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55th Nashville Advertising Awards Gala

Music City Center

We are looking forward to saluting our 2020 ADDY winners at this year's 55th Annual American Advertising Awards Celebration at the Music City Center.



It will be a busy night downtown – there’s a Preds game and the inaugural Nashville Soccer Club game at Nissan Stadium. All parking at the Music City Center will be pre-pay. You may want to consider using Uber or Lyft, especially if you’re headed out after the awards.


The Music City Center, located on 6th Avenue and Demonbreun, offers fee-based parking and is directly across from the south entrance to Bridgestone Arena. Although there are three entrances to the garage, the most convenient parking is through the P1 entrance on 6th Avenue between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans Boulevard.


We’re in a new ballroom this year – the Davidson Ballroom, which overlooks Korean Veterans Boulevard. When walking out of the garage, proceed to the Music City Center entrance located across from the P1 parking entrance. Follow the signs to the Davidson Ballroom.


>> Map & Parking Information



A delicious plated dinner will be served. The menu includes Middle Tennessee Kale Salad with local farm kale, shaved parmesan cheese, roasted tomato, pickled red onions, garlic croutons, and champagne vinaigrette. Nickajack Chicken Breast stuffed with cheese, roasted red and yellow peppers, Benton’s bacon, wild rice pilaf with dried cranberries, Roasted Asparagus, and Basil Pesto Cream Sauce. Deserts include a selection of Crème Brulee Cheesecake or Jack Daniel’s Chocolate Cake.


Multiple bars will be located in the ballroom and pre-function area – each of them will accept cash or credit.


Viewing the Work

This year the work will be displayed in the pre-function area of the Davidson Ballroom. Our volunteers have put a lot of time and effort into displaying this year’s winning entries. All physical entries are displayed with ID cards letting you know who’s responsible for it. JIVE has also printed screen shot of the interactive, digital and broadcast winners with a QR code so you can use your phone to view and listen to them.


Presentation of Awards

Out of professional courtesy for our winners and the occasion, we request that everyone be seated for dinner and remain seated throughout the awards presentation.


Again this year we will be presenting the awards by company.  When we recognize your company, we invite you all to come up on stage to receive all of your awards at once.  Our photographer, Dusty Draper, will take photos of you receiving your award. You’re also welcome to come back to the stage after the awards presentation to take additional photos with the backdrop.  Photos from the event will be available on our Flickr page after the event.


Again this year the Silver Medal award presentation will be a part of our ADDY night festivities. The highest honor offered by AAF, the Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.



Photographer Dusty Draper will again be joining us to snap photos during the event and of each award presentation. Photos will be available for you to view and download on our Flickr page beginning on Monday.



6pm – Doors open

6-7:00 pm – Opening Reception – view the winning work while you enjoy cocktails

7:00 pm – Dinner Served

8:00 pm – Awards Show Begins

9:30 pm – Projected finish for Awards Show

9:30-11 pm – Continue to celebrate your ADDY wins, view the winning work, and dance to the music of VJ Stretch


Forwarding Your Silver Winners

All Gold Winners are automatically forwarded to the District 7 competition with the forwarding fees paid by AAFN.  If you win a Silver ADDY Award, you will be contacted by AAF District 7 to see if you’d like your winner to be forwarded to the next level of competition.


Student Winners

As you look through the winning work, be sure to pay attention to our Student ADDY Winners, which will also be on display. We are proudly showcasing the work of our Student Best of Show, Judge's Choice, and Rising Star winners. The Student ADDY Awards were presented on Tuesday, February 25th at Play.


Winners Books

These will be available after all of the awards are presented.  Be sure to pick one (or several) up when you leave.  The books showcase all of this year's winners and were designed by Tim Templeton and printed by Jive! A Print Works Studio.



We are fortunate to have the support of some very generous sponsors this year. When you see them, please thank them for their contributions.


Gold Sponsors:

Athens Paper

JIVE! A Print Works Studio


Silver Sponsors:

Discovery Communications

Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South


DJ Sponsor:



Award Sponsors:


Southern Trophy House

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Past Events


March 27, 2020

Get the Job Virtual Conference

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Virtual Event

March 23, 2020

Working Hard From Home vs. Hardly Working From Home

11:30 am - 12:30 am @ Online Webinar

March 10, 2020

Women in Advertising Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:30 am @ Sambuca

February 29, 2020

55th Nashville Advertising Awards Gala

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ Music City Center

February 28, 2020

PANEL: Makin' That Bread

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ FoxFuel Creative

February 27, 2020

PANEL: Talent & Brand Partnerships

8:30 am - 9:30 am @ FlyteVu

February 25, 2020

Student ADDY Awards Celebration

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Play Dance Bar

February 23, 2020

February 4, 2020

Super Bowl Ad Breakdown

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ OBP (Paramore)

January 31, 2020

Student ADDY Entry Deadline

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ FoxFuel Creative

January 10, 2020

ADDY Entry Deadline

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020

December 19, 2019

Holiday Mixer

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Zehnder Communications

November 12, 2019

November Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ redpepper

October 22, 2019

Trivia Night

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Novatech

October 9, 2019

September 17, 2019

September Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

June 11, 2019

Ad Night with Burger King

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Zehnder Communications

May 14, 2019

May Luncheon: Freelance Like A Boss

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca