Nashville, Tenn. — Southwest Value Partners and AEG, joint venture partners and co-developers of the Nashville Yards’ creative office, music venue and entertainment offerings, have reached an agreement with EVO Entertainment Group®, a leading operator of cinema-entertainment centers, to open a more than 48,000-square-foot experiential cinema and entertainment destination at Nashville Yards. Plans for EVO Entertainment Nashville Yards, slated to open in late 2024, include a 12-screen luxury dine-in cinema, eight lanes of bowling, a scratch kitchen and bar, private event spaces, and state-of-the-art gaming and attractions, gravity ropes and advanced virtual reality experiences.
“Nashville is a world-class entertainment and hospitality destination, and we can’t wait to be a part of this community,” says Mitch Roberts, founder and CEO of EVO Entertainment Group. “I’ve kept an eye on the progress at Nashville Yards since it was first announced and the dynamic, multi-faceted venue that Southwest Value Partners and AEG are creating is a perfect fit for EVO.”
EVO Entertainment Nashville Yards will occupy an entire floor of the 420,000-square-foot Class A+ creative office building centrally located in Nashville Yards. The development will also feature an up to 4,500-capacity, state-of-the-art live music venue and a curated collection of food, beverage, entertainment and shopping offerings.
A key and unique feature of EVO Entertainment Nashville Yards will be private event spaces featuring screening rooms for corporate events and private parties. A scratch kitchen and bar will serve both the private event spaces and guests at a full-service, dine-in restaurant and cocktail bar overlooking the plaza in front of the music venue.
“There is no cinema experience like EVO’s in this part of the country and we’re thrilled to bring their elevated entertainment offerings to Nashville Yards. EVO perfectly aligns with our healthy living, healthy working and hospitality focus,” says Cary Mack, managing partner with Southwest Value Partners.
Austin-based EVO Entertainment, originally launched in 2014 to transform the moviegoing experience, operates 19 venues across five states. EVO Entertainment Nashville Yards will be the company’s first venture in Tennessee. Jones Lang LaSalle represented EVO Entertainment on the transaction.
Nashville Yards is an 18-acre project located in the heart of downtown Nashville. When complete, the project will be a walkable, urban community featuring high-end hospitality offerings, including the 591-room luxury Grand Hyatt Nashville and the newly renovated Union Station Nashville Yards; retail and restaurant options; a concert venue and entertainment offerings developed in partnership with AEG; and creative and Class-A+ office space anchored by Amazon Nashville and a new multi-tenant office tower that will include the future headquarters of Pinnacle Financial Partners and Bass, Berry & Sims. The development will also offer 7 acres of open plazas, courtyards and green spaces. For more information, visit www.nashvilleyards.com.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is a leading sports and live entertainment company. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 160 million guests annually. For more information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.
SOURCE: Southwest Value Partners, AEG and EVO Entertainment