Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN

It's no small feat to be named the best venue for large-scale music productions in a place called Music City—but that's just what Bridgestone Arena is known for. Located in lively downtown Nashville, the arena is also home to the NHL's Nashville Predators, and it can accommodate more than 17,000 hockey fans.

Besides Predators home games, Bridgestone Arena has also hosted major men's and women's college basketball games over the years, including the NCAA Tournament. Other events that have taken place there include figure skating, gymnastics, bull riding and arena football. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ariana Grande and Stevie Nicks are just a few of the musical headliners who have graced its stage. The CMT Music Awards took place there until 2016, and the venue continues to host the CMA Awards.

A 22-story tower sits on the site as well, housing a small theater, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and XM radio broadcasting and recording studios.

The Bridgestone Arena is right in the heart of downtown Nashville at 501 Broadway. Parking is available at garages throughout the area, and the center has a parking garage on 6th Avenue. Visitors must leave items such as professional photography equipment, laptops and tablets, selfie sticks, and outside food and drinks at home.

The Nissan Atrium Food Court and the Patron Platinum Club offer dining options from fast food to gourmet cuisine. For something off-site, Nashville boasts one of the region's most buzzworthy food scenes—be sure to try the city's famous hot fried chicken.
Tue
Feb 18, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville, TN
Wed
Feb 19, 2020
7:00 PM
The Lumineers
Nashville, TN
Sat
Feb 22, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Nashville, TN
Sun
Feb 23, 2020
2:00 PM
Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
Nashville, TN
Sun
Feb 23, 2020
5:30 PM
Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
Nashville, TN
Tue
Feb 25, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators
Nashville, TN
Thu
Feb 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames
Nashville, TN
Fri
Feb 28, 2020
7:30 PM
RnB Rewind: Keith Sweat, Blackstreet, Ginuwine, SWV, 112 & Donell Jones
Nashville, TN
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche
Nashville, TN
Mon
Mar 2, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers
Nashville, TN
Wed
Mar 4, 2020
8:00 PM
Post Malone
Nashville, TN
Thu
Mar 5, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars
Nashville, TN
Fri
Mar 6, 2020
7:00 PM
Dan And Shay
Nashville, TN
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
7:00 PM
Dan And Shay
Nashville, TN
Wed
Mar 11, 2020
TBD
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - All Sessions
Nashville, TN
Wed
Mar 11, 2020
6:00 PM
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - Session 1
Nashville, TN
Thu
Mar 12, 2020
12:00 PM
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - Session 2
Nashville, TN
Thu
Mar 12, 2020
6:00 PM
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - Session 3
Nashville, TN
Fri
Mar 13, 2020
12:00 PM
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - Session 4
Nashville, TN
Fri
Mar 13, 2020
6:00 PM
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - Session 5
Nashville, TN
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
12:00 PM
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - Session 6
Nashville, TN
Sun
Mar 15, 2020
12:30 PM
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament - Session 7
Nashville, TN
Thu
Mar 19, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche
Nashville, TN
Fri
Mar 20, 2020
7:00 PM
Jeff Dunham
Nashville, TN
Sat
Mar 21, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Nashville, TN
Tue
Mar 24, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets
Nashville, TN
Wed
Mar 25, 2020
7:30 PM
Wild n Out
Nashville, TN
Thu
Mar 26, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings
Nashville, TN
Fri
Mar 27, 2020
7:30 PM
Billie Eilish
Nashville, TN
Wed
Apr 1, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens
Nashville, TN
Thu
Apr 2, 2020
8:00 PM
Pearl Jam
Nashville, TN
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild
Nashville, TN
Fri
Apr 10, 2020
7:00 PM
Chris Tomlin
Nashville, TN
Mon
Apr 20, 2020
7:00 PM
Niall Horan
Nashville, TN
Fri
Apr 24, 2020
8:00 PM
Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan
Nashville, TN
Sat
Apr 25, 2020
7:00 PM
Zac Brown Band
Nashville, TN
Sun
May 17, 2020
6:00 PM
Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, I Prevail & Ice Nine Kills
Nashville, TN
Thu
May 21, 2020
7:30 PM
Sturgill Simpson & Tyler Childers
Nashville, TN
Fri
May 22, 2020
7:30 PM
Sturgill Simpson & Tyler Childers
Nashville, TN
Wed
Jun 10, 2020
5:30 PM
Knotfest Roadshow: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Underoath & Code Orange
Nashville, TN
Wed
Jun 17, 2020
7:00 PM
The Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald
Nashville, TN
Sat
Jun 20, 2020
7:30 PM
Lauren Daigle & Johnnyswim
Nashville, TN
Tue
Jun 30, 2020
7:30 PM
James Taylor & Jackson Browne
Nashville, TN
Wed
Jul 1, 2020
8:00 PM
Janet Jackson
Nashville, TN
Fri
Jul 17, 2020
7:00 PM
Alabama
Nashville, TN
Sat
Jul 18, 2020
7:00 PM
Alabama
Nashville, TN
Fri
Jul 24, 2020
7:00 PM
Halsey
Nashville, TN
Sat
Jul 25, 2020
7:00 PM
Alanis Morissette
Nashville, TN
Tue
Jul 28, 2020
8:00 PM
Harry Styles & Jenny Lewis
Nashville, TN
Thu
Jul 30, 2020
7:00 PM
Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen & Caylee Hammack
Nashville, TN
Sun
Aug 2, 2020
4:00 PM
Kidz Bop Live
Nashville, TN
Wed
Aug 5, 2020
7:30 PM
Matchbox Twenty & The Wallflowers
Nashville, TN
Fri
Aug 7, 2020
7:30 PM
Alan Jackson
Nashville, TN
Wed
Aug 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Journey & The Pretenders
Nashville, TN
Tue
Aug 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Roger Waters
Nashville, TN
Wed
Aug 19, 2020
7:30 PM
Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick
Nashville, TN
Fri
Aug 21, 2020
6:30 PM
Nickelback, Stone Temple Pilots & Switchfoot
Nashville, TN
Sat
Aug 22, 2020
6:45 PM
PBR: Unleash The Beast
Nashville, TN
Sun
Aug 23, 2020
1:45 PM
PBR: Unleash The Beast
Nashville, TN
Fri
Sep 4, 2020
6:45 PM
Incubus, 311 & Badflower
Nashville, TN
Sat
Sep 12, 2020
TBD
Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen & Maddie and Tae
Nashville, TN
Tue
Sep 15, 2020
7:00 PM
Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam
Nashville, TN
Tue
Sep 22, 2020
7:00 PM
Camila Cabello
Nashville, TN
Fri
Oct 2, 2020
7:00 PM
Chris Stapleton
Nashville, TN
Sat
Oct 17, 2020
7:00 PM
2020 US Hockey Hall of Fame Game: North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
Nashville, TN
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
501 Broadway, Nashville, TN
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
19,395
Past Names:
Nashville Arena, Gaylord Entertainment Center, Sommet Center
Date/Year Built/Opened:
Dec. 18, 1996