Nashville, Tennessee: Microphone Bicycle Rack (Gone)

Music Row public art of a giant, old fashioned microphone was installed in 2010. Bikes can be parked in its curly cord. Removed in 2022; replaced with an electric bicycle charging rack.

Directions:
Demonbruen St. and Music Row on the outside of the roundabout.
Status:
Gone

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Microphone

It looks like the microphone is gone now.

[Debra Jane Seltzer, 12/04/2022]

The microphone's curly cord served as a bike rack. Now the location is a parking spot for electric bicycles, which require a special charging rack. Apparently peddle bicycles have become as dated as the old microphone.

Microphone bike rack.

Microphone Bicycle Rack

If you enjoy visiting the destinations presented on RoadsideAmerica.com, this is the first of a trifecta within 100 yards of each other. The microphone bike rack, Musica statue and Owen Bradley piano sculpture are around the roundabout.

Be careful crossing the streets in the area. The Nashvillians still haven't mastered the intricacies of the roundabout after all these years.

[Darren And Donna, 07/07/2014]

Microphone.

Microphone Bicycle Rack

Located on the outside of the "Musica" round-about is a giant microphone that appears to double as a bike rack, and a life-size bronze sculpture of Owen Bradley sitting at a piano. Bradley built the first music business on Nashville's now-famous Music Row. He became an architect of the Nashville Sound through his work with country hit makers Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee and Kitty Wells.

[Salty, 06/16/2011]

Installed in 2010 and created by artists Franne Lee, Keith Harmon and Mac Hill, "Microphone Rack" is intended for parking bicycles. A number of other conceptual bike racks were placed around the city at the same time. The lifesized Owen Bradley at piano sculpture dates from 1999 by sculptor Gary Ernest Smith.


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