Stanley Cup Finals Game 5. Predators fans can watch Game 5 on Thursday night from inside Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the tiebreaking game, which is being played in Pittsburgh, are $15 each with proceeds going to the Nashville Predators Foundation. Doors open at 4 p.m. (7 p.m. game time) for general admission seating. Tickets: In addition, the city will host an outdoor party on Broadway between Fourth Avenue and Seventh Avenue featuring two giant screens, one at Fourth Avenue and one between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. The site opens at 5 p.m. The event site has been adjusted to accommodate CMA Music Festival attendees and the shuttles that they ride.


Street Food Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. This event takes place every Thursday. Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for the event.


CMA Music Festival

Thousands of country music fan from all over the world move in to Nashville for four days to experience hundreds of live concerts, meet and greets, autograph signings and celebrity sporting events. Nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium feature the big-name artists, daily concerts at Riverfront Park star well-known and up-and-coming artists, and Fan Fair X at Music City Center offers autograph signings and photos of the artists, shopping, live music and more. Information:


Celebrity Softball Game

A 27-year tradition in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival, City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game regularly features some of country music’s biggest and hottest stars. This year, Kellie Pickler, Bobby Bones, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan, The Swon Brothers, Jessie James Decker joined by her husband and NFL player Eric Decker, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Todd, Savannah and Chase Chrisley of USA’s “Chrisley Knows Best” and many more will take to the field in support of City of Hope’s lifesaving mission. Reba McEntire will sing the National Anthem. For the first time this year, City of Hope will involve legendary artists as play-by-play announcers. The first round of artists to participate include Brenda Lee, Lee Greenwood, Jeannie Seely and Tim Rushlow. First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson St. Fee: $35


Stanley Cup Finals Game 6

The city will spread the Preds party over three areas downtown: Broadway, Walk of Fame Park and Ascend Amphitheater. Three giant screens will be placed on Broadway, which will be closed from Fourth Avenue to Seventh Avenue. Ascend Amphitheater and Walk of Fame Park will also have large screens. The Broadway site will open at 4 p.m. Once CMA Music Festival activities conclude at Walk of Fame Park, the venue will be available for the Preds party. The Predators will activate Bridgestone Plaza with 300 wristbands available to fans. During the parties, Predators mascot GNASH and the Predators Energy Team are scheduled to make appearances. Food trucks will be on site, and sodas and beer will be on sale. Bottled water and hot dogs will be on sale at low family-friendly prices.  Attendees are invited to bring blankets, collapsible chairs and small bags (no bigger than 12”x12”). Coolers, backpacks and large bags will not be permitted. Information:

Civil War Round Table

Guest speaker will be Virginia historian Art Wingo, who will speak on Richmond’s Chimboraza hospital and the Tennesseans who were treated there. The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge, and meets each month at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. Information:


Wilson County Democratic Party

Phillip Warren, the Administrator of Elections will be guest speaker for the Wilson County Democratic Party meeting. Wilson County Fairgrounds, School Exhibit Building, 945 E. Baddour Parkway. 6:30-8 p.m. Information:


Gallatin Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon

The monthly membership luncheon features speakers of interest to local businesses and is held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Guest speaker for June is Lonnie Puterbaugh, and he will discuss August Solar Eclipse. Fairvue Plantation, 981 Plantation Blvd. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Chamber Members: $18 for reservations made by noon on the previous Friday; $20 with reservations after the deadline; $25 at the door. The cost for non-members is $25. Reservations are required. Information: 452-4000.

Wilson County Democratic Party

Phillip Warren, the Administrator of Elections will be guest speaker for the Wilson County Democratic Party meeting. Wilson County Fairgrounds, School Exhibit Building, 945 E. Baddour Parkway. 6:30-8 p.m. Information:


Williamson 101

Are you a new Williamson, Inc. Business Partner or considering becoming one? Do you have a new employee that wants to get involved? Want to learn how to make a difference with your Williamson, Inc. partnership? Attend the next Williamson 101 to learn how to maximize your partnership. Discover the many ways to get involved. We’ll show you how at this fun, educational meeting where you will learn about Williamson, Inc. and meet other new and existing partners. Light refreshments served. Williamson, Inc. Office, 5005 Meridian Blvd., Suite 150. 3:30-5 p.m. Reservation required. Information:

Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Lunch and casual networking each Tuesday at various restaurants in the area. All attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Crescent City, 102 N. Water Ave, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 452-4000

Cheatham County Democratic Party

All Cheatham County Democrats are invited to attend and participate in this meeting with the Executive Committee. Pinnacle Bank – Denney Room (2nd floor), 524 South Main Street, Ashland City. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Information: Michael Lottman, 714-2702


Chamber Member Orientation

An opportunity to learn how businesses play a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Lunch provided. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. 11:30 a.m. registration, 11:50 a.m. program. Fee: complimentary to new Chamber members. Deadline to register, June 9. Information:

An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies

Seattle Theatre Group presents astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and popularizer of science Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and his new lecture, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies,” at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall. 8 p.m. 505 Deadrick St. Information and tickets:

Williamson, Inc. Young Professionals

Topic: Living and Leading with Intention. Guest speaker: Amanda Blanck, Managing Partner, Deviate. The difference between activity and productivity is intention. We’ll show you how to use your guiding compass, your values, as a North Star to intentionally grow yourself and your community to enjoy success and fulfillment at a whole new level. Columbia State Community College, Williamson County Campus. 1228 Liberty Pike. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information:


Gallatin 3rd Thursday on Main

Free concerts will be held on the third Thursday of each month from June through September. 6:30-9 p.m. Downtown merchants, restaurants and bars will be open late and will be selling merchandise, food, and beverages, so bring your lawn chairs, and plan to spend the evening on the downtown Gallatin Square. June concert will feature The Parks. Information: Donna Belote, 452-5692.

Music on Main

Featuring Hoffman. Goodlettsville City Hall Lawn, 105 S. Main Street. 6:30-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Information:

Springfield Art Walk

Historic downtown, merchants open late, art vendors, food trucks, live entertainment. Music by Red Light ll 5-8 p.m.