Timeline

1925

Awarded the Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA)

The War Memorial Building was recognized with a Gold Medal Award by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) in 1925, the highest honor that the AIA can bestow.

September 21

War Memorial Auditorium & Building Dedication Ceremony

To commemorate the services of the men and women who died in World War I, the state legislature appropriated two million dollars in 1919 for a War Memorial Building and Square. Designed by Nashville architect Edward E. Dougherty and constructed of granite and marble, the structure was completed and dedicated in 1925. A central courtyard surrounded by Doric columns features tablets inscribed with names of 3,400 Tennesseans who died in World War I. Above the front steps to the entrance of War Memorial Auditorium, a carving reads: AMERICA IS PRIVILEGED TO SPEND HER BLOOD AND HER MIGHT FOR THE PRINCIPLES THAT GAVE HER BIRTH AND HAPPINESS AND THE PEACE WHICH SHE HAS TREASURED. This statement was made by President Woodrow Wilson on April 2, 1917 when he realized that the war looming ahead would be a costly one. Almost a decade later, the War Memorial Building was dedicated with World War I hero, Sgt. Alvin C. York, escorted down the aisle during the ceremony.

1933

January 17

Inauguration of Tennessee Governor Hill McAlister

Tennessee Governor Hill McAlister was the first governor to use the War Memorial Building for his inauguration, taking place on the front steps.

1934

November 27

Nino Martini

World-renowned opera singer and actor Nino Martini performs.

1938

February 5

Inauguration of Vanderbilt Chancellor, Oliver C. Carmichael

The inauguration of Oliver C. Carmichael as the third chancellor of Vanderbilt University took place on the steps of War Memorial Auditorium. He served for nine years, 1937 to 1946, where he developed the graduate school and established the Joint University Libraries for Vanderbilt, Peabody and Scarritt College.

1939

July 5

The Grand Ole Opry Moves In

In an effort to curb the large crowds, the Opry begins charging 25-cents for admission. Crowds continue to grow, however, and the cost of admission quickly rises to 50-cents.

October 14

The Grand Ole Opry Makes National Debut on NBC Radio

The Grand Ole Opry makes its nationally-broadcast debut on the NBC Red Network. A one hour broadcast of The Prince Albert Show, the Opry’s original name after its sponsor, Prince Albert Tobacco, was first hosted by Roy Acuff.

October 28

Bill Monroe Joins the Grand Ole Opry

Bill Monroe joins the Opry with his band, the Blue Grass Boys, and begins to mold his string band music into the original American musical genre that will become known as Bluegrass.

1940

November 30

Minnie Pearl Makes her Debut on the Grand Ole Opry

Tennessee native, Sarah Ophelia Colley, makes her debut on the Grand Ole Opry as the beloved Minnie Pearl.

 1943

February 13

Ernest Tubb Joins the Grand Ole Opry

Ernest Tubb joins the Grand Ole Opry cast, bringing along his electric guitar – an instrument previously not allowed on the Opry.

1953

January 15

Inauguration of Tennessee Governor Frank Clement (1st Appearance)

The inauguration of Governor Clement (1953-1955) took place on the front steps of War Memorial Plaza. During his first term, Clement authorized a bond issue to provide free textbooks to children in grades 1 through 12, a first for the state (textbooks had previously been free through only the 3rd grade). He also established Tennessee’s first mental health department (now the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services).

1955

January 15

Inauguration of TN Governor Frank Clement (2nd Appearance)

During his second term (1955-1959), Governor Clement supported the Supreme Court’s historic Brown V. Board of Education ruling, and in September 1956, stationed National Guard troops in Clinton, Tennessee, to protect the first black students to attend Clinton High School from anti-integration protesters.

1957

October 16

The Fantabulous Rock & Roll Show

“The Fantabulous Rock & Roll Show” featuring Ray Charles, Roy Brown, Velours, Moonglows, Joe Turner, Bo Diddley & many more!

