Cheaper Parking For Nashville Musicians

A Nashville music executive and city councilman is proposing lower parking rates for musicians who play in Lower Broadway honky-tonk bars and elsewhere downtown.


The Tennessean reports that BMI official Jeff Syracuse is proposing a $5 nightly parking rate for musicians who play downtown.

Syracuse was expected to address the issue April 27 at a special meeting of downtown merchants. Barrett Hobbs, CEO of Cumberland Hospitality Group, which has an ownership stake in three downtown venues, backs Syracuse’s proposal.

“The musicians that draw the crowds to our city core are an extremely vital part of our economic engine,” Hobbs told the paper. “His work to make sure that they aren’t priced out of performing is crucial to our community’s continued success.”

The deal is said to be between Premier Parking and the local musicians’ union. 

The Renaissance Hotel recently began offering musicians $9 valet service at its garage.