TPAC 2014-15 BROADWAY SEASON
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center has announced their 2014-15 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series along with some special engagements. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pippin, Newsies, ONCE, Evita, Chicago, The Book of Mormon, and Blue Man Group are just some of the productions at TPAC this season. Read the press release.
LIVE ON THE GREEN 2014
Live on the Green Music Festival will kick off the 2014 season at Public Square Park with three consecutive Thursdays - August 14, 21, and 28 - leading up to the weekend finale September 4-6. Read the press release.
NASHVILLE DANCIN' 2014 LINEUP
The lineup for Nashville Dancin' has been announced. Houndmouth, Xavier Rudd, Will Hoge, The Apache Relay, Dumpstaphunk, and Hayes Carll are performing, among many others, at the free concert series at Riverfront Park on Thursdays, June 12-July 31. nashvilledancin.com
JOHN SEIGENTHALER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
The Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge has been renamed the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in honor of the Nashville humanitarian, publisher, and founder of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
312 Pizza Company is now open at 371 Monroe Street in Germantown. Serving Chicago deep dish pizza, they are open for dinner this week and will extend to lunch and carry out next week. 312pizzaco.com
What was Whitfield's is now Noelle. Serving contemporary American seasonally-driven food, Noelle opens for business this evening at 5pm. facebook.com/NoelleRestaurant
Union Common, opening this summer at the corner of Broadway and Division, will offer shared plates and an extensive wine and whiskey list. Read the press release.
"Top Chef" alum Richard Blais is opening FLIP Burger in Nashville later this year. Located at the corner of Charlotte and 42nd Avenue, this will be the 5th FLIP location but first in Tennessee. Read more from the Nashville Business Journal.
THE BIG PAYBACK
The Big Payback is a community-wide online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on May 6, 2014. Beginning 6am on Tuesday, May 6, through 6am on Wednesday, May 7, people are encouraged to donate to participating nonprofits in the Middle Tennessee area. On this day, donations may be amplified by incentives, bonuses, and additional prizes. thebigpayback.org
NASHVILLE ON TV
"NASHVILLE" ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON ABC
Tune in this Wednesday night at 10/9c on ABC to enjoy the sights and sounds of the real Nashville. The show does great things for the local community as well as drawing visitors into the city - so we want to bring it back for a 3rd season. Please watch the show with us and drive up the ratings! We'll be live tweeting during the show. Follow @visitmusiccity and join the conversation! Learn more about the show and its connection to the real Music City at visitmusiccity.com/nashvilleabc.
SHARE YOUR #MUSICCITYMUSE
The new hashtag #MusicCityMuse is used to share inspirations found in Music City. Follow @visitmusiccity on Instagram to see some of our #MusicCityMuse posts and follow the hashtag to see others'. Post a picture of video of your own to Instagram using the #MusicCityMuse hashtag and please encourage others to do so as well. A grand prize winner will receive a weekend in Nashville. See visitmusiccity.com/musiccitymuse for details.
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
The new Nashville documentary, For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, is now available for viewing on visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville! This documentary tells the story behind the music of Music City through the eyes of the musicians, songwriters, producers, and artists who live and breathe its inspiration. Please share this exciting news with friends, family, customers, and visitors. For more information and to watch the the documentary, go to visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville.
GET THE FREE "FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC" iPHONE APP!
A free iPhone app has been created to sync with the film while you're watching. Get untold stories while you watch the documentary. Then walk the streets of Nashville as it shares with you the hippest spots n your vicinity! Get the app: visitmusiccity.com/storyofnashville/#/the-app
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Nashville has been selected as a potential city to receive Google Fiber. To learn more about Google Fiber and what it offers, visit http://fiber.google.com. The ultra high-speed internet and TV service would greatly benefit Nashville's residents, schools, tourism, and industry. Show your support for Google Fiber and write your councilperson, expressing your interest and concern in acquiring this service. Find your councilperson. Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to actively support this venture as well.
CONCERT CRUISE-IN AT FONTANEL
Concert Cruise-In at Fontanel kicks off this Thursday, May 1. Free live music, great food and drink, prizes, and more highlight this series every Thursday night, 6-9pm, through September 25. fontanelmansion.com/cruisein
CRYSTAL GAYLE: WHEN I DREAM
Crystal Gayle: When I Dream opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this Friday, May 2, and runs through November 3. The spotlight exhibit features fashion, awards, letters, family photos, and more. Read the press release.
