Music City will be the proud host of the National Football League (NFL) Draft, kicking off the NFL’s 100th season! Running from the 25th – 27th April 2019, the Draft is undoubtedly one of America’s most anticipated sporting events of the year. The annual draft sees leading and up-and-coming players await their selection on one of the NFL’s 32 national teams for the season ahead.
Nashville Mayor David Briley commented “The NFL draft will be one of the biggest sports events in the history of Tennessee…we look forward to showing off our city and our unrivalled music scene to all who attend.”
True to the spirit of the city, music will feature heavily in the agenda, with top Nashville artists performing throughout the 84th annual Draft weekend!
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) have announced the Draft venues across the city, with a plethora of activities in locations including Nashville’s bustling Downtown streets and Nissan Stadium, which is home to the NFL Tennessee Titans.
Matt Shapiro, NFL Vice President/Events stated, “It will be the most energetic draft environment that we’ve ever had…the energy Downtown Nashville already brings on every single day of the week, and how the draft will help amplify that, is really exciting.”
What you need to know:
- MAIN STAGE ON THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE – The main stage will take to the streets of Downtown Nashville on Lower Broadway and First Avenue. This will be free and open to the public to view all Draft selections and A-list concerts (artists are to be announced in the coming weeks), set among the famous live music Honky Tonks
Draft picks on the main stage will take place on:
– Thursday 25th April (evening)
– Friday 26th April (evening)
– Saturday 27th April (afternoon)
- NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL – Presented by by Oikos® Triple Zero, families and fans of all ages will be able to enjoy free admission to the three-day football festival held at the Nissan Stadium. Representing the largest festival footprint ever created by the NFL, fans can participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more. Experience real Nashville flavours at a ‘Taste of Tailgate’ and the NFL Draft Music Stage hosting Nashville based artists of all genres
- SELECTION SQUARE – Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be host to Selection Square, which features the team tables where representatives from each club will make their Draft selections
- NFL DRAFT RED CARPET – The NFL Draft Red Carpet will take place on Thursday 25th April at The Green at Riverfront Park. Spot your favourite players dressed to the nines as they prepare for the Draft
- MEET NFL PLAYERS – The Nissan Stadium, backdrop to the NFL Draft Experience Festival, has been home to the Tennessee Titans NFL team for more than 20 years. Meet Titans legends and many more current NFL players at autograph meet and greets on the NFL Draft Experience Stage
- ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE – Download the NFL Draft app for updates on events and major announcements. Nashville’s Draft Week Experience is now available and can be booked here
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