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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Nashville

Stake out your spot to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Written By:  Anna Kate Read

Photographers:  Supplied

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will make its way across the country on Monday, August 21. Lucky for us, Nashville is the largest city in its path. Parks and rooftop patios around town prepare with festivals, viewings parties, and even a paddleboarding adventure on Percy Priest Lake.

Acme VIP Eclipse Viewing

Acme Feed & Seed — 101 Broadway
• Exclusive rooftop access, featuring tunes from DJ Evido, an education emcee, a lunch buffet, drink specials, a swag bag including special eclipse viewing glasses, and a commemorative poster
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. $200
theacmenashville.com

Eclipse Champagne Brunch

Union Station Hotel Nashville — 1001 Broadway
• A buffet of Southern brunch favorites, bottomless champagne, live music, and specialty eclipse viewing glasses
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $30 - $65
unionstationhotelnashville.com

Eclipse Viewing Party

City Winery — 609 Lafayette St
• Two second-story patios with one of the best views of the Nashville skyline, plus a glass of champagne to toast the event and a pair of eclipse viewing glasses
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. $15
citywinery.com

Eclipse VIP Party

The George Jones — 128 2nd Ave N
• Exclusive rooftop access, live music, a limited edition Nashville "No Show" Eclipse tee, Blue Moon drink specials (guests 21+ only), free access to the world-famous George Jones Museum all day, eclipse glasses to ensure a safe viewing experience, contests, giveaways, and more
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $200
eventbrite.com

Great American Solar Eclipse

Warby Parker — 1207 Villa Pl
• Starting August 1, stop by any Warby Parker store and pick a pair of free eclipse glasses; then, join Warby Parker on the big day for a celebration to eclipse all others
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Free
warbyparker.com/solar-eclipse

Italian Lights Festival

Bicentennial Mall — 600 James Robertson Pkwy
Official NASA Viewing Party
• Monday's eclipse will be the highlight of this four-day festival, featuring Italy's best music, arts, food, and wine from August 18 - 21
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free
italianlights.org/music-city-eclipse

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Music City Solar Eclipse

Adventure Science Center — 800 Fort Negley Blvd
Official NASA Viewing Party
• NASA Scientists, explorations into science and technology, fun activities and games with local organizations, live music, prizes, and local food trucks; tickets include solar viewing glasses for all and t-shirts for kids
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free for outdoors; $29 - $49 for inside
adventuresci.org/eclipsefest

Nashville Sounds Solar Eclipse

First Tennessee Park — 19 Jr Gilliam Way
• Music from the Nashville Symphony, science demonstrations with fun, hands-on activities from the Adventure Science Center, total solar eclipse viewing, and a separate Sounds baseball game to follow
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. $5 - $25
milb.com

Solar Eclipse 2017 Watch Party

L27 Rooftop Bar — 807 Clark Pl
• Enjoy live entertainment, complimentary solar glasses for viewing, beverages (including a specialty cocktail), and a la carte food menu items available to purchase at Music City's highest rooftop bar
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free (space allowing; hotel guests get priority)
l27nashville.com

Solar Eclipse Paddle

Paddle Up Nashville — 525 Basswood Ave
• Once-in-a-lifetime, three-hour solar eclipse paddle
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $60
paddleupnashville.com

Solar Eclipse Party

TailGate Beer — 7300 Charlotte Pk
• A family-friendly outdoor area with craft beer and pizza available to purchase
12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free
facebook.com

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Cheekwood — 1200 Forrest Park Dr
• Half-priced admission, plus live music, food trucks, cash bars, and protective eyewear
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $6 - $10
cheekwood.org

Total Eclipse Plaza Party

Grand Ole Opry — 2804 Opryland Dr
• Live music on the Plaza stage, commemorative gifts and eclipse glasses, and an array of themed food and drink, including BBQ and specialty eclipse cocktails
11 a.m. Free
opry.com

Turn UP! As the Sun Goes Down

Up, A Rooftop Lounge — 901 Division St
• Energetic live music, a complimentary beverage, all-you-can-eat gourmet brunch prepared by Chef John, a bag of custom-designed gifts, and a champagne toast as the moon passes the sun
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $100
eventbrite.com

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