1959

January 19

Inauguration of Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington

Ellington defeated Judge Andrew Tip Taylor by a mere 8,700 votes and took the oath of office on the steps of the War Memorial Building. Buford Ellington favored road-building and funding for education. He was not entirely opposed to the death penalty and, as a result, the last execution for forty years in Tennessee took place during his first term as governor. He took the oath of office again on the same War Memorial steps in 1967.

1960

February 17

Bette Davis & Barry Sullivan

Bette Davis & Barry Sullivan perform The World of Carl Sandburg, a stage presentation of selections from the poetry and prose of Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Carl Sandburg.

September 21

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Gives Speech on Steps of War Memorial Auditorium

October 6

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon Gives Speech on Steps of War Memorial Auditorium

1962

October 23

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin performs her recording “Don`t Cry Baby”

1963

January 15

Inauguration of TN Governor Frank Clement (3rd Appearance)

The inauguration of Governor Frank Clement (1963-1967) once again took place on the front steps of War Memorial Plaza. This would be his third and final term as Governor.

1964

October 9

Lyndon B. Johnson

President Lyndon B. Johnson Gives Speech

November 12

Elton John

Elton John: The Legs Larry Smith Tour

1960

February 17

Bette Davis & Barry Sullivan

Bette Davis & Barry Sullivan perform The World of Carl Sandburg, a stage presentation of selections from the poetry and prose of Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Carl Sandburg.

September 21

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Gives Speech on Steps of War Memorial Auditorium

October 6

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon Gives Speech on Steps of War Memorial Auditorium

1962

October 23rd, 8PM

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin performs her recording “Don`t Cry Baby”

1963

January 15

Inauguration of TN Governor Frank Clement (3rd Appearance)

The inauguration of Governor Frank Clement (1963-1967) once again took place on the front steps of War Memorial Plaza. This would be his third and final term as Governor.

1964

October 9

Lyndon B. Johnson

President Lyndon B. Johnson Gives Speech

November 12

Elton John

Elton John: The Legs Larry Smith Tour

1973

February 23

David Bowie: The Ziggy Stardust & Aladdin Sane in America Tour

April 25

Wishbone Ash

August 4

The Mahavishnu Orchestra with Special Guest The Marshall Tucker Band

November 1

Bette Midler

1974

October 3

KISS with Special Guest Rush

October 4

1st Annual Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam

The beginning of a tradition…The Volunteer Jam was the annual Charlie Daniels Band concert first held on October 4, 1974 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The 2nd Annual Volunteer Jam was released in the form of a movie and billed as the “First Southern Rock Movie”. In 1979, Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited for the first time since the 1977 plane crash with several members of the Charlie Daniels Band, and again in 1987 at the Volunteer Jam. The Nashville concerts featured a long list of special guests appearing onstage with Charlie and his band including Ted Nugent, The Allman Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Steve Ray Vaughn, Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff, Carl Perkins, Alabama, Don Henley, Barefoot Jerry and many more!

October 20

Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Sammi Smith & Johnny Paycheck

1975

January 8

Alvin Lee and Friends

January 14

Ferrante & Teicher

February 28

Nashville Symphony with the George Shearing Quintet

March 7

Gospel Singing Spectacular

March 9-10

Marshall Tucker Band with Grinderswitch

April 4

“Hair” – New York Broadway touring company

April 6

Barry Manilow

April 20

LaBelle

April 27

Guy Lombardo

May 30

An Evening with John Prine

June 29

Rev. Clarence Rivers “Brotherhood of Man Mass”

July 8

Yes with Special Guest Ace

July 23

BJ Thomas

July 24

Dan Fogelberg

October 10

John Hiatt with Cockrobin and Blue Jug

October 12

Musical “1776”

October 16

Jerry Lee Lewis

October 17

Fiesta Folklorico (National Dance Company of Mexico)

November 29

Jose Molina and Bailes Espanoles

December 12

The Beatles “Yesterday and Today” film

1976

February 14

Gino Vanelli

October 18

Frank Zappa

October 21

Billy Joel

November 20

Foghat

December 7

Kansas

1977

April 9

Ernest Tubb

May 26

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

July 12

Kiki Dee with Special Guest Blue

1978

March 22

The Tubes

April 7

Journey with Special Guests Montrose and Van Halen

April 12

Randy Newman

May 5

Little Feat

August 12

Kitty Wells

1979

March 12

Elvis Costello with Special Guest The Attractions

April 19

Cheap Trick

December 6

Pete Seeger

1983

April 12

The Psychedelic Furs with Special Guest Divinyls

July 18

Joan Armatrading with Special Guest Jules Shear

1984

February 4

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Kick Off 114-Date Couldn’t Stop the Weather Tour

