The Nashville Municipal Auditorium is an indoor sports and concert venue in Nashville, Tennessee, which also houses the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Constructed in 1962, the Auditorium was the first public assembly facility in the Mid South with air conditioning.
The NMA hosted the 1994 United States Gymnastic Championships as well as the 1996 Tour of World Figure Skating Championships. The Auditorium has hosted minor league hockey, with the teams known as the Dixie Flyers, South Stars, Knights, Nighthawks, and Nashville Ice Flyers. It has also hosted minor league basketball – the former Nashville Stars and Music City Jammers, and women's professional basketball – the Nashville Noise of the former (Women's) American Basketball League. It was a home court for the Belmont University basketball teams while Striplin Gym was demolished to make way for the Curb Event Center. Additionally, the NMA has hosted several Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournaments, and the Auditorium hosted the OVC again in 2008. From 2011 to 2015, the NMA again hosted the men's and women's OVC basketball tournaments in a new four-day tournament format, subsequently reduced back to a three-day affair featuring only the top eight teams for 2016 and 2017. The capacity is set around 8,000 during these tournaments. It currently hosts the annual Magnet Madness basketball game between rivals Hume-Fogg High School and Martin Luther King Magnet.
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|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
David Isaacson | Jan 11, 2018
Unless you're intimately familiar with music from the 60s and the studio musicians who performed it, you won't get anything from this museum. It's a disorganized mess of artifacts that doesn't attempt to tell any story or in any way connect these musicians with each other or their music you may know. Only some of their credits are listed and there is no opportunity to actually listen to any of that music. As someone who was born in the 80s, I didn't know what 95 percent of the songs were (by name at least). The interactive Grammy portion might be fun for kids, but for adults it is literally a "fill in the blanks" mad libs exercise. That some of the exhibits were broken and that they were out of museum maps didn't help. For the exorbitant price, I expected a much larger, professionally designed museum, not the basement of an events center with (admittedly cool) old instruments with long paragraphs of text on them. They could also make more of an effort to include other genres besides country, rock, and motown; or perhaps some more women and minorities. This completely fails at being a museum. I love museums, even weird and boring ones, but this place needs a price cut and a complete revamp to make it more than a cabinet of curiosities. (Also, please pick up some of the trash on the ground in the lobby!)
Sabrina Waters | Feb 14, 2018
Wow! I went in expecting something kinda boring- it was the complete opposite!! Every display was set up in a way that involves the viewer. Love the interaction and hands on experience of this museum! So much fun and doesn’t take long unless you want to spend more time in the recording areas. My only suggestion is to bring hand sanitizer or wipes if your the least bit “germaphobeic”. I was a little surprised they didn’t supply them in some areas.
Kay Gerard | Feb 27, 2018
Great range of memorabilia but very dated. Anyone under 40 may not know any of the artists. Fun playing with Grammy exhibit.
Peg12138 | Feb 26, 2018
Interesting experience. We learned a lot about Nashville and it’s music history. It also allows you to perform as your own band
Anita G | Mar 1, 2018
Awesome place. I had an awesome time with my friend. Look on Groupon for a coupon
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