Ascend Amphitheater To Host Free Open House This Weekend

Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater. Photo: Metro Photographic Services.

Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater. Photo: Metro Photographic Services.

Ascend Amphitheater’s four-day grand opening weekend includes an open house for the community on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be performances by local bands and DJs as well as tours of the amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public, and members of the community are encouraged to bring school supplies to donate to LP Pencil Box.

Those coming to the community open house are invited to bring their soccer balls and frisbees to enjoy the soccer-field sized green space called The Green. Metro Parks will provide basketballs so people can play on the two half-court basketball courts. Other games and features include custom swings, game boards for chess and checkers, a fitness circuit and greenway trails. Community members are also invited to bring their dogs on leashes to enjoy the 13,000-square-foot dog park, where dogs can roam free. There is also WiFi access. Free parking for community day will be available at Nissan Stadium, across the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

Hattie B’s, Martin’s Bar-B-Que and Padrino’s Pops are confirmed as some of the offerings that will be available at Music City’s new outdoor live music venue when it opens. The venue’s first concert will be July 30 when Eric Church plays the first of two sold-out shows at the amphitheater.

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