Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Upcoming Events: September 22 - October 10
9 to 5: The Musical at TPAC - through September 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
Sheryl Crow at the Ryman Auditorium - October 1
Walk Nashville Week at various venues around downtown - October 1 - 8
Bluegrass Fan Fest at the Nashville Convention Center - October 1 - 3
Nashville AIDS Walk at Bicentennial Mall - October 2
Hire Path Education and Employment Fair at the Main Library - October 2
First Saturday Art Crawl at various downtown art galleries - October 2
The National at the Ryman Auditorium - October 3
B.B. King at B.B. King's Blues Club - October 4 - 5
Widespread Panic at the Ryman Auditorium - October 4 - 6
Keith Urban's We're All for the Hall at the Bridgestone Arena - October 5
Light the Night Walk at LP Field - October 7
Sara Bareilles at the Ryman Auditorium - October 8
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at the Bridgestone Arena - October 9
Nashville Symphony presents the David Sanborn Trio at the Ryman Auditorium - October 10
Click here for a COMPLETE list of over 550 events happening in downtown Nashville in September. Plus, use the calendar to see other months!
Events this Week
Now through Sun, Sept 26. TPAC. Performance times vary. $27.50 - $62.50. 9 to 5: The Musical tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there is nothing they can not do - even in a man's world. Follow the plot of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era, filled with comedy, music, a little romance, and a lot of getting even. The musical features Dolly Parton's original hit title song along with her new Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score.
Thurs, Sept 23. 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 Wailers, Moon Taxi, Joe Robinson and TomFoolery perform on Thursday, September 23. 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.
Sat, Sept 25. Start line: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Course: Throughout downtown and Nashville. 7 am. Free for spectators. This inaugural Women's Half Marathon starts and finishes in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and tours the best of Nashville throughout the race. The weekend begins with a two-day Health and Fitness Expo (Thursday, September 23 - Friday, September 24) at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The expo is open to the public and features women-specific apparel, merchandise, and book signings by running celebrities. Plus, packet pick-up for registered runners including race number, timing tag and a goodie bag. Registration ($95) for the half marathon and 5K is available during the expo on Thursday and Friday but is not an option on race day. PLEASE NOTE: Click here for the full list of ROAD CLOSURES associated with this event.
Sat, Sept 25. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Tennessee State Museum. Admission times vary depending on the museum. Free. Smithsonian Magazine's sixth annual Museum Day with participating museums and cultural institutions across the nation offering free admission to visitors who download tickets from this website. Visitors who present the official downloaded pass will receive free admission to either the Frist or the CMHOF for two adults. The museum of choice must be selected when downloading the free ticket. Note: admission for visitors 18 and younger is always free at the Frist Center. There is a limit of one pass (for two adults) per household, per email address. Also participating (but the special ticket is not needed because admission is free) is the Tennessee State Museum. What a great day to explore downtown's best museums!
Sat, Sept 25. Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. 3 - 7 pm. $45 in advance, $55 day of event. Unique atmosphere for wine novices and connoisseurs alike. A "world tour" of hundreds of wine samples from vineyards across the country and around the world. New additions to this year's festival include beer and spirit samples. Live music by the Nashville Symphony Quartet, Trio San Rafael, David Andersen, and the Teri Reid Quartet. 15% of the proceeds will benefit Hands On Nashville.
Mon, Sept 27. 315 Bar & Grill at the Hotel Indigo. 5:30 - 7 pm. Free. Public relations and communications professionals, join the Nashville Flacks for happy hour at 315 Bar & Grill located inside Hotel Indigo. The bar will offer drink and food specials including: 2 for 1 drafts, $6 specialty cocktails and $5 glasses of wine. Plus, a $7 appetizer special and a $5 dessert special. RSVP online here.
Tues, Sept 28. 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. The Chris Cassello Trio will perform Rockabilly on September 28.
Downtown Employee Appreciation Day
Do you work downtown? What do you like most about working downtown? Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be eligible to win a $20 gift card to Sambuca! Remember to mark your calendar for Thursday, September 30 to participate in the first annual Downtown Nashville Employee Appreciation Day!
Whether you are a full, half or partial Nashville Predators season ticketholder, we have the parking package for you! Park at the Library Garage for only $4/game. Your garage access card will be pre-programmed for the games you have in your ticket package. It is hard to beat the price and convenience of this parking deal! Let's go Predators (pre-season begins tomorrow, Thursday, September 23)!
Large groups and events that are downtown September 22 - October 6 include 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), Next Big Nashville (1,000, September 28 - October 3), and Tennessee Hospital Association (900, October 5 - 6). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.
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