NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Developers call it the “next big entertainment district in one of the most important music and entertainment centers in our country”.

“It really makes you think about a new downtown gateway,” said Metro Councilor Freddie O’Connell. “When you think of really downtown music venues, you have the Ryman, Bridgestone.

And they are.

Entertainment District in Nashville Yards

Southwest Value Partners, the owner and developer of the vast 18 acre Nashville Yards project between Broadway and Charlotte Avenues, has partnered with AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, to create the Nashville Yards entertainment district and concert venue to develop together.

Southwest Value Partners and AEG have expanded the original plan for the entertainment district in the Yards to include a 4,000-seat live music venue, an upscale eight-screen movie theater, restaurants, retail, 275,000 square feet of office space and three residential towers. Urgently needed residential towers.

“We can’t build homes fast enough because Nashville is growing so fast, that’s a real problem,” said O’Connell. “If we added 10,000 more downtown units this year, they would all be full by the end of the year.”

Luxury theater, concert hall, hotel, and retail in downtown Nashville

In a few years the area will be filled with new sounds and even more new buildings. We are talking about several office towers, additional retail, restaurant and residential towers, several green areas, squares and a 1.3 hectare park.

“Downtown is becoming a kind of mini-neighborhood of its own,” said O’Connell. “Now add what Nashville Yards does in its own district.”

Construction work in the entertainment district is scheduled to begin in early 2022. Until then, O’Connell hopes the city has a plan to reduce traffic in this area. He says the city is currently actively working on solutions.

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“How do we still deal with the quality of life worries that are out there? We’re adding a new entertainment district, I think for a ticketed venue it’s like Bridgestone, no one ever complains. You might be worried about traffic after a Preds game or show downtown, but they don’t create the kind of complaints you get about noise from something outside like transpotainment, peddle tavernas and tractors, “O said ‘Connell. “I think the general impression is that people are really excited about the new things that are coming.”

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