In one year, headlining acts will be performing in Nashville. On July 10, ground was broken for the Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center. The Maple Leaf will be a 2,000 seat indoor music venue located behind the Brown County Health and Living Center and the Nashville Police Department.
The venue will have a contract with Live Nation Entertainment, with 26 shows a year being organized and publicized by the company.
Currently, all but one permit have been approved for construction. The last permit needed is from the Indiana Department of Transportation for access to State Road 46. Construction-wise, the site is receiving foundation footers, however, the recent rain has been delaying much of the process. The field to the right of the building site was recently cleared to be turned into the parking lot for the site. The new Maple Leaf Boulevard, which will connect the venue/parking lot to SR 46, has been constructed and is being used for access to the site.
The lighting system in the building has been contracted to Bandit Lites. Bandit Lites is an international company based out of Nashville, Tennessee and has been in business for more than 45 years. The company is no stranger to working with large name bands and groups, working with big names such as: Dolly Parton, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, and Elton John. Bandit Lites has also worked on the lighting for the Presidential Inaugural Balls, Disney Studios, Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and many more.