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Preds Party in the Park 2018

Hockey fans can hit downtown Nashville to support the Predators 2018 run for the Stanley Cup!

Let’s Go, PREDS!

Our Nashville Predators are back in the playoffs, and so are the parties! Preds fans again get to join fellow Smashvillians to cheer on the Nashville Predators during the Preds Party in the Park outdoor viewing parties, kicking off this Thursday, April 12 for Game 1 of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Viewing parties for home games for Round 1 take place at Music City Walk of Fame Park, located adjacent to Bridgestone Arena on Fifth Avenue South. Free and open to the public, the park opens three hours prior to game time. A giant screen will broadcast the game feed.

Prior to the game, a DJ will be on site to entertain fans. Food trucks and hot dog vendors will be at the park, and you can buy water, sodas, beer and Preds merchandise as well.

“We know from last year’s playoff run that Preds fans want to be near the excitement of Bridgestone Arena even if they don’t have ticket to be inside during home games,” says Butch Spyridon, president/CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “The spirit of fans really came through last year, and this is all about providing an outlet for them to watch together and celebrate their team,” he adds.


GAME 1: Thursday, April 12 at 8:30 p.m. Predators vs Avalanche. Party in the Park starts at 5:30 p.m.

GAME 2: Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Predators vs. Avalanche. Party in the Park starts at 11 a.m.

GAME 5 (if necessary): Friday, April 20 at TBD

GAME 7 (if necessary): Tuesday, April 24 at TBD


• Collapsible chairs with seat no more than 3′ high
• Small bags with maximum measurement of 16″ x 10″ x 4″
• Blankets and ground tarps 6′ x 8′ or less
• Handheld, personal-sized umbrellas (up to 36″)
• Personal cameras
• Signs with no poles or sticks


• Guns, knives, other weapons or dangerous devices of any kind
• Backpacks/luggage
• Coolers
• Outside alcoholic beverages
• Illegal substances, drugs or drug paraphernalia
• Fireworks
• Laser pointers
• Pets (except service animals)
• Drones or other remote-controlled aerial or ground-based devices
• Unauthorized vending, sales, sampling, flyers, soliticiation
• Wagons or pull-carts
• Unauthorized personal transport devices (bikes, roller blades, skateboards, segways, etc.)
• Pop-up tents
• Noisemakers
• Beach or pole-style umbrellas
• Performances or demonstrations
• Amplification devices, including handheld megaphones
• Audio recorders or video cameras
• Large chains or spiked jewelry
• Professional grade radios or walkie-talkies
• Aerosol containers


The Nashville Convention & Visitor Corp hosts and produces the Party in the Park events. Get the full list of house rules and all updates at throughout the playoff run.


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