Ascend Amphitheater On Track To Open July 30

Posted at 8:14 PM, Jun 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:06:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Despite months of challenging weather, construction at the new Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville will be complete by July 30.

Senior Project and Development Manager Larry Atema said construction at West Riverfront Park is wrapping up. The first concert scheduled at the Ascend Amphitheater is Eric Church on July 30.

Atema said the Ascend Amphitheater will seat 6800 people in a state of the art setting.

“It has the latest in everything in technology,” said Atema. “It also has one of the largest stages in the country.”

Atema said the Amphitheater is just part of the West Riverfront Park project. The 11 acre park is located on the site of the former Thermal Transfer Plant. It will include greenway trails, Nashville’s first downtown dog park, gardens, and a 1.5 acre event lawn, and entertainment like swings and ping pong tables.

“Our goal was to make a world class park downtown, where residents can take their dogs or where visitors can have a special place to enjoy the riverfront,” said Atema.

The project also includes improvements along 1st Avenue North, where all power lines are now under ground and new sidewalks are being added.

Janet Jackson just announced she is scheduled to bring her Unbreakable World Tour to the Ascend Amphitheater on Sunday, Sept. 27. She joins a list of artists already booked at the venue.

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