One of Nashville’s best summertime hangouts is The Band Box. The Band Box is a well-executed outdoor bar and lounge area within the Nashville Sounds Stadium, First Tennessee Park. Anyone who has a ticket to the game can eat, drink, sit, and play games at The Band Box. It’s only open on game nights and opens 60 minutes prior to game time. This concept came from the genius Goldberg brothers of Strategic Hospitality who also brought us Pinewood Social, Paradise Park, Patterson House, Catbird Seat, and more Nashville favorites.
Games + Atmosphere
The Band Box has a bunch of games including ping pong, cornhole, table hockey, and shuffleboard. The restaurant and bar occupies about 4,000 square feet in right field. There is a huge wrap-around bar, which is ideal for getting drinks, especially on 2-for-1 Thursdays. There is also plenty of comfy seating within The Band Box area, but get there early to snag a spot!
The Country Club – a nine-hole miniature golf course! The miniature golf course named The Country Club officially opened summer of 2016. Strategic Hospitality partnered with the Nashville Sounds, Oz Arts Nashville, and the Arts & Business Council on the project. Each hole of the course features different local and regional artists. All ages are welcome in groups up to 4 players. The cost is $5 per player and is open during regular ballpark hours with extended hours following Thursday, Friday and Saturday home games.
Food + Drinks
The Band Box offers so much more than your average baseball concession stand. Beer, hotdogs, and nachos come to mind on the way to the ballpark. You will find all of these classic items at The Band Box, but done the right way! For example, the hotdog features Porter Road Butcher meat with Yazoo mustard, pickled onions, and peach relish. All of the food items are prepared thoughtfully and deliciously.
There are local craft beers on draft including a selection from Jackalope, Tennessee Brew Works, Black Abbey, and Little Harpeth, to name a few. Oh, and the Whiskey and Coke Icee is a must-try!
*HINT: If you want to grab one of the 4-tops with a killer view (pictured below), you can purchase tickets for those seats. They are labeled “MTSU 4-tops” on the ticket purchasing page. The tables have wait service plus a handy flag installed on each table, which you can display to get your server’s attention when you need to place an order. Four-tops are available for $100 (Sun-Wed) or $120 (Thurs-Sat) per table per game. You can purchase by calling (615) 690-4487×2 or in-person at the First Tennessee Park ticket office.
There are home games through August, so check the schedule and be sure to stop by The Band Box!