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Nashville getting its music back

New concert hall to open later this year
Posted at 5:10 PM, Apr 03, 2019

NASHVILLE—Ten years after the Little Nashville Opry burned to the ground, Nashville is getting its music back.

The new Brown County Music Center is expected to open in late-summer, according to the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

That's almost exactly ten years after fire destroyed the Little Nashville Opry, which brought some of the biggest names in country music to Brown County for years.

The music center will seat 2,000 and is located off State Road 46, just east of downtown Nashville.

It won't limit itself to country music.

"From rock, blues, and oldies to country, jazz, bluegrass, and even pop, performances at the Brown County Music Center will run the gamut, stretching across all musical styles and will appeal to a wide audience," according to the convention and visitors bureau.

The original name of the facility was going to be Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center.

"It was decided to officially brand the venue with Brown County's strong identity as a beloved Indiana destination, as well as clearly denote what guests can expect to experience," according to a press release from the bureau.

Some of the initial acts will be announced later this month and tickets will be on sale soon.

Building construction began last summer.