NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After more than six years of construction and millions spent on renovations, Centennial Park will see its first major event on the great lawn.
Country music duo Dan + Shay are celebrating a new album release with a concert Friday night in front of the historic Parthenon.
For years, the area had been filled with construction fences and detours, but now it’s finally being used, showing off a new concert venue in Nashville.
The great lawn, where the concert is being held, got a major facelift. Trees were added, along with 20-foot-wide pedestrian promenades.
Before, events would ruin the lawn causing a lot of restoration to be needed afterward. Now, a drainage system has been added to help with quicker recovery. The Parthenon also got some upgrades with a new LED lighting system.
Doors were initially set to open at 5 p.m. but were pushed to 7:30 p.m. due to weather concerns.
NASHVILLE: hi, we’re sitting on the bus signing more copies of GOOD THINGS and keeping an eye on the weather situation. we have a meteorologist on site giving us real-time updates, and have decided the best plan is to move doors to 7:30 pm. ☔️— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) August 13, 2021
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Centennial Park Conservancy, which contributed to funding the renovations.
You can buy general admission tickets when doors open. Ingrid Andress and Morgan Evans were listed as special guests.