Discovery Park of America Announces Construction of Outdoor Stage and Seeks Naming Sponsor

We’re announcing today that a 700-square-foot outdoor entertainment stage is under construction as an addition to our Rotary Pavilion. This stage will be used for concerts, theatrical productions, weddings and other special events. We’re also seeking a naming sponsor for the stage, which will be the only one of its kind in the region.

A grand opening concert to unveil our stage is scheduled for the first evening of our summer concert series, Rhythm on the Rails, on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

It is located next to the Train Depot, beside the lake on the south side of the park, and was designed after using temporary stages for several years in various locations, which has helped us determine the best spot for entertainers and audiences.

“Part of the mission of Discovery Park is to champion the arts and bring all types of musical entertainment to Northwest Tennessee,” said Karl Johnson, the museum’s director who is responsible for booking much of the talent that performs at Discovery Park. “This beautiful new stage will allow us to provide a quality venue for entertainers from around the country.”

In addition to ongoing exposure from signage on the stage, the naming sponsor will receive numerous annual benefits. Those interested in more information about sponsoring the stage should email Mary Nita Bondurant at