Music City Center Achieves GBAC STAR™ Reaccreditation

Continued Designation Affirms Commitment to Health & Safety.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ facility accreditation for the second year.

The GBAC STAR™ designation has become the gold standard for prepared facilities during the pandemic. Accreditation is reserved for facilities that demonstrate the superior ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisk and infectious disease situations.

Music City Center initially achieved GBAC STAR™ status in July 2020 following the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the center has established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus.

“The safety and well-being of our team, partners, guests, and neighbors is a top priority for us,” said Music City Center President & CEO Charles Starks. “We are making every effort to provide a safe environment for anyone who walks through our doors, and this accreditation is proof of that commitment.”

“Accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers, and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to deliver clean and healthy environments that are safe for business,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger.

The GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation is part of a larger effort by Music City Center to build on existing procedures and protocols in response to COVID-19. Facility leadership continues to monitor local, state, and federal guidance on the virus and its variants.

To learn more about Music City Center’s COVID-19 response, including Health & Safety Guidelines, visit For more information on GBAC STAR™ accreditation, visit For more information about ISSA, visit

About the Music City Center

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City Center (MCC) is a 2.1 million square foot convention center with more than 353,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, two ballrooms, 55 meeting rooms, and a covered parking garage with 1,800 spaces. The mission of MCC is to create significant economic benefit for the greater Nashville area, while focusing on community inclusion, sustainability, and exceptional customer service, through conventions, trade shows, and community events.