CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY REPORTS STRONG APRIL NUMBERS
Music City Center surpasses $320 million in economic impact for FY 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Convention Center Authority announced this morning that the Music City Center generated $93.9 million in economic impact in April for a fiscal year-to-date total of over $320.9 million.
The Music City Center hosted 42 events with 130,966 attendees in April, generating 77,616 room nights for a total of $93.9 million in economic impact. Fiscal year-to-date the building has hosted 249 events with 553,942 attendees, generating $320.9 million in economic impact. Tax collections continue to outperform expectations and the Music City Center portion of tax collections was up 33.78 percent year over year for February. The Convention Center Authority also announced that the Music City Center achieved 41.89 percent DBE participation in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 for a fiscal year-to-date total of 39.87 percent participation.
“Between National Science Teachers, DECA and the marathon, we had a phenomenal month in April,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of the Music City Center. “May and June should be equally as busy and we expect to finish this fiscal year strong.”
About the Music City Center
The Music City Center, Nashville’s new convention center features a 353,143 square foot exhibit hall, the 57,500 square foot Karl F. Dean Grand Ballroom, and an 18,000 square foot Davidson Ballroom. The building includes an art collection featuring local and regional artists, a covered three-level parking garage with 1,800 spaces, and is LEED Gold certified. The Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame is also located inside the Music City Center at the corner of 6th Avenue and Demonbreun.