Ascend Amphitheater


Nashville, TN


Hawkins Partners Inc. / Smith Gee Studio


Aerial Innovations / EMC

Civic Community, Entertainment / Sports, Recognitions
About This Project

Pollstar’s 2022 Red Rocks Award for Best Outdoor Concert Venue, AIA Middle Tennessee 2016 Honor Award, AIA Middle Tennessee 2016 Merit Award, ULI Nashville 2016 Excellence in Development People’s Choice Award, ULI Nashville 2016 Excellence in Development Award, Pollstar 2016 Best New Major Concert Venue, Academy of Country Music 2016 Venue of the Year (Medium Capacity), Nashville Downtown Partnership 2015 World Class Park (Riverfront Park)/Venue Award, and one of six unique project finalists featured in World Architecture News 2017, along with five other projects located throughout the world, for the Performing Spaces Award.


Multiple structures located in Downtown Nashville include:  A new outdoor amphitheater with 60’-tall braced frames and 100’ long-span joists and trusses and complex sloped roofs.  Six site buildings with load-bearing CMU walls and joists.  A 100’ x 30’ steel canopy for a VIP pavilion.