The DISTRICT’s Merchants Advisory Group is a collaboration of the businesses located within the Downtown DISTRICT. The Merchants group was established to ensure that business interests in the area have the ability to communicate effectively together and to discuss issues pertinent to the District. The DISTRICT’s Merchants meet on the last Thursday of every month, and share the responsibility of hosting each meeting. Government agencies, Civic Leaders, Special Event Organizers, Marketing Groups and many others visit the Merchants Advisory Group to promote opportunities, and to keep in touch with city interests.


  • The Progressive Party

    The Progressive Party ~ High Rises & Honky Tonks ~ is an annual celebration of Downtown Nashville. In 2018  we will Celebrate 32 years as the DISTRICT!  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.  SAVE THE DATE – SEPT. 26, 2018! Our 3-locations
  •  1st stop—HQ Beercade  2nd stop—Ole Red and the  Final stop—Nashville Underground!
  • The DISTRICT is an important part of our city, in or near, where you earn your living and live your life. You’re fundraising contribution also serves to elevate community spirit and pride in helping to preserve a very special time and place with an opportunity to show your face and faith in The DISTRICT.  Each venue will include Libations, a sampling of their menu,  and entertainment for the party attendees. In addition,  a silent auction with interesting and valuable items and packages will be up for bidding at the final venue. Contributions for The DISTRICT help fund community projects such as Holiday Decorations and improvement projects, including The Ryman Alley.
  • Wine On The River

    Wine on the River is proud to maintain a charitable component by contributing proceeds and collaborating with its nonprofit sponsor, The DISTRICT. This organization is dedicated to economic and community revitalization of three historic districts and their contiguous areas in downtown Nashville; Broadway, 2nd Avenue/Riverfront and Printers Alley, collectively known as The DISTRICT.
    Wine on the River features 30 beverage Booths, and The DISTRICT provides the Volunteers!Wine on the River is always held in September, and features a variety of wine, beer, and/or spirits specific to certain regions from around the globe. The event is always held in downtown Nashville, on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Food and live jazz music will also be included in the festivities.