Broadway (Nashville, Tennessee)

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Broadway
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Location Nashville, Tennessee
East end 1st Avenue North
South-West end 21st Avenue South

Broadway is major thoroughfare in Nashville, Tennessee. It includes Lower Broadway, a renowned entertainment district for country music.

Location[edit]

The street starts at 1st Avenue North, off the Cumberland River, and it runs all the way southwest to the campus of Vanderbilt University, where it takes a sharp southward turn and merges with 21st Avenue South.[1]

It is bisected by 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue, 7th Avenue, Rosa L. Parks Boulevard/8th Avenue South, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue, 11th Avenue, 12th Avenue, George L. Davis Boulevard, 14th Avenue, 15th Avenue, 16th Avenue, 17th Avenue South, 18th Avenue South, 19th Avenue South, Lyle Avenue, 20th Avenue South, Division Street, and 21st Avenue South.[1]

Concurrent Interstates 40 and 65 run beneath Broadway and are accessible via adjacent ramps on George L. Davis Boulevard and 14th Avenue South. Broadway is accessible from the Interstates at Exit 209A (I-40 W/I-65 N) and 209B (I-40 E/I-65 S).

From 1st Avenue to 16th Avenue, Broadway serves as the "dividing line" between the North and South designations of the avenues.

From 1st Avenue to 13th Avenue, Broadway serves as U.S. Route 70. From 8th Avenue to its merger with 21st Avenue South, Broadway serves as U.S. Route 431.

Landmarks[edit]

Lower Broadway consists of Broadway between First and Fifth avenues. Its features include the Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Convention Center and various honky tonk bars, including Robert's Western World and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.[2] The Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are both within one block of this area. Lower Broadway is a particularly crowded place during the annual CMA Music Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Map
  2. ^ Romine, Linda (2006). Frommer's Nashville & Memphis (7th ed.). pp. 117–120.