With a name like the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, you know there’ll be music during BOWL Week, and this year will not disappoint. We have a full week of live entertainment to meet everyone’s tastes.
Join us December 29 for MusicFest and Battle of the Bands, the ultimate party atmosphere downtown the night before the game. Thousands of fans will converge on world-famous Broadway (corner of 1st and Broadway) for the outdoor party featuring the Pride of the ACC and the Pride of the Southland marching bands and cheerleaders.
The night kicks off with America’s Favorite Country Rockin’ Band Little Texas. The band will perform a FREE concert starting at 5 p.m. Following Little Texas, the Pride of the ACC and the Pride of the Southland will face off and fill the downtown streets with big band music. Don’t miss this rockin’ good time as both bands meet at Court of Flags at 1st and Broadway.
Keep the party rollin’ by visiting the multiple venues that will open their doors to Bowl fans to enjoy more live music. Show your Bowl Patchand receive special fan discounts at participating Patch Partner locations. The Jack Daniels Experience will be available for fans from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Zac Brown Band will be performing at Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m. Tickets for Zac Brown are $25 and are available at the Bridgestone Arena box office or through Ticketmaster.
Come back downtown on gameday to hear more music and to get fired up for the game. The Jack Daniels Experience will be back from noon to 5 p.m. Starting at 1:45 p.m. at the Court of Flags, the Pride of the ACC will host a pep rally for Tar Heel fans. Then at 2:30 p.m., the Pride of the Southland will host a pep rally for Vols fans. At 3 p.m., Tim Akers and The Smoking Section will take the stage for a free pre-game concert.
The music keeps playing at LP Field with live music at every entrance of LP Field. You can’t forget about “God Bless America” and “The National Anthem” which will be sung byAshton Shepherd and Trace Adkins, respectively.
The week ends with a bang with Music City’s Bash on Broadway New Year’s Eve. This free concert starts at 7 p.m. and runs until the guitar drops at midnight. It’s back at the Court of Flags and will feature performances by Will Hoge, Damien Horne, Heidi Newfield, and headliner Phil Vassar.
Don’t miss out on a great week of fun in Music City, an experience you won’t soon forget.
See our full list of BOWL Week Events here.