“We love this place. It’s LOUD.” – Dave Grohl
Whatever the decade or style of music, War Memorial Auditorium is popular to artists and audiences alike for its open floor and seated configuration, which gives the option of sitting or standing during the performance. With pleasing acoustics and a charming art deco aesthetic, the space remains a top choice for a multitude of amazing concerts and special events.
When War Memorial Auditorium was dedicated in 1925, leading architects and artists of the time contributed to its style, near-perfect acoustics, and atmosphere. For 85 years, that legacy has continued—the pop culture in one era becomes a part of WMA’s colorful history in the next.
Talk about eclectic, KISS and Rush performed here on one night in 1974 and Charlie Daniels hosted his first Volunteer Jam the day-after. The next year the Eagles opened for Procol Harem. Through the years, old-time musicians, country singers, and rock stars have thrilled audiences in this remarkable space. David Bowie. Elvis Costello. Jim Croce. More recently, WMA has also hosted Mumford and Sons, Flogging Molly, The Arctic Monkeys, and Ryan Adams. The list goes on and on.
The legend grows; History is always in the making.
Box Office: (615) 782-4030
Our top priority is ensuring our audiences enjoy meaningful and safe experiences with the arts and protecting the health and well-being of our touring artists, volunteers, and employees.
In response to rising concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and due to events beyond our control, including the declaration of a Tennessee and federal state of emergency, TPAC will temporarily close Andrew Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theater, Andrew Johnson Theater, and the historic War Memorial Auditorium.
We have determined that presenting these events may be dangerous to public health and safety. Closing our venues is the right action to prevent exposing our employees and the people we serve to health risks and to reduce the strain on our healthcare providers.
Patrons holding tickets for performances affected by this closure will be contacted by the TPAC Box Office on the status of that performance and their options. TPAC is working to reschedule as many of the affected performances and events as possible and asks for patrons’ patience as this process may take some time.
As a nonprofit dedicated to the support and presentation of high-quality arts experiences for all ages, TPAC is built on the unique power of the arts to bring people together. We look forward to welcoming you back to our venues when we can safely proceed with regular operations.
Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2021
Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
May 05 - May 06, 2021
May 08, 2021
May 07 - May 09, 2021
May 14 - May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021
May 17 - May 18, 2021
May 29 - Jun 19, 2021