224. Twenty-Two Things To Do In Music City This Week (December 14-21)


Time for us to help plan your week! Check out the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts below, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.   

EVENTS

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
100 choristers, 30 musicians, and 4 soloists will perform Handel’s Messiah, December 15-18, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. nashvillesymphony.org

MISTLETOE MADNESS
War Memorial Auditorium is hosting Rodney Atkins, Jerrod Niemann, and more during Mistletoe Madness on December 16. wmarocks.com

KELLY CLARKSON
Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle on Broadway is happening, December 16, at Bridgestone Arena and will feature guests appearances from Reba, Ronnie Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, Charles Esten, and more. bridgestonearena.com

MORE CONCERTS THIS SEASON
Music City will be hosting holiday concerts all season long. To stay up-to-date head to: visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony.

BARELY A 4K: TOY DRIVE EDITION
Yazoo Brewery is presenting Barely a 4K: Toy Drive Edition on December 18. Free beer will be handed out to participates (over the age of 21) during the event and each runner is encouraged to bring $25-35 worth of unwrapped toys for the 61st Ave United Methodist Church Last Minute Toy Store. yazoobrew.com

WINTER WONDERS WEEKENDS
Each weekend from now to December 31st, the Adventure Science Center will host special holiday programs with a hint of science during Winter Wonders Weekends. There will be activities each day from December 19th to the 23rd and from December 26th to the 30th. adventuresci.org

HOLIDAY TOURS AT ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE
From now to December 16th, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President will host special holiday tours giving guests a more personal look into the 7th president’s home. Find more information.

NASHVILLE’S NUTCRACKER
The Nashville Ballet’s production of Nashville’s Nutcracker will take place, December 3-23, at TPAC. nashvilleballet.com

NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS STORY
Nashville Repertory Theatre’s production of A Christmas Story will last until December 21st. nashvillerep.org

MOTEL NOEL
Motel Noel is a production by Writer’s Stage occurring at 4th Story Theater until December 17th. The show will benefit Room in the Inn, an organization to serve Nashville’s homeless community. writersstage.com

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Gaylord Opryland’s annual holiday celebration, A Country Christmas, continues until January 1st, 2017. This year, guests may experience Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing, and so much more! visitmusiccity.com/acountrychristmas

CHEEKWOOD HOLIDAY LIGHTS
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Arts’ Holiday LIGHTS will last until January 1st, 2017. This year, guests may enjoy cookie decorating, gingerbread workshops, art activities, and live reindeer each day. Of course, there will also be a million lights strung throughout the grounds to marvel in. cheekwood.org

DECK THE HALL
You can celebrate the season with holiday-themed programs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during Deck the Hall happening until December 23rd. countrymusichalloffame.org

STUDIO TENN’S CHRISTMAS
Studio Tenn puts a special spin on seasonal tunes during their Christmas show happening December 8-18 (on select dates) at The Factory at Franklin. studiotenn.com

HOLIDAY HARMONY
Every year, bounteous holiday events set throughout Music City offer joyful celebrations and beautiful decorations for people of all ages. To see what’s going on follow: visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony.

SCIENCE OF BEER
The Adventure Science Center will have over 70 craft beers to try and beer-science demonstrations during the Science of Beer on December 15. adventuresci.org

A DRAG QUEEN CHRISTMAS
On December 17, TPAC will host the holiday spectacular A Drag Queen Christmas. tpac.org

NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET
The Nashville Flea Market will be December 16-18 at The Fairgrounds Nashville. This month’s theme is Down to the Wire. thefairgrounds.com

LAVELL CRAWFORD
Lavell Crawford will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club December 18-20. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE’S CINDERELLA
The Nashville Children’s Theatre’s next production will be Cinderella lasting from December 15th to the 22nd. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

BATTLE ON BROADWAY: UT VS. GONZAGA
Bridgestone Arena will host the men’s basketball teams of the University of Tennessee and University of Gonzaga for a special game on December 18. bridgestonearena.com

HOCKEY & HEELS
You can get an inside look into the Nashville Predators organization, learn about the sport of hockey, and more during Hockey & Heels presented by Hermitage Lighting Gallery on December 20. nhl.com

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

Loveless Cafe
For over 60 years, they’ve been getting up at the crack of dawn to make classic Southern food entirely from scratch. Everyday, their cooks arrive at 3am preparing delicious meals to serve their guests. And you can tell! It could only take time and passion to create food this good. They have fried chicken, homemade meat loaf, catfish, and a slew of amazing sides to choose from. Each meal comes with their legendary homemade biscuits.  lovelesscafe.com

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Amy Grant & Vince Gill @ Ryman Auditorium – November 30-December 22 (select dates)
Hanel’s Messiah with the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 15-18
Kelly Clarkson @ Brigestone Arena – December 16
Rufus & Martha Wainwright’s Christmas Show @ Ryman Auitorium – December 18-19

THE NEXT FEW WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show @ Schmerhorn Symphony Center – December 23
Belmont’s Annual Christmas Eve Carillion Concert @ Belmont University – College of Visual and Performing Arts – December 24
Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee @ Ryman Auditorium – December 28
Ralphie May @ Zanies Comedy Night Club – December 22-23

And so much more.

224. Twenty-Two Things To Do In Music City This Week (December 14-21)

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