Old Hippies and more.
The world premiere of The Nutty Professor, a new musical comedy directed by Jerry Lewis! Featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Rupert Holmes. The Nutty Professor is a musical treat for the whole family. A story about geeky chemistry professor Julius Kelp, who concocts a formula to turn himself into the ultimate heartthrob. When the woman he loves falls for his alter ego, will Julius find the courage to win her back from his hipper self? Be among the first to see this hilarious new musical before it heads to Broadway. TPAC’s run of this show ends on Sunday, August 19.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 11 AM – 2 PM
LOCATION: BANK OF AMERICA PLAZA FREE TO ATTEND
This weekly farmers’ market held in Bank of America Plaza (located between the Bank of America building and the Doubletree Hotel) features locally grown produce, pastured eggs, hand-crafted cheeses, baked goods, homemade granola, salsa, grass-fed meat, and more. Farm fresh produce that will be available on Tuesday, August 21 includes the last tomatoes and peppers of the season, plus pears, potatoes, fall squash, and more. Also, Izzy’s Ice will be onsite. This event is organized by Good Food for Good People and is part of their Edible Community Project.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 11:45 AM – 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The library’s hit music series is back for another season! Bring a lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy free music by top acts in many genres every Tuesday through October 9. Blues artist James “Nick” Nixon will perform on August 21.
Pet Grooming Discount
25% off your pet’s first groom at Red Rover Pet Services. Mention that you saw this deal in Downtown Details. Or, bring a copy of thisflyer. Offer valid through August 31, 2012.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
The Nutty Professor Musical at TPAC – Tennessee Performing Arts Centerthrough Sunday, August 19
Johnny Teschko at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, August 15
Meghan Shanley at SambucaWednesday, August 15
Buddy Owens at Legends Corner Wednesday, August 15
Adam Dean at Two Old Hippies Thursday, August 16
SEC Football Kickoff Block Party at The Gulch Thursday, August 16
Jim Rooney’s Irregulars at Station Inn Thursday, August 16
RAW: Radiate at Mercy Lounge Thursday, August 16
17 Stories at Hard Rock CafeThursday, August 16
The McCrary Sisters at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 17
Greez Monkeez at Dick’s Last Resort Friday, August 17
Music at the Frist: Kristen Hubbard Jazz Trio at Frist Center for the Visual ArtsFriday, August 17
Vinyl Radio at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant Friday, August 17
August Night Market at Nashville Farmers’ MarketFriday, August 17
Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly at Robert’s Western WorldFriday, August 17
Opening Reception: Visions at Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission Friday, August 17
The Best of Black Sabbath at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, August 18
Guilty Pleasures at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, August 18
After 5 Tux Band featuring Freddie T. Holt at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie BarSaturday, August 18
Shelby Kelly at National Underground Saturday, August 18
The Howling Brothers at Puckett’s Gro. & RestaurantSaturday, August 18
Tim Waters and the $5 Cheeseburgers at Big ShotzSunday, August 19
NowPlayingNashville.com’s 5th Birthday Party at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, August 19
Kids’ Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, August 19
Patton James & The Synchromatics at SambucaSunday, August 19
Artful Tales: “A Walk in the Country” at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, August 19
Chris Weaver at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, August 19
Slap Bass Demonstration: Joe Fick at Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumSunday, August 19
Lovenoise Sundays at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Sunday, August 19
Jazz on the Cumberland at Cumberland Park Sunday, August 19
Stacy Mitchhart at B.B. King’s Blues Club & RestaurantMonday, August 20
Clint May at Second FiddleMonday, August 20
Kassie Jordan at Legends Corner Monday, August 20
Country to the Core Market at Bank of America PlazaTuesday, August 21
The Notorious Cherry Bombs featuring Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill and more at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, August 21
The Doyle and Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, August 21
Community Story Time at Nashville Public LibraryTuesday, August 21
Dylan Taylor at National Underground Tuesday, August 21
Concerts in the Courtyard: James Nixon at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, August 21
Kenny Wayne Shepard at Wildhorse SaloonWednesday, August 22
Jason Mraz with Christina Perri at Bridgestone ArenaWednesday, August 22
Desert Oakies with The Daddy Bones at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, August 22
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert’s Western World Wednesday, August 22
Johnny Teshko at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, August 23
Adult Studio Workshop: Drawing Connections at Frist Center for the Visual ArtsThursday, August 23
Wine & Wishes at Nashville City Center Thursday, August 23
David Tanner & Honky Tonk-Orama at Robert’s Western World Thursday, August 23
Andy Davis at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, August 24
10 Pound Biscuit at Dick’s Last Resort Friday, August 24
Southern Word at the Frist: Kelly Falzone, Sebastian Jones & Friends at Frist Center for the Visual ArtsFriday, August 24
Music City Festival & BBQ Championship at Riverfront Park Friday, August 24 – Saturday, August 25
Boomerang at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant Friday, August 24
Nashville Rollergirls vs. Little City Rollergirls at Nashville Municipal AuditoriumSaturday, August 25
The B-52s at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, August 25
Mingo Fishtrap with Clay McClinton at 3rd and LindsleySunday, August 26
JP Soars at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, August 26
Absinthe Junk at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, August 27
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert’s Western World Monday, August 27
Country to the Core Market at Bank of America PlazaTuesday, August 28
Ethan Bortnick at TPAC – Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, August 28
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie BarTuesday, August 28
Janae Cherry at Second Fiddle Tuesday, August 28
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Large groups and events that are downtown August 15 – 29, 2012 include International Comfort Products (500, August 20 – 22), The Nashville Pink Bridal Show (5,500, August 26), National Center for Pavement Preservation (400, August 27 – 31), and Tennessee Hospitality Conference & Exposition (600, August 28 – 29). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.