(1985 to 2007) What was is no more: These photos were taken at what used to be the largest outdoor amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee.
Starwood opened in 1985 to the sounds of Van Halen, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Motley Crew, just to name a few. Today, it looks like an epic ghost town of broken concrete, asphalt paths to nowhere, broken tiles that once lined the greenroom and overgrown grass.
Over the years, the concert venue changed names about three times. Up until 1999 it was called Starwood Amphitheater, the name then changed to the First American Music Center. The First American name only lasted for one year. In 2000, it was renamed the AmSouth Amphitheater. It also closed with that name in 2007.
Strangely enough, the grounds are also home to three small ski boats. The Murfreesboro Road location of Starwood is only 2.5 miles from the J. Percy Pries shoreline.