September 21

REM with Special Guest The dB’s

1987

July 17

Suzanne Vega

October 8

Gregg Allman

1989

August 23

Nearly Human Tour Featuring Todd Rundgren

2004

April 1

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert & Video Recording

2005

March 11

Comedian Lewis Black

April 20

Comedian Dave Attell

October 10

Lyfe Jennings

October 15

Nickel Creek with Special Guest Ditty Bops

October 16

Nickel Creek

October 28

Death Cab for Cutie with special guests Stars

October 29

Yonder Mountain String Band with Special Guest Todd Snider

December 3

Old Crow Medicine Show

December 9

Jason Mraz with Special Guest Tristan Prettyman

2006

February 13

Video Shoot for Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”

March 25

Switchfoot

April 18

David Sedaris

September 13

Muse

October 16

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

November 5

Rhinestones & Roses: A Tribute to Clothing Designer, Manuel

Nashville and New York collided when fashion models and stars walked the runway wearing clothes once worn by legends such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. This show paid tribute to Manuel Cuevas, who has made clothes for such entertainers as Marty Stuart, Brooks & Dunn, Johnny Cash, Boy Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kid Rock, John Travolta and Keith Urban to name a few. Catherine Britt and Josh Gracin lent their vocals while models made their way down the runway. For the first time all 50 state jackets that were designed by Manuel were on display as Josh Gracin sang Favorite State of Mind. Other performers included Buddy Jewell, Tanya Tucker, Riders In The Sky, Lorrie Morgan, Jett Williams, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trent Tomlinson, and Heartland. Wearing one of Manuel’s outfits he made for Patsy Cline, Julie Roberts walked the runway with Hank Locklin and performed one of her favorite Patsy Cline songs. John & Jim Hager from the TV show Hee Haw strutted down the runaway in their Manuel shirts. Others in the audience included Little Richard and Eddie Montgomery who wore one of his fashioned Manuel jackets. At the end of the show, Manuel was honored with an award presented to him by his good friend Marty Stuart.

December 4

Ray LaMontagne

2007

February 6

AFI

June 6

Three Days Grace

October 3

David Crosby & Graham Nash

October 12

Southern Festival of Books (3 Day Event)

October 18

Gov’t Mule with Special Guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

October 23

Ryan Adams

November 8

Dolly Parton Honored with Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service

Dolly Parton, entertainer turned philanthropist and education advocate, has once again been feted for her efforts. The Smithsonian Institution’s Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars singled out her civic contributions by giving her its Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The ceremony took place Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium. From reviewing the list of past recipients, it appears Dolly was the first entertainer to be honored, as most past honorees were politicians or in non-entertainment fields, such as medicine. Also honored at this event was Hospital Corporation of America Chairman and CEO Jack Bovender, Jr.

November 21

Paramore

2008

May 31

Ira Glass

September 26

The Avett Brothers

October 10-12

Southern Festival of Books

October 16

Orleans

October 17

Lucinda Williams

October 20

Lee Ann Womack

November 6

STS9 with Special Guest Count Bass D

December 5

107.5FM Acoustic Christmas

107.5FM Acoustic Christmas had performances by Sara Bareilles, Shontelle, Saving Abel, Kevin Rudolf, Lady Gaga, Boys Like Girls, Brandy & Metro Station.

2009

January 31

St. Olaf Choir with Director Anton Armstrong

February 7

Yonder Mountain String Band

March 14

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals (2 Day Event)

March 19

Sandi Patty

July 6

Les Claypool with Special Guest O’Death

July 11

Sonic Youth with Special Guest The Entrance Band

July 30

The Dead Weather with Special Guest The Screaming Females

September 25

“You Have the Power…Rock the Power!” Benefit Concert

You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, Inc. was founded by Andrea Conte in Nashville, TN in 1993 to advocate for victims and educate the community to prevent violent crime.

