Located in the heart of SoBro in downtown Nashville, situated perfectly next to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and across the street from Bridgestone Arena on the Music Mile, the Music City Center is just steps away from downtown's fantastic restaurants, shops, and legendary honky-tonks.
Easy access to all points Nashville with proximity to I-65, I-40, and major connectors to South Nashville, East Nashville, West Nashville, Germantown, Midtown, and other major neighbhorhoods around Music City.
Total square feet, including the parking garage: 2.1 million square feet and spans over six blocks
Public portion: 1.2 million square feet
Tallest point: 150 feet high
Exhibit Hall: 350,000 square feet, or approx. 8 acres - about the same size as a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier!
Grand Ballroom: 57,500 square feet and was designed to look like the inside of an acoustic guitar
Davidson Ballroom: 18,000 square feet
Parking: 3-level garage with 1,800 spaces
Meeting Rooms: 60 occupying 90,000 square feet
Elevators and Escalators: 22
Lights: 13,500 light fixtures with 21,000 linear feet of tracking lighting
Sustainability - The Music City Center is LEED Gold Certified!
Green Roof: composed of a waterproofing membrane and 14 different types of vegetation. It spans more than 4 acres and was designed to mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee.
Solar Panels: 200-kilowatt solar panel grid made up of 845 panels that can sustain winds of up to 125 miles per hour
Rain Water Collection Tank: 360,000 gallons, providing water to more than 500 toilets/urinals and irrigating outdoor landscaping.
Water Consumption: The rain water cistern combined with low flow and sensor technology on faucets will reduce the facility's water usage by 40%!
Bee Hives: More than 100,000 bees live in four bee hives on the Music City Center's green roof and are expected to produce an estimated 360 pounds of honey annually. Half of the honey is to be used by the Music City Center culinary team while the rest will be jarred for promotional use.
Capability: more than 20,000 meals a day
Menu: approximately 290 menu items, and even more will be produced for special events
Ovens: four combo ovens can hold 480-540 portions of entrees each
Equipment: 11,000 dinner plates, 35,000 pieces of china, and more than 40,000 glasses
Groundbreaking: March 22, 2010
Completion: Completed ahead of schedule!
Construction Team: more than 7,300 people
Materials: 110,000 cubic yards of concrete, 11,000 tons of steel, and 12,000 tons of rebar
Commissioned Art: 8 site-specific pieces, two of which came from local artists
Acquired Collection: of the 52 artists represented, 32 are from Davidson county, an additional 16 are from Tennessee, and the remaining 4 are from Georgia and Kentucky