Last week we got an exclusive look at the new concert hall at 12th and Porter, a downtown live-music venue in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN. For the past 25 years 12th and Porter has hosted acts to its intimate, 300-person capacity, venue stage. Acts varying from Kings of Leon, Twenty Pilots, Keith Urban, Jacob Whitesides, and even Run-DMC have played this eclectic offering stage.
Under new management, Infinity Hospitality Group, 12th and Porter has revamped their sound and lighting equipment to push its live experience to the next level. I spoke with DeShawn Manley, Entertainment Director, about the timing of the upgrades and vision moving forward.
In our brief conversation Manley explained that while 12th and Porter is known in the Nashville area for its showcases, music labels in town utilize the space for special previews of artists and even test shows before acts head out on tour. She further described that 12th and Porter is a home for up and coming artists, which is why I checked out the spot for The New Nine.
For those of you that are in a band, an artist yourself, or maybe just helping a friend book gigs, 12th and Porter should be a serious contender for a Nashville stop. Easily accessible, incredible sound, and engaging lighting make for a music experience tailored to the fan.
To find out more about booking information or the venue itself check out www.12thandporter.com