September 25

Orleans & Friends

Orleans performs at War Memorial for their 2nd appearance with special guests Jimi Jamison, John Cafferty, Joe Bouchard, Wayne Nelson, Jonell Mosser, Kathie Baillie & Linda Davis.

October 5

Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures consists of drummer Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters & Nirvana), vocalist/guitarist Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Desert Sessions, Eagles of Death Metal & Screaming Trees) and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zepplin).

October 15

Former First Lady Laura Bush Speaks

Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks before the National Trust for Historic Preservation at their annual national conference. NTHP champions and protects places that tell the stories of our past. It enhances our sense of community and brings us closer together: saving the places where we take our children to school, buy our groceries, and stop for coffee – preserving the stories of ancient cultures found in landmarks and landscapes we visit – protecting the memories of people, places, and events honored in our national monuments. NTHP is also about getting involved in saving these monuments, landscapes, and neighborhoods.

October 20

The Mars Volta

October 31

STS9 with Special Guest Maserati

November 8

MUTEMATH with Special Guest As Tall As Lions

November 14

W.P. Young

December 5

107.5FM Acoustic Christmas

December 9

Rob Bell

2010

January 30

Yonder Mountain String Band

February 5

Umphrey’s McGee

April 19

Owl City

May 4

The Grand Ole Opry Returns

Due to heavy flooding in Nashville, Grand Ole Opry performances were moved from the Grand Ole Opry House to other Nashville venues. The first public performance of the Opry in its former home since 1943 took place on May 4, 2010 at War Memorial Auditorium. The Opry House suffered damage as a result of the record-breaking rains and subsequent flooding in Nashville. The last time the Opry had to relocate was in 1975, just one year after the opening of the Grand Ole Opry House. That move was also caused by Cumberland River flooding. “While we ourselves are shaken by the impact of the flooding of the Opry House and throughout the area, it is important that Nashville’s most treasured tradition continues with this week’s shows,” said Grand Ole Opry Vice President Pete Fisher. “We look forward to coming together both as the Opry family and as a great American city just as we have every week for nearly 85 years. Our hearts go out to all of those affected in the Middle Tennessee area.”

May 22

Grand Ole Opry Performance

July 12

Band of Horses

August 6

Grand Ole Opry Performance

August 17

Grand Ole Opry Performance

August 22

Coheed & Cambria with Special Guests Porcupine Tree & The Dear Hunter

August 28

Grand Ole Opry Performance

September 14

48th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

September 22

Straight No Chaser

September 22

Straight No Chaser

October 1

Guster with Special Guest Everest

October 8

22nd Annual Southern Festival of Books (3 Day Event)

October 14

311 with Special Guest Outlaw Nation

November 1

Mumford & Sons with Special Guests Cadillac Sky & King Charles

Mumford & Sons Performs with Special Guests Cadillac Sky & King Charles. Also making an appearance, Old Crow Medicine Show stopped by and played “Wagon Wheel” with Mumford & Sons.

2011

February 8

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy with Special Guests from the North Mississippi Allstars

February 9

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy with Special Guests from the North Mississippi Allstars

February 11

Here Come the Mummies

February 18

Umphrey’s McGee with Special Guest Keller Williams

March 5

7th Annual Green 17 Tour Featuring Flogging Molly with Special Guests Moneybrother & Drowning Men

April 14

Ween

August 17

Evanescence with Special Guests Fools for Rowan & Art of Dying

September 21

Soundland Festival Featuring Jonny Corndawg, Dawes & M. Ward

October 5

Arctic Monkeys with Special Guest Smith Westerns

October 14

23rd Annual Southern Festival of Books (3 Day Event)

November 5

Corey Smith with Special Guest Florida Georgia Line

December 2

107.5FM Acoustic Christmas

107.5FM Acoustic Christmas Featuring Hot Chelle Rae, Demi Lovato, Plug In Stereo, Cady Groves & Colbie Caillat

December 31

Here Come the Mummies

2012

March 3

Dr. Dog with Special Guests PUJOL & Purling Hiss

May 20

Chris Cornell

September 6

The Secret Sisters

September 28

Celebrate the City

Artist Growth, the music app whose platform is “dedicated to empowering artists” (SXSW.com), announced the first of it’s “Celebrate the City” concert series in conjunction with the historic War Memorial Auditorium. The event brought touring artists and emerging acts alike together to revel in the music and culture of Nashville. The first bands featured were Reptar, Rubblebucket, and Cherub.

