Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Downtown & the Gulch

Fronted by six majestic pillars, this grand neoclassic concert hall was completed in 2006 at a cost of $123.5 million. It hosts the Nashville Symphony as well as classics, pops, jazz, family, chamber music and Legends of Music series. Also plays popular and classic movies with symphony accompaniment. Kenneth Schermerhorn was the Nashville Symphony conductor for 22 years.

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Nearby Downtown & the Gulch attractions

1. Johnny Cash Museum & Store

0.05 MILES

Nashville's museum dedicated to 'The Man in Black' is smallish but houses the most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in…

2. Music City Walk of Fame Park

0.11 MILES

Glossy plaques honor songwriters and musicians who have made significant contributions to the Nashville music scene. Give a nod to Kid Rock, say howdy to…

3. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

0.14 MILES

This monumental museum, reflecting the near-biblical importance of country music to Nashville's soul, is a must-see whether you're a country music fan or…

5. Riverfront Park

0.19 MILES

This narrow park sits between downtown and the Cumberland River. Take your pooch for a romp in the dog park, have a picnic as you watch the barges from…

6. Music City Center

0.24 MILES

Opened in 2013, this convention and events complex looks up-to-the-nanosecond modern. It hosts everything from pool-and-spa expos to auditions for The…

7. John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

0.26 MILES

For a photogenic view of Nashville's skyline, stroll to the middle of this lovely truss bridge across the Cumberland River. Seigenthaler, longtime editor…

8. Cumberland Park

0.32 MILES

This 6.5-acre park hugs the Cumberland River's eastern bank across from downtown. For kids, there's a climbing wall and an innovative washboard play area…