WATCHING THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN NASHVILLE
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Partial eclipse begins: 11:58 a.m. CDT
Start of totality: 1:27 p.m. CDT
Total eclipse duration: 1 minute 55 seconds
End of totality: 1:29 p.m. CDT
Partial eclipse ends: 2:54 p.m. CDT
PUBLIC VIEWING LOCATIONS
for the music city solar eclipse
Nashville attractions in path of totality:
- Mayor's Viewing Party at First Tennessee Park
- Adventure Science Center
- Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
- The Bridge Building
- Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
- Dave & Buster's Music City Eclipse Watch Party
- Fontanel Nashville
- General Jackson Showboat
- The George Jones
- Grand Ole Opry
Metro Nashville Parks in path of totality:
- Beaman Park
- Bells Bend
- Cedar Hill Park
- Edwin and Percy Warner
- Fort Negley
- Hadley Park
- Peeler Park
- Shelby Bottoms
Tennessee State Parks in path of totality:
- Bledsoe Creek
- Burgess Falls
- Cedars of Lebanon
- Cumberland Mountain
- Edgar Evans
- Fall Creek Falls
- Radnor Lake
- Rock Island
- Standing Stone
Special viewing Events for the Music City Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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 4:05pm. More info.
August 19-21, 2017 @ 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. See more.
August 18-21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 20-21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. See more.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. See more.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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 11am to 4pm the day of event and offer half-price admission to all. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ Fontanel Nashville
Fontanel Nashville will host a Back Porch View Party complete with a DJ, food trucks, lawn games, free viewing glasses, and more. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ General Jackson Showboat
Check out the Music City Solar Eclipse on Nashville's General Jackson Showboat. Boarding will begin at 11:15am, depature at 12pm, and you will return at 2:30pm. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway
The Mount Juliet Parks & Recreation Department is offering fun field day activities, inflatables, and more. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ Nashville Paddle Company
View the Total Solar Eclipse from the water with Nashville Paddle Company. Now accepting reservations. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ Nashville Zoo
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is allowing their guests to record the animals' behavior during the solar eclipse. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ Sumner County
Places throughout Sumner County, just north of Nashville, will be celebrating during the eclipse. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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 segement 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ Tennessee State Parks
A lot of the parks around Tennessee will be hosting viewing parties. You can see a list of events at: More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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. More info.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ Wilson County Fair
The Wilson County Fair will be taking place not too far from Downtown Nashville on August 21. There will be rides, exhibits, and more. More info.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.
Map of places to watch the Music City Solar Eclipse
Points marked blue are the Metro Nashville Parks and points marked red are Nashville attractions.