Live Nation To Operate Nashville Riverfront Amphitheater

A rendering of Nashville's riverfront amphitheater

A rendering of Nashville’s riverfront amphitheater

Live Nation will operate Nashville’s riverfront amphitheater, which is slated to open in 2015, according to The Tennessean. Ryman Hospitality held the runner-up bid.

Red Light Management, the Nashville Predators, and the Nashville Symphony were Live Nation’s partners in bidding for the amphitheater operations. Red Light Management will provide business direction and programming strategy, and will facilitate the development of festivals and special events. The Predators, which also operates Bridgestone Arena, will oversee event staffing, corporate sponsorships and premium seat sales.

The amphitheater, located on the Cumberland River’s west bank, has a capacity of 6,800. The city can reportedly limit the amphitheater to 20 events per year, with an additional 10 civic events. The amphitheater will also be the summer home for the Nashville Symphony.

“I am confident that the Symphony’s future performances at the amphitheater will allow us to continue our mission of delivering outstanding music to Middle Tennessee audiences and assure the Nashville Symphony’s place as one of the nation’s top orchestras,” Symphony CEO Alan Valentine said.

Live Nation owns and operates 150 music venues worldwide and more than 50 U.S. amphitheaters. The company owned and operated Nashville’s Starwood Amphitheater prior to its closing in 2007.


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