High Rises & Honky Tonks ~ is a celebration of Downtown Nashville. This event serves as a fundraiser in support of The DISTRICT’S mission and is an incredible opportunity to showcase some of the unique venues that are part of downtown Nashville. Contributions for The DISTRICT help fund community projects such as Holiday Decorations and improvement projects, including The Ryman Alley. The event features destinations where guests meet, mingle, have fun and support a great cause.
This year, The DISTRICT will be celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary of the Progressive Party!
Each venue will include food, beverages and entertainment for Progressive Party attendees. The Last stop will feature a silent auction with a varied selection of noteworthy items will be available for bid. If you love Downtown Nashville and would like to support an organization with the purpose of fostering the rich heritage of Downtown and its ever-changing development, then join us on September 28th, 2016!
Ron Gobbell is a talented and respected architect who gives back to the City!
Ron has served for many years on The DISTRICT board. He is a past Chair of The DISTRICT and hosts the monthly Executive Committee meetings. He is a past Chair of the Central Business Improvement District and current Chair of the Nashville Downtown Partnership. Ron served on the Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission for 25 years. His long term leadership of the 5th Avenue of the Arts
Committee helped to create the vibrant community and street improvements enjoyed on 5th Avenue North today. As founding partner of the local architectural ﬁrm, Gobbell Hays Partners (GHP), Ron is most noted for his vision and design for historic properties. An early advocate of downtown living, he was the first architect to adapt a Second Avenue warehouse to residential use. Everywhere you look you can see Ron’s influence. The Hermitage Hotel, Union Station Hotel, Cathedral of the Incarnation, The Quarters, Church Street Lofts, Art Avenue Lofts, Kress, Bennie Dillon and Werthan Lofts are all examples of high-profile local landmarks whose rehab was Ron’s work. He also rehabbed the National Register-listed buildings in which he lives and works. Ron embodies the mission of The DISTRICT as evidenced by this quote from 2009: “Cities have built entire tourist industries around historic structures,” said Gobbell, pointing to Nashville’s Second Avenue and Broadway districts. “Historic structures do a much better job to create a fabric of the city than a lot of our modern structures do. If they don’t function, it winds up being a surface parking lot. You lose the history, you lose the character, but you also lose the overall fabric of the city.”
Anderson Design Studio – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
The Valentine on Broadway 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Wildhorse Saloon 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Libations, food, and music included in ticket price.
The DISTRICT’s 30th Annual Progressive Party in Downtown Nashville; Begins at The Anderson Design Studio at 217 Second Avenue, North, then we party on down to The Valentine, Located at 312 Broadway. We Have all FOUR Floors Reserved including the A Private Rooftop! Then our Last stop is The Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Avenue, North, where Mayor Megan Barry will present our very own, Ron Gobbell of Gobbell Hays Partners, with the Spirit of The DISTRICT Award.
Silent Auction will include trips, tickets to Sporting Events and Concerts, Restaurant Gift Cards, autographed guitars, art, and other awesome items.
Free Parking provided by SP+ Parking at Commerce Garage A located at 310 Commerce Street (near Demos’ Restaurant). Parking Voucher will be provided at Registration