CHEEKWOOD TO HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY
Half-Price Admission Offered for Rare Celestial Phenomenon
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cheekwood will host a viewing party for the solar eclipse that will occur on Monday, August 21. The rare celestial event is the first total solar eclipse to sweep the United States in 99 years, with Nashville serving as the largest U.S. city in its path. Typically closed to the public on Mondays, Cheekwood will open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to host the event and will offer half-price admission. The eclipse is set to occur at 1:25 p.m.
“We are thrilled to be hosting a viewing party for this extremely rare natural phenomenon,” said Nathalie Lavine, director of education and public programs for Cheekwood. “As one of the most beautiful outdoor settings in Nashville, we hope both locals and tourists alike will come out and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience with us.”
The viewing party will feature special programming and featured entertainment, including food trucks, cash bars and live music. Cheekwood will also be offering protective eyewear for guests’ viewing.
Stay tuned for further details of the solar eclipse viewing party at Cheekwood at cheekwood.org.
Cheekwood’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Party is supported by First Tennessee Bank.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family who amassed their fortune through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens, a woodland sculpture trail, an 8,000-piece permanent art collection, and Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries. Over 225,000 visitors come to Cheekwood annually for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages. A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 8 miles west of downtown Nashville. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 615.356.8000 or visit cheekwood.org.