310 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
Photo courtesy of Ascend Amphitheater
Ascend AmphitheaterSituated on the banks of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville, this outdoor venue has hosted a variety of acts and genres—Janet Jackson, Chicago, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Marilyn Manson, and Phish, to name a few—since it opened in 2015. Concessions include local flavors like Martin's Bar-B-Que and Hattie B's hot chicken, as well as a little Pickers vodka to wet the whistle. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, and beer, of course, round out the offerings of outdoor concert fare. The backdrop for the entertainment can't be beat: the river behind you, the stars overhead, and Music City's skyline.