Nashville Sounds to host Opening Day festivities on Thursday

(Courtesy: Nashville Sounds)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville Sounds are hosting Opening Day festivities on Thursday at First Tennessee Park.

“We have a memorable night planned for our dedicated fans with a number of special events before, during and after Thursday’s game,” said General Manager Garry Arthur.

The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the Sounds will take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers at 6:20 p.m. Mayor Megan Barry is throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

The national anthem will be sung by Evan McKeel, who was a contestant on “The Voice.”

While he sings, the Sounds will honor our servicemen and women with more than 100 soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division unfurling the American flag across the entire outfield of First Tennessee Park.

According to the Sounds, a surprise in-game tradition will be unveiled during the middle of the fifth inning, a tradition that will continue during all 72 home games.

There will also be a fireworks show after Thursday night’s game to begin the 2016 season.

And upon exiting the ballpark, the first 10,000 fans will receive a special ballpark aerial photo taken that night from above First Tennessee Park.

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