NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — There's some good news for Nashville musicians fighting for better parking options on Lower Broadway.
The Nashville Musicians Association and AFM Local 257 have struck a deal with Premier Parking for AFM Local 257 members.
Rather than pay $25 to $30 a night to park near Lower Broadway, musicians will have the option to park in the McKendree Garage on 6th and Commerce for $5 a night.
“As downtown musicians know all too well, prices can go as high as $25-30 a night for parking, but under this scenario the AFM 257 parking pass will get you parking in a conveniently located garage for $5 a night. These are one-time bar code passes, which are now available here at the AFM 257 office. Local 257 members in good standing who work downtown can come by and pick up a few. There will be a short form to fill out, with a few questions about their gigs downtown, just to keep up our end of the deal and make sure that these passes are actually going to working downtown musicians. This will save our members a lot of money, and is one more way that we make sure that our members get the maximum benefit from belonging to AFM Local 257, which has been looking out for Nashville musicians for 115 years and counting.
“This has been a long time coming, and I am very pleased that this concept has finally become a reality, and we thank Metro Council member Jeff Syracuse and the folks at Premier Parking for working together to make this happen,” President Dave Pomeroy said.
Metro Councilman Jeff Syracuse helped with the deal.