||The General Assembly passes a bill authorizing the Auditorium. A five million
dollar bond issue is approved by Nashville voters.
||The Auditorium Commission selects the present site for the Auditorium as part
of the Capitol Hill Redevelopment Project.
||On October 7th, the Auditorium opens with a Church of Christ revival meeting
as its first event. On October 27th, the Dixie Flyers played their first game
at the Auditorium.
||Motown Revue and Rolling Stones appear in concert.
||On October 28th the Dixie Flyers played their last game at the Auditorium.
||Auditorium Manager Floyd Rice and Commission Chairman James Armistead sign 30
year contract with Thermal Transfer Corporation to provide heating and cooling
services to the Auditorium. Disney on Parade sells out.
||The Rolling Stones return concert sells out in seven hours. Mayor Beverly Briley
hosts a dinner honoring the tenth anniversary of the Auditorium.
||Mayor Richard Fulton studies a plan to renovate the Auditorium. Chicago, Kansas,
and Eagles play the Auditorium.
||The Metro Council approves an appropriation of $200,000 to paint the interior
and replace seat upholstery in the facility. A proposal to hire an outside management
firm is defeated. Eric Clapton, Foghat, Jackson Browne, David Bowie, Willie
Nelson, O'Jays, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Isley Brothers, Commodores, Bruce
Springsteen, Foreigner, Jimmy Buffet, Boston, Genesis, Yes, Bob Seger, Billy
Joel, and Bob Dylan perform.
||Parliment Funkadelics, Styx, Nazareth, Rush, Super Tramp, Village People, Tom
Jones, The Cars, Natalie Cole, Rick James, Journey, Teddy Pendergrass, Kiss,
REO Speedwagon, AC/DC, Doobie Brothers, Jethro Tull, ZZ Top and Earth, Wind
and Fire perform.
||Linda Rondstadt, Willie Nelson, Rick James, Journey, Heart, Foghat, Ted Nugent,
John Denver, Roberta Flack, James Taylor, Smokey Robinson, Bob Seger, Kansas,
Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, and Kool and the Gang perform.
||Fan Fair moves to the Fairgrounds after outgrowing the Auditorium. Hockey returns
to the facility with the South Stars. Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Bruce Springsteen,
Molly Hatchet, Styx, ZZ Top, Beach Boys, B. J. Thomas, The Jacksons, Electric
Light Orchestra, Journey, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Starship, Rod Stewart, and Prince
||Barkays, Jimmy Buffet, Ozzy Osbourne, 38 Special, Elton John, Kansas,
James Taylor, Police, B. B. King, Judas Priest, Prince, John Cougar and Loverboy
perform. Auditorium celebrates its 20th anniversary.
||Boy George (Culture Club) sells out. Kiss, 38 Special, Van Halen, Bill Cosby,
Blue Oyster Cult, Yes, Ted Nugent, Dan Fogelberg, Lionel Richie, Conway Twitty,
Cameo, Jefferson Starship, Twisted Sister, Billy Squier, and Rush perform.
||Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam moves to Starwood after outgrowing the Auditorium.
||The Nashville Knights bring professional hockey back to the Auditorium.
||The Auditorium celebrates its 30th anniversary.
||Mayor Philip Bredesen supports two resolutions adopted by the Metropolitan Council
which call for $1.159 million dollars in repairs and renovations for the Auditorium.
||The renovated Auditorium successfully hosts the 1994 U. S. National Gymnastics
Championships in August.
||The Auditorium hosts Autozone's "Gathering." The three day event,
which also features a private Tim McGraw concert, is the largest corporate event
ever held at the Auditorium.
||Bob Dylan celebrates the 30th anniversary of the recording of "Nashville
Skyline" by hosting a concert at the Auditorium. The legendary "Nashville
Skyline" album features the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on the album
||With the support of Mayor Bill Purcell and the Metropolitan Council, a one million
dollar sprinkler and fire alarm system is installed in the Auditorium