October 7

IEBA Conference Day 1 Featuring Spin Doctors, Eli Young Band, Barenaked Ladies & Many More!

The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) is a non-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals. Founded in 1970, IEBA provides networking, showcasing and educational opportunities to strengthen relationships, foster growth and increase revenue for the live entertainment industry. IEBA showcases the best and brightest talent in all genres of music and all fields of entertainment. On October 7, the conference showcased the following performers: Joe Robinson, Yacht Rock Revue, Steel Magnolia, Edwin McCain, Barenaked Ladies, Eli Young Band, Spin Doctors.

October 8

IEBA Conference Day 2 Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Joe Nichols, Aaron Lewis & Many More!

International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) is a non-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals. Founded in 1970, IEBA provides networking, showcasing and educational opportunities to strengthen relationships, foster growth and increase revenue for the live entertainment industry. IEBA showcases the best and brightest talent in all genres of music and all fields of entertainment. On October 8, the conference showcased the following performers: Joe Nichols, Aaron Lewis, Sarah Darling, DJ DU, Steve Holy, Rachel Farley, Parmalee, Florida Georgia Line.

October 9

IEBA Conference Day 3 Featuring David Cassidy, Hinder, 3 Doors Down & Many More!

International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) is a non-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals. Founded in 1970, IEBA provides networking, showcasing and educational opportunities to strengthen relationships, foster growth and increase revenue for the live entertainment industry. IEBA showcases the best and brightest talent in all genres of music and all fields of entertainment. On October 9, the conference showcased the following performers: David Cassidy, Petter Noone (Herman’s Hermits & Boys), Hinder, Leon Russell, 3 Doors Down.

October 12

24th Annual Southern Festival of Books (3 Day Event)

October 17

Dale Franklin Awards

Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill & Randy Owen were honored as the 2012 recipients of the prestigious Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award. Musical tributes were performed by David Nail, Little Big Town, Rodney Crowell, The Time Jumpers, The Grascals, Ronnie Dunn & Big Al Anderson.

November 4

Kendrick Lamar with Special Guests Chancellor Warhol & DJ Crisis

November 8

Lindsay Buckingham

December 14

Monster Outbreak Tour Featuring Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying & Memphis May Fire

2013

January 30

Honoring a Legend: A Tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement

“Honoring A Legend, A Tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement” celebrated the remarkable life and legacy of Cowboy Jack as his friends paid homage to his rich musical accomplishments. Featured artists included: Dan Auerbach, Bobby Bare, Marshall Chapman, Rodney Crowell, Jakob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, John Prine, T-Bone Burnett, Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp, Mary Gauthier, Kris Kristofferson, Nikki Lane, John C. Reilly, Amos Lee, John Hiatt.

February 13

Tommy Emmanuel

February 23

Dave Mason with Special Guest Kiernan McMullan

March 1

Buddy Guy with Special Guest Jonny Lang

March 10

The Zombies with Special Guest The Ettes

March 19

Fight Night 2013

March 20

Bad Religion with Special Guest Polar Bear Club

March 29

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Video Shoot

April 12

WAR & Tower of Power with Special Guest DJ Set by Jacob Jones

April 14

Aaron Neville with Special Guest Jason Eskridge

May 10

Anthony Hamilton with Special Guest Laura Reed

June 8

Brandy with Special Guest Kiya Lacey

June 20

Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate with Special Guests Voodoo & Omega Swan

June 22

Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys & Alejandro Escovedo

June 28

Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx

July 9

Marilyn Manson with Special Guest Picture Me Broken

July 10

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

August 1

The Psychedelic Furs with Special Guest Spacehog

August 3

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Jason Bonham, son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, pays tribute to his father with an intimate show celebrating his life with over two hours of Zeppelin tunes, photos and videos.

