The Music City Center sits just south of Broadway on a Music City Center on a 16-acre site that runs from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue, west to east, and from Demonbreun Street to Franklin Street, or the future Korean Veterans Boulevard, north to south. It is adjacent to both the Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The building will be 1.2 million square feet, featuring a 350,000 square foot exhibit hall, a 57,000 grand ballroom and 18,000 square foot junior ballroom, and about 1,800 parking spaces. It also offers 90,000 square feet of meeting room space – approximately 60 meeting rooms – and 32 loading docks that provide ultimate flexibility and ease of loading in and out for convention planners.
Designed by Atlanta-based Thompson, Ventulett, and Stainback Associates and Nashville-based Tuck Hinton Architects and Moody-Nolan Architects, the convention center is on track to be certified Silver Level LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Features key to the building’s LEED status include a 360,000 gallon retention tank. Run-off water stored in the tank will be used to irrigate the four-acre green roof and outside landscaping and to flush the building’s hundreds of toilets.
The convention center has been designed to be Nashville’s next landmark building, marked by an extensive outdoor border of green space adjacent to the Country Music Hall of Fame, suitable for outdoor concerts and events. Both the exterior and interior will feature public art components.
Korean Veterans Boulevard is also slated to be extended along the southern border of the Music City Center, and will feature a broad median marked by plantings of trees and grass, culminating in a roundabout at 8th Avenue.
Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203