The Mercy Lounge
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|Address||One Cannery Row|
|Capacity||Mercy Lounge: 500
Cannery Ballroom: 1,000
The Mercy Lounge is a music venue in Nashville, Tennessee. The Mercy Lounge and Cannery Ballroom reside in Nashville's Historic Cannery building, located between the thriving The Gulch neighborhood and staple downtown, Nashville skyline.
Built in 1883, the Cannery was originally a flour mill and later a place to grind coffee. The building earned its name when the Dale Food company bought it in 1957 and began processing food (jams, jellies, mustard, mayonnaise, peanut butter, etc.) eventually opening a restaurant called "The Cannery" in the early 1970s. The building housed a country music theatre in the late 1970s and evolved into one of Nashville's primary music venues in the 1980s and early 1990s. Jimmy Cliff, Jane's Addiction, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, Midnight Oil, Greg Allman, Robin Trower among other touring acts of the time played the Cannery. The Mercy Lounge is on the 2nd level of the structure with a standing room capacity of 500, a back bar featuring pool tables and classic pinball machines. The Mercy Lounge also features a luxury hospitality suite much like a Chicago or New York warehouse district loft complete with kitchen and bathrooms.