Nashville is used to being a music industry leader, but when it comes to reinvigorating a live music scene hit hard by the pandemic, there’s no strategic plan in place. That’s forcing venues and musicians to make tough decisions.
On Friday and Saturday nights, thousands of people packed the sidewalks waiting to get into honky tonks, where strict capacity limits are in place because of COVID-19. So on Sunday, the city closed the street to give them space for queuing up.
The Metro Nashville Police Department issued its first citation for a mask violation on Lower Broadway on Wednesday night. They cited and arrested a 61-year-old Black homeless man, promoting immediate criticism. The charge was later dropped.
In a photo posted to Twitter this weekend, a giant electronic sign on Lower Broadway urges passers-by: “Don’t share our air” in bright orange letters. Right beside it, a maskless group poses for selfies.
Some familiar parts of Lower Broadway’s landscape will disappear temporarily beginning today. Mayor John Cooper’s office announced revisions to a public health order that suspend operations for “pedicabs, pedal carriages and limousines.” That includes about 20 pedal taverns and party bikes. Other “transpotainment” vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds, like party buses, are unaffected because […]
Fourteen food establishments in Nashville have been cited for violating orders related to reopening during the coronavirus pandemic, including four in downtown’s tourist district.
On Monday, something happened at Robert’s Western World on lower Broadway that hadn’t been possible for more than two months. Two musicians walked onto a stage, guitars in hand, to play before a live audience.
As businesses prepare to reopen, Nashville officials are considering what that would look like for the bars in the Lower Broadway tourism district.
Listen / The NFL Draft is promising to be the largest sporting event ever held in Tennessee, with more than 100,000 people expected each day over its 3-day run April 25-27. Now some sense of the scale is becoming evident in downtown Nashville.
The city of Nashville is anticipating over 100,000 people for the 2019 NFL Draft next week, making it one of the biggest multi-day sport events in Nashville’s history. The Draft, which is being hosted by the Tennessee Titans and Nashville for the first time, is expected to draw visitors from around the country. City and […]