I am looking at a couple of hotel options for the George Jones concert in Nov. at the Bridgestone arena. I have stayed at a couple of downtown hotels but not in a couple of years. We are only driving up for the concert and spending Friday night. Will have to head back home on Saturday. Would it be cheaper to stay out toward Vanderbilt or go ahead and pay the $200+ dollars for immediate area. It appears my options right now are Doubletree, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express. Should I wait closer to concert date to make reservations? I would appreciate any helpful information!