NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WRKN) – The Wildhorse Saloon will begin a nearly $9 million renovation in downtown Nashville on Wednesday.

The project to renovate the 66,000-square-foot entertainment venue on Second Avenue will include enhanced stage lighting, sound and video capabilities, an expanded retail footprint along with renovated private event space, bars and restrooms.

“The Wildhorse Saloon has been a beloved, family-friendly part of downtown Nashville’s entertainment district for more than 20 years, and we believe this renovation will solidify its position as a premier attraction for locals, tourists and convention goers alike,” said Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties, which owns the Wildhorse Saloon.

The venue will retain its 3,300-square-point dance floor overlooked by two horseshoe-shaped balconies with scenes of wild horses running across the ceilings and walls.

The Wildhorse Saloon opened in 1994 and offers live music, line-dancing, five bars and can hold up to 1,400 people.

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