Schedule & Overview of
2014 BOWL Week
Special Events
Event days, times, and details are subject to change
All times CST

Please note: Many of the events listed below require invitations. Invitations to many of these events (the Franklin American Mortgage Coaches Luncheon, the Adams & Reese Battle of the Bands and MusicFest VIP Party, and the Pregame Tailgate party) are included in our VIP Ticket Packages. Please click here to learn more about these packages!

Central Standard Time

Saturday, December 27th

  • 7:00pm- 10:00pm            Official Bowl Welcome Party – General Jackson Showboat – Opry Mills & Hard Rock Café-Reverb Room (Post Welcome Party Reception)

Sunday, December 28th

  • 11:30am –3:30pm            Wives Event – Bluebird Café, Shopping/Green Hills Mall
  • 12:00pm-3:30pm            Players Party- Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
  • 5:45pm – 9:00pm            SunTrust VIP Dinner – Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Monday, December 29th

  • 11:30am-1:00pm             Franklin American Mortgage Coaches Lunch –  Wildhorse Saloon
  • 1:30- 2:30pm                   Joint Head Coaches Press Conference – LP  Field  *media only
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm             Kid’s Event – Adventure Science Center
  • 4:00pm- 4:45pm              Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl 2nd Annual Hot Chicken Eating World Championships in conjunction with All Pro Eating-1st Ave. and Broadway
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm                         Battle of the Bands Featuring- TBD
    • 1st/2nd Ave. & Broadway- Downtown
    • VIP Party –  Hardrock Café – Parking Lot/  1st floor  (3:30pm-7pm)

Tuesday, December 30th (tentative times)

  • 10:15am-10:45am      ACC/Big Ten Pep Rally- 1st Avenue/Broadway (tentative)
  • 11:00am-11:30am      SEC Pep Rally- 1st Avenue/Broadway (tentative)
  • 11:30am-1:30pm       Pregame Tailgate Reception – LP Field,  South Endzone area
  • 11:45am-1:30pm        Pregame Concert at 1st Ave. and Broadway
  • 2:00pm                        Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl-LP Field

For more events and other attractions visit Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Event Descriptions:

Pre-game Tailgate Party 

11:30am    South Endzone, LP Field (southeast endzone)

Experience an incredible tailgating event a few hours prior to the Bowl. Exclusively for Bowl sponsors, premium ticket package purchasers, and other VIP’s. The Tailgate Party includes food & beverages and live entertainment. Perfect for entertaining customers or having fun with friends & family, the event opens its doors at 11:30am until kick-off. Invitations are required.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

2:00pm    LP Field  

The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is one of the hottest post-season Bowl games in America with the SEC, ACC, and Big Ten Conferences set to square off in Music City at LP Field on Tuesday, December 30 at 2:00pm CST. Broadcast live on ESPN and locally on 102.5 The Game, the Bowl is Nashville’s Holiday Tradition.

MusicFest & Battle of the Bands       

5:00pm     Downtown Nashville, 1st Avenue & Broadway

Nashville’s calling card is music. From country to rock to bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Music City is home to some of the best musicians and entertainment in the world. MusicFest is the ultimate party atmosphere downtown the night before the game. Thousands of fans will converge on world-famous 2nd Avenue (corner of 2nd & Broadway) for the outdoor party featuring SEC & ACC bands and cheerleaders. A FREE concert will take place prior to the Battle of the Bands beginning at 5pm. Multiple venues will open their doors to Bowl fans for a memorable downtown event where various genres of live music will play. Show your Bowl Patch (Patches available via and receive special Fan discounts at participating Patch Partner locations. Admission is FREE! The event is from 5 – 7pm.  Open to the general public. The Jack Daniels Experience will be available for fans from 4 – 8pm.


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