Marathon Music Works

Originally built in the early 1900s, Marathon Music Works has been restored and adapted to produce a wide array of live music experiences and special events. The venue has hosted a wide range of artists from Garth Brooks to Chance The Rapper to EmmyLou Harris.

Conveniently located just 5 minutes from Downtown, Marathon Music Works is in Marathon Village, a creative community striving to preserve historic structures. The neighborhood is also home to Lightning 100, Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, Garage Coffee Company, Corsair Distillery, Bang Candy Company, and Antique Archeology.

Event faqs

William Colliers

The William Collier’s Room at Marathon Music Works is an ideal combination of rugged and refined. Once a part of the Marathon Motor Works manufactory, William Collier’s is rooted in history. The logo is the signature of Marathon Motor Cars chief engineer, William Collier, who was responsible for crafting luxurious automobiles a century ago. Embrace with industrial feel with the roll up windows and polished concrete floor. Take note of the custom touches that make this bar unlike any other.

Nashville and New York resident artist, James Willis, hand-sketched the bar top design from original Marathon Motor Car blueprints. The base of the bar itself is constructed from reclaimed wood salvaged from the factory. 

William Collier’s has multiple seating areas including high tops, couches and an outdoor patio. Enjoy a cocktail and dive into our whiskey list any day we have a concert, starting at an hour before doors and staying open during the show and post show. Additionally, William Collier’s is available to rent for private events. Click for more info. 

* You can not see the stage from this room or enter the venue through this room without first going through one of our main entrances.

* A ticket is not required to enter William Collier’s

Entrance Bar & Lounge

Starting an hour before doors open, enjoy a beer, cocktail, espresso or grilled cheese in our entrance bar & lounge at the front of the venue. Tickets are required to enter. You’ll have quick access to enter the venue from this room as well as ample seating before the show. This area is open for the entire show experience, so retreat here for a conversation or to snack on some of our food options throughout the show..

Box Office

Our Box Office and retail space is open Fridays 10am-4pm and two hours before door times on show days. In our Box Office you can:

  • Purchase tickets to future shows at Marathon Music Works or Exit/In
  • Pick up Will Call tickets
  • Purchase Exit/In and Marathon Music Works merchandise
  • Purchase exclusive screen prints from past shows

Host Your Event at Marathon Music Works


With a standing room capacity of 1,500 and over 14,000 sq. ft., Marathon can entertain parties of up to 600 in formal banquet seating, 750 in a theater arrangement, and 900 in cocktail functions. The versatile, open floor design is accented with exposed brick walls, a lofty steel beam ceiling, polished concrete bars, and metal chandeliers your guests will love.

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