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Rocketown of Middle Tennessee

Who We Are

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
  • Photography
  • Skateboarding
  • 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.

What We Do

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.