How We Reach Teens
- Sixth Avenue skate shop and skate park
- 3 venue sizes for concerts and live entertainment
- After-school activities onsite for at-risk 12-22 year olds
- Bible studies: Family Dinner (Potluck), Skate Church
- GearHeads: go karts, car engines, bicycles
- Art, film making, jam studios
- Recording studio
- Arts and Entertainment Summer Camp
- Hip hop dance
- Movie making
- Girls Night/Man Night
- Community Service
Averaging 500+ teens per week, Rocketown has received nearly half a million visits from across Middle Tennessee during its existence.
Rocketown was founded in 1994 by Michael W. Smith. The first of its kind in the Southeast, Rocketown has grown into a regional outreach as well as a model for Christian-based relational outreach across the country. Following the tragedy of Columbine in 1999, Rocketown’s board was inspired to grow the scope of programming and move to a central location in downtown Nashville. The current facility features three stages for live entertainment, Middle Tennessee’s only indoor skatepark, The Hub snack bar, a recording studio, and photography, art and dance studios. More than 500 teens from across the Middle Tennessee region participate in programs each week.