What You Need to Know About the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee is an awe-inspiring destination for lovers of history, culture, and the arts. There’s something to please everyone! But it might not come as a surprise that a place nicknamed “Music City” is an important hotspot for touring entertainers. The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville attracts some of the world’s most anticipated performers, so if you’re planning to visit the Nashville area, attending a Bridgestone Arena event is a must!

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What is the Bridgestone Arena?

Formerly known as the Nashville Arena, the Bridgestone Arena has been the host of countless events since 1996. The larger-than-life stadium is located on the corner of Broadway and 5th Avenue in Downtown Nashville and pays architectural homage to the historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. The Bridgestone Arena capacity varies, but up to 20,000 people can attend a center-stage concert!

What Bridgestone Arena Events are Coming Up?

The Arena is hosting some sporting events this summer, but the Bridgestone Arena 2017 concerts are especially notable! In August, Adam Lambert, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Kendrick Lamar will take the stage. September brings Lady Antebellum to the stage. In October, expect to see Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, The Foo Fighters, and The Weeknd. Finally, in December, Janet Jackson will put on a show. Some 2018 Bridgestone Arena concerts already announced include Lorde in April and Harry Styles in June. Check out the Bridgestone Arena event calendar for updates and more details!

Plan Your Visit to the Bridgestone Arena

There are a few important details you should know before attending one of the Bridgestone Arena’s big shows. First, know that tickets are available through Ticketmaster and in person at the Bridgestone Arena box office. The box office is open Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm. If an event is held on a Saturday or Sunday, the box office opens at 10am (on Saturday) and 12pm (on Sunday). If you’re scoping out a particular view of your favorite musical artist, Bridgestone Arena seating charts are available for download. Doors open one hour prior to the start of a show.

Another tip: If you’re driving, arrive in the area early enough to park your car. Bridgestone Arena parking isn’t tricky if you plan ahead! Privately owned lots are available around the arena and cost between $5 and $10 per spot. In addition, the neighboring Nissan Stadium offers free parking and $3 round trip shuttle rides. If you’re staying at one of our Downtown properties, you’ll be so close to the Bridgestone Arena that you won’t even have to drive!

After an Amazing Show, Stay in Style at a Playlist Property!

Instead of searching for hotels near the Bridgestone Arena, book a chic rental home like our Rockin’ River Loft for your trip to Nashville. Not only will you be in the heart of the  Nashville Entertainment District, but you’ll be staying in luxurious comfort. The best part? If you’re trying to save money on food and gas, the Rockin’ River Loft features a fully stocked kitchen and is within walking distance of Nashville’s finest attractions!

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