NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Nashville continues to take steps to bounce back with a popular live music venue opening its doors for its first live performance since the pandemic.
The 5 Spot in East Nashville held its first in-person performance since the pandemic to a sold-out audience on Friday night.
The big event featured singer Tristen performing songs from her new album Aquatic Flowers, as well as virtual performances by Jenny Lewis, Vanessa Carlton, Robyn Hitchcock and others.
The reopening of The 5 spot has been a long journey.
The venue had to close after last year’s tornadoes ravaged East Nashville. It reopened just over a week later but had to close again after just half a night, due to the pandemic.
The 5 Spot aired the show live, but the venue’s co-owner says there’s nothing that compares to being there in person.
“It’s a beautiful piece, it looks great on TV, it looks great live, but it’s no comparison to a live audience,” said Travis Collinsworth, co-owner of The 5 Spot.
The 5 Spot says that even after the pandemic, it will keep its live streaming equipment to stream shows online.
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