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🏗️ Crane your neck for this one
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The project features several Nashville-based companies including; architect, EOA Architects; contractor, RG Anderson; civil engineer, Benesh; and more. | Rendering via Inspiritus
The corner of North Nashville’s Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Garfield Street will get an upgrade to the tune of $27 million when Nashville nonprofit Inspiritus unveils its Live-Thrive-Give affordable housing campus.

What to expect

The five-story community, which also houses Inspiritus’ offices, will include 80 studio and one-bedroom apartments for seniors and individuals with disabilities earning less than 60% of the city’s median income$41,940 for a single person.

The 9,500-sqft ground floor will be used to expand the nonprofit’s social services by way of a client-choice free grocery store, community kitchen, community meeting and educational spaces, a therapeutic art studio, and collaborative spaces for local non-profit partnerships.

Timeline + get involved

Inspiritus bought the property, formerly St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, for $500,000 in 2022 — $3 million below market value. The project is in its final phase of the design stage, with construction expected to begin in spring 2024 and last 18 months.

Here’s where you come in. The Nashville Comprehensive Funding Campaign is still in full swing. Scroll through the project’s digital flipbook to learn more about how each component of the development will contribute to Nashvillians in need + how to donate.

 
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Events
 
Friday, Oct. 20
  • Trisha Yearwood with the Nashville Symphony | Friday, Oct. 20-Saturday, Oct. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Pl. | $61+ | Trisha Yearwood joins the Nashville Symphony for a career-spanning set that includes her country hits and Frank Sinatra cover songs.
Saturday, Oct. 21
  • International Archaeology Day | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave. | Cost of admission | A morning full of family-friendly STEAM activities that highlight archaeological work and artifacts.
  • The Band Camino | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 4th Ave. N. | $42+ | The band brings their “Screaming in the Dark” tour to Nashville with special guests Bad Suns and The Wldlfe.
Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Fall Fest | Sunday, Oct. 22 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Southern Grist Brewing Co., 5012 Centennial Blvd. | Cost of purchase | This family-friendly event boasts face painting, a photo booth, a local fall market, and an outdoor beer garden.
Monday, Oct. 23
  • Haunting at the Hamptons | Monday, Oct. 23 | 7 p.m. | The Hampton Social, 201 1st Ave. S. | $24 | Next up on the movie night series is a showing of “Jennifer’s Body.”
  • Kesha | Monday, Oct. 23-Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium, 116 Rep. John Lewis Way N. | $56+ | Kesha is joined by special guest Jake Wesley Rogers on her “The Only Love” tour.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Calligraphy Class | Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | New Heights Brewing, 928 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | $75 | The class includes instruction and demonstration, a beginner’s calligraphy kit, and materials to write on.
  • Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks | Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 8:15 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway | $52+ | Watch the team take the ice on Daddy Daughter Night — special ticket packages include a Preds scrunchie and $10 Gnash Cash.
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Sports
 
Now open: Secure your (ticket) spot on the Titans New Stadium waitlist
Titans fans cheer in the seats.
Approximately ~1.75 million sqft and built with high-tech, sustainable materials, the stadium is designed to minimize waste and preserve energy + water. | Photo by Joe Howell via The Tennessee Titans
Calling all Titans fans — You can now reserve your spot in line to purchase tickets with a (refundable) deposit for either a Luxury Suite, Premier Seats, or Reserved PSLs for the new stadium.

Plus, score access to exclusive perks including:
  • Nissan Stadium pre-sales
  • Exclusive events
  • Titans Pro Shop discounts
Bonus: For every deposit received, a book will be donated to a MNPS student through the 2nd and 7 Foundation.
 
News Notes
 
Traffic
  • No roadblocks here. TDOT announced the full reopening of downtown’s Broadway Bridge two weeks ahead of schedule. Drivers can now travel across all lanes of traffic. (WZTV)
Open
  • Boogie on down to Broadway. Hank Williams Jr. Boogie Bar opened yesterday in between AJ’s Good Time Bar and Ernest Tubb Record Shop. The space at 419 Broadway was previously home to Nashville Crossroads. The bar is open daily from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. Explore the menu.
Drink
  • Nashville Barrel Company opened a downtown tasting room in the historic Cohen Building — 425 Church St. The business “acquires, ages, blends, and releases hundreds of barrels of bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, rum, and agave spirits.” Explore tasting tour packages. (Nashville Post)
Concert
  • Bad Bunny will bring his “Most Wanted” tour to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, May 11. The announcement follows the release of his new album, “nadie sabe lo que va a pasar mañana,” last week. Register for ticket sales before Sunday, Oct. 22.
Edu
  • MNPS broke ground on Lakeview Elementary’s new building in South Nashville yesterday. Lakeview is one of three schools chosen for a $112 million project focused on elementary school upgrades. The building will be built on the existing campus and take multiple years to complete. (WTVF)
Film
  • The Nashville Jewish Film Festival kicked off this week and lasts through Thursday, Nov. 2. Watch screenings like “Sabotage,” “Stay With Us,” “Matchmaking,” and more by purchasing in-person or at-home passes. Review the full schedule.
Shop
  • The cult-favorite brand of guys (and girlfriends everywhere) just released a new taming tool: The Lawn Mower® 5.0 Ultra. MANSCAPED®'s fifth generation groin and body hair trimmer features interchangeable dual SkinSafe® blades so you can trim first, then go completely smooth. Get 20% off + free shipping.*
Drink
  • Love whiskey? Join Vinovest’s exclusive whiskey investing community and own your own casks hassle-free. Sell casks for a profit, or opt to bottle them to drink.*
Shop
  • Our online shop (Six & Main) now features Brittle Brothers, a Nashville-based peanut brittle company. It all started when John F. Spalding dusted off his grandma’s 1880’s peanut brittle recipe and went to work. Treat yourself to flavors such as cashew, pecan, bacon, and more. Shop now.
 
 
Cause
 
❤️ Show Nashville some love
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If you’re ready to paint a more beautiful Nashville, consider volunteering your time. | Photo via Hands On Nashville
Are you up for a challenge, Music City? Nashville Volunteer Week begins Saturday, Oct. 21, tasking Nashvillians to volunteer once between now and the end of the year.

The week-long initiative by Hands On Nashville connects participants with service opportunities via more than 160 nonprofits, schools, and civic organizations. Volunteers who sign up for a project before Sunday, Dec. 31 will be entered to win a series of prizes.

Interested in taking part? Attend the launch party on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Shelby Park (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) to meet local nonprofits + enjoy food trucks and music from 92Q’s DJ.

Bonus: Put your best foot forward and learn more places you can volunteer your time using the button below.
 
Shoutout
 
Happy birthday, NASHtoday member Cody Cabaniss. We hope your special day (October 22) is filled with your favorite things in Nashville! — NASHtoday team
 
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The Wrap
 
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The Orionids meteor shower is predicted to peak during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22. The best times to view the shower will be between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. Pro tip: Try watching the shower in a spot with minimal light pollution for the best views.
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