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April 22, 2024

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SEC Party in the Park at Walk of Fame Park

The free event on March 15-16 includes live music, games, screen to view the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament and a performance from headliner Phil Vassar.

SEC Party in the Park will be held on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16 as a free fan activation with live music, food trucks, family-friendly games and a video screen to watch the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament taking place next door at Bridgestone Arena. The free SEC Party in the Park will kick off at 10 a.m. both days and is a new joint initiative of the NCVC and the Southeastern Conference.

“The SEC Party in the Park will be a great gathering spot for fans to meet up before, after and in between games, as well as a family-friendly place for locals and visitors who don’t have game tickets to be part of the tournament atmosphere and cheer on their favorite SEC teams,” said NCVC President and CEO Deana Ivey. “We look forward to bringing live local music to the basketball tournament in a way that only Music City knows how to deliver.”

Singer-songwriter Phil Vassar will headline SEC Party in the Park with a free performance from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Music City Walk of Fame Park. The fan festival will include a video screen to watch the tournament games, food trucks and cornhole games. The Fieldhouse Bar will offer cold beer, and phone charging stations will be available. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and collapsible chairs, but no coolers, backpacks or pop-up tents. The SEC will host SEC Fan Fare on the plaza at Bridgestone Arena and a section of Rep. John Lewis Way south of Broadway with fan-friendly activities.

This is the 12th year for Nashville to host the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, dating back to 2001. The tournament kicks off with a 6 p.m. game on Wednesday, March 13, and runs to Sunday, March 17, when the championship game is played at 12 p.m. The full Men’s Tournament schedule is available here.

The Music City Walk of Fame Park stage lineup will include DJs and local musicians representing diverse genres. DJs will perform between games and set changes. All times Central Time. 

SEC Party in the Park Schedule

Friday, March 15

  • 10 a.m.                                    Music City Walk of Fame Park Event Site Opens
  • 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.               DJ Jason Eskridge
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Les Kerr & The Bayou Band
  • 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                 Watch Party for Games 7 and 8
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.                   Joe West Band
  • 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.                 Watch Party for Games 9 and 10
  • 10:30 p.m.                               Park Activities Conclude

Saturday, March 16

  • 10 a.m.                                    Music City Walk of Fame Park Event Site Opens
  • 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.               DJ Coach
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.               The Magi
  • 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                 Watch Party for Games 11 and 12
  • 4:30 p.m. –5:40 p.m.               Small Time Rock Stars
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                   Phil Vassar
  • 7:30 p.m.                                 Park Activities Conclude

Food trucks will include Chick-fil-A, Pie Town Tacos and The Tennessee Cobbler Co., along with a Daddy’s Dog kiosk. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at The Fieldhouse Bar.

Rep. John Lewis Way from Demonbreun to Broadway will be closed for the events. See the full list of Road Closures associated with the event.

More event details are at visitmusiccity.com/events/sec-basketball-tournament/party-in-park

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.