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|Location||601 4th Ave. S.
|Genre(s)||Rock, Punk, Alternative Hardcore, MetalCore, Emo,(recently) Indie Rock,Hip Hop,Rap|
550 (seated dinner)
1,500 (standing room only)
Rocketown is a 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) facility with entertainment space, a coffee bar, and indoor skate park, located in Nashville, Tennessee. First opening in Franklin, TN in 1994-95 by Christian artist Michael W. Smith, Rocketown was created as a safe, drug- and alcohol-free place for teenagers to hang out. After closing its building for a brief period, it re-opened in 2003 in downtown Nashville. There is also a location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Rocketown features after-school classes, skateboarding, video games, and concerts. The concerts are open to patrons of all ages. Its focus is to be a safe all-ages venue that also provides after-school activities such as recording, film editing, art, dance, and much more.
Artists who have performed there include: Knee Deep in Stereo, Get Your Guns, Destroy Destroy Destroy, Prince, Death Cab For Cutie, Rancid, Silverstein, Underoath, Norma Jean, Eisley, Chiodos, Cherrybomb, Alert The Sky, Atreyu, As I Lay Dying, Saosin, AFI, I Am Ghost, Panic! At The Disco, Evergreen Terrace, Of Mice & Men Alcina, This Love These Hands, Sophia, Horrorpops, Tiger Army, Above the Sun, August Burns Red, Hidden Among Heroes, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Hawthorne Heights, Bury Your Dead, Unearth, Trivium, Alesana, Flyleaf, Sick Puppies, Kill Hannah, Resident Hero, Trenton, Volair, Blue Cadet Three, Pensive, and many, many more. The progressive metal group, Between the Buried and Me, filmed their live CD/DVD Colors at Rocketown, on August 2, 2008. The Christian metal band Demon Hunter also filmed a live show at Rocketown for their live DVD/CD.
Rocketown moved a few blocks to a new location in the summer of 2010. The city began construction for the new Music City Center and expanded Korean Veterans Boulevard, so the venue relocated. The last show at the old location (401 6th Ave S), Travisfest, was held on Saturday April 24. The first show in the new building, Clash of the Genres, was on April 30. The now current main building was open on August 6, 2010 as a part of the Back to School Bash/Grand Opening weekend.