The 2019 NFL Draft is coming to Music City // April 25-27
After drafts in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas, Nashville is up next for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Here are the latest details:
NFL DRAFT STAGE
The main NFL Draft stage will be on First and Broadway. Draft picks on the main stage will take place evenings of April 25 (Thursday) and April 26 (Friday) and during the afternoon of April 27 (Saturday).
Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be host to Selection Square, which features the team tables where representatives from each club will make their Draft selections.
NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE
The NFL Draft Experience, a three-day football festival, will be held in the parking lots and areas surrounding Nissan Stadium.
The NFL Draft Red Carpet will take place on April 25 (Thursday) at The Green at Riverfront Park.
Concerts with “high level talent” are being planned for on the main stage on Broadway all three days (Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27), and on another stage across the Cumberland River. The performers will be announced at a later date.
Admission is free. There will be limited seating areas (and some VIP areas), but the idea is most fans can stand, and walk.
The NFL and the city are expecting crowds approaching 300,000 for the weekend in an area organizers are calling the largest festival footprint ever for an NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero will invite families and fans of all ages to enjoy a free admission, three-day football festival held surrounding Nissan Stadium. Fans can participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more.
The Draft Experience will include:
Autograph Stage with current NFL players and NFL Legends.
Interactive games, Play Football clinics, and PLAY 60 Zone for the smallest NFL fans.
Photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
NFL Shop at Draft with exclusive NFL merchandise.
Taste of Tailgate with Nashville restaurants and Bud Light Bars.
NFL Draft Experience stage with TBD artists.
The hours of operation for the NFL Draft Experience are as follows:
April 26 (Thursday): 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
April 27 (Friday): 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
April 28 (Saturday): 9 p.m. – 6 p.m.
More information will be announced in the coming months.