September 8

Chris Isaak with Special Guest Sam Lewis

September 13

Charlie Daniels

September 17

Joe Satriani: Unstoppable Momentum Tour with Special Guest Steve Morse Band

September 25

Mavis Staples & The Blind Boys of Alabama with Special Guest Jacob Jones

September 27

Three Doors Down Unplugged

October 3

Atoms for Peace

Atoms for Peace is a rock-electronic supergroup featuring Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker of Beck & REM, and Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark.

October 4

Here Come the Mummies

October 11

25th Annual Southern Festival of Books (3 Day Event)

October 23

The First Amendment Center’s Freedom Sings

October 29

Asking Alexandria with Special Guests Sevendust, Emmure, For Today & All That Remains

November 3

Lupe Fiasco with Special Guest Stalley & The Boy Illinois

November 10

OAR: Tailgate Tour with Special Guest Chris Cab

November 12

Krewella with Special Guests Seven Lions & Candyland

December 10

102.9FM’s Swanky Sweater Christmas Jam

Starring 30 Seconds to Mars with Special Guests Atlas Genius & Beware of Darkness

December 11

A John Waters Christmas

December 13

Dave Barnes with Special Guests Jason Eskridge, Gabe Dixon, Bart Millard and All Sons & Daughters

December 18

John Tesh Big Band Christmas

2014

February 1

School of Rock Presents Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”

February 1

School of Rock Presents Arena Rock

February 13

Tommy Emmanuel

February 19

Lee Brice & Randy Houser with Special Guests American Young & Parmalee

February 20

Buddy Guy with Special Guest Robert Randolph & the Family Band

March 7

Bring Me the Horizon: The American Dream Tour with Special Guests Of Mice & Men, LETLIVE & Issues

March 13

Pink Martini with Special Guest The Von Trapps

March 20

The Southern Soul Assembly Tour with Special Guest Kenny Foster

Four talented songwriters together on one stage for an amazing night of stories and songs, inspired by the roots of Southern Rock, Gospel, Funk and Blues… THE SOUTHERN SOUL ASSEMBLY TOUR FEATURING: JJ GREY: After over a decade of hard touring and five studio albums, Florida native Grey still spends eight months of the year on the road, bringing his music to his loyal, ever-growing, worldwide fan base, laying it all on the line with each and every performance. ANDERS OSBORNE: New Orleans prodigal son is a triple threat as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He can play the gutbucket bluesman and hot guitar slinger, and he can play the sensitive, soulful singer/songwriter, and he’s excellent at both. MARC BROUSSARD: Is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into “Bayou Soul”. The timeless, soulful nature of Marc’s vocal lends well to Film and TV, and will continue to do so for years to come. LUTHER DICKINSON: The Memphis born guitar aficionado has lent his talents to some of the biggest Roots/Jam bands around, including North Mississippi All Stars, Black Crowes and John Hiatt.

April 12

Comedians Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood (from Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

April 26

Kevin Costner & Modern West with Special Guest Lily Costner

April 27

Switchfoot with Special Guest Kopecky Family Band

April 28

Bastille with Special Guest To Kill A King

May 8

“Demand Our Stars” Tour

The actors starring in the dramatic teen love story “The Fault in Our Stars” and the bestselling book’s author toured four winning cities thanks to their fans voting. Shailene Woodley (Hazel), Ansel Elgort (Augustus), Nat Wolff (Isaac) and John Green appeared in front of more than 3,000 screaming fans, including a red carpet event and a live Q&A from the audience.

