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We Celebrate 36 years on October 5, 2022

October 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm



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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.

Let Nashville know that you choose to make a difference in the core of the historic downtown. Demonstrate your love for The DISTRICT by getting involved. 36-Years and continuing to grow ~ The DISTRICT will host its annual Progressive Party Fundraiser ~ HIGH RISES & HONKY TONKS on Wednesday, October 5th, from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


Get in on The DISTRICT’s 36th Annual Progressive Party Fundraiser with Exclusive Partnership Opportunities to Preserve and Protect The Historic Heartbeat of Music City – The DISTRICT. Your 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.


Event Progression:
1st stop—Famous Bar Nashville 

2nd stop—Whiskey River Saloon 

Final stop—One Fourteen 

Libations, Appetizers, and Live music included in ticket price of $75.00
The DISTRICT’s 36th   Annual Progressive Party in Downtown Nashville; Begins at The 1st Location,

Famous Bar Nashville  on Second Avenue South,  then we party on down to The Lower Broadway  LOCATION, Whiskey River Saloon 

We will then progress on over to our  Last stop, One Fourteen, where our Silent Auction will be featured…

The 2022  Spirit of the DISTRICT Award Recipient   “Betsy Williams  ”

The award is presented annually to a person or persons who have made a significant commitment to the vitality of Downtown Nashville.

Betsy Williams moved to Second Avenue in downtown Nashville in 2006 from her hometown of Thomaston, Georgia, to be the “boots on the ground” for properties purchased by her investor-brother (and Savannah, Georgia, businessman) and his business partners. Since then, she helped launch Savannah’s Candy Kitchen of Nashville in the heart of Music City’s entertainment district. She also founded and operated Music City Suites of Nashville, a vacation rental business offering a dozen prime short-term rentals in the heart of The DISTRICT, until Christmas Day 2020 when an early morning bomb destroyed her home and her business. She also works with Partnership 2020, the Nashville Area Chamber’s economic development initiative. 

Currently, she serves as a member of the Metro Transportation Licensing Commission and was a former member of the Metro Traffic & Parking Commission. She is actively involved in the restoration of Second Avenue and hopes to be back in business and living in her beautiful historic Rhea Building (c. 1887) in the near future. Prior to moving to Nashville, Betsy served as editor of her hometown newspaper, started the Main Street downtown revitalization program there, and was CEO of her community’s chamber and development authority recruiting investment for more than two decades. Betsy has served as Chair of the DISTRICT Board and has led numerous board projects with persistence and creativity, including lighting the trees on Second Avenue and now spearheading the study to solve trash problems on First and Second Avenues. Never daunted, she’s a cheerleader for The DISTRICT and downtown. Betsy is married to Kim, her soulmate of almost 34 years, and has one son Graham, who resides in her hometown of Thomaston.

We are Grateful to have such a dedicated and thoughtful advocate standing with us in The DISTRICT.



October 5, 2022
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Jennifer Robinson


Famous Bar
110 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201 United States
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