Plus, Freddie O'Connell's mayoral transition team.
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Nashville is bus-ting a move this week
A train chugging along the tracks at night time in the city.
This week is Transportation Demand Management Week.|Photo via @wcr_photography
Listen, we know that Nashville isn’t the most public transit-friendly city in the world — but that doesn’t mean that it’s not working to improve.

This week, the city will celebrate Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Week, where locals, organizations, and businesses can learn more about embracing alternative travel options (think: walking, biking, taking buses, and even carpooling).

What is TDM Week?

Transportation Demand Management Week was created by the Association for Commuter Transportation to spur awareness for the importance of safe, reliable alternative modes of transportation among elected officials, transportation departments, and transit + planning agencies.

The goal here in Nashville? Utilizing alternative transportation options to reduce traffic congestion (we’re here for this one), improve air quality, and enhance residents’ overall quality of life.

How to participate

First and foremost: If you’re up for it, take the pledge to go car-free this week for the chance to win an e-bike, transit passes, or movie passes. Register here + track a trip through the app to be entered to win. Check out our tips for going gasless.

You can also attend one of these free events (just make sure to pre-register):
  • WeGo Travel Training Lunch & Learn | Monday, Sept. 18 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. | Enjoy free lunch and learn how to take public transit on WeGo buses and the WeGo Star train.
  • Bike Safety Lunch & Learn | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Baker Building, 110 21st Ave. S. | Join the Nashville Connector and Vanderbilt University for this bike safety class with a free lunch — stick around for a short bike ride.
  • TDM Summit | Friday, Sept. 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way | Learn about transportation demand management and how else you can get involved.
Which alternative form of transportation would you like to see improve in Nashville?

A. Bikeability: Bike lanes, bicycle access, etc.
B. Walkability: Sidewalks, pedestrian safety, etc.
C. Public transit: Buses and trains
D. Meh, I’m good with my car
Monday, Sept. 18
  • Black Stallion Estate Wine Pairing Dinner | Monday, Sept. 18 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Char Nashville, 3988 Hillsboro Pk. | $150 | This four-course dinner will feature pairings from California’s Black Stallion Estate.
  • Boys Like Girls | Monday, Sept. 18 | 7 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $61.85+ | “The Great Escape” and “Love Drunk” group will be joined by State Champs, Four Year Strong, and LØLØ.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Goat Cuddling | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 4-7 p.m. | East Nashville Beer Works, 320 E. Trinity Ln. | Free | The goats are baaaack at the brewery for an evening of cuddles.
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | Tuesday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 24 | Times vary| First Horizon Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way | $13+ | Cheer on the Sounds at the team’s final homestand of the season.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Multi-Brand Designer Warehouse Sale | Wednesday, Sept. 20-Friday, Sept. 22 | Times vary | Courtyard by Marriott Green Hills, 3800 Bedford Ave. | Free+ | Shop 2,500+ items ranging from apparel and shoes to handbags and accessories — Wednesday’s event requires a $15 VIP ticket for entry.
Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Summer Shakespeare | Thursday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 24 | 5:30 p.m. | The Yard at ONEC1TY, 8 City Blvd. | Free | “Much Ado About Nothing” will feature a pre-show lecture and concert series — this show has a $10 suggested donation.
  • Ashley Kimbrough | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1012 Buchanan St. | $20+ | Enjoy an evening of live music in the Jazz Cave — plus, there’s an option to add on a charcuterie box.
Friday, Sept. 29
  • Music City Harvest Party | Friday, Sept. 29 | 6-11 p.m. | Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Dr., Brentwood | $125-$350 | Experience wine tastings, delicious food, bourbon + whiskey tastings, live music and telescope star gazing with an astrophysicist.*
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News Notes
  • Mayor-elect Freddie O’Connell announced his initial transition team. The team will be chaired by Dr. Alex Jahangir, orthopedic surgeon and VP of business development at VUMC; Christy Pruitt-Haynes, business consultant and HR professional; and David Esquivel, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. (Nashville Business Journal)
  • The Tennessee Titans defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24 in overtime on Sunday, courtesy of a 41-yard field goal by Nick Folk. Other notable highlights include Derrick Henry scoring the team’s 1,000 touchdown + marking the 500th game as the Titans.
  • A proposed Midtown mixed-use development will go before the planning commission on Thursday, Oct. 26. Chicago-based Albion Residential is seeking final site plan approval on the development that will feature two high-rises with residential units and retail + restaurant space on the ground floors — one of the buildings is even set to feature a recording studio. (Nashville Post)
  • The owners of local cannabis restaurant and bar concept Buds and Brews recently purchased the former 3 Crow Bar location in Five Points. While plans are currently TBA, the ownership group said that they plan to announce the concept in the “near future.” (Nashville Post)
  • At a recent board of trustees meeting, Tennessee State University officials discussed plans for a new hockey arena, soccer complex, and rowing facility, in addition to the potential of TSU’s land being used for a MLB baseball stadium. The plans are all part of TSU’s masterplan, which is scheduled to be completed in January 2024. (WTVF)
  • Garth Brooks, Lorrie Morgan, Ashley McBryde, and Jesse Keith Whitley, among others will remember Keith Whitley with “I Wonder Do You Think of Me” at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Oct. 14. Get tickets.
  • The Nashville Humane Association is the first shelter in the Southeast region to earn KultureCity Certification, a credential that makes visits possible for those with sensory needs. Nonprofit organization KultureCity helps train staff via an online webinar to make sensory inclusive modifications. (WTVF)
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Serving up some service industry appreciation
A two-story building with greenery around the top floor balcony and a sign that says "Assembly Food Hall." Many people are sitting inside or walking around the building.
Assembly Food Hall will celebrate service industry workers this Wednesday.|Photo via NASHtoday
Service industry workers do a lot for us Nashvillians — from taking our half-asleep coffee orders at Frothy Monkey, to making sure our hot chicken reaches the perfect point on the Scoville spice scale.

This Wednesday, Sept. 20, Assembly Food Hall is thanking them for their often thankless work with a Service Industry Appreciation Day. Check out how else Music City says thanks, this week and year-round:
  • Assembly Food Hall | This Wednesday, service industry employees can get a $5 hall pass with proof of employment.
  • New Heights Brewing | This local brewery celebrates service industry workers year-round — stop by every Monday for a $4 beer.
  • Bowie’s Nashville | Every Tuesday night, those in the service industry can grab $5 house margaritas, three tacos for $5, and select $7 shots.
  • 5 Points Diner | Stop by on Industry Night Mondays for $5 appetizers + $5 Stella Artois on draft.
Looking for a way you can say thanks? A nice tip + a “thank you” never hurts.
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