|Address:||4225 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189, USA|
I had read some negative reviews about this venue and was a bit apprehensive prior to going there for a Shawn Mendes concert. But I have to say, it was a perfect night. The wait to get in the door was long, but that was to be expected and the line moved swiftly (they could have opened the doors a bit earlier in my opinion). There was plenty of space to set up camp on the lawn, and since only very low lawn chairs were allowed, the view was good and unobstructed from everywhere. The reserved seats of course had a better view, so if you want to be right in front of the stage, you have to pay for it. I do wish that there was more lawn seating in the back with a frontal view of the stage. What I did like was the fact that there was plenty of parking right next to the theater, and it was free! It also didnt take long to exit the parking lot (compared to other concerts Ive been to) so any complaints in that area are overblown, or they might have improved their efficiency. All traffic was well managed and we were on our way home within 20 minutes of the concert ending.
First we were forced to walk back to the car 90+ degree heat because our lawn chairs were too tall, then the next time through security they spotted a small pocket knife attached to my friends external keychain. Yep, you guessed it, back to the car again! Had to pour out our water, of course, and then pay $5 for each water at the venue. Then $11 for each beer that was worth drinking, and we ended up paying a lot of $$$. The sound system was good, and the mix was good except for the bass drum being too loud. They upgraded our seats from general admission (which is clear off to the side of the stage) to seats that were about a hundred yards from the stage. Not sure which would have been better since the general admission seats in the grass were actually closer to the stage. All the acts were top-notch and very entertaining,and once the sun went down and the temperature cooled off, we had a pretty good time.
***************************************Loved Kid Rock********************************************** But............... the crowd control was NOT SAFE. We sat in row 4 on the end by an aisle. People quickly filled the aisle and you could not get out of the area. Aisle should be open for safety. This was particular concerning as THREE fights occurred in our area. It was not possible to get out of the way due to the blocked aisles. The chairs were wire tied together so it was hard to push forward as well. In one fights I was nearly knocked down by the crowd trying to get out of the way. Several people yelled FIGHT - FIGHT. No response came! Not as important but.... we had VIP seats the beverage line had one serving line. The wait was extremely long. In summary, this concert venue has a lot of improvement to make.
Although I totally enjoyed listening to America & Michael McDonald with a special appearance by Christopher Cross, I did not like the seating at all. Folding chairs with absolutely no room for movement, made it very pleasurable! When guests are paying almost $200 for 2 seats, we should have room to groove! I may be over 50 but I am not dead yet! They need to reinvest their profits into making the seating on a better incline. That way when people want to stand up and dance to the music, they are not blocking other people from viewing the show. The police and male employees were very friendly, helpful, and over looked that, but the females...omgosh they are power tripping! Threatened to escort my husband out if he did not sit down! We will never see a show at this venue again, unless they correct these issues!
Went to the Bob Dylan concert on 6/26/16at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Ampitheater outside Nashville, TN. It totally sucked. All I saw of Bob Dylan was a hat in the far distance. No screens to give you an up close and personal view of the idol you spent 90 bucks to go see. Sound was bad and couldnt understand any words being sung. People from lawn area who paid 1/2 the price were coming over and standing right in your view of the far away stage. No one was making them move. I am handicap and in a wheelchair was told they had no specific area to facilitate me so I was pushed over very bad terrain grassy with holes and hilly. Why shouldnt a handicap person be able to enjoy what everyone else does. ADA might be interested in this. Will never ever attend another event at this amphitheater.
I liked the venue, however, there isnt much protection should a thunderstorm interrupt your concert. I admittedly ran under the VIP tent even though I was not VIP when this happened at the Music City Jazz Festival. The other thing I didnt like was all the mud I had to walk through to leave; I was afraid I was going to fall down in it. I know this is an outdoor venue but it may be good to install some paved walkways (maybe where the aisles are) so people are able to leave without slipping around in the mud.
This was a great venue! I went to see the Imagine Dragons, which was a sold out show. So when everyone was leaving there was a long wait to leave...but there were plenty of police directing traffic as well as helping people to their cars. At the end of the show only a few vendors were open and they had run out of water..but I guess with a sold out show in the middle of summer you are going to run out eventually! But other then that it was such a great place to listen to music and enjoy the scenery!
I saw John Fogerty last year, and Bob Dylan last nite. What a disappointing change in the venue. Previously there was a Big screen tv behind the stage allowing you to see the performers on stage. Worse than that is the HORRIBLE beer selection. We ARE in Nashville, Why cant we buy LOCAL beer and keep our $$ in out community. The music has always been Fabulous, I just hate seeing the venue following the Corporate America model
Saw Kid Rock opened by Tim Montana & the Shreddnecks with great seats about 4 rows back from front row center! Travel to & from local hotel was easy, as was parking. Inside, a variety of food & beverage options, ample amenities, and friendly staff helped make one of my favorite memories :).
Went to see Kid Rock 2015 in the rain and was super excited..! Parking was easy, ate and met plenty of people, overall the rain never hurt the show or crowd. Whitey Morgan & the78s played as well, we later booked a show to see them live they were that good.. !!
Great venue. The stage faces the woods and the crowd is nestled up in them, very cool. A little difficult to get to at showtime as it is off of a small two-lane road. Wish they had more shows out there.
Great outdoor concert venue in Whites Creek, TN just outside of Nashville. Very rustic setting in a rural city which can be a nice change from the busier downtown Nashville venues.
Cool venue for a show. Ive been to a few here now, and my only complaint is that there isnt any contingency plan for inclement weather. Just check the forecast before you go!