Tag Archives: Ascend Amphitheatre

Van Morrison: Ascend Amphitheatre / Nashville TN / September 14, 2017

The only other time I saw Van Morrison in concert was in 1974 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ, a mere 43 years before this Music City show. Back then, I sat in the front row for a set by Van and a band he called the Caledonia Express. When they returned to the […]

Cheap Trick: Ascend Amphitheatre / Nashville TN / September 19, 2016

Despite my disdain for outdoor shed shows filled with easily disinterested classic rock fans, I just could not pass up the opportunity of seeing Cheap Trick. After all these years, their music still sounds fresh and vital. And, as a performing live band, they still have their chops. Also, unlike many other 70’s bands, they […]

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Ascend Amphitheater / Nashville TN / August 8, 2015

I guess it was fitting that my first concert at Nashville’s newest outdoor music venue would be my favorite artist and the one whose 1987 concert (with the Confederates at Vanderbilt) caused me to make my first visit to Music City. It was also somewhat strange since aside from a 2007 unscheduled slot as a […]