On Christmas morning, there was an intentional bombing/explosion on 2nd Avenue North in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The person responsible, who died in the explosion, has been identified, but the FBI, Metro Nashville Police Department, and the ATF continue to investigate motive. During this investigation, areas of downtown Nashville have been closed, temporarily displacing residents and closing businesses.
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from people all over the world. Many have asked how to help, so we are collecting donations for impacted residents as well as businesses and their employees.
Thank you so much for everything you give to our great city. We are #NashvilleStrong and we will get through this together.
If you have any information concerning this incident or the person responsible, please contact the FBI's Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at fbi.gov/nashville.
In 2006, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp created Music City Inc., a 501(c)(3) foundation to enhance its programs, providing more education, training, and research benefiting Nashville citizens, the workforce of its hospitality industry, and visitors to Music City. Officially named Music City, Inc., the foundation launched the Music City Walk of Fame project in November 2006.