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Music City Center Announces December and January Numbers
Direct economic impact for December and January exceeds $34 million
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Music City Center announced today that the building generated over $34 million in direct economic impact during the months of December 2018 and January 2019.
The Music City Center hosted 31 events with 72,364 attendees the last two months, generating 28,115 total room nights with a direct economic impact of $34,920,351. Fiscal year-to-date 150 events have been hosted with an attendance of 226,181 and an economic impact of $178,386,069. Tax collections continue to outperform expectations, and future sales bookings continue to outpace previous years.
“We’ve kicked off the new year strong with a number of events, including the First Couple’s Inaugural Dinner and Ball for Governor Bill Lee,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of Music City Center. “Additionally, we offered several public shows to the local community, including the Progressive Nashville Boat Show, Nashville Pink Bridal Show, Log & Timber Home Show and Nashville RV Super Show.”
The Convention Center Authority also announced that the Music City Center achieved 44.67 percent DBE participation in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, spending $656,485 with minority, women-owned and small businesses. Additionally, the Music City Center’s contractors spent a combined $584,095 with DBE firms.