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Grand opening of Music City Center to feature live music

Posted: Updated: May 16, 2013 05:42 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

If you come downtown this weekend for the grand opening of the Music City Center you will be treated to some top notch entertainment, and much of that entertainment will involve music.  

The Time Jumpers will be one of the featured performers.

"I am thrilled to death that our band gets to come down there and be a part of that," said Vince Gill, country music artist and member of The Time Jumpers.

"It's wonderful. It's really an honor," said Jeff Taylor, another member of The Time Jumpers.

"We're really looking forward to it. I think it's going to be a big deal," said band mate Larry Franklin.

The Time Jumpers are just one of a group of diverse entertainers that will be a part of the opening ceremony.

Other performers include Sheryl Crow, The Nashville Symphony, The Fisk Jubilee singers, Phil Vasar as well as Mikky Ekko and Ten Out of Tenn.

"We are absolutely honored. I can't wait to see the new facility. It has been great watching it go up," said Andy Reece, another member of The Time Jumpers.

Gill added that he believes Karl Dean has done an amazing job as Nashville's mayor.

"And having the foresight to pull that off and make that happen. There were so many nay sayers when he wanted to do that. Power to him," Gill continued.

The grand opening of the Music City Center takes place this Sunday and Monday, May 18 and 19.

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  • May 15, 2013: Omni Hotel to offer 800 rooms, 4 restaurants
  • May 15, 2013: Mayor predicts Music City Center "will be big success"
  • May 10, 2013: Music City Center's ballroom features guitar shaped ceiling
  • May 10, 2013: Green initiatives made top priority for Music City Center
  • Feb. 21, 2013: Church sells property to allow for new hotel near Music City Center
  • Feb. 5, 2013:  Music City Center to open May 19
  • Jan. 28, 2013: Hundreds of solar panels to be installed on Music City Center's roof
  • Jan. 4, 2013: 117 days remain on Music City Center construction
  • Nov. 9, 2012: Visitors' exec. says city struggling to get conventions
  • July 17, 2012: 700K hotel room nights booked in advance at Music City Center
  • June 28, 2012: Music City Center more than three fourths complete
  • June 15, 2012: Omni Hotel just over year away from completion
  • April 30, 2012: Music City Center 1 year away from completion
  • Jan. 13, 2012: Music City Center faces minor setback
  • Jan. 9, 2012: Music City Center already pre-booked 600,000 room nights
  • Nov. 28, 2011: Music City Center more than halfway complete
  • Nov. 2, 2011: Construction on Music City Center reaches halfway mark
  • June 13, 2011: Music City Center making fast progress
  • March 31, 2011: Road construction to continue around MCC
  • Feb. 17, 2011: Downtown road construction drags on
  • Jan. 20, 2011: Construction workers claim too many out-of-state jobs at MCC
  • Jan. 16, 2011: Downtown intersection reduced to 2 lanes for construction
  • Jan. 13, 2011: Music City Center making fast progress
  • Sept. 9, 2010: Construction continues on new Music City Center
  • Aug. 24, 2010: Omni to build $250M convention center hotel
  • March 22, 2010: Official groundbreaking held for Music City Center
  • March 11, 2010: Music City Center creates construction jobs
  • March 9, 2010: Blasting begins for new Music City Center
  • Feb. 26, 2010: Convention center construction hits full throttle
  • Feb. 8, 2010: Crews tear down first building in Music City Center's footprint
  • Feb. 7, 2010: Auto shop relocates to accommodate convention center
  • Feb. 4, 2010: Find alternative parking during downtown construction
  • Jan. 21, 2010: Proposed Music City Center plans first conventions
  • Jan. 20, 2010: Music City Center, Medical mart concerns addressed
  • Jan. 20, 2010: Convention center given green light: Now what?
  • Jan. 20, 2010: Convention center approval clears way for medical mart
  • Jan. 19, 2010: Convention center approved, plans move forward
  • Jan. 19, 2010: Council approves convention center financing package
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