Nashville prepares for Music City Bowl, Bash on Broadway

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Next week Texas A & M and Louisville will face off against each other in Nashville’s Music City Bowl, and more than 100,000 revelers are expected downtown for the New Year’s Eve Bash.

Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium parking lots will open at Noon on Dec. 30 for those with parking passes.  Overnight parking will not be allowed at the stadium on December 29.

The stadium gates will open at 4 p.m., and kickoff is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.     

Downtown parking information can be found here.

Gray Line of Tennessee will be operating park and ride shuttle bus service to the game beginning at 4 p.m. from Greer Stadium, located south of downtown at 534 Chestnut Street, and from the Renaissance Hotel at 611 Commerce Street downtown.  The cost for both of these services, which will run continuously up until game time, is $15 per person roundtrip.

The Woodland Street Bridge will remain open to vehicles on Dec. 30.

The NFL’s bag policy will be in place for the game. Click here for more on the restrictions. 

A Battle of the Bands competition, featuring bands from Texas A & M and Louisville, will take place at the intersection of Broadway and 1st Avenue at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29.

Country music stars Big & Rich will also perform.

The music will be preceded by the Hot Chicken Eating World Championship at 4 p.m.

The following street closures will be in effect on Sunday beginning at 6 a.m. and will continue through Friday for the New Year’s Eve Bash:

  • 1st Avenue from Church to Demonbreun Streets
  • Broadway from 1st to 3rd Avenues

Music City’s Bash on Broadway

Several roads in Nashville will be closed for the bash:

  • Broadway from 3rd to 4th Avenues (at 6 a.m. Monday)
  • Broadway from 5th to 6th Avenues ( at 6 a.m. Tuesday)
  • 1st Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street (6 a.m. Tuesday)
  • 2nd Avenue from Demonbreun to Church Streets (6 a.m. Tuesday)
  • 3rd Avenue from Demonbreun to Commerce Streets (6 a.m. Tuesday)
  • Molloy Street from 1st to 2nd Avenues (6 a.m. Tuesday)
  • Broadway from 7th to 8th Avenues (7 a.m. Thursday)
  • 7th Avenue from Demonbreun to Commerce Street (7 a.m. Thursday)
  • Commerce Street from 2nd to 3rd Avenues (7 a.m. Thursday)
  • Bank Street from 1st to 2nd Avenues (7 a.m. Thursday)
  • Church Street from 1st to 2nd Avenues (7 a.m. Thursday)
  • Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (11:30 p.m. Thursday for fireworks show)

Metro officers will be on hand to help get drivers on the road early Friday morning based on parking areas:

  • Persons parking south of Broadway will travel south on 4th Avenue or West on Demonbreun Street.
  • Persons parking at Nissan Stadium will travel east on Woodland Street, east on Shelby Street or onto Interstate Drive.
  • Persons parking north of Broadway will travel west on Broadway, Charlotte Avenue or Church Street.
  • Persons parking in the area of PSC Metals in lower East Nashville will travel south of Davidson Street, S. 5th Street or further into East Nashville.

Click here for a map from the city of Nashville to show the closures.

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