Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present and future. With 22,000 square feet of cocktail, culinary and entertainment space, The Acme invites guests to experience an entirely new Lower Broadway.
The first floor at Acme is an updated take on the classic honkytonk – the Acme “funkytonk,” with eclectic, fast-casual cuisine, 28 beers on tap, communal tables and live music featuring local Nashville musicians. The first floor also houses The Acme Farm Store, a small boutique mix of Acme-branded merchandise, local favorites and Nashville-based artisan goods.
The second floor of the Acme provides a lounge and bar on Broadway where locals and visitors can socialize comfortably with lounge seating, intimate group spaces, vintage games, shareable menu items, a photo booth and multiple televisions broadcasting sporting and special events. The drinks menu features craft cocktails, an extensive bourbon/whiskey collection and a variety of seasonal and craft beers. The second floor also features a sushi bar with a variety fresh, hand-rolled creations.
The third floor is home to The Hatchery at Acme, the largest one-level event and music venue on lower Broadway. Inspired by the long-held moniker of the building, Acme Feed & Hatchery, The Hatchery provides unparalleled character, historic charm and an open floor plan with endless opportunity to transform the space. The Hatchery is available year-round for event rentals, and will also host pre-programmed music series, events and concerts. For more information on The Hatchery, visit our events page.
The open-air rooftop bar at the Acme overlooks the entire downtown area, providing sweeping views of Broadway,the Cumberland River, Nissan Stadium and Riverfront Park. The rooftop plays home to many Acme events, from our (in)famous dance parties to Sanctuary Yoga’s weekend “Yoga Buzz” classes.
The three-story Acme building, built by JR Whitemore at 101 Broadway, has seen many changes in Nashville’s business community since its first tenants in 1890. Among them included the Cummins brothers’ grocery store (one of whom later headed an investment group that built Nashville’s first reinforced concrete building, which still bears the name Cummins Station), Southern Soda Works, Continental Baking Powder Co., Ford Flour Co., D. Byrd and Co., Bearden Buggy, Sherman Transfer Co., Chadwell Transfer and Storage Co., and Tennessee Wholesale Drug Co.
Nashville businessman Currey L. Turner moved his feed store, Acme Feed and Hatchery, into the building in 1943 and changed the name to Acme Farm Supply in 1965. Acme was known for its promotions, including holding annual “Purina jamborees” featuring Purina pigs Ike and Mike, who were given away as door prizes. That promotion gave way to free “dog dipping” (treating a dog for fleas) on Saturdays, which provided many memorable moments for families across middle Tennessee, including Acme Feed & Seed proprietor Tom Morales. Acme also owned a famous pet calf named Beautena that would appear on stage at the Grand Ole Opry during commercials.
Acme Farm Supply closed their doors after 91 years of business, the last 56 of which were spent at 101 Broadway. The building sat mostly vacant until Tom Morales and his partners leased the property in 2014 to open Acme Feed & Seed.
Shop local at the Farm Store at Acme Feed & Seed. Come on down to find an unparalleled selection of regionally-crafted artisan goods and Acme products. Choose from handmade jewelry, candles, clothing and upscale pantry provisions, including our own proprietary sauces, spices, spa products and Acme-branded gear. You can also stop by the Farm Store to find hand-curated and customizable gift baskets, full of local treats that are available to take home or ship to faraway family and friends. For more information, visit www.theacmenashville.com
To ensure timely programming please arrive at the scheduled load-in times. When arriving to the venue prior to loading-in, check-in at 1floor FOH and ask for the onsite production contact. You will then receive your required credentials for the day/night. All artists will not be able to load-in until they receive their credentials. If bands plan on arriving earlier than scheduled load-in times, please contact production manager prior to venue arrival. If you are unable to arrive on time for the scheduled load-in time, bands are required to contact the production manager via phone.
Load-in through the garage door located on 1st ave near the intersection of 1st ave and the back alley behind ACME. Look for the wooden ramp and rolling garage door.
ACME does not provide parking for artists. However, we suggest the parking garage at 3rd and Demonbreun in the Pinnacle building as well as the parking garage directly behind ACME. There is also free parking along Koreans Veterans and 1st Ave as well as Gay Street.
The production manager will explain what the hospitality available for the band is upon arrival.
We have a very limited time for change overs, so it is essential to use all of the provided house gear so we can keep the change overs to 30 minutes.
The room is extremely lively so it is essential to keep the stage volume to a minimum. We will provide a total of 6 monitor mixes to ensure an appropriate stage volume level.
Mapex Drum Kit (Shells and Hardware)
– Drummers – please bring own cymbals, snare, kick pedal, hi-hat clutch, sticks, and any aux. percussion
Ashdown Bass Amp Combo
– Bass Players – please bring own quarter inch cables
Blackstar Combo Guitar Amp
– Guitar Players – please bring own quarter inch cables and pedals
Vox AC15 Guitar Amp
– Guitar Players – please bring own quarter inch cables and pedals
Korg SV-1 Keyboard w/ stand
– Keyboardists – please bring your own cables
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:
For all production inquries, please contact email@example.com
For general inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the restaurant at 615.915.0888
For large-party reservations, please contact email@example.com
For retail inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For press inquiries, please contact email@example.com
For private events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to be heard on Acme Radio? Let us hear from you!
Want to play the main stage at Acme? Contact Booking@theacmenashville.com with the following for consideration:
– Links to music
– Links to socials
– Links to video (preferably a live performance)
– Best contact info for booking
Please do not attach any files unless requested. We get a lot of inquires so your patience is greatly appreciated. If you haven’t heard from us in 2 weeks, feel free to follow up again. Look forward to hearing from you!