Located at 221 5th Avenue North, the Woolworth building is a registered historic site as part of the Fifth Avenue Historic District in downtown Nashville. One of the original “five and dime” stores, F. W. Woolworth became the site of some of the first lunch counter sit-ins during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Nashville. The new Woolworth on 5th honors the history of this space by serving as a welcome table for all – an upbeat atmosphere with food, music, dancing that everyone can enjoy. Woolworth on 5th is where Nashville goes for song and dance. The basement level of the restaurant, known as the New Era Ballroom, hosts a variety of regular music and performance programming. Live music in the New Era Ballroom explores the sounds of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, with a lineup of genres ranging from soul to swing, to gospel, to jazz. Nashville’s first big band, the Downtown Dippers, resides as the house band at Woolworth on 5th to entertain on a monthly basis.