Mercy Lounge is the flagship venue at 1 Cannery Row – Nashville’s favorite destination for concerts, parties, shows and more. Part of the same entertainment complex as Cannery Ballroom, The High Watt and ONE. 25th Annual Pollstar Nominee for Night Club of the Year.
Has a “history of giving Nashville’s national-acts-to-be a platform to shape and showcase their sound for a packed house.” – Nashville Scene
“One of the most popular live music venues.” – USA Today
Nashville’s Band of Outsiders – New York Times
The Black Keys, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Alabama Shakes, Ty Segall, The Struts, Lzzy Hale, The Wombats, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, of Montreal, Melanie Martinez, Angel Olsen, OK Go, Shakey Graves and many more.
Since the doors to the Mercy Lounge first opened back in January of 2003, the cozy little club on Cannery Row has been both locally-favored and nationally-renowned. Building a reputation for showcasing the best in burgeoning buzz-bands and renowned national talents, the club has maintained its relevance by consistently offering reliable atmosphere and entertainment. The second story music venue is tucked neatly away in a low-key location half a mile from downtown, and its central location and metropolitan demeanor enable it to draw a diverse crowd of downtown tourists, hip-young socialites, and fans of live music alike. Mercy Lounge has a standing room capacity of 500, a state of the art sound system, and a back bar area that features pool tables, booth seating, and a more-relaxed environment from which to take in the show. Performing artists are offered dedicated monitor and front of house sound engineers, an array of lighting and production options, and a loft-style hospitality suite complete with kitchen, bathroom and comfort area.
With the addition of the Cannery Ballroom in 2005, the happening little lounge off 8th avenue adopted a big brother club capable of accommodating much larger national acts with more elaborate stage production, 1000-capacity standing room, and a huge bar stocked with all your favorite libations. In 2012, Mercy Lounge opened The High Watt to form a trio of independent clubs under one roof.
In the years since its arrival on the Nashville music scene, the Mercy Lounge complex hosted household names like John Fogerty, Snoop Dogg, Adele, Katy Perry, and The White Stripes, while introducing the city to breaking bands like Beach House, Dr. Dog, Cherub and The Struts. From our annual Anniversary celebrations to our unparalleled Road to Bonnaroo concert series to our weekly 8 off 8th event (a staple of the local rock scene that the New York Times described as “ultra cool”), Mercy Lounge’s reputation as one of the premier purveyors of awesome musical happenings in town has been firmly cemented. Perhaps that’s why the Chicago Tribune called them “one of, if not the best, live music bars in Nashville”.