Demolition of the Bijou
Another theater, the Bijou, was used by African-American audiences prior to desegregation. It was torn down in 1957 to make way for the Municipal Auditorium.
Municipal Auditorium Construction Begins
Construction of Municipal Auditorium
The Outside of the Municipal Auditorium
Auditorium Opens with a Church of Christ Revival (October 7, 1962)
Dick Clark Performs
August 4, 1963
Harlem Magicians game
A souvenir program from the 1963 Harlem Magicians game (now known as the Harlem Globetrotters)
Herman's Hermits (July 29, 1965)
Newspaper photo of Herman's Hermits, caption says "Fantastic Herman's Hermits in Nashville Tonight!"
The Rolling Stones (November 16, 1972)
Advertisement for the Rolling Stones concert. The Rolling Stones concert sells out in seven hours.
Elvis Presley (July 1, 1973)
Elvis Presley in singing in concert
Fleetwood Mac with special guest Kenny Loggins (May 21, 1977)
Fleetwood Mac Promotional poster
Grateful Dead (December 16, 1978)
Backstage pass from the Shakedown Street concert
Halloween show featuring Parliament (October 31, 1979)
Advertisement for the 1979 Halloween show featuring Parliament
South Stars Hockey team begins playing at the Auditorium
Hockey puck with the Nashville South Stars logo on it
Kiss (January 30, 1983)
KISS fills the Municipal Auditorium on Superbowl Sunday. Above picture taken from the "Living" section of the Tennessean.
United States Gymnastics Championships
Tour of World Figure Skating Champions Broadcast on CBS
Bullnanza (June 2-3, 2000)
After performing to incredibly large crowds, Bullnanza is forced to move to Gaylord Entertainment Center
Belmont Basketball moves to Auditorium as a temporary home while the Curb Events Center is being built