Flooding At Soundcheck, Schermerhorn, CMHF

Country Music Hall of Fame, Photo by Jude Ferrara for The City Paper

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BMI’s Nashville chief Jody Williams tells MusicRow that BMI is closed today. A full update is coming soon.

Wrensong Publishing and AristoMedia are two of the latest on the Row to report flooding in their offices.

Water is receding at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which suffered flooding up to the third row of seats in the Ford Theater last night. Today the Museum remains closed and without power. None of the artifacts were damaged.

The Bridgestone Arena is also without electricity.

The basement of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center was filled to the ceiling with water, severely damaging many items including the symphony’s prized $2.5 million pipe organ. The Nashville Scene’s Jim Ridley reports that the enormous pipe organ’s operating mechanism and console were stored in the basement and suffered damage but the full extent won’t be known until the waters recede.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Photo by Chris Ferrell for The City Paper

Soundcheck Nashville, the music rehearsal, storage and rental facility located on Cowan St. near the Cumberland River, is flooded. The company’s Ben Jumper reports that no one is allowed inside the building until government officials give the okay, which will probably be when the Cumberland is below the flood stage of 40′. Rehearsals have been canceled until further notice. Jumper and Jan Greenfield are handling calls on their cell phones and updating a blog daily at 9 AM, noon, 4PM, and 9 PM.

Soundcheck from the river looking towards I-24. Photo by Amanda DeAngelis


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