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.

Amphitheater aims for LEED gold certification

Nashville’s soon-to-open Ascend Amphitheater is on track to receive LEED gold certification, according to a release. The designation recognizes environmentally friendly construction and is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. Gold certification is the second highest rating in the LEED rating system (after platinum).

5 Reasons To Visit Nashville Right Now

When the weather warms in Nashville, everyone goes outside. The city abounds with rocky trails for runners and water-side retreats for relaxation. New restaurants are flourishing, many with outdoor patio seating, perfect for a breezy day. And best of all, Music City doesn’t disappoint when it comes to outdoor concert series, either. Even if you missed the Bonnaroo music festival, the rest of the summer has plenty of reasons to hop on a plane to Nashville.