Show Your Support for the Past and Future of Music Row—Let’s Rally the Row!

July 17, 2018 by Erica Stewart

Woman wearing Save Music Row t-shirt

photo by: So Nashville

On July 24, Historic Nashville Inc. and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are co-hosting a special event, Rally the Row, to raise awareness of the ongoing threats to Music Row’s survival and key actions Metro Nashville and the public can take to support it.

Music Row is a unique area that has produced some of the world’s greatest music for over 60 years. Now the area at the heart of Nashville’s worldwide recognition as Music City is in danger of being lost forever. Since 2013, 43 buildings with music industry connections have been demolished in Music Row—most to make way for apartment buildings.Now an additional five buildings on 16th Avenue, including Bobby’s Idle Hour, are threatened by the wrecking ball. The buildings – 1022, 1024, 1026, 1028 and 1030 – have housed music industry businesses for decades.

To gather our strength and show support for this one-of-a-kind music-making mecca, all are welcome to attend Rally the Row event on July 24 at Bobby’s Idle Hour, 1028 16th Ave. S., in the heart of Music Row. The event will feature live entertainment from some of Nashville’s best artists, musicians, and songwriters and information about ways the public can get involved in the effort to save Music Row.

Can’t make it? There are things you can do today to keep the music on Music Row. Sign our petition to let Nashville’s elected officials know Music Row matters to you, and urge them to take immediate steps to protect it. Purchase your own Save Music Row T-shirt and take the new Music Row guided walking tour the next time you’re in Nashville. Proceeds from the T-shirt and walking tour tickets will support a new Music Row Preservation Fund.

Together we can save #MusicRow!

Event details:

Rally the Row!
July 24, 2018
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bobby’s Idle Hour
1028 16th Avenue South

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