Music City’s new “Ascend Amphitheater” has been schedule to open on Thursday, July 30 with seven-time Grammy nominee, country music star Eric Church.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean made the announcement during a press conference at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center just a few blocks from the amphitheater.
"Nashville needs an outdoor music venue and this is the answer to it," Dean said. "It's a wonderful iconic park and the amphitheater is a great symbol of our city."
A free public open house has been scheduled for Sunday, August 2.
It was previously announced that concert promoter Live Nation would manage the facility. Company officials said the first 20 concerts have been scheduled, with another half dozen in the works.
The concerts include:
- July 30: Eric Church
- Aug 1: Chicago & Earth Wind and Fire
- Aug 4: Phish
- Aug 5: Jill Scott
- Aug 7: Counting Crowes with Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown
- Aug 8: Steely Dan with special guest Elvis Costello
- Aug 9: The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson
- Aug 14: NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb, and Colony House
- Aug 15: Idina Menzel
- Aug 16: Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick
- Aug 22: Austrailian Pink Floyd with LedZeppelin2
- Aug 28: Old Crow Medicine Show
- Aug 29: Under the Sun Tour
- Sept 1: ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke
- Sept 5: Widespread Panic
- Sept 6: Widespread Panic
- Sept 14: Hall & Oates
- Sept 19: Americana Fest on the Riverfront
- Oct 2: Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Oct 8: Chris Tomlin
- Oct 10: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Lake Street Drive
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- Tim will be on Tuesday’s Ellen DeGeneres show.
- Tyler will appear on Monday’s Fox and Friends. He rings in release of his sophomore album, Suffer in Peace, on Tuesday’s Today show.
- Zac Brown Band will be on ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday. Their album Jekyll and Hyde lands Tuesday. The stadium tour of the same name kicks off next Friday in Nashville.
The students attended his alma mater, Georgia Southern University. He tweeted, "Praying for everyone at Georgia Southern and the families who lost loved ones. So unbelievable and my heart goes out."
The accident involved three tractor trailers, two pick-up trucks and two cars.
After the festivities, honoree Kim Kardashian West tweeted, "I met Faith Hill and Tim McGraw tonight! They are seriously my fave couple and have been since high school! It made my night! #IFannedOut." Faith responded with a tweet of her own. "Kim Kardashian, loved meeting you. So genuine and kind."
Tim performed and was honored by Time at the gala.