You already know Nashville Restaurant Week is going on, but in between all the good food Nashville, of course, has plenty of events to attend. See below for all the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
NASHVILLE ORIGINALS RESTAURANT WEEK
Nashville Originals Restaurant Week is here! From now until August 28th multiple locally owned restaurants will offer special menus at great prices. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to try Nashville’s booming food scene. See the participating restaurants and more at: 365Nashville.com.
TORUK – THE FIRST FLIGHT BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
You have the opportunity to witness James Cameron’s Avatar come to life through the Cirque Du Soleil when Toruk – The First Flight comes to Bridgestone Arena August 24-28. bridgestonearena.com
SAFFIRE BEAR & BELLE
Saffire Restaurant & Bar will provide a 6-course dinner paired with drinks from Bear Creek Farms and Belle Meade Bourbon during the Saffire Bear + Belle tasting dinner on August 25. Find tickets and more information.
AN EVENING W/ HALL OF FAMER BOBBY BELL
On August 25, you can venture to Sport Ortho Urgent Care for an evening of food, door prizes, and the chance to meet Hall of Famer Bobby Bell of the Kansas City Chiefs. Find more information.
TENNESSEE WOMAN SUFFRAGE MONUMENT UNVEILING
The new Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, created by Alan LeQuire, will be unveiled at Centennial Park on August 26. After the event, everyone is welcome to celebrate the occasion at the LeQuire Gallery. tnsuffragemonument.org
DOUBLE DOWN FOR LEARNING
Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host a Double Down for Learning casino night, on August 26, giving everyone the opportunity to gamble for charity. The proceeds will benefit Learning Matters Inc. Find tickets and more information.
SONGWRITERS UNDER THE STARS
The Music City Hit-Makers, a songwriter group, will perform on the lawn of Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art August 26-27. The lineup includes Brett James, Rivers Rutherford, and Chris DeStefano. cheekwood.org
NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET: OLD SCHOOL RULES
The Nashville Flea Market will be open, August 26-28, at The Fairgrounds Nashville. This weekend’s theme is Old School Rules. thefairgrounds.com
Doug Benson will do a live taping of his podcast, Doug Loves Movies, at Zanies Comedy Night Club on August 27. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com
MUSIC AT THE MANSION
Them Rubies will perform Two Rivers Mansion’s concert series, Music at the Mansion, on August 27. friendsoftworiversmansion.org
Fans of the Nashville Predators will love to celebrate Predators Day at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere on August 28. Games, giveaways, youth hockey, obstacle courses, and more will be set throughout the grounds of the Zoo for this festive occasion. nashvillezoo.org
ADULT SWIM DRIVE-IN
Adult Swim will showcase never before seen shows during the Adult Swim Drive-In at Nissan Stadium on August 29. adultswim.com
PINOT WITH THE PRESIDENT: DECORATIVE ARTS OF THE MANSION
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President will host a special Pinot with the President offering you the chance to get a behind the scenes look at the President’s home and grounds on August 30. thehermitage.com
DINE N’ DRAFT
Food, music, performance poetry, and interactive writing workshops will be enjoyed during the Dine N’ Draft at Fenwick’s 300 on August 30. Find tickets and more information.
ALABAMA: SONG OF THE SOUTH
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is opening their next exhibit, Alabama: Song of the South, on August 25. The exhibit will explore the musical beginnings, the challenges, and the successes of the band. countrymusichalloffame.org
OLDE WORLDE PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Belcourt Theatre will host Olde Worlde Theatre’s last performance of The Little Mermaid on August 27. belcourt.org
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
This year’s Shakespeare in the Park features two performances. They include Macbeth which continues until September 9th (on select dates), and The Comedy of Errors lasting until September 18th (on select dates). Each performance will take place at Centennial Park. nashvilleshakes.org
NASHVILLE JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
On August 27, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host the free Nashville Japanese Film Festival featuring anime. nashvillejapanesefilmfestival.org
LIVE ON THE GREEN
Live On The Green continues, August 25, featuring headlining act Dawes. This is a free concert series, presented by Lightning 100, at Public Square Park in downtown Music City. The music plays Thursday nights August 11-25, leading up to a 3-day festival September 1-3. Next week, Young the Giant, Band of Horses, and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will perform. visitmusiccity.com/liveonthegreen
Katie Herzig, Ruby Amanfu, Robbie Fulks, and more will play the next summer show of Musicians Corner, on August 27, at Centennial Park. This free music event will continue every Saturday from now through September. musicianscornernashville.com
NASHVILLE LIBRARY COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES
Every Tuesday for two months, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free concert from 11:45am-1pm. The concerts will take place right in their courtyard and lasts until October 4. So grab some lunch and enjoy the weather while listening to some great live music. nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Holland House Bar & Refuge
Another fantastic restaurant participating in Nashville Restaurant Week would be Holland House Bar & Refuge. They are offering a sweet special that includes 2 courses for $20.16, or 3 courses for $30.16. One of the courses we have our eyes on would be the Bolognese that includes Beef, Carmen Pepper, Pickled Shiitake, and Ricotta Salata. Go check them out!
See the Nashville Restaurant Week deal.
The Local Music Experience ft. Chapels, West AM, Omega Swan, Down Boy, and more @ Exit/In, The High Watt, and The End – August 24-29
One Cent Stampe Album Release Party w/ The Common Tiger, Dream the Electric Sleep @ The Basement – August 26
Ben Rector @ Ascend Amphitheater – August 27
Dead Deads ‘For Your Obilteration’ Release w/ Lzzy Hale Joe Hottinger @ The Basement – August 27
Jeffrey Steele @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 27
Future Thieves @ 3rd and Lindsley – August 28
Hadley Kennary, Jordan DePaul, Emma Hern, and Bre Kennedy @ The Basement – August 28
10th Annual ACM Honors ft. Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, and more @ Ryman Auditorium – August 30
There’s your list for this weekend and see below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Labor Day Weekend @ Throughout Music City – September 1-5
Southern Living’s 50th Celebration #NashvilleNow @ Throughout Music City – September 2-5
National Beard & Mustache Championships @ Ryman Auditorium – September 3
Music City Balloon Festival @ Percy Warner Park – September 4
And so much more.
Until next time!