Newly Named Riverfront “Ascend Amphitheater” Announces Inaugural Season


We had a feeling “West Riverfront Park Amphitheater” wasn’t going to stick. Announced this afternoon in a press conference, we’ve learned that the new downtown 6,800-cap amphitheater (at 1st Ave S and Korean Veterans Blvd), which is city funded and Live Nation operated, will be  called Ascend Amphitheater (named for Ascend Federal Credit Union). Along with the name reveal came the announcement of 21 shows for the outdoor venue’s inaugural season (including the already announced Phish and Steely Dan/Elvis Costello performances), which is currently slated to kick off July 30 with Eric Church. Other highlights include The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn MansonPeter Frampton & Cheap TrickOld Crow Medicine ShowZZ TopWidespread PanicGrace Potter, and more!  The Nashville Symphony will also begin hosting outdoor events in the park in 2016.

The space will also include a 1.5 acre park, ornamental gardens, a dog park, sports facilities, and free WiFi. Check out the full season lineup (so far) below, and look for tickets to go on sale in the coming weeks!

July 30: Eric Church
Aug. 1: Chicago & Earth, Wind, and Fire
Aug. 4: Phish
Aug. 5: Jill Scott
Aug. 7: Counting Crows w/ Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown
Aug. 7: Steely Dan w/ Elvis Costello
Aug. 9: The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson
Aug. 14: NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb, and Colony House
Aug. 15: Idina Menzel
Aug. 16: Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick
Aug. 18: Sublime with Rome, Rebelution, Pepper, and Mickey Avalon
Aug. 22: Australian Pink Floyd w/ LedZeppelin2
Aug. 28: Old Crow Medicine Show
Aug. 29: Under the Sun Tour
Sept. 1: ZZ Top w/ Blackberry Smoke
Sept. 5: Widespread Panic
Sept. 6: Widespread Panic
Sept. 14: Daryl Hall and John Oates
Oct. 2: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Oct. 8: Chris Tomlin
Oct. 10: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals w/ Lake Street Dive

1 comment

  1. Wow. Smashing Pumpkins, yes please. Grace Potter should rock, too.


Have your say