If you have ever visited Nashville and wandered into the Wildhorse Saloon on 2nd Street, you no doubt remember the iconic ‘horse people’ that were situated in multiple locations on all 3 floors AND the ceiling. Well, there are still a few of the horse people around to tell tails of the past, but in the newly unveiled $8.6M renovation, new state-of-the-art screens, artwork, signage and furniture really modernize the customer experience.
In fact, the Wildhorse now has digital technology that will allow them to live stream stage concert performances. Who plays at the Wildhorse you may ask? Well, names such as Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Foreigner, Heart, Pat Benetar, Rick Springfield, Big & Rich, to name a few have played at the Wildhorse, which comfortably seats about 2,000 people. It’s a great small venue to enjoy a concert at.
The bar area has been significantly expanded to handle more patrons and the gift shop is open and much larger than in the past. Even the entryway is more accessible after the renovation. However, they still offer FREE line dance lessons daily on the largest dance floor in Tennessee, so most of the historical traditions are still in tact!
Importantly, the company also renovated the meeting room area overlooking the Cumberland River, which opens the facility to host an array of corporate meetings and private events. They believe there is a opportunity in this corporate event market and also with the young millennials which is what prompted the renovation.
So, if you get to Nashville soon, be sure to check out the ‘new’ Wildhorse Saloon. And look for the ‘horse people’…there’s a few hangin’ around for picture taking.
Fun Excursions In A Box Guide: Nashville