Americana takes over Ascend

Nashville's annual Americana Music Festival will have hosted more than 150 performances in Music City by the end of the week, and they've saved some of the biggest names and brightest stars for last.

Phish Kicks out The Jam at Ascend Amphitheater

In a town where beloved tradition routinely butts up against progress, Tuesday night's sold-out Phish show fit right in. We arrived too late to scope out the lot — we're not even sure where "the lot" would be in a rapidly developing section of downtown populated by pay lots and garages — but as we strolled along the riverfront to the gates of the new Ascend Amphitheater, we passed a parade of heads sporting tie-dye and sandals, fingers in the air, looking for a miracle (in the form of a spare ticket). Insid

20 Nashville Happenings: August 2015

The days of summer are quickly slipping by, but we are not ready to bid a final farewell to afternoons by the pool and weekend excursions to the lake just yet. Before we dive into fall, get out this month, grab your friends and family, and hit these local events.

Journeys Concert Series Will Kick Off In Nashville

Ascend Amphitheater announced that Journeys, a division of Genesco Inc., will be the presenting sponsor of the Journeys Concert Series. The series kicks off with the inaugural shows at the Nashville venue on July 30 and 31, with sold-out shows headlined by musician Eric Church.

Get your first look at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater

In about two weeks, Eric Church will open Nashville's new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park with back-to-back acoustic shows July 30 and July 31. Until then, crews will work to add finishing touches at the venue and the park, including more than 17,000 shrubs and flowers.

Take A Look Inside Ascend Amphitheater

As local music fans and dedicated concertgoers know, Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater is slated to open July 30 with a pair of unplugged Eric Church shows. Those will be followed by potentially sick appearances from the likes of Phish, Janet Jackson, Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson, Steely Dan and Elvis Costello, Jill Scott, My Morning Jacket, fake Sublime, kinda legit Skynyrd, Hall & Oates and others by the end of the venue's inaugural season.