Ascend Amphitheater

The Ascend Amphitheatre is an all-ages venue located at 310 1st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201. It presents a gorgeous outdoor venue that is as beloved as the music stars that come to take the stage. Even while still being a relatively new venue, it has that classic music lovers feel that keeps fans coming back for more.


The idea was first proposed on August 27, 2013. At the time, then-Nashville Mayor Karl Dean unveiled plans for the venue which would be placed on the site of the city’s former thermal transfer plant. This was intended to make use of the land as the plant had been phased out in the early 2000s. 

Initially, the field was going to become the home for a minor league baseball stadium, but due to delays and issues, the land remained vacant until the amphitheater construction began. 

Today, it is a venue with space for 6,800 spectators (2,300 in fixed seating and 4,500 in lawn seating).


The Ascend Amphitheatre is no stranger to incredible shows. With big names in music from a wide variety of genres, it is easily one of the greatest spots to catch your favorite performers or to check out incredible rising talent. Here is a small selection of some of the biggest concerts to have come to play on the Ascend Amphitheatre stage.

  • 5 Seconds of Summer on June 30, 2022 for the No Shame Tour
  • Alicia Keys on August 2, 2020 for the Alicia: The World Tour
  • Depeche Mode on September 18, 2017 for the Global Spirit Tour
  • Alan Jackson on May 19, 2017 for the Honky Tonk Highway Tour
  • All Time Low & Sleeping with Sirens on October 13, 2015 for the Back to the Future Hearts Tour
  • Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire on August 1, 2015 for the Heart and Soul Tour

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