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 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 Downtown improvement projects, including The Ryman Alley, and Art Wall on 2nd Avenue. 

    The event features three destinations where guests meet, mingle, have fun and support a great cause. 

  • A key feature of this event is our Silent Auction.  If you love downtown Nashville and would like to support an organization with the purpose of fostering the rich heritage of Broadway, 2ndAvenue and Printers Alley, we need your support!  
  • The guests for the evening will include more than 300 local leaders, business owners and community members who make a difference. Each year’s locations will include three high profile locations that you don’t want to miss… Each venue will include Libations, a sampling of their menu,  and entertainment for the party attendees!

     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.  

  •  In addition,  a silent auction with interesting and valuable items and packages will be up for bidding at the final venue. C.

To enter the 2019 decorating contest, an ENTRY FORM must be submitted by (Fax to 615-383-4950) or emailed to
  • The DISTRICT at districtsb@aol.com
    1. Decorations must be completed and installed for judging by the entry deadline

      1. Any street-level business or building within The DISTRICT (1stand 2nd Avenues, Lower Broadway from 1stto 5thAvenues, and Printer’s Alley and contiguous areas) is eligible to enter the contest by following these guidelines. 

      BUILDING DECORATIONS will include HOLIDAY LIGHTING and be visible from the street.

    2. CLEAR LIGHTS are recommended to outline architectural features (e.g., rooflines, cornices) of the buildings, with WHITE OR COLORED LIGHTS for entrances and windows.
    3. CREATIVE WINDOW DECORATIONS are recommended, especially at the pedestrian level (first two floors).  WINDOWS may also be decorated with washable paint to add holiday accents to the building. Entries will be judged by members of the art and design community. WINNERS will be recognized during The Mayor’s Tree Lighting in November, 2019.

      Remember….The Decorating Contest is not solely about winning. It is about making downtown festive and attractive during the Holiday Season.  







  • Wine On The River

    Wine in the Winter 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.