A new venue set to open in the Nashville area in early 2023, Timberhawk Hall, is looking to bring concertgoers slightly outside of town to an area that hasn’t seen much live music activity, the city of Madison, with a rootsy vibe in an almost barn-like setting.
The concert hall, whose plans have been known to the local music community for a while but were just announced Thursday, will have a capacity of 1,000 attendees standing or 600 seated. It’s located a few miles northeast of downtown Nashville, in a suburban area of an incorporated historic city that some have characterized as “the next East Nashville,” both for its next-door status to the latter community and the number of musicians moving there.
Even though the new venue isn’t even officially in his jurisdiction, Nashville mayor John Cooper weighed in on the project and welcomed it to the greater community. “The Timberhawk Hall project provides a first-class venue that will be enjoyed and appreciated across our community, by residents and visitors alike,” Cooper said in a statement. “I’m grateful to all who have been involved in this important neighborhood investment and excited for its official opening.” (Pictured above is an artist’s rendering of the venue, currently under construction.)
The project is described as the brainchild of brothers Fred, Duncan and Patrick Kennedy. It may be another name, though, that offers hope to Nashville music fans about the hall’s possible booking policies. Santo Pullella has been hired as senior talent buyer after a decade in that role at 3rd & Lindsley, one of Nashville’s most reliable and well-loved clubs for nightly rock and Americana shows.
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