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July 13, 2017


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Convention Center Authority announced this morning that the Music City Center generated $72.7 million in direct economic impact during June.  

The Music City Center hosted 20 events with 108,629 attendees last month, generating 102,279 room nights for a total of $72.7 million in direct economic impact. During fiscal year 2017, the building hosted 287 events with 557,870 attendees, generating $371.6 million in direct economic impact. Since opening four years ago, the Music City Center has generated over $1.4 billion in direct economic impact for the city of Nashville. Tax collections continue to outperform expectations and the Music City Center portion of tax collections was up 24.23 percent year over year for April, with total year-to-date tax collections up 17.48 percent over fiscal year 2016.

“When we began construction on the Music City Center, there were about 3,800 hotel rooms downtown. By 2019, we expect there will be closer to 10,000 hotel rooms downtown,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of Music City Center. “We knew this building would be an economic driver when we set out to build it but it has truly exceeded every single expectation.”




About the Music City Center

The Music City Center, Nashville’s convention center, features a 353,143 square foot exhibit hall, the 57,500 square foot Karl F. Dean Grand Ballroom, and an 18,000 square foot Davidson Ballroom. The building includes an art collection featuring local and regional artists, a covered three-level parking garage with 1,800 spaces, and is LEED Gold certified. The Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame is also located inside the Music City Center at the corner of 6th Avenue and Demonbreun.