Massive $100 Million Entertainment Studio Coming To Middle Tennessee
By Sarah Tate
October 28, 2021
A massive entertainment studio is coming in Middle Tennessee.
Music City Studios is set to break ground its 47-acre creative campus in Hendersonville by the end of the year. Billed as a "first-of-its-kind" multi-media campus, the studio will be dedicated to film, live touring, virtual production and technical support, among others, for Metaverse-based businesses, News Channel 5 reports.
The campus will have 200,000 square feet of sound stage space as well as 500,000 square feet of space for tenants focused on film, live music and other forms of media production. According to the news outlet, capital investment for the development is more than $100 million.
Music City Studios also announced its partner and anchor tenant, Monolith Studios, whose first office in Tennessee will open with the development.
"Monolith is expanding its footprint around the world and Tennessee is a critical creative hub for our business," said Josh Furlow, CEO of Monolith. "For a city and region that has been built on the entertainment industry, we look forward to creating the 21st century digital campus to help support live entertainment merging with the digital future."
Take a look at the digital rendering of the proposed development below.
Hendersonville Mayor Jamie Clary said the companies couldn't have selected a more appropriate location than the space in Sumner County due to its past and present residents like Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash and The Oak Ridge Boys.
"Hendersonville is a growing community of professionals who bleed creativity," said Mayor Clary. "The entertainment infrastructure needed for a film and music facility is already in and near Hendersonville. Music City Studios and their tenants will do well here."
Tenants in the massive campus are expected to be announced in early 2022, and construction is anticipated to be completed by 2023.