THE BEN FOLDS PROJECT
The world premiere of The Ben Folds Project is this weekend, May 2-4, at TPAC. Ben Folds will perform his original piano concerto with the Nashville Symphony as the Nashville Ballet dances the choreography. Read the press release.
TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR
The 43rd Annual Tennessee Craft Fair is this weekend, May 2-4, at Centennial Park. Visitors can browse fine crafts from 120 artists throughout the weekend. tennesseecrafts.org/43rd-annual-tennessee-craft-fair
NATIONAL POSTER RETROSPECTICUS
The National Poster Retrospecticus stops in Nashville this Saturday, May 3, at Hatch Show Print. Hundreds of posters from more than 90 of the most prominent poster designers in the country will display. The event is free and open to the public. hatchshowprint.com
FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
Galleries throughout town will debut new shows and keep their doors open late this Saturday, May 3, for the First Saturday Art Crawl. nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl
Musicians Corner, the free Saturday afternoon concert series, kicks off this Saturday, May 3, at Centennial Park with performances from Jars of Clay, Holly Williams, and more. The series runs every Saturday through June 28. musicianscornernashville.com
SPRING IN MUSIC CITY
It is officially Spring and Nashville is celebrating with a ton of events from live music and art shows to standup comedy and outdoor fun. Visit visitmusiccity.com/nashvillespring for a great compilation of Spring happenings that will be continuously updated throughout the season.
MUSIC CITY PLAYLIST
SPRING BREAK PLAYLIST
Here in Music City we like to play, whether it's playing music or just getting out and playing around town. So, we've merged the two into a brand new Spring Break Playlist of Nashville artists to listen to while putting together a play list of what to do on a visit to Music City. Please share with guests, co-workers, friends, and family. visitmusiccity.com/visitors/playlist
CONVENTIONS & MEETINGS
IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEK
These organizations are having conventions and meetings in Nashville this week:
AstraZeneca @ Gaylord Opryland 4/26-5/2
Biscuit & Cracker Mfrs Assn @ Loews Vanderbilt 4/27-30
QCS Purchasing @ Omni Nashville 4/27-30
Soc for Human Resource Management @ Gaylord Opryland 4/27-30
Natl Kitchen & Bath Assn @ Gaylord Opryland 4/29-5/5
Eden Alternative @ Sheraton Downtown 4/29-5/2
Navy Nurse Corps Assn @ Millennium Maxwell House 4/29-5/3
Natl Assn of Professional Geriatric Care Managers @ Sheraton Music City 4/30-5/3
Building Owners & Managers Assn Intl @ Omni Nashville 5/1-2
Virginia Family Dentistry @ Omni Nashville 5/2
Soc of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates @ Music City Center 5/2-7
Traning Within Industry @ Hilton Downtown 5/3-10
DAIKIN North Amer LLC @ Gaylord Opryland 5/5-8
U.S. Bank National Association @ Gaylord Opryland 5/5-10
TN Dental Assn @ Renaissance Nashville 5/5-7
NEC Corporation of Amer @ Gaylord Opryland 5/5-9
View the 1-month convention calendar.
TIP OF THE WEEK
365 MEALS IN MUSIC CITY
Nashville is definitely known for its music, hence the name Music City. But we're increasingly becoming known for our food. 365 Meals in Music City is a blog offering details on 1 Music City meal each day of the year. It's a great way to hear about new food and new restaurants that visitors may want to try out. Please check out 365nashville.com and share with guests!
BE A HITMAKER
MUSIC CITY HITMAKERS
The Music City Hitmakers program recognizes Nashville's front line. Visitors are encouraged to nominate the individual that made their stay unforgettable. Details and nomination form can be found at visitmusiccity.com/hitmakers.
GET THE FREE LIVE MUSIC APP
AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE AND ANDROID
Arm yourself with Nashville's live music scene in the convenience of your smartphone with Nashville's free Live Music Guide app. It gives you access to all the live music in town with concert and club listings, maps, and directions. Download the app today and encourage guests to do so as well to have instant access to Nashville's live music scene. Get the details.
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