July 30, 2015 – The stage is officially set in Nashville! The latest HplusF design, Ascend Amphitheater, opens today at the new West Riverfront Park. Inspired by the lines and textures of a vintage 1962 Gretsch amplifier, the design pays tribute to the heritage of Nashville and its innumerable contributions to music throughout the decades. Already coined by city leaders as “Nasvhille’s front porch,” a public ribbon cutting ceremony is being hosted by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
The amphitheater is part of a large 11-acre civic park along the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville, which will be fully accessible to the public during non-event days. The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people with semi-fixed seating for 2,200, a 300-person greenway pavilion, and 4,000 lawn seats. Shows kick off at the end of July with acts like Eric Church, the Counting Crows, Phish, Janet Jackson and more appearing throughout the year. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
HplusF worked with Nashville architects Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects on the project.
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