Founded in 1985 by Bart Butler, Rock Solid was the first entertainment security company in Nashville. It was during his time in college when Butler had the idea to integrate his security training with his work in the concert business.
Butler began working as a part-time security officer for Sound Seventy, which at that time was Nashville's premiere concert agency. He learned all aspects of the concert business from within and worked his way up through the ranks of the department. Butler was eventually placed in charge of security for the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam, an annual 12-hour music marathon that presented dozens of artists to a large audience. While working for Sound Seventy, he began formulating plans for his own security company.
Due to his trustworthy reputation with the agency, Butler's fledgling company landed an exclusive agreement with Sound Seventy in 1983 wherein he would provide security for all of their productions. Two years later, Rock Solid Security was established and by 1986, the company had expanded its services to include van and limousine transportation to and from events.
What we are today
Rock Solid Security has grown from a small company to one of the southeast's largest entertainment security companies. We employ experienced professionals, including former law enforcement officers and military personnel with diverse backgrounds and various training credentials, special operations operatives, and security personnel.
The hallmark of Rock Solid Security is the use of non-confrontational and unarmed methods of security and crowd control. Many of our employees are trained in the defensive martial art of Aikido. They are prepared to handle any situation in a decisive but non-threatening manner. Rock Solid Security is fully insured, licensed and bonded. We will patrol any venue to ensure that your events and premises under our watch are always safe and secure.
In addition, Rock Solid gives back to its hometown by annually volunteering for numerous benefits and charity events. Our guards donate man hours of service to projects like the United Cerebral Palsy, Rock for the Animals, Rock for Toys, DreamShip benefits, the Association for Retarded Citizens, the Harlan Howard Benefit for the Nashville Entertainment Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association, the Arthritis Foundation, Music City Blues Organization, Warm Souls Project, Cystic Fibrosis, and Outlook Nashville -- just to name a few.