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AUGUST 19 – 20
MUSIC CITY SOLAR ECLIPSE FESTIVAL

OUTDOORS (FREE)

  • Over 800 different hands-on science, technology, art and music booths by local and national exhibitors
  • Main stage music performances
  • Smaller demo stages for science shows and experiments
  • High altitude balloon launches
  • Bouncy houses
  • A walking, talking 9-foot robot
  • Food trucks
  • Games and prizes
  • Cooling tents
  • & MORE!

INDOORS (Ticket purchase required)

  • Be among the first to experience our new Virtual Reality installation developed in partnership with local BlackBox Simulations
  • Access to all the Science Center’s exhibitions, including the latest traveling exhibition Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters
  • 45-60 minute talks with incredible scientists and experts with the opportunity for a Q&A after
  • Special activities and demonstrations that focus on eclipses and natural disasters
  • A showing of ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed in the Sudekum Planetarium
  • Safe solar viewing glasses for all ticket holders
  • Souvenir t-shirts for the kids!

For more information visit http://www.adventuresci.org/eclipsefest.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21
MUSIC CITY SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY

OUTDOORS (FREE)

  • Huge LED screen broadcasting NASA footage of the eclipse
  • Main stage music performances
  • Safe solar telescope viewing stations with Celestron
  • Bouncy houses
  • Food trucks
  • Cooling tents
  • A chance to view the eclipse (safely) at Nashville’s premier science center!

CLICK HERE for more information!

MONDAY, AUGUST 21
FONTANEL NASHVILLE

102.9 The Buzz’ sQueeGee will be broadcasting live at the Fontanel Nashville. ¬†Back Porch View Party complete with a DJ, food trucks, lawn games, free viewing glasses, and more.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21
12:30 PM – 3 PM
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Bring your sunscreen, viewing glasses (CE/ISO recommended), bug spray, chair or blanket! Lemonade and water will be provided.

2905 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Mt. Juliet, TN 27122. For more information call the church office at 615-754-6034.

AUGUST 19-21
ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

The Adventure Science Center will host the Music City Eclipse Science & Technology Festival featuring three days of fun activities, exhibitors, live science demonstrations, food, music, and more.

AUGUST 18-21
ITALIAN LIGHTS FESTIVAL

Each year, Nashville brings back the traditions of the old country during Nashville’s Italian Lights festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Typically, the festival takes places over three days where you may enjoy food, wine, live music, and good wholesome fun in Music City. This year, they extended the fun to include the eclipse.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20-21
GRAND OLE OPRY

The Grand Ole Opry has scheduled two days of fun for the Music City Solar Eclipse. Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wyonna, and Charles Esten are set to perform the Opry stage on August 20. The next day, they will have a free Total Eclipse Plaza Party featuring live music, commemorative gifts, and more.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

FIRST TENNESSEE PARK

Mayor Megan Barry is hosting a viewing party for the Music City Solar Eclipse at First Tennessee Park. Guests will be able to enjoy music from the Nashville Symphony, science demonstrations, and more. Plus, the Nashville Sounds will play the Iowa Cubs after the eclipse at 4:05 pm.

ACME FEED & SEED

View the Music City Solar Eclipse from the rooftop of Acme Feed & Seed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. DJ Evido will spin tracks before and after the once-in-a-lifetime event. Plus, they will have an educated emcee explaining to guests what they are seeing.

ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE: HOME OF THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is welcoming all to take part in their Eclipse Tailgate. Vehicles will be able to park on the fields in front of The Hermitage’s entrance gate offering a beautiful setting before and after the Music City Solar Eclipse. The first 2,000 guests will receive a free pair of solar eclipse glasses.

THE BRIDGE BUILDING

The Bridge Building overlooks the bank of the Cumberland River offering a perfect place to view the Music City Solar Eclipse. The viewing party is free to attend and they will have a cash bar, solar glasses, and concessions.

CHEEKWOOD ESTATE & GARDENS

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, one of Nashville’s beloved attractions, is hosting their own viewing party during the Music City Solar Eclipse. They will be open from 11 am to 4 pm the day of event and offer half-price admission to all.

DAVE & BUSTER’S

For $25, you can enjoy a lunch buffet, $10 game card, unlimited video play, & souvenir eclipse viewing glasses at Dave & Buster’s in Nashville. Plus, they will be giving away door prizes.

GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT

Check out the Music City Solar Eclipse on Nashville’s General Jackson Showboat. Boarding will begin at 11:15 am, departure at 12 pm, and you will return at 2:30 pm.

THE GEORGE JONES

The George Jones is offering a party The Possum would love. Head on over for contests, eclipse viewing glasses, contests, giveaways, and more.

HADLEY PARK

Many organizations including the Tennessee Activist Coalition, Nashville Peace & Justice, and New Earth Matters TN are coming together to provide a community celebration at Hadley Park for the Music City Solar Eclipse.

HOLIDAY INN NASHVILLE-VANDERBILT

Learn about space, meet scholastic characters, and receive a pair of viewing glasses at Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt’s Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party.

KIMPTON AERTSON HOTEL

Physics and Astronomy Professor Michael Richmond of Rochester Institute of Technology will be at the Kimpton Aertson Hotel to walk you through what you will see during the Music City Solar Eclipse, how to view it safely, and a brief Q&A session.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM

The Lane Motor Museum will be offering 1/2 priced admission for adults 18+ all day AND the first 150 guests will get a pair of free eclipse glasses that can be used to watch the total solar eclipse.

NASHVILLE PADDLE COMPANY

View the Total Solar Eclipse from the water with Nashville Paddle Company. Now accepting reservations.

NASHVILLE ZOO

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is allowing their guests to record the animals’ behavior during the solar eclipse.

PONTOON SALOON

Travel on Nashville’s only honky tonk on water, the Pontoon Saloon. On August 21, they will have a special public cruise for 3 hours.

RIVER QUEEN VOYAGES

Kayak to Downtown Nashville where you can see the Music City Solar Eclipse on the Cumberland River thanks to River Queen Voyages. Each patron will receive a refreshing beverage, glasses, snack, and more.

SMITH & LENTZ BREWING

Nashville craft beer creators, Smith & Lentz Brewing, is hosting their own viewing party on their patio. For the occasion, they will show the movie Wizard of Oz synced to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

SUMNER COUNTY

Places throughout Sumner County, just north of Nashville, will be celebrating during the eclipse.

A TRIBUTE TO THE KING: THROUGH THE YEARS 1953-1977

A Tribute to the King: Through the Years 1953-1977 musical showcases the life and career of Elvis Presley from 1953 to 1977 through 30 songs and 5 costume changes. On August 21, they will add a special Sun Records segment to the show which will occur after the Music City Solar Eclipse. Every person who purchases a ticket to the show will receive a pair of glasses for free. Head on over, get tickets, watch the solar eclipse, and come back to see a great show in Nashville.

TENNESSEE STATE PARKS

A lot of the parks around Tennessee will be hosting viewing parties.

TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

Families will love to venture to Trevecca Nazarene University for SolarFest. The students and faculty will be around during the festival to teach eager minds about the science behind the eclipse. Plus, there will be food trucks, fun games, and live music.

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