The Woods Amphitheater Gearing Up For First Full Season

The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel has several big-name artists on the line-up for its first full season, which opens Sat., April 23 with Chicago and Los Lonely Boys.

The outdoor venue fills a void in Nashville’s live music landscape. Middle Tennessee had been lacking an amphitheater since Starwood closed in 2006. With a capacity of 4,500, The Woods Amphitheater is on the grounds of Barbara Mandrell’s former residence Fontanel. The property was opened to the public in recent years as a tourist and event destination.

Also on the books for this summer are The Stone Temple Pilots (May 1), Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (May 27), Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour in time for the CMA Music Festival (June 3), Yes and Styx (July 16), Steely Dan (Aug. 19), and Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy (Sept. 2).

The concert series at The Woods Amphitheater is being produced Gary Weinberger of Red Mountain, and John Ruffino and Russell Doussan of Blue Deuce Entertainment. The property is managed by Fontanel Attractions, made up of music execs Dale Morris and Marc Oswald, world-class developer Alex Marks, and TomKats, Inc. owner Tom Morales, as the operating partner.

Ticket details including info about VIP box seats and the four-show Mega Ticket are available at


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