May 11

Ledisi with Special Guest Saaneah

September 30

Skrillex

October 1

Skrillex

October 8

Erasure

October 16

Brand New

October 17

The Del McCoury Band with Special Guest Hot Rize

October 31

STS9

December 5

BUSH

December 31

Moon Taxi

2015

April 28

The Offspring with Jawws

April 29

Godsmack with Hellyeah

May 5

Chevelle and The Used

May 12

Seether with Tremonti

May 17

Butch Walker with Special Guest Jonathan Tyler

August 7

Happy Together

September 21

War Memorial Auditorium’s 90th Anniversary

October 13

Modest Mouse With Special Guest Hop Along

October 14

Modest Mouse With Special Guest Hop Along

October 17

All That Remains & We Came As Romans

The HardDrive Live Tour with Like Moths To Flames & Failure Anthem

October 30

Slightly Stoopid with special guests Stick Figure and Roots of A Rebellion

October 31

Diarrhea Planet and JEFF The Brotherhood with special guest Ranch Ghost

November 7

Lettuce with The New Mastersounds

November 11

Billy Gibbons

November 14

STS9 with special guest SunSquabi

November 20

Randy Rogers Band with special guest Wade Bowen

December 4

102.9 Swanky Sweater Christmas Jam

Starring AWOLNATION with special guests Highly Suspect and Red Sun Rising

December 12

A John Waters Christmas

December 13

City and Colour with Bahamas

December 31

Moon Taxi with special guest All Them Witches

2016

January 30

Rebelution with New Kingston

February 13

Judah & The Lion with special guests Kristin Diable and Future Thieves

February 22

Slayer with Testament and Carcass

April 23

The Darkness with RavenEye and The Tip

May 4

Bring Me The Horizon with special guests ’68 and Silver Snakes

May 25

Bullet For My Valentine plus special guests Asking Alexandria

July 22

Michael Franti & Spearhead’s SOULROCKER Tour with Marc Scibilia

September 22

Chevelle with The Dead Deads and AEGES

September 28

Journeys Presents ‘The Made to Destroy Tour’ featuring Pierce The Veil, Neck Deep, and I Prevail

October 5

Alter Bridge with Adelitas Way and 3 Pill Morning

October 22

Mac Miller

November 3

STS9

November 12

The Fray

2017

January 22

Falling in Reverse

February 11

Music City Roots

March 29

The Flaming Lips

April 28

Hillsong Young and Free

May 4

Opeth & Gojira

May 5

In This Moment

May 6

Seether

May 9

Breaking Benjamin

July 19

AFI & Circa Survive

August 5-6

Deep Tropics

September 7

Nashville House Concerts: Martina Mcbride, Josh Osborne, Shane Mcanally, Ryan Kinder, Joe Denim, Jim Lauderdale

September 12

Voices of a People

September 24

Adam Ant

October 5

Nashville House Concert: Billy Currington, Tracy Lawerance, Ashley Mcbryde, Kendall Marvel, Tom Mabe

October 24

Primus

October 29

Macklemore

November 2

Nashville House Concerts: Dierks Bentley, Rhett Akins, Ray Scott, Waterloo Revival

November 15

The Used with Glassjaw – Copro with LN

December 7

Nashville House Concerts:Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson. Mandy Barnett, David Fanning, Natalie Stovall

December 13

Jason Bonham

2018

January 4

Nashville House Concerts: Ed Roland, Tim Montana, Love & Theft, Shelly Fairchild, Earl Bud Lee, Williams & Ree

February 1

Nashville House Concerts: Kristian Bush, Natalie Hemby, Chuck Wicks, Delta Rae

February 15

Joe Russo`s Almost Dead

March 1

Nashville House Concerts: Trick Pony, Linda Davis, Kalie Shorr, Adam Doleac, Taylor Phillips, Eddy Raven

March 9

Jeezy

April 5

Nashville House Concerts: Joe Nichols, Shenandoah, JT Hodges, Killer Beaz, Gary Hannah

April 29

HAIM

May 2

Stone Sour

May 3

Nashville House Cocnerts: Jerrod Nieman, Charles Esteen, Dusty Slay, Maisy Stella, Scott & Emily Reeves

June 7

Nashville House Concerts: Craig Morgan, Frankie Ballard, Jon Randall & Jessi Alexandria, Rachel Holder, Gunnar Nyblad, Billy Dean

September 6

Nashville House Concerts: Thompson Square, Freddy Jones Band, Abe Stoklasa, Shelly Fairchild, Chris Roberts
 


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